312 Carnival Glory Cruise Reviews

I have only been on 17 cruises but this will be the most memorable. Had a good time on boat except when it came to the casino. Which is one of the reasons my husband and I go on carnival cruises. Our Daughter had offer that she ... Read More
I have only been on 17 cruises but this will be the most memorable. Had a good time on boat except when it came to the casino. Which is one of the reasons my husband and I go on carnival cruises. Our Daughter had offer that she had free drinks in casinos even though she doesn’t play in there very much so she booked her a room and went along too on this one with my grandson and a friend. (This cruise put both of them platinum and he was only 4 at the time of the cruise. This was something we wanted him to accomplish at a young age and he loves cruising ) Anyway... every casino person we spoke to said no even though we had proof of what she book. They said her offer did not include drinks while playing. So. I was pissed. She may drink only 2 drinks at most a day but that was besides the point it was offered to her and she booked it. And confirmed via travel agent what both offers entailed. But whatever you can’t do much arguing when they say they are right and your wrong. Whatever! Then I fell yes embarrassing but I tripped and fell in casino due to indention in floor then tripped again in another one luckily didn’t fall. And no I had not been drinking and boat did not bobble at the moment I feel or I didn’t notice it. People around me saw and stated it was the bad places in the floor that had tripped me. And advised that I needed to report the fall I did not report it as there wasn’t anything they could or would have done. At least it was the last night. However, all other staff (with exception of casino hostess’s) were really nice. You could not have asked for the ones we came in contact with to have been any nicer. We didn’t do an excursions offered by carnival this trip. We walked through key west which seems very safe and enjoyed a sloppy joe at sloppy joes. It was sooo good and went to the rim distillery and meet really nice people there bought some rum and then off to see the famous spot on the island for a photo opp. There was a line but it moved rather fast. Then back to the boat via Uber. In Nassau we walked around and walked to public beach. There was some glass in the sand and we decided it wasn’t a good place for a 4 year old. Since we definitely didn’t need and glass in his little feet. but it was very pretty and crowded. As normal you had people trying to get you to buy things in Nassau as you are walking around Be careful they will walk up to you holding brackets saying gift for you. But beware it’s not free they want 10.00. - 20.00 for those 3.00 brackets. We learned this years ago in other ports so we have learned no eye contact smile forward and keep walking. Unfortunately we did see several stunned couples as they were being told they had to pay for their free gift. We decided to take taxi to margarettaville and check it out since some other ports we have gone to have one and their pool is perfect for the four old to slide and swim. But this one though it was nice didn’t have a kid friendly pool just a small swimup pool. That trip costs us 40 for Both ways. We decided day two in Nassau would be stay on boat and enjoy almost empty pool. One last thing I had heard of people getting sick on ships with viruses but out of my 17 cruises this is the first one that yes I have came home with a virus. Got home on Sunday got sick Monday night 3 1/2 days in bed thinking I was going to die 4 prescriptions 1 steroid shot 2 urgent care visits and I am hoping I will be able to get up tomorrow and lead a productive life again. Did I mention the other three adults got sick as well and have had the pleasure of urgent care visits since we have been home. I think maybe it’s time for a break on carnival for a while. Well till next year but I maybe driving to Galveston to go back on the dream! Not sure if you will post or not but just wanted to give you my honest review of our latest cruise. Paula Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I chose this ship simply because it was the only porting out of new Orleans. If i had a chance to pick again. It would've been carnival dream or triumph which is carnival sunrise. The restaurants were basic..the only thing i enjoyed ... Read More
I chose this ship simply because it was the only porting out of new Orleans. If i had a chance to pick again. It would've been carnival dream or triumph which is carnival sunrise. The restaurants were basic..the only thing i enjoyed was the pizza. Normally i enjoy all restaurants, but not this go round. The food selection sucked. Oh yeah guys burger was absolutely amazing..including the ice cream was perfect. Customer service was also pretty good. Shows could've been better..ship very small..meaning its not alot to do on sea days besides sleep or casino activities. Maybe a couple raffles here & there. The entertainment was okay for the most part, I've experienced better on other ships. The ship on the 6th day was unbearable because of the rocking of the ship..alot of sea sickness. The biggest upset on my end was the buffet on lido deck. It was awful. Everyone taste bud is different and to each it's own. But i definitely didn't enjoy the food. So that was disappointing because i love trying new thing. Definitely in need of an upgrade. They don't even have "The wok" nor Italian restaurant Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise because Port of NO is a great very fast port to use. It was worth the 8 hour drive to NO instead of fighting all the traffic that would’ve been in FL. Getting on and off were as easy as walking out to my mailbox. We ... Read More
We chose this cruise because Port of NO is a great very fast port to use. It was worth the 8 hour drive to NO instead of fighting all the traffic that would’ve been in FL. Getting on and off were as easy as walking out to my mailbox. We were the only cruise at the port which is probably why. $22 a day to park was really freaking pushing it but again my car from the boat was like walking to my mailbox. My wife and I were bored most of the time. Things on sea days pretty much all cost extra money. $40 dollars for a couple bingo cards come on! She had been on NCL and said she was never bored. Okay here we go excuse the bullet points 1. Boat seemed larger than expected and decent amount of space for everyone considering most boats are now 3900 people. Glory has 2900 2. If you couldn’t find space in one of the 2 pools there are literally 6 hot tubs throughout the ships. 60 percent of time you could get in there comfortably. By the look of other videos I’ve seen of other ships the Glory does seem to have more room with the layout. 3. I was disappointed in the souvenir shop clothes etc part. I thought with 2900 people it would be bigger. The jewelry store is 2x it’s size which is a money maker. 4. Cruise director Dustin definitely worked extremely hard. I would just suggest him to slow down while talking especially directing a cruise in the southern part of the USA. Sometimes hard to listen to because of it. 5. 50 percent of the staff on the boat seemed to dislike their job. I understand they literally get slaved but it’s kind of rubs off. 6. Dining room. We had anytime dining. I would suggest going between 7-8. Dining times are 6 & 8 for scheduled. At least at that time the rush is slowing down before picking up. For the amount of people they serve I would give the service above average. We only had one bad experience out of the 7 nights and I asked to sit on other side which worked out great every night. The last 3 nights on the cruise the dining room food choices became limited to an upscale standard. 7. Cabin. Definitely felt 2003. Pink colors with tan-yellow. Beds I would give 2 stars especially since it came out to being $315 a night for 7 days. Our steward sadly 2 days in a row took our beach towels and forgot to return them; which is a big no no considering their $30 a piece if considered stolen. I hunted him down to get them those 2 days. 8. Deck 8 was our room. The rocking was never really bad I would say 2out5 we were in the front as well interior. 9. Comedy club was I would say above average. We had 4 comedians and 3 were always average. 10. Food on lido deck was average. Sometimes cold if you ate after 2 when coming back to boat on port days. It felt sort of disorganized with all the meats in to different areas of ships. 11. Pizza pirate was average. The pizza is thin as 2 dollar bills. The logistics of it idk but there was usually a line with a wait during the day. 12. Burger joint. Not something I want when laying out in sun. To hot to have a big greasy burger. Went and pooped about a hour after having one. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
