399 Miami to Caribbean - Eastern Carnival Glory Cruise Reviews

Love ANY Carnival Cruise. I have been on the Glory many times and never had any issues. Always choose an interior cabin since I am only in there to sleep. Too much going on to hang out in the cabin. Staff are very friendly and they love ... Read More
Love ANY Carnival Cruise. I have been on the Glory many times and never had any issues. Always choose an interior cabin since I am only in there to sleep. Too much going on to hang out in the cabin. Staff are very friendly and they love to tell you about where they are from. Embarkation/debarkation were a breeze. Only did two excursions since I have been to the islands multiple times. Did the lift to Paradise Point in St Thomas. Great place for the views and great food and drinks. Free wi-fi and spent the afternoon relaxing there as the rain poured down. Went on the Monkey Jungle excursion in DR. That was an awesome experience and will plan on doing it again the next time I am there. A long drive to get there but will worth it and the tour guide kept us entertained the whole time. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We've had a number of cruises on the Glory and it remains as one of my favorite ships. The comedy club is awesome when combined with the nightly entertainment. Carnival did this right. We like the smaller ships with around 2,000 ... Read More
We've had a number of cruises on the Glory and it remains as one of my favorite ships. The comedy club is awesome when combined with the nightly entertainment. Carnival did this right. We like the smaller ships with around 2,000 people. This one holds a little over 3,000 so it was close to what my max would be. Plenty of chairs directly near the pools until about 10, then you had to go to another deck to find them. Usually it fill up faster but with a lot of ports on our cruise I think that everyone was taking it slow. We went to San Juan, St Thomas, Grand Turk and Dominican Republic. All are excellent ports, but make sure you have something booked in advance at DR. Also remember the blue chairs at Grand Turk are free (old ship chairs for Carnival), locals were trying to charge for the free chairs and got upset when we told others which ones were free. Food and crew service was excellent. We do the anytime dining, and once we find a waiter we like we stick with him/her. First one worked again this time. We hadn't been on Carnival for a while so some cutbacks were noticeable. The dinner meal went from 5 course to 3 course. Things on the menu that cost. Room service items that now cost. There are a few other ones too. Crew size is smaller, but they worked so hard and it was still excellent. Although some of them seemed to be wore out. We used to have a few drinks on a cruise usually during sea days. With the prices and all you can drink packages we usually don't have any, any more, so I can't comment on this area. The only reason I lowered the dining rating was at the buffet. The cooks for the eggs don't really know how to make a great omelet or actually do over easy eggs. I finally starting giving explicit instructions to one that didn't mind getting instructions. Most people don't notice and until you've had great omelets you wouldn't notice. But, I was a cook for about 4 years when I was a kid, so I notice and it upsets me. When the omelet is half cooked or falling apart because they didn't cook it right, I'm upset. If cooked right it'll fluff up and taste oooh so good. I still cook them at home all the time, part of me always wants to jump over the counter and give them a training session. ...Perhaps it's me as this seems to be a problem on a number of cruise ships. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
My biggest disappointment was that the entire casino area (located in a main walk-through floor) allowed for smoking. As an asthmatic this was very upsetting and problematic for me. Several of the photography back drops were located in ... Read More
My biggest disappointment was that the entire casino area (located in a main walk-through floor) allowed for smoking. As an asthmatic this was very upsetting and problematic for me. Several of the photography back drops were located in that area, and I had to walk through there to go my assigned dinner location. There was no way to avoid it. I also was not a fan of the assigned seating for dinner. It just felt antiquated and stiff. I was anticipating more late night food options, too, but there was only pizza. The sandwich shop should have been open late too - that would have been great. In the buffet area there's an upper level that I discovered on the last day had a bbq food station. I was pretty irked that I missed that for the majority of the cruise. The Guy Fieri Burger station is SO GOOD! That and the sandwich station were my go-to places for food. I enjoyed the outdoor movie theater on the deck. What an experience to watch a movie under the stars and in a jacuzzi! Also the entertainment was exceptional - and was free! Gym was well stocked and had a lovely view of the ocean (many windows). Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
They had a great show Amor Cubano with great Cuban music. Some from Gloria Estefan other from Celia Cruz. The show was fabulous singer and dancers were great. If you like dancing to Spanish music they had the Spanola band they had ... Read More
