62 Carnival Glory Caribbean - Western Cruise Reviews

Food in the dining room was excellent as usual, but the buffet was not nearly as good as it usually is. Desserts on the buffet were tasteless and lacked variety. Cookies were hard as rocks. Breakfast at the buffet was delicious, but lunch ... Read More
Food in the dining room was excellent as usual, but the buffet was not nearly as good as it usually is. Desserts on the buffet were tasteless and lacked variety. Cookies were hard as rocks. Breakfast at the buffet was delicious, but lunch and dinner were awful. There were about 5 choices for each meal. Room stewards were friendly and the service was wonderful. They kept the room spotless. Wonderful team! The entertainment was not great. It mostly included loud dance parties and trivia. There was little variety. The one saving grace was Cee Jay Jones, one of the comedians. Very talented and professional! On embarkation day, we got into our room pretty quickly and got into the buffet right away for lunch. They told us we'd be leaving by midnight, but I was disappointed to wake up in port the next day. It was frustrating that the crew told us one thing yet didn't deliver. Disembarkation was unorganized and chaotic. Cruise director called the deck numbers way too quickly, not allowing time in between for the lines to shorten and elevators to clear. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
This is one of the worst ships I’ve been on! This was my 2nd Carnival Cruise. I will stick with NCL or RC from now on. This was a family cruise so we had 7 ppl with 2 staterooms. The activities were good and we especially liked ... Read More
This is one of the worst ships I’ve been on! This was my 2nd Carnival Cruise. I will stick with NCL or RC from now on. This was a family cruise so we had 7 ppl with 2 staterooms. The activities were good and we especially liked the Dr Seuss breakfast. Cookie the cruise director was hilarious and likable. The shows were good. The dining room staff were excellent and our cabin steward was wonderful as well. We just couldn’t get past all of the issues this boat has. Water leaking all over the place, Several blowers in hallway (deck 2) everyday. VERY LOUD noise from welding and whatever else they were doing EVERYDAY! Chemical/paint smell in our cabin that made some of us sick. Shower drain bubbling up with what smelled like sewage water. Sewage smell really bad in certain areas including lido deck. That sure affects the appetite!!! NO ONE MONITORING HAND WASHING OR SANTIZING OF HANDS AT BUFFET! Most of the time sanitize stations were completely out! The only positive was the exceptional crew! EVERYONE was super nice! Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
we flew from edinburgh to new orleans with delta ...first horrible experience,,stayed in nice hotel in new orleans,Boarded ship ..great ,quick and efficient no problems,cabin was a good size and was kept spotless by cabin crew no worries ... Read More
we flew from edinburgh to new orleans with delta ...first horrible experience,,stayed in nice hotel in new orleans,Boarded ship ..great ,quick and efficient no problems,cabin was a good size and was kept spotless by cabin crew no worries there but it was at front of ship and the engine noise on three nights was horrendous no sleep,never heard noises like it so make sure your cabin is towards the back.Some good entertainment on board friendly staff and entertainers,Plenty of dining options and good variety of food only complaint was it was cold,always cold dining service was slow food cold,pizza place and burger place were excellent.Drinks were horrendously expensive not worth it drinks package was ridiculous expensive and definately not worth the money they were asking for it a rip off but a captive audience so no choice, take it or leave it we left it.ALL in all it was my first time on this ship I have been on cruises before but wont be back on this one Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We took this cruise so that our seven year old grand child could go. We had a party of 6. There were our daughter and her soon to be husband, the grand son and a 55 year old friend of our daughter. Boarding was fine and orderly. Our ... Read More
We took this cruise so that our seven year old grand child could go. We had a party of 6. There were our daughter and her soon to be husband, the grand son and a 55 year old friend of our daughter. Boarding was fine and orderly. Our room had my wife and I along with the grandson. The room was a balcony 8-378 with a bed and a pull out. We noted the room was warm upon arrival. We adjusted the thermostat and found it made no difference. We called guest services and nothing happened. We notified our room steward and nothing happened. We called again and they sent someone out to measure the temperature in the room. 75. No horrible, just humid and no AC. It was cooler outside the room. The guy who measured the temperature indicated he would have the AC people come look at the system. The AC tech never materialized but our room steward did give us a fan. The next day we actually went to guest services and they claimed it was 72.6 degrees the evening before. That wasn't true. The young man from Belarus showed us the meter at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. We complained again and still no one came. Fortunately the weather was not that hot and we survived with quick showers and a fan blowing on us. Upon return it was clear they had a problem. At least 30% of the doors had fans sitting outside waiting to be taken back to storage. The rest of the room was fine except there was ONE 110 v electrical plug in the entire room/bathroom. Not one outlet, one plug and that was now occupied by the fan. There was a 220V outlet in the Bathroom. I paid for the highest internet and it was a joke. I could hit my email. I could get Fox news about 30% of attempts. I could get CNN 0% of the time. I tried to log into a bridge web site. Nope. Download a book to read. Nope again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We booked a group of about 26 to go on this cruise. The majority of us are avid Carnival customers and sail annually. The food, service, cleanliness, and attitudes of some of the staff members made this a terrible experience! Never doing ... Read More
We booked a group of about 26 to go on this cruise. The majority of us are avid Carnival customers and sail annually. The food, service, cleanliness, and attitudes of some of the staff members made this a terrible experience! Never doing Carnival again! I had made a reservation at the steakhouse but cancelled it because my granddaughter & her parents jumped on onboard last minute. The steakhouse called to confirm my cancellation, and still charged me $177.00. The communication between the staff is horrible! Every meal was subpar with steaks being too tough to eat and very overcooked! We sent food back only to be disappointed in the replacement. We tried the buffet on the Lido deck and much of it was cold when it should have been warm. The eggs for breakfast was rubberized . I have never been so disappointed in the food on a cruise. The positive things were the shows. Every single one was entertaining! The temperature of our cabin was ok while sailing but had trash from the previous occupants in the closet. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
