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Carnival Valor: Hero-themed cruises to coastal Mexico
Hosting more than 3,000 passengers when fully booked, Carnival Valor features a heroes and heroics theme as it calls on sand-filled, sun-soaked ports in the Caribbean and Bahamas.
The theme carries through to a variety of themed restaurants, entertainment and activities. On Carnival Valor, you'll find spots designed for your palate, whether you prefer to be wined — check out Jeanne’s Wine Bar — or dined — direct your taste buds to the Washington or Lincoln dining rooms, or even Scarlett’s Steakhouse. Let yourself be swept away to the Dream Bar for a drink, or get carried away rooting for your favorites at the Bronx Bar.
Kids can get caught up in all the excitement of hanging with others their age at Carnival Valor’s three supervised youth spaces, and pretty much anyone will be thrilled by the 214-foot long, four-deck-tall Twister Waterslide.
Where Carnival Valor sails
Home port: New Orleans
Top dining options
Carnival's Lido Restaurant is your one-stop destination for casual dining options such as Carnival Deli, Chef’s Choice, Mongolian Wok and Salad Bar. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.
Stop by for a taste of the flavors awaiting you at dining venues across the Carnival fleet. Pick up a complimentary appetizer before dinner for a taste of something different.
Enjoy a multicourse dinner hosted by one of Carnival’s master chefs. The VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation and then a full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular dining menus. The experience is $75 per guest, and reservations are required.
Entertainment & activities
Punchliner Comedy Club
Carnival teamed up with renowned comedian and TV personality George Lopez, who helped select talent for the fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs. Guests can enjoy an evening laughing along to the comedians’ jokes.
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
The world you'll find yourself in is one of peace, sea breezes, swaying hammocks and a nearby bar. Reconnect with your partner, finish that book or do absolutely nothing at all.
Carnival's Seaside Theatre
Guests can watch a movie on the giant outdoor screen while relaxing in a pool or lounging on a beach chair.
Feeling lucky? Head over to the onboard casino to try out a wide selection of slots and table games including blackjack, roulette and poker.
Carnival's DJs have all been trained by DJ IRIE, the Miami Heat's official DJ, to drop beats that inspire dancing in all areas of the ship.
Slide and glide on the Twister Waterslide, three decks of twisting and turning water mania that’s perfect for splishin', splashin' and playin' at any age.
Bars & lounges
Guests can grab a drink and catch a game on the big flat-screen TVs, while keeping up with real-time scores from across the sports world.
Pull up a seat, order your favorite cocktail, and let your friendly piano player know the songs you'd like to hear. Then join the sing-along for a hand-clapping, foot-tapping, finger-snapping good time.
Spa & fitness
Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps.
There’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land with the fitness equipment available on board in the fitness center. Plus, there are also fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates and indoor cycling.
Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program also offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 am.
Youths ages 12 to 14 can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and dance parties at “Circle C” as well as enjoy getting outside with sports, pool parties and special shore excursions. Plus, they can enjoy all of this excitement with kids their own age.
Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2, as well as video games and movies from the club's comfy seating and video monitors all over the place. They'll even have fun outside of the club, with pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Laughing at jokes in the Punchliner Comedy Club
- Splishing and splashing on the Twister Waterslide
- Singing along at the onboard Piano Bar
- Tasting gourmet treats at the Chef's Table