They had a great show Amor Cubano with great Cuban music. Some from Gloria Estefan other from Celia Cruz. The show was fabulous singer and dancers were great. If you like dancing to Spanish music they had the Spanola band they had great music. Every night they played Merenque, salsa, bachata, great dancing music we loved them. We went to see them every night. They also had a great Rock n Roll show with great music...enjoyed lots. They also have a Holloween costume contest which was a lot of fun. We learned that all Carnival cruises during the month of October are decorated for Halloween and have special events. We took pictures of our Haloween costumes which was lots of fun. The formal dinners give you a chance to dress up, something I do not do back home. My waitresses for my 6 PM dinner were great, I will miss them. I am ready for my next cruise... Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We went to get away and relax. The boarding process did not start until almost noon. We were on deck 7. You can tell the boat is not being maintained, it's rusting and dirty. The crew is lazy and they do as little as they can possibly ... Read More
We went to get away and relax. The boarding process did not start until almost noon. We were on deck 7. You can tell the boat is not being maintained, it's rusting and dirty. The crew is lazy and they do as little as they can possibly get away with. Over all the quality of the food was the worst I've experienced on any ship. Our cabin was not cleaned while we were out and we had to ask for clean towels and bath soap. The fridge did not work and toilet was hard to flush. There was a odor in the hall outside our room that was nauseating. The ports have not fully recovered from the hurricane of 2017, only about half of the shops have reopened for business. Carnival seems to be having problems with these ships, Maybe it's time to think about retiring some of the older ships. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
While I can venture to say that I have been on better ships, it doesn't mean that this ship didn't serve the purpose of what was needed! First and foremost, I prefer a Guys Burger Joint Burger over a regular Lido deck burger! ... Read More
While I can venture to say that I have been on better ships, it doesn't mean that this ship didn't serve the purpose of what was needed! First and foremost, I prefer a Guys Burger Joint Burger over a regular Lido deck burger! This is included in your price which is great. Additionally, the Blue Iguana bar that serves "Chipotle Style" taco bowels and burritos are great! The Captain's Suite needs it's own review, which I will give, but for the most part I am happy with the investment we made to treat ourselves with this suite for our milestone. We are Gold members, but received a lot of Diamond and Platinum benefits as a result of the Port Side suite we stayed in! The islands were wonderful! The time of year we went and the porting times made the weather perfection to walk around and tour! I have been to San Juan, Puerto Rico a few times and really didn't think I'd appreciate any more the island had to offer and was surprised that I bypassed a BOATLOAD of fun with Senor Frogs! The ONLY thing I will say is I thought the Cruise Director wasn't as visible and a bit dry for my taste, however that is a totally subjective remark! Different Strokes for Different Folks and according to DISC Assessment, I'm an "I" personality, so Dustin needed a few more gestures, exclamation points, and overall extraness to win my affection! I didn't mind those things too much because of the nature of our trip and our desire to take in our Captain's Suite as much as possible! I didn't love the pastries or cookies, they are always seriously dry, but the other foods on the Lido and in the restaurants were amazing! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This was our 11th Cruise and couldn't have been more bored on a cruise. When out to Sea there was nothing to do. No daytime shows not that would have helped any because at night the shows were not good and the sound system was so bad ... Read More
This was our 11th Cruise and couldn't have been more bored on a cruise. When out to Sea there was nothing to do. No daytime shows not that would have helped any because at night the shows were not good and the sound system was so bad it was like the speakers were blown. The food for the most part was average at best and most desserts during lunch had no flavor. Found a lot of staff not too friendly (mostly Bar people). Had major problem with loud children in our Hallway, as did other guest, They were banging on doors and calling the room over & over and when we all reported it the desk help seemed to not care and neither did security. first port, Grand Turk, there was nothing to do so stayed on ship. And glad that we did an excursions In Amber Cove because there was nothing there to do but the same shops that were in Grand Turk. Will NEVER do another Carnival Cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
I chose this cruise for 3 reasons 1. Itinerary 2. Price 3. Carnival Past Guest I wanted to give Carnival another try since I’ve been hearing wonderful things about it... And honestly this cruise did not disappoint.... the ... Read More
