Carnival Glory Cruise Review by BarleyJack
- Sail Date: November 2011
- Destination: Eastern Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Interior with Picture Window (obstructed views)
Rooms: we had a category 4J room, interior with a picture window, 7206. Great location, and despite what you may have read, there is a view other than a railing, unless you're laying in bed. Every day we could look out on the port we were approaching. Bed comfy as always. We had a handicap accessible room, which provides a HuGe bathroom (just as big as the bath in our Vista Suite on the Legend, but without a tub and only one sink)
Service: Cabin service OK. Our steward would often enter our room without knocking, but only shortly after we entered our cabin. Still, was a bit disconcerting. He did however remember our names and greeted us by name all the time. Best bar service was at the Kaleidoscope bar in the casino.
Public rooms: one are where the Glory beats Legend, in my opinion, as far as decor goes anyway. The Glory is decidedly less "tacky". The Legend however is easier to navigate. Due to the Glory's deck plan it was sometimes necessary to go down...across...then up, as opposed to just straight across. A minor annoyance, really.
The food...seriously just average. Lido steaks labeled as med rare were well done. No ranch dressing. Fish and Chips was overly greasy and barely cooked. Nearly raw baked potatoes. Weird scrambled eggs. Dining room service was fantastic however, but the menu was hit and miss. Best food we ate all week was the room service chocolate cake (I'm not crazy, try it LOL). The omelet stations were fantastic for breakfast as well.
Entertainment: Amazing magic show (Justin Illusion), great comedians. The welcome aboard show seems to be the same fleet-wide; mix it up Carnival! Loved having the seaside theatre, was great watching movies on deck.
Cruise Director/staff: James was ok, but is no match to Weeeee Jimmy. During the welcome show James forgot what ship he was on lol...saying something like..."Hi everyone! Welcome aboard the beautiful Carnival Lege...Glory!" It was funny. JD, a member of his team, was simply obnoxious. If I ever hear "Jelly Donut" one more time I'll scream-seriously, he's like a bad used car salesman--bring it down a notch JD! The asst cruise director was great.
Ports: this is a great itinerary, except for Nassau. Grand Turk is a wonderful beach port. Do your research. Be wary at the Straw Market in Nassau.
Serenity deck and adult pool: staff did a great job of kicking kids out of the adult only areas, that was nice to see. It was unfortunate however that some "adults" didn't seem to grasp the concept of "serenity", and their drunken loud behaviour disturbed many who just wanted to read! Show some class people, I know it's Carnival but geez!
Embarkation and Disembarkation were smooth, much smoother in Miami than in Tampa.
Overall we had a great time, and will sail Carnival again.
Port & Shore Excursion Reviews
Grand TurkPoor excursion. Beautiful beaches. Save your cash and lay out and snorkel. Not much else to see on this island, but I have a feeling it will grow.View All 1,055 Grand Turk Cruise Port Reviews
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NassauGo to Atlantis. Book an excursion. Beware pushy salespeople and thieves in the straw marketView All 5,278 Nassau Cruise Port Reviews
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St. ThomasGorgeous...bring lots of film or memory cards!View All 4,104 St. Thomas Cruise Port Reviews
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