Glory 10-25 Halloween!!!!!!!: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by David
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Glory 10-25 Halloween!!!!!!!
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Thursday was a sea day as we headed back towards Port Canaveral. We slept in and then headed to the buffet for breakfast. We had purchased our "Walk on the Deck for a Cure" shirts earlier in the week for the breast cancer walk on the jogging track. Unbeknownst to most on the ship (until an announcement came), a crew member had a medical emergency and the boat had turned southwards towards Puerto Rico (I had noticed the sun on the wrong side of the boat and figured we had turned for some reason). We went about 6 hours south till we were in range of a Coast Guard helicopter that flew in and airlifted her out. We had heard she had appendicitis, but can't confirm or deny this. So, we were going to end up getting an extra day at sea as we wouldn't be getting back to Port Canaveral till nearly 5pm (instead of the original 7am). WOOO HOOO for us!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was a little disappointed in the lack of participation in the breast cancer walk. There wasn't any advertising for it. Guess if Carnival wasn't going to make money off of it, why advertise it. It seemed like more people were interested in guys dressed as girls by the lido pool, rather than walking for a good cause (and maybe burning off a few calories from the buffets and 24 hour pizza and ice cream. Lol).
Thursday night was another formal night and we got all spiffed up. Did a couple more picture sittings as well. Another fun evening. Found and ordered some pictures after eating dinner and popped into the casino a bit before hitting the room and sitting on the balcony for a bit. Then we hit the bed.
Friday was another great but windy day on the Glory. There was defiantly some sway in the ship the last few days, but nothing that wasn't manageable. For me It's like being in a rocky cradle and it lulls me to sleep at night. I am sure the people who had a little too much to drink may have had some issues. And those who weren't may have wished they had been. Lol. We slept in and moseyed up to the Lido deck for the breakfast buffet. Afterwards we popped down to the casino and grabbed an entry into the slot tournament. We were also planning on playing some bingo that afternoon. Probably wouldn't do again as bingo is not that much fun for me. After tapping the bloody spin button like maniacs, Diane and I made it to the final round of the slot tournament. Being 2 of the final 9, we figured our odds of winning were good. Yeah right. Lol. We had fun nonetheless. We headed to the room for much pre-dinner nap. As with almost every day, we hit the sushi bar for some pre-dinner snacks (Diane doesn't care for it, but always grabbed some extra for me). Dinner was awesome as usual. We handed 'Super Charged" Joseph our tip on the way into dinner and had our last meal with some great people. Finally learned how to play craps. Have been in tons of casinos, but had never learned to play. Had a couple of people give some quick and dirty instructions. Played for nearly 2 hours on $40 and leaf the table with $42. So not bad entertainment for $2!!
Saturday should have been an early debarkation day, but with the medical emergency, we got an extra day. WOOOO HOOOO!!!!!!! Sorry for those who missed their flights, but I would have added an extra day on both sides of the cruise, just for this situation. And while Carnival would have probably loved to see us go Saturday morning, I am very sure they enjoyed everyone dumping money in the casinos and buying drinks on board. We asked our steward when we needed to be out of the room and he asked as long as we didn't mess with the bed, we didn't have to leave until after we hit the dock. We gathered what we had left and moved up and sat in the casino, had a beer and watched the gator game on the TV. We finally got off the ship a little after 5pm and were on the road by 6.
Things to remember: Extra Day on board High Energy CD Butch "Super Charged" Maitre D Joseph Awesome food and table mates - Mark and Kathy, Shane and Kenny Piano Whore - Mark Weiser Balcony Great Shows and Comedians Great Ports of Call
After a good night's sleep, we booked our Honeymoon Cruise on the Dream for its first cruise out of Port Canaveral, a 9 day eastern Caribbean trip. Thanks Carnival!!!!!!! Less