Carnival Valor's home port is Miami, Florida and has been since its inaugural sailing in 2004. She currently sails on alternating 6 day Western Caribbean itinerary and 8 day Eastern or Southern Caribbean itinerary. In early 2013 the Carnival Valor will reposition to San Juan to take over for the Carnival Victory to do 7 day Southern Caribbean cruises.
Katie Couric is the Carnival Valor's godmother.
Renovation of 2008 and 2011
During her recent renovation in 2008, Valor received a large movie screen on the pool deck and a new Mongolian grill section for the buffet restaurant.
The following improvements were made during Valor's dry dock from 01/30/11 to 02/13/11: 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, and the addition of 2 new Captain’s Suites and 6 new Scenic Ocean View staterooms on Deck 9 forward. Fitness equipment is schedule to be replaced post dry-dock.