10 Carnival Glory Cruise Reviews for First-Time Cruisers Cruises to Bahamas

My husband and I just returned from our very first cruise on the Carnival Glory! It was totally awesome! We had a balcony room, which was bigger than I expected. Everything you need and/or want is right there on the ship. The staff was so ... Read More
My husband and I just returned from our very first cruise on the Carnival Glory! It was totally awesome! We had a balcony room, which was bigger than I expected. Everything you need and/or want is right there on the ship. The staff was so polite, courteous, helpful....never a frown! They all seem to LOVE their jobs. The Cruise Director, Matt, was absolutely wonderful. We saw him a lot around the ship and loved the way he was so very involved with the passengers. Everything was very well organized and super clean!! FUN, FUN, FUN! Even though we were probably older than most in this night club, we had a blast....if you like to dance to the music of today, you must hit the White Heat Nightclub. We also enjoyed every single show we went to and every single meal we had. Even though the food was good at the Steakhouse, we would not do that again. Our table was right next to the cooking area, and we had a hard time with our personal conversation because we could hear the staff talking and kitchen activity going on. Also, it is an extra expense. Another extra expense, but well worth it are the deals offered on certain days in the Fun Shops. I got several beautiful pieces of jewelry for a small price. Just so much to do.....don't forget the Lido Deck Pool....FUN FUN FUN!!! Can't wait til our next cruise!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
My wife and i went with her graduating class to celebrate a high school reunion from the 80's and we had a really good time. Pleasantly surprised with the cabin space although i tried to upgrade my stateroom (willing to pay), but at ... Read More
My wife and i went with her graduating class to celebrate a high school reunion from the 80's and we had a really good time. Pleasantly surprised with the cabin space although i tried to upgrade my stateroom (willing to pay), but at the mere mention of an upgrade, the customer service counter rep enthusiastically shouted "the ship is completely booked". Mind you that at the security check in i was told there were some possibilities to upgrade, and i later found out that 95 staterooms were not occupied. The food choices were fun for day 1-3, but got old quickly after that. Guy Fieri's burger bar needs some improvements(cheese burger/hamburger/ fries, or hamburger/fries/cheeseburger, or fries/cheesburger....i think you get what i mean. The comfort food station was filled with foods that were not consumable....yuk! The Cruise Director Matt and his sidekick Evanson made the cruise a HIT. Professional when they needed to be, and complete cutups the rest of the time. Kept everyone engaged, and having a ball around the clock. I wasn't impressed with the Bahamas (nassau) but i did spend a lot of money with the locals,as did my wife. Which brings me to my major issue...I purchased Rum from Tortuga and was required to check it in when i returned to the boat. i was given a receipt from security for the goods and was told that it would be returned to my stateroom the night before we returned to Norfolk. Long story short, Thursday night, the cabin stuart stole our receipt and i never got the rum back. I called customer service multiple times, and they seemed so "not interested" in returning this gift to me that i purchased. I know this isn't the first time this has happened, and it really pissed me off that they didn't take an interest in finding it! In the End, they gave me a credit for what i spent for the Rum, but it is not the same thing. Is it just me, or has customer service taken a turn for the worst. I feel that Carnival should compensate me further, and i'm sure i will bad mouth them to everyone i see from now on until i feel like they have made an effort to satisfy me. Any person or business can make a mistake or create a bad experience. i judge them by what they do to rectify the problem. I WILL FOREVER EQUATE CARNIVAL CRUISE AS THIEVES AND POOR SERVICE.!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
We only had a few complaints on this cruise, so I will mention them first. The room service is VERY slow! We never waited less than an hour- usually closer to an hour and a half. The first night, when I was a little sea sick, I ordered ... Read More
