Carnival Valor

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Carnival Valor departing Miami, USA
Name: Carnival Valor
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Lines
Port of registry: Panama
Builder: Fincantieri
Monfalcone, Italy
Cost: US$500 million
Christened: December 17, 2004 by Katie Couric in Miami
Maiden voyage: 2004
In service: December 2004-present
Identification: IMO number: 9236389
Call Sign H3VR
MMSI 354298000
Status: In service
Notes: [1] [2][3][4][5]
General characteristics
Class & type: Conquest-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 110,000 GT
Length: 952 ft (290.2 m)
Beam: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Decks: 13
Installed power: 63,400 kW
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
Capacity: 2,974 passengers
Crew: 1,180
Notes: [1]

Carnival Valor is a post-Panamax Conquest-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Lines based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico and has a "Heroes and Heroics" theme. Duty-free shopping, a spa, a casino, and numerous entertainment options are some of her features. She offers seven-night cruises to the Southern Caribbean Sea.


Carnival Valor at Port Cozumel in May 2010.

Carnival Valor '​s home port is San Juan, Puerto Rico. She currently[when?] sails 7-night cruises that call at Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Bridgetown, Barbados, Castries, Saint Lucia, Basseterre, St. Kitts and Philipsburg, Sint Maarten. In January 2013, she moved to San Juan from Miami, Florida, which was her homeport since her inaugural sailing in 2004. In March 2015, she will relocate to Port Canaveral, Florida offering 5, 7, and 8 day cruises to the Caribbean. Carnival Liberty will replace her in San Juan.

Television host Katie Couric is the Carnival Valor's godmother.[citation needed]

Renovation of 2008 and 2011[edit]

The video screen on the Lido Deck of Carnival Valor

During her recent renovation in 2008, Valor received a large movie screen on the lido pool deck and a new Mongolian grill section for the buffet restaurant.

The following improvements were made during Valor's dry dock from 30/01/11 to 13/02/11: routine hotel maintenance, cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work and reupholstering in lounges and public areas, ADA compliant modifications in various areas of the ship, addition of Serenity "adults-only" area on Deck 12 and 14 forward, and the addition of 2 new Captain's Suites and 6 new Scenic Ocean View staterooms on Deck 9 forward. Fitness equipment is scheduled to be replaced post dry-dock.


  1. ^ a b Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3. 
  2. ^ "Carnival Valor moving toward Miami". South Florida Business Journal. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Couric to serve as ship godmother". South Florida Business Journal. 2004-09-20. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  4. ^ "Carnival Valor (IMO: 9236389)". Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  5. ^ "Carnival Triumph (732488)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard.

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