Carnival Glory Cruise Review by BaldwinCruiser: Fun week on the Fun Ship
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Fun week on the Fun Ship
We boarded the Glory at 11:30 AM on the 12th of July.Thanks to the great reviews from other members, we knew about boarding early and did so with ease. We went up to the Red Sail Restaurant and had a burrito from the burrito bar. Then we wandered the ship for awhile. We went on the Spa tour and my husband got to be a model for them....this meant he got a free hot shave/facial. Our room was ready at 1:30 as promised and the luggage (including my case of water that I had checked) arrived shortly thereafter.
We had an Oceanview Suite and it was beautiful. Tons of closet room, large bathroom and separate dressing room area. Our room steward was friendly and accommodating.
Dinner was the 6:00 seating in the Platinum dining room Our waitstaff of Genesis, Anthony and Angel were amazing. We were assigned to sit with another couple who were absolutely lovely and dinner conversation was quite pleasant. The buffet seemed kind of limited at lunch time, but the fish and chips were More delicious and I also appreciated the ability to make a giant fresh veggie salad. Chicken nuggets from the grill were delicious and plentiful. There was a sushi bar open 3 out of 4 nights, but the line was always very long and I never got to try it. There was only one specialty restaurant. By the time I tried to make reservations on day 2 it was completely booked for the cruise.
I was amazed that there were 3000 some odd people on board and the ship never seemed overcrowded. The adults only pool area on deck 9 in the back of the ship was a good place to hang out, although it was disappointing to see almost every lounge around the pool "saved" with towels and various other things by 8:00 on Sunday morning. Few people were actually sitting on the lounge chairs but everyone was saved.
Shows were plentiful. The first "Las Vegas Style" review was a bit disappointing but the second one called "Just Rock" or something like that was excellent. There were two comedians on board. Jim McCue--very funny and Tim Young, kind of funny but very crass. Surely there's other funny topics besides sex and bodily functions? However, his shows were packed. The comedy club manager, Jason, was hysterical.
Took advantage of a spa special on port day. Had a massage and mini facial. Reasonably priced, professionally done would probably do it again.
A couple of downsides: Our room was on deck 7 aft. Our floor was open the the atrium, and two of the nights there was quite a bit of noise late into the evening coming up from events on the Lobby deck 3. St. John was kind of boring but it was nice to walk around the town for a few hours. Less
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