We had a wonderful time on the Valor. The itinerary was fantastic and the ship was great. We both have cruised many times on many other lines and we were ready to go and have fun and party with the best of them, but truthfully this line is not that different from the others that we have sailed. We did not see anyone hanging off of their balconies or getting drunk and crazy it was just a lot of fun people enjoying the sun and their vacation.
The ship is not difficult to navigate as expected from the reviews we had read previous to our cruise and the ships staff was fantastic! The only problem was the unavailability of quality food during the day. If you enjoy pizza and hot dogs you are in great shape but if you would like something else you better be in line for the buffet or at your selected dinning room seating as if not it was very difficult to find anything substantial other than junk food to eat.
We used the gym the pools and the spa and it was all terrific. We enjoyed every aspect of the ship including the disco and the cigar bar and they all had something going on every day and night! We had a all ages crowd and not to many of any specific age group.
After going on Carnival we would go again as it is really not that different from any other medium priced cruise ship out there. Princess, Royal Caribbean and NCL are all comparable. We got a great deal on this trip and had a great time! We would recommend it to others.