863 Carnival Glory Caribbean - Western Cruise Reviews

This was a group cruise. The ship was at maximum capacity but because of the design you would have never known it. I expected tons of kids since we are in the summer months- I guess they all went to camp. The staff was so pleasant and our ... Read More
This was a group cruise. The ship was at maximum capacity but because of the design you would have never known it. I expected tons of kids since we are in the summer months- I guess they all went to camp. The staff was so pleasant and our room steward went out of her way to help make sure certain things were always in the room for my daughter who has a medical condition. The staff in the dining room- magnificent! Awesome ship and iteniary i would definitely recommend the Glory and the Western Caribbean schedule my family of 6 really enjoyed our vacation. We ate at every food stop except the Ol Country Buffet those hours should be extended especially on a port day. The Steakhouse as always didn’t disappoint and the Sushi at Sea....best ever!!! The dining room food seems to have been stepped up a notch this trip to my happy surprise! I would do it all over again! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Ok, let's start with the elephant in the room. Yes, this ship is older and worn. I can only imagine what goes into maintenance, every day we saw people washing, repairing, painting...but we were comfortable, entertained, well-fed. Not ... Read More
Ok, let's start with the elephant in the room. Yes, this ship is older and worn. I can only imagine what goes into maintenance, every day we saw people washing, repairing, painting...but we were comfortable, entertained, well-fed. Not going to complain about the wear and tear of Glory. Embarkation was a smooth and speedy process. I can only hope that the people in charge in Miami teach the people in charge in Long Beach, which has a torturous embarkation process. The lines kept moving, and we only sat in the waiting area for less than 10 minutes before boarding. Debarkation was similarly smooth, though took longer. The trip itself: wonderful! Yes, there are lines sometimes, and crowds and chair hogs. You have to expect that when cruising. The lines were never horrible. The ports we visited were beautiful! The only excursion we booked through Carnival was the Jolly Roger Catamaran Sailing & Snorkeling with lunch. That was a fantastic experience! The waters were choppy, so they took us around to the north side of Roatan, and rather than fight the winds to sail back to port they put us on small buses. The result is that we got a nice scenic drive around the island, almost like a bonus tour! I would easily recommend that excursion. Our cabin was 8393, on Verandah deck which is right below Lido. There were rumbling noises overhead each night, but nothing troublesome. We slept well, and very much enjoyed our balcony. Our cabin steward was Suardika, he was very nice and took great care of us. The food was good, occasionally great. The entertainment was the same. The comedians were good, but one of the 18+ shows was so crowded that people were jammed into every square inch of floor space, more standing than sitting, and people just kept coming in. And there were plenty of obviously underage teens in the show, no one seemed to be checking or paying attention to who and how many came in. It was really uncomfortable for us, we ended up leaving due to the claustrophobia. Our younger teen enjoyed the teen club, spent more time there than in his room. He raved about Jesse, who supervised the room. Our older teen is 18 now, and was really bummed there was no hangout for the 18-20 set, but he made do and had a good time as well. This was our 5th cruise, all of them with Carnival. We will absolutely cruise again, likely with Carnival. Yes, there are pushy/greedy/rude people, just as there is pretty much anywhere. We immensely enjoyed the people watching, part of the fun :) As with any travel experience, cruising is what you make of it. Have a laugh at the bumps that occur. Engage with the people around you, including the staff and crew, rather than being rude or standoffish. Make the most of whatever happens, and enjoy the experience. I'd give this a solid 4.5 stars, if I could give fractions. I rounded up, after discussing it with my family, as it was such a good trip. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We chose this cruise because it fit in with the general locations we wanted to go to, along with the only week we could get everyone to agree on and be available for. We've cruise before, but never on a Carnival ship, and honestly we ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it fit in with the general locations we wanted to go to, along with the only week we could get everyone to agree on and be available for. We've cruise before, but never on a Carnival ship, and honestly we were a little worried. We're not sticks in the mud, and we were also traveling with three kids, ages ranging from 19-23, so we weren't concerned with the "Fun/Party Ship" reputation the Carnival has. However, as we mentioned to people what line we were cruising on, we did get quite a few funny looks, with one friend actually saying "not sure how YOU are going to handle Carnival"... Made for a little bit of anxiety. Honestly, your cruise is what you make of it, so we had a fantastic time. We're not into the pool antics on any line, so we just didn't hang out in the main pool area (unless we chose to hang out with a drink and take it in, which actually made for some fun people watching). The ship itself was great... My husband and I were on one of the of the ship, and our kids ended up on the complete opposite end, which worked out fine...Same floor, just different ends. Our cabin was spacious, clean and comfortable, as was our kids' cabin at the beginning of the cruise... Only ventured down there once, so I can't comment on how it was at the end of the cruise. My only complaint was that their cabin did smell a little musty, but they didn't have a problem with it... Keeping in mind that they are used to dorm rooms at college, so let's just say we're happy they were in that cabin and not us. The crew was fantastic and everyone was wonderfully friendly. Our cabin steward, Ruby, was a sweetheart, as