(Wish I could post as Mike N to keep the streak going.)
We sailed Valor last fall and enjoyed her quite a bit. We felt the decor was actually a little less "over the top" than other ships in its class, though probably more than your other cruises. The dining rooms are supposedly Federal Style, our hostess (assistant maitre d'?) described it as Barbie House pink - she was not impressed.
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013