Part of Carnival’s Freedom Class of ships, the Carnival Valor has been in service for some time now, and she shares much in common with her fleet mates, the Liberty, Independence and Freedom. However, if you’re looking for the most “patriotic” of these ships, which are each an ode to American patriotism, then the Valor is likely going to be the ship for you, as you’ll see in the pictures that follow.
Aside from the decoration, there’s a lot to love about this incredible ship. Of course, you’ll find plenty of venues ready to offer the fun and amusement you expect from a Carnival ship, from the main pool on board to the casino below decks. But, there’s even more than that! For one, there are some truly exceptional places to dine and drink on board, and the ship’s theater is a real stunner! Also, the accommodations aren’t anything to scoff at!
But, seeing is believing, right? So, why not come along and take a tour of the Carnival Valor in the 24 stunning photos that follow. We think you’ll see why so many others praise this ship on travel websites, and maybe you’ll decide to book a vacation on her for yourself.
1. Big Boys
Capable of carrying just under 3,000 passengers, there’s no doubting that the Carnival Valor is a big ship!
2. Slide On In
When you’re up on deck, the highlight is going to be the Twister water slide, which splashes down in the main pool.
3. Party On
As you can see here, the main pool area is always buzzing with activity when the sun is out!
4. Tucked Away
But, if you need to get away from all that activity, there are a number of hot tubs tucked away up on deck too.
There’s this amazing deck, where you can lay out in your beach chair and let the sun do its work!
6. Sun Games
With good weather, you may wish to hit the sports courts, where you can play things like basketball and volleyball!
7. More Pool
If you need a pool that’s a bit quieter, you can hit the Prometheus Pool, which has a retractable Magrodome roof.
Wrapping around the ship on the lower decks, you’ll find these beautiful teak-line promenades.
9. Spa Day
Now, when you’re cruising you’re going to want to relax. That’s why a trip to the Valor’s beautiful spa is definitely in order.
10. Get Fit
Hey, we’ve all got pretty rigorous fitness regimens these days, right? You can keep on top of yours in the Valor’s fitness center.
11. Inside Hub
Outside, the pool is the center of activity. Inside, it’s all about the Americana Atrium, which you can see above.
12. Big Dining
Students of history are going to love the fact that the main dining and buffet area is themed after Rosie the Riveter.
13. Time for a Show
When you want to catch the big show going on aboard the Valor, you’ll be beating feet for the 1,300-seat Ivanhoe Theater.
Those that have a yen for burning money will be able to at the Valor’s shops, which are located right next to the theater you just saw.
15. Root! Root! Root!
Gotta keep tabs on the home team? You can do so in the Bronx Bar, which features a Yankee’s vibe.
When you’ve got a desire to play some blackjack or test the slot machines, it’s to Shogun Club Casino for you!
Right outside of the massive Shogun Club Casino is where you’ll find the gorgeously decorated Valor promenade.
18. Dance, Dance, Dance
If you’re in the mood to “go clubbing” while you’re on the Valor, then the One Small Step bar will offer the experience you’re after.
19. Smaller Hub
Aside from the main American Atrium, there’s also the Glory Atrium, which functions well as an auxiliary meeting spot.
20. Tickle the Ivories
Right nearby to that atrium, you’ll discover one of the Valor’s hidden gems – the piano bar!
In the mood for a cabaret-style performance? Then you’ll want to check out the smaller Lindy Hop entertainment club.
22. More Food
Oh, and we almost forget to mention the secondary main dining room aboard the Valor; it’s themed after Abraham Lincoln!
23. One Last Speakeasy
Finally, for those that enjoy a fine bourbon and a fine cigar, a trip to Winston’s Cigar Lounge is an absolute must!
24. Time to Go
As you can see, the Valor has got a lot to offer the entertainment-starved traveler. So, why wouldn’t you book your cruise right now?