1 Helpful Vote
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
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 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
Embankment: Quick and easy. we did not have FTTF. We had a 12:30 check in time. We were on the ship and in our room by 01:15pm Review: My Wife and I have been on 8 cruises and we did the glory about 8yrs ago. First time back on ... Read More
Embankment: Quick and easy. we did not have FTTF. We had a 12:30 check in time. We were on the ship and in our room by 01:15pm Review: My Wife and I have been on 8 cruises and we did the glory about 8yrs ago. First time back on Carnival We choose this cruise simply for the ports and timing. We’ve heard all the rumors and stories about Carnival and we hoped that it was just a few disgruntled people. Sadly, all the stories are true. On this cruise, we had a lot of issue. The Main issue we had was the AC unit was out in our room. We had to go back and forth with guest services for 3 days before it was fixed. Then they gave us a pathetic apology. The MDA was ok, nothing outstanding. Don’t bother with the dress code. You will see people in tank tops and flip flops. Jeans and T-shirts on the captain’s dinner. Food was very bland and not warm. Entertainment was ok. The buffet always had a line. No matter what time of day it was. Guys burgers and the deli were good. The internet is a total waste of money. We got it one day and it NEVER worked. The Glory shouldn't have offered it at all. Cam, the member of the fun squad was OUTSTANDING. That guy was great at everything he did. Our Room Steward was very good and seemed like he cared about our concerns. The ports and excursions were great. We were sad when the excursions ended simply because we had to go back on the ship and deal with another issue. I can go on and on about this cruise, but I’ll save the time. First time cruises will probably enjoy this kind of cruise. For us, we will not cruise with Carnival again. Disembarking: It was a MESS. Tons of people walking around looking lost and confused. The staff had no answers and appeared lost as well. It took us about an hour to get off the ship Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Well, my employees told me I needed a vacation and my wife's birthday was coming up. So I booked this only about a month out. Found a good deal on a Porthole cabin, and then contacted my travel agent. He was able to save me a couple of ... Read More
Well, my employees told me I needed a vacation and my wife's birthday was coming up. So I booked this only about a month out. Found a good deal on a Porthole cabin, and then contacted my travel agent. He was able to save me a couple of bucks on the fare (really, just $2 per person, but cheaper is always better.) Also this made our Platinum Cruise and also gave us a chance to visit with Mother-In-Law in South Florida both before and after the cruise AND celebrate the wife's birthday on board) On boarding day, St. Patrick's Day, we arrived at the port about 12:30 and breezed through security and on board in less than 10 minutes after arriving at the port. Lot of people dressed in Green. (our internet groups said to dress in green so we could be recognized by others in the group. Doesn't work when 2500 people are all wearing green because of St. Patrick's Day) On board, we dropped the bags at our room (signs were still up saying access was limited, but that is a perk--for now-- of Platinum Status) Then to the Lido for food. Typical food for the Lido. But we piled it on anyway. Since we had sailed the Glory before we did a little exploring, but most things were the same. Saturday night dinner met our tablemates. For booking late I was surprised that we got a large table in the middle of the dining room. But it was probably because Late Dining was less booked than earlier or ATD. Table mates were comparable in age and friendly. Next morning was the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet. Over 200 people registered so Carnival had a half dozen Coffee Carafes and Juice, Tea, and water and some of the yummy pastries. But the Meet and Greet was just after breakfast so most went untouched. About 20 people drifted in. Met the Cruise Director Dustin and the Entertainment Director, didn't catch his name. And a few of my fellow cruisers. Then it ended. Later on Sunday was the FB Group Meet and Greet at Red Frog Bar. Not much organization but we were able to put a few faces to names. Monday was Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic. Since we were doing this on the cheap, we booked no excursions and just wandered around the port. Made a couple of small purchases (including Chocal Chocolate. Sold at the port for $10 for 5 bars or better $35 for 35 bars.) Back on ship. Next day was St. Thomas. We have been here about a dozen times and know where most things are. This time we visited the Synagogue at the top of the hill. If you are Jewish or just enjoy visiting Historic Churches and Temples, this is the best