this Was the fourth cruise with Carnival. All the others had been outstandingly enjoyable so was really looking forward to this one. Another couple that has traveled with us in the past was also with us on this one. They had never been to ... Read More
this Was the fourth cruise with Carnival. All the others had been outstandingly enjoyable so was really looking forward to this one. Another couple that has traveled with us in the past was also with us on this one. They had never been to Nassau and none of us had spent enough time in Key West. The ship, although rather aged in cruise vessels, was very well maintained. Not much rust was apparent and the ship was clean. The staff was exceptional as was expected. We ate our evening meal in the main dining room and the food was good but not as good as other cruises. The entertainment was very disappointing. The main shows lacked enthusiasm, the only bands were in the atrium and it was always crowded. I have always enjoyed the piano bars but it was always hard to find seating except on the Glory. My wife and I went to the piano bar and I was shocked to see so many empty tables and chairs. That is until the pianist begin playing and singing. He should not be allowed to be anywhere near a microphone. One more thing, although the staff was very good, they seemed to be understaffed and overworked. My sister in law stated that had this been her first cruise she doesn’t think she would ever take another. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
This was our second cruise, the first being with Princess last year. This time we took our kids, ages 9 and 13. Because of adding them, cost wise we opted to go with Carnival. I knew going in that the experience wouldn’t be the same as ... Read More
This was our second cruise, the first being with Princess last year. This time we took our kids, ages 9 and 13. Because of adding them, cost wise we opted to go with Carnival. I knew going in that the experience wouldn’t be the same as with Princess, especially in regards to food, but I did think that because Carnival owns Princess, the overall service experience would be similar. Also, we have several friends that have been on Carnival cruises and had positive experiences, so we went in with an open mind. This cruise had a lot of pros and cons for me and my husband. Overall it wasn’t BAD, but it certainly wasn’t GREAT. Pros: * My kids both loved the kids club activities. Even my teenager. * The shows we did go see were actually really good. Especially the epic rock performance. * Our room was actually very nice. Beds were extremely comfortable, and we had a decent amount of space for 4 people in one room. * The movie selections for movies under the stars were fairly decent. We saw Aquaman, Venom, and Wreck It Ralph 2, all of which we hadn’t seen yet. *Disembarkation and Embarkment actually went extremely smoothly. Though we had to go on a bit of a search for disembarkment info (the televised info kept glitching and restarting and we never received a flyer with the info). We chose to carry our luggage off ourselves and we were off the boat, through customs, and in our car by 8:45. Cons: * We were extremely underwhelmed with the main dining room food. I had a bowl of penne pasta that was so al dente that some of it crunched. My husband had an appetizer that was supposed to be “beef skewers served with fresh island pineapple”, that ended up just being two small pieces of beef jerky chunk meat on some kind of quickly tossed cabbage with no skewers or pineapple. Extremely unappetizing to look at. That’s just a couple of examples. We ultimately ended up not bothering to go back to the main dining room, because we could get the same underwhelming food on the buffet and not have to deal with the scheduling headache. *The entertainment schedule. We had the late 8:15 dining option. However, the schedule is built that main activities such as shows are at 7:30 or 9. Neither of which worked if you wanted to eat in your dining room. Had I known about the entertainment schedule, I probably would have chose the anytime dining. But we really liked having an assigned dining time and servers on our last cruise. It allowed us to get to know people. Additionally, there just didn’t seem like there was a lot of options of things to do that aren’t thinly veiled sales pitches. And yes, I know that’s a cruise ship thing, but this one felt like it was a solid 75% of the “entertainment”. There would be huge blocks of time on most sea days where you just didn’t have anything to do if you didn’t want to get a cold sale. The art gallery on Glory is stored in the White Heat nightclub that I guess they don’t use anymore, and a small tucked away room hidden in the entrance of the golden dining room. So you couldn’t even easily walk around and just look at the art if you were bored. * The food option schedule- the closing times on the food choices made no sense at all to me. The taco place and the bbq place close at 2:30 on sea days and 3:30 on port days. Guy’s Burgers closes at 6. I didn’t understand why these would be closed during dinner time at all, and I certainly don’t understand why some would close on sea days when everyone is on the ship and lines are longer at all food places. * State of the ship- my husband is a mariner, so we understand how hard it is to upkeep a ship, particularly one that is constantly exposed to salt water. However, the amount of rust all over the ship was pretty sad. Additionally, they seem to be dealing with some significant water issues. The 12th deck by the kids club had fans running on the carpet for almost the entire cruise, and the smell of mildew was extremely strong. On the second day of the cruise we were walking on the 4th deck and water was gushing out of a closet where they keep equipment. We notified staff and they were still working on it the next day when we went into port. On more than one occasion you’d hear gurgling sounds in the walls that were NOT the normal cruise sounds of flushing toilets or a shower running in a nearby state room. There were a few different times and spots where you’d see the fans blowing on wet carpet. * Service- This one might be slightly nit picky, but it was something I noticed that definitely effected my enjoyment. The service on this cruise was nowhere near the service I got on Princess. This could mostly be explained by ratio, I think princess operates at closer to a 2:1 ratio where Carnival is closer to 3:1. However, at one point I asked a dining room server where I could get a soda and she instructed me I needed to go to the bar and get it myself. The bars are the only places to get a soda, which I didn’t love. I didn’t like having to wait in multiple lines to eat and get a drink, and I wasn’t a huge fan of my kids having to go sit at the bar to order their own sodas. I don’t understand why they can have the self serve beer stations but not have self serve soda machines with similar card swipe situations. Hopefully this all made sense and you guys understand I’m not trying to sway anyone for or against Carnival. This is just what my family noticed. I think there’s a perfect fit for every kind of vacationer. We aren’t sit by the pool and drink people, and like to have a full list of options to do. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
