Sail Date: December 2018
One thing that works on this ship is the a/c! We love the Punchliner comedy but it was so cold in the Ebony Cabaret you could hang meat in there, we could not bear to stay in there for the comedians. Room service was very late or ... Read More
One thing that works on this ship is the a/c! We love the Punchliner comedy but it was so cold in the Ebony Cabaret you could hang meat in there, we could not bear to stay in there for the comedians. Room service was very late or non-existant! Saw our room steward, Antonio, on first day and never for the rest of the cruise. MDR menus seem to be scaled way down with fewer options. Buffet seemed to be the same things repeatedly. Embarkation and debarkation went smoothly since we are Platinum members. Cabin smelled like sewage when we came in. Although it was an "accessible" cabin, it was very crowded and inadequate storage. The beds could not be separated without blocking the mini-fridge. The ports and excursions were great however there was alot more walking than we bargained for. The piers alone are very very long! We enjoyed the Hasbro game show and the trivia games. General decor on this ship is not impressive and left us non-plussed. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
Have been on worse ships, this was outdated but we found it clean, funky smells in certain areas - (like in most ships) Lido deck, food selection not inviting. Day after day the same selections. Guys Burger and BBQ refreshing. Known for ... Read More
Have been on worse ships, this was outdated but we found it clean, funky smells in certain areas - (like in most ships) Lido deck, food selection not inviting. Day after day the same selections. Guys Burger and BBQ refreshing. Known for a younger crowd with families as it is affordable. Overall, we don't have complaints. Definately needs better elevator service and deportation was very disorganized. We enjoyed our time and relaxed. We are older so we dictated what and when we wanted to do things! I am in a wheelchair and getting on and off the ship from beginning to end was difficult. The ramps are too short and everything and everyone has to stop and wait on you. I did not like this, embarrassing and everyone is in a hurry and I got a lot of dirty looks and sighs! Until you have to be in a wheelchair you don't understand its inconvenience. I assume parents with strollers had the same issues! You just have to smile and apologize for inconviencing them! Would go again Read Less
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Sail Date: September 2018
While I can venture to say that I have been on better ships, it doesn't mean that this ship didn't serve the purpose of what was needed! First and foremost, I prefer a Guys Burger Joint Burger over a regular Lido deck burger! ... Read More
While I can venture to say that I have been on better ships, it doesn't mean that this ship didn't serve the purpose of what was needed! First and foremost, I prefer a Guys Burger Joint Burger over a regular Lido deck burger! This is included in your price which is great. Additionally, the Blue Iguana bar that serves "Chipotle Style" taco bowels and burritos are great! The Captain's Suite needs it's own review, which I will give, but for the most part I am happy with the investment we made to treat ourselves with this suite for our milestone. We are Gold members, but received a lot of Diamond and Platinum benefits as a result of the Port Side suite we stayed in! The islands were wonderful! The time of year we went and the porting times made the weather perfection to walk around and tour! I have been to San Juan, Puerto Rico a few times and really didn't think I'd appreciate any more the island had to offer and was surprised that I bypassed a BOATLOAD of fun with Senor Frogs! The ONLY thing I will say is I thought the Cruise Director wasn't as visible and a bit dry for my taste, however that is a totally subjective remark! Different Strokes for Different Folks and according to DISC Assessment, I'm an "I" personality, so Dustin needed a few more gestures, exclamation points, and overall extraness to win my affection! I didn't mind those things too much because of the nature of our trip and our desire to take in our Captain's Suite as much as possible! I didn't love the pastries or cookies, they are always seriously dry, but the other foods on the Lido and in the restaurants were amazing! Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2017
I picked this cruise cause It was easy to do an Eastern and a Western together without having to change ships like I saw others do. Everything was great, only problem was the food, we didn't go hungry but food is almost always served ... Read More
I picked this cruise cause It was easy to do an Eastern and a Western together without having to change ships like I saw others do. Everything was great, only problem was the food, we didn't go hungry but food is almost always served cold, not complaining, but it would be nice if it were warm at least. Choices were not that great, but like I said we didnt go hungry I just don't like this American Feast menu, otherwise everything was really great. The staff is really great. I did two shore excursions, really should have read up real good on them the 1 one was on a safari bus i knew it was that type, so handicapped people please it is a very difficult ride especially to get on on off. The other shore excusion but if we are a little big it is also very uncomfortable ride. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2017
This was the Bloggers 10 hot cruise and I wanted to meet John. How pleased I was to also meet Mr. Radu! The American feast is not what normal Americans eat. Not much was interesting but thoroughly enjoyed the wait staff-Indrawan and ... Read More
This was the Bloggers 10 hot cruise and I wanted to meet John. How pleased I was to also meet Mr. Radu! The American feast is not what normal Americans eat. Not much was interesting but thoroughly enjoyed the wait staff-Indrawan and Jemius. The CD was good and the young man in charge of Bingo-Lee- was hilarious. The Glory was not my favorite ship. I think I like the smaller ships. Our cabin was at the very front of the ship next to a door that led to the front deck. Noisy because of people slamming both double doors when they went out and came in. We also saw very little of our room steward but talked several times with the one down the hall. We loved John Heald! He's the only CD who has ever given us the giggles for while besides Calvyn Martens. Our shore excursion-the only one we could go on because it was a wheelchair accessible one-was canceled and we were not told until we got off the ship and could not find them. We enjoyed the ports and visited a couple we had never been to. The first night we ordered room service and it never came. There are not enough excursions for the wheelchair bound.The last night during the photo session with John someone took my camera. We ha to move to be in the picture and when we got back to our seat it was gone and never turned in to Guest Services. I checked 4 times . My name and address was on the first picture so maybe it will be returned.It could be the reason for the grouchy review . Sorry this is such a ramble but that is how I think these days. I will be on more Carnival ships but I don't think Miami or the Glory will be among them. Read Less
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Sail Date: November 2016
We thought there might even be one Vegas show but not even one!!! There were lots of trivia but no real shows!!! In the five diamond restaurant they food is just mediocre at best! only outstanding meal was so called Maine Lobster but I ... Read More
We thought there might even be one Vegas show but not even one!!! There were lots of trivia but no real shows!!! In the five diamond restaurant they food is just mediocre at best! only outstanding meal was so called Maine Lobster but I would have called them slipper lobsters. They were small, seems like they may have raided a fish tank for them!!! The only other thing that was different was frog legs as an appetizer the last night of the cruise!!!! My wife has both knees replaced and still has problems walking, when we boarded the glory, we had a wheel chair until we checked in. Then was wheeled into an area to wait for one to go onto the ship!!! Believe it or not we had to find our own way onto the ship. We walked onto it, no wheel chair for my wife!!!! At Debarkation we were told if we needed a wheel chair to go down to the theater to wait for one!!! Waited for over two hours before we walked off the ship on our own again!!!! Setting there and hearing the annoucment "THE LAST NUMBERS TO DEBARK AND ANY OTHERS NEED TO LEAVE!!!" My wife and I left without a wheel chair!!!! I did like the one thing about the "VETERAN'S DAY CELEBATION!!!" Read Less
Sail Date: September 2016
We chose kind of last minute, less than 60 days. Our first choice for our 25th anniversary trip was not working out price wise or for the activities and entertainment we wanted. So we went for our tried and true fall back a cruise. I hated ... Read More
