Glory time: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by macfam

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Sail Date: August 2009
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
The cruise was very nice overall. The Glory had a new program to test using a "comedy club" program. We traveled with 12 people in 5 cabins, and everyone loved the comedians. They were a real high point on the ship.

I called Carnival before this cruise (our 9th) to see if the cabins had clocks. They told me yes, so I was disappointed to see that there were NO CLOCKS IN THE CABINS. It makes it hard to guess the times especilly in an inside room. Also, there are no outlets in the bathroom (no nightlight options). The beds were very comfortable, and the service on board was adequate. I do think that the new automatic tipping is far less awkward, but I feel some of the staff aren't working as hard to please as before.

The ship was pretty clean in most areas, but someone had thrown up on the miniature golf course on the first day, and it remained there for the rest of the cruise.

The Glory has hired Funtastic Fun Dude (Jeff) as the warm up act More (he also runs some contests/ trivia on board). We all felt that he tried too hard, and while nice enough wasn't funny. He could talk very fast, and maybe should try being an auctioneer for the onboard art auction instead. Less

Published 08/21/09

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This was a beautiful port, make sure to watch the ship's entrance into the port. We walked around the Hilton hotel, and spent the day on a free public beach called Junkanoo, only a 15 minute walk from the port. There was pop available for 1.00 at many stands, and a very clean bathroom with changing rooms available. We also bought fresh coconuts for 3 or 4 dollars that were really a treat.

There are hair braiders, and necklace sellers around. As well as children (during the summer) trying to sell the use of beach chairs. They aren't too pushy, and we had a nice talk with a woman (selling jewelry) named Carol.

There is a large concrete pier that our kids loved jumping, flipping and diving off of. We also saw a nice variety of fish and even a sea turtle there. The wildlife was unfortunately outnumbered by beer and soda cans and bottles on the ocean floor. Sad to see.

Lots of fun, and very relaxing day. We were tired after a day in the sun, and opted for a cab ride back to the ship which we paid ~20.00 for 9 of us. The driver offered to take us on a Paradise Island tour for $50.00 for all of us, but we were ready to get back on board.

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