Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor is a post-Panamax Conquest-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Fincantieri at its Monfalcone shipyard in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, northern Italy, she was floated out on March 27, 2004, and christened by American journalist and author Katie Couric in Miami on December 17, 2004.[3] The vessel is based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, and has a "Heroes and Heroics" theme.

Carnival Valor departing Port Canaveral, USA
Name: Carnival Valor
Owner: Carnival Corporation & plc
Operator: Carnival Cruise Line
Port of registry: Panama City,  Panama
Cost: US$500 million
Launched: March 27, 2004
Sponsored by: Katie Couric
Christened: December 17, 2004
Maiden voyage: 2004
In service: December 2004–present
Status: In service
Notes: [1][2][3][4][5]
General characteristics
Class and type: Conquest-class cruise ship
Tonnage: 110,000 GT
Length: 952 ft (290.2 m)
Beam: 116 ft (35.4 m)
Draft: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Decks: 13
Installed power: 63,400 kW
Propulsion: Diesel-electric; two shafts
Speed: 22.5 knots (41.7 km/h; 25.9 mph)
Capacity: 2,974 passengers
Crew: 1,180
Notes: [1]


Carnival Valor's home port is currently New Orleans Louisiana, she sails 4 and 5 night cruises to Cozumel, Mexico.[6] Television host Katie Couric is the Carnival Valor's godmother.[3]


Some of Carnival Valors public areas were refurbished during a drydocking from April 23 through May 8, 2016.[7]


  1. Ward, Douglas (2005). Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships. Singapore: Berlitz. ISBN 981-246-510-3.
  2. "Carnival Valor moving toward Miami". South Florida Business Journal. December 1, 2004. Retrieved August 19, 2008.
  3. "Couric to serve as ship godmother". South Florida Business Journal. September 20, 2004. Retrieved August 19, 2008.
  4. "Carnival Valor (IMO: 9236389)". Retrieved August 19, 2008.
  5. "Carnival Triumph (732488)". Port State Information Exchange. United States Coast Guard.
  6. "Building Upon Leadership Position in Port Canaveral, Carnival to Expand Capacity on Short Cruises By 34 Percent And Offer Newest Class of Ship on Week-Long Voyages From Space Coast". April 14, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  7. "Carnival Valor Undergoes Makeover In Preparation For Cruises Out of Port Canaveral". Space Coast Daily. May 10, 2016. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
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