Carnival Valor (VA) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:31 PM   |    Updated 10/28/2016 04:31 PM

Shipyard: Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Italy
Inaugural cruise:
December 19, 2004
Godmother: Katie Couric, Co-host of NBC News' "Today"
Country of registry: Panama
Cost: $500 million
Cruising speed: 21 knots


Size/Capacity

  • Gross tonnage: 110,000
  • Length: 952 feet
  • Beam: 116 feet; 125 feet at pool deck
  • Maximum draft: 27 feet
  • Full guest occupancy: 3756
  • Normal occupancy (based on 2 per cabin): 2980
  • Passenger decks: 13
  • Space ratio: 37:1

Crew

  • Total officers and crew: 1150
  • Officers: Italian
  • Hotel and cruise staff: International

Accommodations

  • 2 deluxe Captain’s Suites
  • 10 ocean view Grand Suites
  • 42 ocean view Ocean Suites and Junior Suites
  • 521 ocean view balcony staterooms
  • 324 ocean view staterooms
  • 564 interior staterooms
  • 10 ocean view upper/lower staterooms
  • 11 interior upper/lower staterooms
  • 1490 total guest staterooms (29 modified for wheelchair users)

All staterooms feature: telephone, 110 AC power outlet, individual climate control, Carnival Comfort Bed Collection, hair dryer, safe, mini fridge and interactive flat-screen TV


Life Saving Equipment

Grand Total Life Saving Capacity: 6195

  • 24 Life Boats (occupany each: 150 / total occupancy: 3600)
  • 2 Rescue / Tender Boats (occupancy each: 60 / total occupany: 120)
  • 35 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 35 / total occupancy: 1225)
  • 35 Life Rafts (occupancy each: 35 / total occupancy: 1225)
  • 1 Life Raft (occupancy: 25)


Maintenance Schedule

  • Dry-dock: 1/27/08-2/09/08
  • Dry-dock: 1/30/11-2/13/11
  • Dry-dock: 4/23/16-5/08/16


Ship Refurbishments and Renovations

Completed during dry-dock: 4/23/16-5/08/16

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work and reupholstering in public areas
  • Lido Restaurant: Burrito Bar and Grill removed; Comfort Kitchen added
  • RedFrog Rum Bar - located Lido Deck 9 midship, pool area
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar - located Lido Deck 9 midship, pool area
  • Alchemy Bar - located Promenade Deck 5 aft (replaced wine bar)
  • Skybox Sports Bar - located on Promenade Deck 5 forward (replaced original Sports Bar)
  • Guy's Burger Joint - located Lido Deck 9 midship, pool area
  • BlueIguana Cantina - located Lido Deck 9 midship, pool area
  • Redfrog Pub - located Deck 5 midship (replaced Club O2)
  • Club O2 - located Deck 4 midship (replaced Conference Room)
  • Internet Cafe - located Deck 5 midship (relocated from Deck 4)  
  • Cherry on Top - located Promenade Deck 5 forward (replaced Special Occasions)

Completed during dry-dock: 1/30/11-2/13/11

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work and reupholstering in lounges and public areas
  • ADA compliant modifications in various areas of the ship
  • Addition of Serenity “Adults-Only” area on Deck 12 and 14 forward
  • Addition of 2 new Captain’s Suites and 6 new Scenic Ocean View staterooms on Deck 9 forward.
  • Fitness Center – replace equipment

Completed during dry-dock: 1/27/08-2/09/08

  • Family Staterooms (6E) on Spa Deck 11 converted into Balcony Staterooms (8F).
  • Circle C Lounge – addition of a lounge for teens (12-14) on Atlantic Deck 4 forward.
  • Spa Carnival – whirlpool was removed.
  • City Sports Park Mini Golf – addition of a 9-hole miniature golf course on Sun Deck 12 aft.
  • Carnival Seaside Theater - addition of an Outdoor Poolside TV Screen on Lido Deck midship.



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