Additive VIP: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by ganene

Carnival Glory 4
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Sail Date: January 2009
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Sept 11-18. We happened to get a very good deal on an ocean suite, which entitled us to VIP status..what's so great about VIP..Glory rep meet us at customs area/walked us pass the very long line of passengers waiting to board seated us in a nice area for our names to be called, sign & sale card were issued and we were on board in less than 15 mins. Debarking process was just as fast even if we did chose not to self assist. We were in zone 1 to be called. That was as far as it went, you still pay $3.95 plus 15% stocking fee for 20oz But the use of a bathrobe was nice. The suite was very roomy with a sitting area, separate dressing area, plenty of closets(yes more than one)plenty of drawer space.

That had been a very long time since we had sailed with Carnival..the service in the stateroom was excellent..not so much so in the dining room. Food, on the entire ship is just so-so. The entertainment is subjective. Some we like the other was just ok. (There More were 2 musical shows, a couple of com medians and an illusionist.)The cruise director had a heavy Hispanic accent and was hard to understand, but he was funny..Someone was always "in your face" with a camera or trying to get you to purchase drinks.

We stopped in St. John, Halifax, Portland & Boston(Carnival has plenty of excursion, but you can purchase them cheaper when you get off the ship)Because we were delayed in route to Halix(medical emergency)the excursion was cut short. If we had not already purchased we probably would not have gone. All in all a great cruise, just remember "it is what it is" or what you make of it!! Less

Published 09/27/10

Cabin review: 117283

Suite 2783 is on the starboard side,we were able to see a great deal of the ports as we entered. The seating are is a little cramped, but all in all quite roomy. Plenty of closet space,table surfaces,drawers and storage in the room. A separate dressing table, cabinet space & closets in an area before entering the shower/jacuzzi tub and double sinks in this area..All granite counter tops and flooring in bath area. Plenty of face soap, shampoo and body soap was furnished. A small package with 1 disposable razor, hand lotion, very small sample of tooth paste was furnished. There was ample task lighting and overhead lighting as well. Twin beds pushed together to make a king was somewhat uncomfortable. Pillows and other bedding was great. There were 2 large windows and a glass door (not sliding) to the balcony, which was big enough for 2 chairs and a small table(not lounge chairs) The separation between balconies blocked each others view but didn't stop the smoke from whiffing over. We were very please with the room.

Port and Shore Excursions

Boston is a fabulous city with loads of things to see and do. However, we have visited Boston on two other occasions and did not take any tours. Walking into the city would be a very long walk. We did take a bus (purchased tickets on the dock) into Boston Commons and Fenelia Square. You can stay as long as you like, buses run about every 15 mins., caution the area where you re-board to return to the ship gets very hectic, just have to be patient.

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If you chose you can walk into the city..not an easy walk. We took a bus tour to Peggy's cove. The road is very winding and we got a little unsettled. There is a nice restaurant there and the shops are spread out, so there is a good bit of walking required. The light house/post office is neat. The ride back took a different route and was much faster. We also went to the cemetery where many of the Titanic passengers are buried. This was most interesting. Agin, remember US currency is excepted, change will be in Canadian.

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Ship docks at Old Port area and there are many shops to explore. We walked around, then took a trolley tour $18.00 (much cheaper than the ship excursion) of the city and light house. This was very nice.

ship docks within easy walking distance. Representative of the City meets each guest (ladies are given a rose and the men a St. John's lapel pen) There is a small market area there. Everything in the city is up hill...the City market had a variety of foods to purchase. Us currency is excepted, but change will be given in Canadian.

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