Carnival Glory Cabins
- Pro: Plenty of complimentary dining and entertainment options; spacious standard cabins
- Con: Crowds at the buffet, pool deck and shore tours; constant announcements
- Bottom Line: Family-friendly cruising for travelers of all ages, interests and budgets
Carnival Glory Cabins
Carnival Glory offers a modest range of categories from insides to suites. Decor-wise, insides, outsides and balconies feature Carnival's somewhat outdated peach-and-orange palette. (A few cabins offer a more modern palette with light woods and blue carpeting and highlights.) You won't find crazy over-the-top suites or spa-themed staterooms, but you will find comparatively spacious standard cabins.
Twin beds, which can be pushed together to form a king, are outfitted with soft linens and duvets. Two bedside tables have small lamps on top and storage space below; bring your own alarm clock. Some cabins sleep four, either with a pullout sofa and upper pulldown bunks or, in inside cabins, two pulldown upper berths. Only the Captain's Suites can sleep five.
Insides come with chairs; all others have seating areas with sofas and coffee tables. Standard rooms each feature desk/vanity areas with several drawers and shelf space, a stool, a safe (locked by swiping a credit card, which somewhat defeats the purpose) and weak hair dryer. By the desk is one 110V and one 220V outlet. (An outlet for razors only is in the bathroom.) There are no outlets by the beds. All cabins have minibars filled with soda, beer and liquor, and you'll find a large bottle of water on the desk. (All cost extra to drink.) The flat-screen TVs have an interactive section with pay-per-view movies, shore excursion booking, dining menus and a review of your Sail & Sign onboard account. The regular TV channels include different complimentary movies each day (a regular and a family film -- check your daily newsletter), along with port and shopping information, reruns of onboard shows, ship cams, a map and satellite broadcasts of standard channels like CNN, Fox News, NBC and the Cartoon Network.
The three-section wardrobe has two hanging sections and one with shelving. Hangers are the annoying "anti-theft" kind, but if you ask your cabin steward for extras, he'll bring you regular hangers to use. Bathrobes are available in all cabins for complimentary use. Two large hooks in the living area are useful for hanging jackets and hats; the cabin walls are magnetic, and we had no trouble sticking magnetic hooks and clips on them to keep clutter at bay.
Bathrooms stock limited toiletries. In the shower (tubs found only in suites), shampoo and shower gel dispensers are kept full. Bar soap is also provided, but there are no other toiletries, so you'll need to pack your own. Bathrooms have plenty of shelf space, though the shower itself only has a tiny soap dish and a retractable clothesline. It also has a curtain that did not give us any trouble.
Interior: Inside cabins are 185 square feet; most have twin beds that convert to kings, though Category 1A has one twin and one upper bunk. Insides have smaller desks than other cabins and no couches.
Oceanview: Most oceanview cabins measure 220 square feet apiece and feature a window, porthole or obstructed-view window, depending on category. Scenic Oceanviews are 230 square feet, and Scenic Grand Oceanviews are 320 square feet. These cabins are done in Carnival's newer color scheme of light wood with blue and yellow accents and feature slanted floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the ship for panoramic views.
Balcony: Balcony cabins are 185 square feet (Spa Deck cabins, 195 square feet) with 35-square-foot balconies equipped with two plastic mesh and metal chairs and a metal drinks table. Aft cabins have extended balconies of 60 square feet, and premium cabins have 75-square-foot verandahs. Balconies are accessed through regular (rather than sliding) doors that come with childproof locks. The railings are made of clear, solid plexiglass.
Minisuite: Junior Suites are 275 square feet with 50-square-foot balconies. They are larger versions of a balcony cabin with a walk-in closet and whirlpool tub in the bathroom. They are eligible for suite perks like priority check-in, tendering and debarkation.
Suite: The three main types of suites are Captains' Suites, Grand Suites and Ocean Suites. Suite passengers have access to early embarkation, priority tendering and debarkation, and a special line at the guest services desk. Suites are either on Deck 7 or Deck 9.
Ocean Suites are 275 square feet with 65-square-foot balconies. Grand Suites are 345 square feet with 85-square-foot balconies, and they can sleep four. These two types of suites are not true suites, as the living and sleeping areas are in the same room, but they are more spacious than regular balcony cabins. All suites have expanded sitting areas with couches and chairs, walk-in closets and whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms.
Captain's Suites are 548 square feet with 258-square-foot balconies and can sleep five. Each has a separate living area with an L-shaped pullout couch and armchair, pulldown bed, flat-screen TV and minibar tucked into a corner, as well as a bedroom with an oversized desk/vanity, a picture window and a second TV. The balcony entrance is through the living room, and it's furnished with two mesh-and-metal lounge chairs with a drinks table and four upright chairs with a second small table. The suite has two bathrooms -- one with a shower and the master with a tub-shower combo and double sinks.
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