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Carnival Glory Review

4.5 / 5.0
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Wonderful Family Vacation!

Review for Carnival Glory to the Eastern Caribbean
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SummersFamily
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Oct 2009
Cabin: Balcony
Traveled with children

This is my husband and my fourth cruise and our two daughters (ages 12 & 10) third....all with Carnival. We decided to leave the evening before the cruise to avoid the hassle the day of. Our flight left Milwaukee around 5:15pm and with a layover in Atlanta, we arrived in Orlando at 11:00pm. We rented a car and drove less than 10 minutes to stay at the Quality Inn Airport Hotel. It was nice and convenient seeing we arriving so late. The hotel offered a large contential breakfast. We left around 9:00am to head to the port. We made a stop to purchase two 12 packs of soda and for gas before arriving at the car rental return. Avis shuttled us over to the port. We were in line to check in by 10:45am. There were a lot of people ahead of us already checked in. Check in went smooth and by 11:15am we were sitting waiting for our number to be called. By 11:45am we were on the Lido deck eating lunch.

Our other cruises were on the Fascination (2 times) and the Imagination. So this was the biggest ship we have been on. We also decided to upgrade to a balcony room. What a treat! My husband loves to read and really enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a good book! We had a king bed, the couch that converts to a bed and an upper bunk. The room has lots of storage but with four in the room, it can be a little cramped. ...but who spends a lot of time in their room! The bathroom had a lot of shelving which came in handy. Our room was on the Panorama deck (deck 10), room 1060. It was perfect! We just had to walk four rooms down, go out the door and we were on the upper part of the Lido deck. Close to everything. We were two levels below Camp Carnival and one deck below the Spa and fitness center. Very handy. We made the comment many times how we LOVED the location of our room! Our room stuart was okay. He never asked our names, but always greeted us with a "hello" and a smile. Our room was always clean and we had a towel animal waiting for us every night. The day we arrived we asked him to take everything out of the refrigerator. He refused to empty it out. He said that everything must stay in or we would get charged. We brought some of our own soda along and there wasn't even enough room for one can. So we took everything out and put it in the cabinet next to the fridge. On Friday afternoon, we put everything back in before we would get charged. It would have been nice having an extra cabinet for our things....but we obviously did not let this ruin any of our vacation!

CAMP CARNIVAL / CIRCLE C Our youngest daughter (10 yrs) enjoyed going to Camp Carnival. It was nice that she could check herself in and out. They had many activities to keep her busy. Our oldest daughter (12 yrs) LOVED Circle C. She was with her friends most of the day. We made her check in with us every couple of hours and eat dinner with us each night. Most of the nights, they had activities until 12:30/1:30am.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin 8F

Great location, awesome balcony, not noisy at all!

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