Carnival Glory Review: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by dclyons23

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Carnival Glory Review

Sail Date: July 2011
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Just returned from a 4 night cruise to St. Johns, Canada aboard the Carnival Glory. We travelled with our 3 children and stayed in two cabins (one double and one triple) with ocean views. Overall, I would give this cruise a 2.5 star review.

The Pro's:

-Good "intro" to cruising

-The evening shows were great and not crowded (at least the early shows)

-The cabins were fairly spacious

-The ship was well maintained and clean

-The food was pretty good

The Con's:

-The ship felt crowded, especially the areas around the pools.

-Not enough thought/emphasis on activities (the pool water was too cold on any day other then the embarkation day to actually use). It seems like they "phoned in" all the planned activities.

-Do not book a cabin near a stairwell/elevator (very noisy)

-Do not book a cabin below the galley (very noisy)

-If your kids are not into "camps" (which looked cheesy), not a More ton for them to do on this ship (one basketball hoop, one volleyball net, a small mini golf course)

-The lines at the buffet could get very long (especially at the pizza place and mongolian wok).

-The free beverages (ie. lemonade and iced tea) were terrible.

-The one port of call (St. Johns, Canada) is like pulling into Pittsburgh. We didnt book any excursions but paid a taxi driver to take us around (which saved us about $150 over the 1 hour "trolley" tour). Not much to see there but had a nice indoor market.

Overall, I would say that if you are looking for your first family cruise, this may be a good start. Its relatively inexpensive, only 4 nights and a good "learning" experience. My parents, who have been on numerous cruises on numerous cruise lines did note that this was one of the worst ones they have been on. Less

Published 07/17/11

Cabin review: 6J Scenic Ocean View

The cabins we had were fine. One word to the wise, location, location, location. Really study the ship layout before choosing a cabin. Make sure there are no public rooms or Galley above your room. Also ensure that your room is situated where there is not alot of foot traffic (otherwise you will be up half the night listening to people yuk it up in the hallways). I would definitely opt for a balcony next time to provide additional space.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Not much to see here. The weather was terrible. Its an industrial town. The main attraction, the reversing falls, has a big, ugly paper mill sitting on the banks of the river. Save your "excursion" money and opt to just hire a cab for $50/hour to drive you around to the "sites."

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