I chose this cruise for 3 reasons 1. Itinerary 2. Price 3. Carnival Past Guest I wanted to give Carnival another try since I’ve been hearing wonderful things about it... And honestly this cruise did not disappoint.... the entertainment was fabulous, the food in the MDR was fantastic, all of the staff was super pleasant and it did not seem to be “fake” we had good conversations with the staff that we encountered... my room steward Leo was by far the BEST! He is absolutely a caring human being and our room was always clean with all our needs met. And on that note I’ve been on many other cruises, and I must say that never had I had the opportunity to interact with the maitre’de she was absolutely wonderful a total joy her name is Larisa... our waiter Martin and Asst. Waiter Mamerto were both super fantastic...overall a wonderful experience too bad that carnival has let go a bit on maintenance of their ships even though they are a bit old doesn’t mean that they should not keep them looking good... I was surprised to see so much rust and dirty or stained windows it made the ship look really bad I have never seen this before on Carnival’s fleet and yes the rooms are dated but at least they were clean. The menu has improved immensely as well there was a time where the food was unbearable to eat so glad that this time around all though it was “cruise food” everything we had tasted amazing! And the only other complaint is that the cabins were very warm we had 3 cabins and they were all very warm... which I noticed it was on many reviews... we complained several times they did send someone to check it and even offered a fan, which we saw them bringing it to our room but somehow never made its way to our room I believe it was given to someone who has platinum status and not us poor “gold” status passenger, but other than that we had an amazing time... the shows in the theater were fantastic... what I remembered from the golden carnival years so glad they are back Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We have decided to, as our grandchildren (we have seven of them) reach age 12, take them with us on a cruise without their parents or siblings - give them something (hopefully) that they can remember. That being said, we chose the Glory ... Read More
We have decided to, as our grandchildren (we have seven of them) reach age 12, take them with us on a cruise without their parents or siblings - give them something (hopefully) that they can remember. That being said, we chose the Glory because we had not been on her before and the dates, itinerary and airfare aligned with our plans. We had a direct flight that arrived around 8 am, so we retrieved our luggage and had a little breakfast at the airport - just a sandwich from Starbucks which was okay. We grabbed a taxi and headed to the port arriving around 10 am. We waited outside for 30 minutes or so and they allowed us into the air conditioning to wait to get through security. Another 30 minutes there and they opened security and we were into the terminal. We are priority, so we sat in that area and watched the completion of debarkation of the previous cruise (more on this later). Another 45 minutes and four wedding parties later, we were on our way. We love the Conquest Class ships, we don't know why other than the layout is very comfortable for us. Our connecting Oceanview rooms were ready when we embarked so we went directly to them. These were great for our party of four, and I will book this configuration in the future . We cruise with Carnival at least three times per year, so we are rarely surprised negatively or positively on what or who we encounter. It always amazes me that crew members that have provided services to us before remember us nearly immediately. I have nothing more to say other than, the service that I am accustom to was once again provided by these great people. We have done these ports just six weeks prior, so we didn't do much. In fact, we love staying on the ship when passengers are gone as it is quiet and we have opportunity too engage the crew in longer conversations about their country, family and experiences. We did purchase the Flowrider for our daughter and granddaughter and at the conclusion of 90 minutes they were both quite tired and had huge smiles on their faces - not bad entertainment for $39 each. Dining experiences were normal for us, the menus are pretty much the same everywhere and everynight as the other cruise we have been on. Now here's why this cruise received a 4 out of 5, because of one egotistical person during debarkation. As I discussed earlier during embarkation we watched people slowly moving downstairs to customs. Some utilizing the escalator some utilizing the elevator, which is okay. But, you don't get to decide - one lady barked at people and basically determined for herself how you would get downstairs. It was ridiculous and slow - no wonder our embarkation took so long to start. Now I know they are building another terminal in Miami and hopefully that improves the process. How about getting a few less barking generals that are helpful vice disrespectful. Overall great cruise with a bad last taste! Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