were our three Main Dining Room Servers (Antonio, Rowell and Agnes). I enjoy greeting and talking to everyone on the ship as I pass by, and the crew was always right in step with a "good morning", "enjoy your day", etc. Our kids all enjoyed the entertainment, and went to quite a few of the shows. My husband and I only made it to one of the comedy shows, and it was pretty good. We all enjoyed the casino just about every night, and our 19 year old son even won $100 from the crane machine the first night, on his first try... Of course we probably all spent that and more trying to duplicate his win, but we had fun trying. We ate in the dining room every night and enjoyed what we had. Portions on some items were a bit skimpy, but considering you could order another one if you chose to, it really didn't matter. Again, as I mentioned above, the staff was incredibly friendly and attentive, making sure we enjoyed our experience. The ports were all fantastic, as were the excursions we chose... Note, we did not book any excursions through Carnival. In the Caymans we did a two stop snorkeling trip starting with Stingray City through Captain Marvin, and had a fantastic time. In Mahogany Bay we went to Little French Key (not to be confused with Big French Key) and it was superb... Hoping to return there on another trip. In Belize we did Cave Tubing through CaveTubing.bz and it was also fantastic with amazing Guides! And finally in Cozumel we went to Mr. Sanchos' All Inclusive, and it was another amazing day spent having a great time. You can read my reviews on each on TripAdvisor. As for taking another Carnival Cruise, yes we probably would. Again, your cruise experience is what you make of it. If you choose to find fault with everything around you, you will find fault no matter what cruise line/ship you sail on. Enjoy the experience and go with the flow, and you'll have a great time. Note: Re the fire and loss of power on the ship the first day at sea. We've read a number of people saying how horrible it was and how scary.... It... was... a... non... issue. Most passengers wouldn't have known anything was even going on if the Captain hadn't made the announcement, and if the power hadn't gone out. We were never in danger, we were never at risk. The worst that might have happened with the passengers was possibly having to take the life boats ashore to Cuba... Again, another adventure... It's all in how you look at it. Now, I do understand that a crew member was injured (and was ok), and that's a different story as I don't want to make light of that... However from the passengers perspective, again, it was a non issue. We continued with our plans and walked on the track then went to brunch... The entire incident was over in about 45 minutes, with lights back on in about 30. Great cruise overall!!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
This was our second cruise, but our first with our teenager. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. We flew into Miami a day early in order to avoid any delays and to explore the area. I highly recommend doing this if at all ... Read More
This was our second cruise, but our first with our teenager. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. We flew into Miami a day early in order to avoid any delays and to explore the area. I highly recommend doing this if at all possible. The hotel provided a stay and sail package that included shuttle service to/from the hotel and the port. Embarkation was a breeze, much easier than our first cruise, the line was short and the staff was friendly and helpful. We checked our luggage with a porter, went through the check in process and were up on the Lido deck for lunch in no time at all. The ship was fantastic!! Our cabin was clean and well kept. Our cabin stewardess Monthana, was kind and helpful. The rest of the staff we encountered were great as well. We have no complaints about the service we received. Our son went to the teen club every day and enjoyed every moment of it. He made some new friends and even got to celebrate his birthday with some of them. The only problem we had with Club O2 is its proximity to some of the smoking areas. (casino and bars). The meals were delicious!! Our dining room server Julius and his helpers remembered our names and entertained us with jokes and tricks each evening. The buffets were tasty as well. Our son loved the burgers, as well as the 24 hour pizza and ice cream. My husband and I didn't attend any shows, but we did enjoy spending time on the decks and around the pools. The Serenity Spa area is wonderful for quiet time. We went on three excursions and were not disappointed. The day at Mahogony Bay was a beach day for us and it didn't disappoint. We have only been home a few days, but we are already planning more cruises. We would go on the Glory again!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Music was always way too loud wherever it was played. Could not see the musicals due to extremely loud . Have cut way back on food offered and quality. Don't get hungry at night!!! Meat in dining room poor quality. Tough, grissle ... Read More
Music was always way too loud wherever it was played. Could not see the musicals due to extremely loud . Have cut way back on food offered and quality. Don't get hungry at night!!! Meat in dining room poor quality. Tough, grissle and found hair and an herb branch In food. Will take another cruise line next time. Staff was wonderful to us though. The bed was so comfortable. Wish I had one at home our dining room servers were extremely nice. Just very disappointed that music was so loud that you could be almost deaf and it would still be loud. Unable to talk to the person next too me. Also so disappointed in quality and availability of food on off hours. Was so much better on our last Carnival cruise. Brandon and Yulena the shopping experts were awsome.Also Rositsa from Bulgaria was extremely nice. Not a cruise for 60's and up though. Caters to younger people Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
As a first time cruiser this cruise exceeded my expectations on every level. After reading terrible reviews I was very anxious about going on this cruise. But we have just had the best holiday ever. Food is excellent and so much of ... Read More