We chose kind of last minute, less than 60 days. Our first choice for our 25th anniversary trip was not working out price wise or for the activities and entertainment we wanted. So we went for our tried and true fall back a cruise. I hated sailing out of Miami 30 years ago so I was not that happy to find the itinerary we wanted along with the few ships that still had handicapped cabins available was either out of Ft Lauderdale on an older Conquest class without the newer upgrades or out of Miami on a recently refurbished Conquest class. We normally sail the Spirit or Fantasy class due to easy of getting around on the ship for my husband. We also had to settle for an inside cabin, a first for us, but we thought the central location of the cabin would be a benefit, it was not. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2015
We have been on 5 Carnival cruises. This was the 2nd time on the Carnival Glory. The last time we went we enjoyed the itiniary and our balcony room so much that we decided to go again and get the exact same room. We had an extended ... Read More
We have been on 5 Carnival cruises. This was the 2nd time on the Carnival Glory. The last time we went we enjoyed the itiniary and our balcony room so much that we decided to go again and get the exact same room. We had an extended balcony on the back of the ship and the room we chose, which we were lucky to get the first time, is bigger than all the other balcony rooms on the back by almost 50%. We had family having the two rooms beside us as well. We mainly cruise for the balcony and the stops as well as the price. If not for that we would definitely not choose Carnival. It was so neat sitting out on the balcony reading and watching the water and the sunset. There was a little yellow bird that rode with us on the ship all week. When the room was too cold we could go outside and warm up. We had great weather in the upper 80's each day. We did have to miss Half Moon Cay due to the Hurricane. We got $18 off a person for that and an extra hour in St. Thomas. I thought they would have the barbeque on ship but they did not. Our room Stewart was great and knew our names. Our two older daughters ages 10 and 13 had their own inside room across the hall. We used a baby monitor to communicate with them. Our 13 year old had a broken foot so that really slowed us down. I was hoping she could go to camp carnival with her 10 year old sister but they would not allow it. She could not do much on the islands with us and we did not want to leave her on the ship alone. Circle C sometimes didn't even open until noon and they are all over the ship so there was no way she could stay with them. I really think the age for camp should extend to 16 with the parent given the choice of allowing their child to be allowed to check out or not. My 10 year old went to camp a few times but did not care for it. She mainly went to dinner and the shows with us. Our 5 year old absolutely loved camp and never wanted to leave. We would take her each morning by 10 and pick her up at 12. We would then go swimming and back to the room for a nap at 3. We would take her to eat with the kids at 6 and pick her up at 10. She loved the workers who were called Mrs. Milk Shake, Mrs. Shake Shake, Mrs. banana, and Mrs Apple. They all complemented us on how smart and sweet she was. I did not like the shows at all on this cruise. Two years ago they were pretty good but not this time. The first one called Motor City which was the worst on the last cruise was now the best on this one. The next show which I think was Divas was very sexualized with the singers touching their butts and just doing a lot of nasty dancing. That was the whole show. My 10 year old went to all the shows with me and if I had knows she would see all that I would not have taken her. The next two shows had amazing graphics for the background but were so loud you almost needed ear plugs. The same actors were in all the shows. I think there were 8 of them. There was just not enough variety in the shows. I was bored by the 4th song. Also, I hesitate saying this but the last two shows seemed evil. The main character had spiked hair with red in it with a black cape and fire came out of his hands (in the background) and the other people had crazy hair and makeup and ugly black costumes. They all looked like street people you would find in bad areas. I did not enjoy watching them. Half the audience was clapping and seemed to enjoy it and the other half sat there not clapping at all. I thought the 70s and 80s show would be good. I loved the songs but not how they portrayed them. If I took this cruise again I would not go to a single show. We did go to one of the early comedy shows with the older girls and it was good. We also enjoyed watching the movie by the pool at night. They had pretty good shows playing including the latest Jurassic Park show, Inside Out, Ant Man and St. Andreas Fault. It was neat watching the San Andreas movie. It started raining and we huddled under our robes on the top deck watching a Tsunami in the show knock a cruise ship over sideways. On our last cruise we knew the food would not be that great. They had just started the new dining at that time. We ate in the dining room 3 times. The first night was the best. I got the corn chowder and strawberry soup for appetizers. I got the brisket for the main course and it was amazing. It tasted better than steak. It had a wonderful sauce and was cooked with carrots and potatoes. They also had a choice of about 6 side items. The mac and cheese was good. the next nights were not as good. On formal nights you do not get a choice of side items you have to take what comes with the meal. I did not care for any appetizers the rest of the cruise. One night I got Prime rib and it was tasteless. It came with a baked potato. If you like seafood which unfortunately I don't then you will be happier. They did have shrimp cocktails and several seafood choices each night. There was Lobster and salmon. Once they had frog legs or escargo or the tongue of some animal. The other 4 evenings we ate at the buffet for dinner. During dinner there is only one buffet open. It has about 5 salads and 7 hot items of which one or two taste very good. Then there is always salad, cheeses, and mixed fruit. Lunch was much better than dinner as you had two seperate buffets, guys burgers, and the burrito bar and fish and chips. Most of the deserts were not good and were tasteless. I mainly ate the choc chip cookies. I got the choc. melting cake twice but it was not cooked enough each time. Some of the cheesecakes were good. The last day there was a chocolate extravaganza from noon until two. Only one or two items were any good. There was chocolate expresso (yuck), orange chocolate, diet chocolate but only one or two chocolate chocolate. I was not very impressed with the deserts. Most cakes were tasteless. I tried the pizzas twice and thought they were horrible. The second time I got double the sauce and cheese hoping it would be better. They still didn't cover the whole crust with sauce. It was totally tasteless. I don't understand how anyone can like them. We loved the location on the back of the ship. We did hear a little chair scraping above us and had a lot of vibration from the ship but it did not bother us. We miss the sounds now that we are back home. I did wake up at 4 in the morning one morning with a guy screaming outside for 30 minutes yelling for people to look at him that he was "on the edge ahhhh ahhhhh". I seriously thought he was going to jump and phoned it in. We did the Catamaran tour in St. Thomas with just me and my husband. We got to snorkel for 45 minutes. We were told it would be an hour and 15 min. but they called us back in after 45. We had a good time. The bus ride to the sailboat was 30 minute there and back. The roads were full of exhaust. I had to hold my breath at times. We saw some of the run down areas of St. Thomas. In San Juan we took a taxi to the fort and walked around for two hours. Last year we went to fort Christabel. It is the better of the two forts. We then took a taxi to a small beach by the Hilton (The one right across the bridge into Puerto Rico). It was very nice and calm blocked off by large rocks to keep the big waves out. It was perfect for little kids. The taxi driver gave us his phone number and we called him when we were ready to be picked up to go back to the ship. In Grand Turk we snorkeled right there at the beach by the cruise ship. The water was about 20 feet deep by the rope. My 5 year old rode on daddies back with a life jacket on. She could see the fish under the water without a snorkel. It was not the best snorkeling but we did see quite a variety of fish. We saw some squid, a flat fish that hides on the bottom and some other fish I had never seen before with a pointed nose that was totally flat on the bottom. After that we swam in the pool at Margaritaville. The pool temperature was perfect. It has a zero entry side perfect for young kids. Two years ago in February, the temperature was kind of cold. We did not eat at Margaritaville as it was very expensive. We went back on ship and got the lunch buffet before it closed at 3:30 that day. It was a very hot day and we had all the sun and heat we could handle. We also did the walking path on the ship once. The kids played basketball and Putt Putt. They enjoyed ping pong outside the childrens area and my 5 year old played in the outside kids play area. I loved the chocolate yogurt ice cream cones. They were a really dark chocolate. We called room service nightly for my 5 year old when she came back from camp. She