Sail Date: June 2018
This was our second cruise, but our first with our teenager. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. We flew into Miami a day early in order to avoid any delays and to explore the area. I highly recommend doing this if at all ... Read More
This was our second cruise, but our first with our teenager. Everything was wonderful from start to finish. We flew into Miami a day early in order to avoid any delays and to explore the area. I highly recommend doing this if at all possible. The hotel provided a stay and sail package that included shuttle service to/from the hotel and the port. Embarkation was a breeze, much easier than our first cruise, the line was short and the staff was friendly and helpful. We checked our luggage with a porter, went through the check in process and were up on the Lido deck for lunch in no time at all. The ship was fantastic!! Our cabin was clean and well kept. Our cabin stewardess Monthana, was kind and helpful. The rest of the staff we encountered were great as well. We have no complaints about the service we received. Our son went to the teen club every day and enjoyed every moment of it. He made some new friends and even got to celebrate his birthday with some of them. The only problem we had with Club O2 is its proximity to some of the smoking areas. (casino and bars). The meals were delicious!! Our dining room server Julius and his helpers remembered our names and entertained us with jokes and tricks each evening. The buffets were tasty as well. Our son loved the burgers, as well as the 24 hour pizza and ice cream. My husband and I didn't attend any shows, but we did enjoy spending time on the decks and around the pools. The Serenity Spa area is wonderful for quiet time. We went on three excursions and were not disappointed. The day at Mahogony Bay was a beach day for us and it didn't disappoint. We have only been home a few days, but we are already planning more cruises. We would go on the Glory again!! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We chose this cruise because it fit in with the general locations we wanted to go to, along with the only week we could get everyone to agree on and be available for. We've cruise before, but never on a Carnival ship, and honestly we were ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it fit in with the general locations we wanted to go to, along with the only week we could get everyone to agree on and be available for. We've cruise before, but never on a Carnival ship, and honestly we were a little worried. We're not sticks in the mud, and we were also traveling with three kids, ages ranging from 19-23, so we weren't concerned with the "Fun/Party Ship" reputation the Carnival has. However, as we mentioned to people what line we were cruising on, we did get quite a few funny looks, with one friend actually saying "not sure how YOU are going to handle Carnival"... Made for a little bit of anxiety. Honestly, your cruise is what you make of it, so we had a fantastic time. We're not into the pool antics on any line, so we just didn't hang out in the main pool area (unless we chose to hang out with a drink and take it in, which actually made for some fun people watching). The ship itself was great... My husband and I were on one of the of the ship, and our kids ended up on the complete opposite end, which worked out fine...Same floor, just different ends. Our cabin was spacious, clean and comfortable, as was our kids' cabin at the beginning of the cruise... Only ventured down there once, so I can't comment on how it was at the end of the cruise. My only complaint was that their cabin did smell a little musty, but they didn't have a problem with it... Keeping in mind that they are used to dorm rooms at college, so let's just say we're happy they were in that cabin and not us. The crew was fantastic and everyone was wonderfully friendly. Our cabin steward, Ruby, was a sweetheart, as were our three Main Dining Room Servers (Antonio, Rowell and Agnes). I enjoy greeting and talking to everyone on the ship as I pass by, and the crew was always right in step with a "good morning", "enjoy your day", etc. Our kids all enjoyed the entertainment, and went to quite a few of the shows. My husband and I only made it to one of the comedy shows, and it was pretty good. We all enjoyed the casino just about every night, and our 19 year old son even won $100 from the crane machine the first night, on his first try... Of course we probably all spent that and more trying to duplicate his win, but we had fun trying. We ate in the dining room every night and enjoyed what we had. Portions on some items were a bit skimpy, but considering you could order another one if you chose to, it really didn't matter. Again, as I mentioned above, the staff was incredibly friendly and attentive, making sure we enjoyed our experience. The ports were all fantastic, as were the excursions we chose... Note, we did not book any excursions through Carnival. In the Caymans we did a two stop snorkeling trip starting with Stingray City through Captain Marvin, and had a fantastic time. In Mahogany Bay we went to Little French Key (not to be confused with Big French Key) and it was superb... Hoping to return there on another trip. In Belize we did Cave Tubing through CaveTubing.bz and it was also fantastic with amazing Guides! And finally in Cozumel we went to Mr. Sanchos' All Inclusive, and it was another amazing day spent having a great time. You can read my reviews on each on TripAdvisor. As for taking another Carnival Cruise, yes we probably would. Again, your cruise experience is what you make of it. If you choose to find fault with everything around you, you will find fault no matter what cruise line/ship you sail on. Enjoy the experience and go with the flow, and you'll have a great time. Note: Re the fire and loss of power on the ship the first day at sea. We've read a number of people saying how horrible it was and how scary.... It... was... a... non... issue. Most passengers wouldn't have known anything was even going on if the Captain hadn't made the announcement, and if the power hadn't gone out. We were never in danger, we were never at risk. The worst that might have happened with the passengers was possibly having to take the life boats ashore to Cuba... Again, another adventure... It's all in how you look at it. Now, I do understand that a crew member was injured (and was ok), and that's a different story as I don't want to make light of that... However from the passengers perspective, again, it was a non issue. We continued with our plans and walked on the track then went to brunch... The entire incident was over in about 45 minutes, with lights back on in about 30. Great cruise overall!!! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
