Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Carnival Valor emerges from extensive refurb

Guy's Burger Joint one of several eateries added to Carnival Valor
In preparation for its new year-round program of three- and four-day voyages from Port Canaveral kicking off this year, Carnival Valor has undergone an extensive renovation that added a variety of popular dining and bar concepts.

The new spaces were added during a dry dock that began April 23 and ran through May 8, 2016.
'Carnival Valor offers a host of exciting new innovations as well as popular features like a reservations-only steakhouse and nearly 600 balcony staterooms – rare for a short cruise itinerary,' said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line.  

Carnival Valor is one of four ships that sail from Port Canaveral which is also home to Carnival Magic and Carnival Victory offering year-round departures, as well as Carnival Sunshine operating seasonal sailings.  Together, these four ships will carry more than 650,000 guests a year.

New features being added to Carnival Valor include: Guy’s Burger Joint: a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries; poolside bar RedFrog Rum Bar; BlueIguana Tequila Bar and BlueIguana Cantina: a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery; RedFrog Pub; Alchemy Bar; SkyBox Sports Bar and Cherry On Top with bins of bulk candy, fun gifts and novelties.
Carnival Valor kicks off its year-round three- and four-day Bahamas cruise schedule from Port Canaveral on Oct. 30, 2016.  On this route, three-day cruises depart Thursdays and call at Nassau while four-day voyages depart Sundays and feature Nassau and Freeport.

Carnival Valor will also offer a series of three- to five-day cruises this month as well as a program of five- and eight-day departures through October 2016.  The three- to five-day sailings will take place throughout May, visiting popular ports like Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport. The ship will also offer a one-time six-day cruise departing May 15 featuring Nassau, Amber Cove and Grand Turk.

The five- to eight-day voyages will run June 4 to Sept. 30, 2016.  Five-day cruises visit Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Freeport.  Eight-day eastern Caribbean cruises call at Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts and St. Maarten and eight-day southern Caribbean sailings include Aruba, Grand Turk and Curaçao or Bonaire.