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Old April 25th, 2009, 12:26 PM
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I just booked the Valor for Sept - can't wait! But I was wondering if anyone has sailed her recently? I went onto Google to find some reviews and was shocked at all the negitive reviews - bad food, but mostly it was the poor service. Most of the reviews were dated 2007 and earlier.

I find it hard to believe such a beautiful ship and not many positive reviews?

Any info on the Valor is greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance
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I cruised on Valor at the end of Feb early March this year. Don't believe all of the negative remarks. I had a fantastic cruise. I thought the crew was great and the food fantastic. I had a balcony cabin on the Panorama deck. Which is all the way at the front of the ship. LOVED it. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Thanks for the info. I booked a balcony near the aft on the 8th deck (not sure what the name of the deck is). I always wondered how the balcony's at the front of the ship are? I heard that you feel the movement of the ship more towards the front of the ship, is that true?

Which dining room were you in? I heard the Washington is much bigger and has better views? Any special bars you liked? Did you see the pool area in the aft?

I'm so glad to hear you have a fab cruise!!! I guess I just must have found all the negative reviews for some reason!

Thanks again!
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You will be on the empress deck. We did not have rough seas. I didn't feel any movement but some movement never bothers me at all. The aft should be very nice. I only saw the Washington dining room when I went on the galley tour. It is the bigger dining room and towards the back of the ship. So the view is the wake of the ship. I would sit at the back pool when I wanted some quiet time. It has the retractable roof. I met up with a whole group through a meet and mingle. They tended to gather at the piano bar every night and then head over to the disco afterwards. It wasn't until just about the final day on my cruise when I "found" the cigar bar. Its located behind the Washington dining room. Its absolutely beautiful. The bar that seems to be a good central meet up is the bar next to the casino. Everyone goes by there.
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I also cruised on Valor only I was on her in January. She is a gorgeous ship and the service was fenominal. I would recommend Valor to anyone.
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There is another thread on this located here: [url]http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=3703992&highlight=#3703992[url]


The Valor is great! You will have a lovely time. See my review: [url]http://www.cruisemates.com/articles/memreviews/carnival/valor45.cfm
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