got peanut butter and jelly and grilled cheese sandwiches. Me and my husband got Blt's. They also had cheesecake, choc cake (it was good), and my choc chip cookies. Sandwiches came with chips, pretzels, potato salad or coleslaw. We usually got chips as the others were no good. The pretzels were stale. It also came with a pickle. They did have some veggies and dip but they did away with the fresh fruit on room service that we had last time. Two times we had to wait an hour and were almost asleep when it came. The other times it took about 20 minutes. One morning we ordered breakfast to our room. The other room didn't know they could do that because they had no forms in their room. We requested it arrive bet 7:30 and 8. By 9:00 we gave up and went to the dining room. I think breakfast is the worst meal. It is the same thing every morning. The eggs don't taste normal unless you have them cook you an egg or an omelet. You will have to wait about 20 minutes at times to do that. The pastries are plain and the waffles, french toast, and pancakes are soggy. I finally just started eating cereal like I have at home toward the end. We did do the cat in the hat breakfast which was fun. If you order the green eggs and ham you will get green eggs else they are regular. My older daughter got steak and eggs. The steak was too red for her to eat. My waffle said it came with berries or without. I guess I should have requested the berries because it came without. I was never asked if I wanted any. I found that with all the meals in the dining room you had to be very specific. They will not ask you what you want to drink. They will only ask you if you want water. If you want tea or lemonade you better speak up. They seemed irritated when we had to later ask for our drinks. Of course you are offered wine and other drinks which you have to pay for. We did take 24 cans onboard with our carryon of sodas. We drank them for lunch. I like tea but hot theirs. It had a wierd taste like instant mixed with lemon and I do not like lemon in my tea. Lemonade gets tiring after awhile. There was passion juice for breakfast as well as orange juice and apple juice but it was very sweet. We liked mixing it with orange juice and took a couple insulated cups with us and took it with us off the ship on the islands. They did carve two blocks of ice and the hairy chest contest was interesting (not for kids). I think my next cruise will be Alaska. It will not be on Carnival. I like cruising but would prefer to take a vacation to one of the islands and get to have more time at it. We will probably do more land vacations now that my two older girls will be too old for camp carnival. There is not enough for them to do on the ship as the shows are not appropriate. I do not want to pay more for another cruise line. I had a great vacation for the price. I had a disabled Aunt with me and she rented an electric scooter for the week. It was outside her room when she arrived. It had to stay in the hall as it was too big for her room. All the employees were great with helping her get on/off the ship and helping her get her food. It is unbelievable how deep the ocean was. At the deepest level it was around 20,000 feet deep. Most of the cruise was calm but there were a few times it was a little rocky maybe due to the leftover storm waves. I had to give my 5 year old a pill 3 times because she complained her stomach hurt from motion sickness. Read Less
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Sail Date: October 2014
Shore & group Activity - Scuba diving: Average, oceans dirty & corals lose of color in W. Caribbean! Hope other destination have better water & coral conditions? The Cozumel, Mexico Marine Beach Reserve Diving was better ... Read More
Shore & group Activity - Scuba diving: Average, oceans dirty & corals lose of color in W. Caribbean! Hope other destination have better water & coral conditions? The Cozumel, Mexico Marine Beach Reserve Diving was better then most sites on other Excursion SCUBA dives in W. Caribbean! Instruction & Services available in Cozumel, Mahogany Bay & Grand Cayman Islands were average to good with boat dives? Food buffet average, dinning room food & services good, cabin nice! Entertainment for adults, unless early! Good ship for family & Children: dine late though for early Entertainments access! A well laid out ship virsus Miracle class floor access obstructions! One of my Belize shore Excursions was Canceled due to Weather {Rain wash out on roads to Pyramid site}? I made an alternate tour to Carnival Cruise Lines small private Island resort: beach activities, food & entertainment average! Shore shuttles to poor Belize harbor frequient though. Read Less
Sail Date: September 2014
This was my 25th cruise and 8th with Carnival. Just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Carnival Glory and this was by far the worst cruise I have ever experienced. I have medical needs and medical needs letters were sent before went set ... Read More
This was my 25th cruise and 8th with Carnival. Just returned from a 7 night cruise on the Carnival Glory and this was by far the worst cruise I have ever experienced. I have medical needs and medical needs letters were sent before went set sail and given to the restaurant when I arrived as instructed which explained what I could eat. My diet were not followed, the restaurant only gave me the option to pay $20 per day more and get meat from the steakhouse. The American Table plan is so limited, our table of eight joked that this was the only cruise that we have been on to lose weight and I have never ate so many hamburgers (for Guy's Burger Joint) in one week than I have in the last year. The late night buffet has the same hot dog w/chili, bad ham and cheese sandwiches and tough chicken sandwiches every night no change in menu in 7 nights. Almost no entertainment, comedians were below average and the only highlight was the piano bar entertainment. We did not even get good cabin service. Th e room steward only came at night, never during daylight hours. Also, no towel animals and only a few nights did I get the chocolates on the pillow (well never of the pillow, but on the end of the bed or in the bathroom). I hope this is just the Glory and not a reflection of all of the Carnival line. My niece took the same cruise 2 weeks before me and had the same experience (did not tell me she had a bad time until I returned). Read Less
Sail Date: March 2014
This was cruise 87 for me with the easiest "transfer". We walked one ship over from the Conquest. We did have a little wait getting on the ship as we had to arrive earlier than we usually do due to having to disembark from the ... Read More
This was cruise 87 for me with the easiest "transfer". We walked one ship over from the Conquest. We did have a little wait getting on the ship as we had to arrive earlier than we usually do due to having to disembark from the Conquest. We are platinum and were on the ship early. Room was ready and luggage arrived shortly after. Lunch on the lido was ok. We don't cruise for the food, and usually skip one meal per day. We ate in the dining room only once for the sea day brunch. No dinners in the dining room this trip. This cruise was added on, while we were on the Splendor the end of January, taking advantage of the double OBC offer. We had already booked the Conquest a week earlier while on the Dream, taking advantage of the same deal. :) The Western itinerary is definitely my preference for the Caribbean. It was the same itinerary on the Conquest. We booked a cheap inside cabin, ended up on deck 7 which was just fine. This sailing was during Spring Break, no issues affected our cruise. A few times there was brief loud talking at all hours in the hall. Room steward, as usual was excellent. We did enjoy the Comedy club a few nights. I had a large OBC (over 1/3 the cost of the cruise) so, I did get some ship shore excursions. The transportation to Tabyana Beach in Roatan was a good choice due to the short port time. This beach continues to be a preference of mine. Plenty of shade and superb, easy snorkeling. Although I prefer going out of Caye Caulker in Belize privately, I booked the Rendezvous Snorkel trip. It was OK, the snorkeling wasn't clear and the water a little rough. You are guided, placed in groups. I went in the intermediate, since I'm a long time snorkeler, and was glad I didn't go in the advanced. I did get a little winded toward the end and having to swim against the surf, but did ok. The guide did give a good "tour" pointing out and naming different sights. But the group was too large and too crowded. There were a few shaded areas which I got a bench at. Worked out fine. I did have over an hour wait for the boat trip back. I am not one to lay out in the sun. ::) In Grand Cayman- I again, went out with my priority vendor- Cpt Marvin. I continue to have excellent trips with them, going out with them about 20 years. I got on the same boat I was on the week prior with an 18 year old cpt, per my request. Another excellent tour. :) We disembarked early and had little wait for a cab to Miami airport. This was a 5 week trip, that we enjoyed very much. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2013
Let me first start off by saying we were a little apprehensive about doing a Carnival cruise because of off the "issues" they have had in the past....well all I can say is WOW WOW WOW !!!!!! We have sailed on a lot of cruise ... Read More
