Carnival Valor Cruise Ship Review
One of six Conquest-class sisters, the 110,000-ton 2,974-passenger Carnival Valor is bright and playful, its decor centered on a “heroism” theme that ties together everything from the Yankees-themed Bronx Bar sports bar with its white leather bar stools and banquettes designed to look like baseballs, to the One Small Step disco, a tribute to Neil Armstrong’s walk on the moon, featuring volcano-like craters that stand several feet tall and glow with LED lighting.
Activities On Carnival Valor
The glittery nine-deck-high atrium is anchored with a bar and is a great place to meet or people watch. In all, there are 22 bars and lounges and a casino that packs in almost 300 slot machines and about two dozen gaming tables. The three-level theater, called Ivanhoe and featuring mannequin knights in shining armor, is the venue for pull-out-the-stops Vegas-style song and dance productions accompanied by live orchestras.
Dining options include a pair of two-story main restaurants as well as an intimate, extra-cost steakhouse serving USDA prime aged steaks and seafood for a mostly adult clientele looking for a more upscale experience. Meals are also served in the two-story lido buffet, where you’ll find separate stations for Asian and American dishes, deli sandwiches, salads, pizza, burgers and more.
The four swimming pools include the main pool flanked by a pair of huge hot tubs, a stage for live (and really loud) music, and a giant movie screen for videos and ship events. A 3-deck-high spiral water slide takes thrill-seekers on a 214-foot-long ride.
Family Friendly Carnival Valor
The 4,200 square-foot Children’s World playroom has an arts-and-crafts station, video wall, computer lab, PlayStation games, and lots of toys for younger children. Hard-to-please tweens have their own separate space and so do teens, theirs with a soda bar and dance floor flowing into a huge video game arcade with air-hockey tables, which is open to all passengers. Kid of all ages can have a zap-fest in the inflatable laser tag arena.
The oceanview gym is stocked with the latest exercise machines, while the Cloud 9 Spa measures 21,000 square feet and boasts 17 treatment rooms, plus an elaborate thermal suite and thalassotherapy pool. The adults-only Serenity deck area is a respite of padded chaise lounges, oversized umbrellas and a pair of large hot tubs sequestered from the fray.
Staterooms On Carnival Valor
As big on cabins as it is on fun, Valor offers standard outsides that measure a roomy 185 to 220 square feet. The amenities include stocked, pay-as-you-go minifridges, robes to use, and super comfy mattresses and bedding.
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