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Carnival Cruise Line

Information about Carnival Valor
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Carnival Valor started sailing in 2004. Former names: none. The Carnival Valor is registered in Panama City, Panama. The Carnival Valor has 1492 cabins.

You can expect between 2984 to 3581 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Carnival Valor has a space ratio of 30.7. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 36.9.

The Carnival Valor has 1150 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
2002- Carnival Conquest
2003- Carnival Glory
2004- Carnival Valor
2005- Carnival Liberty
2007- Carnival Freedom


There are 27 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

13 Decks

There are 13 on this ship. The highest deck number is 14. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 8.

39% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The abbreviation Carnival uses for this ship is VA. Maiden voyage was in 2004.

During the drydock from Apr 23 to May 8, 2016 Carnival added RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Alchemy, RedFrog Pub, Cherry on Top, Guys Burger Joint and some new hot tubs.

Completed During Dry Dock 7/07/21-7/28/21 routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements. New red, white and blue hull design and paint scheme.

There are 1492 staterooms on board, with the largest being the Captains Suites which accommodate up to 5 passengers. Over 50% of all staterooms are outside, 60% of those are with balconies. The theme of Valors decor is Heroes and Heroism, regarding not just Americans, but heroes from every corner of the world.

Dining options on board include:

Lincoln Restaurant- main dining room with 2 fixed seatings for dinner, Seuss at Sea themed breakfast
Washington Restaurant- open seating for breakfast and lunch, 2 fixed seatings for dinner
Rosie’s Lido Buffet Restaurant - various food stations, turns into a bistro in the evenings
Scarlett’s Steakhouse- reservations only, specialty, dance floor and live music
California Roll Sushi- complimentary sushi bar
BlueIguana Cantina- mexican
Guys Burger Joint- fast food
24-hour room service

Adults-only can enjoy the Serenity area which has a bar, 2 whirlpools, and a lounge area. In addition, the Spa Complex is a great place to relax. They have steam rooms, sauna, treatment rooms, beauty salon, pool, and fitness center.

The children and teens will have plenty to do on this ship with Camp Carnival, which is a lounge area with supervised activities; Circle C which has video games, parties, movies, and planned activities; and Club 02 which is a teens lounge that offers karaoke, video games, and themed parties. They can also check out the Aqua Park which has a twister water slide and play area, the 24-hour video arcade, and the sports court and mini golf course.

Nightly entertainment is also abundant and can be found at the many lounges and bars throughout the ship:

Ivanhoe Theater- 3 deck high main show lounge, grand shows in the evenings, game shows during the
Valor Atrium American Lobby- open area with bar and live performances
Bronx Bar- sports bar
Jeanne’s Bar- wine bar
Lindy Hop Bar- piano bar
Paris Hot Bar- jazz bar
Washington’s Bar- cigar bar, live music
Shogun Casino
One Small Step Disco and Nightclub
Eagles Lounge and Bar- comedy club
Carnival Seaside Theater- outdoor theater

Carnival Valor Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 2004
Years Old 19
Tons 110,000
Speed 21.0 knots
Length 952 feet
Beam 125 feet
Total Cabins 1,492
Crew 1,150
Expected Passengers 2,984 to 3,581
Expected Space Ratio 31
Total decks 13
Decks with cabins 8

Carnival Valor Features


  • 1 Retractable Roof Pools
  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 7 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • No Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • No Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • All staterooms and suite accommodations are entirely smoke-free, including balconies
  • Cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, in the nightclub and in certain areas within the casino and casino bar
  • Cigar and pipe smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas.
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  • Carnvial Vista will allow smoking in the casino and casino bar and also on deck 11 port side aft.

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