Let me first start off by saying we were a little apprehensive about doing a Carnival cruise because of off the "issues" they have had in the past....well all I can say is WOW WOW WOW !!!!!! We have sailed on a lot of cruise lines and we have our favs, but I can honestly say I would do a Carnival cruise again in a heartbeat !!!! Our cabin was FANTASTIC, we had a suite with 3 closets, a Jacuzzi tub/shower, 2 sinks in the bathroom and a dressing area...there was so much closet and drawer space we could have easily put away enough clothes for a month long cruise. The food was equally as good...we did have a little hiccup the first night as we were in a dining room with a booth table and that very first night we actually wound up walking out....we waited for 20 minutes before we even got a drink order taken, then we waited another 15 min for our dinner order and then after another 25 minutes we walked out...the waiter had the nerve to tell me that "your dinner is on it's way"......needless to say the very next morning we had a dining room change to the Golden and from the 2nd night on we had the BEST service we have EVER had on a cruise ship.....the waiter was FANTASTIC..... I can't say enough good things about that cruise and I can't wait to do another Carnival cruise again The only negative thing I have to say is about the embarkation process....the priority checkin process was a little lacking as the first person to see us upstairs saw the red stamp on my papers and still directed me to the long lines.....I had the forsight to go back to the priority check in room.....then when it was time for the priority checkins to board the ship (the first to board) the person at the final check wanted to know where my boarding pass was....I had to make him call over a supervisor before they would let all of us board......more training needs to be done for the priority embarkation process Read Less
Sail Date: September 2013
Do not be afraid of this ship. I went last year for 4 nights and came back for 7. It was ust as good as last year and I had a great time. Our room was never bad, comfortable and very very quiet !. the food was good, never a issue. The ... Read More
Do not be afraid of this ship. I went last year for 4 nights and came back for 7. It was ust as good as last year and I had a great time. Our room was never bad, comfortable and very very quiet !. the food was good, never a issue. The signature restaurant is a MOST GO ! unbelievably wonderful. My husband had the Lobster Ravioli and expected little flat pockets. What he got- 3 5 inch towers filled with whole pieces of Lobster was entirely unexpected and delicious. HIs chesse cake desert, as he joked, was the size of the Titanic, not kidding. Please go , it will well worth it and you will love it. Only 1 issue, I think we at 55 and 58 , where some of the youngest people on the ship. We did go during school, and we wanted quiet, and we got it. But, had a great time. We rented a car in Nova Scotia, had a great time, didn't do many shows, the Marriage show was good, And sat a table with 8 strangers for dinner and had a great time. Also did the art show for the first time, that was good too, even purchased art ! I do need to add I was in a manual w/c due to a foot injury , and even though my foot was sticking straight out, other cruisers were rude and would run into me, the staff where great ! Read Less
Sail Date: August 2013
I am not a frequent cruiser but my friend had never been on a cruise, so I thought a short one would be a great introduction.My friend really needed a wheel chair - we waited 1 hour 40 minutes and although we asked about this after 1 hour, ... Read More
I am not a frequent cruiser but my friend had never been on a cruise, so I thought a short one would be a great introduction.My friend really needed a wheel chair - we waited 1 hour 40 minutes and although we asked about this after 1 hour, they finally let us walk through the place where the wheelchairs go. When we asked the first time, we sort of got a shut up and sit down attitude. Some of the staff on the dock where nice, some very nasty. Food was good and service in the dining room was excellent. Cabin was a bit run down looking. Steward was terrible leaving dirty glasses, not replacing glasses in the bathroom and not doing the smallest thing I ask; to leave me ice. Never unlocked the cabinet to the frig. No hot tub, the adult pool was hot enough to make tea (why salt water?) entertainment was good but nothing on the first night except a show at 10:30 to introduce us to the ship. Ship is hard to negotiate and find where you want to be. Now about the service: I injured my foot on the first day and spent almost an hour trying to get some ice to keep the swelling down. I called every one and didn't get an answer anywhere. I was put on hold or there was no answer to the call, just kept ringing. Finally, and I realize this is terrible, I was in such pain, I called the 911 button and they told me how to get guest relations. It still took 15 minutes to get the ice. There are no public ice machines and if the steward doesn't get the bucket filled, you have to rely on the bartenders for ice or travel to Lido to get ice from the buffet, which, when you are in pain, is not the best idea - nor was walking on my VERY swollen foot! the cruise was cheap and I guess you get what you pay for but not so cheap that I would go on a Carnival Cruise again. Also, I answered their survey and didn't get ANY sort of response! We went to New Brunswick - St John. Quaint with not much to do or see. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2013
Mom is in her 70's and has been wanting to cruise - but not for many days, and no flying to ports. Carnival fit the bill, and securing a balcony to accommodate her smoking was reasonably priced. Embarkation- Mom used a mobility ... Read More
Mom is in her 70's and has been wanting to cruise - but not for many days, and no flying to ports. Carnival fit the bill, and securing a balcony to accommodate her smoking was reasonably priced. Embarkation- Mom used a mobility scooter and EVERYONE went out of their way to give assistance, resulting in a very quick and easy trip! First Impression: we stepped onto a lively scene, music pumping and somewhat forced party atmosphere. We were ther just befor 1pm and were able to drop our bags in the room, though it was still being cleaned. Cabin: my first balcony, cozy and room enough for two, but it got pretty chilly leaving Canada. Didn't deter mom from smoking! Very nice to enjoy morning coffee, though mostly too foggy for any view. Dining: I feel for 4 nights we got a good mix of experiences. First night MDR at table 377- great because it was just off a ramp and allowed for parking the scooter mom used. Never met the other two people who were supposed to share our table for 4. Delicious brisket for dinner and that chocolate melting cake is to die for! We also did MDR for breakfast one morning, open seating meant some wait time, but we were accommodated with a lovely table for two at a window, that allowed for scooter parking. The omelette was tasty, the comedian had a tough crowd but did a short routine ( we never did see where he was). Emerald Steakhouse was not crowded at our 6pm seating. The party of 3 ahead of us arrived on the wrong day for their reservation, but they were going to be seated, except for not wearing appropriate clothes (had on shorts). This could have been remedied by a quick change, but they seemed done with the experience and left. In the steakhouse's defense they do write the expectations on the confirmation card and again remind you when they call to confirm that day. Okay, onto the food. Very GOOD. Mom had filet and loved it, I had ribeye, tasty. Also tried beef carpaccio as a starter, which I did not care for. They offered another starter, but I knew the large steak coming would be more than filling. Desserts were also delicious - chocolate sampler for me, baked apple in pastry for mom. Other dining included Guy's burgers -good, blue iguana cantina (?) burrito place - DELICIOUS, TRY IT!, and buffet. Had great carved jerk pork one night, tasty roast beef another, and nice blackened chicken that was not black at all. I was disappointed with the meatloaf which I had been anticipating, but it was spicy to my taste. Desserts were good, not great. Breakfast buffet standard but adequate. My mother loves a buffet and truly enjoyed this part of the cruise, trying lots of offerings. Shows- wasn't interested, did see the end of Divas and it looked like a good time. Activities - didn't really do any from the Fun Times, but did some shopping, which mom loved. Casino - good way to kill an hour and 20 bucks a day. Went two times, allowing mom to smoke and try our hands at the slot machines. I would have enjoyed a tutorial or explanation of how t use sign and sail card with the machines, but figured it out with little problems. Shore Excursion: just before leaving on the cruise I found out Mom loved a bus tour, so we booked the trip to St. Martina's and Bay of Fundy. It was a fun 3 hours, knowledgeable guide and fun driver, but the village was TINY, and it was a gray, rainy day. Had I known, I would have brought water shoes to negotiate the rocky shore and water to enter the sea cave, then changed into dry shoes for way back, but I didn't and so, did not get into the cave. We didn't see St. John at all, but we had time before the excursion, so that's our fault! Gym: okay I planned on visiting, but wasn't impressed at first day look around, and was possibly too comfy in cabin o really try to get there. No report. Notes: our cabin was just off the elevators, great for accessibility, but the music from the Atrium was pumping until 11:00 or 12:00 each night. I like to use a noise machine to go to sleep, but this took it's place, so not a problem for me, but could be for others. I know Carnival had no control over this, but the foghorn sounding every two seconds throughout day and night for half the cruise cold be jarring. Crowded and sometimes hard to maneuver the scooter, luckily I could direct/block foot traffic as needed, but for solo travel with a scooter it could be tricky. Overall: a fun time, good for a first cruise. I personally probably wouldn't go again on Carnival, but that is because my preference leans to a quieter environment. If I went with children it may be a different story, but fr me, a cozy seat with a great view is great. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2013