This was my first long cruise and I wasn't disappointed! Everything was amazing - the room, the food, the entertainment and our cruise director Dustin was incredible. Our room was spacious and clean and there was always something fun going ... Read More
This was my first long cruise and I wasn't disappointed! Everything was amazing - the room, the food, the entertainment and our cruise director Dustin was incredible. Our room was spacious and clean and there was always something fun going on. We bought the cheers package and it was totally worth the money. The servers in the restaurant were excellent and were always available with recommendations and fun stories. The cruise director was unbelievable - always high energy and would stop at nothing to make sure everyone was having a good time. Ports: Grand Turk - beautiful but beach is mostly Coral rock so you can't really swim. We ended up at the massive pool at Margaritaville. San Juan - This Port was my favorite. You must see the fort El Morro - the views from the fort are breath taking. St Thomas - We did an excursion at this Port with snorkeling and an open bar. The rum punch did not disappoint and we saw a sea turtle while snorkeling. Amber Cove - We did the waterfall excursion here and booked through Amber Cove Adventures and I recommend doing that over booking through the cruise ship. Our guides were very knowledgeable and gave us rum punch and bananas on the ride back to Port. Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2018
I would sail with any other cruise line have tried it and Carnival is the best cruise line. The staff were very pleasant. Dustin and Michelle from Amber Palace were very entertaining. The shows were awesome. My head waiter Bebe and Roma ... Read More
I would sail with any other cruise line have tried it and Carnival is the best cruise line. The staff were very pleasant. Dustin and Michelle from Amber Palace were very entertaining. The shows were awesome. My head waiter Bebe and Roma from the Platinum Dining Room was very nice and always helped with making great meal choices. My girls 14 & 7 had a amazing time. My 7 year old loved the slides. The ports had great shopping areas. The lido is a little small not quite enough room for the deck parties. The movie notes were great on the deck. My cabin 1301 on Rivera Deck was really hot the next time I'm on this ship that is one room I prefer not to be in. I couldn't get any sleep because it was so hot. Everything else in the cabin was great. Thanks Carnival for always making our vacation fun. Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2018
This was our first cruise and we will be going back!!!!! Everything was the best! Our cabin was clean and well maintained. The ship was very clean and the staff was very nice and accommodating! Dining! Oh the food was great! ... Read More
This was our first cruise and we will be going back!!!!! Everything was the best! Our cabin was clean and well maintained. The ship was very clean and the staff was very nice and accommodating! Dining! Oh the food was great! So many choices! Our waiter and staff (Mr. C and Krise) greeted us every night by name and talked with us about their lives! Samuel in the casino bar was another great friend! Drinks were not watered down like some people told us and the majority of the liquor was top shelf! Entertainment was very good! Dustin was our cruise director and he kept us entertained and laughing! We did 2 shore excursions and those were fun as well. The cruise was not much more expensive than renting a home on the beach. If you like cocktails and beer, you should buy the booze package. It's well worth the money! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
Music was always way too loud wherever it was played. Could not see the musicals due to extremely loud . Have cut way back on food offered and quality. Don't get hungry at night!!! Meat in dining room poor quality. Tough, grissle and ... Read More
Music was always way too loud wherever it was played. Could not see the musicals due to extremely loud . Have cut way back on food offered and quality. Don't get hungry at night!!! Meat in dining room poor quality. Tough, grissle and found hair and an herb branch In food. Will take another cruise line next time. Staff was wonderful to us though. The bed was so comfortable. Wish I had one at home our dining room servers were extremely nice. Just very disappointed that music was so loud that you could be almost deaf and it would still be loud. Unable to talk to the person next too me. Also so disappointed in quality and availability of food on off hours. Was so much better on our last Carnival cruise. Brandon and Yulena the shopping experts were awsome.Also Rositsa from Bulgaria was extremely nice. Not a cruise for 60's and up though. Caters to younger people Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2018
As a first time cruiser this cruise exceeded my expectations on every level. After reading terrible reviews I was very anxious about going on this cruise. But we have just had the best holiday ever. Food is excellent and so much of ... Read More
As a first time cruiser this cruise exceeded my expectations on every level. After reading terrible reviews I was very anxious about going on this cruise. But we have just had the best holiday ever. Food is excellent and so much of it!! We liked to go to the golden resturant in the evening as it is a la cart and always a nice choice. Staff work so hard and are always very friendly. We felt the food was that good that we didn’t need to try the speciality restaurants. Entertainment was fun, some shows better thank others! Loved motor city and epic rock. Everyone on the cruise is always so friendly and I liked the fact there was a mix of all ages and you could dress up if u wanted too or you could also go abit more casual, everyone we spoke to were loving the cruise. Dismembarkion was abit chaotic but I don’t think there is any easy way of getting everyone off with three bags! Getting on was smooth and easy! We had a balcony room and it was very spacious and a big comfy bed. I want to reassure u that unless your proper fussy and are up for a good time then you will love this cruise. Hope this helps!! X Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
