Carnival Valor dropped its anchor into the Carnival fleet in 2004 and was designed to whisk you away to leisure, fun, and a plethora of amazing destinations. Sailing out from a selection of ports around the world, the ship visits top spots all along the Caribbean and Panama Canal. Step on board Carnival Valor and immediately you will discover there is more than plenty to impress. Her 14 passenger decks are brimming with a number of exceptional eateries, bars, entertainment venues, luxury guest rooms, and sports and leisure options. Spectate the most magnificent theatrical performances at Carnival Seaside Theater or Ivanhoe Theatre. Slide down the exciting waterslides and play in the water at Dolphin Pool & Twister Waterslide, or treat yourself to a pampering massage at the spa and try out the high quality fitness facilities to work up a sweat.
The Deli on Lido Deck serves up delicious freshly-made wraps and sandwiches for the ideal light bite on board. Get a feel for Mexican dining at Blueiguana Cantina as you enjoy stuffed burritos and freshly-made tacos. Tuck into a hearty fresh-off-the-grill burger at Guy's Burger Joint, or Seafood Shack will promise tasty local catches on a roll or platter. Rosie's Lido Restaurant is a comfortable atmosphere to appreciate a good meal and combines a range of flavours to suit every palate. Experience gourmet starters, premium cuts of beef, fresh seafood, and an in-depth wine list at Scarlett's Steakhouse. Keep full with a three-course dinner consisting of steak, roasted duck, scallops, or prime rubs at Lincoln Dining Room; try out Washington Dining Room for similar-style servings. To settle your sweet tooth pop along to Cherry On Top to tuck into scrumptious sweet treats to put an end to your appetite.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar is the go-to for a relaxed vibe, panoramic cruise views, and exciting drink combinations. Soak up the cool Caribbean chill of RedFrog Rum Bar and sample some of the most flavoursome rum concoctions. Alchemy Bar is a vintage-themed cocktail setting with professional mix-masters and enticing combinations of spirits, fresh juices, spices, and infused spirits. Rock up to Dream Bar, pull up a seat, and mingle with fellow passengers as you sip fabulous drinks and soak up Egyptian-style inspired surroundings. Try out either Paris Hot Lounge, Winston's Bar, Eagle's Aft Lounge, or Lindy Hop Piano Bar for fuss-free ambience. RedFrog Pub is a more casual spot and a friendly environment to chat with friends over a relaxed drink or two. Stop by SkyBox Sports Bar to root for your favourite team back home in an energy-filled atmosphere with a bubbling stein of beer. If you're in need of a caffeine kick Java Cafe is a chilled-out area to enjoy a strong brew, accompanied by an appetising pastry or slice of cake.
There is plenty on board Carnival Legend to keep you entertained day and night. Take yourself along to Serenity Adult-Only Retreat to chill by the atmospheric pool or work on your tan on the sun lounger. Try your hand at a game of Mini Golf on the fun-filled course located on the Sun Deck, or unwind at Spa Carnival; clear your mind in the sauna or get jogging on the treadmill using the high-quality fitness facilities. Treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage in the Massage Rooms afterwards to restore your body. Relax by Prometheus Aft Pool to soak up the sunshine, or take a dip in the Jacuzzi. Splash in the water and enjoy the exciting water slides at Dolphin Pool & Twister Waterslide, or immerse yourself in a moving production at sea with the Carnival Seaside Theater. See if your odds are stacked at Shogun Club Casino, or let your competitive side come out at The Caboose Video Arcade. Slip on your party attire and dance into the early hours at One Small Step Dance Club, or for a low-key evening take a look around The Fun Shops and round off with a viewing at Ivanhoe Theatre. For the teens and tots, Circle 'C' and Club 02 are ideal for making new friends, play sports, video games, and join karaoke jam sessions. Iliad Library is brimming with plenty of must-reads to take with you back to your guest room or enjoy on the sun lounger.
Day 1: UK to New Orleans, Louisiana
Fly from your chosen UK airport to New Orleans and make your way to your four-star hotel for a two-night stay.
Day 2: New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans — known as the 'Crescent City' and the 'Big Easy' — sits on the Mississippi River and is home to world-class restaurants, lush green landscapes and a vibrant music and night-time scene. Wander the streets of the French Quarter and visit restaurants serving traditional Creole fare and listen to street musicians playing lively Jazz. Take a steamboat cruise along the river, visit historic Jackson Square or experience the carnival atmosphere of Mardi Gras World.
Day 3: New Orleans, Louisiana (Embarkation Day)
After check out make your way to the port to board Carnival Valor for you five-night Caribbean cruise.
Day 5: Cozumel, Mexico
Arrive on the Mexican island of Cozumel. One of Mexico's most popular ports of call, it's home to several natural parks and a rich coral reef surrounded by tropical fish. San Miguel, Cozumel's only town, offers a great selection of bars, cafes and restaurants alongside seafront shops and boutiques selling handmade Mayan souvenirs. Follow sightseeing jungle trails, wander botanical gardens with natural lagoons, or view dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat.
Day 6: Yucatan (Progreso), Mexico
Progreso is a stunning port city located next to Mexico’s Emerald Coast alongside the Gulf of Mexico. Known for its unbeatable combination of breathtaking beaches and fascinating history; Progeso is popular destination with cruise goers. Soak up the sun on Progreso’s golden beaches or explore the sun drenched pyramids that rise from the jungle. Discover the remarkable Maya ruins of Uxmal and the vibrant city of Mérida. Savour the beautiful natural landscapes of the Yucatan, such as the Cenotes and the hot pink flamingos that can be seen from a striking wooden tower.
Day 8: New Orleans, Louisiana to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.