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Carnival Glory Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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1st 7 day cruise after dry dock

Carnival Glory Cruise Review by 2ndrcclcruise

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2012
  • Destination: the Eastern Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

This was our 3rd cruise this year....b2b in Feb and March on the Miracle and our 1st cruise on the Glory. (probably last one also).

A few positives...our room steward and one drink waiter.

The 2 new production numbers were good.

The lounge singers (dont know their names a man and lady) were very good and the 2 guitar players were good also.

Very disappointed in the ship. The main dining room was always so cold we learned to wear jackets at all times and the food was cold as well. One night our whole table was served COLD coffee. When we brought it to the attention of our waiters they just laughed it off, but did return with hot coffee. We all decided not to go several nights because the service was bad and so was the cold food.

Dont like the new comedian venue. (no variety).

Several of our family members rooms had no hot water the 1st several days.

We were told that over 600 of the crew members were new...It showed. no team work.

We liked the new Burger joint and the Salsa bar. The buffet was bad at breakfast especially.

Many of the scheduled activities (deck parties etc) were either moved to a different spot or didnt happen at all. This is the 1st cruise I have been on that never had ANY midnight buffet and the chocolate buffet on the last day was very small.

I liked the deck plans of the ship and the beautiful colors etc, but even by the last day still found myself lost at times.

We learned one thing for sure...sailing on Holidays isnt all it is cracked up to be. San Juan being an American territory celebrates the holiday also and the only things open were a few bars. So that was bad planning on the part of the cruise line in my opinion. I dont really like getting off the ship and sitting in Senor Frogs all day cause nothing else is open.

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Cabin Review

Cabin 8D 9217

quiet location, had never been in the front of the ship before and it was really nice.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

St. Thomas

We did go on a zip line excursion, but not a ship sponsored one. It was truely the highlite of the trip. Tree Limon Experience is a new company. The lines are great and the whole experience was wonderful. Most of our family went on this and all agree...great experience.

San Juan

Cant really rate this port. Had been there several times before. We were there on Thanksgiving and most of the area was closed down..

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