Stay away from the Valor if you must go on Carnival. Just back a week ago. The MDR was awful, service was slooow, food was room temperature at best and the food it self wasn't that good. To be fair, the MDR is understaffed and I believe they did the best they could. The food and selections didn't get any better at the buffet. The deli did offer good sandwiches. This is where our group ate seven out of eight nights, the food and selections were that bad. Everywhere you went you would hear people talking about how cheap Carnival has gotten. OH, then you have put up with some fellow named Goose and annoying and loud annoucements all day and into the night. This will be my last cruise with Carnival. If you can, spend a little bit more money and go with RCCL,Celebrity or Princess. You will get a much better cruise experience. They truly are the Wal-Mart of the Seas.