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Carnival Valor

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Common Areas (644)
Dining and Bars (227)
Itineraries for this ship
4 Night Cruise to the Western Caribbean
Departure date
Thursday, 20/01/22
New Orleans, Cozumel, New Orleans
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Passengers: 2,980   |   Crew: 1,150
Passengers to crew: 2.59:1
Passengers to space: 37:1
Launched: 2004   


  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
  Interior Upper/Lower (1A)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
  Porthole (PT)  
  Interior (4B)  
  Ocean View (6B)  
  Interior (4A)  


Cabin size: 185 - 195 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 14
Accessible rooms: 2
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 521

Activities & entertainment

Activities (41)
  • Art Auction
  • Bingo*
  • Dance Classes
  • Deck Parties
  • Disco
  • Evening Kids Programs*
  • Fitness Center
  • Fitness Classes*
  • Fitness Studio*
  • Green Eggs n Ham Breakfast*
  • Groove For St. Jude*
  • Hot Tubs (5)
  • Ice Carving Demonstrations
  • Iliad Library
  • Internet Café*
  • Jogging Track
  • Karaoke
  • Massage Rooms*
  • Mini Golf
  • Photo Portraits*
  • Pools (3)
  • Salon*
  • Sauna
  • Sauna
  • Seuss-A-Palooza Parade & Storytime
  • Shops
  • Spa Carnival®*
  • Spa Parties*
  • Sports Deck
  • Steam
  • Steam
  • Trivia
  • Video Arcade*
  • White Party
  • Wine Tasting*
  • Waterslides
  • Serenity™
  • Serenity™
  • Circle "C"®
  • Camp Ocean
  • Club O2®
Entertainment (11)
  • Carnival's Seaside Theatre®
  • Comedy Shows
  • Eagles Aft Lounge
  • Ivanhoe Theatre
  • Ivanhoe Theatre
  • Ivanhoe Theatre
  • Live Nightly Music
  • One Small Step Dance Club
  • Outdoor Movies
  • Piano Bar
  • Shogun Club Casino*
Dining (19)
  • Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Bar - Pool Bar*
  • Dining Room Annex - American
  • Lincoln Dining Room - American
  • Lincoln Dining Room - American
  • Washington Dining Room - American
  • Washington Dining Room - American
  • Grille - Burgers
  • The Dream Bar - Casino Bar*
  • Rosie's Restaurant - Casual
  • Winston's Bar - Clubby Bar*
  • Paris Hot Bar - Jazz Bar*
  • Taste Bar - Light Bites
  • Lindy Hop Piano Bar - Piano Bar*
  • Pizzeria - Pizza
  • Fish & Chips - Seafood
  • Bronx Sports Bar - Sports Bar*
  • Scarlett's Steakhouse - Steakhouse*
  • Jeanne's Wine Bar - Wine Bar*
* May require additional fees
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Tony T wrote a review Nov 2021
Mississippi1251 contributions602 helpful votes
Carnival offered us a last second deal that was to good to pass up. We had an inside accessible cabin which we need for my wife. Entertainment on the ship was good. The comedians at the Punchline comedy club was first rate. The food over all was excellent. The crew as a whole did an outstanding job, This was the second time on the Valor and it was just as good as the first time.
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2 Helpful votes
Marc W wrote a review Mar 2020
Shreveport, Louisiana25 contributions44 helpful votes
Decided to look last minute (2 weeks out) for a family spring break trip and found a great deal out of New Orleans on the Carnival Valor. Found three interior cabins side by side on the 10th deck and called Carnival directly to book as we were traveling with two adults and 4 kids( ages 11-18). For starters the customer service was outstanding when booking. Call answered within a minute, and not only arranged the cabins the way we wanted but saved me over $350 on top of the great deal we had found online. On the day to start the cruise it was literally only 15 minutes from being dropped off by the Uber driver to being on board the ship. This is even with the additional screening that was due to the worldwide virus outbreak and normal customs and security screenings. This was our third overall cruise and was literally the quickest boarding ever without even purchasing any expedited service. Once on board we found the crew very professional and extremely friendly. Everything was super clean and the crew seemed to work around the clock cleaning everything. Cabins on the 10th deck were extremely beneficial to accessing almost all activities/pools/bars and spa. Cabin steward kept room serviced and cleaned twice a day and responded quickly to every extra request made (extra towels, ice in the room at all times. bathrobes ect). Food at the restaurants was very good and could match almost any appetite with its selection. Bar drinks are not the water downed variety and in fact we found the drinks on board to be better than the drinks found on shore at the stops we made. For the adults in the group considering the Cheers Package that is offered it may be beneficial to purchase from Carnival even if you are not a huge drinker. It will pay for itself if you purchase of 5 mixed drinks a day on average. Also included with this package is unlimited sodas, specialty coffees( think of the type of drinks at the fancy coffee shops), milkshakes, smoothies and even bottled water. So even if your not getting 5 mixed drinks it can be beneficial. Excellent entertainment onboard and even recent movies being shown on in the evenings on the entertainment deck. Plenty of things to do for all ages. Value to the dollar is big for us. Six travelers (Mom,Dad and 4 kids) and this was a hit. Compared to what a beachfront condo would run for the week and groceries that I would have had to cook we got a three cabins (Mom and Dad with their personal space, two boys in another cabin and two girls in the third cabin) all the food everyone desired and all the drinks for all. Not having to cook or clean and getting to see some incredible sights that went beyond the normal beach experience was a big plus.
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3 Helpful votes
grandmaTennessee wrote a review Mar 2020
tennessee54 contributions22 helpful votes
Very nice inside cabin with a great steward, everyone was very kind and did everything to make our trip exciting and relaxing. The boat was very clean with personnel always visible cleaning and making us feel safe.
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Midnight1019 wrote a review Mar 2020
Houma, Louisiana73 contributions56 helpful votes
The food was terrible on this cruise. It was often cold and very tasteless. There was almost no food selection. The overall staff were rude. Our room steward told us that if we wanted wine glasses in our cabin, we had to get them ourselves. The cabin was small but very clean. The entertainment was not very good. It was average at best. We did enjoy our two shore excursions very much.
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2 Helpful votes
Brenda W wrote a review Feb 2020
New Orleans, Louisiana41 contributions20 helpful votes
The international crew with smiles through every request or demand was what impressed me. Sheila, who was cleaning Rosie's Restaurant area, helped me find my way to the chocolate! "I Made," my cabin steward kept everything clean and lovely and came to tidy up when we asked, while Ali, my friend's cabin steward called me by name every time I passed in the hall. Our headwaiter, "I Gede" took care of even the pickiest among us with the help of "I Made" a team waiter and Jomar an assistant waiter. Lorinel and a beautiful young lady whose name began with a P helped us also in the LIncoln Dining Room. My point is the PEOPLE working for Carnival are worth the trip! Every meal I ate was delicious, and the port in Cozumel is very beautifully done. The trip was worth every penny spent.
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