The ship was overcrowded wasn't enough places to sit by the pool area and staff would constantly make people get up off their lounge chairs on lido deck so they could do some kind of activity. State room was hot and stuffy, water in ... Read More
The ship was overcrowded wasn't enough places to sit by the pool area and staff would constantly make people get up off their lounge chairs on lido deck so they could do some kind of activity. State room was hot and stuffy, water in state room showers could not be regulated it was degrees of hot to really really hot! Food in dining room was average at best . Planned activities were overlapping so much so that eating in the dining room was almost impossible embarking was good very slow to get off ship !!!! Really enjoyed karaoke and the the young lady that ran it ! Shore excursions were really expensive for what you got ! Dont think I will sail on the glory again it was not worth all the issues that I had to deal with . Kids had a good time they liked the all the time ice cream . Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We were excited to cruise to the ports on the extended cruise for 25th Anniversary. Little did we know it would be a 80s themed cruise both entertainment and passengers. If we did ...we never would have booked it. Be aware when we got back ... Read More
We were excited to cruise to the ports on the extended cruise for 25th Anniversary. Little did we know it would be a 80s themed cruise both entertainment and passengers. If we did ...we never would have booked it. Be aware when we got back and I called Carnival told me that the older age group is common for the Journey Cruises. (Didn’t see that in the description)Other than that I can’t say enough about the crew, they were awesome. The cabin we had was nice for an older ship. We did love all of the ports and excursions. We snorkeled at all. But the repetition of entertainment was hard. For 12 days you need a bigger variety. We got bored. We have been on other cruises and will cruise again. Just not on a “Senior Cruise” lol. We are in our 50s not wild but do like to have fun! I’ve never been on a cruise that there was no dancing by the pool on sea days. The repetitive music was killing us if I never hear Hotel California on a steel drum I will die a happy woman. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
This was my 3rd cruise on Carnival and while we had fun it just wasn't their best effort. The ship is tattered and torn, the entertainment was disappointing with the exception of the comedians they were pretty good but the other shows ... Read More
This was my 3rd cruise on Carnival and while we had fun it just wasn't their best effort. The ship is tattered and torn, the entertainment was disappointing with the exception of the comedians they were pretty good but the other shows were pretty lame. The food started out pretty good but Guy's Burgers was a let down from my previous cruise, the dining room was tasty at first as well but the last 2 nights they dropped the ball I was disappointed with everything except the desserts they were good. The ship in general must be due for dry dock there was just a lot that seemed to be in need of repair, soft spots in the floor, uneven floors and quite a bit of rust. They seemed to be working on the ship at every port with crazy amounts of noise coming from unknown areas. This was my first time in a balcony room we were in 8381 which was under the dining area of the lido deck, it was noisy but not from the people something sounded like it was it was big and heavy rolling on the deck above at night, it was quite annoying at night which was the only time that it was heard. The room was ok, the TV remote worked randomly but then they offer nothing to watch. I get it they want you out spending money but really the TV sucked. The cabin Stewart only cleaned out room once a day which was quite a change from the past when they were in the room as much as I was. The ports were ok except for St. Thomas, 10 ships at the same time was just to many people we went to Megan's bay and I wasn't impressed we has 10 times the fun on the beach in Grand Turk right off the ship on the beach with a lot less people. In general I love cruises this was my 5th and I'm sorry to say it was probably the least fun of all of the others cruises. I'll probably go on Carnival again but I will put a lot more time into researching the age of the ship and as to how many ships will be in port at the same time. I do have to give them credit the embarkation and disembarkation was the best that I have ever witnessed, it was quick on and off. The Miami airport that is a nightmare I'll probably go with Canaveral or New Orleans next time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
As stated in the title, the Crew, Entertainment, and Activities were great! They sure know how to keep you busy, but we were not impressed with the shape the ship was in. Our cabin had dirt in the crevices, the gasket around the window was ... Read More
As stated in the title, the Crew, Entertainment, and Activities were great! They sure know how to keep you busy, but we were not impressed with the shape the ship was in. Our cabin had dirt in the crevices, the gasket around the window was peeling off, the sink in our room wouldn't go down (this was fixed), our shower drained so slowly that the first night we flooded the floor in the bathroom (this was fixed as well). As for the rest of the ship, there were dents in the elevators, broken glass, broken doors, pictures barely hanging on. It just did not impress us. In fact, my husband said if this was the first cruise he ever went on, he'd never go on another cruise again. Also, they only had one side of the buffet open at a time for lunch and dinner. The BBQ and Taco place are only opened from Noon-2:30. They were two of the best places to eat on the ship. Now for the good things. The steak house was to die for. We walked away stuffed. The crew was great, like they normally are. William, our room attendant always went out of his way to acknowledge us and greet us with a smile. We played trivia, BINGO, and went to the comedy club and the nightly entertainment. The guys and gals in the Motown, Island Party and Epic Rock were outstanding. We had a blast going to those shows. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We are platinum members with the Carnival Cruise line. We have been loyal to them because we enjoy the fun on the fun ship. We did a B2B January 2- 19...eastern/western Caribbean. The quality of the food, especially on the buffet, and ... Read More
We are platinum members with the Carnival Cruise line. We have been loyal to them because we enjoy the fun on the fun ship. We did a B2B January 2- 19...eastern/western Caribbean. The quality of the food, especially on the buffet, and the temperature of the ship were our main complaints. We didn't go on a Caribbean cruise to freeze in our room, the dining room and all lounges. We didn't go to one comedy show because it was just too cold. We tried to go - we bundled up in sweaters, jackets and blankets. Embarkation and disembarkation went well with no complaints, we didn't really enjoy the entertainment because unfortunately we saw most of the evening shows and it was just too cold to use the Ebony lounge where the comedy shows are held. We did enjoy the Blue Bar where karaoke is held. We went to the cruise critic meeting where we spoke with our cruise director about the temperature and he attributed it to the ship being cooled by zones that they can't control individual rooms. We didn't enjoy these two cruises at all. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We decided to choose this cruise because of the western itinerary, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. We have never been to Honduras or Belize and figured this would be a good opportunity to see those places . Two of the ... Read More