EMBARK CAN GET VERY BUSY AT TIMES WHEN BUSES COME FROM THE AIRPORTS.Disembark was faster than expected.Some of the staff on ship were very friendly and helpful and warm. At first, we were on the 6th floor mid-ship cabin which was right ... Read More
EMBARK CAN GET VERY BUSY AT TIMES WHEN BUSES COME FROM THE AIRPORTS.Disembark was faster than expected.Some of the staff on ship were very friendly and helpful and warm. At first, we were on the 6th floor mid-ship cabin which was right over the band playing in casino (very noisy) plus room was not that clean plus minor things in room need to be replaced ex-shower curtain, furniture look like needed to be steamed clean. far walk to elevators or things to do, Then guest services moved us to the eight floor cabin aft. cabin was much better and cleaner too and did have to call guest services to have phone fixed and minor repairs. This cabin on 8th fl aft. was close to more things to do.and food. This ship needs more hand sanitize machines and to make sure not empty. music on ship needs to be updated but if you like older music then u be happy. The Shows and the food were better than the last time I went on Carnival. I still thinking about the great hamburgers,fried fish,and the pizza. This is the first cruise I can remember having fried chicken it was good. cruise director and staff had fun games and activities to participate in.The main pool area gets very crowded so go get a chair early. Pool slide was not working then. Dining staff made you enjoy coming to dining room for diner. all the port had small shopping mall and fun lunchtime restaurant right at the pier Read Less
Sail Date: January 2013
This was my second sailing on the Carnival Glory. I had previously sailed in 2009, with same itinerary, with the exception of Belize. We flew in to Miami airport, via Atlanta the day before. We stayed the night at the Ramada Miami ... Read More
This was my second sailing on the Carnival Glory. I had previously sailed in 2009, with same itinerary, with the exception of Belize. We flew in to Miami airport, via Atlanta the day before. We stayed the night at the Ramada Miami Airport North, which is actually in Hialeah. It was good location, because the Westland Mall was right across the freeway from it. There was also a Wal-Mart and Target nearby. Embarkation: We took a cab from the rental car center to the port, which costs $25, including toll fee for the freeway. We got on the boat, after waiting an hour in the VIP lounge, checking in and waiting for our sail and sign cards to be delivered from another area. All these other people were coming in and leaving with their keys, rather quickly. I don't know what the hold up was. One guy who had been there for ten minutes, was about to scream at the people. I was like, "Dude..." Room: We were in cabin 8343, with a balcony. When we got to our cabin, our luggage was there, waiting for us. We booked our excursions through the TV. The balcony is worth the price of admission. It was pretty quiet room, didn't hear neighbors or the upstairs shuffles much. The zipper on the blanket on the couch bed, kept scratching my arm during the night, so I finally had to pull the sheet up and tuck it over it. The mirror is missing piece in the bathroom. The toilet button had to be pushed three or four times before it would flush. The curtains had holes in it, letting the sunshine in. The safety briefing: was at 4 PM. For the handicapped people, such as my mom, we had to sit in the Golden Dining Room during the briefing. They let us out while the briefing is still going on, so we can use the elevators. Lido Deck Buffet: I tried a bit of every station. I would recommend the pepperoni pizza, the cobblers from the Comfort Kitchen, the fried Mac and Cheese from the Comfort Kitchen, the fish and chips, and the chicken tacos from the Blue Iguana. Dining Room: We were at table 376, in the Platinum Dining Room, which is a table for 4. I definitely recommend the fruit plates, the chilled fruit soups, chocolate/raspberry/vanilla cake, the Bitter and Blanc, and the fried shrimp. Our waiters in the dining room, Leroy, Ellen, and Senet were great and we had quick service throughout the week. The food I got, which was supposed to be cold was cold, and the food I got that was supposed to be warm was warm. The waiters sang to "That's Amore," danced to "Gangnam Style" twice, and sang "Leavin' on a Fun Ship." We ate lunch in the Golden Dining room, because we had a free drink voucher, with our VIP status. I would recommend the vacation sundae (chocolate and vanilla ice cream, raspberry sauce, and macaroons). We went to the punchliner brunch in the Platinum Dining Room. On our way there, as I walking into the elevator, the door tried to close and smacked my right arm and my knuckles on my left hand. For lunch, I had the Parpadalle Pasta and Churros with chocolate dipping sauce. The waiter at the service station next to me dropped some glasses and splashed me with ice and cold water. I also got chocolate sauce all over my shirt and had to go change. Jerry Goodspeed, the ventriloquist, performed again for about 5 minutes. Movies/ Games: They didn't show hardly any new movies in the room. They showed a lot of old movies and concerts on Costa Maya day and on the seaside theater. I went and got some popcorn on the lido deck. It was pretty stale and needed some butter. Dad played Turbo Trivia, where they have 2 choices as an answer to the question, and the people who choose the wrong answer are eliminated after every question. We watched 60 Seconds or Less, which is Carnival's version of Minute to Win It. It involves balancing pencils, stacking cups, building plate and cup towers, etc. We watched Family Feud. We watched "The Game of Love," we had missed, on TV. We went and saw Hasbro: The Game Show twice. They played Sorry Sliders, Simon Flashers, Yahtzee Bowling, and Operation: Sam Dunk. A young Asian child picked the Battleship card for his prize and when the cruise director asked him why he picked that card, he said, "To fight the Japanese." Josh was speechless and kept laughing. We attend the Ultimate Mind Game Challenge trivia and I got 8 out of 20. We helped team 5 during the Scavenger Hunt. It was really funny. I gave them a trivia sheet and Dad gave them his shirt and his belt. The ship needs more morning and late afternoon activities for people who aren't night owls. Cruise Director/Entertainment Staff: Most of the entertainment staff were funny. We went to the Fun Ashore Fun Aboard talk with Josh and the Shopping Talk with Jay. We went to the Q & A with the cruise director, Josh. Mom asked him what the crew does for fun aboard and Dad asked him if all the captains are Italian. Comedians: we saw the family friendly comedy show of Eddie Clark. He was alright, a lot of asking the audience questions. One couple, named Fernando and Fernanda, arrived late to the show. He acted like a waiter, putting a napkin on his wrist and ushering them to the front of the lounge, where he gave them a free drink each. We saw the family friendly comedy show of Butch Bradley. He reminded me of Conan O'Brien. We watched both the family friendly comedy shows of Al Romero, a Cuban-American, and Jerry Goodspeed, a ventriloquist. I thought Romero's show was a bit raunchy and I'm not the biggest fan of Ventriloquists. We had three ships in a row with a ventriloquist, and I am sick of them. Playlist Productions: The Playlist Production show, "Motor City," in the Amber Palace, featured the songs of Motown. The performers taught us a dance to do, during the song, "Rockin' Robin." "Latin Nights" featured the music of Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, etc. "Divas" featured the music of Britney, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Rihanna, and Katy Perry. One night they did encores of Motor City and Latin Nights, so we went to see the comedians instead. Cozumel: This was my fourth time, being here. We were docked with the Carnival Triumph, Liberty of the Seas, and Mariner of the Seas. We walked around the port shops, collecting the freebies from Mom's coupons in her Fun Finds book, which costs $25. Mostly free items, such as pendants, earrings, refrigerator magnets, and a drawstring