New Spaces Include Guy's Burger Joint, RedFrog
Pub, Cocktail Pharmacy-Themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina Mexican Eatery
(May 9, 2016) – 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 an extensive renovation that added a variety of
popular dining and bar concepts, including Guy's Burger Joint, RedFrog Pub,
SkyBox Sports Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar and Alchemy Bar.
new spaces were added during a dry dock that began April 23 and ran through May
Valor offers a convenient and affordable choice from Port Canaveral, with a
host of exciting new innovations as well as popular features like a reservations-only
steakhouse and nearly 600 balcony staterooms – rare for a short cruise
itinerary," said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise
Line. "We're sure our guests are going to love all the new features
and our travel agent partners will appreciate this exciting new cruise vacation
option departing from the Space Coast," she added.
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. Together, these four ships
will carry more than 650,000 guests a year – more than any other cruise
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 hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries in an atmosphere that
celebrates the chef's California roots and love of car culture
RedFrog Rum Bar: a poolside bar offering
the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based
frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival's own ThirstyFrog Red
BlueIguana Tequila Bar: a fun and
festive outdoor watering hole offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere
and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin' by the pool
BlueIguana Cantina: a complimentary
poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic, freshly made burritos
and tacos on homemade tortillas, as well as an elaborate toppings and salsa bar
RedFrog Pub: at this tropics-inspired watering hole,
guests can enjoy the Caribbean's best rums and beers – including, of
course, Carnival's own ThirstyFrog Red – while soaking up the distinct
Alchemy Bar: a vintage-themed cocktail "pharmacy"
that's the go-to spot for guests seeking a unique experience with mixologists
who "prescribe" concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients or guests'
own custom-created cocktails
SkyBox Sports Bar: a sports
lovers' paradise where guests can catch live sporting events and check out
scores on the real-time 24/7 sports ticker
Cherry On Top: the "sweetest spot on board"
which celebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun
fanciful gifts and novelties, custom apparel and more
Valor kicks off its year-round three- and four-day Bahamas cruise schedule from
Port Canaveral Oct. 30, 2016. On this route, three-day cruises depart
Thursdays and call at Nassau while four-day voyages depart Sundays and feature
Nassau and Freeport.
Valor will also offer a series of three- to five-day cruises in May 2016, as
well as a program of five- and eight-day departures through October 2016.
The three- to five-day sailings will take place throughout May, visiting
popular 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 featuring
Nassau, Amber Cove and Grand Turk.
five- to eight-day voyages will run June 4 to Sept. 30, 2016. 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
are currently being accepted for Carnival Valor.
For additional information and reservations for Carnival Cruise Line, contact
any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com. Carnival can also be found on:
Facebook Fan Page: www.facebook.com/carnival
Journalists also can visit Carnival's media site, www.carnival-news.com or follow the line's PR department on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CarnivalPR.
About Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival, a unit of Carnival Corporation
& plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is "The World's Most Popular Cruise
Line®" with 25 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas,
Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda,
Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The company currently has
an as-yet-unnamed 133,500-ton ship under construction and scheduled to enter
service in 2018.
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