1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
We chose Carnival because we were paying for our family to take this vacation. We have been on other Carnival ships but mainly stay with Royal Caribbean. Checking in was awesome. Not much of a wait but that is were it stopped. When we ... Read More
We chose Carnival because we were paying for our family to take this vacation. We have been on other Carnival ships but mainly stay with Royal Caribbean. Checking in was awesome. Not much of a wait but that is were it stopped. When we booked we called Carnival to book everything. We were told the ship was going to be redone in May/June and the person we spoke with sent me via email a new layout of the cabins and we specifically selected our cabins so we were close to our grandkids. Well we get on the ship and our cabins were on opposite sides of the ship. They even split our cabins for dinner and we were not in the same restaurants. Our cabin steward and the entire staff were awesome. Bad side was two nights we were all bitten and had red marks and extreme itching. They did have us lol at the same table by the second night so thank you to the staff. Sameer the magician was awesome. What a wonderful surprise for the kids and us. We booked four excursions one for each port. When we arrived in grand Cayman and arrived at our pick up point for the excursion we were told that our 3 year old was to going and could not go. Even the Shore Excursion staff were saying that was not true but when they went back with us they were told their policy changed. So she went and found us anothe similar excursion which ended up being so Much better then what we booked. Their entire staff were so helpful when we got back on board and made sure that all of our remaining excursions were perfect. Not impressed with dinner. Food was average and small portions. Staff was friendly and always smiling. Just too few and dinner was very very long. We were seated at 6pm and still ended up being one of the last tables served. Most evenings we were still finishing dessert while all the other tables had already been reset for the next seatingbat 8pm. Also bar service was extremely slow. Not due to the personnel but due to not having nearly enough staff for a fully booked ship. Overall ship was way under staffed, long lines everywhere but staff that was there was very friendly and helpful. Hats off to the staff. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
This is our first cruise so we don’t have any point of reference. We really did enjoyed it and looking forward to another cruise next year. I find their staff friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We purchased their most ... Read More
This is our first cruise so we don’t have any point of reference. We really did enjoyed it and looking forward to another cruise next year. I find their staff friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We purchased their most expensive wifi plan and still could not connect to anything. It was a waste of money so we do not recommened this. We couldnt even load united.com to checkin for our flight. We had to ask a family member to check us in. Conclusion: Waste of money We purchased Faster to the fun program. At first we were having a great time skipping lines during checkin but all these changed. It was pretty much useless during island tour. We only used it for Grand Cayman tender. Getting back to the ship would mean long lines even if you paid already. At least open a priority line! For Guest Services, we were ignored at one point and the agent decided to help a non-faster to the fun person instead of helping us first even though we were on the line earlier. Conclusion: Waste of money We left our wallets, ipads and wedding rings inside the vault that you can find in your room. We neglected to lock the vault assuming it was safe since we are the only ones and the housekeeping team who have access to our room. The theft took $200 in our wallet but left my expensive ring and ipad untouched - sign of being a professional theft! Sure, we left the vault unlock but how did the third party entered our room? Glory lacks certain security level that you expect. A thirf person could have entered when the housekeepers left our room with the door open or one of their associates stole our money. No one would know as they do not offer finger printing analysis for the wallet & no security camera installed on the hallways! It would have been easy if we have a video to watch - another person entering our room, = third party theft. No other person entered our room = one of carnival’s associates. To make the matter worse, during the cabin search (which we didn’t mind) the VP of security calculated the approximate money we lost by substracting our pocket money - expenses. At his calculations, the missing money is $188, he was trying to manipulate my husband to write that the approximate lost amount was $188 and not $200. Good thing I was there and I told my husband not to write this as we firmly believe and certain we lost $200. It didn’t added up as we were uncertain of our total pocket money prior withdrawing for our carnival glory money. Conclusion: Rooms that are supposed to be safe are not safe. Carnival glory lacks security. Put your money & valuables inside your dirty laundry cause no one wants to touch a dirty and soiled panties! Seminars: Sure they are educational but mostly about sales talk Conclusion: You’d spend money on consultations Food: So, so. Lido buffet opens at different times of the day - sometimes at 7am when we have to leave the ship at 7:30am Conclusion: Friendly stafff, decent and clean food & room Staff: Friendly & professional. I love them! Cabin: Inside Stateroom MEH - you only get a soap & not very secured Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
The employees we encountered on this trip were excellent. The recently refitted ship was gorgeous and the new restaurants were amazing. One breakfast burrito from the Blue Iguana will make you come back for more. The destinations we went ... Read More