As a first time cruiser this cruise exceeded my expectations on every level. After reading terrible reviews I was very anxious about going on this cruise. But we have just had the best holiday ever. Food is excellent and so much of it!! We liked to go to the golden resturant in the evening as it is a la cart and always a nice choice. Staff work so hard and are always very friendly. We felt the food was that good that we didn’t need to try the speciality restaurants. Entertainment was fun, some shows better thank others! Loved motor city and epic rock. Everyone on the cruise is always so friendly and I liked the fact there was a mix of all ages and you could dress up if u wanted too or you could also go abit more casual, everyone we spoke to were loving the cruise. Dismembarkion was abit chaotic but I don’t think there is any easy way of getting everyone off with three bags! Getting on was smooth and easy! We had a balcony room and it was very spacious and a big comfy bed. I want to reassure u that unless your proper fussy and are up for a good time then you will love this cruise. Hope this helps!! X Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was our first cruise and we will be going back!!!!! Everything was the best! Our cabin was clean and well maintained. The ship was very clean and the staff was very nice and accommodating! Dining! Oh the food was great! ... Read More
This was our first cruise and we will be going back!!!!! Everything was the best! Our cabin was clean and well maintained. The ship was very clean and the staff was very nice and accommodating! Dining! Oh the food was great! So many choices! Our waiter and staff (Mr. C and Krise) greeted us every night by name and talked with us about their lives! Samuel in the casino bar was another great friend! Drinks were not watered down like some people told us and the majority of the liquor was top shelf! Entertainment was very good! Dustin was our cruise director and he kept us entertained and laughing! We did 2 shore excursions and those were fun as well. The cruise was not much more expensive than renting a home on the beach. If you like cocktails and beer, you should buy the booze package. It's well worth the money! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
We had a bad experience with boarding as we were not given a zone card when we arrived so by the time we finally realized we needed one (previous cruises we were not assigned a check in time). We were some of the last ones to board ... Read More
We had a bad experience with boarding as we were not given a zone card when we arrived so by the time we finally realized we needed one (previous cruises we were not assigned a check in time). We were some of the last ones to board despite having an 11:00 am check in. We had my time dining and on the 3rd night found a team that we really liked and stuck with them the rest of the cruise. The main dining room food was very good. Although, the buffet was just ok. My husband and I were disappointed that the only way to access the sports deck was by using the stairs. We had both injured our knees and there were no elevators. Entertainment was good and we went to the shows and listened to music in various places in the evening. Room service was great and usually arrived within 10 minutes of ordering. All in all it was a very good cruise just disappointed we were unable to use the recreational areas and Serenity deck due to the lack of elevators. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
My sister and I took my Mom and her girlfriend to the Western Caribbean for a week of fun! We flew into Miami for this cruise and stayed at a nearby hotel. It was super easy to get to the port and we had no issues checking in our ... Read More
My sister and I took my Mom and her girlfriend to the Western Caribbean for a week of fun! We flew into Miami for this cruise and stayed at a nearby hotel. It was super easy to get to the port and we had no issues checking in our baggage. Embarkation was a tad late because the ship had arrived late, but everyone just sat and visited and met new people. Everyone was in a great mood! Debarkation was as smooth as silk. There was not a single issue. The ship was clean and full of activities for us. We played some trivia, we danced many evenings, we had a blast gambling in the casino and we enjoyed grabbing some drinks and just enjoying the pool and the hot tubs. I gave the service a lower rating because we had to ask for clean towels and wash cloths several times throughout our trip. I also gave the entertainment a lower rating because there were no live musical shows in the theater. That's one of our favorite things to do. We all love the dancers and the singing on all of our other cruises. It's a highlight. Instead, games were being played at night with the audience. All of us would have rather seen music shows. The comedy club was very good and we loved the comics that came aboard. Our room was just perfect. My sister and I shared an inside room and it was plenty big. She had lots of space for her C-Pap machine and we had lots of closets and drawers to place all of our things. Except for having to ask for washcloths and towels, the service for our cabin was good. Service overall, on the Glory, was just terrific. Everyone was kind, helpful, friendly and they actually took the time to make sure we were having fun. The dining on this ship was phenomenal. There wasn't a single bad food choice that we tried. From beef to chicken to seafood...to breads and desserts...it was all tasty and fresh. I've been on quite a few cruises and the dining on this one was the best. Our excursions were organized and entertaining. All four of us learned things, experienced culture and met fantastic people. One of our excursions got cancelled and our account was immediately credited and we spent the day walking around the city and went back to lunch and play on the ship. It was fun to be one of the few people on the ship! We had access to everything without lots of people! We did not travel with children this time. This was just a "chick trip". I would definitely go on this ship with this itinerary again. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
