Love the ship, departure port, but not the ports of call.: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by johnl4th

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Love the ship, departure port, but not the ports of call.

Sail Date: July 2013
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: Boston
This was an amazing cruise, the ship is absolutely gorgeous with the fun ship 2.0 features. The Port of Boston as usual did an amazing job helping us embark and was very quick indeed. Also the convenience to the port from the Northeast is amazing! Boarding was at around 12, we got to the port around 10 and they started boarding minutes later. Being a frequent fun ship cruiser we see the little things that change from time to time and this time, we saw that they now have two dj's on every cruise and they were both playing nice music both in the Atrium and also on the lido deck. The bars have been an amazing addition both the Blue Iguana and Red Frog but they don't match the new pool side food options. The Taco/ Burrito bar named Blue Iguana Cantina has the freshest Mexican food you can get. Also we could not say enough about Guy's Burger Joint. One of our groups members who is a BIG burger eater and says that these burgers are the best he has EVER had. He can't wait for his next cruise More to have some more! Everything else was kind of nice about the ship. It is a Joe Farcus design which is always a draw back but the theme is "Colors" so the: Amber Palace, Green Room. Stuff like that were actually not bad and very creative. But with ANY cruise, there are draw backs. The port of call of St. Johns Canada is not to be repeated. The Weather turns sour when you go north towards there. It rains all the time there and the fog is atrocious. The fog horn is always blowing on the way there and back and losing the sun in the fog makes for a bad time pool side. Good thing for a large and fun ship.

If my name was Garry Cahill, I would bring the Glory back to Boston for the summer of 2014, and have Boston to Bermuda Cruises. The best cruise itinerary by far we have ever done. Miami is not the place to stash 24 ships. Spread the fun northward PLEASE!

Overall the Cruise ship gets a 8/10. The Port of Boston gets a 8/10 as well. BUT St. Johns get a -1/10.

If you are looking at a Glory Cruise, take it, you will have a fun time.

As you will on any Carnival Cruise. Less

Published 01/24/14

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