To start off ship looks really outdated and is understaffed. Dont not go on this cruise if you re not a fan of making lines. Everything you can do on the ship is crowded. Pool buffet etc... Our room toilet broke and and the toilet kept ... Read More
To start off ship looks really outdated and is understaffed. Dont not go on this cruise if you re not a fan of making lines. Everything you can do on the ship is crowded. Pool buffet etc... Our room toilet broke and and the toilet kept running water and took plumber 30 mins to get to the room and fix it. Cabin had toilet water on the rugs. They left it like that we called back and they show up and leave a blower in my room to dry up the rug. They also charge for wifi and you cant use it because its too slow. They charge for the waters in the rooms and charge for room service after 10pm. If you re hungry at night all you can eat is pizza. Food quality is horrible. Only thing good in ths ship is the staff who have no days off and work everyday. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
The Good Embarkation & debarkation were smooth and efficient in Miami, and perhaps as quick as we’ve seen it. The cabin (Grand Suite 7315) was clean, and the stewards attentive without being intrusive. Our evening waiter staff ... Read More
The Good Embarkation & debarkation were smooth and efficient in Miami, and perhaps as quick as we’ve seen it. The cabin (Grand Suite 7315) was clean, and the stewards attentive without being intrusive. Our evening waiter staff were friendly and prompt most nights (the first night dragged a bit), even while having to deal with some difficult guests (see The Awful below). We had many nice conversations with a variety of Carnival employees from buffet waiters and other service staff to performers, fun ambassadors, and an HR manager. Very good experiences at the ports, with San Juan, St Thomas, and Amber Cove in excellent shape despite last year’s hurricanes (Grand Turk is still in rough condition across much of the island). Especially in St Thomas and St John, locals we encountered were grateful for the cruise ships bringing guests, given that the resort hotels will be offline for another year or more. Food was better than expected at both the evening dinner and at the Lido buffet, and not at all unpleasant. Overall, the Carnival staff seemed to be on their game the whole trip with some minor exceptions you might honestly experience anywhere. Camp Ocean kept the children very entertained, though it is a bit smaller on Glory than the larger or more recently renovated ships. Two very serious medical emergencies, one requiring the ship to backtrack 3 hours to Amber Cover, were handled professionally and with enough information given to guests as it related to our debarkation day instructions, which were updated the last morning efficiently as we came into port 3 hours late. The Meh Glory is definitely showing her age, which is well-worn, but not broken-down. Many exterior steps leading off the Lido deck are starting to delaminate due to rust, and there are many dings, scratches, and dents on wall surfaces in hallways, restaurants, and other public spaces. Even our suite had some superficial damage indicative of a life well-lived. Some areas seemed to be in better shape than others, as if the Glory is receiving periodic interior repairs here and there, but the ship does feel a bit dated in some places and in need of a serious refresh in the near future. From an entertainment standpoint, the cruise director, Brittney, was a bit two-dimensional, almost as if she were reading from a script (not a lot of spontaneity and off-the-cuff humor that other directors can have), but she was pleasant. Evening shows in the Amber Lounge were also fine, but they were stock Carnival productions seen across the fleet for the past couple of years and in need of a little refresh. For the first several days, a variety of up-sell service providers were really pushing their sales packages aggressively, but that seems to be the nature of cruising these days anywhere you go. And for whatever reason, there was a consistent discrepancy on the printed Fun Times for movies and a few other events. The Awful If you look at the key cards of guests, you’ll see blue ones for first time cruisers, red for those with several trips under their belts, and then going on up into the gold, platinum and diamond realms. This cruise had a large contingent of first time cruisers with blue cards, often in large family clans (one over 60 people strong) that behaved in a rude, impatient, and at times ugly manner that dominated the atmosphere of the ship most nights. Typical behavior included yelling and screaming down hallways well into the night, discourteous interactions with some of the Carnival staff (who went over and beyond with their own patience), and vocal dissatisfaction expressed when an unrealistic request couldn’t be accommodated (yes, one family made quite a scene when waiters couldn’t put tables together for all 40 members of the group in the Platinum restaurant). Other incidents observed during the trips include several fights amongst large groups of tween-aged children in the hot tubs, food thrown on the hallway floors (including someone eating chicken wings and