I picked this cruise to go with my family. My daughter and family decided to cruise together. I hadn't ever cruised before, I'll say it was a pleasure. I enjoyed every moment. I bought the pixels max before boarding It ... Read More
I picked this cruise to go with my family. My daughter and family decided to cruise together. I hadn't ever cruised before, I'll say it was a pleasure. I enjoyed every moment. I bought the pixels max before boarding It made my cruise so much more... I hope and cross my fingers they bring it back I enjoyed getting all my photo's The joy a photo brings to a face is priceless The team that took photo's was the best and we enjoyed them all The are very helpful The dinner room team wow they was great... When I cruise again I hope to see these folks again I enjoyed my cruise, and if they bring the pixels max package back I'll cruise again I'm a picture person but 20.00 each on the cruise is way to much to be able to enjoy them Though the picture staff says they will not have it back I so hope they do Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was our 2nd time on the Glory and 3 time at these stops. But this was one of the best if not the best cruise we have had on Carnival (7 Carnival Cruises). Spent the night before in Miami at Holiday Inn, right across from Bayside ... Read More
This was our 2nd time on the Glory and 3 time at these stops. But this was one of the best if not the best cruise we have had on Carnival (7 Carnival Cruises). Spent the night before in Miami at Holiday Inn, right across from Bayside Market Place, nice hotel, great location. Boarding the ship was the fastest we had ever had. Checking time was 12, got there about 11:45 and walked right on to the ship. Rooms were not ready until 1:30pm. Went to spa and worked out, nice fitness center. Room was a balcony 1057. Our steward was Bagus...just awesome man. Always polite and friendly. Spent most of the time on ship reading on Serenity Deck, then in afternoon would head to adult only pool on Aft. Met some very nice people there, our server Bene was always attentive. Filled our bucket up with ice when it would melt without asking. Everyone on the ship was polite and friendly, the kind of services we expect from Carnival. We did have a bad experience last year with a bartender on the Sunshine but nothing this year. Totally awesome. Ports, we knew what to expect. Grand Cayman, did bar hopping and beach break. Would never do that again. Enjoyed the brewery but not the rest of the tour. Next time will just get a cab and head to the beach. Royal Palms beach Resort was nice there. Mahogany Bay, just enjoyed the beach right off the ship. Belize, just tendered in and stay around the shopping area, had lunch and some drinks. Cozumel, did Passion Isle, which would have been great if we would have had more time on the beach. Our guides were the best, Raphael and Miguel. Would defiantly do that again if the boat ride was shorter and the stay was longer. Getting off ship was easy, always a wait at Customs but no big deal. Definitely will be taking a cruise again next year, either 8 days of Sunshine or the Dream out of NOLA. Never had gone out of NOLA and advice? Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This was our first Carnival Player's Club Premier Cruise with promotions in the casino, although it was our 40th cruise. We had priority embarkation and it was so smooth and pleasant. We ate in the main dining room on most nights ... Read More
This was our first Carnival Player's Club Premier Cruise with promotions in the casino, although it was our 40th cruise. We had priority embarkation and it was so smooth and pleasant. We ate in the main dining room on most nights and the food was good. Love the Guy's Burger on the Lido deck. The Red Sail buffet on deck 9 was ok. We only ate there for breakfast, and a lot of the time the food was lukewarm. We really enjoy the Seaday Brunch and look forward to them when we cruise on Carnival. The Playlist Production shows were entertaining. I went to one of the late night comedy shows and did not think the comedian was that good, I have been to much funnier shows. The movies on the pool deck were recent releases and it's always fun to watch a movie under the stars. We were just so disappointed in the cabin location, I felt I needed to write this review. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
This was my third cruise, second with Carnival, and I had a great time! This ship was very similar to the Splendor, which I had sailed on last time. Ports: I sailed with my boyfriend (first time cruiser) and we selected this ... Read More
This was my third cruise, second with Carnival, and I had a great time! This ship was very similar to the Splendor, which I had sailed on last time. Ports: I sailed with my boyfriend (first time cruiser) and we selected this specific cruise because we really liked the itinerary. He wanted to go to Belize, and I wanted to revisit Cozumel and check out Roatan. Two sea days surrounding the 4 port days was an excellent schedule to keep us busy and also allow some days for relaxing on the pool deck and sleeping in. Grand Cayman and Belize are both tender ports, which is a pain, but that can't be helped. Carnival did a great job getting us off of the boat in a timely and easy manner. Of course, everyone (myself included) waits until the last tender to get back onto the ship at the end of the day, so there was a wait of 45 min - 1 hour to get back onto the boat at each of those ports, which is annoying. I hope someday, the port and Carnival can figure out a way to made tendering and re-boarding an easier and quicker process, however if it could be done, I am sure they would have done it by now! We booked 2 excursions with Carnival and 2 on our own. I do prefer the Carnival excursions now that I have experienced alternative options for the piece of mind that they offer with the guarantee that you will not get left behind. Especially on tender ports, it is nerve-wracking to be worrying about the time and bothering your tour guide to make sure you get back in time. Most of the islands have a different local time than your ship time and booking outside of Carnival can cause issues if you don't pay attention to the time difference (it happened to us in grand cayman). Entertainment: The cruise director and entertainment director, Dustin and Rufio, were awesome. We enjoyed almost all of the