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Carnival Glory Review

Carnival Glory
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  • Part of Carnival's Conquest series
  • Range of cabins, including designs for families
  • Separate clubs for kids, tweens and teens
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Carnival Glory Overview

Editor Rating
4.5
The 2,974-passenger, 110,000-ton Carnival Glory, the second in Carnival's Conquest class, is a colorful ship in more ways than one. With each public room celebrating a different shade of color, this ship takes the "rainbow connection" to a whole new level.

Onboard Carnival Glory, passengers will find a lively "let's do it all" atmosphere. There are more than 20 bars, plenty of entertainment options and a head-spinning array of Fun Ship schlock, from Bingo to karaoke to hairy chest competitions. The constant announcements remind passengers of most of the daily activities. Occasional congestion occurs at the buffet during peak hours, particularly on sea days; on formal nights, lines form for photos along the Kaleidoscope Boulevard. Colors Bar in the atrium tends to fill up for pre-dinner cocktails. And yet there are offbeat, out-of-the-way spots -- like the Ivory Club -- that offer chances to escape from crowds.

A fall 2012 refurbishment, part of the line's half-billion dollar Fun Ship 2.0 initiative, added a bevy of new features. These include a quartet of theme bars, (fee-free) burger and burrito joints, and a comedy club rebranded with the help of George Lopez.

Overall, Carnival Glory's biggest strength is its appeal to a wide variety of travelers, from families and groups to couples.

Carnival Glory Fellow Passengers

Expect to find most Carnival Glory passengers ranging in ages from 25 to 55. You will find more families with kids in the summer and during school breaks. Carnival reports that 30 percent of its passengers are under the age of 35, 40 percent are between 35 and 55, and 30 percent are over 55.

Carnival Glory Dress Code

During the day, casual attire is the norm. Carnival's evening dress code is typically "cruise casual," but on two nights during the voyage "cruise elegant" eveningwear is suggested. On cruise casual nights, the line recommends sport slacks, khakis, jeans (no cut-offs), long dress shorts and collared sport shirts for men, and casual dresses, casual skirts or pants and blouses, summer dresses, capri pants, dress shorts and jeans (no cut-offs) for women. Cruise elegant dress means dress slacks, dress shirts and sport coats (suggested not required) for men and cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts and blouses for women. On elegant nights, passengers may choose to dress more formally in suits and ties, tuxedos or evening gowns.

Carnival Glory Gratuity

Carnival recommends $12.00 per person, per day. The guidelines allocate $6.10 to dining room services, $3.90 to cabin services and $2 per day for alternative services, which include kitchen, entertainment, guest services and other hotel staff members. The amount is automatically added to your shipboard account, but it can be adjusted in either direction at the guest services desk. A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to bar bills. Tipping a couple dollars for room service at delivery is expected (and appreciated) by the service staff.
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Carnival Glory Member Reviews

05/15
This was my second cruise and I will have to admit upfront that I am not a cruise kind of person. I decided this after I had taken this cruise. There is just not enough time to visit the ports of call and too much regimen for me and my husband. when ... Read more
My wife and I have cruised with Carnival before but this was the first time on the Glory. Check in at the Miami airport was easy and we were on the ship about an hour after departing the airport. We were in a stern balcony 6487 and were familiar ... Read more
Awesome Vacay KatKov
05/15
Two of my friends and I were cruising for the first time and we absolutely loved it!! Everything was above our expectations. The food was great and diversified, there were always plenty of activities to do on the ship and the destinations were ... Read more
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Carnival Glory Ratings

Editor Rating 4.5 Member Rating
Category
Editor
Member
Dining
4.0
3.9
Public Rooms
3.0
4.3
Cabins
4.0
4.4
Entertainment
5.0
3.8
Spa & Fitness
4.0
4.0
Family & Children
4.0
3.3
Shore Excursions
3.0
4.0
Enrichment
2.0
3.5
Service
3.0
4.3
Value-for-Money
5.0
4.2

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Ship Stats
Crew:
1,150
Launched:
2003
Decks:
13
Tonnage:
110,000
Passengers:
2,974
Registry:
Panama
CDC Score:
99
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