This was my first cruise, as well as my husbands. We originally chose Carnival because we had heard nothing but wonderful things, from those we know that have been before! As soon as we stepped on the boat it became a totally new adventure ... Read More
This was my first cruise, as well as my husbands. We originally chose Carnival because we had heard nothing but wonderful things, from those we know that have been before! As soon as we stepped on the boat it became a totally new adventure for us! Something we had yet to learn that we LOVED so much! This cruise was everything I had imagined, plus so much more! From the neat little gift shops and booths they have, to the awesome shows, to the beautiful ports, the amazing food, the great pictures, but most of all, the amazing people you meet along the way! Absolutely everything about this cruise was amazing! My favorite part, besides the ports, was the customer service provided while on board. Every corner you turn, the employees are working hard, yet greeting you with the biggest smile on their face. I literally do not think one employee walked passed me throughout my whole experience, without greeting me without the biggest smile! To top off the amazing customer service that you received on any part of the ship, our room attendant, Yosefine, made my experience one to remember! The connection and interest this woman shows for you, is amazing. She actually took her time to get to know us, where we were from, what excursions we had booked, and even followed up with us each day about how our day was! Any time she saw us on that ship, I had to stop and talk to her about our day and hers! Her customer service is well above exceptional! It is the best! She deserves a few extra days off and a raise!!! I hope this goes up the chain to her boss so he knows what an amazing person he has working for him!!! Yosefine, if you see this, THANK YOU for such an amazing time and being so caring and open to my husband and myself! You are amazing and very much appreciated! -Craig and Kaley Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
My sister and I took my Mom and her girlfriend to the Western Caribbean for a week of fun! We flew into Miami for this cruise and stayed at a nearby hotel. It was super easy to get to the port and we had no issues checking in our ... Read More
My sister and I took my Mom and her girlfriend to the Western Caribbean for a week of fun! We flew into Miami for this cruise and stayed at a nearby hotel. It was super easy to get to the port and we had no issues checking in our baggage. Embarkation was a tad late because the ship had arrived late, but everyone just sat and visited and met new people. Everyone was in a great mood! Debarkation was as smooth as silk. There was not a single issue. The ship was clean and full of activities for us. We played some trivia, we danced many evenings, we had a blast gambling in the casino and we enjoyed grabbing some drinks and just enjoying the pool and the hot tubs. I gave the service a lower rating because we had to ask for clean towels and wash cloths several times throughout our trip. I also gave the entertainment a lower rating because there were no live musical shows in the theater. That's one of our favorite things to do. We all love the dancers and the singing on all of our other cruises. It's a highlight. Instead, games were being played at night with the audience. All of us would have rather seen music shows. The comedy club was very good and we loved the comics that came aboard. Our room was just perfect. My sister and I shared an inside room and it was plenty big. She had lots of space for her C-Pap machine and we had lots of closets and drawers to place all of our things. Except for having to ask for washcloths and towels, the service for our cabin was good. Service overall, on the Glory, was just terrific. Everyone was kind, helpful, friendly and they actually took the time to make sure we were having fun. The dining on this ship was phenomenal. There wasn't a single bad food choice that we tried. From beef to chicken to seafood...to breads and desserts...it was all tasty and fresh. I've been on quite a few cruises and the dining on this one was the best. Our excursions were organized and entertaining. All four of us learned things, experienced culture and met fantastic people. One of our excursions got cancelled and our account was immediately credited and we spent the day walking around the city and went back to lunch and play on the ship. It was fun to be one of the few people on the ship! We had access to everything without lots of people! We did not travel with children this time. This was just a "chick trip". I would definitely go on this ship with this itinerary again. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
We had a bad experience with boarding as we were not given a zone card when we arrived so by the time we finally realized we needed one (previous cruises we were not assigned a check in time). We were some of the last ones to board ... Read More
We had a bad experience with boarding as we were not given a zone card when we arrived so by the time we finally realized we needed one (previous cruises we were not assigned a check in time). We were some of the last ones to board despite having an 11:00 am check in. We had my time dining and on the 3rd night found a team that we really liked and stuck with them the rest of the cruise. The main dining room food was very good. Although, the buffet was just ok. My husband and I were disappointed that the only way to access the sports deck was by using the stairs. We had both injured our knees and there were no elevators. Entertainment was good and we went to the shows and listened to music in various places in the evening. Room service was great and usually arrived within 10 minutes of ordering. All in all it was a very good cruise just disappointed we were unable to use the recreational areas and Serenity deck due to the lack of elevators. Read Less
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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