shows that we went to except for the ones with the singing stage group (I forget what they were called). We found those to be pretty boring. DJ Hayze on the lido deck kept us jamming in the sunshine and the energy and attitude displayed by every staff member we encountered was impeccable. Also, I have to give a shout out to Julio for his amazing moves and sparkly glove. They swapped comedians have way through the trip, so we had the chance to see 4 different comedians, all with different sets each time. All of them were good, but Mike Macy had us literally laughing out loud. Out of all of the scheduled shows, The Lip Sync Battle was my favorite. It was hilarious and entertaining and also unique. I highly recommend checking it out. Dining: I enjoyed all of food onboard. My favorite was Guy's Burgers. OMG. I am so GLAD that that was not an additional expense, because we probably would not have eaten there if it was, and it was so good! Buffet was standard, nothing spectacular, but I always found things that I liked. We did the Your Time Dining, which I love, because you are not restricted to a scheduled dinner time. Everything that we ate from there was amazing and the wait staff was greet. We had someone different each time, but they always did their best to give you personal attention and provide great service. We never made it to the BBQ, because it was only open during lunch time (12 - 3:30, I think). I wish that they stayed open a little later so that I could check it out during a sea day. Typically on those days, we slept in a bit and had a late breakfast, so weren't ready for lunch before 3:30p. Oh well. I also really enjoyed the Taco bar. I never made it there for lunch either due to limited hours, but the breakfast burritos and huervos rancheros + the salsa bar were delicious! I am sure the the lunch menu would have been just as good, if not better! We did not eat at the Seafood Shack or Steakhouse, as they were an additional expense. Ship: As I have experienced on any cruise I have went on, the ship was impeccable. Everything is clean at all times and looks brand new. There were ample restrooms around the ship. Lots of seating in the entertainment areas. The beds were comfortable. We didn't have too much interaction with our room steward, Geode, as we were rarely in the room, but I have no complaints. Our cabin was 2381 and we had one king bed. It was small of course, but not too small for the 2 of us. No more than 2 people could fit comfortably in a room of that size. Since there were no windows, it got super dark at night and there was minimal noise. I had ordered water to be delivered to the room online through the Fun Shops Friday night and I had to ask about it twice before it was finally delivered on Monday or Tuesday, so that was kind of annoying, but honestly that is the only issue I experienced the entire time. My boyfriend lost his passport in one of the ports and somehow it made it's way back to the ship and they left us a note saying that it was available for pick up in customer service. IDK if that was just good luck or great customer service from a Carnival staff member somewhere in the port, but we were super grateful! The layout of the ship was easy to follow once you got acclimated. there are little maps near all of the elevators. Most of the food places and pools were in a centralized location, which was nice. Bars and lounges spread throughout. Overall, it was a great time, and I enjoyed both the ship and the itinerary. The price was very reasonable for all that it included during a 7 day cruise, and the port of Miami is beautiful and operates smoothly. I recommend downloading and using Carnival's new Hub app during the cruise. I found it super useful in keeping track of onboard events, dining options, and need-to-know-info. It was way better than carrying around the Fun Times paper each day, as I have done in the past. Plus, if you are in a big group or need to keep in touch with others on board, you can enable messaging to other passengers for a flat rate of $5 for the duration of the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Worst cruise ever, If it were not for Guy's Burger Joint and the BBQ place we could have possibly starved to death. Oh and the soft serve ice cream machine. Went to the dining room on dress up night and was the only person there with ... Read More
Worst cruise ever, If it were not for Guy's Burger Joint and the BBQ place we could have possibly starved to death. Oh and the soft serve ice cream machine. Went to the dining room on dress up night and was the only person there with a tie on. Waited 45 minutes for the lobster and couldn't eat it. Tasted like it was under cooked. Unless you a big breakfast eater stay away from the buffet. Can't figure out the dessert options. Most had no taste at all. As far as the alcohol goes they must thing its gold. Glass of wine and vodka on the rocks was around $18 with tip. We had a balcony room that was nice but the glass around the balcony was so dirty we had to stand up to see the water. Getting off the ship was a nightmare. They had two youngsters coordinating it and it seemed they had no idea what they were doing. So I don't know about the rest of the Carnival ships but for $1350 a person for 7 nights this is my last cruise with them. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Wanted to visit Rotan. Could not dock as water was too choppy,,,should have been given an on board credit.....Opened a bottle of their water even charged me for that should have at least let me have that for not stopping at port.Other than ... Read More
Wanted to visit Rotan. Could not dock as water was too choppy,,,should have been given an on board credit.....Opened a bottle of their water even charged me for that should have at least let me have that for not stopping at port.Other than that staff was very polite ,,,food was good and entertainment was alright,,,I find they keep the ship itself very clean where the public is out and about....the bathrooms were always clean....There is too much push to shop shop shop this is supposed to be a relaxing vacation....They should also have phones around the ships so you can call the rooms to connect with your friends....not everyone carries cell phones we had a group of 10 and this would have been helpful don,t get me wrong the ship was beautiful and the weather. Roatan Island would have been wonderful to see ....Two days at sea was a bit too much but also realize it couldn,t have been helped Thanks Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We enjoyed our cruise (Mother, my wife, 7 yo daughter and myself). We arrived the morning of the cruise and used MJS transportation to get from FLL to POM. Getting on and off went well. We picked our arrival time and they check at the gate ... Read More
