We flew into Orlando the day before our cruise. There was myself, my husband, and our friends who were celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. We spent the night at the Fairfield Inn by the Airport. Great place. We caught the hotel shuttle back to the airport on Saturday Morning to meet up with Mears Transportation for the bus ride to the Cruise Ship at Port Canaveral. The ship was huge and beautiful. Embarkation process was pretty quick for all of us. I am not going to go into detail on a daily basis but just give a brief overview of things we liked and did not like.
We loved the buffett(Red Sail) for breakfast and lunch. They had great food that was fast and fresh. Loved the guava juice, breads of all types, and any desserts they had. We loved our dining room experience. We had the early seating in the Platinum Dining room. We had requested a table for just the four of us and Carnival complied. We had a great view of the ocean as we ate dinner everynight. Our waiter was Adrian from Romania. He was impeccable. His helper Koko was very funny. All of agreed that the favorite desserts are Creme Brulee and Warm Chocolate Melting Cake. The Maitre D gave us the recipe for the Chocolate Cake. All our dinners were good. No complaints. We all gained weight on this trip.
We have high praises for the whole staff on the Glory. We were able to surprise our friends with a cake and champagne for their anniversary with the help of the crew. The cruise director even announced it on his tv show.
All the ports we went to ( Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya and Nassau) were great. We enjoyed each stop. The only issues we had was the length of time to get on our bus for excursions out of Belize. Very disorganized. We could not tell if it was the port people or the vendor for our excursion.
We did the sail and snorkel party in Cozumel by Fury. What a blast. The best part was the time on our own private beach.
The captain did a great job of sailing the ship. We had two fun days at sea. These were my least favorite thing. Too many people and too many kids running around. There were lots of activities for all ages. We did bingo, trivia, bar hop, sun bathing, dancing, gambling. We tried it all.
This was the first cruise for me and my husband. Our friends have done 4 other cruises. I think if we do another cruise it will be on a different line just to see what is different. The Carnival Glory was great but not very restful.