A Fun Vacation on Carnival Glory!: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by mrs.azzi

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A Fun Vacation on Carnival Glory!

Sail Date: June 2008
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
My husband and I (both 27 yrs old) had a fabulous time on the Glory! We would definitely recommend this cruise to anyone looking for a laid back stress free vacation!

Saturday: My brother dropped us off at the Port around 1pm. Easy check-in, around a 30 minute wait in line. We went straight to the Maitre D and requested a table for 2. Not a problem, changed it for us without any hassle. We had the late seating at 8:15 in the Platinum Dining room. (We are so thankful for the late seating, we definitely would not be hungry at 6pm due to our continuous snacking throughout the day!)

We booked room 8371- a balcony room. Great location, easy to get up 1 floor to Lido deck. My husband complained that he could hear carts rolling around upstairs at nighttime, but I slept through it without a problem! The stateroom had lots of room and plenty of closet space. We loved our balcony and spent lots of time hanging out on it when we were coming in and out of port. We also loved More ordering a "mini-breakfast" before we headed up to the hot breakfast buffets and enjoying it looking out on the ocean. One of the ladies a couple decks down from us brought bubbles! What a great idea and fun for sail aways from all the ports!

Sunday: Day at Sea. We had fun hanging out around the Lido deck. We enjoyed a couple games of mini-golf and pretty much just hung around the pool and waterslides.

Sunday Night: Formal Night in the dining room. Lots of fun taking pictures afterwards- we ended up buying only one of them, but still fun to take. We ended up going back and changing into comfortable clothes and heading down to the Ebony Room to watch and make fun of the karaoke singers! Excellent entertainment!

Monday: Cozumel. We had been there before so we took our time getting of the boat and had a relaxing morning. We went to Casa Dennis for lunch (in a little square by the huge Mexican flag). We then booked a little snorkeling trip ($40 each) after we went shopping. The trip was from one of the local little glass bottom boats. Fun if you are looking to just go for 2 hour trip.

Monday Night: We went to the Supper Club. We were not impressed! They did not have snow crab legs on the menu. The service was horrible. Now we knew why it took 2 ½ hours to eat- just super slow! The food was supposedly a specialty but the food and service was much better in our dining room. I had the surf and turf (lobster and filet mignon). It was good, but nothing outstanding. My husband had the Porterhouse steak (24 oz). Again, he said it was good, but nothing different from the regular dining room. If we were to do it again, we would not book the Supper Club. Not worth the waiting around and the snotty waiters.

Tuesday: Honduras. We went to Gumbalimba Park and the Jolly Roger trip. We booked through Carnival and had a great time! The Jolly Roger catamaran trip was a lot of fun and the guides were great at pointing out interesting sea creatures. We even saw a nurse shark! Gumbalimba was just ok, wouldn't want to spend more than an hour there. Not a whole lot to do. No free food included. I got to take a picture with a parrot and 1 baby monkey. Wasn't like the pictures from others where the monkeys are free to jump on you. Just a guy with a baby monkey on a leash and he puts him on your shoulder to take a picture. I was kind of disappointed about the whole monkey thing, but my disappointment only lasted about 10 seconds because the surroundings are so beautiful. The bus ride back to port is about 45 minutes.

Wednesday: Belize. We booked a scuba diving trip through Carnival. It was awesome! The guys from Belize Dive Connection are great fun! The scuba boat picked us up from the ship so we had no need to use the tender. We were taken to The Belize Adventure Lodge which is on its own private mangrove island. We got our gear and then headed out to the dive site. Beautiful corals and lots of fish. We saw a spotted eagle ray, toadfish, eels, crabs, and lots of lobsters! We are both thinking about spending our next vacation at the Adventure Lodge, very reasonable rates, awesome location, and very friendly staff. I loved this scuba trip because the staff was very helpful in getting you in your gear, walking you to the edge, and putting on your flippers for you. They even transferred our gear for us for our second tank- super service!

Thursday: Day at Sea. We went on the galley tour! A definite don't miss! Can't believe how much food they make and serve!

Friday: Freeport, Bahamas. We took a $5 taxi cab into town to go to the beach and shopping. Beach wasn't that great, pretty crowded and no where to shower off. We went shopping across the street in the straw market for a couple souvenirs. We headed back to the boat to enjoy the rest of the day in the pool and waterslide. (No lines for the slide so we went at least 10 times in a row!) Total time spend in town (about 1 hour.. haha).

Saturday: Debarkation- we took our time getting off the boat and didn't want to wait in any huge lines. We waited until about 9:00 to go downstairs and get off the boat. It gave us enough time to eat breakfast and enjoy our morning. The customs line took about 30 minutes to get through.

Overall we had a great time on the trip and would definitely do it again! Less

Published 07/10/08

Cabin review: 8B8371 Balcony

Big closets, balcony door stays open by itself. Great location right under Lido deck and near stairs. A little noisy at night, but not bothersome. Nice balcony because there is an overhang from the Lido deck above us and it provides more shade than other balconies.

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