29 Carnival Glory Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Caribbean - Western

Starting off on a positive note, it is evident the culture on this ship is focused around excellent service. Somewhere between 95-99% of the staff is incredible at their job. The cabin I stayed in seemed very reasonable, although the walls ... Read More
Starting off on a positive note, it is evident the culture on this ship is focused around excellent service. Somewhere between 95-99% of the staff is incredible at their job. The cabin I stayed in seemed very reasonable, although the walls in(I think) all the cabins are very thin and a nightmare for light sleepers. The majority of the food I ate ranged from good to great quality. There’s a lot of tasty meals and snacks to be had. The on board entertainment was also a big highlight, there is plenty to do. Now one of my big cons comes in the form of organization. The ship was to leave at 3:30pm. We left at 6:30pm. It seemed the embarkation and debarkation was a you-know-what show. The onshore excursions were very unorganized. Our time would got cut every time and things listed to be on the package, weren’t. I was let down on all three locations. I’ll give you an example, we went to the Dolphinaris excursion in Cozumel (unlimited food and drink dolphin encounter or something of that nature), the gentlemen told us from the jump on the Pier that our excursion wasn’t ready, we waited, we waited, we signed a form, we handed in our ticket, we waited, we walked, and right before we got on the taxis they started to give us back our tickets to sign? Why didn’t we do that immediately? We lost so much time. Even if carnival has no control over this, they shouldn’t be handing us over to these clowns. Additionally, half the activities on this excursion got axed for slightly rough water. No kind of reimbursement. Onto me getting trapped in an elevator with a woman having a panic attack. On the night after leaving Cozumel, we were hitting some rough waves and I got stuck in an elevator on the NINTH floor, Carolina in guest services didn’t seem to care and suggested it wasn’t a big deal because I was only having 90 feet above the ground level for thirty minutes. Big ups to Carolina. Now with all this said, thanks to my loved ones and the convenience of the onboard activities/food, I had fun. But the Glory needs to address some of these problems going forward. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We had a great time. I am always trying to maintain a healthy weight. The cruise ship had all the foods that I like eating. I certainly did not want to gain 10 pounds from all the delicious food that was served on the ship. The ship ... Read More
We had a great time. I am always trying to maintain a healthy weight. The cruise ship had all the foods that I like eating. I certainly did not want to gain 10 pounds from all the delicious food that was served on the ship. The ship served delicious seafood and salads. In the dining room, I was able to get lower calorie deserts. So, I did not gain a lot of weight. And, I had a great time. The beds were so comfortable. The coffee was great. The service was wonderful everywhere we went. The man that cleaned our room did a wonderful job at cleaning and servicing us with extra towels. I believe his name was YoYo. I wish I could find the card with his name on it. Our cabin was 7337. We sailed from 01/12/19 to 01/19/19. I just want to give him an extra thanks for the great service. We also had a lot of fun in all the ports the ship sailed to. I highly recommend Carnival if you are thinking on going on a cruise. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
My bucket list contained cave tubing in Belize and this cruise was perfect for that. This was my third cruise and for my fiancé her first. We flew into New Orleans, spent the day before there and arrived at the cruise port early the next ... Read More
My bucket list contained cave tubing in Belize and this cruise was perfect for that. This was my third cruise and for my fiancé her first. We flew into New Orleans, spent the day before there and arrived at the cruise port early the next day due to our excitement. First off, the Cruise Director Cookie was so interactive the entire cruise. More than I ever saw in my other cruises. He will go far with his future. Our cabin steward Mohammad checked in with us everyday, kept our room clean and entertained us with his towel animals. Our wait staff was amazing. Randall, Jorge, and the little girl whose name we can’t pronounce (she went home after the cruise for a few months). They took excellent care of us. We left dinner each night full and happy. The farewell song sung by the wait staff was very touching. Two bartenders, Winston at the Red Frog on the Lido Deck and the girl with braces (a real sweetheart but her name escapes me) at the lobby bar took really great care of us. The entertainers were phenomenal, the shows in the Amber Palace simply fantastic. The girl at guest services even helped my fiancé with issues with her cell phone. Food was very good. But all reviews has to have negatives and there were a few. Obviously from our experience and what we have read in reviews the ship does have sewage issues. A few cabins down from ours must have had a sewage backup because the smell was horrible. The crew worked hard to rip up the carpet and it got better by day five. We were on Deck one. On the morning of the Belize port of call we had to meet in the Amber Palace to get boat shuttle passes. Very unorganized. A lot of confusion. The motion the night before the last day at sea and the last day at sea was horrible. I don’t get seasickness but I did. Swimming pool looked like a wave pool. With the exception of not being able to grab the pack of money in the claw machine in the casino, it was a fantastic cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Excellent service, excellent food, everything was wonderful! Camp Ocean has an awesome staff, our grandson is 9 and did not want to leave. We received a post card delivered to our cabin from the staff saying how nice it was to have him ... Read More
Excellent service, excellent food, everything was wonderful! Camp Ocean has an awesome staff, our grandson is 9 and did not want to leave. We received a post card delivered to our cabin from the staff saying how nice it was to have him attend along with some of the activities he did. Very caring staff. Cabin Steward Adrian was exceptional! Room was perfect-always had ice. Was very prompt with our laundry. Excellent personality, I love-love the towel monkey! Cabin 1101 was located on deck 11 on the side of the Spa and under the Serenity Deck. Only a few rooms in the hall, no cabin across from ours. Be aware that one evening is a scheduled Serenity party beginning at 11:00 pm till whenever. Thought the ceiling was coming in from all the stomping. We would have stayed up later if we had caught the event on the Fun Times. Only negative thing I can say is the meet & greet was a disappointment-close to 50 people attended, this was on the next to last day, half way through someone contacted guest services that no one from Carnival was there. Each ship does it differently-there should be a standard so we know what to expect Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