We only had a few complaints on this cruise, so I will mention them first. The room service is VERY slow! We never waited less than an hour- usually closer to an hour and a half. The first night, when I was a little sea sick, I ordered room service for my kids for dinner. It took almost 2 hours to get to us. Also, our refrigerator was locked the entire 5 days. I'm glad we didn't need it. We had to ask for ice the first day, but after that it was refilled daily for us. This was our first cruise, so now I know for the future, but they had the kids club info session during the sail away party. I was under the impression that the kids club info session was required (now I know it's not), so we missed one of the things we were really looking forward to. One thing I emailed carnival about, was that the adult entertainment was so late in the evening, when you have to pay extra for the kids club. I am a single parent, so I didn't have a lot of extra money to pay for child care, but I would have liked to see some of the adult entertainment on board. Unfortunately, I had to miss out on that. Our room steward was really good. He made towel animals for each of my kids every day. He even took the time to ask what their favorite animals were, and he made them! The entertainment was excellent during the day. I was there with my 2 kids, and we enjoyed several programs and activities together. Our wait staff, especially Henry, was outstanding!! On our last night, Henry even danced with my daughter, while serenading her. It was the perfect ending to our cruise. The food was really good. There were lots of choices, and we all enjoyed everything we ate. That's saying something- my kids are picky eaters.   Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
My wife and I sailed for the first time on Glory on the first cruise out of Norfolk in May of 2013. So this is a review with no pre-conceived notions and nothing to compare against.We're a couple of 60-somethings and cruised with my ... Read More
My wife and I sailed for the first time on Glory on the first cruise out of Norfolk in May of 2013. So this is a review with no pre-conceived notions and nothing to compare against.We're a couple of 60-somethings and cruised with my wife's sister and her husband, and their son and his wife. I read many of the reviews here and am a bit taken back by some of the negativity. GETTING ON BOARD: Since we live in the area, the 6 of us took a taxi to the port. After checking in around 11:15, we were getting ready to sit down and wait for our boarding group to be called when one of the Carnival employees noticed my wife was walking with a cane. We hadn't registered her as having a mobility problem, yet the lady insisted on moving us to the head of the line and getting us on board with no waiting. After the obligatory getting on board photo, we worked our way onto the ship, had our sail-and-sign ID photo taken and we were ready to go. We were having lunch in the buffet by noon for a 5 p.m. sailing. Check-in was easy: Drop bags with porters outside, take the elevator up and go through airplane-style screening, then check in with one of what seemed to be 35 or 40 agents. STATEROOM: Because the ship had repositioned from Miami the night before, there were no passengers getting off. So as we were checking in, the announcement was made that staterooms were already ready. We were in 7304, an inside cabin. For any first-timers, there is plenty of closet space and our suitcases fit under the bed. Even though the rooms were small, we had enough space (not that we were spending much time in the room). OUr room stewards were on the ball. When we left in the morning for breakfast and any morning activities, we hung the Cruisin' sign on the door and our room was taken care quickly. The only problem was one day when the card got shifted around and the Snoozin' sign on the other side was displayed. But when we told our steward, he insisted on taking care of the room immediately.FOOD: We ate from the buffet for breakfast, either from the buffet or the burrito bar for lunch, and in the dining room at night. I've read reviews where people complained about the buffet lines. We didn't experience anything like that, not that there were no lines, but we never felt they were too long. After all, there are 3,000 people on board. Perhaps the highlight was the wait staff in the Platinum dining room. Our three-man team (Ricardo, Sami and Markus) were personable and attentive. With three of them to cover five tables, we never waited for anything. As for the food, it's not gourmet, but it's darn good. I never liked cold soups until this cruise, but I'm sold on them, especially the cucumber, strawberry and pumpkin soups. For first-time cruisers: one side of the menu includes the every-night appetizers and entrees, while the other side has the same for that night only. Then the deserts .... bottom line, if you go hungry on this ship, it is your problem. And I want one of those soft-serve machines in my house.THINGS TO DO: One thing is obvious, you can be as social as you want or you can keep