Carnival Glory Cruise Review by JoeF: Carnival Glory - Eastern Caribbean
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Carnival Glory - Eastern Caribbean
Just got back from Eastern Caribbean on the Glory yesterday (6/30/07). Sailed with wife, 18 y/o daughter and her 17 y/o friend (the girls). Booked cruise 18 months ago and counted down the days. We were not disappointed. May have been the best vacation I have ever been on. Drove to Port Canaveral from Orlando. Spent three days at Disney prior to cruise.
Embarkation: Smooth. Arrived at port around 1:15 and they were already boarding. From start to finish took about 45 min. Only hang up was filling out a Bahamas form no one knew anything about. Went right to cabins and dropped off carry-ons, then to lunch at the Red Sail. After unpacking we headed to the obligatory "muster drill". It was hot and uncomfortable, but never gave it another thought after it was over.
Cabins: We had two side by side balcony cabins. Best decision we ever made. Had Steward open the door between balconies and had plenty of room to enjoy the views. Food: Outstanding! Burgers, pizza, ice cream, More deli were all outstanding. Buffets were very good, with a different theme each day. Dining room was wonderful. I had steak/prime rib on three nights and was never disappointed. Chocolate melting cake was a huge hit with all of us. Breakfast I would recommend the sit down if time permits, otherwise buffet was fine. Girls ordered room service a few days, always on time and satisfying. Creams cafe had additional items (huge brownies, chocolate covered strawberry's, cake) if you need an extra sugar fix...and we did. There is a fee for these items...but VERY reasonable.
Service: Throughout the ship was excellent. Cabin steward (John) was very friendly. Room was cleaned and fresh towels twice each day. Dinning service (Huseyine & Klara) were very friendly and fun. Pursers desk went out of their way to make any problems right.
Entertainment: Was just so-so. Girls went to club O2, but it was more of a 12-14ish hang out. Shows were ok...Magic/comedian and Marcus Anthony were very good but "Glory Dancers" were not good at all. Two featured singers were ok but dancers didn't come close to a Disney show. Ports: Nassau was first. Took water taxi to Atlantis. Take car taxi, faster and you don't have to wait for entire boat to fill before leaving. Atlantis was nice, but wont need to go again. Shopping was good. Go to Straw Market first...best prices. St. Thomas was next. Stores on main street close at 5pm. We did not know this and because we booked our shore excursion in the middle of the day we never had time to make it to the shops. St. Maarten was next and was our favorite. Went horse back riding, shopping and the beach. Loved it all.
Disembarkation: Took a little longer then we thought it might. We had too many bags to do "self" so we waited for our deck to be called. Customs was fast and effortless. Found bags without much problem, except cooler (tag feel off). Entire process took around an hour and a half.
Without question we will cruise again, and would consider Carnival Glory again as well. We all had the time of our lives. Less
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