The Carnival Glory is a grand ship that is pleasing to the the eye. Every detail of this ship has been carifully and magically created by the designers. The staff was friendly and informative about the activities that were happening aboard ... Read More
The Carnival Glory is a grand ship that is pleasing to the the eye. Every detail of this ship has been carifully and magically created by the designers. The staff was friendly and informative about the activities that were happening aboard the Carnival Glory. The cleaning team under Aurelio care did a fantastic job of keeping the rooms clean and I enjoyed that they folded the towels into animal shapes. The food aboard was creative and pleasing to taste. The cooking staff and the servers were always ready to make your dinner special.The cruise director kept the spirt alive making every day grand.The islands were beautiful but my favorite was Belize. I saw temples that had been constructed along time ago that had held the test of time. The wild life was vast , Monkies swinging from the tree tops , a real adventure. Good job Carnival looking forward to setting sail again. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
I have sailed with carnival Previously on the Triumph for a 4 day cruise. This ship was extremely similar and I enjoyed it just as much if not more. I did love the serenity deck, but it also being the deck of camp ocean ( for kids) was ... Read More
I have sailed with carnival Previously on the Triumph for a 4 day cruise. This ship was extremely similar and I enjoyed it just as much if not more. I did love the serenity deck, but it also being the deck of camp ocean ( for kids) was a little confusing. Really enjoyed speciality meal and the steak house and of course, Guys burger. Main restaurant food was iffy . Cruise director was great and fun. Casino was good and never too crowded. Placed third in the slot tournament so that was fun. Our balcony room was fun and nice to have an outside area to sit and watch the ocean. So much to do and never enough time to do it. We loved our cabin steward. We had a great cruise , a great ship and all staff we encountered were very accommodating! Will definitely Sail again with carnival Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Carnival Glory's Room service they are the happiest people always saying hello knew our names.Our rooms were clean old decorating style.The Punchliner Comedy shows are hilarious.They have them every night but 1. I was disappointed ... Read More
Carnival Glory's Room service they are the happiest people always saying hello knew our names.Our rooms were clean old decorating style.The Punchliner Comedy shows are hilarious.They have them every night but 1. I was disappointed that it was too crowed and couldn't find a seat one time. The piano bar is fun. Putt putt golf was ok. Steam room is good. Guys burgers are the best burgers. I enjoy the Mexican bar.The deli and pizza is good. The buffet can be over crowed and hard to find seats.On sailing days for breakfast you can eat eggs and steak in dinning room.The dinning room food has a nice selection.I wish there was more mango,papaya and star fruit.In Cozumel I highly recommend San Gervasco ruins Edward tour guide is Mayan and very knowledgeable and funny. You go to the same Ports on all of cruise lines and they have the same excursions.The Balcony is more affordable on Glory. The musical shows are good the first time you see them but they have the same exact shows 2 years latter. In Belize the boat ride I wish there were life jackets.I highly recommend river boat excursion seeing monkeys, iguanas, bats manatee noses and nice size Lauranal Mayan ruins was impressive. In the spa I paid in advance they recharged my credit card after service and added gratitude,this was a hassle because I had to stand in a long line for a long time to pay off balance carnival should fix this. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We decided to choose this cruise because of the western itinerary, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. We have never been to Honduras or Belize and figured this would be a good opportunity to see those places . Two of the ... Read More
We decided to choose this cruise because of the western itinerary, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. We have never been to Honduras or Belize and figured this would be a good opportunity to see those places . Two of the ports you had to take the water shuttle to the island, that was Grand Cayman and Belize. In Belize it was a 20 minute ride. The water taxi is ok but you spend time waiting to get on and off. The food in the main dining room was terrible. Food was over cooked. We ended up eating at the Emerald Steakhouse. That was an additional cost for us but at least we got a good meal. The pizza station and deli stations were good. I had a facial, massage and keratin hair treatment at the Spa. My husband had a facial, massage and acupuncture. Do not recommend. The fitness center is next to the spa. It was very noisy. Not relaxing at all!!! There were kids running all over the ship. Even while in our room... all you heard was kids running the hallways!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
So my hubby and I got married a week and a half ago and decided to celebrate while on the cruise. BIG MISTAKE! This is not our first cruise so we were excited to be embarking but not prepared for the day to day disappointment. We were sad ... Read More
So my hubby and I got married a week and a half ago and decided to celebrate while on the cruise. BIG MISTAKE! This is not our first cruise so we were excited to be embarking but not prepared for the day to day disappointment. We were sad to miss the formal dining due to getting our laundry back late. We requested for it to be pressed but when we finally received it it was crumpled in a bag all wrinkled. But of course they charged us for it. When we called to ask if they could iron it they told my husband, and I quote, "iron it yourself!" Since we missed the formal dining we decided to go see what they had in the buffet and literally everything was closed except the places that charged for food. We tried not to let that encounter sour our mood so we changed in to bathing suits and went up to the serenity deck where it's 21 and older, or so we thought. There were kids running all around the deck, laying in the hammocks, sitting in the hot tubs... it was ridiculous. We asked a crew member if they could tell the kids to go downstairs and the crew