to yourself as much as you want. We balanced the on-board activities with quiet time, and came away from the cruise totally relaxed. For us, the majority of the activities were trivia contests, the casino, sitting in the sun, watching the two young ones in karaoke and exploring the various nighttime activities. We did see one show, the Motown-themed show. The complaint there is the shortness of the show. It started at 8:15 and was over before 9. I realize now how the show sort of continued down in the Atrium Lobby, but by the time we got to the railing overlooking the lobby, it was full. Some people have complained about not having a live band ... not a big deal. The video board behind the show was fascinating. One tip: After breakfast the first morning, I went up to the Serenity deck to read, but that area filled up fairly quickly. So did the deck chairs on the Lido Deck. But on our last sea day, I happend to be in the Atrium Lobby and went outside out onto the deck there (Deck 3). There was a long row of deck chairs out there, with nobody in any of them. I read and watched the sea for at least a half-hour before anyone else came out there.SHORE EXCURSIONS: In Nassau, the six of us signed up to ride Segways. Easily that was the most fun thing on the whole cruise. We were taken to a beachfront area, given about a half-hour of instructions on riding the things, then we rode down the beach and around the area for an hour and a half. Cost was $80 per person plus tip. In Freeport, we hired a taxi driver to give us a tour of the area. This was totally unscripted because when we drove past a brewery that offered tours, we changed course on the spot and got a tour. Total cost: $30 per person for the taxi tour plus tip, then $5 per person for the tour plus tip.PICTURES: Yep, photographers are all over the place. We had decided before we left that the only pictures we were interested in were from the Cruise Elegant night. So we had photos taken other times, but only paid attention to the formal photos. CRUISE ELEGANT NIGHT: It was the second night, the night before our shore day in Nassau. By my rough count, most of the guys did dress up in some ways, from the father/10-year-old son in matching tuxedos to guys wearing slacks and a collard dress shirt. I would prefer to go casual 24/7, but in deference to the boss, I dressed up, too, and the pictures turned out very well. THE STAFF: Unfailingly attentive. We dealt mostly with our dining room servers and the room staff, but the others we can in contact with had smiles on their faces. On the first morning out, I was at an elevator trying to figure out how to get from Point A to Point B. One of the staff saw me studying the ship diagram and stopped what he was doing to show me how to get where I needed to go.DISEMBARKATION: We were in group 15, so we knew we would have a bit of a wait. We ate breakfast for the first time in the Platinum dining room, then found a lounge that was open and waited for our number to be called. It didn't take long to get our luggage and go through customs, and we were home shortly afternoon.CONCLUSION: We're ready to go again. I drove past the terminal a couple of week later when the Glory was getting ready to go out on its last cruise from Norfolk in May. It took all of my willpower not to walk up to the ship, knock on a door and ask if I could come along! Read Less
Sail Date May 2013
This was my first cruise and I plan on calling my travel agent to book this cruise again and this time bring friends and family. The ship is beautiful, clean, enormous and fun. The ambassador of fun Big Sexy along with his sidekick are ... Read More
This was my first cruise and I plan on calling my travel agent to book this cruise again and this time bring friends and family. The ship is beautiful, clean, enormous and fun. The ambassador of fun Big Sexy along with his sidekick are fun, warm and work hard to guarantee you have a wonderful experience. The ship is clean. My stateroom was wonderful. I had a window view. The room was quiet and cozy. The location of my stateroom gave me and my husband easy access to the elevators. There should have been a better selection of food at the buffet. I preferred eating in the restaurants. The lines for the food at the buffet could get long and by the time your got there some of the dishes were cold. Use the dinning rooms your food will be hot and you are served by a wonderful staff. The entertainment was wonderful there was something to do all day and well into the night. Here is some advice I can give first time cruisers. It is important to pace yourself. Do not try to do everything. Use your fun ship news letter to map out your day. Try to make it to the shows they are wonderful. Be careful with drinks they add up. Make sure you have comfortable shoes to wear while exploring the ship. This ship is a small city and if you have on uncomfortable shoes you will not be getting to far. Be prepared to take tons of pictures. They have photographers all over the place taking pictures. I advice you to take as many pictures as possible so that you will have a large collections to choice from when you go t purchase your photos. I really enjoyed my cruise. I wish I knew how wonderful it could be, I would have been cruising sooner. Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
