The Glory is a beautiful ship. A stretched Destiny Class. Deck Plans are almost identical.
The trip was the worst. We left on Saturday 2/19/05 with propulsion problems. Were not informed until Sunday afternoon while in Nassau. They changed our itinerary from St. Thomas & St. Maarten to Freeport Bahamas & Key West, Florida. You could either get off the ship or suffer the trip. They gave everyone onboard a $100 credit and kissed us off. They sold us a Caribbean Cruise and gave us a Bahamas/Florida cruise for the same price. The $100 credit on the Sail & Sign account was no gift. It was a credit for a difference in our port charges.
The Cruise Director is Carlo. Talks cryptically and has a dry British Type sense of humor. Almost speaks as if he doesn't know what to say. The Casino is tight, yet the Casino Manager Kimberly was a great host. Too bad it was her last trip before moving on to her new contract on the Pride. She was a true example of a customer service oriented, friendly and accommodating staff member.
Only half the elevators were working all the time, the rest were constantly in use by crew or just down. Get use to taking the stairs.
The hot tubs on Lido deck are lukewarm. Pools are always crowded and hard to get a deck chair unless your up at the crack of dawn. Meals in the Red Sail Restaurant are average fair.
Breakfast food always seemed a little on the cold side. Golden Dining Room is beautiful, but the staff were disorganized and constantly rushing us through our meal.
The staff don't participate as much as they use to in the dining room dancing and singing. Kind of disappointing.
After sailing on the Festivale, Fantasy, Victory, Triumph, Legend, Fascination and the Glory, I think I have had my share of Carnival and think it's time to move on to Royal Caribbean. They are a cut above and you are treated like a person, not a number.