I cruise about once per year (Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean), and the Glory was my least favorite cruise. We sail with children, therefore always sail during "busy" times when school is out. The good parts were: * ... Read More
I cruise about once per year (Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean), and the Glory was my least favorite cruise. We sail with children, therefore always sail during "busy" times when school is out. The good parts were: * The staff were very friendly, although seemed overwhelmed at times. * Carnival has the best comedy clubs of any line. Other lines may have a comedy club once or twice curing the cruise. Carnival has them every night. * The Alchemy bar is great. * The Dr. Seuss brunch was great! Sign up early as they do fill up. Highly recommend. * The sea day brunch is also very nice. It included a filet choice as no additional charge. * Carnival still has breakfast room service at no additional charge. * Being able to pre-order a case of bottled water for about $5 (delivered to your room) is nice. * Being able to bring on a 12-pack of canned soda and a bottle of wine is a nice perk for those not getting a drink package. * Nice to have 24-hour pizza (that staff works really hard as there is always a line). * The Blue Iguana, BBQ and deli/grill are good, although, there were ALWAYS lines (probably because the buffet was so bad). The not-so-good points were: * The buffet was the worst that I have ever experienced between all of my cruises and AI resorts. They do not have a Mongolian wok on the Glory. The food choices are non-appealing (greasy, stale, very limited salad bar, dried out entrees, etc). The layout is confusing (toppings/accompaniments are in another section, bacon served out at one piece at a time by a stressed out staff, small chocolate bar served during lunch). There were always LONG lines. Yes, they do have the grill, Guys burgers, Iguana grill, etc, but those lines were also always LONG no matter when you went. * The pool deck/seating area was the WORST of any cruise that I have been on. They converted/took out about 1/3 of the pool deck seating for the kid's water park. Could not find a chair, even on the "secret" deck and the Serenity deck on the sea day. * Long drink lines. Most of the other cruises that I have been on will put out additional "quick-serve" drink stations (beer, soda, non-blender drinks, etc) on sea days. The Glory did not do this. If you like to lounge by the pool on sea days, this is not the ship for you (especially if you have to stay in the kids/family-allowed pool/deck area). *Carnival/Glory has apparently instituted a new debarkation luggage tag process this year. If you do not pick up your luggage tags by 5:30 PM the day before, you must carry out all of your luggage. Didn't realize this until I got back to my cabin after 5:30 and no luggage tags. WHY??? *We did have rough seas a couple of nights. I am used to the rocking and creaking, however our rooms had a loud banging/crashing sound above our ceiling (sounded like our ceiling was going to fall in). Called at midnight, but they told me that maintenance would have to come and sit in our room to confirm that there was a sound. REALLY??? You could hear the crashing/banging out in the hallway. I know a vacation is what you make of it. The less you have to try to make "lemonade out of lemons" though the better, especially when you are spending your hard-earned money and precious vacation time. Look elsewhere. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
So you think a cruise sounds great. So did I. Well, here is assessment for you to make an informed decision. First, the staff is amazingly friendly. Truly nice people looking to make your trip as good as pleasant as possible. We ... Read More
So you think a cruise sounds great. So did I. Well, here is assessment for you to make an informed decision. First, the staff is amazingly friendly. Truly nice people looking to make your trip as good as pleasant as possible. We had 5-8 ft seas and high winds most of the way to Yucatán. It really wasn’t a bad ride at all. Don’t worry about the waves unless 10ft plus. Here’s where the fun stops. The food is not bad; not great but not bad. You will need to decide whether you want a drink plan for alcohol. Buy individual or as a package for around $65/day per person. Just know that if you like beer, call brand bar drinks, and sugar drinks (pina colada, rum punch) then you’re fine. If you like wine, you’re out of luck. The best wine by the glass in red or white is Kendall Jackson. No wine drinker can drink KJ every day. Even though wine list shows a couple which seem better like a French Chardonnay, no bar has it. Only at formal dinner is it available. Oh, you can purchase bottles at restaurant mark up prices but not included in a drink plan. Activities. Movie at night is about as good as it gets. The land excursions are definitely to do even that hey are expensive. Carnival marks those up tremendously but at least they’re coordinated for you and safe. Otherwise, there’s really not much to do on the ship other than eat and drink (unless you’re newlyweds!). The Comedy Club is apparently fun too but you must get there 30-45 min early for a seat. Shopping: what do I say here... mostly junk and definitely not saving any money. The tourist traps at ports are fun but don’t expect good quality for low prices. And the duty free shops!!! They are a joke. Some prices are higher than a State Liquor store in Alabama (which by the way is higher than most states!!). For comparison: Johnny Walker Blue in Louisiana on land is $200-$230. In Alabama it’s $250. In the so-called duty free stores it was $290. Seriously? Okay, so you get idea. If you like to lay by pool and consume beer or island drinks all day for 5 days, a Carnival Cruise is for you. If you prefer a bit more atmosphere or posh settings, then trust me you will be disappointed. My overall assessment.... boring, overrated, and they charge for everything. You’d be better off booking an all inclusive resort or traveling to NYC, Paris, Napa, or Greenbo Alabama. Anywhere but a cruise. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We booked this trip as a weekend getaway for a bachelorette trip. It started off terribly. Trying to park at the New Orleans port was a complete disaster. We arrived before we were supposed to board but spent almost an hour and a half in ... Read More
