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Carnival Glory
Carnival Glory
Member Name: Happytraveller 914
Cruise Date: August 2013
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Destination: Canada & New England
Cabin Category: 8A
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 5.0
Public Rooms 5.0
Cabins 5.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5.0
Service 5.0
Value-for-Money 4.0
Rates 5.0
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Wonderful time and way to visit the maritime provinces

This was our first time aboard the Carnival Glory, and it turned out to be a pleasant ship to sail on. It was a very smooth journey. It was, however, a bit awkward in navigating to the formal dining rooms as their main entrances were not easily accessible from mid-ship - one had to go to the extreme stairs/elevators, whether forward or aft, to find the right way to enter them. But that's a minor quibble. The ship was beautifully maintained. Everywhere and everything was cleaned to perfection.

I tried the special burger place, but did not care for it. Neither one of us is especially fond of Mexican fare, so we didn't try the cantina. We also did not try the steakhouse menu, as we learned on other Carnival cruises that the servings are much larger than we can eat without feeling stuffed. The food in the formal dining rooms was fine, though the tables for two are much too close together for comfort. Our favorite meals were served in the Platinum dining room, which was open for breakfast/brunch. I highly recommend the deviled Cornish hen and the steak and eggs, both prepared with imaginative sauces and cooked very well. The Lido buffet was, as always, crammed with luscious offerings. Everyone should be able to find something of interest on the 9th deck.

We enjoyed meeting the pleasant, polite, and friendly people of St. John in the province of New Brunswick, where we learned many interesting facts about the Loyalists who fled the 13 colonies to avoid being harassed by the Revolutionaries and seeing the prosperous, clean and friendly city of Halifax. The main street of Halifax reminded me of midtown Manhattan, so I felt right at home.

We were disappointed in the quality of the entertainment, spoiled perhaps by the great shows we saw on our two Carnival cruises in 2012. The music was overly loud and the lyrics were in the main unintelligible. The dancers were good but the scenery was nothing but computer-generated graphics on a screen behind them - glaring and reminiscent of a poorly-designed computer game. The comics were not funny, whether so-called "family oriented" or "adult" - meaning potty humor best suited to a ten-year old. We did enjoy the romantic dance music performed by "Summer Breeze." Some of the guests astounded us by their talent and expertise in ballroom dancing. The smaller groups performing around the ship seemed to do a better job than the big-ticket items in the theater.

Publication Date: 09/09/13
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