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Carnival Valor Cruise Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
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1468 reviews
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Lido Deck
Cabin 1002
Self on Lido deck
Accessible interior cabin on deck 10 with obstructed view
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Outdated ship, great service members
"Because Carnival is the one who canceled, it should have been refunded to our credit cards, but I'm sure it says otherwise in the cruise contract somewhere.This was odd for multiple reasons: 1) the ship had been vacant for 18 months; 2) all rooms and balconies are nonsmoking; and 3) the casino is on level 5, and our travel companions who stayed on level 6 experienced no odor issues...."Read More
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First Time Cruiser

Review for Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Western

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allwin
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This being my first cruise at 66 years old with some mobility issues, I did not know what to expect, but all the crew members were very helpful. I had read mostly good reviews and most of the bad were for ship being old and not so good food. This is not true in my opinion. When arriving at port, I started asking questions from when I had my suitcase removed from vehicle. Everyone I passed ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Interior with Picture Window (obstructed views)

Traveled with disabled person


not sure what to expect

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Jb4311
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to leave from New Orleans again. We did it several years ago and liked going down the River. New Orleans has not changed much, Bourbon Street is still trashy and smells worse than I remember. This was our 11th cruise and was not sure what to expect after Covid. Embarkation went pretty smooth, not much changed there, except for the mask thing. We went right to ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Old ship, boring food, and what’s up with all the Pink?

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Benjaminkell
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This ship just got a “refurb” of sorts. It had pretty new paint and evidently, that’s about it. This ship feels super dated. Our room and the dining room had old 1990s pink trim everywhere. We stayed in room 8430, right under the rear pool on the Lido deck. While we didn’t have any pool noise, every single stupid night we woke up to the sound of scraping chairs from about 2-4am. Being right ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


Very Pleased with Valor

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barrelracinchamp
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

This was my first time cruising with Carnival after 2 other cruises with Royal Caribbean and Norwegian. I had always heard Carnival was not as good and food was bad......SO NOT TRUE!! Had a great time with Carnival and would not hesitate to book again. Valor was great mid sized ship. Food was delicious, and service was top notch. We had stateroom 1339. Cabin steward Mil was fantastic. Dinner ...
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Sail Date: November 2021


Great vacation for families in need of a break from the chaos.

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Port of New Orleans
10+ Cruises • Age Under 20

We choose this cruise because I have family down in New Orleans, and we really wanted to get back onboard. Everyone in our party got vaccinated before this cruise in order to go on Carnival, and this cruise made getting vaccinated worth it. It was just a short cruise to Cozumel, Mexico and back to New Orleans. My dad and I went scuba diving in Cozumel. We did a two tank dive through CozuDive, and ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Traveled with children


Excellent honeymoon and cruise!

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Ryanchizmar18
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

My wife and I planned this about a month ago after getting a deal for $100 per person (port hole window cabin) w/ $100 per person OBC. Our only expenses were the drink package, some specialty food, and a couples massage. Such a good deal we couldn't pass it up. This was the Valors 2nd or 3rd cruise since coming back after covid, but the ship was running flawlessly. We didn't have a single ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Porthole


Outdated ship, great service members

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pizzajunkie
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

This cruise was the first sailing of the Valor in 18 months because of the pandemic. We had balcony stateroom. We had the earliest boarding time and our room was of course ready because the ship had been vacant for 18 months. Upon swinging open our stateroom door, we were smacked in the face by an overpowering smell of cigarette smoke. This was odd for multiple reasons: 1) the ship had been ...
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Sail Date: November 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Welcome to 1992

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danjo65
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

What a piece of junk! Needs refurbished, or at least fixed. I never thought it possible for a cruise ships food to be so terrible. The biscuits resembled hardtack not actual biscuits. The crew is either complete novices, or imbeciles. Dining service was cold and had no feeling. Food was terrible. The breakfast buffet was yesterday's leftovers, and the breakfast brunch in Washington dining ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Porthole


“Great Cruise Overall”

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Mynab
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Our cousins invited us to join them for their 1st cruise and i’m so glad they did because it was once in a lifetime experience. Our cabin was so clean and we enjoyed the balcony at room 1063. Thank you to Heri for keeping our room clean and tidy. The food overall were great. We liked the burgers, sushi and the buffet. So many varieties to choose from. Always taste good and fresh. And most of ...
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Sail Date: February 2020


GREAT 5 DAY CRUISE TO MEXICO FROM NEW ORLEANS

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trevorwinalot
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Travelled from England with 4 friends to Memphis, took the Amtrack train to New Orleans and after a 3 night break boarded the Carnival Valor for 5 night cruise. If you want a fun, casual and informal cruise would recommend. Was a bit apprehensive when we first boarded and made our way to the Lido and buffet, it was so busy but once we were in our cabins and got settled into sealife we had a ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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