discarding the bones on the carpet as they walked Hansel & Gretel style), the central staircase coated with popcorn and other foods between two decks one evening, and discarding of trash on floors rather than being left on tables to be collected. Drunkenness on the Lido was in full force the first day, where one first time cruiser vomited in the pool profusely, causing it to be drained and cleaned over the first 24 hours of the trip. At times, it was difficult to walk between decks as large cadres of tweens and young teenagers squatted on main staircases. Large families also brought their grudges from home onboard, and there were numerous yelling matches between members who probably don't normally get along in the first place. As one Carnival staffer carefully articulated to us towards the end the cruise, “I’ve never seen the ship quite this loud before.” However, these terrible cruisers were also not likely to be up prior to 11am, so during at-sea days the ship was fairly quiet in the mornings, and by and large they did not disembark at ports of call. We experienced a similar situation on the Carnival Sunshine in March, and several other cruisers we spoke to who had previously cruised exclusively with Carnival for many, many previous trips observed that behavior has steadily gotten worse over the past two years, particularly on the older, smaller ships. Anecdotally, the fun, party atmosphere Carnival promotes seems to be sliding towards something uglier and more classless. The Verdict Overall, the Glory and her staff can offer an enjoyable experience for cruisers, but there is nothing they can do with a ship dominated by rude, impatient, and obnoxious guests. We found the ship to be serviceable, if you don’t mind a little wear and tear, and the Carnival staff overall did a fine job. If you can schedule a cruise when these out of control families and their children are back in school, the Glory may be less obnoxious and have more of the fun, party atmosphere Carnival advertises and that many cruisers want to experience. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Given the limited selection at the time of my booking, I chose Carnival Glory because it has water slides (my kids definitely want them) and the price was within my budget. The moment I boarded the ship, I know I got what I paid for and ... Read More
Given the limited selection at the time of my booking, I chose Carnival Glory because it has water slides (my kids definitely want them) and the price was within my budget. The moment I boarded the ship, I know I got what I paid for and regretted that I didn't book my trip sooner so that I could have more options. 1. Ship Layout is poorly designed. - My first impression was the public areas are crowded. Given the capacity of the ship, the hallways should have been made wider. On one occasion, someone even fell off the stairs because the small lobby outside a restaurant was too crowded and the person had to stand at the stairs. - The decor is old-fashioned, like from the 80's. The ship shows its age with wear and tear in places. Possibly, poor daily maintenance is to be blamed. - What frustrated us more was the floor to floor access. On certain levels, there was no through access from one end to the other, meaning you need to go up one or two levels, go to the other end, and then come down. It was a pain especially in the first two days. 2. Cabin is adequately spacious but the bathroom is a bit disgusting. - We had an oceanview room and the size was decent, yet the furniture showed its age. - What disappointed me the most was there was an odor from the toilet, which smelled like pee. I had the janitor clean the toilet a couple times the first day and he also cleaned it everyday. The odor never went away. I believe it was because the flushing system is meant to be water-efficient such that it primarily relies on sucking the waste from the bottom; as a result, the wall of the toilet bowl was barely flushed. 3. Dining at the dining hall was good, with many options to choose from each day. Our experience with the buffet was just so-so. - They assigned you to a specific table in a specific restaurant for the entire cruise, which was both good and bad. It's good that your server knows your preference, e.g., we prefer water w/o ice and we had water w/o ice every time without having to tell the server again. It's bad if you don't like the location of your table. By the way, anytime dining does not mean it is open to anyone anytime during the time frame; it's only for those who selected anytime dining. - The menu in the dining hall offered many appetizers and some items are uncommon elsewhere, which we enjoyed. - The freshness of food in the dining hall can be improved. There is a difference between fresh steak and frozen steak. I understand this may be hard to address for a 7-day cruise where you can't get fresh food from the port everyday, but at a minimum, the salad should not be that stale. - The food in the buffet was generic, so not much to write about, except one thing. On more than one occasion, I found small flies hovering over the green salad and the fruit salad. - The wait staff was friendly and attentive. They remembered our names. Would I go back to Carnival Glory? I don't think so, at least not until they remodel the ship. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
