Carnival Glory Cruise Review by wcrossman: Enjoyable cruise on the Glory
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Enjoyable cruise on the Glory
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
My spouse and I just returned from a 5 day cruise on the Glory. We had sailed the Glory last June and noticed an improvement. Everything seems sharper and crisper.
We were traveling with friends, so we spent most of our meals in the dining room. The wait staff was excellent, with the maitre d coming around to our table almost every evening. One night, our regular waiter was under the weather. While the substitute struggled, one mention to the maitre d that he could use some help and suddenly three assistant waiters were caring for our table. We found the food very good, with excellent suggestions from our waiter.
Housekeeping kept our cabin clean and well stocked. Our steward was very pleasant with a smile and great conversation whenever we saw him.
The entertainment was a bit spotty. The shows are similar to those last year, but not quite as I remember them. I was waiting for the patriotic ending to the 4th of July show, only to have it fizzle. I remember More it being more of a crescendo last year. The entertainment around the ship was spotty. We weren't big fans of the magician, but our friends loved him.
Overall, a good trip on a improved ship. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
We chose a Whale watching tour. If you're interested in a great tour of the harbor and some seal sightings, with an outside chance of seeing a whale, it's a good tour. The boat didn't go out very far and they don't use sonar because of the harbor uses it. We spent a good amount of time circling an area where a fishing boat had spotted a whale the night before our trip. So, if you want to learn about the harbor from the water, spend some time in the open air, see some seals and seagulls, go ahead. If you want a good chance to see a whale, it seems to me you won't have it here.
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