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The Carnival Valor

The Carnival Valor is a huge ship! I am going to take you on a deck-by-deck tour of the Valor through the pictures below.:

<---Purser's Information Desk
(open 24 hours a day)

          Shore Excursion Desk --->
(open limited hours)

The three pictures above are of the American Atrium/Lobby and Bar.  Notice the glass elevators!

Two of the evenings, I enjoyed the live classical music in the atrium.  The pianist and violinist were very good.

Ivanhoe Theatre/Lounge
Lincoln Restaurant/Dining Room
Washington Restaurant/Dining Room
(I sat on the top level, far right)

Photo Gallery
(no photos allowed)
Iliad Library
(rarely open)
Heroes' Club
(elegant, rarely used)

<--- Winston's Cigar Bar
   (Nice Place to Enjoy;
          Very beautiful)

The Web Internet Café --->
(inside the cigar bar!)

The Carnival Valor does have wireless Internet access throughout the ship.  I took my laptop with me; my wireless card found and connected to the ship's connection. Prices are steep, though: $3.95 connection charge plus $0.75 per minute.  I didn't connect; rather, I used land-based Internet shops on Roatan Island and Grand Cayman
(both priced at $2 for 15 minutes, expensive but still cheaper than aboard ship).

Jewelry/Collectibles Shop
Souvenir/Liquor Shop
Bronx Bar

Shogun Club Casino
(The ugliest room on the ship! LOL)
Samurai sculptures everywhere I bet they hide security cameras!
Example of the LED signs around the ship.

Java Café
(Charges extra for drinks and desserts)
Cakes and pastries are delicious!
Togo Sushi Bar
(Open during dinner only)
Jeanne's Wine Bar
(I didn't know this was Jeanne's until the last day!)

One Small Step Disco
Footprints everywhere!?!  Weird moon-scape fixtures!?!
Lindy Hop Bar
(Spirit of '76 model above the piano!)

The Caboose Bar
Model train runs around the bar; really fun spinning stools!
Paris Hot Lounge
(Very racially disturbing naked black mannequins dressed only in banana skirts and pearls; supposedly dedicated to Joséphine Baker,)

Eagles Lounge
Decorated with beautiful wood inlay of eagles and nifty eagle lights in the ceiling;
Lots of gold-painted eagles around all the elevators.  Deck numbers on the carpet.

<---- My cabin ☺

        Laundry rooms on every floor ---->
($5 per load for soap, wash, and dry)
Even an iron and ironing board were available!


Argonaut Pool and Hot Tubs
The Grille
They made the best cheeseburgers and had the best toppings:
chili con carne, saurkraut, sauteéd mushrooms, and grilled onions.
Their French fries were also spectacular!

The Deli
Non-changing menu of four hot and four cold deli sandwiches (only so-so; open for lunch and dinner)
Fish 'n' Chips
Non-changing menu of seafood dishes, including bouilliabaise.  Their fresh fish and chips were excellent.  Great presentation; open short hours.
Daily changing menu of Asian-inspired dishes.  It was always so busy, I could never get a good photo while it was open!  Open for lunch only.

Carnival Valor's buffet is called Rosie's Restaurant (in honor of Rosie the Riveter, a character inspired by a woman from Ypsilanti!).  It is not 24 hours; they open for breakfast, for lunch, for dinner, and around midnight.  The décor is designed to look like a diner: it's all seafoam green.  At lunch, they have two separate buffet lines, a "regular" line and a daily "themed" line!  The final day's theme was a chocolate buffet, including a chocolate fountain!

More views of the buffet.
Carnival has great beverage choices.  They offer delicious lemonade and fruit punch most of the time.  At breakfast, they offer orange juice.  Notice the nice pro-woman mosaic tilework.  Also notice the yellow "caution" signs; the tile on the floor is a little slippery so take caution and no running please.

At the back ("aft") of deck nine, there is a 24-hour pizzeria serving six types of pizza, calzones, and caesar salad.  The margharita (cheese) pizza is very good!

This is also the location of the 24-hour ice cream, coffee, and tea.  Great soft-serve ice cream!   ---->


<--- I love waterslides, and the Carnival Valor's salt water slide is very nice. A must try.

24-hour shuffleboard!
Golf cage near the jogging track
(It was very windy ☺)
Basketball and volleyball courts

Yes, my science friends, you will be impressed to notice that one lap on the Carnival Valor's jogging track is equal to climbing 181 mountains!  I did 27 laps; that should be enough exercise for a few years ☺
[Equally incorrect, Belize abbreviates miles as mls!]

I truly enjoyed my entire cruise and my photo safari of the ship!
So much to do, and so many fun things to see.
It is a great way to enjoy life.

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