To start I would like to extend gratitude to Cruise Critic for all of the very helpful information in planning this trip. I just wish I would have found this site sooner. I am going to try to summarize this review based on our thoughts ... Read More
To start I would like to extend gratitude to Cruise Critic for all of the very helpful information in planning this trip. I just wish I would have found this site sooner. I am going to try to summarize this review based on our thoughts throughout the week and not give a point by point detail. Sailing on this trip was myself(23) and husband(25).This was out first cruise. As a whole we enjoyed it very much. ARRIVING: We had a slight flight scare as we realized very late that our flight was arriving much too close to the ships departure time but we were able to take an earlier flight and the timing was perfect. We wandered around the port of Charleston slightly confused about the best place to be as they weren't boarding yet. There didn't appear to be a general waiting area or signs with instructions. A member of the port security nabbed us(very kind man) and got us on a shuttle that took us up to the terminal.Once through security and check in there was a slight wait to board where too many passengers were all crammed in a too small space. Heading towards the ship our pictures were takin for our sail and sign cards and boom we were on the ship. ROOMS: Staff was eager to help and point out our rooms. We had a room with a window. The room in general was much larger than I thought it was going to be. Plenty of plug ins(Plug in for More outlets NOT needed) and counter space and cabinets even in the bathroom.(Hanger for storage on door NOT Needed)Beds very comfortable. Very clean. We did not hear our neighbors but One time when something was obviously very funny.And it is true that housekeeping was like Ninjas. Everytime we left the room and came back bed was made, fresh towels. ONBOARD: They want you to drink..ALOT. and they are very expensive. And if you weren't in one of the 50 bars or lounges on board drinking there wasn't a whole lot to do.(They wasted alot of space for all the bars)We did a couple of activities. One being the "magic show"....Smut. The "Glory Dancers"...It was the closest thing to a strip club I have seen. We were really uncomfortable.And the magic was fake and cheesy! The comedy shows were great-Roman and Kim Harrison. The Love Game was cute too. Our cruise director was Gary. Very funny guy.And I won a prize on the call in show so that was a highlight. FOOD: ah...so so. There was ALOT of it but the quality was a little slow. Best place to eat was teh Steakhouse. You pay 30 extra a piece but the food was just..art :) And the staff very professional. was not at all impressed with the main dining room. We only ate there twice all cruise. The only good thing with that was the Melting chocolate Cake, and the dancing wait staff.Oh and the chocolate Buffet. Shew..Awsome. EXCURSIONS: In Freeport we did the 6 hour kayaking tour. VERY AWSOME. It is very personal it was just us and 3 other couples. You kayak down a slow river that opens to the ocean, then had a beach day, then did some walking through Lucaya national Park. Great. In Nassau did the Blue lagoon Island Dolphin Encounter. HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP. I booked directly through dolphin encounters to save some money. Finding a taxi was easy yet a little scary. The island is Gorgeous! My husband filmed while I did the dolphin Enco. Worth the money. We then rented snorkling gear and found a private cove and snorkled for hours. Very very neat and so beautiful. We also did lunch there. *All in all the ship was just so so. We had the most fun on our excursions. Definetly woudl recommend booking through the ship since they take care of the tranportation ect. (The roads down there are crazy and I would think be hard to navigate alone) If you have any other questions or comments feel free to message me. Read Less
Sail Date November 2010
I have cruised with Carnival one other time for my Senior class trip back in '92. This was my wife's first cruise. We really enjoyed the cruise, mostly good, a little bad. Let me get the bad out of the way first. We had the ... Read More