We booked this trip as a weekend getaway for a bachelorette trip. It started off terribly. Trying to park at the New Orleans port was a complete disaster. We arrived before we were supposed to board but spent almost an hour and a half in standstill traffic.. then to be told we had to turn around and go to overflow parking and take a shuttle. We were treated unkindly and yelled at- all while just trying to figure out where to go. Once on the boat, I was very surprised at how outdated our stateroom was let alone the rest of the ship. The cabin was very small and the bathroom had not been cleaned properly. The food was TERRIBLE. The ONLY good food was the Guy’s burgers. I would give those a 5/5. Find that place and eat it for every meal. I survived on ceaser salads at dinner. Room service is a joke!! We would wait anywhere between 15-30 minutes just to get someone to answer, and then another 1-2.5 hours to get what we had ordered. We waited over 1.5 hours just for a Diet Coke. The bar service was extremely slow. We would wait nearly 30 minutes to be waited on. The bar tenders did not seem to care because most had the cheers program which has built in gratuity. We eventually figured out that we would have to pay in cash a server to come to the deck where we were sitting. Find the serenity deck and claim a chair!! There are clean bathrooms and nicer chairs on this deck. Unless you are into filthy music, bad smells, and people grinding, I would recommend the serenity deck. This boat is not kid friendly AT ALL! Our best part of the trip was getting off in Cozumel. We just explored around the port. We had excellent food at Pancho’s and loved the shops. Fat Tuesday’s was also fun. Returning to the cruise ship was dreadful. Disembarkation was a nightmare as well. Do not listed to them when they tell you that you must leave at a certain time. Have your stuff ready in your hand and on deck 3 at 7am on the dot. No one follows the rules so you can get stuck in a hallway or stairwell for hours if you do not stand on ready at 7 by the door. Good luck if your going to be on this boat. Bring lots of snacks and just try and dance out your attitude. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
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
We chose this for a family vacation, and unfortunately did not have a good experience. When we arrived our cabin that was "ready" had a pile of dirty sheets on the sofa, the sheets on the bed were stained, and the crib we ... Read More
We chose this for a family vacation, and unfortunately did not have a good experience. When we arrived our cabin that was "ready" had a pile of dirty sheets on the sofa, the sheets on the bed were stained, and the crib we arranged to be in the cabin was collapsed on the side of the wall. We needed to call housekeeping twice for new sheets for the bed, and a sheet for the crib. My husband ended up setting the crib up himself. I felt as if the ship was short staffed, as any bar you would go to would take at least 5-10 minutes to order a drink/soda. The dining experience was also poor, one evening my husband ordered a beer, we had to ask the server for it twice, we finally saw them bring it to the side counter where it sat for 10 minutes. No sign of our server so i eventually just went up and grabbed it for him. Also, we did travel with our 1 year old son. Lesson learned, Carnival Cruise does not have accommodations for a little one of his age. No changing stations in the public/community restrooms on the ship. Before our room was ready I needed to change my son's diaper, and ended up doing so on the bathroom sink/counter. The family play time in the kids room was very limited, and he wasn't allowed in the pools/or put his feet in the water as he wasn't potty trained. So there was nothing for him to do on the ship. I called the Carnival customer service once we arrived back at home, because we felt so disappointed with our experience. Again another lesson learned, notify guest service when you are actually on the ship if you are experiencing issues. There was nothing they could do, and I felt as if they just shoved us under a rug. They offered a $100 voucher for my husband and I to use for a future cruise. Which we have no plans on doing so again with Carnival. A waste of a couple thousand dollars. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We are one cruise away from being Platinum Members on Carnival, plus we've sailed on NCL, Royal Caribbean, and Disney, so we're pretty versed in cruising. The embarkation and debarkation process was easy, fast and appreciated. ... Read More
We are one cruise away from being Platinum Members on Carnival, plus we've sailed on NCL, Royal Caribbean, and Disney, so we're pretty versed in cruising. The embarkation and debarkation process was easy, fast and appreciated. We sailed for a New Year's Eve cruise with some family friends (which was the best part of the cruise). The onboard shows were very good. The onboard trivia coordinator (I think his name was Lars or Lark) was really fun. That's about it for the good parts. We were VERY disappointed by the fact our room steward only came to the room in the morning (and did turn down service at the same time). This was really an issue when we went on an excursion and needed to shower when we returned (towels were used for our morning showers) and we had to call room service, who waited for a tip. Getting in touch with our room steward was next to impossible. I don't know if they were short-handed or cutting back, but this was not acceptable, or appreciated. We enjoy going to the casino while sailing, but the smoke was over whelming and we couldn't stay in the room for longer than about 5 minutes. They really need to fix the exhaust system to get the smoke out of there, or even better - have no smoking inside the ship at all. I smelled people smoking inside their cabins as well and the staff acted like they didn't smell it.... right. We bought wine onboard and had it in our room. Not once did the room steward bring an ice bucket, or ask if we wanted one. The dining staff and the food were also way below standards. The dining staff, other than asking what we wanted off the menu, didn't talk to us the entire cruise - until the last night when they were looking for their tips - surprise - you would think they were our best friends. The New Years Eve event onboard was fun too, the Cruise Director did a pretty good job getting this organized. The band for the event was kind of lame - it seemed like the theme of the cruise was 70's blues/jazz, and the music wasn't upbeat (or good) like the majority of Carnival Cruises. The best part of the cruise (other than seeing our friends) were the excursion. We decided to try something different. We did the Private Island with snorkeling in Honduras, we did the air boat trip in Belize, and we did the sail boat (actually onboard the Stars and Strips) team challenge in Cozumel. Being a little on the older side (and a large guy), I wasn't sure how this would go, turned out to be a blast. The cruise - not so good, the excursion, pretty good. Having to fly to Miami from Jacksonville was a nightmare in itself - American Airlines just crams their seats closer and closer together, and they pulled one of those gate changes at the last minute to see if we could sprint from one side of the airport to the other - they were holding the plane for us to get there. What a disaster. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We are 3 members of a family who sailed on the Glory from Miami to western Caribbean on December 30, 2017. We have been on many cruise ships over the years and had sail Carnival several times before. The Glory is an old ship. The ... Read More
