Carnival Valor


Year built: 2004

Speed: 23 kn

Passengers: 2,974

Crew: 1,180

110k tons

14 decks


The Carnival Valor currently sails cruises to the Western Caribbean from Galveston, Texas, on 4 to 6 night cruises. On May 11, 2019, Valor will begin sailing 4 and 5 night cruises to the Western Caribbean from New Orleans, Louisiana.


On December 21, 2013, the ship rescued five people from a motor yacht that was sinking off the St. Maarten island. While on a 7-day cruise itinerary from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the ship responded to a distress call. People from the sinking yacht were rescued via lifeboat, brought on the ship for medical evaluations and given food and water. During this incident, two of the ship’s crew received minor injuries.

On April 28, 2012, a male passenger died in his cabin. The girlfriend stated when he came to bed, he was heavily breathing and suddenly stopped breathing. She called and reported the emergency. The duty nurse responded and began ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support). Two more nurses arrived to assist her, followed by all the remaining med staff, but the man couldn’t be revived and was pronounced dead by Natural Causes.

On May 25, 2012, a male passenger was found dead in the ships Theater, leaning on his couch and unresponsive. Fellow passengers started CPR. The med staff arrived and took over the CPR procedure. The man was transported via stretcher to the ship’s hospital while CPR continued. He was pronounced dead by natural causes.

On April 14, 2005, a male passenger jumped overboard but was rescued alive. The incident occurred at 3:00 AM. The man decided to kill himself after losing roughly $10,000 at the on board casino. A crew saw him falling overboard, the ship stopped, lowered a boat and rescued him. He was disembarked in St. Maarten.

On May 14, 2005, a female passenger suffered a broken neck, and had to be medevaced for surgery ashore. This incident occurred in the ship’s Washington Dining Room restaurant during the late dinner seating. After dinner, a drunken woman climbed one of the pedestals and started dancing to the music. Soon she fell off, landing on a round dining table and hitting another woman who sustained a broken neck.

On June 15, 2007, a 4-year-old kid suffered a near drowning incident. The ship was on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise from home port Miami, and en-route from Costa Maya, Mexico. Because the girl’s condition was worsening, the ship had to make an emergency stop in port Cozomel for evacuation.

On June 23, 2007, a male passenger fell overboard but was rescued alive. The incident happened at 7:30 PM. The ship immediately turned around and started a search and rescue operation. USCG was alerted and en-route. Later, the crew spotted the man and sent a rescue boat to retrieve him. The incident report stated the man was intoxicated.

On November 20, 2007, 22 passengers were involved in a road crash accident on a sponsored Carnival shore excursion in St Thomas. All of them suffered injuries and were sent to Schneider Regional Medical Center. A man with fractured skull was airlifted to Miami. The incident occurred at 3:00 PM on Mafolie Road, when the brakes of a bucket truck failed and it hit the tour bus from the back. Then the truck tipped over crushing a pickup truck and also hitting a smaller vehicle.

On August 18, 2012, a minor male passenger sustained injury. The boy was running on a treadmill at the ship’s gymnasium, lost balance and fell. Examination revealed the boy’s arm had been fractured numerous times in the same area. Medical staff immobilized the broken arm. The boy remained on the ship for the duration of the voyage.

On August 19, 2012, a female passenger sustained a fractured left ankle. She was barefoot and entering her cabin’s bathroom when slipped on the bathmat and fell. The ankle was immobilized by the med staff. She remained on the ship for the duration of the voyage.

On August 7, 2015, a 46-year-old male crew was charged with sexual battery of a minor, lewd and lascivious molestation. The man, working on the ship as cabin steward, first tried to start a conversation with the teenage boy in one of the Spa’s sauna rooms. To avoid him, the boy moved to the showers, where the sexual assault occurred. After identifying the man, the boy’s father, assisted by other passengers, detained the crew until the ship’s security staff arrived. The incident occurred on the second leg of a 7-days Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean cruise when the ship was returning to home port of Port Canaveral, Florida en-route from Grand Turk.

On April 2, 2016, a medical emergency resulted in a course change on the 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida. The incident also caused an itinerary change for the next scheduled 7-day Western Caribbean cruise. The ship dropped Costa Maya, visiting only Cozumel, Belize City, and Roatan. As compensation, passengers received automatically refunded port fees, costs for booked through Carniva

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