member just shrugged, laughed and walked away. We asked another crew member if they could get us a waiter so we could order drinks and they told us to go get it ourselves, they were busy. I understand it being Thanksgiving holiday week and children being on the ship but this was crazy. Kids running at full speed into people with canes. You couldn't walk anywhere without a child running into you or hitting you. You couldn't be in the casino without a child running around pressing everyone's buttons on the machines while you were literally playing. It was chaotic. All the while the employees just turned away and didn't do anything. We had various charges added to our account that we had to keep a watchful eye on every day. It all added up to over $300 of excursions that were for 3 people when it was only 2 of us in our cabin room. Why do they even bother to schedule anything if they are never on time???? Ugh I lost count of how many things we had to rearrange due to their lack of keeping time. There were only a handful of employees that were actually nice to people . Jess, Coco, JJ, and Milan were the ONLY ONES that were respectful. The rest of the crew needs retraining! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This is our first cruise so we don’t have any point of reference. We really did enjoyed it and looking forward to another cruise next year. I find their staff friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We purchased their most ... Read More
This is our first cruise so we don’t have any point of reference. We really did enjoyed it and looking forward to another cruise next year. I find their staff friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We purchased their most expensive wifi plan and still could not connect to anything. It was a waste of money so we do not recommened this. We couldnt even load united.com to checkin for our flight. We had to ask a family member to check us in. Conclusion: Waste of money We purchased Faster to the fun program. At first we were having a great time skipping lines during checkin but all these changed. It was pretty much useless during island tour. We only used it for Grand Cayman tender. Getting back to the ship would mean long lines even if you paid already. At least open a priority line! For Guest Services, we were ignored at one point and the agent decided to help a non-faster to the fun person instead of helping us first even though we were on the line earlier. Conclusion: Waste of money We left our wallets, ipads and wedding rings inside the vault that you can find in your room. We neglected to lock the vault assuming it was safe since we are the only ones and the housekeeping team who have access to our room. The theft took $200 in our wallet but left my expensive ring and ipad untouched - sign of being a professional theft! Sure, we left the vault unlock but how did the third party entered our room? Glory lacks certain security level that you expect. A thirf person could have entered when the housekeepers left our room with the door open or one of their associates stole our money. No one would know as they do not offer finger printing analysis for the wallet & no security camera installed on the hallways! It would have been easy if we have a video to watch - another person entering our room, = third party theft. No other person entered our room = one of carnival’s associates. To make the matter worse, during the cabin search (which we didn’t mind) the VP of security calculated the approximate money we lost by substracting our pocket money - expenses. At his calculations, the missing money is $188, he was trying to manipulate my husband to write that the approximate lost amount was $188 and not $200. Good thing I was there and I told my husband not to write this as we firmly believe and certain we lost $200. It didn’t added up as we were uncertain of our total pocket money prior withdrawing for our carnival glory money. Conclusion: Rooms that are supposed to be safe are not safe. Carnival glory lacks security. Put your money & valuables inside your dirty laundry cause no one wants to touch a dirty and soiled panties! Seminars: Sure they are educational but mostly about sales talk Conclusion: You’d spend money on consultations Food: So, so. Lido buffet opens at different times of the day - sometimes at 7am when we have to leave the ship at 7:30am Conclusion: Friendly stafff, decent and clean food & room Staff: Friendly & professional. I love them! Cabin: Inside Stateroom MEH - you only get a soap & not very secured Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
This was my 4th cruise, my 2nd on carnival and the first for all of my party. We chose carnival because we like the exciting atmosphere of the carnival cruises. We were not disappointed! From the start of the cruise to the finish ... Read More
This was my 4th cruise, my 2nd on carnival and the first for all of my party. We chose carnival because we like the exciting atmosphere of the carnival cruises. We were not disappointed! From the start of the cruise to the finish there is always so many things going on that you could never possibly be bored. There is a new cruise director as of three weeks ago. Her name is Britnney and she is super energetic and so much fun. My boyfriend and I were chosen to play the sticky ball game on the beginning night of the cruise which landed us an incredible package of free wine, champagne, bingo, chocolate covered strawberries and reserved second row seats to all the shows . This was an added perk which we loved. Our room steward, Astika, was super great. We gave him a $10 tip upon meeting him with an envelope of our needs daily and he accommodated every single one. We left him an additional tip at the end of the cruise . Brought on our allocated amount of wine which was really nice to have before dinner. We also purchased a 12 pack of water before the cruise which came in very handy and I would recommend doing this . We Did not pay for Internet service as I heard it is spotty rather choosing to pay the five dollar chat option for two out of four of our phones. It worked great . As we are couples in our 50s, we found the serenity deck to be an awesome option. Quiet and so, so nice . In Cozumel Mexico we hired a private driver to take us around. We enjoyed the chocolate tasting and dropped books we brought at the children’s library. In Roatan we had hired a company to take us to jungle line zip lining. They did not show up to pick us up so it was a bit of a hassle to find somebody to find out where they were but eventually a private driver got us to our destination which was lovely. I would recommend this excursion without a doubt. They also had animals and monkeys to visit afterwords and it was close to town. This is a very poor city so there’s not a lot to do in town. The trip was about 15 minutes from the carnival port which is not where other cruise lines port. Grand