We are 3 members of a family who sailed on the Glory from Miami to western Caribbean on December 30, 2017. We have been on many cruise ships over the years and had sail Carnival several times before. The Glory is an old ship. The staterooms and public areas are dated and in desperate need of remodeling. Our cabin number was 8384. Dated, and noisy at nights because the Lido deck with pools and restaurants is just above. The ship’s layout is certainly awkward, and sometimes you feel as if you are on a labyrinth when moving around. The food quality and variety are certainly average. On the first two nights of our cruise the main dinning room service was substandard. The wait lines were up to 45 minutes to 1 hour. The waiters service was rude, lacking the most elemental table manners. They acted as if they were stressed-out and couldn’t care less for guest satisfaction. This situation improved after the 3rd night. Maybe they added more staff. They apologized by sending a few chocolates to our room. We had a terrible experience when my wife became seriously ill due to food poisoning at the Lido deck buffet. On December 30 and 31 she only had food at the ship because we were at sea. She became ill from diarrhea and vomiting starting on New Year’s Eve and continued through the New Year. The food poisoning resulted in a gastric disorder which caused chest pain and she had to be taken to the medical facility. They charged a $255 medical bill and refused to assume any responsibility or to waive the charge. Not even an apology was given. Certainly, Carnival could be one of the largest cruise companies, but their attention to customers has decreased to unacceptable levels. CARNIVAL… NEVER AGAIN!!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We were a group of 8. 4 adults and 4 children ages 11 8 4 and 2. This was my 2nd time on Carnival and the first time for all others. I felt like this cruise was extremely crowded. There was no space to walk around the ship without ... Read More
We were a group of 8. 4 adults and 4 children ages 11 8 4 and 2. This was my 2nd time on Carnival and the first time for all others. I felt like this cruise was extremely crowded. There was no space to walk around the ship without worrying about losing a kid or getting separated from your group. Crowds every where. Deck chairs on sea days were never to be found and Chair hogs were out in full force. The food was very good but the choices were just not interesting. The wait staff worked very hard to make everything nice until Friday night when they never cleared away dirty dishes, handed us the next course even if we were still eating the previous one, and if there was no room on the table they just put the plate in our hands! We waited through half of the meal for a high chair which made dinner very hard with a 2 year old! Coffee was nonexistent that night. Room steward was very nice and did a very nice job. Cleaned the room 2 times per day without ever asking. 11 and 8 year old had fun at the kids club but 2 and 4 year old had anxiety of being left alone. We asked if one of us could just stay there with them for a while and we were asked to leave after 5 min. They said other parents would want to stay too. Lame excuse . Shore excursions were with the ship and all were good. I have been on Royal Caribbean and Princess before Carnival and s short comparison to royal Serenade of the Seas: GLORY 110,000 TONS SERENADE 90,090 GLORY 952 FT SERENADE 965 FT GLORY 2980 GUESTS 1150 CREW SERENADE 2490 GUESTS 891 CREW TOTALS GLORY 4130 PEOPLE SERENADE 3381 PEOPLE. Overall the ships are approximately the same size and Royal does a much better job of dispersing the crowds so it doesn't feel crowded! I did a new years eve cruise on serenade a few years ago and never felt like I did on this cruise! Way too many people on a smaller ship. I didn't feel like I would be safe if there were an emergency and we needed to get off quick. This will be my last CARNIVAL cruise. 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 have traveled on many different cruise lines and only picked this cruise because of the ports of call and it fitting in with our schedule. I knew when I booked it not to expect very much. I only saw this as a means of transportation ... Read More
I have traveled on many different cruise lines and only picked this cruise because of the ports of call and it fitting in with our schedule. I knew when I booked it not to expect very much. I only saw this as a means of transportation between the islands, not a relaxing cruise ship itself. The food was horrible. I am not expecting gourmet at the buffet line but it was boring and routine. I mainly ate salads. The best was the sushi bar which you have to pay extra for but the portions were generous. The stage shows were so so. We went every night because we are not gamblers and there was very much else to do. Comedy shows were good but packed with no where to sit most nights. The cruise director did a good job keeping everybody entertained. The man has more energy than I have ever seen. My major complaint was with the final morning. It has been a few years since we have cruised last and now they allow you to leave the ship with your luggage in tow. What a fiasco! The process would go so much smoother if they made everyone use their service the night before for bags so that when people leave they only have carry on size luggage. You possibly expect that many people to come down 1 bank of elevators with large luggage and no place to go without tempers flaring between customers. Some people literally couldn't even get off the elevators because there was no room to stand. This jammed up all the elevators. They need to rethink this plan of disembarking. Overall it was what I was expecting which was very little considering it was a Carnival ship. Going back to Celebrity or NCL next time. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
Carnival had a cheaper cruise to the ports than Royal Caribbean this time. I was very disappointed in the food. We spent most of our time eating at Guy's Burger Joint. We had a balcony and the windows and doors was so filthy that it ... Read More
Carnival had a cheaper cruise to the ports than Royal Caribbean this time. I was very disappointed in the food. We spent most of our time eating at Guy's Burger Joint. We had a balcony and the windows and doors was so filthy that it was hard to see out of them. Purell sanitation stands were up against the walls, so we rarely saw anyone washing hands. Hard to find staff in the Lido restaurant to even bring you extra tea, or lemonade. Passengers picking up food with bare hands. Ice cream leaking from machine and stayed on floor for a while, and passengers walking in sticky spilled cream. Our cabin was on the 6the floor live entertainment was in the Colors Lobby on the 3rd fl. until 2am in the morning this loud music is fine for the younger generation, but not so fine for Senior Citizens . We will be going back to Royal Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
We chose this cruise on a suggestion from Carnival representative. We just wanted to get away and enjoy ourselves for a week. Dining selection in the main dining room was not even worth attending. We ate at Guys Burger joint quite a few ... Read More
We chose this cruise on a suggestion from Carnival representative. We just wanted to get away and enjoy ourselves for a week. Dining selection in the main dining room was not even worth attending. We ate at Guys Burger joint quite a few times as the selection at the buffet's did not look appealing. Half the time Guy's Burger's did not get our order correct. But a burger's a burger so we made do. Service in the main dining room the 3 times we did attend between breakfast and dinner were just not up to par from prior cruises we were on. Food was not hot, staff did not even bother to use your name or barely acknowledge you. We had to take a tender boat to Grand Cayman and I will never go on another cruise where I need to take a tender boat. The boat was very rocky and I thought for sure I was going to lose my breakfast. We stood in line in Grand Cayman an hour - hour and a half. I can't imagine how long the people who were behind us waited as the line just kept getting longer. We did not have time to view Grand Cayman as we did an excursion and did not want to miss our ship embarkation. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
