I would love to share with you what I would have like to have known before I got on the ship. First, Carnival Glory Cruise line has a crew that is dedicated to customer service. Not everything was perfect, but I did have great ... Read More
I would love to share with you what I would have like to have known before I got on the ship. First, Carnival Glory Cruise line has a crew that is dedicated to customer service. Not everything was perfect, but I did have great experience. I read a few reviews about this ship and I got a little nervous. The ship is older than most and it is not the most glamorous of ships, but it is nice. Every member of the ship spent every working moment to keep the ship clean. It is older, but is was a very clean ship. The cabin assistants were all nice and attentive. If you need a friendly smile and someone to make small talk with this is not the ship. If you want a crew to take your needs seriously, remember your name, your preferences, and do whatever it takes to resolve any concerns this is the ship.
I did read a lot about smoking and this was almost a deal breaker for me. I am not a smoker. The truth is there is a smoking area on the lido deck...it was empty. There were however; smokers everywhere. Well, to be specific the Lidio deck, sports bar, and casino. There were people who did light up in areas they knew they shouldn't. They did anyway. In order to maintain a good experience for all, the crew did not stop the smoking in non-smoking areas, and they probably won't. It was not as bad as I thought it would be.
The shows and entertainment were amazing. My husband is not a 'show' person, but he enjoyed every minute of the entertainment. The host and cruise director were fun and engaging with the entire ship; young and old. The movies at night were also a good choice.
They only negative I would say is after midnight the only real place for food is the pizza bar, which usually only had one person working it. This would be my suggestion. Don't be picky. If you ask the pizza person for whatever they have available, they always took care of me.
I have a personal secret. I didn't mind the cramped showers. The stewards kept them very clean (x2 a day). I did sneak away to the spa and took a shower in the spa area. The showers were large and private and the pressure was perfect. Also, there were times that I did not like to share my hot tub with people under the age of 6. The adult pool had more kids in it then the kiddie pool. If you are like me and want some adult rest, go to the gym. They have a hot tub in the gym area and no kids!
Hope this helps. The Glory is a great ship, but not the newest ship with all of the frills. Read Less