We enjoyed our cruise (Mother, my wife, 7 yo daughter and myself). We arrived the morning of the cruise and used MJS transportation to get from FLL to POM. Getting on and off went well. We picked our arrival time and they check at the gate yet getting on was first come first serve as I saw people sitting beside me with an arrival time hours after mine but a boarding time ahead of me. Either way, it went fast with the new boarding process of using passports to get your photo for your sign and sail card which are delivered to your room. We booked excursions outside of the cruise line. The shows were on par with what we have experienced in the past. My daughter enjoyed the sea days at the slides and pool, watched a movie and did some crafts at Camp Ocean. The downside was some of the guests let their children run wild. Two kids just threw there ice cream cone on the elevator floor which my wife got on to them for along. Within an hour the goofy golf was missing 50% of the golf balls and the clubs were laying everywhere. I truly feel sorry for what the workers have to put up with from some people sense of entitlement. It's not carnivals fault other than having a policy/procedures in place that limit this behavior. Our other cruise was on the Fascination which left out of Puerto Rico, smaller ship filled with a different culture and we didn't notice the same behavior. Might sem like I complained alot but that was just a small thing that stood out to me. In the end we would book this cruise again if we wanted to return to these ports. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We chose this cruise to celebrate our honeymoon. We paid for the faster to the fun and the cheers drink package. I had cruised on the conquest before and had a great time. This time we had poor service from bar tenders on the lido ... Read More
We chose this cruise to celebrate our honeymoon. We paid for the faster to the fun and the cheers drink package. I had cruised on the conquest before and had a great time. This time we had poor service from bar tenders on the lido deck as well as from servers in the piano lounge. The faster to the fun was not worth it. They said we would get to our rooms faster and our luggage as well. We werent able to get to our room until everyone else did and we received our luggage after other people who did not pay for faster to the fun. We also werent able to debark earlier and then got some attitude from cruise director Dustin. The food selection was a lot less than when i went on the conquest and the food was often cold as well. Also what poor planning to put the serenity adults only lounge next to the outdoor childrens play area. Its not very serene having to hear a bunch of screaming kids. I will avoid carnival in the future. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This is the my second cruise on Carnival Glory and it was as fantastic as my first cruise 6 years ago. I did the exact same ports of call and enjoyed it as much now as I did then. The only difference was I had my boyfriend and not my ... Read More
This is the my second cruise on Carnival Glory and it was as fantastic as my first cruise 6 years ago. I did the exact same ports of call and enjoyed it as much now as I did then. The only difference was I had my boyfriend and not my sisters this time. We had priority boarding and a balcony room and everything was the same as I remembered it, except for different wait staff at dining room and housekeeping, but service was as awesome as before. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The bed was so comfy I had a hard time leaving it in the morning lol. Housekeeping staff was #1 and so was our wait staff at dinner. Would have loved to have a choice of medium rare and well done meats at buffet on Lido Deck but Guy's Burgers were a pretty awesome choice too. Can't wait to do cruise #3 Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was our first Carnival cruise though we have cruised with NCL several times. We were traveling with two 17 year olds and are non-drinkers. The boat was very clean and the staff was amazing.We arrived in Miami the day before and went ... Read More
This was our first Carnival cruise though we have cruised with NCL several times. We were traveling with two 17 year olds and are non-drinkers. The boat was very clean and the staff was amazing.We arrived in Miami the day before and went on a airboat ride through the everglades (amazing) and then stayed at the Newport Beachside Resort in Sunny Isles. It is a beautiful hotel right on Miami Beach. The next morning we returned our rental and arrived at the port. The embarkation process was very quick and easy. Our boarding time was 10:30am and we were on the ship by 11:00. Unfortunately our rooms were not ready (which is understandable) but I would have liked to be able to at least drop our jackets and backpacks off and not have to carry them around as we explored the ship. Carnival had some "carnival" games set up where you play them and get your card checked off and then could turn it in for prizes at a later show. The staff wasn't all the excited to run these but we did participate. Our cabins (two of them) were inside staterooms and were typical rooms, plenty of space and actually I was surprised by the extra closet space. Our room stewards, Punta and Kharisma were great, they were so friendly and responsive. We like to stay very busy on the ship during sea time and at night (after 6pm) the Fun Squad had things planned but the day time was limited. I think they expected people to just hang at the pool but it was so crowded (typical) and the hot tubs were always full of little kids swimming. There were a few games scheduled during the day but only lasted 10 minutes or so. We ended up playing cards or other games with our kiddos. The