Cayman was by far my favorite but I have been there before. We swim with the stingrays and snorkeled. On this quarter day excursion they also took us to the turtle center for about 30 minutes which I found to be quite enough time. It included a chicken and fish lunch on the go. The chicken was OK but the fish was amazing. The last place we visited was Belize. We had booked an excursion to take a boat to a private island. I absolutely loved this excursion. We got to snorkel around the island and the instructor picked up different things like conch etc. to show us along the way. Lunch was not included but their lobster lunch on the island was amazing and very reasonably priced. Did include unlimited rum punch. Yum! The shows on the ship were quite good. the comedy shows were also very good. We did not go to piano bar as I had read it was not that exciting. Now to the food. I felt the food was just mediocre. The side dishes were mostly a disappointment. Some of their entrées were amazing like the lobster and shrimp and the filet minion but others were sorely lacking. I do remember this from my last cruise. Although the food was better this time than before. The chocolate molten cake is unbelievably good. Most other desserts I thought were just OK. Or last night we did splurge for the steakhouse because somebody had said to. This was by far one of the best experiences of the cruise. From start to finish that meal was incredible. You would pay hundreds for that meal in other restaurant around the cities. Highly recommend this. We also did the chefs dinner. This had good points and bad points in my opinion we felt that some of the food was weird and not that good and I’m a foodie. Some of the food was just absolutely unbelievably good and it was paired with wine the whole night. That made it worth the 75 dollars All buy itself. We were treated like kings and queens that night. Would I do another carnival cruise? Absolutely. It was by far the best vacation I’ve ever had and I felt like I got the most out of my vacation. By the way, the pizza place is really good, guys burgers is really good too. Cantina was good as well. BBQ place was just ok. Some good, some not as good. The second to last day we found the sandwich shop and I wish we’d found it earlier because it was amazing. Didn’t think much of the buffet so we pretty much stayed away from that for the most part. Overall, I would recommend. Others on boat said there’s other carnival boats that are a must! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
This is our 5th Carnival cruise. We have sailed RCCL (8x's), Princess (2x's), Celebrity (1) and Norwegien (1x). Needless we are definitely dedicated Carnival cruisers. We chose this cruise because of Guys Burgers and ... Read More
This is our 5th Carnival cruise. We have sailed RCCL (8x's), Princess (2x's), Celebrity (1) and Norwegien (1x). Needless we are definitely dedicated Carnival cruisers. We chose this cruise because of Guys Burgers and Cantina, BUT the food was amazing everywhere on the ship. We did the fine dining, steakhouse. FANTASTIC. Our room steward was so accommodating. ENTERTAINMENT was A++++. Anytime dining is the way to go. Our cruise director was the BEST ever. Very energetic. (Dustin) One issue I did have was the Debarkation. I do not like the way they have you retrieve your luggage. Our luggage was tagged "3". One piece of our luggage was on a table. Another was on conveyer belt "C" and the final luggage, which I could not find and had to have a manger locate for us, 30 minutes later, was on conveyer belt "A" which was at the far end of "C". Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
it was a group cruise. embarkation and disbark was a breeze even with a child. we had plans for the ports so that was the focus of the cruise. Cosumel at the Chankanaabe (sp) park was fantastic even though it was too windy for ... Read More
it was a group cruise. embarkation and disbark was a breeze even with a child. we had plans for the ports so that was the focus of the cruise. Cosumel at the Chankanaabe (sp) park was fantastic even though it was too windy for snorkeling. Mayan replicas were extensive with a tour. sea lion show, great mexican buffet, we could see the dolphin experience through windows while eating the buffet. Awesome beach area. Dining on the ship: The evening meal was really good but you either have something fantastic like the seafood pasta dish, escargot and of course the chocolate melting cake (absolutely to die for) or you have something like basa (look it up, its a fish from vietnam that is cheaper on the market than cod and probably full of chemicals) its a fish that is on the don't eat list on youtube. we had the flat iron steak which was good, no complaints with that. Lobster one night only. prime rib 2 nights and fillet minion also. Ribs were some of the best I have ever had. Soups were good. Dining service was excellent, we saw the same people serving at the breakfast buffet as the evening dinner, they work very hard, other sites say the gratuities paid with the cost of the cruise is a surcharge and doesn't get reflected in the salary of the servers or the stewards so please plan on tipping. The buffet (deck 9) is like old country buffet. Some things were terrible (don't eat any fruit pies, my friend said its like cardboard with fruit on it). They need more coffee machines! coffee was out about half the time. But, the key lime pie was to die for. rum balls on the chocolate extravaganza were heavenly. we did the sit down breakfast in the dining room 2x and that was really good. Guy Furrers burgers and fries were good. deli sandwiches were good. Heres the low down on the bottomless bubbles. the only way to get soda is to stand in line at the bars. bar tenders don't want to serve you, it can take 20 minutes to get a soda with half the glass ice. They expect to be tipped. This cruise line needs a touch screen machine for soda! Even if it was only on the lido deck it would be better than the set up now. we barely got our moneys worth on that because we finally gave up on it. entertainment: not enough to do at all with my teen. shows were poor compared to my other cruise (I don't remember what line we were on then, it was years ago). very little for family friendly shows, some entertainment was in bar areas. movie night on the pool deck was fun 1x while in the hot tub. miniature golf was fun. one small pool for families and 5000 passengers. we stayed in the cabin after dinner most nights. Suggestion for carnival: at least have servers get drinks, coffee for people eating at the buffet, that would at least feel like we are being treated better than a free breakfast at a hotel. Shows need something like broadway reviews or performers, magic shows, something! I didn't get wifi but heard people complaining throughout the trip how slow, no service etc no matter what level you buy. I have seen the profit that carnival makes (reported on the internet) and this is shameful that lobster is served once, poor shows and the possibility that they are using the gratuities collected to pay the staff their base salary as opposed to a "tip" I hate to say this because of the hardworking staff but all in all this was an economy cruise. I would hate to see one with less amenities than this. I did not shop around for cruises because we were with a group so maybe this was the economy level. This cruise gets you where you want to go. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We sailed the Carnival Glory over the January 2018 New Year with two other couples and had a wonderful time. We want to take a moment and thank the following crewmembers for making this cruise truly memorable. We stayed in a ... Read More
