We sailed on the Carnival Glory April 11th - 18th 2009. This was our first cruise. We had an absolutely wonderful time. We sailed with our two boys ages 6 and 14. Our 6 year old loved Camp Carnival. The Carnival goes above and beyond for the kids! Our 14 year old had a blast meeting friends and the only time we saw him was at dinner. LOL. I wanted this to be a family vacation but the children had so much being with the other groups I didn't make them stay with us. This gave us some couple time. We exhausted ourselves trying to attend as many of the activities as we could. We missed alot and look forward to cruising again to do some of the things we didn't get a chance to do.
The Eastern Caribbean was paradise. More beautiful than I can explain. I can't think of anything to complain about. Thankfully, our cabin didn't smell of cigarette smoke. We didn't know smoking was allowed in the cabins. When you let the little things go you don't have much negative things to say. The only suggestion is switching to fountain soda drinks. We spent alot of time standing in line at the bars waiting for sodas. (We purchased the fountain cards) Dixie in the Platinum Dining Room was wonderful. All of the staff were very friendly. The dancers were terrific. Butch was hilarious! The illusion show was great. I believe Carnival has done a fabulous job with their entertainment, organization, training of staff, etc.
Embarkation and disembarkation was smooth and uneventful! We look forward to cruising again in the future. The value of the trip is well worth the money...every single penny of it.