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Carnival Valor delivers classic Carnival cruising: a lively crowd that enjoys the multiple bars, big buffets, dance club, deck parties and casino. And in true Carnival fashion, the 2,974-passenger vessel's ...
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SamuraiCruiser
Member Since 2006
13 reviews
13 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My 124th Lifetime cruise! 46th Carnival Cruise.2nd time on the Valor. Drove to Port Canaveral Saturday morning. Arrived on-site parking garage at 11 AM. $120 prepaid on credit card (they no longer charge at the end of the cruise). ... Read more
jcruzr
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I cruised with my family on the Valor in Nov. 2015 over the Thanksgiving Holiday and had a great time. We had a Grand Suite on Deck 7 our cabin steward Philip was very attentive and made sure we were cared for regularly. We enjoyed our ... Read more
cbrus
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 2nd Carnival Cruise (4th overall - with others being Disney) and we went with a group of friends. Our last Carnival cruise ship (2012 - 5 night Western Caribbean) was the Carnival Legend and honestly I didn't find this ship to ... Read more
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Momattie
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
This is a cruise ship for the masses. At almost 3000 passengers I would have to expect some sacrifices on a quality product. The two major items I look for in a cruise are the cabin and the food. Carnival gets a mixed bag on both. The ... Read more
kirkieman49
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I really haven't had a bad cruise, but let me say this ship was the most confusing cruise ship I've ever sailed on. I was on 7 aft and when I took the closest elevator to get to 3 mid you had to walk through the Lincoln dining room to get ... Read more

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pattycake5410
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I was the group leader of 22. First and foremost - the ship exceeded our expectations. After following the reviews I was not certain we had made the right choice but even though it is an older ship, it was clean and well cared for. My ... Read more
elasticed
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was our 7th cruise with Carnival, our first on the Valor. Over the years there has been a slight downtick in quality each trip, but nothing like the past 18 months. First the good. The ship was well maintained and clean, easy to ... Read more
SHayesShip
Member Since 2000
3 reviews
1,689 forum post
0 helpful votes
My mom, Elizabeth M. Hayes passed away on March 21, 2015 at the age of 87. She had asked to be buried at sea. Before her passing we had made arrangements with the Neptune Society for processing of her ashes and they would also handle ... Read more
seymourandeve
Member Since 2009
1 review
169 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I loved the size and layout of the Valor. It was very easy to navigate. Decor was lovely, actually quite beautiful, but a little dark, (color scheme and wood), for my tastes. Cruise director and staff were very visible and friendly. Food ... Read more
MaryannandPatrick
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
17 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Carnival Valor is a "tired" ship. It is time for it to be refurbished. There is lots of visible rust inside & areas that are not clean to Carnival standard. The wait staff was understaffed in the dining room, therefore ... Read more

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BudinFla
Member Since 2009
20 reviews
416 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I have been on over 50 cruises on almost all the major lines. I firmly believe that you have to adjust your expectation in light of what you pay. The question is did you get good value for your money. It is not fair to say that a cruise ... Read more
TheThinker
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Ok we arrived at Port Canaveral at 12:00pm and on seeing the ship it looked huge, we found the embarkation rather easy, we stuck to all the rules of 2 bottles of wine etc and didn't try and smuggle any booze. We didn't have to we booked ... Read more
CRUISERGUY82
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
GOOD- *Arrival and boarding was a snap. Have to hang out in the lobby/casino area until 1PM though so don't come super early. *Entertainment and Bars were FANTASTIC, tons of bars/bands/guitar players and DJs everywhere. (Problem is ... Read more
lwall61653
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Just returned today from a 7-day cruise on the Valor; my wife and I are seasoned cruisers and have been on quite a few Carnival cruises as well as Royal Caribbean cruises and I must say that this was one of the best cruises we have ever ... Read more
kentuckyluckyguy
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
426 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I took my fiancé on our fourth cruise together (my 8th) to the Western Caribbean on the Carnival Valor October 3-10, 2015. We drove down from Kentucky and spent the night pre-cruise in Orlando and had about an hour drive on ... Read more

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inSANEmom
Member Since 2008
1 review
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Background Information: This is my 6th cruise, my wife's 14th, the kids' 3rd (but first on Carnival). We live in Florida so it was an easy drive to the Port. If driving down to Port Canaveral I recommend using Cruise Parking, an offsite ... Read more
Raleigh Cruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just got back from a 7 night cruise on the Carnival Valor out of Port Canaveral. Overall it was a very good cruise. This was my third Carnival cruise, the first two were aboard the Fantasy out of Charleston SC. My wife and I were cruising ... Read more
Yooitsbriarr
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
First I would like to start off that this cruise blew everything I expected out of the water. From the decor to the amazing staff. My boyfriend and I have never been on a cruise and this was awesome. The lobby bar was the best bar on ... Read more
crs8803
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
230 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This was our 17th cruise on Carnival, so we know the routine. We went down a day early and embarkation was great. We are Platinum , so that helps a lot. The ship is an older one and is well maintained. I wish that it had already undergone ... Read more
StainedSouth
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was only my fourth cruise, but it may be my last. We had no trouble with embarkation; everything went smoothly. Once we got on board, I did notice that things seemed worn and dated. The decor of this ship is rather tacky and there ... Read more

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gullgeorge
Member Since 2001
2 reviews
44 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our 8th cruise on Carnival with one each the past four years on the Legend, Dream, Sunshine and Valor. Have sailed on seven other cruise lines. There appeared to be many more first time cruisers on this sailing and far less gold, ... Read more
bilvon
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We cruised from Port Canaveral to the Eastern Carribbean, the embarkation was easy and we were on the ship within an hour of arriving at the port. We had a problem with our luggage, as one piece was delivered at 5:30 then the other around ... Read more
barcuss
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We were so excited about this cruise and an optimistic attitude when boarding. The boarding process was very smooth and went pretty quick when you look at how many passengers were trying to board. Took a couple of hours to get luggage to ... Read more
NEVERCRUISEAGAIN2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
Just horrible. This was my first and last cruise with carnival. Boarding was ok considering the amount of guests. It took over 4 hours for our luggage to be delivered to our stateroom. The worst part of our trip was when we discovered ... Read more
_Gazpar_
Member Since 2009
1 review
23 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My wife and I had the opportunity to sail on Carnivals Valor western Caribbean sailing. Although we cruise often, we have preferred others to Carnival, but the price point of this sailing was too good to pass up. Embarkation was ... Read more

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