I'm sure the cruise business is a tough one, and they need to make a buck where they can, but this ship is in need of a month or two in drydock to deal with some issues. #1 on my list would be air quality. Everyone I talked to was ... Read More
I'm sure the cruise business is a tough one, and they need to make a buck where they can, but this ship is in need of a month or two in drydock to deal with some issues. #1 on my list would be air quality. Everyone I talked to was suffering from "cruise crud", basically lingering congestion in the lungs. I think the problem is mold spores, as my spotless shower turned black with mildew within 2 days (which did not get cleaned during the whole week). If a health and safety inspector is reading this, take some measurement of spore counts, I'm sure it's off the scale.They need to disinfect everything, change out the carpets and install/upgrade all ventilation systems including hepa filters. Bring allergy medicine and cough drops. Walking around, you occasionally hit little pockets of sewage smell too (6th floor mid-ship elevator lobby, for example). That can't be good. Hot tubs were not hot and closed down around midnight. The water-slide was being torn down while we were at sea. The gym equipment needs the pulleys oiled. The deck chairs need a good wash. The food in the buffet and dining room was bland, but the burgers, tacos and pizzas were quite good. The staff put on a good face, but their body language betrayed exhaustion and defeat (or else a lot of energy drinks!). Sad. The nightclub was pathetic, and the vibe was more like your cousin's wedding than a modern dance club (don't let the Carnival website fool you on that one!). But hey, lot's of people like that, so if that's your thing, enjoy. Engine noise permeates all ship life, and I often found it hard to hear the person sitting next to me during dinner in the main dining room. My favorite spot was the Alchemy bar. Those bartenders are true geniuses, and if you don't like what's on the menu, they'll make something up just for you. Best ever! The bed, pillows and blankets in my room were also some of the best I've slept on in any hotel, anywhere the the world. Really appreciated that. And the cabin steward recognized me in the hallways and greeted me by name. That was a nice touch. Thank you for that. But those damn ship announcements! ARGH!!! Shut! Up!! If I hear "What's going on?" one more time I'm going to throttle someone. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
My family and I went on Carnival Glory for a 7 day cruise last weekend. I am going to point out some pros and cons of our experience on this cruise. Pros: 1)Our waiters (Yatish, Erick and Iedge) were very nice. 2) I was plesantly ... Read More
My family and I went on Carnival Glory for a 7 day cruise last weekend. I am going to point out some pros and cons of our experience on this cruise. Pros: 1)Our waiters (Yatish, Erick and Iedge) were very nice. 2) I was plesantly surprised to find out that Guy's Burgers was not and extra charge neither was the taco please. The only downfall there was that I found pieces of bones in my tacos, but other than that they were good. 3) The adult serenity section was nice, although it was always packed. 4) The shows at night were nice. 5) The drinks of the ship were good and affordable. 6) I liked how there was a waiter on the upper deck to get your drink order in case you didn't want to go down to get it. Cons: 1) The cabins were too small. The set up was terrible and our room was hot. On the bottom there were two twin beds can be moved together to make a "king" bed. Then there were two upper beds that they move down in which we hit our heads a million times because they are right over the beds on the bottom. 2) The shampoo in the showers were terrible and there was no conditioner given. 3) The food was not as tasteful as when we went on Carnival Destiny 5 years ago. They also have cut down on options in the buffet. And the portions at dinner were pretty small. I'm a coffee lover and I was disappointed on the taste of it. 4) The pool every single day was freezing whether it rained or not. Very few people were in the pool due to the temperature. 5) The whirlpool were not hot like they used to be. They were packed all the time especially with a bunch of teenagers that would come in even when it was already packed. 6) My niece went to the kids camp ocean, but there was a fee every time. I think there should be a package for kids and more options to do things as a family. 7) I was disappointed on how early we had to return back to port each day. We weren't able to go to Grand Cayman due to terrible weather. The weather was also bad for Isla Roatan, Honduras and for Belize and Cozumel we had to return early. You would think we would be able to stay longer due to not getting off port for Grand Cayman. 8) The photos are extremely expensive to purchase. They should have a package or make it more affordable to purchase. 9) I think they should come up with more fun and different activities to do more adults and also for families. There was pretty just the option to watch a movie, see 1 show or go to the club. The club was pretty much empty, not a great vibe. 10) My boyfriend went to the gym and he said it wasn't great. There wasn't even a bench for bench pressing. 11) The restrooms were not in the best shape. Some of the doors didn't close and I had to hold my door so no one would walk in. 12) It was not explained clearly on where to go to get off port if you did not arrange to go on a excursion thru carnival. 13) The excursions are ridiculously overpriced. This is my second time on Carnival and this time unfortunately was not like our first time. I hope they come across my review and change things for the better. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
I did this cruise reluctantly, last minute to help my son who was cruising for the first time at his request. I'll make this as brief as I can :/. (First, DO NOT DO SHIP EXCURSIONS. Do the homework and make your own arrangements. More ... Read More