I have cruised with Carnival one other time for my Senior class trip back in '92. This was my wife's first cruise. We really enjoyed the cruise, mostly good, a little bad. Let me get the bad out of the way first. We had the worst day on the way to Norfolk. We were traveling from upstate New York to Norfolk, VA on train. Let me point out our bad travel experience had NOTHING to do with Carnival. We were supposed to take a train to Penn station in NYC then switch trains to Newport News, VA. We could not take our first train to New York because of a bridge fire in upper Manhattan. So we had to drive to another town, catch the train to Grand Central Station. We took a "cab" to Penn Station where we got ripped off by the cab driver. Here's a word of warning if you have to take a taxi in New York City. Please make sure it says taxi on the car. The driver asked us how many of us there were and where we where going. He put our bags in the trunk. The car was a plain blue car with no writing on it, no meter running, no taxi driver's licence displayed. He charged us $120.00 to go from Grand Central to Penn station! I know it doesn't cost that much. We missed our connecting train at 1:05 PM and had to catch the next train at 3:00 AM. Again, this was not Carnival's fault. The only thing bad about our cruise was the Steakhouse. We don't really have any complaints about it, we just didn't enjoy it as much as eating at the Golden Restaurant. The service was good in the Steakhouse. The presentation was excellent. The taste of the food was just ok. We will not do the steakhouse again, however we do recommend that everyone should try the steakhouse at least once. Your experience might be different from ours. The rest of the cruise was great! I think every one should cruise at least once in their lifetime. We ate dinner at the Golden dinning room. We had the BEST wait staff. Our waiters were Alfredo, Agus, and Dickson. They were very friendly and always remembered our names. On the last night of the cruise they brought out an ice cream pie with 2 candles on it and sang Happy anniversary to us. Saijai, who took our drink orders, always had our sodas waiting for us. Every night the wait staff would either sing or dance or both. The comedy shows were hilarious. We enjoyed all the shows we went to, especially the legends show, where the guests would dress up and sing like famous singers such as Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Elton John, etc. If you missed any of the shows, their were about 3 carnival channels on your TV in your stateroom that played the shows, talks from Gary the cruise director, etc over and over again. They have a restaurant where the serve pizza 24 hours a day. The pizza was really good, but I felt they need more wait staff as sometimes you had to wait a while to get your pizza. They had had 24 hour self serve ice cream that was hit or miss. Sometimes the ice cream was too soft and runny and sometimes the ice cream was just right. We always ate breakfast at the Red Sail restaurant. We loved it. Lots of variety, food was good and always hot. Finding a place to sit was a bit of a challenge as it was always crowded and for some reason, I had a very hard time finding straws. Some days I would only find 2 or 3 straws and other days I didn't find any. I wanted to try the Mongolian Wok, but the only time I found it open, I wasn't hungary. We did the mini golf one day, had a good time even though we didn't know how to keep score as neither one of us ever played mini golf before. We swam in the pool and sat in the hot tub for a while. it was very relaxing. We will definitely cruise with Carnival again tn the Future. Read Less
Sail Date October 2010
We had never been on a cruise. We didn't know what to expect. This trip turned out to be great! The staff were always very polite, helpful and smiling. Our rooms were cleaned daily, trash emptied, beds made and pulled down, fresh ... Read More
We had never been on a cruise. We didn't know what to expect. This trip turned out to be great! The staff were always very polite, helpful and smiling. Our rooms were cleaned daily, trash emptied, beds made and pulled down, fresh towels put in, and those neat towel animals awaited us, nightly! The food was wonderful, on every level. We ate at many buffets, we went to the main dining room a couple of nights and we even decided to try the "pay" Emerald Club/steakhouse. It was the best food I have ever had in my life! Five stars! It was also, well worth the $30.00 per person. Absolutely! The food and dessert, looked like something that would belong in the pages of "Restaurants & Institutions." That is no stretch or exaggeration! Our experience with the room service, wasn't really that good. I'm not a coffee drinker, but my husband is. He said the coffee was luke warm, at best and they