The food was very good, in fact, better than we experienced this summer on Carnival Miracle. We once again tried the exclusive dinner club, on Valor it is Scarlett's, on it was a five star deal. The early dining in the Lincoln Dining Room was very good and the variety of food was more than adequate. We did breakfast once in the Washington Dining Room. The hostess was rude, the service good, and food ordinary.The center of life on Valor is the Lido deck. Was was varied and good, especially the breakfast with cook to order omelets! Evenings sucking down a Frozen Marg or beer was a nightly ritual. The aft Lido has a roof that closes when it rains. It was funny to see the roof sealing us off from the rain.
The room was very typical and the service was very good.
Overall, we had a great trip. The only real downside is learning the ship. Deck three is not really passable due to kitchens and so forth. You have to keep the ship map available until you learn where you are and want to go. We found ourselves climbing stairs to get around these obstacles.
The Cruise Director was OK but she really wasn't that dynamic. Entertainment was fine but nothing to write home about.
We recommend the Valor.