Lots of Fun but little Sun: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by RxJenJen

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Lots of Fun but little Sun

Sail Date: November 2010
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Miami
Embarkation: one of the slowest ones I've been on. If you haven't cruised out of Miami yet, Carnival has started with self check in for embarkation. If you can, avoid this line and stick with checking in with a live person. You'll be on the ship much sooner!

The Ship: Overall nice and clean. The crew and staff members were constantly saying "hello" in the halls and on the decks. Ship was easy to manage.

Entertainment: We had 2 nights of shows cancelled due to the severe rocking of the ship. Gary the cruise director said that he would make announcements for alternate entertainment. Funny, we did not hear a single one. I've dealt with better cruise directors...don't know if he's a new one out there, but he still needs some polishing. Comedy club was great as an alternate to the shows in the main show room. Make sure you go early though, as the seats do tend to fill up!

Food: Typical Carnival fare. Same ol' goodies that you always see on the Fun Ships. More

Ports: Had our excursion in Nassau cancelled due to poor weather- good thing, as it was cold there! St. Thomas had 6 cruise ships total in port the day we were there- make sure you take an excursion in this port as downtown gets really congested with everyone shopping during this time of year. San Juan: did a Segway tour through segwaytourspr.com . TOTALLY AWESOME! If you want something different to do, look these guys up. Grand Turk: Went on the Catamaran Sail and Snorkel thru Carnival. Had fun, but the water was rough, so you didn't get a chance to get that far out from the boat.

Debark: Was off the ship by 8:15am, and heading back to the Ft Lauderdale aiport ( booked a non- Carnival transfer).

Overall Impressions: Liked the Glory, despite the bad weather and the lack of info from the cruise director. Will cruise on this ship again. Less

Published 11/17/10

Cabin review: 8C Balcony

Pretty quiet balcony room even though we were by the Atrium elevators. Would pick this location again!

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Port and Shore Excursions

Finally some sun! This is an excellent port for a beach day, so if you want to try snorkelling or scuba, this is the place to try it. Just wished the water was less choppy to enjoy it more.

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Didn't do much except walk around town- the locals are real friendly and will leave you alone if you say "no" unless you enter the straw market. If you don't want to be hassled, don't go there!

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Love this city and loved the Segway Tour that went to the old city and the fort. If you're looking for something unique and different to do I highly suggest this.

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Even though this was the 3rd time I've been to St. Thomas, it would have been more enjoyable if there wasn't 5 other cruise ships in port. I've been in St. Thomas when there's been only 2 other ships, and then the ship I've been on, and it's a lot more relaxed. I say stay away from this port in the winter time or go on an excursion while here.

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