I did this cruise reluctantly, last minute to help my son who was cruising for the first time at his request. I'll make this as brief as I can :/. (First, DO NOT DO SHIP EXCURSIONS. Do the homework and make your own arrangements. More on that below.) From the beginning: Embarkation went as expected, crowded and slow. Checking in ahead didn't help much, but some. Get there early! Bring a lanyard for your ship card! The ship is small, looks old, and feels old and it's hard to get around, constantly changing decks and such to get from one end to the other quickly, w/o wading through people. It rocked the whole time from side to side. Our balcony cabin was old feeling and bed was hard, lamp hanging off wall, despite having been 'remodeled'. Son's inside bed was soft. Food is great at the buffets, but crowded and ship isn't designed for crowds around the food. Guy's burgers was awesome and the pizza and taco joints were great. Dining rooms are SLOW and food was just so/so, but waiters are grand. Entertainment was just so/so. I really did enjoy the Christmas program on Christmas Eve eve, as it touched my heart. The rest I could do without. Activities were more geared toward shopping and singles and LGBT meet and greets. Of course they PUSH alcohol. We didn't get our luggage, despite having two tags, covered in packaging tape and stapled together multiple times on our one bag. We had to go find it at the Service desk. What did they do to our bag to take off those tags??? No apologies for that either. Because it was last minute, and I didn't have time to make my own arrangements, which is always waaay better, I booked an excursion off the ship for Belize. It got canceled the night before, at midnight because of rain the day before, and the next morning chaos ensued as everyone rushed the TWO people who were rerouting 100's of canceled excursionists. We gave up and *sigh* sadly negotiated a 30% off rate for a snorkel trip in Cozumel, at my son's and his wife's request. Then, as we walked around the crowded and overpriced cookie cutter stores at the port, we saw three groups gathering under the signs for the excursion we were kicked out of. I say kicked out, because it wasn't cancelled, just overbooked. We were lied to and saw nothing in Belize because of it. Roatan was great! Dangerous, but we did our own thing, arranging a taxi to Little French Key, and had a great day. Grand Cayman is pretty, and safe, but it takes a lot of money to get a taxi to take you to anywhere great and not overrun by tourists, or is good for snorkeling. And the ship isn't there for long, so, crowded beach day. Also, the shops are expensive. Cozumel has been built up so much by the ships that I hate it there now. I used to love it when we went diving there on Palancar Reef. EIGHT ships were in that day! Eight. Shops are expensive and EVERYWHERE. Hard to get to the REAL Cozumel. But take a taxi or rent a jeep and do it! Go to Palancar or make your own arrangements with a REPUTABLE company, speaking to them on the phone before you book. Palancar or Columbia Reefs are great for diving or snorkeling. DON'T get the snorkel or dive packages off the ships. We've done this twice, and were horrified both times. In Cozumel, we did the Three Reef Snorkel with the Yellow Rose. HUGE mistake. You are right beside the ships and the partial reefs are nearly dead and deep. The boat was crowded, the water crowded, and just not good. We stayed away from the crowd, but still managed to get kicked a couple of times. HUGE WASTE. Also, to salvage the trip, and despite the fact that we had our own go pros, I gave in and bought the cd that would include the awesome photos that David took of us four, as he fed the fish to attract them, that he showed us before we purchased. There were about 12 great ones and I was looking forward to having them. Well, I got home and guess what? TWO photos of only my husband and I were there, along with 3 blurry ones of fish. I was furious! $30 I paid for this? I looked them up, called and sent emails, and guess what? Their numbers don't work and their email goes unanswered. I finally got one message back from one of the email addresses, saying "Sorry, out sailing until February." Yellow Rose is like yellow in the snow. Needless to say, I'll never take another Carnival Cruise, and I'll never go back to the Caribbean unless I fly in. IF you do, book your own shore trips. Not ship excursions, and not the ShoreTrips people the travel agents recommend. It isn't hard. Read reviews, check them out, and call them. Simple and you'll thank me. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
First impressions are everything. I took this cruise to help complete a CLIA MCC requirement and to learn the Carinval brand from first hand experience. Checking in the rep Nicole with 21 years experience with Carnival could care less ... Read More
First impressions are everything. I took this cruise to help complete a CLIA MCC requirement and to learn the Carinval brand from first hand experience. Checking in the rep Nicole with 21 years experience with Carnival could care less that I was an agent from a major franchise traveling. I inquired about anything I could do to upgrade my experience on-board aside from the chef table I pre-booked. I was met with a quick no because the ship was over sold. In fact this sailing had over 990 children on it! Cabin: We were in balcony cabin 6263. When we walked into our cabin it looked like the steward had not finished cleaning it. The sofa was dirty with crumbs and stains. The sofa itself appeared in need of repair on the right side. The mirror was so dirty it look like a filter was on it. There was a sewer like smell that hit you upon entering the room. The smell decreased over the seven days. It was very obvious no one lifted up the items on the counter to dust under them. Pros - The bed was extremely comfortable which made it hard to get out of. The shower was the perfect temperature. The steward came in the cabin on day two and cleaned up the areas that were missed upon check in. Opportunity for improvement: Have a door hanger on the cabin doors if the rooms are not ready for clients. Maybe something like " We are still working to create a great impression. Check back soon." This will preserve that first impression clients get coming into their room. Ship: The ship has a lot of rust and various areas appear very outdated. The hours of operation of the stores on board aren't very late during the times at sea when you expect them to be open they are closed. This may have been a staffing issue. Opportunity for improvements: Touch up the rust on the ship especially on deck four and on the balconies. Medical care: My partner needed an anti-acid and the main store was closed. It was after 2 a.m. so I wasn't surprised. I went to Guest Services after not getting a response from the medical services telephone line. The Guest Services rep was able to reach a nurse on duty. I explained what I was seeking. The end result was they would sell me a (singular) Tums for $10 however in order for the person to go get the Tums it was going to cost an additional $50!! We had travel protection that covered medical needs so I wasn't overly concerned but the $50 fee was a bit much. Opportunity for improvement: Have a vending machine with basic wellness and personal items that uses using the key card for payment. This would allow people to get needed items after hours and avoid unnecessary fees, discomfort, and create a better client relationship. Dining: This is the first cruise I've been on and been disappointed with the food from the main dining room as well as the Lido deck. The taco bar served a fish taco that was fried to much. I expected a grilled a fish since it was a Caribbean cruise. The kale salad made three people sick. There was not enough fruit or food items that looked appealing. We were hard pressed to find Indian meals for a lunch option however they did offer them at dinner. Sailing on Thanksgiving you would expect some traditional items on the menu like mac and cheese, collards, sweet