OK so this was our 2nd time on Glory. We chose to go again because we were traveling with a.family of 10 and wanted to be on a ship with a familiar layout. We had multiple state rooms both interior and balcony. This was a 7day eastern ... Read More
OK so this was our 2nd time on Glory. We chose to go again because we were traveling with a.family of 10 and wanted to be on a ship with a familiar layout. We had multiple state rooms both interior and balcony. This was a 7day eastern carribean cruise out of.miami fl. Ship: Typical old school carnival decor. Ship is easy to get around. Activities were great. Nightlife was fun. The Spanish band was the highlight. Since there is only 2 pools (one for adults only) it gets fairly packed. They did add a.little water splash area for kids which they enjoyed. We had both interior and balcany cabins which were pretty standard. Food: The buffet for lunch and dinner was "ehh". Breakfast was better. We ended up eating at the dining hall for dinner and sticking to guys burgers and sandwiches for lunch. Room service food was good. Kids: Camps were great. Kids enjoyed it. Only.negative there weren't many changing tables.around the ship. Our month old niece had to.be changed on chairs or.laps. Islands: We stopped at Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas and Grand Turks. All had typical shopping and drinking nearby. Grand turk and.DR had the beach right off the boat. PR ia about a 10 min taxi ride.st. Thomas we went to.meagans bay which was beautiful. I'd say overall it was a great trip for the money. Average ship, great activities, OK food, and good service. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
The employees we encountered on this trip were excellent. The recently refitted ship was gorgeous and the new restaurants were amazing. One breakfast burrito from the Blue Iguana will make you come back for more. The destinations we went ... Read More
The employees we encountered on this trip were excellent. The recently refitted ship was gorgeous and the new restaurants were amazing. One breakfast burrito from the Blue Iguana will make you come back for more. The destinations we went to were gorgeous! Just note that Grand Turk really doesn’t have much besides a lighthouse outside of the little Carnival built town. My advice is go to Cockburn Town and find the little beach nearby. No one went there and it was gorgeous. San Juan was excellent. Make sure you check out the forts in Old San Juan and then head to New San Juan and go to Candado beach. The Virgin Islands were absolutely gorgeous! Our favorite spot. Get in touch with Brenda and Franko’s fun tours and do not book an excursion through the ship. They are a husband and wife who grew up on the islands there and were absolutely amazing with our family. The Dominican Republic was equally beautiful and the exchange rate was great! Make sure you check out the Macorix Rum Factory tour. Only $4 USD per adult and you get ample tastings of their rum. The store has full size 750ml bottles around $10 USD! We traveled with two children and a total family of four. Would definitely do it again. The value is really there over other cruise lines. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
We took this 7-night cruise kind of on a whim, and went with Carnival Glory on a friend's recommendation. Our adventure started with dropping our car at an Instapark lot, which was fine, we were able to confirm our spot the night ... Read More
We took this 7-night cruise kind of on a whim, and went with Carnival Glory on a friend's recommendation. Our adventure started with dropping our car at an Instapark lot, which was fine, we were able to confirm our spot the night before. The ship was massive of course, but our cabin was average at best. The inside felt a little dated, but was definitely clean enough. My main concern about the cruise was that it seemed like everything we tried to do, there were other people who had beat us to it, and we had to stand in line forever. The meals were okay, nothing special. Our massages were great! We opted for some deep-tissue hr long massages. and they were just fantastic, probably the best I've had. We docked at Nassau, and were able to walk around, socialize with the people (presumably locals haha) and got some souvenirs. This was my favorite part of the trip to be honest, I enjoyed being on a tropical beach much more than locked up at sea. If you can snag a good deal, go for it! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Our son and his wife selected the dates/location/&cruise line to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. They had never been on a cruise OR to the Caribbean! This ship is VERY old! Carnival advertises that it was renovated in 2017, but we ... Read More