We sailed the Carnival Glory over the January 2018 New Year with two other couples and had a wonderful time. We want to take a moment and thank the following crewmembers for making this cruise truly memorable. We stayed in a roomier-than-average sized stateroom 6450 on Deck 6. This is a very nice stateroom with balcony at the back of the ship, and shares a private hallway with room 6452. Our steward was Juan. He and his assistant were so kind, so thoughtful, super considerate of our needs and did a fantastic job of taking care of our room each day. A huge thank you to Juan and his assistant!! You guys are the best!! Andy used the $50 Spa gift certificate you blessed us with for our wedding anniversary to get a new haircut. Thank you! We absolutely loved the dining and kitchen staff manager Omur, our head server Eduardo Jr., his assistants Jumali and Berli, and our hostess Medalika and one of the other hostesses that I didn’t catch her name in the Golden Dining Room. This is the best cruise dining staff ever and our dining experiences each night were so much fun, and the food very tasty. They all gave such great attention to our needs, especially since one of the friends we were cruising with has a gluten allergy. My husband Andy began to ask Eduardo Jr. to just surprise him with the various courses, rather than ordering off the nightly menu. Everything Eduardo Jr. brought to Andy was perfect and absolutely delicious. Thank you Eduardo Jr.!! I want to mention that Eduardo Jr. is quite a dancer… the nights the staff danced were so much fun! Eduardo Jr. definitely knows how to bust a move! A special thank you to Allan (“Shot, Shot, Shot!”) who came by our dining table each evening to offer a specially blended shot cocktail in a keepsake Carnival shot glass, which of course we couldn’t resist!! We loved Allan. He’s so awesome! We looked forward to his coming to our table every night!! Another special mention and thank you to Ondre who made the most delicious cocktails in the Alchemy lounge each night for all of us before we headed to dinner. My favorite selection was the Martini Seduction where Ondre lit an orange peel on fire, burning off a smidge of alcohol from the martini, and rimming the glass with the orange juice from the peel. What a delight. Ondre, you are amazing! Andy’s fave drink of the evening was the SideCar. Another very special thank you to Guest Services Supervisor Nolwazi Mashiyane who blessed us with a huge basket of champagne, fruit, cheeses and crackers mid-week!!! What a doll! It was fun to share our treats with our friends. Thank you Nolwazi; you were such a good sport about Andy’s kidding around. We cannot forget to mention Jonathan in the Piano Bar. Jonathan, you are a very gifted pianist, you have a terrific sense of humor, and you allow everyone to be your friend, and you’re so good at the business of making connections between strangers. Going to the Piano Bar nightly was always a highlight of the day. We know your parents must be very proud of you. Finally, the ship’s gymnasium was remarkable. We were extremely impressed with the facility and the equipment. Very clean, and state of the art equipment. Really, really nice. We used the gym several times, plus the walking/jogging track. Every staff member we met was super friendly, super fun, super helpful. This was a truly FUN-filled cruise. Thank you so much for a wonderful 7-day adventure on the Carnival Glory. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
It has been 3 years since my last cruise so we were excited to go back to the Carribean islands on Carnival. Overall, we had a good enough time and enjoyed ourselves but we could not help but notice the decline in quality and several ... Read More
It has been 3 years since my last cruise so we were excited to go back to the Carribean islands on Carnival. Overall, we had a good enough time and enjoyed ourselves but we could not help but notice the decline in quality and several "small things" that had changed for the worse since our last cruise. To start with the positive frame, here are the things that we loved about this particular cruise: - Length: this was the longest cruise we've been on and felt that 7-day was absolutely perfect for the right mixture of relaxation and activities. We didn't feel rushed to check out every single event that was happening on the ship. This may be also due to the fact that we've cruised several times before. - Itinerary: loved the 4 ports and the excursion activities we chose. We stopped at Grand Cayman island (we did stingray city & snorkel), Mahagony bay (we did a beach day), Belize (We swam with sharks & rays & did an island visit), and Cozumel (standup paddleboard & snorkel). We also loved that these 4 port days were flanked by sea days so that we could relax and lounge around. - Food: still good, plentiful and good quality in the buffet & in the dining room. The burger & BBQ stations were not that good though - super dry meats & not so good BBQ sauce. - Water: it's such a hassle to have to lug in bottled waters if you don't want to drink yucky tab water on board. This time, we ordered a few cases of bottled water through the fun shop - it was more ($4.50/12 bottles) than if we had bought from a grocery store & lugging it in but not outrageous either. Extra cost was worth the convenience of having them delievered to our cabin the first day. - Wine & soft beverages: you can still bring a 750ml bottle of wine per person & canned sodas. The staff was very nice to accomodate us brining a glass of wine or coke to the dinner. - Price matching policy for excursions: We found 2 non-carnival excursions that matched Carnivals and getting the price match was pretty simple and easy. We got enough money refunded back to our account that we had little balance left to cover the tips. - Embarkation & disembarkation: Super fast & easy! Just show up at your appointment time then there will be very little waiting in line business. The smoothest experience ever. - Service: The crew members (from cabin steward, to cleaners & wait staff) were all great. We did note how unhappy or exhausted many of them