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    Dec 2004
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    May 2016
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Carnival Valor overview

By - Updated Mar. 4, 2020

Launched in 2004, The Conquest-class ship from Carnival Cruise Line was recently renovated in 2016, receiving Carnival’s new “Fun Ship 2.0” treatment. Travelers aboard the Carnival Valor will now enjoy Carnival’s newest dining venues, an enhanced nightlife and an overall improved ship full of excitement. Upgrades include the addition of venues such as Guy's Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, BlueIguana Cantina and many more.

Fun activities are available for kids including Suess at Sea, a 4-deck-tall spiral water slide. Camp Carnival includes supervised game and activities. And don’t worry about your teens, as they can hang out in a club that is designed just for them.

What’s in store for the adults? You can relax and grab a drink at one of the great bars and lounges available throughout the ship like the Alchemy Bar, have some laughs at the comedy club, or get your groove on at the nightclub. Need some peace and quiet? Catch some sun at the Serenity Retreat, a quiet, adult-only area

The 2019 - 2020 sailing for the Carnival Valor departs from Galveston and New Orleans with destinations to the Caribbean and the Panama Canal.

Carnival Valor ship highlights

  • Twister Waterslide
  • Alchemy Bar
  • Hasbro, The Game Show
  • Guy's Burger Joint
  • Serenity Retreat
  • Seafood Shack
  • BlueIguana Cantina
  • Punchliner Comedy Club
  • RedFrog Pub

Before you book

Why you should sail on Carnival Valor: Carnival Valor tends to draw couples, families, and groups of friends. The crowd will vary slightly depending on the itinerary and time of year. For example, you'll find younger couples and families with kids on Caribbean itineraries, but the age skews slightly higher on Panama Canal voyages.

You should know: You won't find many outlets in the cabins, and the location of the kid's club is not ideal - you can hear the kids from below in the spa and in the Serenity deck area.

Carnival Valor ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.4
  • Children's Programs 4.1
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.3
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.3
  • Entertainment 4.1
  • Food and Dining 4.1
  • Onboard Activities 4.1
  • Service and Staff 4.5
  • Ship Quality 4.3

Carnival Valor cabins

1492 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(347 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $88/night
Oceanview Cabin


(200 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 242 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $107/night
Balcony Cabin


(461 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $137/night
Suite Cabin


(49 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 349 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $223/night

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Carnival Valor dining

Seafood Shack

Seafood Shack

(5 Reviews)


(2 Reviews)
The Carnival Deli

The Carnival Deli

(1 Review)
Taste Bar

Taste Bar

(1 Review)

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Carnival Valor onboard activities

King Boulevard

King Boulevard

(1 Review)
Glory Atrium

Glory Atrium

(7 Reviews)
Eagles Aft Lounge

Eagles Aft Lounge

(17 Reviews)

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3869 Carnival Valor Reviews

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Great First Cruise by hzandrade2019

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Valor

We had a wonderful time. Plenty of activities, food and drink varieties.

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A great first cruise existence by nannini1985

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Valor

The staff were amazing, they were always happy and helpful. Food was good, not amazing. The one night we ate in our assigned dining area I was not impressed. Overall, they did a great job of organizing a huge ship of people and made a super fun experience.

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Great trip. A little rough wind but still memorable. by rolltide97

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Carnival Valor

Carnival is the cheaper option and you get what you pay for. I was not expecting the lack of kid's entertainment. Yes, they have Camp Ocean but we didn't go on a family vacation to shove our kids in a day care. We wanted to do things together and the lack of that really bothered us. Outside of that, everything else was amazing. The staff was top notch as always. The food was very good, maybe a step down from years past. But overall, we are still very pleased with what we got for what we paid and would still highly recommend cruising to anyone and everyone, kids or no.

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