We decided to choose this cruise because of the western itinerary, Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. We have never been to Honduras or Belize and figured this would be a good opportunity to see those places . Two of the ports you had to take the water shuttle to the island, that was Grand Cayman and Belize. In Belize it was a 20 minute ride. The water taxi is ok but you spend time waiting to get on and off. The food in the main dining room was terrible. Food was over cooked. We ended up eating at the Emerald Steakhouse. That was an additional cost for us but at least we got a good meal. The pizza station and deli stations were good. I had a facial, massage and keratin hair treatment at the Spa. My husband had a facial, massage and acupuncture. Do not recommend. The fitness center is next to the spa. It was very noisy. Not relaxing at all!!! There were kids running all over the ship. Even while in our room... all you heard was kids running the hallways!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
The food was not great, in fact as a foodie, I would describe it as mediocre. Dinner was best, but still not stellar, desserts were the best part of every meal. Even the kids thought it was gross. One of a small list of reasons we chose a ... Read More
The food was not great, in fact as a foodie, I would describe it as mediocre. Dinner was best, but still not stellar, desserts were the best part of every meal. Even the kids thought it was gross. One of a small list of reasons we chose a cruise over a resort vacation was for the food. I've been on 5 cruises (my 2nd Carnival) and this was by far the worst food I'd ever had on a cruise, unless you went to the steakhouse and paid (approx $50 per person with the required gratuity). Which was frustrating because it proved that Carnival had the ability to make delicious food, but chose not to. This made me believe that they did this intentionally to get patrons to pay for the steakhouse. The steakhouse was amazing, the best steak I have ever had in my life. I was so full from all the yummy food that I couldn’t even think about dessert. If you had large groups for dinner, you usually had to wait more than an hour for a table and there weren’t any snacks nearby to hold people over. You couldn’t make a reservation for the regular dining, so we had to wait every night or break up our group to eat dinner. It would have been great if Carnival would have allowed all groups over 6 or 9 to make reservations. I learned to get a small snack prior to dinner to keep from feeling sick from hunger. The only 24 hour food is pizza (mediocre at best) and usually had long lines after bars let out...which makes sense. My husband has a gluten sensitivity and so for a late night snack he had to order pizza and only eat the toppings (not a lot of food and a waste). They did pretty good at getting pizza out quickly, but you couldn't really special order because of this. Usually there was pepperoni available and if you wanted anything else, you'd have to wait a while. It would have been great if Carnival offered other 24 hour options, but considering how poor the food was to begin with, I suppose this would not have made a big difference. Breakfast buffet lines were long (we did not try it during lunch, but I would assume the same). We waited 20+ minutes for breakfast because they had to serve us our bacon, yet we were able to serve ourselves everything else. The layout of the buffet didn't make any sense. They had cereal, small milk, yogurt and fruit at the very beginning (this should have all been placed in the "continental breakfast " area). Then there was the exact same items every single day (eggs Benedict that was not very good at all, scrambled eggs that seems like some kind of egg substitute, sausage, grits, oatmeal, baked beans, some kind of potato and bacon that had to be served to you, and pancakes and french toast. The compote was placed before the grits and pancakes, so you had to have it running all over your plate). Then there was a rope which made it difficult to leave the line, and caused congestion. Directly past the rope was an omelette station, which added to the congestion and the line. Previous cruises I have been on have had a theme for their meals, so that you weren’t stuck eating the same thing daily. They may have done this for the sit down breakfast, but we only had the buffet for breakfast, so I am not sure. The taco place had Huevos Rancheros which were decent. There was limited lounging in shade near the pool and other areas on the ship and workers did not remove peoples towels from seats that were "saved" even though this is supposed to be against ship guidelines. I enjoy the heat, but am not a fan on being in direct sunlight, so I did find this disappointing. It would be helpful if Carnival invested in umbrellas for the patio for guests whom would just like to lounge. If you are a drinker, buy the drink package. If not, bring soda and water for your room or you'll regret it. We were not allowed to purchase the drink package for just a single day like we had wanted to do for our way home, which was disappointing. We didn’t have the extra $900 for a drink package for 2 people (which is absurdly priced, if you ask me). I would have liked to have just been able to have a beer and wine package, since my husband is a beer drinker and I am a wine drinker but this was not an option without paying the $900 for the full drink package. We did purchase 2 bottles of booze for our room prior to the cruise, only 1 showed up the first night and we had to run around the ship trying to track down the other….they weren’t not planning on bringing it. 2 bottles was the max allowed for the whole trip (which we thought was silly since the drink package is 15 drinks per person per day), but we didn’t end up using it all because it was such a pain to walk back to the room every time we wanted a drink. I wouldn’t recommend doing this. The drinks that we purchased from the bar were always super weak and expensive (at least $10 each, plus gratuity). Please keep in mind that I have cruised with other cruise lines and this was never the case with them. Other cruise lines also offer a beer and wine package too. Our cruise consultant had told us prior to the cruise that if we precorked our own wine that we brought to dinner that we wouldn't be charged the $15 corkage fee, but we were. Just something else for Carnival to nickel and dime us on. The adult area was good, but had limited shaded seating and VERY few cabanas. There was also no food options in the adult area. They could easily provide hotdogs or pretzels or other things. My 13 and 14 year old said the club area was awful, but that the next club up had tons more amenities. Which is disappointing because one of the main reasons we chose the Glory was based off of reviews for kids. She and her friend never went to the club and while they enjoyed our vacation, they were super disappointed in the Glory. The $5 messaging app is pretty cool to keep in touch with your group. I would highly recommend you get this. You connect to the ships wifi (not the one that you pay for) and keep your phone in airplane mode. We had a group of 18 people, so it made it very handy to meet up. One of our friends purchased the wifi and said it was super slow. I would not recommend purchasing it. I loved the piano bar. It was super fun. It did close at 1am and the service was pretty slow usually. I know how hard the employees are worked, so I wouldn't complain about that too much. Comedy was also pretty good, but only lasted about half an hour, so