looked throughout our trip and did experience some shortcomings which I'll elaborate later, but for the most part, everyone did their job. Ok, now to the negatives & shortcomings: - Service: while the crew & staff all did their job, it was apparent to us that the ship seemed understaffed. In dining rooms (for sea day brunches & dinners), we often had to wait much longer than we ever did on our previous cruises (up to 30 min) to either order food or to receive. The 24-hr pizza place often had just 1 poor, exhausted guy working the ovens, pizzas & everything else which resulted in long lines & despite 5 or so different pizza varieties on the menu, the only pizzas you could get without even longer wait were the cheese & pepperoni. - Small but several cost-cutting things that were noticeable & overall reduced our enjoyment on board: 1) No chocolates with turndown service (come on!), 2) no turndown service on our last day (not sure if it was just our cabin or all over the ship), 3) at-cost seafood & sushi stations (I remember there being free sushi stations and afternoon tea on sea days in previous cruises, this one did not have them), 4) no afternoon tea on sea days, 5) no chocolate or midnight buffet on last sea day, 6) no bathrobes in the cabin unless you ask, 7) no ice via room steward (you have to call room service), 8) cabin steward asking you to fill out a form to see if we'd really want turndown service. There were small other things that I can't remember now.. but you get the idea... minor but noticeable & add up in the end. - Carnival excursions: we (for the first time) signed up for all excursions through Carnival and it was nice in that you get priority tender as a group & if somehow the excursion runs long, the ship will wait for you (this happened at Grand Cayman), so peace of mind was great. A huge negative, however, was how crowded & packed it was! Especially the Caymen & Belize excursions that requried boat rides, we were all packed in small boats like sardines; if I had any kind of claustrophobia, I would've had a panick attack. The beach excursions at Mahagony bay & Cozumel were very nice. - Ship: Glory seemed run down in general & our room did not seem very tidy or well kept. For example, the mirrors, door knobs & faucets were all kind of smudgy, so I had to wipe them down myself the first day. The carpet was kinda gross from day one and never improved. The sofa had a part that it was out of alignment. - Entertainment: We went to 3 or so shows and while the dancers and singers were decent for the most part, we did not enjoy the shows themselves... some were actually quite boring. There was an 80's rock band (bandsters or something) that was exceptionally good though, so we just sort of followed them around the ship. - Ventilation: OMG, the smoke on the casino floor was absolutely unbarable. So gross. Overall, we had a good enough & relaxing time but I think that we may be ready to checkout other cruise lines. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We chose this cruise because of the cost - hoping to get good value for the money. What we got was a "cheap" cruise in pretty much every sense of the word. First of all, the positives - embarkation was smooth and efficient. ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the cost - hoping to get good value for the money. What we got was a "cheap" cruise in pretty much every sense of the word. First of all, the positives - embarkation was smooth and efficient. Our bags were at our stateroom by 1:30pm. One of the onboard bands was incredible. They played 50's - 80's rock, and were among the most talented musicians we've seen. The key lime pie and Guy's hamburgers were the best we've had at sea. The waterslides were enjoyable. We appreciated that there was no additional charge for the adults-only Serenity area. Some cruise lines charge extra for this. Now the negatives - Other than the band mentioned, entertainment was pathetic. The individual artists in various spots on the ship were amateurish. For us, the nightly shows in the main theater were un-watchable. They had the same (8, I think) people performing every night, and the costuming, musical selections and choreography were lewd and vulgar. We walked out during the "welcome aboard" show. A few days later we poked our heads in during another show and left within 2 minutes. The Hasbro show was crude, with the cruise director selecting participants with the most vulgar "moves," or those who ripped their shirts or other clothing off. This was supposed to be a "family" show. Similar comments apply to the lip sync contest, the "Clue - Whodunnit" show, etc. We couldn't walk by the piano bar without being offended and embarrassed. This is a crude, vulgar ship environment. Now, the food. For the most part, it was pretty mediocre, although the key lime pie and Guy's Burgers were the best we've had at sea. But it was the "closures" that surprised us. The main buffet closed at 3pm? What's that about? There were several periods of time (we're not talking "middle of the night") that the only food available were - ice cream and burnt, crusty pizza. A similar, irregular schedule applied to the pools and hot tubs. We were asked to leave a hot tub at 11pm one night, as it was closing. We asked where else we could go, and they said everything was closing. I could understand closing because of bad weather. This was a calm evening - they closed for a raucous deck party, even though the hot tube we were using were far from that party. They handled tender boarding in Belize quite poorly. We waited on the tender for over 30 minutes before they let us head off for Belize. We nearly missed our tour. We frequently had to remind our "first-time cruising" friends (with whom we traveled) that this was the first time we had cruised Carnival, so that they would realize we had recommended this cruise in ignorance. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
I went on a cruise with my best friend November 11-18 on Carnival Cruise ship "Glory". I hadn't been on a cruise in 20 years so I thought I would give it a try again. I can now say I will never go on another cruise ever ... Read More