bag. We got the new Disney t-shirts at the Del Sol. We walked downtown, which is about 2 miles. We went to the new Punta Lagosta Mall, where the Carnival Legend and Jewel of the Seas were docked. All of the vendors kept yelling out to Mom, they had "free parking" for her wheelchair in their shops. We took a taxi back to port, which costs $7. Costa Maya: We were supposed to dock in Costa Maya, Mexico, but the weather was so bad, they couldn't dock because of high winds and waves going over the dock. We each got refunded $11.33 for the country taxes and Dad got refunded for his shore excursion. It was a surprise day at Sea! Shops: We walked around the shops twice. Mom got some postcards (5 for $2) and necklaces ($10). After she opened one of the necklaces, she noticed the chain was broken and had to return it to the gift shop. We went to the shops on the last sea day and got 2 for $20 t-shirts, one for Grand Cayman and one for Cozumel. While I was in the shop, I tripped over the wheels of one of the displays and almost fell forward towards the wall of $10 necklaces. Mahogany Bay, Roatan: This was my second time being here. Last time we were there, we went on the Gumbalimba Park and Jolly Roger Catamaran tour. We were here from 7 AM to 3 PM. We went on the "Best of the Island Tour," which had a late start because the tour guide was late, due to the fact his brother sprained his wrist. We drove east on the island to The View, which included arts and craft vendors. We drove to Punta Gorda, where some kids were holding a big snake on a hook, they planned to cook and eat. There was a museum there, where the locals danced for us. We drove to the West Bay and went through the shops and stood on the beach. Throughout the tour, we saw many free roaming dogs sleeping by the street. The tour guide said, the locals are supposed to let them roam free after they grow to full size, which is very sad. After the tour, we walked through the port shops. Dad bought a wooden bench, carved with homes and trees, and mom bought a Mahogany wooden carved bowl. Ship Mishaps: Most of the time it was sunny, with a high of 86 degrees. It wasn't until we got to Costa Maya, we had high winds. The captain made an announcement in Roatan about high winds and having to shut off the outer decks. After our nap, Dad came back to our room and asked if we had felt the ship list again (tipping to a certain angle) like it had done on the Liberty cruise last year. We said no, wondering why there wasn't an announcement from the Cruise Director about it, like Butch had done on the Liberty. When we got back to the 8Th floor after tendering in from Grand Cayman, the hall and our room smelled like Gasoline. We opened our balcony door and let it air out for a few moments. We found out later, the aft pool had had a pipe burst and it flooded some of the cabins on deck 8. The people we talked to, said, "Our room is now the pool." Mom was sitting in her wheelchair under the fog machine on the balcony in the Amber Palace during show time. Little pieces of plastic or wax kept landing on her arms and burning her skin. She moved back a row and after the show, she went to Guest Services and complained, so nobody else would get burned. Grand Cayman: After breakfast, we went the shopping talk for Grand Cayman and got our tender stickers. If you attend the shopping talk, you are placed on an earlier tender and you get a free charm for your Diamonds International charm bracelet. We tendered into Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. We were out shopping from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Mom used her coupons from the Fun Finds book and got some bamboo socks (2 pairs for $20), free bracelet charms, free refrigerator magnets, and a tanzanite necklace. Dad went on the "Coral Gables and Stingray Sandbar Tour" at 1:00 PM, where he got to snorkel and swim with the stingrays. Debarkation: We got off the boat after eating breakfast, a half hour after having our zone number called. We were in port with Carnival Valor and Carnival Breeze. We took the Alamo shuttle to get our rental car. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2011
My son and I boarded the Carnival Glory on Dec. 18/11. This was immediately following a cruise on Disney's new Dream ship. We were complete Carnival fans but The Disney Dream upped the Playing field.This was our second Disney cruise ... Read More
My son and I boarded the Carnival Glory on Dec. 18/11. This was immediately following a cruise on Disney's new Dream ship. We were complete Carnival fans but The Disney Dream upped the Playing field.This was our second Disney cruise and we finished our 9th cruise with Carnival since Dec. /08 ! A little about myself and son. My son is 16 years old. He has cystic fibrosis and is immune compromised. his goal is too reach platinum before he is 17 years old ....His 10th cruise is booked for March / 2011. He is gonna make it if the new changes don't come into play before then... Me, a single parent with a severe knee injury that required two surgeries in the past year and a knee replacement in March and after our cruise. I use a wheelchair/ scooter and had an accessible cabin.... Now, to our review: We boarded the Glory at around 3pm on Dec. 18/11 . We flew in from Orlando after exiting the Disney Dream. My son I went directly to our cabin to unload carry ons and medical equipments , medications and to do aerosol treatments and chest physiotherapy. These are both life-substaining therapies . We were in for a surprise. Inside my son found a bag of medications . Complete with needles in the closet. On the night there were needles toppers , wrappers and tags. Inside the stand were garbage , with crumpled papers....My son took the meds down to guest services. guest services immediately called up and said they were sending someone to talk to me. And check the room. House keeping floor manager came in and viewed the rooms. He found more wrappers and needle toppers on the carpet and mirrored cabinet. He apologized and said the room would get a good cleaning AFTER we went for supper! I non the less thanked him. It was obvious the stands of cabinet hadn 't been wiped down or the closets or selling, etc....Room wasn't vacuumed properly either. The room Steward came in and blamed it on his assistant. Also said there was a coast guard inspection so they were busy. he said , this was not good and left. He too promised a good cleaning while we went to dinner. Not impressed. 3pm and plenty of time to get the room clean. My son being immune compromised was exposed already from someone who was obvious sick as well. This is not Carnival from our previous 7 cruises. Next I stepped into the bathroom. My son had found more meds in a drawer and had taken them to guest services.... The toilet was disgustingly dirty. I blew a lid and called guest services again. My son was not using this bathroom and potentially putting himself at risk....This is when it hit ceiling! cabin Steward had the nerve to come into the room , yell and demand I NOT contact guest services as they were coming down on him. I put my hand up and told him to stop. That my child's life was more important then his job and told him to leave. I called guest services and told them what the cabin steward just said.....told guest services they were very lucky it was a 16 years child with medical knowledge who found the meds and needles because had it been a small child, the circumstances could have been fatal..... The room was cleaned after we had gone for dinner. Supervisor came by later to check the room and apology once again. I told her I felt awkward and uncomfortable with this room steward. He had been completely in the wrong . We had to keep him however and we all just avoided one another the entire 8 nights. The steward was spoken too and written up. He acknowledged his wrong doing and told to give us 110 percent the. Rest of the cruise. I will admit he did and there were no room problems, except for when we changed cabin for the second leg of our cruise. he gave us dirty looks and would not help us move any back. We had friends help and let it go..... Want honesty folks? I removed his gratuity. His lack of regard for my child spoke volumes.... The rest of the cruise during the first leg was extraordinary , especially for my son Jacob. My son last year wanted to take the behind the scene tour. I couldn't walk and he wasn't 18 years so , he was told to come back when he was older....Guess they didn't realize CF was fatal and that tomorrow was not a given...... Anyway, a friend of Josh, the cruise director heard the story. Debbie contacted Josh and explained the situation. Josh arranged some incredible things during this b2b cruise. He created extraordinary memories and made a sick child, laugh , love and live it up! He reserved front row seats for "Rock On", after the show he took him on stage and introduced him to the singers and dancers and arranged to have a professional photographer take pictures! Next Josh introduced Jacob to Cesar the stage director. They let Jacob sit in the perch above the stage to watch the show from behind the curtains and see how it comes together , during the later seating. The course of the next two weeks Jacob got to meet the captain in the bridge. Everyone was shocked when the captain gave Jacob his hat! More photos were taken and jaws dropped when the captain invited