we have found in the Caribbean. Better than the Cathedral in San Juan. The Docent was knowledgeable and the video of the history was interesting. The floor is sand to honor the Crypto-Jews from the Spanish Diaspora. But it is a peaceful place above the hubbub of the St. Thomas Market. Donations accepted buy not mandatory. Saw some Hurricane Damage, but the larger businesses (DI, Little Switzerland, etc) were all back and bustling. One change to note. All of the public Restrooms are now attended and suggested tips are $1. Found a neat Turkish Store with Turkish Souveniers? in St. Thomas. Back on board, Tomorrow our favorite town San Juan. San Juan has had some hurricane Damage but is open for business. Noticeable damage is the substrata for the streets appeared to have washed out leaving the Blue paving stones in potholes. But since we were not driving, we had no problem navigating the streets. Back on board at 3PM (too early for San Juan.) Last port day was Grand Turk. We always consider Grand Turk as a beach day since it is right there. This time we had a little confusion. There are a lot of 'private vendors' hustling chairs and umbrellas for $25 for the day. But the Green umbrellas are FREE. And the chairs under them are free. Snorkeling is normal for Grand Turk. Saw a lot of different fish including one puffer. But the bottom of the water is kinda dull and dead looking. Water is still crystal clear. So we got our sunning, swimming, and snorkeling for our beach day. Then a sea day and back to Miami on the 24th. Normal chaos in debarkation. They closed one of the Customs lines just as the main group of passengers debarked because the Agents needed a break. Ticked off the porters big time. But we got out with minor delay. Then got the rental and made it to Mother in Laws place. Good overall cruise. Didn't do the shows but did a couple of Comedy shows. Percy Crews II was good. Just Jane was fantastic. Russ was so so. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
We always choose Carnival and will continue to do so. We really enjoy at Conquest class of ship especially the Glory and being spring it was time for our annual back to back cruises. The service in the dinning room was outstanding and our ... Read More
We always choose Carnival and will continue to do so. We really enjoy at Conquest class of ship especially the Glory and being spring it was time for our annual back to back cruises. The service in the dinning room was outstanding and our room steward was also outstanding. We enjoy spending time on the lido deck on days at sea and had enough to keep us busy. Nights consisted of theater shows, comedy, & casino. Port days were mostly spent at the beaches. The only negative was the cruise director, he was never around. He would delegate his duties to his assistant or the entertainment director. Also it is my belief that he was responsible for everything running behind schedule. Everything from embark to disembark to activities to arriving at ports...everything was behind schedule (and I'm sure the captain had a little to do with that) The negatives only affected my rating by one point since I don't allow things like this to ruin my cruise. We have been on the Glory 8 times and it never lets us down. Keep up the good work Carnival, we will see you again in October. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
My husband and I are in are 50's. We have cruised for 17 years. Mainly with carnival. We love carnival. We got to the port at noon and we were in are cabin at 12:30. We are platium members. The carnival Glory is an older ship. You couldn't ... Read More
My husband and I are in are 50's. We have cruised for 17 years. Mainly with carnival. We love carnival. We got to the port at noon and we were in are cabin at 12:30. We are platium members. The carnival Glory is an older ship. You couldn't tell. The service was out standing. We had some issues with are Stateroom and they were addressed right away. The dining room staff in the main dining was outstanding. The first night we asked for leamonade to drink and the rest of the cruise it was brought to us with out asking. Our room sterward was great to. He kept our room clean. The entertainment was good. The comedians on the ship were the best. The ports of call were beauitful. Disembarkation was smooth. We did self disembarkation. We were let off the ship at 7:15 and had a taxi and was at my sister house in florida at 8:15. I would go on the Glory again. We already have are next one booked. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
