A GLORY-ous First Cruise!: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by blueknightess
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A GLORY-ous First Cruise!
Destination: Western Caribbean
EMBARKATION: On the day of the cruise, we drove from Windsor, ON to Detroit, MI and caught our flight to Miami, FL at 8:50am. We arrived in More Miami just shy of noon and after picking up our luggage we found a Carnival employee and were escorted to our bus. The bus trip felt like it took forever as we were both really excited to board the ship. At the pier, the lines for security were short, and the self check-in went quickly and smoothly. We got our Sign & Sail cards and were on the ship by about 1pm. Once on board, we went to check out our rooms which were already available. We dropped off all of our carry-on stuff and headed to Lido to find some food. I had my first slice of pizza and ordered a FunShip drink (mmm!). We wandered around the ship, took some pictures, and before we knew it it was time for dinner! That night, we watched Harry Potter on the big screen, went to the Welcome Aboard show in the Amber Palace (which was okay, I suppose) and enjoyed the ocean.
SEA DAY # 1: This was our first of two sea days on this cruise. We slept in until 10am and then headed to breakfast in the Red Sail Restaurant. I found there was always a good selection of food on the breakfast buffet including eggs, bacon, ham, cheese, meats, pancakes, french toast, waffles, baked goods, potatoes, etc. If you can't find something you'd like to eat for breakfast, there is something wrong with YOU. We wandered around the ship, took pictures, played in the arcade, ate, and attended the cruise director's (Gary; he's awesome) Fun Ashore & Fun Aboard information session. For lunch, I had chicken strips and fries from the Grill. I ate chicken strips everyday (I think) as they were so delicious. Also, ladies, get a Mocha Chocolate Getaway! F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S! Tonight was also our first of two formal nights. We got dressed up, took pictures with the photographers and went to dinner. That night we attended the Livin' in America show (again, just alright) and then went to the Adults Only comedy of Lance Montalo which was HILARIOUS. Definitely do not miss seeing his show.
SEA DAY # 2: We were extremely sad that this was our last day aboard the Glory. We wandered around to see things that we hadn't gotten to see and spent a lot of time on the decks enjoying the warm breeze and open ocean. We played in the arcade, ate Fat Chocolate Cake from Creams (DELICIOUS!), drank multiple Kiss On the Lips', and ate one last meal with our tablemates. I ordered some type of fruit with peach schnapps which was super yummy! For a main, I ordered the chicken breast in a mushroom sauce which was awesome, and my BF had his last steak. He had the Bitter & Blanc which he now won't shut up about (it was pretty good) and I had the last of my WCMC until our next Carnival cruise. We attended the Carnival Legends show which was okay. Earlier that day, I had also gone to see The Game of Love which I recommend to all the couples as it was really funny. Our cruise director, Gary Brierley, does a fantastic job with all the shows. Then, we headed back to our rooms to pack our bags and shed a tear or two.
DEBARKATION: We chose Self-Assist because we had an earlier flight out of Miami back to Detroit, MI. It was quite easy and painless. By the time we got down to the Amber Palace (meeting spot), they were already debarking those who were ready to go. When we got to US Customs, the line for Non-US Citizens was quite short and the officers were pleasant. We boarded the bus and within 15 minutes we were headed back to the airport. GOODBYE GLORY!
MISCELLANEOUS: Overall we had a fantastic time aboard the Carnival Glory. The food was average to great, our room steward was fantastic, the staff are friendly, and there's always something to do while on board. The ports were beautiful, the weather was fantastic, and the water was crystal clear. Besides the buffets and the Main Dining Room, I also ate a sandwich from the Deli which was good, and ate fries, chicken, hotdogs, hamburgers, etc from the Grill all which was good. My BF ate pizza from the Pizzeria everyday, so I guess that means he likes it. Neither of us can wait to do another cruise with Carnival, and have recommended this particular cruise to all of our friends Less