Jacob to watch the ship pull out of port. Unheard of before by all accounts. Jacob was told he was welcomed back at any time!!!, My son had a grin ear to ear.....he had a bad two months with two hospitalization and a chest infection which wouldn't clear. Josh , took him away from all that. From doctors, hospitals and painful procedures......I can never thank the crew of the Glory. the good trumped the bad.... During the second leg of cruise we moved to cabin 2470 . It was huge with two picture windows but with severe vibration problem which caused things to dance off tables and stands and one night a 6 foot plastic light panel off the ceiling and half over my bed as I lay sleeping !!!! Carnival gave us all along the. Back of the ship a percentage off our next cruise and and an onboard credit. it was so bad noise wise , that sleep was impossible. The rattling and banging was almost unbearable. Engine problems were to blame and I guess Carnival knew the New Years cruise was an expensive one and gave without anyone asking ! Happy New Year !!!!! I personally didn't care for the new menu. Mind you the food was good and delicious and IMO better then Disney cruise lines but i missed the old stuff. Why fix what was not broken? at least to me anyway.... The entertainment was awesome.I loved the shows , Rock On and Living in American. I got a second heaping doing b2b ! My son Jacob got to do the morning show live with Josh the cruise director , his assistant Misty and Deyonce. They are making a copy for him. The New Years celebration was awesome. I loved the free champagne , the balloon drop for a free cruise and the countdown party on the lido deck. My son got to go on stage for the countdown and help throw out beads ! forgot to mention Ziggy, he too was part of Josh's team and helped to create the magic...The Christmas show as usual made me cry. Especially the staff when they come with lighted candles..... I loved our port of calls. St. Maarten, St. Thomas, San Juan.....the hills and mountains, all I could think of was the the song " The Hills are alive with the sound of music" . They were all so festive and beautiful during the Christmas holidays. For excursions in St. Maarten we did a 5 hour island tour on ATV's. We did both sides of the island and did popular beaches etc. I felt completely safe here... In St. Thomas we did a Sea turtle excursion to Christmas Island. Snorkeled over a shipwrecked and swam with turtles swimming by or feeding at the reefs. This was well worth every penny! In San Juan we did our only Carnival sponsored excursion . It was called San Juan favorites and we loved going to the Rainforest with an amazing and beautiful waterfall and then the forts. This was a favorite of my son 's although he felt we needed more time! Our tour guide Charlos was very knowledgeable and made excursion that much better... in Grand Turk and this being our third visit to the port we just did Margaritaville and the beach. Took some time to Send emails and pictures compliments of Margaritaville..... Our western intinery was nice as well. In Cozumel we went to Chankanaab Park. We did the Sea lion and Manatee interaction/swim. We were suppose to do the Dolphin dive as well but were given wrong times and we had we done it it we would have missed the ship. We were give a voucher to donut again it the next year. It is a good thing we had a cruise booked or we would have been out of luck! This is unusual for this park to do this. Been three times and they are usually very organized. During the sea lion interaction the photographer never showed up....lost what would have been beautiful shots.... A tip for taxis , watch your fares. Some drivers double your fare and then take tips on top. One tried this on us, but haven been in Cozumel seven times , I knew better! In Ocho Rios we did the Grande Sunset Resort. It was an all inclusive . Beautiful grounds, pools beaches, water toys , food drinks...all included. It was priced reasonable but be careful, my son had his IPhone 4 stolen. It was his fault for setting it down, but at the same time we were never a foot away from our bags when it was taken. Make sure you are insured. We were and can replace the phone...not my son's pictures but at least his phone... In Grand Cayman we did sea wavers to Sting Ray City , Rum Point Beach and across the waters at speeds of our own choosing . This was my son's all time favorite. The next day we hurt like , there were no tomorrow! However, Jacob wants to do it all over again. Hmmm"....not me! Lol This is the end, these are strictly my own opinions. In the end the good balanced the bad and it was an enjoyable cruise. I found a few cranky staff in room service and other areas but it was Christmas and they weren't with family and most likely wanted to be home. Understandable ! Thanks Carnival for making dreams come true and making this one of my son's best a d most memorable Christmas! Charley and Jacob Read Less
Sail Date: June 2011
This was a father daughter cruise as my wife had her vacation rescinded the week before we sailed, I will try and keep this brief and to the point.Drove up from Northern VA and forgot to check avoid tolls in the GPS, $25 in tolls including ... Read More
This was a father daughter cruise as my wife had her vacation rescinded the week before we sailed, I will try and keep this brief and to the point.Drove up from Northern VA and forgot to check avoid tolls in the GPS, $25 in tolls including going through the Lincoln tunnel, no tolls coming out of the city and I-95 back to home. Parking is VERY limited and $30 per day paid upon entering parking area, what was very nice is to stop after paying the fee to drop off the bags with porters standing by than finding a spot.Embarkation did take some time as our sailing was sold out with 772 kids under 18 on-board, this is the first time we have seen kids on a cruise so well behaved and had manners, no elevator games or blocking stairwells like we have seen before, it was chilly so they can have the hot tubs all they want.Dis-embarkation was my only complaint, 3 mega ships in at the same time-BAD BAD, over 9000 people trying to find a porter, porters were complaining that they only have enough to do 1 ship at a time and were being run crazy. Also I have limited mobility so after getting off the ship in the front you have to walk on the pier all the way to the back than in the building you have to walk all the way forward to get your bags and go through customs, my legs gave out half way through and the super nice port personnel went back to the ship to get me a wheelchair, a great big thank you to these folks. And we came in at a different pier than we left at(where are cars are) so the walk continues-be prepared for LOTS of walking on dis-embarkation.Food was simply outstanding in the main dining room, our waiters Santhil and asst's brought us everything and anything we wanted as much as we wanted, the buffet was just acceptable fresh and hot and repetitive, coffee was hit or miss, it is fresh bean coffee but some machines brew settings may be off calibration on the very strong side. The pastrami at the deli station was one of my favorites always fresh and filling, the wok station was always crowded and good. The hot dogs were great big things with very little taste sure wish they would go back to the ones they used to have, the burgers were awesome, the fries are the thin shoe string style like from steak n shake and were very good especially with hot cheese on top. The bacon police were in full force but the crew would often turn or keep re-supplying other items so if you time it right you can use the utensil from another tray to help yourself to this crispy delight.The comedy shows were great mostly the R rated ones, if you are even slightly jaded by anything goes comedy you may want to avoid the R rated shows it does get spicy and get there EARLY there is very little standing room in the Ebony lounge and the doors are locked once they are full. The production shows in the main showroom were really good also, probably the best show we have ever seen was "Justin Illusion" this guy and his asst were outstanding he is going to be big time mainline very soon.(if he is not already??)In closing I do not think we will do Canada routes as we prefer warmer climates but for the price and time we had available and the quality time with my daughter it was a trip well done and ready to book again with our favorite CARNIVAL. Read Less
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Sail Date: January 2011
We were so excited about our B2B that we were at the port by 10:30 a.m. We got checked in and then were directed to the lounge. As I have a walker we were going to have to go up the elevator. It wasn't long before our number was ... Read More
