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Please note that all prices on our website are in US dollars, and travel purchases must be completed with a major credit card. Unless you are considering one of our custom cruise itineraries, certain cruise lines prohibit US-based travel agencies from selling to non-US residents.

All passengers regardless of their home country, citizenship or country of residency are responsible for obtaining the proper documentation for travel. This includes passports

Shopping onboard the Carnival Valor

Carnival_shopping2Located in the Atrium on Deck 5, the Promenade Deck, the Carnival Valor's shopping area is known as "The Fun Shops". Here you are able to buy sundry items (suntan lotion, toiletries, candy, postcards, etc.), Carnival logo-ware, resort wear (casual clothing), jewelry, watches, liquor, and cigarettes. The prices run the gamut -- great on liquor and cigarettes, generally good on watches, expensive on sundry items. And, as the ship is at sea, you will not have to pay a sales tax -- purchases are "duty free."

If you want to surprise someone and plan something special in your cabin, check out the "Formalities" store where you can order up something special -- like decorating your cabin for an anniversary or birthday, roses, food baskets, and other items to make your cruise that much more memorable.

Art Auction at Sea onboard Carnival Valor

Also popular is the "Art Auction At Sea" where you can purchase collectible art while onboard your cruise.

Carnival Valor Shopping Tips:

  • The liquor deals are excellent. However, keep in mind limits on what you can bring back into the country per US Customs regulations. Also, liquor bought at the onboard store cannot be consumed during your cruise -- you will be given the liquor you purchased during disembarkation,
  • While not a guarantee, many items go "on sale" on the last day of the cruise,
  • Read the Fun Times for daily "special" sale items (watches, gold by the inch, etc.) featured in the stores. Read our article entitled "Shopping Onboard A Carnival Cruise" for more helpful advice.
  • Reportedly, several companies that run art auctions onboard cruise ships will provide an appraisal with their art that will lead you to believe that you are getting very good value. There are those with opinions that the appraisal methods are questionable. So, if you are inclined to buy something at one of these auctions, a common sense approach to avoid feeling like you got ripped off is to never buy thinking you will make a profit, buy the art because it suits your tastes and budget.
  • Each member of your family has a "Sail and Sign "card. This card acts as a credit card as well as a room key. That also means each kid-unless the parent takes care of the card for the child- has access to charging privileges. It is worth it to check the account periodically if you suspect one of the kids may have abused this privilege.
  • If you or one of the kids has trouble keeping track of that "Sail and Sign" card, go to the Fun Shops and buy a plastic holder with a lanyard. Place the card inside the plastic holder and you are good to go. For extra security, stop by the Purser's Desk and get a hole punched in the card to slip through the security ring that attaches the lanyard.

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