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Carnival Valor Cruise Reviews

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"I could spend most of my time on the boat bc they have so many things to do.The Valor is an older ship and she shows her age some, however, it's still a great boat and an awesome experience!..."Read More
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Food Quality and Services were Poor

Review for Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Western

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popepete
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

First, the good things. My wife and I chose this cruise as a winter getaway. We generally prefer 7 day cruises but a 5 day trip departing from New Orleans looked like a good vacation. In addition we decided to stay in an oceanview cabin and it was a good value. The Valor staff were all hard working and courteous. Every employee we encountered did the best they could in their role to serve ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Amazing experience

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Joni1959
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was our first cruise and the experience was more than expected. Everything was so easy, from boarding to disembarkation. I don’t even know where to begin. Zack the cruise director was awesome (funny, witty, welcoming)….he totally needs his own show! Lady Ocean (Fun Squad member) treated everyone like they were part of HER family! Absolutely loved her. The cleanliness of this ship was ...
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Sail Date: January 2023


Carnival vs Norwegian

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jfinkmd
10+ Cruises • Age 20s

Overall, had a great time. Frequent Norwegian cruisers but choose Carnival based on exact sailing date and location. Carnival better than Norwegian - Embarkation: Fast, easy, and on ship less than 15 minutes. Keys waiting at room. no waiting in lines, giving credit card, checking in with passports ect - Bar service: No waits, even at pools - Dining service: Server knew our ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Traveled with children


Disappointed with Several Things on This Cruise.

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MisElainieous
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The main reason this cruise was chosen was location. Being the first cruise since covid, this was a family cruise with 12 of us and was the closest since all were driving. We all parked at the Fulton Garage. That worked out great with the free shuttle. Boarding went fairly quick. Lido was open for lunch but only one elevator at all 3 locations working as the rest were being used to load ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


BOOK IT YESTERDAY!!!

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KBABY90
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY This port is By Mardi Gras world near the convention center. We were dropped off. You pull up they tag you bags, have you carry on w/ proof of identification on you Birth certificate, passport, and I'd and your boarding pass. The line maybe long, but it's moving. I have issues standing so bring a small fold chair or sign up for the accommodations when booking. There will be a ...
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Sail Date: November 2022

Traveled with children


Valor Girl's Cruise

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MistyRo76
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

Background: We had initially booked a cruise on another Carnival ship for October 2020, but when that was cancelled due to COVID shutdowns, we decided to wait a while before using our rebooking incentive. When it finally appeared as though the return to cruising was getting near, we got serious about rebooking. This sailing on the Valor caught our eye as we had never sailed out of New Orleans ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony


No air conditioning

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TeresaY1977
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Just returned from 4 night cruise to Cozumel on the Valor from New Orleans. This was my 4th Carnival cruise. The 1st 3 were wonderful but I was very disappointed with this one. I’m a 45y/o woman traveling with 3 teenagers celebrating their high school graduation. My biggest complaint was the lack of air conditioning in our cabin. We were on the 8th deck with a balcony. We noticed the heat as ...
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Sail Date: June 2022


Lovely, relaxing time on a tidy ship with a well-organized crew

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IslandHppy
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

It was time to get back to cruising - we drove this time - parking was literally above the terminal. Pre-trip testing was a worry, but the combination of eMed proctored test kits and Verifly made it easy. Take pictures of vaccine cards and test results and they review them- green check marks are good. Check in was super-fast and easy. No waiting or lines. We were avoiding packed indoor ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


2nd cruise same ship & even better

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allwin
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I was in different room and still had the best room steward, Terrian again. He saw to my needs and was always there to help anyone who had any needs. He was constantly working at all diffenent hours. I was more aware of ship layout and was able to enjoy even more activities this time around. Carnival to me is a great cruise line (I have friends that sail other lines that are usually ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Interior with Picture Window (obstructed views)

Traveled with disabled person


Very bad experience, will NEVER cruise with Carnival again.

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SRY91288
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Ship rocks and sways the entire time, so be ready for motion sickness. Necessities not available for purchases at the gift store on this ship, such as sunscreen or tampons. The embarkation experience was a nightmare. We were first charged $100 to park in the parking desk in New Orleans, which would have not been an issue if there were parking spots. After we paid we drove around the parking ...
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Sail Date: March 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony

Traveled with children


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