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Carnival Glory
Carnival Glory
Member Name: Leo
Cruise Date: April 2005
Embarkation: Port Canaveral
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 8328
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   5.0 out of 5+
Dining 4.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness Not Rated
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 1.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money Not Rated
Rates 5+
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Carnival Glory - Western Caribbean

Overall we had a great cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation where nightmares. The Carnival team at embarkation was great. The local port officials were inept beyond imagination. We will never use Port Canaveral again. We are in our 50s and able to wait in a 3 hour line, outside, with out permanent damage. Many older travelers were succumbing to the heat and requiring help. The line would not move for 30 minutes at a time. I have never seen such a mess.

Once on board the Glory, our room keys did not work. Nor, did half the other keys on the ship. The Pursers office was overwhelmed. The crew seemed unconcerned and no announcements were made until prompted by the guests. Finally, after 45 minutes a crew member came by with a master key and let us in our room.

The food was fine and what we generally expected. The main dining room staff was wonderful and seemed to really be interested in our enjoyment.

The entertainment was first rate and worth the price of the cruise. The live orchestra was absolutely fantastic. Their "big band" concerts are not to be missed. The only exception was the hypnotist; he was absolute waste of time.

The ports were fine as well. Unfortunately, we disembarked at the Navy pier in Key West. This caused a great deal of wasted time, shuttles, and incredible waits. Cozumel was great as usual. Progresso was a bit depressing, but the people were great. We tried to lie on the beach, but were continuously hounded by vendors. Belize was also a bit depressing. We very much enjoyed our excursion to Altun Ha & Belize City Tour. The people were great and did everything possible to make our tour enjoyable.

Carnival is a great line and we will cruise with them again.

Publication Date: 08/10/05
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