potatoes, sweet potato pie, etc. however the only traditional thing on Thanksgiving was turkey. The menu on Friday should have been the Thanksgiving menu. Pros: The Chef Table dining experience was OUTSTANDING and worth the $75 per person! I would recommend this to everyone who is looking to enhance their cruise or to celebrate a special occasion as I was celebrating an anniversary. Make the ship aware of ANY food allergies or intolerances in advance as I did and they will alter your meals for an enjoyable experience. Opportunity for improvement: Consider having more omelet stations and more food that reflects the region. Grill more fry less. Consider having chefs native to the sailing region. LGBT meetup: Nice that Carnival has LGBT meet-up like other cruise lines. Cons: This "event" is at 11:30 p.m. in the Alchemy bar which is an open space. Some of the people who were in the Alchemy bar area had no idea that it was dedicated to the LGBT community at 11:30 pm. My partner and I as well as other LGBT people we encountered on the ship felt we would have perferred a different setting and time. Opportunity for improvement: Consider having a host for the LGBT event. I would recommend changing it to a space that has a door and not let it be centered around alcohol. Consider times of 5 p.m. or 10 a.m. or even an LBGT brunch. Game themes or anything interactive would be a nice touch. Spa: In addition to owning a travel franchise I own a wellness spa. My partner and I went to the spa immediately after dropping our bags off in our cabin. Pros: They offered a demo of the various massages and a spa tour. I booked a hot stone massage and a pedicure for our last sea day. I wanted an appointment around 1pm however I was told they only had an 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. pedicure appointment available. I opted for the 9 a.m. dreading getting up early on a sea day. I was given a printed appointment receipt. My partner booked a bamboo massage, acupuncture and reflexology. Skye my massage therapist was fabulous!! She listened to what I expected from the service and delivered. Cons: When I arrived for my pedicure at 8:50 a.m. I was told I was not in the system for an appointment! Needless to say I was not happy. The hard sell by Dr. Cruz was a complete turn off during the tour. Opportunity for improvement: If someone has a receipt for an appointment try to honor it. Keep saunas in working order. Entertainment and Activites: The games that they play on board are family friendly. The setup for the Clue game was lacking suspense. Punchline comics were entertaining some more than others. Several people walked out of one comic show. The Epic show was the best even with them having to shorten the performance. The latin music was great wish there was more space for dancing. DJ Marshmallow, DJ Haynes and cruise director Staffie were entertaining. Cons: The Motown show had a clear lack of diversity causing people to walk out. Consider salsa lessons or other things to get the crowd involved. Service: Prior to sailing I made the Carnival aware I was celebrating an anniversary. Pros: Carnival provided a dessert at dinner, the steward decorated the newly cleaned mirror with a happy anniversary message and we received two gift cards. One gift card was for a 5x7 picture the other was for $50 towards a spa service. Cons: Because my pedicure was knocked out of the system I could not use the spa gift card. We took two pictures during the cruise. When I went to redeem the 5x7 picture I was told that we did not take the right type of pictures. Had we taken pictures with the various people at each port that would have served as our free picture. I offered to pay the $3 difference however the manager of the photo department would not allow it and recommended I take the right type of picture. This was not possible as it was the last night of the cruise. Later at dinner she came to our table to take a picture. I asked her if it will count as the 5x7 indicated for the gift card from Carnival she said no. The last night of the cruise the Guest Service had two people working and the line was long all day. The workers got pretty rude with the customers. Some of the customers mentioned the rudeness while at the Shore Excursion desk and more rudeness ensued. This happened to us and several others. The woman working at the Excursion Services desk pushed us aside because we were asking too many questions about a post cruise excursion. We eventually got an excursion booked from Guest Service desk after waiting over an hour in line. Opportunity for improvement: Whenever there are long lines have an employee walk the line to see if there are any quick questions or problems that could be solved. Ports of call: This cruise offers some great ports worth seeing of Grand Cayman, Belize, Roatan and Cozumel. Our tour was late getting us back to the ship in Roatan and we were the last ones on the ship. I was prepared to arrange to meet the ship at the next port but to my surprise the ship did not leave!! Children: Because of the over 990 children onboard many of them were up past midnight. Several of them were unruly causing damage to the ship for sport. They came in the Serenity area and were not asked by the staff to leave. This is the adults only section which left no room for adult only time. Opportunity for improvement: Have a staff person escort the children out of the adult areas. Rescue at sea: On Friday our ship aided in the rescue of 17 people who were floating on a makeshift raft between Cuba and Miami. I was impressed with Carnival's commitment to stay until getting the all clear from the U.S. Coast Guard was given. This was the second most exciting thing of the cruise. Disembarkation went smoothly and we made our post cruise excursion without any problems. The post cruise excursion booked on board was a great over view of Miami and Little Havana. The tour company was very professional. I considered everything from this trip and weighed it against my experiences on NCL, RCCL, Disney, Holland America, and Princess. I asked over 30 people why Carnival for my brand research. The results were heavy on the price point with ports a close second. One person told me not to base my opinion of the Carnival brand off of the Glory because it is an older ship. I may be willing to try the Vista. I would hope my clients have better experiences. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
First time cruise did not know what to expect but what everyone says about cruises I felt it would be a blast should have know better when Hurricane Matthew was trying to blow me off course should have stayed home. Crew great could not ask ... Read More
First time cruise did not know what to expect but what everyone says about cruises I felt it would be a blast should have know better when Hurricane Matthew was trying to blow me off course should have stayed home. Crew great could not ask for better then it goes down from there, not all food free bottom to their bottomless bubbles they are not available 24/7 rooms to warm, like riding in a big commercial trying to sell you something. Pictures that were taken seem to add up fast then to find out you can not buy a package? Pictures were about $12 and up each we received 16 and a little book to put them in for over $300 (great deal - Right?) not sure if I will go on a Carnival Cruise again, the many problems that were taken to guess services must have disappeared I never heard about them nor they fixed. Maybe another cruise line next time or the Mall it would be cheaper. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