The employees we encountered on this trip were excellent. The recently refitted ship was gorgeous and the new restaurants were amazing. One breakfast burrito from the Blue Iguana will make you come back for more. The destinations we went to were gorgeous! Just note that Grand Turk really doesn’t have much besides a lighthouse outside of the little Carnival built town. My advice is go to Cockburn Town and find the little beach nearby. No one went there and it was gorgeous. San Juan was excellent. Make sure you check out the forts in Old San Juan and then head to New San Juan and go to Candado beach. The Virgin Islands were absolutely gorgeous! Our favorite spot. Get in touch with Brenda and Franko’s fun tours and do not book an excursion through the ship. They are a husband and wife who grew up on the islands there and were absolutely amazing with our family. The Dominican Republic was equally beautiful and the exchange rate was great! Make sure you check out the Macorix Rum Factory tour. Only $4 USD per adult and you get ample tastings of their rum. The store has full size 750ml bottles around $10 USD! We traveled with two children and a total family of four. Would definitely do it again. The value is really there over other cruise lines. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
This was my 4th cruise, my 2nd on carnival and the first for all of my party. We chose carnival because we like the exciting atmosphere of the carnival cruises. We were not disappointed! From the start of the cruise to the finish ... Read More
This was my 4th cruise, my 2nd on carnival and the first for all of my party. We chose carnival because we like the exciting atmosphere of the carnival cruises. We were not disappointed! From the start of the cruise to the finish there is always so many things going on that you could never possibly be bored. There is a new cruise director as of three weeks ago. Her name is Britnney and she is super energetic and so much fun. My boyfriend and I were chosen to play the sticky ball game on the beginning night of the cruise which landed us an incredible package of free wine, champagne, bingo, chocolate covered strawberries and reserved second row seats to all the shows . This was an added perk which we loved. Our room steward, Astika, was super great. We gave him a $10 tip upon meeting him with an envelope of our needs daily and he accommodated every single one. We left him an additional tip at the end of the cruise . Brought on our allocated amount of wine which was really nice to have before dinner. We also purchased a 12 pack of water before the cruise which came in very handy and I would recommend doing this . We Did not pay for Internet service as I heard it is spotty rather choosing to pay the five dollar chat option for two out of four of our phones. It worked great . As we are couples in our 50s, we found the serenity deck to be an awesome option. Quiet and so, so nice . In Cozumel Mexico we hired a private driver to take us around. We enjoyed the chocolate tasting and dropped books we brought at the children’s library. In Roatan we had hired a company to take us to jungle line zip lining. They did not show up to pick us up so it was a bit of a hassle to find somebody to find out where they were but eventually a private driver got us to our destination which was lovely. I would recommend this excursion without a doubt. They also had animals and monkeys to visit afterwords and it was close to town. This is a very poor city so there’s not a lot to do in town. The trip was about 15 minutes from the carnival port which is not where other cruise lines port. Grand Cayman was by far my favorite but I have been there before. We swim with the stingrays and snorkeled. On this quarter day excursion they also took us to the turtle center for about 30 minutes which I found to be quite enough time. It included a chicken and fish lunch on the go. The chicken was OK but the fish was amazing. The last place we visited was Belize. We had booked an excursion to take a boat to a private island. I absolutely loved this excursion. We got to snorkel around the island and the instructor picked up different things like conch etc. to show us along the way. Lunch was not included but their lobster lunch on the island was amazing and very reasonably priced. Did include unlimited rum punch. Yum! The shows on the ship were quite good. the comedy shows were also very good. We did not go to piano bar as I had read it was not that exciting. Now to the food. I felt the food was just mediocre. The side dishes were mostly a disappointment. Some of their entrées were amazing like the lobster and shrimp and the filet minion but others were sorely lacking. I do remember this from my last cruise. Although the food was better this time than before. The chocolate molten cake is unbelievably good. Most other desserts I thought were just OK. Or last night we did splurge for the steakhouse because somebody had said to. This was by far one of the best experiences of the cruise. From start to finish that meal was incredible. You would pay hundreds for that meal in other restaurant around the cities. Highly recommend this. We also did the chefs dinner. This had good points and bad points in my opinion we felt that some of the food was weird and not that good and I’m a foodie. Some of the food was just absolutely unbelievably good and it was paired with wine the whole night. That made it worth the 75 dollars All buy itself. We were treated like kings and queens that night. Would I do another carnival cruise? Absolutely. It was by far the best vacation I’ve ever had and I felt like I got the most out of my vacation. By the way, the pizza place is really good, guys burgers is really good too. Cantina was good as well. BBQ place was just ok. Some good, some not as good. The second to last day we found the sandwich shop and I wish we’d found it earlier because it was amazing. Didn’t think much of the buffet so we pretty much stayed away from that for the most part. Overall, I would recommend. Others on boat said there’s other carnival boats that are a must! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
First of all these are not cheap cruises and you work hard for your money so you should expect a great experience. Pros- beautiful places to see!! Western Caribbean was amazing. We had out of this world service from Trinidad and ... Read More
First of all these are not cheap cruises and you work hard for your money so you should expect a great experience. Pros- beautiful places to see!! Western Caribbean was amazing. We had out of this world service from Trinidad and Prathtz in the platinum dining room. Aaron the was also on point. Great service. There was surprisingly always a very good amount of dining tables and beach chairs available on any given day. Totally eliminates the need to have to get up early to look for space. Cons- terrible service in the gold dining room the first 2 nights. They ignored our table completely and food was cold when it arrived. We got moved to the platinum room after that. Problem with plumbing gave off a horrible smell in our room and we had a flood of water in front of our door. Took a couple of days to fix this. We have been on 4 previous carnival cruises and we had great customer service. We were definitely disappointed that this ship is not as friendly and most staff don’t go out of their way. Will probably not do another carnival cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We just got off the Glory and I wanted to mention a few things. We had a good time and the trip was fun as a whole. I will be looking into a new cruise line for our next trip as this was our 9th with Carnival. First and foremost for me ... Read More