did not bring any sugar or cups! Not being "kid friendly" we were a little concerned that we might be surrounded by little brats, running around. That was not the case. We may have seen at the MOST, 5 kids, the entire time! It was wonderful! Turns out, there were about 700 children on board but the good thing is, they were not only not seen, but not heard! They have something called "Camp Carnival" where the little rug rats go, and let me tell you, I was relieved! I also loved the fact they have an "adult only" deck. It's called Serenity. We are not smokers and I was also concerned we might get polluted but again, I was wrong. There is smoking, but it's certain areas and certainly not the entire ship. I had no problem with the smokers. I would highly recommend this ship. What a great time we had. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Because we live in the Hampton Roads region, we elected to take the Carnival Glory to The Bahamas out of Norfolk, VA. My partner and I cruised with my parents, sister, and her friend. My folks had cruised before out of New York on the ... Read More
Because we live in the Hampton Roads region, we elected to take the Carnival Glory to The Bahamas out of Norfolk, VA. My partner and I cruised with my parents, sister, and her friend. My folks had cruised before out of New York on the Carnival Victory to Canada. I had read a review that Norfolk often is in the top of the cruise terminals and I have to agree. Aside from the longest line being mostly outside, the staff was friendly, efficient, and we moved quickly. We arrived at 3.00 and were on the ship by 4.30. It sounds like a long time, but the line was huge and it did keep moving. Norfolk advises that you park in the cruise parking lot, which is about a mile away, and take a bus to the terminal. They don't advertise that there is a parking garage right across the street that costs the same. We parked there, got out of our car, and hopped on the ship. We didn't have to wait for a bus or deal with traffic. If you are going on a Carnival ship, be prepared to party! We are not big partiers and happily avoided the crazy stuff, but everyone is drinking. They pretty much start handing you drinks as soon as you get on the ship. This caused a bit of a problem since they didn't do the safety drill until 2.5 hours after we left. Half the people there were DRUNK! It was definitely a big waste of time since the staff giving the safety talk recognized this and made it short. Dining was quite good. The food on the buffet was decent buffet food. Better than Golden Corral, but not as good as a fine dining Sunday Brunch. If you are an early riser, know you won't get hot food on the buffet until 7. I was up at 6 every morning and they had some fruit and cereal boxes on the buffet if I wanted to munch. The only concern there is that before 6.30, if you wanted milk for your cereal, you have to take it out of the carafes set out for people's coffee (read the label...I had cream in my cereal the first day!). My family actually preferred to do the open seating breakfast in the Platinum Dining room. There, we had excellent portion control, and superior food to the buffet. I had a ham and cheese omelet almost every day and it was so good! I did the buffet for lunch everyday. They have everything. Pizza, burgers, burritos, Mongolian wok, amazing fish and chips (get there early to avoid the line), and other average food on the main buffet. On the last day at sea, they had a chocolate buffet that was AWESOME. I had chocolate for lunch! Dinner service was awesome. It takes a while to get your bar drinks, but the staff is amazing. It was weird the first time I sat down and they put the napkin in my lap. One of our people had an allergy to peanuts and tomatoes. They came by every night at dinner and showed her the next night's menu. They did everything to help her. We both ordered Lobster Bisque one night and they made a completely different one just for her. BTW, if you don't like tomatoes, tell them you are allergic. They put tomatoes in everything. There is tons of entertainment. You don't have to loiter by the pool or drink constantly to have fun (although some seem to think so). The casino is fun. I broke even on black jack. If you are new to gaming, there is a tutorial the first day at sea and if you go most afternoons when it is slow, the dealer will help you out by explaining the game and some strategies. Well, some of the dealers. Some dealers were quite rude and scary. The White Heat Dance Club had a theme night every night. Music themes from 50's the first night and ending with the 90's the last night. The comedians were awesome. The shows in the Amber Palace was not that great. The sound was turned up WAY too loud and the lip syncing was quite obvious. Now for the bad stuff. The