Carnival Valor Cruise Ship Profile

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Carnival Valor News

New Ocean-Themed Children's Program for Carnival Cruise Lines

posted April 20, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. Read more...

Carnival Offers Shore Excursion Guarantee

posted January 15, 2014

Carnival is guaranteeing the lowest prices on over 1,100 shore excursions. In the event passengers find a shore excursion from another tour operator booked before or during their cruise can fill out a claim form for a 110 percent shipboard credit. Read more...

Valor Rescues Mariners from Sinking Vessel

posted Dec. 22, 2013

The Carnival Valor came to the rescue of a yacht sinking in inclement weather near St. Maarten. The Valor was on the last part of a seven-day cruise from San Juan when the rescue occured on December 21. Read more...

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The Carnival Valor home ports at from Port Canaveral sailing alternating 7-night Eastern and Western Caribbean cruises.

Eastern Caribbean Itinerary

  1. Nassau, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk

Western Caribbean Itinerary

Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and Costa Maya

Beginning June 4, 2016, the Carnival Valor will sail four and five-night cruises to the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, and the Dominican Republic.

Four-night itinerary - Amber Cove (DR) and Grand Turk

Five-night itinerary Bahamas- Nassau Half Moon Cay and  Freeport

Eight-night Eastern Caribbean itinerary - Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts, and St. Maarten

Eight-night Southern Caribbean itinerary -  Curacao or Bonaire, Aruba and Grand Turk

Updated June 2015

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 94 (Mar)
2009 Rating 96 (Oct)
2010 Rating 99 (Mar)
2010 Rating 100 (Oct)
2011 Rating 97 (May)            2011 Rating 98 (Nov)
2012 Rating 95 (Feb)
2012 Rating 99 (Oct)
2014 Rating 91 (Mar)
2015 Rating 87 (Mar)

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Deck Plan

Sky Deck

Pool slide entrance, Sun deck, Serenity adults only area

Sun Deck

Camp Carnival, children's pool, 9-hole mini golf, Serenity adults only area

Spa Deck

Jogging track, Sports deck, Gym, Spa Carnival, Steam room, Sauna, Fitness Center, Balcony Staterooms

Panorama Deck

Sliding Sky Dome, Rosie's Lido Restaurant, Scarlett's Steakhouse, Dolphin Pool, Twister Waterslide, Passenger staterooms

Lido Deck

Prometheus Pool, Argonaut Pool, Rosie's Lido Restaurant, Passenger Staterooms

Verandah Deck

Passenger staterooms

Empress Deck

Passenger staterooms

Upper Deck

Passenger staterooms

Promenade Deck

Eagles Aft Lounge, Paris Hot Lounge, Lindy Hop Piano Bar, Jeanne's Wine Bar, King Boulevard Promenade, Java Cafe, Dream Bar, Shogun Casino, Bronx Sports Bar, the Fun Shops Club O2, Video Arcade, Ivanhoe Theater

Atlantic Deck

Washington Aft Restaurant, Lincoln Forward Restaurant, Winston's Bar, Studio Atrium, Internet Cafe, Circle "C," Photo Gallery, Iliad Library, Ivanhoe Theater

Lobby Deck

Washington Aft Restaurant, Lincoln Forward Restaurant, American Lobby, Ivanhoe Theater


Passenger staterooms


Passenger staterooms

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Adults Only Serenity Retreat

The Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and breathtaking sea views.

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Carnival Valor

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The 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor received a major overhaul during February 2011. The ship now features a renovated children’s pool area, dance club, and other on-board facilities, as well as the addition of a two-level Serenity, adults-only retreat.

The children’s pool area now features colorful new tiles and an awning so parents can relax in the shade while their kids splash and play.  The One Small Step dance club has been reconfigured and received a host of cosmetic enhancements, while the Bronx sports bar boasts new LCD televisions. 