We were so excited about our B2B that we were at the port by 10:30 a.m. We got checked in and then were directed to the lounge. As I have a walker we were going to have to go up the elevator. It wasn't long before our number was called and up we went. The only thing was that we ended up not getting a embarkation picture. As soon as we got on the ship we went and got our tickets for the Behind the Fun tour. Next was lunch and then we were able to go see our cabin. The cabin was nice, but the balcony was amazing. We had a back aft wrap room. We ended up spending a lot of time out there. Our own private area. The ship was clean and everywhere we went people were cleaning. On the Lido deck there were people clearing tables and when I was by myself at the buffet it seemed someone would come over and ask me if I needed help. We had early dining and and were really happy with it. The first week we ended up with a table for 2 but we asked the Maitra'd to make sure we had a window seat with several people the 2nd week. He was very accommodating. I have several things I need to stay away from and they made sure all my meals were just as good as my husbands. The Maitra'd and his Assistant were wonderful and did so much for us. I was also happy with the food except for my meal at the Steakhouse. My husbands was okay but they really didn't do a good job with mine. I felt it was a waste of money. However, we did the Chef's Table and I can't say enough about it. I was worried that after they found out what I couldn't eat they would say they couldn't accomondate me but they didn't and we had a fantastic meal. We will do it again next time. The Behind the Fun tour was also fun and I enjoyed some of it although me husband enjoyed the other part of it. The bridge was the highlight and meeting the captain was great. He was so nice. We had a problem on each of the cruises but both times it was taken care of immediately. The first was the next cabin brought an Ipod with speakers and turned it up full blast. The second week a man was flicking his cigarette and all the ashes flew all over us. I tried to be nice and tell him but before I could say anything he gave me the finger. Guest services took care of it within 1/2 hour of me calling them. It never happened again. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2010
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Glory with my college student daughter and my mom, who was celebrating her 85th birthday by taking her first-ever cruise. She was delighted and lists it as her favorite vacation. The staff ... Read More
My husband and I sailed on the Carnival Glory with my college student daughter and my mom, who was celebrating her 85th birthday by taking her first-ever cruise. She was delighted and lists it as her favorite vacation. The staff couldn't have been more accomodating to her. Everyone was eager to help with her wheelchair and treated her with a great deal of respect. She is self-conscious about taking a long time to get in and out of her wheelchair, but no staff member ever acted the least bit impatient. She wouldn't have been able to enjoy the trip nearly as much had this not been the case. We all loved the food, and we were fortunate to get a table for just us 4. My husband and I had cruised once before and knew a bit more of what to expect; and Carnival was just as consistently good as ever. My daughter had wondered a bit about finding activities for her age group, but she enjoyed the dance club and the laser tag. We were also very impressed with the illusionist. The show is a little edgy, but will satisfy the tastes of younger viewers. We enjoyed the two performers in the comedy club very much. St. John was charming. We took a horse-drawn carriage, and it was a perfect way to see the city on a perfect, sunny day. We got some great photos. St. John is a nice place for a stroll, also; and a bit of window shopping. We took the 3-hour Peggy's Cove tour out of Halifax. Very informative (almost too much so) tour guide, and the lighthouse is lovely. Ambassatours couldn't have been better with my mom; allowing her to board the bus first and bringing her wheelchair promptly once we'd arrived in Peggy's Cove. Very helpful folks, and it's no wonder Carnival does business with them. Our only "glitch" was with debarkation. We were erroneously directed to an area for wheelchair disembarkation, which turned out to be for those in borrowed Carnival wheelchairs only. And it is difficult to hear the announcments from all public areas of the ship. We were finally directed to go to Deck 2, because the ramp there would be less steep - only to find out they weren't ready for passengers yet and didn't have their signs up. This was after a number of zones had already been called. We finally ended up disembarking from Deck 3 in frustration, and braving the steeper ramp, with no additional help. It didn't meet Carnival's goal of making disembarkation an "extension" of our vacation, but we were finally able to get off safely. Speaking of Deck 3, it is confusing, on this ship because the location of the Golden Dining Room prevents walking from Deck 3 aft to Deck 3 forward. One must go up to 5 and then back down. Since steps were not an option for Mom, this meant some long waits at elevators until we all got used to this. Be forewarned that the elevators in that area can and will get very full, and therefore very slow. All in all, though; we had a wonderful trip and we look forward to sailing Carnival again! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2010
This is the 7th time we've cruised, second time on Carnival (all the others on Holland America except one on Norwegian). I found the cruise mediocre, there were tonnes of people. We looked forward to getting a nice tan on our pale ... Read More
This is the 7th time we've cruised, second time on Carnival (all the others on Holland America except one on Norwegian). I found the cruise mediocre, there were tonnes of people. We looked forward to getting a nice tan on our pale Canadian skins, and found that the decks were ALWAYS filled with people, and the pool so full, there wasn't even room to swim (but you could get in and stand with everyone else!). The food was okay, I found there was always a line up when getting food, especially at the Mongolian Wok section. There was also a Fish and Chips bar on the 10th floor, only accessible by going up one of the staircases in the Red Sail Lounge (or whatever the restaurant on the Lido deck was called), that we didn't manage to find until the last day at sea (when we remembered someone in one of the reviews had suggested it). When we did find it, however, they were closing for the day and wouldn't be open until "tomorrow at lunch," which was fantastic, because we were disembarking right after an early breakfast the next day. The shows were o.k., nothing special, except the magic act which was worth seeing. We were scheduled for late dining, and found that we often had to rush from our supper to go to see the show. After the show, there wasn't very much to do, other than going to the casino or the bars. The layout of the ship is fairly confusing, and there were certain sections on a few floors (I think it was 3 and 4) that you had to go either up a floor or down a floor to go across the ship before you could access it (there was a kitchen in the middle or something). We went on four excursions over the course of the cruise, in Cozumel, Roatan, the Georgetown, and Miami. Embarkation and Disembarkation was a breeze though, one of the best embarkation experiences I've had. All in all, I wouldn't go on this ship again (too many people), but everything else (the excursions and stuff) was ok. Read Less
Sail Date: December 2009
Embarkation: Because my Mom uses a wheelchair to travel, we didn't have to wait long to board. The muster drill is better on this ship because they don't make you bring all your life preservers with you to the drill. ... Read More
Embarkation: Because my Mom uses a wheelchair to travel, we didn't have to wait long to board. The muster drill is better on this ship because they don't make you bring all your life preservers with you to the drill. Entertainment: The comedy ventriloquist wasn't funny, so we left that show early. I enjoyed the Just Rock show the most. We also went to Game Show Mania, Liar's Club, and Karaoke. We only saw one of the comedians, named Carl Strong, and he was hilarious. In Room Movies: They were showing Watchmen, My Life in Ruins, Monsters vs Aliens, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, New in Town. Maintenance: In some of the restrooms on the ship, the toilet didn't have enough pressure to flush. Red Sail Restaurant: we could usually find a table in the same section every morning. They have really good Chocolate muffins and omelets. We tried the fish and chips bar and the grille as well. We didn't care for the chocolate buffet. Don't leave your trays with your drinks and silverware on them unattended as they might be snatched by the servers before you are finished. Golden Dining Room: We were at a table for 9 and my Dad was the only male at the table. Our head waitress was really good and took the time to learn all our names. I really enjoyed penne mariscos, farfalle with turkey and peas, spaghetti carbonara, chilled fruit soups, fruit plates, creme brulee, sweet and sour shrimp, caesar salad, the creme cake with chocolate and raspberry sorbet, souffle, crab cakes, fettucini, and warm chocolate melting cake. We didn't care for the filet mignon, the tom turkey with pumpkin hash, or the chicken sicilian style Debarkation: We were in zone 17. We ate breakfast and were off the ship by 10 AM Read Less
Carnival Glory Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 4.5 3.9
Entertainment 5.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.9
Family 5.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.9
Enrichment 5.0 3.5
Service 5.0 4.3
Value For Money 5.0 4.1
Rates N/A 4.3

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