wasn't really worth our time to do. Our stewardess and all the employees were amazing and super friendly. I would recommend bringing a lot of $1 bills to tip employees with. I know there is a required gratuity, but I do not know how much of that actually makes it into the lower employees pockets. If you’ve ever read reviews from cruise line employees, you’ll see why I say this. The sports bar was poorly designed. The tables behind the bar were lower than the seats at the bar. Therefore, patrons sitting at the tables couldn't see a single full screen due to the patrons sitting at the bar. It made it very difficult to enjoy the game. Be aware of Ship time versus the time on your phone. They are not always the same and the ship goes off of ship time. The Carnival Hub app, always displayed ship time, so that was helpful. The Check in process was super quick and easy. If you check in early, which was easy, your room will not be ready. So, you will have to hang by the pool until it’s your designated time to arrive. And you will not have your room key yet, so if you want a beverage, it will be out of your own pocket. I would recommend you not take your own bags upon check out. The elevators are always super slow and I am fairly certain they were not working at all on the day of check out. I had to carry a 50 pound bag down flights of stairs (I weigh 105 pounds)....this was not easy for me. The only downfall to having them move your bags is that they have to be left out the night before. So, you have to know what you plan on wearing and have everything packed up the night prior. I did receive a birthday gift card from Carnival, which was nice, but it was only good on certain services and I couldn’t use it the first day at sea. So, I did not use mine. Our port at St Thomas seemed way too early. I know that there are plenty of early birds out there, but we were staying up late most nights and to arrive at port at 8am was difficult, especially when going on an excursion. Luckily the weather was very nice, but snorkeling at 8am is generally not my idea of fun. Do your research ahead of time when booking excursions and also regarding the ports. We got off at Grand Turk and were hustled into paying for lounge chairs that apparently were free and provided by Carnival. While I do take responsibility for this, Carnival could have made an announcement to let their guests know that the chairs were free and not to pay the locals for them. There were also drug deals in plain sight and a fight among the locals in Grand Turk. It's not a place I need to go to again, even though the water was wonderful. One of our friends also had issues in Dominican Republic with a cab driver taking them to places they said they didn't want to go and other friends had issues with the excursion people trying to guilt them into tipping. This has nothing to do with Carnival (other then the Grand Turk port), but felt it was important to note for others traveling in those places. Usually you can get the same excursions or better for way less if you don't book through Carnival. Booking through Carnival is convenient though. We LOVED the excursion that we did in DR and given how dirty and not safe DR is, we were very glad we chose this. It was an excursion to a big home with shuttle and beach with open bar and a super yummy lunch. There were 2 offered but based off of reviews (1 mentions dirty water with a condom floating), we went with the other and it was amazing. Mama was our host and if I went to DR again via a cruise, this would be the only excursion I would want to do. All in all, I have to say that the cruise was ok, but I'm going with a different cruise line next time. If the food had been better and if they offered a lower price beer/wine package I'd give Carnival another try, but it wasn't worth the money in the long run. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This was our first cruise, so you know we were excited! There were a few issues, but over all I had a nice time. That doesn't mean I'm not shopping for a different cruise line for the future. As I was reading the others posts ... Read More
This was our first cruise, so you know we were excited! There were a few issues, but over all I had a nice time. That doesn't mean I'm not shopping for a different cruise line for the future. As I was reading the others posts about Glory November 2018, I was agreeing with everything that was said. The amount of children under 12 running around unsupervised was ridiculous. The last night, there were a hot tub filled with kids being loud and obnoxious. We even witnessed arms swinging as kids were shouting at each other. That went on for about 10 minutes before a worker stepped in. Other times, you had to watch out that a child didn't run by you as you were carrying your plate of food. I agree the casino was generous in the beginning, the food was ok, I wish there were other options for after 6pm to eat at. We even were asked to move out of our assigned seats on the 3rd night in the dining room so another family could sit there. Room service was extremely slow and when they come, there is a slight tap on the door. We missed them a few times. I would recommend they add a smoking area in the adult area, so that adults could just stay up there secluded from most of the kids. There are 2 outside smoking areas, but so crowded Our room was comfy, clean , and our steward was so friendly. We had an Interior and I didn't hvae any issues with motion sickness as I assumed I would. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Have been on worse ships, this was outdated but we found it clean, funky smells in certain areas - (like in most ships) Lido deck, food selection not inviting. Day after day the same selections. Guys Burger and BBQ refreshing. Known for ... Read More
Have been on worse ships, this was outdated but we found it clean, funky smells in certain areas - (like in most ships) Lido deck, food selection not inviting. Day after day the same selections. Guys Burger and BBQ refreshing. Known for a younger crowd with families as it is affordable. Overall, we don't have complaints. Definately needs better elevator service and deportation was very disorganized. We enjoyed our time and relaxed. We are older so we dictated what and when we wanted to do things! I am in a wheelchair and getting on and off the ship from beginning to end was difficult. The ramps are too short and everything and everyone has to stop and wait on you. I did not like this, embarrassing and everyone is in a hurry and I got a lot of dirty looks and sighs! Until you have to be in a wheelchair you don't understand its inconvenience. I assume parents with strollers had the same issues! You just have to smile and apologize for inconviencing them! Would go again Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
1. Name of ship-Carnival Glory 2. Room #1298 3. date-November 2018 If you find anything in all the time and effort to putting this review together, please let me know with a helpful vote! 4. Pros-Servers, Phoebe and ... Read More
