Carnival Valor

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Carnival Valor departing Port Canaveral, USA
Name: Carnival Valor
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
Port of registry: Panama City,  Panama
Cost: US$500 million
Launched: March 27, 2004
Sponsored by: Katie Couric
Christened: December 17, 2004
Maiden voyage: 2004
In service: December 2004–present
Status: In service
Notes: [1] [2][3][4][5]
General characteristics
Class and 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 Line. Built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was floated out on March 27, 2004, and christened by American journalist and author Katie Couric in Miami on December 17, 2004.[3][6][7] The vessel is based out of Port Canaveral, Florida, and has a "Heroes and Heroics" theme. Duty-free shopping, a spa, a casino, and numerous entertainment options are some of her features.


Carnival Valor at Port Cozumel in May 2010.

Carnival Valor's home port is Port Canaveral, Florida. She currently[when?] sails 5, 7, and 8 night cruises to the Caribbean and Bahamas. Television host Katie Couric is the Carnival Valor's godmother.[3]


The video screen on the Lido Deck of Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor underwent dry dock renovations in April 2016, in which it added Fun Ship 2.0 innovations.[8]



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  2. ^ "Carnival Valor moving toward Miami". South Florida Business Journal. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  3. ^ a b c "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. 
  6. ^ Smith 2010, p. 39.
  7. ^ "Carnival Valor (9236389)". Ships In Class. Lloyd's Register. Retrieved 2015-05-29. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^  Missing or empty |title= (help)


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