Other enhancements include new upholstery and chairs in Rosie’s, Carnival Valor’s casual poolside restaurant, new carpeting in the Circle C facility for 12- to 14-year olds and new tile work in the 14,500-square foot Spa Carnival health and wellness center. 

Specs Accommodations
News Notable Rooms
Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
  Carnival Ship Smoking Areas (PDF)



Ship Class: Conquest

Launched: 2004

Refurbished: 2011; 2014 dry-dock postponed and rescheduled for Spring 2016. 

GRT: 110,000

Length: 952 ft.

Draft: 27 ft.

Speed: 22 Knots

Passengers: 2980


Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom.

The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 185 Sq. ft.
Outside 220 Sq. ft.
Balcony 210-260 Sq. ft. w/veranda
Suite 340-430 Sq. ft. w/veranda


Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper pullman or sofa bed.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom. Deluxe staterooms are perfect for families with space to fit up to five cruisers, a full bathroom and separate wash area. Unique Scenic ocean view rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize views of sunrises and sunsets at sea.


Balcony staterooms provide private sea view access. Relax on your balcony and appreciate the sea breeze. Extended balconies have extra room for relaxing. The Premium Vista Balcony rooms wrap around the aft portion of the ship for maximum sea views.


All suites come with VIP check-in and extra features like walk-in closets, balcony views, and whirlpool tubs. The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity.

Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Lincoln and Washington Main Dining Rooms

A beautiful meal is nothing less than a work of art. Enjoy an elegant, delectable and undeniably delicious dining experience. Now featuring open seating. Located on Atlantic and Lobby decks.

Casual Dining

Eat whatever you like, whenever you like at Rosie's Lido Restaurant. International cuisines and made-to-order options including the new Mongolian Wok and BBQ Grille in the main Lido Pool area.

Scarlett's Steakhouse ($)

Gourmet steakhouse with seafood, entrees, gourmet appetizers, and an extensive wine list and dessert options are even available. $35 per person surcharge applies.

Mongolian Wok

Create your own version of Asian cuisine with the chefs preparing your dish in Mongolian Woks right in front of you.

Java Cafe

Enjoy your daily coffee and and pick up a pastry from the coffee bar.

The Taste Bar

Complimentary bite-size offerings inspired by popular Carnival dining venues.

Bluelguana Cantina

Onboard Mexican featuring freshly-made tacos and burritos. Homemade tortillas and chips and a salsa bar with choices from mild to hot are always ready to go.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

Notable Rooms

Ivanhoe Theater Main Show Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions. Sit forward for interactive activities like bingo, trivia and other games. And sit on the edge of your seat while experiencing action-packed, feature-length 3D movies!

Eagle Show Lounge

Cabaret style lounge offering activities during the day and music and comedy in the evenings featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club.  Five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night. The two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy. Located on Promenade deck.

Lindy Hop Piano Bar

A venue for live music and sing-alongs located on Atlantic deck.

Paris Hot Lounge

Dance along to the tunes in this jiving jazz club.

Shogun Casino

Full gaming casino located on Promenade deck midship with blackjack, slots, craps, and bingo.

Bronx Lounge

Interactive sports bar where patrons can view live action, play video games and get the latest scores on the 24/7 ticker while kicking back with their favorite brew and bar snacks.

Winston's Lounge

Cigar bar.

Jeanne's Lounge

A trendy wine bar perfect for before or after dinner.

One Small Step Dance Club

This is the place to let go and get lost in the music as the DJ busts out the hits.

Video Arcade

Located midship on Promenade deck.

Outdoor Venues

City Sports Park

Play a 9-hole mini-golf course, run padded jogging track, or pass the time away with volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, or ping pong.

Lido Deck

The Argonaut Pool and bar and the Prometheus pool with sliding sky dome.


Dolphin pool and waterslide located on Panorama deck.

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night. Located midship on the Panorama deck.

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Kid's Areas

Camp Carnival (ages 2-11)

Camp Carnival features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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