1. Name of ship-Carnival Glory 2. Room #1298 3. date-November 2018 If you find anything in all the time and effort to putting this review together, please let me know with a helpful vote! 4. Pros-Servers, Phoebe and Conrad, fast internet, Ship tour and meeting the captain, nice shows, good dining room food. 5. Cons- Poor Maitre d’ service, no maps provided for our ports (this was a first for us), No info that there was a Christmas theme day, Grand Turk, crowded Lido deck, smallest Atrium, left stateroom keys at your room. 6. Room- 7. Bed=A The main beds have the comfort mattresses but not the Pullmans, they are uncomfortable 8. Pillows=Our pillows were comfortable 9. Heating and air= We were kept comfortable, sometimes units don’t work well enough but this was fine. 10. Metal walls= Doors were and some walls. We always bring magnetized items like a grease board for the door, pen holders, kid magnets for the walls, magnet hooks, etc. 11. shower size= Well, it’s a cruise ship so small… it is a curtain style (see pic). 12. noise= There was some kind of electric machine near our room that we could hear run 10-30 seconds then shut off. It wasn’t obtrusive and never woke us up but something you noticed and wondered what’s that noise. The room location was actually pretty quiet other than our neighbors not know how to catch a door and letting them slam. 13. Bathroom- we REALLY like all shelves and large counter with 6 shelves attached to the mirror. It looked older but who cares, we care about storage for our stuff (see pic). 14. smooth= Not sure if it was the ship or the weather but we didn’t have much yaw or pitch (rocking). 15. weather= I’d say we got very lucky on this cruise because it rained and sea days and not on port days. The Dominican Republic didn’t start raining until after we boarded the ship. 16. Ship GPS= I’m glad that it appears that all the ships now have the on board tracking with ship info… Not sure if this the geek in me or what but I hated older ships not having that information on my TV. 17. internet=The internet (social package anyway) was pretty good on this ship even in my cabin allowing several pictures to be uploaded in just a minute or two, which by ship internet standards is pretty good. 18. Dining=We were a party of 5 and to our surprise we were seated at a 4 top table. We know it wasn’t our waiters’ fault and notified the Maître d’ assistant. The next day we went to her first and was informed that the tables are full and suggested to go to anytime dining (if we wanted anytime that is what we would have booked). We asked if anything opened to let us know as this should have never happened in the first place. Well, we were never moved to a proper table and in all the cruises we’ve been on with a party of 5 did they ever pull something like this. Apparently, they thought since we have a 5-year-old that you can just stick him on the end and not take up much room but anyone with kids knows how wrong this is. Of all the cruises we have always met the Maitre d’ and since he never came around, this person is an obvious fail for the Carnival Glory. Our lead server Phoebe was good when she was there but was out sick several days and the assistants English was poor and service was lacking I guess due to being shorthanded. 19. The table was in a high traffic area, but we were not cramped. 20. laundry=I don’t believe there is laundry facilities on this ship for the public, we did tour the laundry facility for dry cleaning and the ship’s hotel and crew. I was particularly impressed with the automatic sheet folder and how many sheets it can fold in a minute. PUBLIC AREAS 21. Atrium= The smallest I’ve ever seen so all the events were super crowded (see pic of me with the Billy Jean by Michael Jackson tile) 22. Smoking= Other than going by the casino (which they always put in an open high traffic area) Carnival has gotten better about restricting smoking in low traffic areas away from our kids which is much appreciated. 23. Lido deck/pool=A unique tiered setup (see pic) that made for getting around very difficult/crowded at the pool area as well as the many levels around the pool area. Would have been near impossible for a stroller or wheelchair to be used with all the stairs. Once you got a seat, it was fine for the outdoor screen with pretty good views. Per Cruise Critic 24. Personal Background Information=This was my 11th cruise and we often travel with my family of 2 young boys currently 5 and almost 2. We went with our good friends and this was their first cruise, 25. Travel To Port of Embarkation=Flew to FLL 26. Hotel Info (if any)= Stayed at the La Quinta Inn with free airport shuttle and arranged cruise port shuttle (see my review on Trip Advisory). 27. Embarkation=They assigned you a boarding number dependent on your arrival time and you took a seat in the meantime (appeared to be plenty of seating). We arrived an hour or more before our time and I think we were zone 6. Once ship boarding started, we were on board pretty quick. 28. Stateroom=1298 (inside) It seems unsafe to leave your room key at your room… what if someone goes in your room at takes a robe, who get charged for that? I understand it moves things faster but this doesn’t seem to be a good idea from a security standpoint. 29. Ship Info=Carnival Glory 30. Dining=early assigned, we always prefer so we get to know our servers and they know us. 31. Activities= - Children's Clubs 32. Staff & Service=Not much to say other than my 5 year usually loves going but he went once and never wanted to go back. We made him try again and the staff seemed friendly and tried to get him to engaged but he didn’t want to stay. This was odd for him. 33. Entertainment=Motown show with Motown music was enjoyable (I’m from Michigan so some bias there) but the shows quality on Carnival has really improved over past few years. Their ‘new’ LED screen really helped the effects of the shows. 34. Shore Excursions= Grand Turk: Not much to see here… was quoted a price and my 5 year old would be free (this is typical) but the driver tried to scam us saying I would have to pay full price for my kid. When I told him forget it and went to the tour operator, she told him that kids are free to take us or she would get another driver to do it. He then tried to get me to pay half for my kid and I told him no, then he begrudgingly agreed but I looking back wished I told him to get lost and go with another more honorable driver. Island is small, not much to see but an old lighthouse that wants $5 just to go into the yard (not climb it) and wild donkeys. Beautiful waters though we didn’t swim here. St Thomas: Sky ride has spectacular views and well worth the money to get awesome pictures of your ship and port. Cheap souvenirs up here too, just shop around a little bit. Puerto Rico: We took a taxi to Castillo San Filipe del Morro (the big fort) and walked back to the ship and stopped at the smaller Castillo de San Cristobal fort. I really enjoyed the big fort, I’ve been to several and the size of this one was impressive. My wife thought the walk back to the ship was much longer than the taxi driver led us to believe, but it was downhill and not too bad for the rest of us. Dominican Republic: Have to admit it was my favorite but we never went outside of the cruise theme park type of port. We all enjoyed the monstrous swim park very much, they even have a kids water splash pad. Everything was very close, a lot to do in the port but as far as getting any knowledge of the island, it’s people or life on the island I got none. Maybe next time we will, maybe not since we enjoyed it so much. 35. Disembarkation=We always pick last to get off, go to the dining room as late as possible and just hang out until the crowd clears. Our waiter Conrad encouraged us to stay, he was a hoot and we immediately liked him. We complimented him on how well he treated us and he shared that he is a Christian and in over 15 years of service is what he lives to do personally and professional. We would have loved to have always had him as our sever with his magnetic personality. 36. Summary=Other than the dining debacle that was never resolved, we had a very good time and look forward to sailing again on the Carnival Glory. If you found anything helpful in all the time and effort putting this review together, please let me know with a helpful vote! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Positive....the crew and staff......Negative, everything else, interior fabrics such as curtains, chair covers on their last leg, entertainment is high school level, food is hit and miss, no where to eat after 11pm except pizza or room ... Read More