shows were great and fun to watch, those dancers/singers did a great job and the comedians were fairly good. Dustin, Alex and Leo (cruise director and team) had a lot of energy and added to the cruise. By the way we loved the Lip Sync Battle, what a show!! We booked excursions at each port and none through Carnival. In Grand Cayman we booked through cruisesonly.com and went to StingRay City, snorkeling and Starfish Beach. We met our excursion team right at the port and had a great time. It was a little rushed but we were only in port for a short time so it makes sense. Captain Bob and his team were great, my son asked if he could fish were no one was swimming and the Captain agreed and even gave his some bait to use. We purchased our picutres for $80 ($20 pp) and recieved them by email with no problem. In Roatan we booked through Facebook with Daniel Johnson's Monkey and Sloth Sanctuary. Again, easy to find right outside the port and an amazing trip, we did the snorkeling add on and were not disappointed. This was one of our favorite things ever. The boat crew did a great job splitting up the group for snorkeling so every one could explore the reef at their level In Belize, we did the Cavetubingbiz.com trip through shoreexcursioneer.com. Our guides Walter and Freddy were great. They shared lots of stories and information about Belize as we drove the 45 minutes out. We stopped at the office paid our balances and were off to the start of the tubing. After we were outfitted with helmets and life jackets we hiked about 20 minutes or so up to the cave start. Many of the other groups had to carry their tubes but ours were up at the start. Along the way the guides were sure to share information about the trees and such. The cave tubing itself was not that exciting just a leisurely float but that is what I expected. After the tubing we went back to the area and did the ATVing. the four wheelers were not by any means new but they ran and our guide was a young kid (about 13) who did an amazing job. We all have ridden before so he kept a quick speed. At one point my wheeler stalled because it got to much water ( the mud and water was 18inches or so deep) and he ran right back and got me going. It was a fun ride though I caution you to wear clothes that can get dirty and are dark colored. After we went back to the office where they provided lunch of chicken and rice and soda. It was good. There was a family on our excursion with us who were not very pleased. They had to wait for us to finish with the four wheel ride before going back to the port and were not happy. They complained a lot but the guides kept a smile and tried to make them feel better about it. They couldn't just bring them back because we were so far away from the port. In Cozumel, we also booked through shoreexcursioneer.com and went to Playa Mia Resort. This place is beautiful and a ton of fun. We took a taxi to and from the port ($17 each way) with no problems. They have an all you can eat buffet, drinks included. The food was just okay. There is a water park out in the water, and you can use all the chairs, water trikes, kayaks, catamarans, life jackets, pools, hot tubs, and waterslides for free. We had so much fun. Back on the ship. We only ate in the Golden restaurant once as the kids don't really enjoy the restaurants but it was good. We ate mostly at the Red Sail Buffet, Guys, pizza and tacos. Everyone loved Guys burgers and fries and the Deli was super good to. However the Buffet didn't have many choices and the food was generally room temperature. I also didn't appreciate other guests putting their water bottles up to the ice machines and juice and water machines to fill. That's gross. They should have used a cup and filled from there. Disembarking was really quick. We were off the boat in less than 45 minutes and throug the port. We took a taxi to the airport to get our rent a car for $20. Overall, a great cruise. We had a really good time. I would sail with Carnival again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Carnival Glory Ship was a pleasure to sail on. We had a wonderful time. The weather in February 2018 was great & the sea was smooth. We played mini golf & I got a hole in one. All the crew was kind & helpful.I was surprised ... Read More
Carnival Glory Ship was a pleasure to sail on. We had a wonderful time. The weather in February 2018 was great & the sea was smooth. We played mini golf & I got a hole in one. All the crew was kind & helpful.I was surprised to find out that Carnival no longer sells postage stamps nor do they sell any post cards on the ship. In the past I would mail them from the ship but now I had to find somewhere to mail them myself once in port. Food was fantastic as always. Service was the best. Each port brought new adventures everyday. I really Loved Mahogony Bay because I looked for over 3 hours for shells. It was so peaceful. Thank you Carnival for a Joyful Vacation. We have already booked a cruise for next year 2019. We will be on the Magic Ship. I hope it will be just as enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Used Faster to the Fun to get on the ship by 11:30. Against my better judgement, I agreed to leave my carry on with the porters instead of taking it directly on the ship as I had planned (and done last year). Next time I'll be ... Read More
Used Faster to the Fun to get on the ship by 11:30. Against my better judgement, I agreed to leave my carry on with the porters instead of taking it directly on the ship as I had planned (and done last year). Next time I'll be taking it on board. The people outside did not believe me when I said I could to straight to my room with my bag, but alas, with FttF, I was correct! I could have unpacked immediately upon embarking. Oh well - no worries. Sensation was our first ship, and the cabin steward and waitstaff set the bar pretty high. Glory could not match it. Our steward was super friendly and knew us by name instantly, never failing to say hello. We loved it. However, we had to ask for toilet paper, our light bulb was burnt out and never replaced even after informing him of it, and it just wasn't as "clean" as the Sensation. The waitress we had was not friendly and she didn't really seem to get to "know" us like everyone else on the ship did. The windows on the