There was a leak from the cabin above into our room which soaked the floor so much so that they had to leave a giant fan in our cabin the whole length of our trip to try and dry the rug - which didn't work. Couldn't move us ... Read More
There was a leak from the cabin above into our room which soaked the floor so much so that they had to leave a giant fan in our cabin the whole length of our trip to try and dry the rug - which didn't work. Couldn't move us because cruise was booked solid. From others who have been on cruises raving about food, we expected to eat well. unfortunately food was nothing more than cheap frozen food that they couldn't heat up or cook well if they tried. food just down right awful. only saving grace was the steak house we ate at twice which had amazing food - of course - since we had to pay extra to eat there. came back to the ship from an excursion one day starving and couldn't wait to just eat something...got back to the ship at 5pm - buffets already closed for the day! needless to say we starved the rest of the night because due to the buffets being closed everyone on board was clamoring for the quick food of burgers and pizza so lines were going on all night so we couldn't have gotten any food if we tried. disgusting experience when attempting to go to the pool, which we decided not to even step foot in. why? Because all around the pool and in it were pieces of hair weaves all over the place. it was disgusting. Will never take another cruise on carnival. i rather put out more money and use a different cruise ship line in the future than ever travel with carnival again. one more note - not that it's carnival's fault - but it's not really a fun cruise when you happen to be on the cruise ship in which a passenger jumps off to their death. Yes, that happened on our trip. again not carnival's fault, but add that to the already unpleasantness we experienced! what did i learn from this? you get what you pay for! Also - miami cruise ship port employees are the worst. everyone begging for tips when they're not doing anything to even earn one! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
This was my fifth Carnival cruise and it will be the last. Two days before we left for the cruise, I received a call to upgrade to a grand suite from a balcony room for $800, and I took it since there were 4 people in our cabin. This was ... Read More
This was my fifth Carnival cruise and it will be the last. Two days before we left for the cruise, I received a call to upgrade to a grand suite from a balcony room for $800, and I took it since there were 4 people in our cabin. This was my sister's first cruise and I wanted her to have a good time. I think it may also be her last. There were 8 of us altogether. We were priority AND faster to the fun. We were to board at 11:00 a.m., but there was a problem with customs from the previous cruise. We were able to board at 1:00 p.m., after waiting around in the terminal...which is precisely why I got FTTF. I understand that sometimes things happen that are beyond anyone's control, but there was not so much as a 'sorry'. Carnival employees in the terminal were downright rude. We all looked forward to this vacation since October of last year when we booked it. We were late setting sail from Miami for whatever reason. I never heard why. We all had drink packages that we paid just over $400 for. So. I drank too many Long Island Iced Tea's, couldn't find my room and lost my sign and sail card. Security caught up with me at Guest Services where I was getting another card. I don't normally drink liquor and these baby's are tricky. Security took me to my room, locked the balcony door (was supposed to be unlocked by 10 a.m. the following morning, but was not until closer to 4 p.m. the following day, because it was broken) and the mini bar. I didn't even know about the mini bar until the next afternoon, I had been done drinking and wasn't planning on raiding the mini bar. I get it- policy and procedures must be followed, especially with the things that have happened on Carnival ships recently. My drink package was suspended...again policy and procedure. I get it. They said I did not get aggressive, and I wasn't hurting anyone...it was just for my SAFETY. But...there were quite a few things I saw on the rest of this week long cruise that did not add up. There was a lady passed out at the casino bar. No one would even called security. One of the people that were with me ended up getting her in a wheelchair and taking her to her room and putting her to bed. I went up to deck 10 every morning to drink my coffee and found a young man passed out on one of the couches surrounded by beer cans, empty drink glasses and cigarette butts. Where was security for this? Nowhere to be found. I don't know how people do it, but there IS marijuana smuggled on ships. I smelled it frequently. I feel that there was example made out of me the very first day, but not followed through with anyone else. I saw lots of drunk and rowdy cruisers. On to our room. Our tub was not draining. For the first 2 days (in spite of calling housekeeping about it several times), we were showering in each other's filth. And the tub was dirty and scratched up...no way any of us were taking a bath in that. When I pay this much for something, I expect it to be up to that standard. Our room was old and outdated and needs to have some updates. We visited Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan Mahogany Bay, Belize, and Cozumel. Maybe it's because of the rough start I had to this adventure that I may have been hypervigilant, but by the end of the week, I was so tired and being pushed and shoved by rude people, I was more than ready to come home long before I did. To say this this vacation was relaxing would be a great exaggeration. I have cruised with only Carnival for all my cruises...this was the WORST. There are too many people. Rude people. The food was not great, either. One last complaint I have is about my bill. On the last night of the cruise, I checked my account and found that for one of the formal evenings, I was charged $20 for a premium item on the menu. I went to Guest Services to dispute it. No matter what time of the day or night I went by Guest Services, there was always a long line...this should say something. I digress. The rep told me that I had a New York Strip Steak. I told her that I did not. I had a flat iron steak which was not a premium item. There was no arguing it. Service in the dining room was excrutiatingly slow and it was freezing in there. The waiters messed our orders up almost every night. Many of the public restrooms were horrid, some of them smelling of vomit. It also appeared that some feces had been smeared in a few of them by the casino. To sum it up, this was the worst cruise for me ever. A lot of very annoying things added up to one huge annoyance. If Carnival tried to give me a free cruise, I would refuse it. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
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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