Positive....the crew and staff......Negative, everything else, interior fabrics such as curtains, chair covers on their last leg, entertainment is high school level, food is hit and miss, no where to eat after 11pm except pizza or room service. Im not a party person however I don't sleep well and often just want something to drink or snack on and there is no place to go for that. I was on this ship Nov 2017 and than again Nov 2018 and nothing and I mean absolutely nothing has changed in the way of onboard games, activities and shows (only the singers and dancers). I was so disappointed. Its like paying to see the same movie over and over and over, nothing to new to look forward to. The Hasbro, Clue, Lip Sync are so lame (Im 67) and to play Bingo is $20 a game!! Unless your a casino player theres not much to do on sea days. The pools and hot tubs were taken over by kids under 12 except for the Serenity Deck and that pool is REALLY small and one hot tub was even open on that deck. All in all Im rethinking about doing a Carnival ever again, I think it might be worth an extra $100 each to try a different cruiseline. I will state again that the crew folks were wonderful. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This Ship is old and needs to be updated, deck looks old and washed out. crew members are very nice and always looking to help. food needs to be worked on, meals were cold in the buffet area. i had an ocean view room with extremely dirty ... Read More
This Ship is old and needs to be updated, deck looks old and washed out. crew members are very nice and always looking to help. food needs to be worked on, meals were cold in the buffet area. i had an ocean view room with extremely dirty windows so i couldn't enjoy the view i paid for because the windows were so dirty. rugs in the state room was dirty. the food selection for kids is very very unhealthy. i am not a healthy freak but come on. i was on a 7+ day cruise and the only things on the kids menu were mac and cheese, hot dogs, pizza, and chicken nuggets. that is awful! the soups offered for adults were on the spicier side so i couldn't offer it to my toddler. so he ended up eating spaghetti, and rice the whole trip. fruit selection is also very poor. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
The Good Embarkation & debarkation were smooth and efficient in Miami, and perhaps as quick as we’ve seen it. The cabin (Grand Suite 7315) was clean, and the stewards attentive without being intrusive. Our evening waiter staff ... Read More
The Good Embarkation & debarkation were smooth and efficient in Miami, and perhaps as quick as we’ve seen it. The cabin (Grand Suite 7315) was clean, and the stewards attentive without being intrusive. Our evening waiter staff were friendly and prompt most nights (the first night dragged a bit), even while having to deal with some difficult guests (see The Awful below). We had many nice conversations with a variety of Carnival employees from buffet waiters and other service staff to performers, fun ambassadors, and an HR manager. Very good experiences at the ports, with San Juan, St Thomas, and Amber Cove in excellent shape despite last year’s hurricanes (Grand Turk is still in rough condition across much of the island). Especially in St Thomas and St John, locals we encountered were grateful for the cruise ships bringing guests, given that the resort hotels will be offline for another year or more. Food was better than expected at both the evening dinner and at the Lido buffet, and not at all unpleasant. Overall, the Carnival staff seemed to be on their game the whole trip with some minor exceptions you might honestly experience anywhere. Camp Ocean kept the children very entertained, though it is a bit smaller on Glory than the larger or more recently renovated ships. Two very serious medical emergencies, one requiring the ship to backtrack 3 hours to Amber Cover, were handled professionally and with enough information given to guests as it related to our debarkation day instructions, which were updated the last morning efficiently as we came into port 3 hours late. The Meh Glory is definitely showing her age, which is well-worn, but not broken-down. Many exterior steps leading off the Lido deck are starting to delaminate due to rust, and there are many dings, scratches, and dents on wall surfaces in hallways, restaurants, and other public spaces. Even our suite had some superficial damage indicative of a life well-lived. Some areas seemed to be in better shape than others, as if the Glory is receiving periodic interior repairs here and there, but the ship does feel a bit dated in some places and in need of a serious refresh in the near future. From an entertainment standpoint, the cruise director, Brittney, was a bit two-dimensional, almost as if she were reading from a script (not a lot of spontaneity and off-the-cuff humor that other directors can have), but she was pleasant. Evening shows in the Amber Lounge were also fine, but they were stock Carnival productions seen across the fleet for the past couple of years and in need of a little refresh. For the first several days, a variety of up-sell service providers were really pushing their sales packages aggressively, but that seems to be the nature of cruising these days anywhere you go. And for whatever reason, there was a consistent discrepancy on the printed Fun Times for movies and a few other events. The Awful If you look at the key cards of guests, you’ll see blue ones for first time cruisers, red for those with several trips under their belts, and then going on up into the gold, platinum and diamond realms. This cruise had a large contingent of first time cruisers with blue cards, often in large family clans (one over 60 people strong) that behaved in a rude, impatient, and at times ugly manner that dominated the atmosphere of the ship most nights. Typical behavior included yelling and screaming down hallways well into the night, discourteous interactions with some of the Carnival staff (who went over and beyond with their own patience), and vocal dissatisfaction expressed when an unrealistic request couldn’t be accommodated (yes, one family made quite a scene when waiters couldn’t put tables together for all 40 members of the group in the Platinum restaurant). Other incidents observed during the trips include several fights amongst large groups of tween-aged children in the hot tubs, food thrown on the hallway floors (including someone eating chicken wings and discarding the bones on the carpet as they walked Hansel & Gretel style), the central staircase coated with popcorn and other foods between two decks one evening, and discarding of trash on floors rather than being left on tables to be collected. Drunkenness on the Lido was in full force the first day, where one first time cruiser vomited in the pool profusely, causing it to be drained and cleaned over the first 24 hours of the trip. At times, it was difficult to walk between decks as large cadres of tweens and young teenagers squatted on main staircases. Large families also brought their grudges from home onboard, and there were numerous yelling matches between members who probably don't normally get along in the first place. As one Carnival staffer carefully articulated to us towards the end the cruise, “I’ve never seen the ship quite this loud before.” However, these terrible cruisers were also not likely to be up prior to 11am, so during at-sea days the ship was fairly quiet in the mornings, and by and large they did not disembark at ports of call. We experienced a similar situation on the Carnival Sunshine in March, and several other cruisers we spoke to who had previously cruised exclusively with Carnival for many, many previous trips observed that behavior has steadily gotten worse over the past two years, particularly on the older, smaller ships. Anecdotally, the fun, party atmosphere Carnival promotes seems to be sliding towards something uglier and more classless. The Verdict Overall, the Glory and her staff can offer an enjoyable experience for cruisers, but there is nothing they can do with a ship dominated by rude, impatient, and obnoxious guests. We found the ship to be serviceable, if you don’t mind a little wear and tear, and the Carnival staff overall did a fine job. If you can schedule a cruise when these out of control families and their children are back in school, the Glory may be less obnoxious and have more of the fun, party atmosphere Carnival advertises and that many cruisers want to experience. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Given the limited selection at the time of my booking, I chose Carnival Glory because it has water slides (my kids definitely want them) and the price was within my budget. The moment I boarded the ship, I know I got what I paid for and ... Read More