I chose this cruise because it was a gift and 10 family members were going. My sister and I were in Cabin 8453 - in the back. We liked the interior cabin because it was quiet, well away from foot traffic. Our cabin steward was extremely ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it was a gift and 10 family members were going. My sister and I were in Cabin 8453 - in the back. We liked the interior cabin because it was quiet, well away from foot traffic. Our cabin steward was extremely nice and polite. The cabin air conditioner was always on the highest setting and the room never seemed to cool down, especially after opening the front door. I have been on Carnival cruises in the past (and older ships, too) and the food on this ship was not to the standards set before - a disappointment. Dinning service was lacking, very slow. We had 6 pm seating and the last table to be served. As a result, most of the time, we were the last to leave - sometimes chased out! Embarkation was fast and easy. Activities were lacking. For me, good activities were scheduled while in port; then the unusual stuff while at sea - no surprises. Interesting activities were scheduled during dinning time. Entertainment was lacking, too. At least two nights, there was nothing scheduled in the theater - bingo was scheduled. I personally did not take a massage, but I was told by two people that it sounded like people were playing basketball above, lot of balls bouncing and jumping/running feet. On-board experience was the usual. Public restrooms were hard to find (not marked well); however, clean. The sea ray shore excursion was wonderful and would do again. Amber Cove had free zip lining and the large pool was roomy enough for lots of people. As for value of money, this was a gift, but I will not be on the Glory again. I will give Carnival one more try, but on a newer ship. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
This cruise was basically chosen in a spur-of-the-moment, "ohmygosh, it's HOW inexpensive?!" conversation between my wife and I; if I recall, the interaction was basically as follows: "Honey, I found a cruise over Spring ... Read More
This cruise was basically chosen in a spur-of-the-moment, "ohmygosh, it's HOW inexpensive?!" conversation between my wife and I; if I recall, the interaction was basically as follows: "Honey, I found a cruise over Spring Break that costs $[smallnumber] per person for a week, for a window cabin, out of Miami." "OK, sign us up." "But... don't you want to know where it's going?" "Doesn't matter. For $[smallnumber], I'd be perfectly happy circling in the Atlantic for 7 days." Suffice to say, it was booked based on price and the fact that we both needed a vacation. But, we wouldn't be circling in the ocean -- the itenirary was embark Miami, sea day, Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk, sea day, disembark Miami. Four ports that we, with 7 cruise iteniraries between us, have never been to. Awesome, new stuff to discover! First off, the cabin. We booked a 6B outside cabin, 1-297. Sleeps 3 (2 beds -- we had it in king bed configuration -- and a sofa/bed), halfway between the mid and fore elevator banks. It was well-suited to our family; our six year old daughter fit perfectly on the sofa. There was plenty of room for our clothing in the closets and drawers, we didn't need to keep stuff in the suitcases. Now, for the food. On the Glory, the MDR food was excellent, as was Guy's Burger Joint and the Blue Iguana. I found the barbecue to be a little disappointing (the sides were great, but the meat was a little tough), but I always wound up there just before closing, so I figure I just got the leftovers. We ate in the steakhouse one night, and though the food and service was great, honestly the atomosphere was kinda blah. It's a small steakhouse (seats about 100 people I'd say), with low ceilings and no real pizazz. Honestly, next time, I think we'll just order the steakhouse food in the MDR and save a couple bucks. Entertainment was plentiful. My daughter wanted to be in Camp Ocean pretty much any time that we weren't either in port or at the pool, which we generally obliged her with. We went to all the production shows, which all 3 of us enjoyed. There was also a lip synch battle, where the Camp Ocean kids 6 and older played a part (with the help and training of the performers from the production shows). We also enjoyed the live bands, especially before dinner. And, finally, the ports. I can say this -- I'd happily go on the same cruise again and hit all the same ports. For one.... no tenders this cruise. Walk off, walk on. And even though the ports still showed signs of the damage from last year's hurricanes, they were certainly open for business -- there were plenty of excursions, both booked through the ship and off-ship, available. We chose to go catamaran sailing and snorkeling in Amber Cove (booked through Carnival), to Megan's Bay and the skyride (also with Carnival) in St Thomas, took a city tour (privately booked) in San Juan, and just rented snorkeling gear in Gran Turk (protip: the lounge chairs with the green umbrellas in Gran Turk are part of the cruise port, and therefore are free). There's plenty more to see and do in each port, though. 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
1 Helpful Vote
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
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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