Using WiFi, Cell Phones and Internet on the Carnival Valor
You can access the internet on the Carnival Valor -- there is WiFi on the entire ship. There is also an internet cafe on the Carnival Valor.
Carnival does provide PC's in an internet cafe accessible via Winston's Bar on Deck 4 Aft. However, if you want to bring your WiFi-enabled laptop, iPhone, PDA, etc., the Carnival Valor is WiFi enabled. You can choose from a "pay-as-you" go rate for a one-time $3.95 activation charge, and, a 75¢ per minute rate. Alternatively, you can buy a block of non-refundable minutes for (verified September 2009):
Cruises of 6+ days: 100 minutes for $55.00, 250 minutes for $100.00
Cruises less than 6 days: 30 minutes for $16.50, 60 minutes for $24.00
You can make and receive phone calls and text messages (SMS) while onboard the Carnival Valor.
Cell phone roaming is enabled on the Carnival Valor, however, the system can be pricey as the price plans feature international roaming rates and data charges (this can be very expensive). Contact your mobile phone operator to ensure that your account is activated for international roaming and inquiry as to per minute rates and data charges.
As of August 2009, all major US mobile operators as well as Rogers Wireless in Canada are available on the Carnival Valor. There are also several mobile operators whom are available on the Carnival Valor.