We heard very mixed reviews about the Carnival Valor and we were very happy. We were a family of 7 and booked 3 balcony rooms. We have no complaints at all about Carnival, all the staff were friendly, and very efficient. I was worried about my daughter (she is autistic) and Circle C but even the staff there were fantastic, making sure she was included and even calling her by name when they would see her on the ship. The food in the dining room was always hot and tasted great. Our server (Wilder) was funny and fantastic. We ate breakfast in the dining room every morning amazing food choices and very fresh. The rooms were clean and comfortable although a little dated in the bathroom.
The only complaint we would have was St. Kitts. We were travelling with our 4 daughters and even the police were hitting on them. The island was dirty and we certainly did not feel very safe. This however is not a Carnival issue.