I went on a cruise with my best friend November 11-18 on Carnival Cruise ship "Glory". I hadn't been on a cruise in 20 years so I thought I would give it a try again. I can now say I will never go on another cruise ever again. It is simply because I have been on all-inclusive land vacations at least 6 times to various locations in Mexico and Jamaica and those vacations are far superior to the cruise I experienced. Besides the cruise itself, I paid for a $400 drink package because every drink with the exception of tap water or iced tea and coffee are $4 plus. But even with the drink package I ended up with another bill for $290 which included the dollar tips, the two games of bingo, one room service and $90 in gratuity fees and one upgraded dinner. I chose not to go on any excursions as they were very expensive and I have done those excursions before. The food was not very good, definitely not high quality. The upgraded meal which was excellent but heard from other cruise goers that the upgraded meal would have been a typical meal on a more expensive cruise so I guess you get what you pay for even though the cruise was $950 each. Entertainment was limited. Getting off the ship at the ports was like a cattle call. My friend got bronchitis and was sick enough to see the ship doctor so her medical bill was $500 for 4 nebulizer treatments, two scripts and an x-ray. One little seminar after a bingo game featured a promotional speaker pushing the purchase of a "Fun Finds" coupon book with "$2000 worth of coupons" for $25. Unfortunately I fell for it. The coupons were mostly for other ports that we were not traveling to and expired at the end of the month, a complete waste of money and just added to the feeling of being ripped off. On an all-inclusive land vacation, all drinks are included, activities are well planned and not for an extra cost, the rooms are large and luxurious and there are no long lines, plenty of restaurant choices and all the beach you can ask for. Maybe other ships do a better job but I won't wait to find out. My next vacation will be an all inclusive lad vacation, no more cruises for me. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
I traveled a few of the Carnival ships this was just another, or I thought, till I spent a week with her. Great time, great crew. It was an easy embarkation- went from signing in at the check in to the Lido deck for a quick bite. Then ... Read More
I traveled a few of the Carnival ships this was just another, or I thought, till I spent a week with her. Great time, great crew. It was an easy embarkation- went from signing in at the check in to the Lido deck for a quick bite. Then to our cabin to unpack. Followed by a quick muster. From there we met with our meet and great group had a few drinks, followed by a return to our cabin to change for dinner at the Golden Restaurant. Then to the Amber Palace theater for a spectacular show, The Welcome Aboard Show which featured the three shows that were to be presented on our cruise. Followed by Ewart at the piano in the Cinn A Bar and a sing along by the rest of us. Then topped the evening off at the casino. We finally got back to the cabin after a wonderful first day, not a sea day yet, tomorrow begins all the fun at sea. More to follow. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Booked this cruise in February hoping to explore the Eastern Caribbean. Our itinerary was changed due to the hurricanes. I was not disappointed or mad - simply grateful to be going on vacation. This was my first time to have FTTF. It is ... Read More
Booked this cruise in February hoping to explore the Eastern Caribbean. Our itinerary was changed due to the hurricanes. I was not disappointed or mad - simply grateful to be going on vacation. This was my first time to have FTTF. It is worth every penny! We boarded immediately while others stood in the hot Miami sun. We went straight to our rooms (no waiting). Our steward, I Made, was friendly and accommodating. I tipped him $20 up front and he made sure we had ice night and day in our cooler. Our room was kept tidy and our beds were great! We had 3 rooms in a row just outside the Lido deck - great location! Our dinning room experience was not the best but it was mostly due to location. The ports were great with exception of Jamaica. Great vacation in the aftermath of all the hurricane destruction. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
I knew the ship was older but the staff made up for anything we needed - they were terrific. Every evening we came back to find a nice surprise. Problem was that there were way too many people on board. You waited in line for just about ... Read More
I knew the ship was older but the staff made up for anything we needed - they were terrific. Every evening we came back to find a nice surprise. Problem was that there were way too many people on board. You waited in line for just about anything. If you could not navigate the stairs you would be stuck on one floor. Kids took over the glass elevators and ran throughout the ship. I LOVE kids but this was over the top. You missed things because you either could not get close enough or gave up because of the delay. The food was delicious but limited and odd combinations. A lot of selling onboard for everything imaginable. Excursions and tenders were organized but full. The gym and spa are beautiful. Entertainment was what you would expect. Decent comedians and music. But overall - I would not go on this cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
I will preface this review by stating that we have been on only one other cruise, and it was the sister ship of the Glory, the Valor. The ships are nearly identical. Thus I cannot compare this line to any others. But this review could ... Read More
I will preface this review by stating that we have been on only one other cruise, and it was the sister ship of the Glory, the Valor. The ships are nearly identical. Thus I cannot compare this line to any others. But this review could apply to either the Glory or the Valor, as we enjoyed both. First an foremost, I would highly recommend Carnival if you are a family cruising with kids. That doesn't mean that you should avoid it if you don't have kids, just that it is great for families as well. They have great programs set up for several different age groups: 2-5, 6-8, 9-11, 12-14, and 15-17. This means that not only will your kids always have something to do, but they will be with similarly aged kids. And they will even babysit kids from 6 months and up until 1 am if parents want to party. There are tons of scheduled activities (games, bands, shows, comedians, etc.), as well as stuff that is always ongoing (casino, bars, swimming, food, shopping, etc.) Something for the young and the old and everywhere in between. The rooms were clean and well cared for by our room steward Carole. The staff is very attentive to your needs as well. We tipped her the first day and asked her to keep us stocked with ice all week. As likely on every cruise, there were plenty of food options. Just about anything you can imagine. And if you want steak every night, its included! There was even lobster tail included one night! Carnival also offers Your Time Dining, which allows you to go to your sit down dinner anytime you want between 5:45 and 9:30. This was nice as our schedule varied from day to day, including when and if we had lunch. Lots of factors could influence when you want to eat dinner and we didn't want to be forced into always eating at a specific time. We usually went between 6 and 7 and waited no more than 5 minutes, if we had to wait at all. All-in-all a great value and a lot of fun! I highly recommend Carnival and the Glory (or Valor). Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
