All about the Carnival Valor

The Carnival Valor was built in 2004. It's considered a medium size ship. Coming in at 952 ft long and 116 ft wide, it's roughly the length of 2.6 football fields, as wide as 2.2 tractor trailers, and the same height as a 13-story building.

Carnival Valor Ship

The Valor can hold 2,980 based on double occupancy (two people per room) and more when you take into account 3rd and 4th passengers. When you compare the total tonnage of the ship to the number of passengers, the Valor has a space ratio of 37. Depending on the ship, this number can range from 30 to 52 (with a bigger number meaning more space per person) so this ship has less space per person than average.



Carnival
Valor
ClassConquest
Gross Tonnage110,000
Length952
Beam/Width116
Passenger Decks13
Passengers (double occupancy)2,980
Crew1,180
Passenger to Crew Ratio2.5
Space Ratio (tons of ship per passenger)37

The Valor is one of six Conquest-class ships currently sailing with Carnival. The Conquest-class has the most number of ships in the Carnival fleet. They're similar in design to the Sunshine-class ships but haven't received the major overhauls those ships had. Still, these ships have many Carnival staples like Dive-in Movies, Guy's Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Burritos, a kid's splash area, and the Alchemy Bar. The Valor is very similar to its sister-ships; Conquest, Glory, Liberty, Freedom and Splendor, although each ship may have some differences.


Dining Establishments on Carnival Valor

Food is a big part of any cruise, and there will plenty on the Carnival Valor. You have 12 different dining options to choose from. Of those options, 8 are complementary, or included with your cruise fare. The other 4 options have an additional fee. Some of those options are a set price and some have a la cart menu pricing. 67% of the dining options are included which means if you're watching your budget, you won't feel like you're missing out by not going to a lot of extra fee dining places.

RestaurantRestaurant TypeCostType of Food
Blue Iguana CantinaQuick serveIncludedMexican
Carnival DeliQuick serveIncludedDeli
Coffee BarQuick serveA la cartCoffee
Guy's Burger JointQuick serveIncludedAmerican
Lido BuffetBuffetIncludedBuffet
Main Dining RoomSit downIncludedMain dining room
Mongolian WokQuick serveIncludedAsian
Pizza PirateQuick serveIncludedPizza
Seafood ShackQuick serveA la cartSeafood
SteakhouseSit downFlat feeSteakhouse
SwirlsQuick serveIncludedDessert
The Chef's TableSit downFlat feeFoodie

In terms of drinks and cocktails, you have a variety of choices. Carnival serves the Pepsi family of products. That means Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierrna Mist, Mug Root Beer, and Mountain Dew, although the selection can vary by ship.

There are also plenty of bars available on this ship. You can see the recent bar menus for the valor at this link (Carnival Drink Menus).

Pools and Hot Tubs on Carnival Valor

Lido Pool on the Carnival Valor
Lido Pool on the Carnival Valor

Nothing beats relaxing by a pool with a nice drink in hand as you feel the fresh sea breeze pass by you. The problem is that with thousands of people on a ship, there's not always room. If you want to spend all day in a pool, a cruise might not be the right choice. You would have a much better bet choosing a resort with a huge pool complex. That being said, a quick dip in the pool can be nice on a hot day.

The Carnival Valor has a total of 2 pools and 4 hot tubs.

Tired of loud kids and splashing? 1 of the pools and 2 of the hot tubs are adults only.

Carnival
Valor
Total Pools2
- Pools - General Access1
- Pools - Adults Only1
- Pools - Exclusive0
Total Hot Tubs4
- Hot Tubs - General Access2
- Hot Tubs - Adults Only2
- Hot Tubs - Exclusive0


Carnival Valor Features

There are quite a few things to do on the Valor. These are the main amenities that are available. Some are included in the cost of the cruise, while others have an additional charge.

Carnival
Valor
Adult Only Relaxation AreaIncluded
ArcadeA la cart
BasketballIncluded
CasinoA la cart
Comedy ClubIncluded
Fitness CenterIncluded
Jogging TrackIncluded
Mini golfIncluded
Pool-side MoviesIncluded
Water slidesIncluded

Cruise Costs

Carnival is a mainstream cruise line. Mainstream cruise lines cater to a variety of guests, hoping to provide something for everyone. These typically cost about $100 - $350 per person per day.

Cruise pricing is dynamic and varies for each specific sailing based on factors such as departure point, ports of call, and time of year.

Carnival Valor Onboard Costs

Another way to gauge the cost of a cruise is to consider how much you'll spend on board. Even though a lot is included in the base cruise fare, you may still spend money on things like spa treatments, specialty dining, drinks, and excursions. In addition, guests can also have to pay for things like gratuities and tips.

Typically guests can expect to spend about 25 - 40% of the cost of the cruise on onboard expenses. In other words, if the cruise fare is $1,000 per person, you might spend between $250 and $400 on extra expenses.

The table below will help you understand what you might spend onboard a Carnival ship.

Carnival
Base Daily Gratuities*
(Per Person Per Day)
$14.50
Tip added to drinks & services18%
Soda Price$2.75
Domestic Beer Price$7.00
See drink menus
Drink Package Price$59.95
Learn more
Internet Plan$12 to $17.70 per device per day
*Daily gratuities for a standard cabin. Suites or specialty rooms may have higher rates.

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