The Carnival Valor was my first cruise. We loved it. The cabins were lovely, food choose was good, very friendly staff. They never pass you without greeting you. They clean continuously to keep up with the passengers. The relaxed, fun filled atmosphere is great, yet has 2 formal nights. Service is excellent in the diningrooms.
Aboarding the ship is a challenge. long line ups.We plan on arriving 1 day before so we can get on early avoiding the line ups. It take the know how from past cruises to know this. You can get on the ship about 10-11am. Next time I will be first in the line if I have anything to say about it. If you are very hard to please than a more expensive cruise line might be for you.I enjoy nice things and this was quite suffcient.I had the best vacation ever.