In preparation for its new year-round program of three- and four-day voyages from Port Canaveral kicking off later this year, Carnival Valor has undergone a renovation project that has added a variety of new dining and bar concepts, including Guy’s Burger Joint, RedFrog Pub, SkyBox Sports Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and Alchemy Bar.
The new spaces were added during a dry dock that began April 23 and ran through May 8.
Carnival Valor is one of four ships that sail from Port Canaveral, which is also home to Carnival Magic and Carnival Victory offering year-round departures, as well as Carnival Sunshine operating seasonal sailings.
New features being added to Carnival Valor include:
Guy’s Burger Joint: A free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving burgers and fries in an atmosphere that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture.
RedFrog Rum Bar: A poolside bar offering Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s ThirstyFrog Red.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar: A Mexican-themed bar serving tequila-based frozen drinks and beers by the pool.
BlueIguana Cantina: A complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy burritos and tacos, as well as a toppings and salsa bar.
RedFrog Pub: This tropics-inspired bar serves Caribbean rums and beers – including Carnival’s ThirstyFrog Red – in a British-West-Indies-meets-Key-West ambiance.
Alchemy Bar: A vintage-themed cocktail “pharmacy” with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests’ own custom-created cocktails.
SkyBox Sports Bar: A bar where guests can catch live sporting events and check out scores on the real-time 24/7 sports ticker.
Cherry On Top: This eatery and shop has bins of bulk candy, gifts and novelties, custom apparel and more.
Carnival Valor kicks off its year-round three- and four-day Bahamas cruise schedule from Port Canaveral October 30. On this route, three-day cruises depart Thursdays and call at Nassau while four-day voyages depart Sundays and feature Nassau and Freeport.
Carnival Valor will also offer a series of three- to five-day cruises in May, as well as a program of five- and eight-day departures through October. The three- to five-day sailings will take place throughout May, visiting ports like Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Half Moon Cay, Nassau and Freeport. The ship will also offer a one-time six-day cruise departing May 15 calling at Nassau, Amber Cove and Grand Turk.
The five- to eight-day voyages will run June 4 to September 30. Five-day cruises visit Nassau, Half Moon Cay and Freeport. Eight-day eastern Caribbean cruises call at Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Kitts and St. Maarten and eight-day southern Caribbean sailings include Aruba, Grand Turk and Curaçao or Bonaire.
Reservations are currently being accepted for Carnival Valor.