We just got off the Glory and I wanted to mention a few things. We had a good time and the trip was fun as a whole. I will be looking into a new cruise line for our next trip as this was our 9th with Carnival. First and foremost for me was that the A/C in our balcony stateroom 7221 didn’t work. A technician came but he could only adjust it by 2* cooler. Secondly was the food. The Lido buffets were not very good and the desserts were disappointing. The dining room food was slightly better but still average overall. Room service just could not get our orders right either! The ship was very crowded with long lines to do everything. Our stateroom steward had a hard time getting our room cleaned up and each time we returned from dinner, a shore excursion etc. it was hit or miss wether our room was cleaned. Finally- the Stingray experience in Grand Cayman was a waste of money. There were 3 Carnival shops in port that day, with 60 people packed on a boat for a 40 minute ride to the sand bar where you got 2 seconds with a stingray while a crew member took a picture for $40 per person! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We took this 7-night cruise kind of on a whim, and went with Carnival Glory on a friend's recommendation. Our adventure started with dropping our car at an Instapark lot, which was fine, we were able to confirm our spot the night before. ... Read More
We took this 7-night cruise kind of on a whim, and went with Carnival Glory on a friend's recommendation. Our adventure started with dropping our car at an Instapark lot, which was fine, we were able to confirm our spot the night before. The ship was massive of course, but our cabin was average at best. The inside felt a little dated, but was definitely clean enough. My main concern about the cruise was that it seemed like everything we tried to do, there were other people who had beat us to it, and we had to stand in line forever. The meals were okay, nothing special. Our massages were great! We opted for some deep-tissue hr long massages. and they were just fantastic, probably the best I've had. We docked at Nassau, and were able to walk around, socialize with the people (presumably locals haha) and got some souvenirs. This was my favorite part of the trip to be honest, I enjoyed being on a tropical beach much more than locked up at sea. If you can snag a good deal, go for it! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
First time sailing on The Glory. We had a balcony cabin on Lido deck. So convienient. near all of the food LOL. The ship took about 2 days to get used to the layout. The staff was wonderful and each and everyone of them were friendly and ... Read More
First time sailing on The Glory. We had a balcony cabin on Lido deck. So convienient. near all of the food LOL. The ship took about 2 days to get used to the layout. The staff was wonderful and each and everyone of them were friendly and attentive. Embarkation was smooth. My brother needed wheelchair assistance and they were accomodating. my son lost his backpack with his boarding pass, passport and other documents in it right before we went into the port building. (someone had mistakenly put it on a luggage rack with other luggage to board) . The Miami port staff took the time to look through hundreds of luggage and retrieve his bag (it helped that he had a picture of it on his phone). Me and my brother were able to board the ship pretty quickly and the rest of our party joined us shortly. We were there a few hours early and we stil were able to board. Disembarkation went smoother than it usually does. the line was mooving quickly. The food was good although i didnt think the selections were as many as other cruises. The entertainment was good. love the lip Sync battle (my daughter was a contestant) but wish they would bring back ship talent shows. Next cruise will definitely be with carnival Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Our son and his wife selected the dates/location/&cruise line to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. They had never been on a cruise OR to the Caribbean! This ship is VERY old! Carnival advertises that it was renovated in 2017, but we ... Read More
Our son and his wife selected the dates/location/&cruise line to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. They had never been on a cruise OR to the Caribbean! This ship is VERY old! Carnival advertises that it was renovated in 2017, but we only saw cosmetic renos. My husband and I were on this ship 16 years ago, and unfortunately not much has changed. We opted for an Aft-Balcony Cabin – EXTREMELY disappointed in the limited view thru the glass panels – we were told they were stained and could not be cleaned, however using a napkin & water we removed dirt in a small area ourselves! The ports were lovely, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the comedians were great! Negatives: Premium Internet was a joke – we cancelled half way thru the cruise to hopefully get a refund. Our cabin steward was not the usual happy and welcoming; thank goodness our son and his wife had a great steward who even knew our names!!! Don't waste your time on Faster to the Fun - we've done this several times, however this time the man at the terminal wouldn't allow us on when priority was called, said we weren't in that seating area - there wasn't room when we arrived and we were directed, along with a bunch of others to a location a little further down. We had all our documentation, tags, ID, etc., but he refused to let any of us on! Then the rooms weren't ready as promised. Just a waste of $$ and Carnival doesn't care!! I think the best part of the cruise while on board was our great waiter, Armon (a.k.a. Tiger) in the Golden Restaurant. We’ve been on 12+ cruises and he was the best we’ve ever had!!! Read Less
Carnival Glory Ratings
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Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 4.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.5
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 5.0 4.1
Rates 4.0 4.3

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