Given the limited selection at the time of my booking, I chose Carnival Glory because it has water slides (my kids definitely want them) and the price was within my budget. The moment I boarded the ship, I know I got what I paid for and regretted that I didn't book my trip sooner so that I could have more options. 1. Ship Layout is poorly designed. - My first impression was the public areas are crowded. Given the capacity of the ship, the hallways should have been made wider. On one occasion, someone even fell off the stairs because the small lobby outside a restaurant was too crowded and the person had to stand at the stairs. - The decor is old-fashioned, like from the 80's. The ship shows its age with wear and tear in places. Possibly, poor daily maintenance is to be blamed. - What frustrated us more was the floor to floor access. On certain levels, there was no through access from one end to the other, meaning you need to go up one or two levels, go to the other end, and then come down. It was a pain especially in the first two days. 2. Cabin is adequately spacious but the bathroom is a bit disgusting. - We had an oceanview room and the size was decent, yet the furniture showed its age. - What disappointed me the most was there was an odor from the toilet, which smelled like pee. I had the janitor clean the toilet a couple times the first day and he also cleaned it everyday. The odor never went away. I believe it was because the flushing system is meant to be water-efficient such that it primarily relies on sucking the waste from the bottom; as a result, the wall of the toilet bowl was barely flushed. 3. Dining at the dining hall was good, with many options to choose from each day. Our experience with the buffet was just so-so. - They assigned you to a specific table in a specific restaurant for the entire cruise, which was both good and bad. It's good that your server knows your preference, e.g., we prefer water w/o ice and we had water w/o ice every time without having to tell the server again. It's bad if you don't like the location of your table. By the way, anytime dining does not mean it is open to anyone anytime during the time frame; it's only for those who selected anytime dining. - The menu in the dining hall offered many appetizers and some items are uncommon elsewhere, which we enjoyed. - The freshness of food in the dining hall can be improved. There is a difference between fresh steak and frozen steak. I understand this may be hard to address for a 7-day cruise where you can't get fresh food from the port everyday, but at a minimum, the salad should not be that stale. - The food in the buffet was generic, so not much to write about, except one thing. On more than one occasion, I found small flies hovering over the green salad and the fruit salad. - The wait staff was friendly and attentive. They remembered our names. Would I go back to Carnival Glory? I don't think so, at least not until they remodel the ship. Read Less
Sail Date August 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
Sail Date July 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
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
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
Sail Date June 2018
Fifth cruise and 3rd cruise line. Second cruise on Carnival. We took our kids on their first cruise on Carnival Victory last year. Despite what we had negatively heard about Carnival, the cruise on Victory was above our expectations on all ... Read More
Fifth cruise and 3rd cruise line. Second cruise on Carnival. We took our kids on their first cruise on Carnival Victory last year. Despite what we had negatively heard about Carnival, the cruise on Victory was above our expectations on all fronts. So my wife and I booked a 7-day for this Summer on Glory. Never again on Glory, and possibly never again with Carnival. The good - easy and fast embarkation, common areas of ship in pretty good shape for age, ALL staff we encountered practiced great customer service, excursions were all top-notch The Bad Food: Guy’s Burgers, Mexican, Deli, and Pizza all good, but limited availability for Burgers and Mexican - long lines for the other two. Buffet just not very good at all (and I’m not picky). Room: AC never got cold, we never kept covers on the bed and were still hot at night. Nearly everyone we spoke with had the same issue. Plus, rooms were so dated. Victory last year had renovated, and they were nice. These looked like 1982. Entertainment: Very poor. Comedians had a laugh or two in 30-minute shows. Theater shows were tragic. Again, Victory had a band in the orchestra pit, only tracks played on this. We left both early because we were bouncing in our seats laughing at how bad it was, and didn’t want to be disruptive. Overheard two performers at lunch one day discussing how they hate being on the ship and wondering how they can get out of their contracts. Finally, Fellow Passengers: Many we encountered were very nice and we got to know quite a few. We also understand with 3,000 people, you’re gonna find a jerk or two. But, the level of rudeness and disrespect from more passengers than we were comfortable with made for a not great time. We apologized to two separate tour guides on land for other people’s remarks regarding poverty in their countries. The level of ignorance these passengers displayed was embarrassing to us as fellow Americans. We had several experiences with passengers on board being mean to us or each other as well. Kids and adults ran down our hall late at night yelling and slamming doors...every night! Overall, we had fun because we are positive and fun people, but won’t step foot on Glory again. We may book with Carnival again on a newer ship that maybe is more expensive to weed out the riff-raff, but seriously doubting that right now. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Music was always way too loud wherever it was played. Could not see the musicals due to extremely loud . Have cut way back on food offered and quality. Don't get hungry at night!!! Meat in dining room poor quality. Tough, grissle ... Read More
Music was always way too loud wherever it was played. Could not see the musicals due to extremely loud . Have cut way back on food offered and quality. Don't get hungry at night!!! Meat in dining room poor quality. Tough, grissle and found hair and an herb branch In food. Will take another cruise line next time. Staff was wonderful to us though. The bed was so comfortable. Wish I had one at home our dining room servers were extremely nice. Just very disappointed that music was so loud that you could be almost deaf and it would still be loud. Unable to talk to the person next too me. Also so disappointed in quality and availability of food on off hours. Was so much better on our last Carnival cruise. Brandon and Yulena the shopping experts were awsome.Also Rositsa from Bulgaria was extremely nice. Not a cruise for 60's and up though. Caters to younger people Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Carnival Glory Ratings
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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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