Glory in the Caribbean!!!: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by Vicki_RN
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Glory in the Caribbean!!!
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The Glory was prettier than the Legend due to all of the immaculate colors and architecture of the ship, however the Lido deck seemed smaller and more crowded. The pools were small but refreshing at the same time. There was alot of activites going on around the pools, and if you wanted a quieter space you could head up to the sun deck where you could catch a nice breeze where you couldn't on the Lido. The downside to the sundeck was that you had to travel lots of stairs to go to and from the pools (this is good to burn the chocolate melting cake off!). The Camel Club Casino was a nice open space to gamble in, we noticed that people seemed to win more money in the beginning of the cruise than the latter. Who knows if there is any truth to that, we had fun regardless in the casino. The White Heat Dance Club was interesting. It was a great place to people watch, which most clubs are good for anyway. The good and bad thing is that they play a variety of music, so if your used to dancing to just hip hop you may want to brush up on your 70's and 80's.
My 18 year old spent alot of time hanging on the Lido deck with her friend who went with us as well. My 12 year old hung out with the Circle C clubbers. She thought it was a little boring, but to their credit she didn't participate in all of the activities. The two shows we attended which was the show something like the Newlywed Game and the magic show were really good. Service in the Golden Restaraunt was amazing thanks to our headwaitress Rosanna and her assistant Victorino. They made our cruise so much more enjoyable. On the downside, we only had Lobster and Prime Rib one night verses the two nights they were offered on previous cruises. Our room steward was great as well! The only bad thing we can say about the service is that if you don't drink alcohol the bartenders have no time for you when you present your coke card to them for a coke (which is the only place to get a coke unless you want to pay for it with roomservice). There are only two shops on the ship, wish they had more! FYI: the Roman Glass Jewelry is beautiful, but it damages the glass if it gets wet....they didn't tell me this when I bought it, but did include it in the written material that they gave me. Fortunatley there were no hassels when I returned it undamaged. Luckily I read the information before I washed my hands and got the ring wet! Less
Cabin review: 8212
Overall nice cabin. Very clean, ample closet space, needs more hangers. Beds were hard but bedding was very nice with amazing pillows. TV's need updating to flatscreens. Balcony was nice for the price we got if for, however I would not have paid full price because we didn't use it that much. I had room service every morning and ate on the balconly which was wonderful, however my plan to sit and read at night on the balcony did not work due to the fact that the bridge controls whether you can turn your balcony light on. It was great for my husband who smokes, but he said if he didn't smoke it wouldn't have been worth the extra $. It was nice to be able to see the weather, but a window room would have served that purpose just as well!