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We chose this cruise because we had never been on the Carnival Glory, and it just so happened to be the site of the 10th John Heald Bloggers' Cruise. John hosted a lot of private events for all of us who were part of the Bloggers' group. He was a fantastic host, and being a part of the group made this cruise very special. We had been to all of the ports, so we decided not to book any excursions on this cruise. The new Amber Cove port is very nice, and with the pool available to everyone, there was enough to do right at the port. The beach at Grand Turk is easily accessible from the ship, and it provides our beach "fix". We treated St Thomas as sea day and just enjoyed an empty ship. We walked around old San Juan and just soaked up the beauty. Our cabin #8247 was an inside cabin just one deck below lido. This was a great location with easy access to the Serenity Deck, which is our favorite daytime space. Our cabin steward, Rodel, took excellent care of us. He serviced our cabin twice each day, making sure that we had plenty of ice and fresh towels. We ate in the MDR each evening and enjoyed the American Table/American Feast choices. The food was better than it had been on previous Carnival cruises. It was well prepared and served hot. We were not terribly impressed with our wait staff for the first time in our many cruises. They were adequate, but not impressive. They replaced the "no charge" Fish and Chips lunch-time restaurant with a BBQ restaurant. There is now a Seafood Shack on the Aft Lido where you may purchase various seafood items. We always enjoy Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana at lunchtime. We spent a lot of time in the casino, and it did not seem to be as smokey as some of the ones on other ships. As always, we loved the comedians in the Punchliner Comedy Club. Very funny. The shows in the main theater were really good - especially the Cuban one. High energy and beautiful costumes. The Glory is going into dry dock in a few weeks to get a face lift in her public areas. She was showing some wear, but she is a great ship, and we'd sail on her again for sure.

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Carnival Glory Cruise Review by LetsGoTribe

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We chose this cruise because we had never been on the Carnival Glory, and it just so happened to be the site of the 10th John Heald Bloggers' Cruise. John hosted a lot of private events for all of us who were part of the Bloggers' group. He was a fantastic host, and being a part of the group made this cruise very special.

We had been to all of the ports, so we decided not to book any excursions on this cruise. The new Amber Cove port is very nice, and with the pool available to everyone, there was enough to do right at the port. The beach at Grand Turk is easily accessible from the ship, and it provides our beach "fix". We treated St Thomas as sea day and just enjoyed an empty ship. We walked around old San Juan and just soaked up the beauty.

Our cabin #8247 was an inside cabin just one deck below lido. This was a great location with easy access to the Serenity Deck, which is our favorite daytime space. Our cabin steward, Rodel, took excellent care of us. He serviced our cabin twice each day, making sure that we had plenty of ice and fresh towels.

We ate in the MDR each evening and enjoyed the American Table/American Feast choices. The food was better than it had been on previous Carnival cruises. It was well prepared and served hot. We were not terribly impressed with our wait staff for the first time in our many cruises. They were adequate, but not impressive.

They replaced the "no charge" Fish and Chips lunch-time restaurant with a BBQ restaurant. There is now a Seafood Shack on the Aft Lido where you may purchase various seafood items. We always enjoy Guys Burgers and the Blue Iguana at lunchtime.

We spent a lot of time in the casino, and it did not seem to be as smokey as some of the ones on other ships.

As always, we loved the comedians in the Punchliner Comedy Club. Very funny. The shows in the main theater were really good - especially the Cuban one. High energy and beautiful costumes.

The Glory is going into dry dock in a few weeks to get a face lift in her public areas. She was showing some wear, but she is a great ship, and we'd sail on her again for sure.
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Cabin 4F 8247
This was an inside cabin just one deck below lido. This was a great location with easy access to the Serenity Deck, which is our favorite daytime space. We were close to the steps and elevators. It was very quiet. Our cabin steward, Rodel, took excellent care of us. He serviced our cabin twice each day, making sure that we had plenty of ice and fresh towels.
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