bar staff was just terrible. They are way too understaffed at the bars, especially considering the amount they want you to drink. The best bar is at the Colors Lobby. I had the best martini of my life there. Also, they advertise a drink of the day. It's cheap and you get a souvenir glass, but they premake it. It felt cheap. Language and cultural barriers were a challenge. Anyone would do anything for you, but they seemed to have an attitude if you asked anyone to go above and beyond. Also, a couple of people said things to me that they didn't mean. They got their words mixed up because English was not their first language. And somehow I became the official translator of the bartenders at On the Green. I liked that bar because it was quiet and you could smoke in there and watch sports. Last bad thing for me was the number of pictures. I probably had my picture taken at least 6 times a day. It was awful. And I know it's the job of the photographer, so I was always polite, except when they looked at my partner and told me to act like he's my brother. grrr. Oh yeah! GLBT cruisers, be warned. There was a gay event every night but it wasn't organized. It's called Friends of Dorothy (FOD). It felt more like we were being ghettoized for an hour. There was no cruise staff there to mediate the meet and greet. The guide could have said "Gays and Lesbians show up at x bar at x time." I have read about some ships offering special tours, etc. Nothing like that here. If you have read through my entire review, thank you. I know it was long, but I had hoped I had a good long review before I booked this. I hope I covered everything. If not, leave a comment if you can I will get back to you. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
Traveled on the Carnival Glory May 16'th out of Norfolk, VA. It was a very easy drive for us, being about 45 minutes east of Richmond. We arrived early, parked the car right across the street from the port ( much cheaper than the ... Read More
Traveled on the Carnival Glory May 16'th out of Norfolk, VA. It was a very easy drive for us, being about 45 minutes east of Richmond. We arrived early, parked the car right across the street from the port ( much cheaper than the Carnival parking option) and got something to eat. The ship was late getting into port ( we didn't board till 3:00 pm!)I was a little irritated that we didn't get a full day in port since we were technically paying for this day, but once we got on the ship, we forgot all about that! From the minute we got on, to when we got off, we had fun! Service was excellent in the dining room,guest services and our steward in the stateroom. Only OK at the bars, but that's to be expected when you have thousands of people trying to drink at once. We went to the steakhouse our 2nd night and would definitely recommend. The steaks and service here was excellent! Our ports were Nassau and Freeport. They're good ports, but just like anything, you get out of them what you put in. We went to the Fish Fry and Senor Frogs the first afternoon in Nassau. I would definitely recommend Goldie's at the Fish Fry to get a feel for the local flavor. The conch fritters there are the best. Since it was raining, we pretty much stayed at Frogs all evening.We got their signature "green yard drink" ( can't remember what its called!) and enjoyed the party atmosphere ( we are in our 20's with no kids!). We went to Cabbage Beach the second day and had a lot of fun relaxing on the beach. If you don't like people or crowded beaches, this is not the place for you. Its beautiful, but definitely crowded. We went fishing out of Freeport on Thursday and had a pretty good time. My only complaint here is that we basically only fished for a couple hours and had to get back to the boat. Carnival should really extend the time in this port. Other than that, we had a blast. The food was excellent. 6 pounds excellent when I got home, haha! I like that the pizza bar was open 24 hours. We had goat cheese and mushroom pizza a couple times at 2 am and it was always fresh and good. The dining room had great food as well. I enjoyed trying many different entrees ant the waiter would bring us little or much as we wanted. There were plenty of activities on the ship ( comedian was funny, my husband participated in a hairy chest contest on the deck) and I really liked the live reggae band on the ship while laying out and swimming. We even had fun on the waterslide. This was definitely a "party ship." We met lots of friends at the bars and liked the fact that we could stay up late at the casino. From what I hear, Carnival is the best ship for "partying" and we had a great, fun experience. Read Less
Sail Date May 2010
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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