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parkerwilson
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This was my families first cruise together and I wanted to make it special. I had cruised on NCL before but was in an inside suite. After having that interior experience, I opted for a balcony cabin. I also chose 6th floor and in center ... Read more
dbornhofen
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
All-in-all, we did enjoy the cruise. But I did have one complaint and was disappointed in how things have changed. In terms of the complaint, it’s actually pretty significant. Our room’s A/C did not work. We did call and ... Read more
Badted
Member Since 2012
1 review
87 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as it aligned with our flight dates from Australia. But, we did not realise that these dates also aligned with Spring Break in the US. However, as we are open-minded it did not bother us before we went on our cruise. ... Read more
hdenning
Member Since 2017
1 review
26 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
We chose this cruise to fit our spring break plans. 5 days gave us time to get back home and get ready for the next school week. We have been on many cruises, including the Magic, The Ecstasy, the Triumph and now the Valor. The Valor ... Read more
uoftxchik
Member Since 2007
1 review
113 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We really liked our stateroom (a very dated but not worn, roomy 4J with window and large bathroom and easy access to the "secret deck"--we booked an inside GTY so this was a bonus), our stateroom attendant, Guy’s Burgers, ... Read more
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jensplace
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was the very first cruise for both my 17 year old son and I. He has moderate autism spectrum disorder and global developmental delays, so I was very anxious about our trip. We chose the 5 day cruise out of Galveston for our first one ... Read more
apocalypse0690
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
My wife and I went on the 5 day cruise from 2 march 2017 to 6 march from Galveston, TX to Cozumel Mexico on the Carnival Valor. Being our first cruise, we only had information from our many family and friends on what to expect. Nothing ... Read more
MrsDom
Member Since 2013
1 review
4 forum posts
10 helpful votes
First off, let me start by saying, I'm a new mom again suffering postpartum depression and anxiety and this cruise was supposed to be a little getaway for me and my family to just enjoy ourselves together but to be relaxing also. This ... Read more
tad54
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
7 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise for the opportunity to take our 7 and 8 YO granddaughters on their first cruise over Mardi Gras break (Louisiana residents). We had no issues with the Valor vs. Liberty swap, both were new to my wife and me although ... Read more
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idontknowit
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I have been on other carnival cruises. We have been on the Triumph and the Dream and enjoyed them. The Valor should be melted down for razor blades. Better yet, send it back to the port it was originally in before coming to Galveston. ... Read more
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freezerburn
Member Since 2012
1 review
46 forum posts
16 helpful votes
Hi all, I'm writing this quick review to point out some highlights and changes that i've noticed since I last cruised. Hope it helps! Feel free to ask any questions. Day 1: Muster stations have changed a bit. You don't need to take ... Read more
beachseeker72
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our third Carnival cruise. We chose this date because it fell on our anniversary and we want to try cruising during more of an "off" season. Galveston is relatively close to our home, about 10 hours away so we made a 7 ... Read more
tahoequeen21
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my 2nd time on this ship, the first being out of San Juan 3 years ago. Ship needs to be repainted as you can see rust stains. Rooms need new carpet. The food however, is still as good as the first time. Their escargot is ... Read more
Sharonlee912
Member Since 2004
3 reviews
91 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We booked the perfect adjoining balcony cabins for us, our Son, Daughter-in-Law and 3 Grandchildren on the Liberty. Much to our dismay, the Liberty had engine problems, went to Dry Dock and the Valor was sent in its place. We had been on ... Read more
MamaCat67
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was our first cruise and they did not disappoint. The whole crew was so much fun and did so much to make our cruise interesting and fun. So many activities happening all the time it was hard to decide what to do and when. Everyone was ... Read more
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txash
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
My husband and I went on this cruise for his 50th birthday. We had a FANTASTIC time! This is my 2nd cruise on Carnival and it was again a great experience and Carnival has the best customer service! Every employee we encountered had a ... Read more
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ValGio
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
As far as a cruise under one week, and a Galveston port, this cruise is a good value. Our sailing date, Feb. 6 had mostly senior groups and was a great getaway. The spa fell short of expectations though. We elected to remain on ... Read more
jheisler725
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Overall a cruise is what you make of it. My wife and I had a great time from the time we boarded and until we disembarked in Galveston. We just decided to book a inside cabin this time and was plenty of room for the 2 of us. Dining has ... Read more
ltack
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed January 2017
Introduced a friend to joys of cruising & she loved her first time.Balcony was great to drink in the ocean air & relax while watching waves. Roomie was a smoker & she really appreciated the large smoking areas provided. ... Read more
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aggiemomx3
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
My husband and I went with another couple to celebrate his birthday. We are not new to cruising and I recently cruised with my sister on another Carnival ship. The quality of food on the Valor was poor. The menu was boring and repetitive. ... Read more
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archergal918
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
44 forum posts
4 helpful votes
My first time cruising on Carnival. Previously cruised 3 times on Norwegian and 1 time on Royal Caribbean. Our family met in the LIncoln Dining room every evening for early dining. Our waiter was excellent and very attentive. ... Read more
rrcrofor
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
Ship was very crowded with people!! had to wait in lines for drinks, food, everything!! The staff was not friendly at all!! Only one person was helpful on the ship and that was our house keeping porter.. Food was horrible! We purchased the ... Read more
beachbum26
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was such a terrible experience, I am done cruising. First, our room was dusty and dirty. Our bathroom smelled like a porta potty, it was awful!!! Dust flew around our room constantly and you could visibly see it everywhere. My ... Read more
poopymcallister
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wish there were bigger portions of the meals at the brunch and dinner. Steakhouse only available times were late evening 8-9, we should have booked earlier. Men's steam and sauna were nowhere near the heat range they are supposed ... Read more
Tamerak002
Member Since 2017
1 review
19 helpful votes
After reading all of the negative posts about the Valor, I will admit we were a little skeptical about going. However, I have come to realize that cruising is all about what YOU make of it.. and apparently some people just can't be ... Read more
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