ship were hard to see through and we never saw maintenance cleaning them like we did on the Sensation. However, the Fun Staff was just as energetic and had many things planned for us, the dance team was amazing, and the bar staff - can't say enough good things about them. Outside of the windows, the common areas were very clean, and while this ship held about 1000 more guests than the Sensation it didn't feel overcrowded and awful. Lines weren't terribly bad, and we don't use the pool anyway so the crowd there was fine. We never failed to find a lounger when we wanted one. Our ports included Grand Cayman (Diana at Cayman Diving - awesome!!!), Cozumel (while a fun diversion, skip Salsa Salsa Margarita unless you are a senior citizen), Belize (seeing history come to life in Lamanai - no words), and Roatan. Roatan was planned to be our best, most relaxing day. Our final day off of the ship with snorkeling a reef, spider monkeys, and ziplining. The sky was blue, the weather was perfect. We were up and ready bright and early after a very late night, just to be sure we got the most out of our 8 hours. Our hired driver was ready, and our Infinity Bay wristbands were reserved. What a MAJOR disappointment when the captain decided it was too windy to stop there. We were right next to the island when we made that announcement. I could have jumped overboard and swan there. *sigh* Watching it disappear behind us was just awful. I know that means we have to take another cruise now, so we can see it, but we are all afraid this happens more than we know, and perhaps cruising is more of a roll of the dice than we thought? In the end, it was a great cruise, we loved having a whole week with our extended family, and we would recommend the Glory. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I have cruised with ccl over 30 times & overall it is a great value for the$$$. The #1 asset has always been & continues to be the friendliness & good service of the help,esp.the room stewards,dining staff & bartenders. ... Read More
I have cruised with ccl over 30 times & overall it is a great value for the$$$. The #1 asset has always been & continues to be the friendliness & good service of the help,esp.the room stewards,dining staff & bartenders. I have 2 complaints overall. The 1st is that ccl seems to nickle/dime us to death. Fuel costs are lower now than they were 10 years ago,yet every ccl cruise I take there seems to be something less than prior cruises whether it be quality&quanity of food or entertainment.One example of food is that we now have an orange cocktail in place of orange juice for breakfast on the lido deck.As for entertainment we now have a dj where we used to have a solo performer,&we now have a solo performer where we used to have a duo or trio etc. My 2nd complaint regards compliance of smoking regulations.The casino bar is supposed to be 40%smoking&60%non-smoking.The smokers eexpand the ashtrays &signs thus making the casino bar to be 70%smoking&30% non smoking.Despite my complaint to guest services this practice continued. Smoking regulations are enforced on other ccl ships,why not on this one. Because of this I will not sail on theGlory again.ENFORCE THE RULES or change them. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
I want to say that the people, that take care of you on the ship do a great job. The food is very good, not perfect. But over all, more choices than I can take advantage of. The biggest problem I had was, getting it hot from the ... Read More
I want to say that the people, that take care of you on the ship do a great job. The food is very good, not perfect. But over all, more choices than I can take advantage of. The biggest problem I had was, getting it hot from the Lido chow line. Most of the time it was hot to warm. there was a few things that could of been warmer for me. The food at the main dinning restaurant was excellent! I wish I could of went there every night and morning. ( some days I was worn out ) As for the shows, the comedy club was great. A bit crowed some nights. I didn't get the time to see other shows this cruise. Never a loss for things to do. I had one excursion canceled, do to high water. But that's Mother nature. I am looking forward to my next trip with them. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
This was our first cruise. We were 4 ppl, friends around age 40. I was thinking before this first cruise holiday, that this will be a love at first sight or a hate forever experience. Turned out to be the first one :) LOVE We loved ... Read More
This was our first cruise. We were 4 ppl, friends around age 40. I was thinking before this first cruise holiday, that this will be a love at first sight or a hate forever experience. Turned out to be the first one :) LOVE We loved each moment. It was a bit difficult to get used to the 360° FUN atmosphere. We had several times questions like: it this allowed? can I take this here? can we sit down here? but after few days the cruising the fun message came through and I personally believe that everyone should try this at least once in the lifetime. I was not expecting such a professional package vacation as I prefer to travel by my own and organize everything by myself to accommodate my needs. Our cabin was a bit small for 4 ppl but we did not spend much time inside the cabin. On sea days we spent most of our time in the Serenity. We could find free seats anytime. Finding 4 sunbeds next to each other was a bigger challenge. Carnival HUB App chat function helps a lot here. For on board communication we also used the public phones calling back to our rooms. The food on board was OK, but not exceptional. On some days the Lido selection was better than the MDR. I did not like the sweets to much. Nothing to compare what you can get in Europe. Complimentary room service is very good especially when you want to save time on days with early docking. We did not book any excursions but organised some by ourselves. I would really encourage first time cruisers to read reviews and tips. We also had few very useful ones like to bring a small hanging organizer to keep your small stuffs in order. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
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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