We departed from Miami on August 26 on Carnival Glory. Embarkation was a breeze as a Platinum member :-). Had great things to do every day and night and the ports were wonderful except for Belize. If you do not purchase an excursion, ... Read More
We departed from Miami on August 26 on Carnival Glory. Embarkation was a breeze as a Platinum member :-). Had great things to do every day and night and the ports were wonderful except for Belize. If you do not purchase an excursion, don't bother getting off the ship. The ship was FULL of DISRESPECTFUL children. We spent as much time away from them as possible. I have no idea where these parents were but they weren't minding their children. In spite of that drama, we had a great time. The food was good but I found most of the beverage stations closed up in the evening. I guess they were trying to keep the mess to a minimum. I don't blame them. Why is it when people go on vacation they turn into inconsiderate slobs? Forget about saying please and thank you! I'm thinking for a different class of people, we may to try a different cruise line or maybe it's just luck of the draw. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
We did a family cruise from ages 8 to 74 years old and everyone had a great time. Our son loved Camp Ocean and wanted to be there every night, most nights--even late night. The staff from Camp Ocean, our cabin steward, and our dining ... Read More
We did a family cruise from ages 8 to 74 years old and everyone had a great time. Our son loved Camp Ocean and wanted to be there every night, most nights--even late night. The staff from Camp Ocean, our cabin steward, and our dining room waiters were excellent. The food was good,--appetizers were better than the main courses, IMHO. We took an island tour on Grand Cayman, booking on shore at the last minute with Jennifer Ebanks--Cayman Native Tours and it was excellent. We rented a cabana at Mahogany Bay and it was the best money we ever spent. My 8 yr old son tried snorkeling for the first time and had a blast--seeing a stingray, sea turtle, sea urchin, and a nice amount of coral right off the pier, so we didn't lose anything not doing a snorkeling tour. Three of us went on an island tour and to the mayan ruins in Belize and it was great. In Cozumel, we just walked around and shopped. We had FTTF and all of our cabins were ready when we boarded and embarkation was a breeze. A couple of us had Cheers! package--the service and drinks were great, worth the money and not worrying about cost and trying something new. The Alchemy Bar was very cool about trying something new. The comedians at the beginning of the cruise were excellent--Great Job, Just June!! The later comedians were just so-so. The piano bar was fun and always full and the casino was alway hopping--not much winning in my case. My son loved the new waterworks and the dive in movies. All in all--a great trip, well worth every penny spent. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
It was a significant b-day for me. We went with friends as well. Had a great time Carnival took great care of us even compensated us for the construction on board. They stepped up like a good company should. The cabin was clean a ... Read More
It was a significant b-day for me. We went with friends as well. Had a great time Carnival took great care of us even compensated us for the construction on board. They stepped up like a good company should. The cabin was clean a roomy. We had and Aft. Cabin 8th deck with a nice large patio. We actually had an extra large deck due to having our divider opened up. We spent a lot of time out there!!! Sorry neighbors...lol. The dining was awesome as they had an excellent selection of seafood my favs. like frog legs, lobster, oysters Rockefeller, ox tongue just awesome food (many people didn't take advantage but I sure did :-)~. Gained 5 Lbs. oops. Entertainment was great and had a blast with Eric and his famous pub crawls. The service was some of the best we have had. Ports and shore excursions were very well done. We booked the Laimonai Excusion in Belize at it is fantastic!!! (Make sure you get David as the tour guide he is awesome). We traveled with our 14 yr old son and he had a great time at Club O2 supposed to be for 15+ but he wanted that and it worked out great! I would for sure go again AFTER I lose this extra weight (gotta pay to play). By the way get the Faster 2 The Fun...worth every penny. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Our friends chose this cruise because of the dates & the ports. We have cruised this same itinerary on the Legend which is definitely a 5 star experience. The ship lacks great shopping selections. They set up photo areas on deck 5 that ... Read More
Our friends chose this cruise because of the dates & the ports. We have cruised this same itinerary on the Legend which is definitely a 5 star experience. The ship lacks great shopping selections. They set up photo areas on deck 5 that prevented traffic flow & was cumbersome to all around. The actual no smoking or electronic cigarette use was not enforced & when you said something they referred you to housekeeping .... really ! Cabin used could have some updating ... Guys Burgers is a must if you are a beef eater .... I was on the cheers package and in the platinum dining room our bar/drink waitress charged me for 3 glasses of wine - even when I was not there ??? When I complained guest services said they did not know bar policy and would have to refer. Watch your charges on your app! To the positive, they did call me back 2 days later & said would refer to security ... we ordered drinks at lobby bar & they were wrong ... barmaid instead of changing asked who made the day before and checked our drinks posted to see who & what we ordered only to say the guys name & he was a player .... really - just fix the drink & put in it what it says. Chipotle pineapple martini with mint leaves should have mint - if you forgot just apologize & remake --- instead said it's blended in you can't see it ???? Then checked to see if we had before .... there were some 5 star highlights : the steakhouse ! It was amazing food & service & a huge thank you to Victor who made our 60th birthday celebration nite memorable .... I must recognize & commend the following: Renata in the dining room was amazing .... also Jose at the Casino bar is the greatest & remembers your name and drinks and Gede our cabin steward "terrific" no request to small or too much -- they deserve a bonus! A Thank You! as well as they may be the only reason we may.... and it's a small maybe ... try Carnival again. It's those that got you the 3 stars alone. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
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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