Awesome anniversary cruise: Carnival Glory Cruise Review by vacayfun

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Awesome anniversary cruise

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Canada & New England
Embarkation: New York (Manhattan)
Great cruise with few negatives. Food was the best from the previous 2 cruises on RCI, rooms and boat were very clean, and everyone was helpful and nice. Entertainment and shows were ok. Ports of call were interesting: Halifax-Citadel, St. John-walked to reversing falls, Boston-trolly tour, Portland-trolly tour and lighthouse. We booked our own trolly tours which was significantly less expensive. Gym was nice and the hot tub in the gym was the only "hot" one on the boat. Only area in which we experienced crowds was at the buffet in which we avoided and ate the other specialty bars offered (deli, wok, burrito, fish and chips). Enjoyed sail away on the 6th and 7th decks forward (go thru 2 doors on right side of ship). No crowds and nice view of either side of boat. Disembarkation was smooth as we used self-assist. We walked from our room to the curb to catch a cab in less than 10 minutes.

Embarkation took approx 1 1/2 hours. Long wait line moving More slowly. Unsure of the problem. This was in no way an indication of the rest of our cruise!

Cabin stewards were making noise in hallways very early in the mornings! Their carts and vacuums were always cluttering the hallways and it seemed you always saw them. This was not like RCI where you rarely saw your cabin steward and they seemed to know your routine of coming and going. Our cabin steward walked into our room on several occasions while we were in the room.

Dancers were only half dressed and they rated the show PG...more like PG 13. We only attended 1 show with the dancers

Dinning room was very loud, not really elegant, but good food. About the time we were served our main course, it seemed like every server began clearing tables, putting dishes in the large dishwasher crates, removing table clothes, etc. It was like this at breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dinning rooms. Sorta ruined the "nice" dining experience...

Would return to the Glory again! Less

Published 10/03/11

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