Our son and his wife selected the dates/location/&cruise line to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. They had never been on a cruise OR to the Caribbean! This ship is VERY old! Carnival advertises that it was renovated in 2017, but we only saw cosmetic renos. My husband and I were on this ship 16 years ago, and unfortunately not much has changed. We opted for an Aft-Balcony Cabin – EXTREMELY disappointed in the limited view thru the glass panels – we were told they were stained and could not be cleaned, however using a napkin & water we removed dirt in a small area ourselves! The ports were lovely, the food was delicious and plentiful, and the comedians were great! Negatives: Premium Internet was a joke – we cancelled half way thru the cruise to hopefully get a refund. Our cabin steward was not the usual happy and welcoming; thank goodness our son and his wife had a great steward who even knew our names!!! Don't waste your time on Faster to the Fun - we've done this several times, however this time the man at the terminal wouldn't allow us on when priority was called, said we weren't in that seating area - there wasn't room when we arrived and we were directed, along with a bunch of others to a location a little further down. We had all our documentation, tags, ID, etc., but he refused to let any of us on! Then the rooms weren't ready as promised. Just a waste of $$ and Carnival doesn't care!! I think the best part of the cruise while on board was our great waiter, Armon (a.k.a. Tiger) in the Golden Restaurant. We’ve been on 12+ cruises and he was the best we’ve ever had!!! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
First time sailing on The Glory. We had a balcony cabin on Lido deck. So convienient. near all of the food LOL. The ship took about 2 days to get used to the layout. The staff was wonderful and each and everyone of them were friendly and ... Read More
First time sailing on The Glory. We had a balcony cabin on Lido deck. So convienient. near all of the food LOL. The ship took about 2 days to get used to the layout. The staff was wonderful and each and everyone of them were friendly and attentive. Embarkation was smooth. My brother needed wheelchair assistance and they were accomodating. my son lost his backpack with his boarding pass, passport and other documents in it right before we went into the port building. (someone had mistakenly put it on a luggage rack with other luggage to board) . The Miami port staff took the time to look through hundreds of luggage and retrieve his bag (it helped that he had a picture of it on his phone). Me and my brother were able to board the ship pretty quickly and the rest of our party joined us shortly. We were there a few hours early and we stil were able to board. Disembarkation went smoother than it usually does. the line was mooving quickly. The food was good although i didnt think the selections were as many as other cruises. The entertainment was good. love the lip Sync battle (my daughter was a contestant) but wish they would bring back ship talent shows. Next cruise will definitely be with carnival Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Let me start by saying that it was my husband and I first experience on a cruise ship. However although it was our first we had very high expectations since we have been to exquisite hotels before and have received excellent customer ... Read More
Let me start by saying that it was my husband and I first experience on a cruise ship. However although it was our first we had very high expectations since we have been to exquisite hotels before and have received excellent customer service. Therefore we looked forward to being pampered the same way with the cruise. We want to commend those who have exhibited what true customer service really is employees such as Rosi,Alexsandra,Komang and Ivana. They have displayed passion and sincerity in their jobs. Regrettably to the end we had an extremely bitter experience which wiped out some of our memorable moments. Since my husband is in the hospitality industry and I am a well established person in customer service we were very disappointed with the mistreatment and humiliation we went through to the end of our trip. The least place you will expect poor customer service is Guest services however that was the case for us. After finally being attended to from a long wait in the line I kindly asked a guest service representative for tags for our luggages. She told me that they did not have and that I can check a particular place located two floors up to get them. I went up to the place as she said and waited a little while before being attended to only to get the response that they did not have any. I quietly went back to Guest services but there was a long queue so I find it was very unfair to me to rejoin the line since it could have been avoided by the guest service representative calling first to find out if the place had.The same representative was attending to a guest at the moment so I quietly stood on the side until she was finished with that person then I went over to tell her the situation. However some persons thought I cut the line and started to quarrel about it. I tried to explain that I was in the line before and at the same time I thought she will also explain to them I was there before but instead she agreed with the other guests and told me I need to join the line again and they do not have anymore tags. Now anybody will totally agree that this was horrible customer service and the guest was extremely embarrassed. My husband who was not with me at the time was very upset when I told him and went back to tell her Manager/supervisor who offered to give us a free drink which he bluntly refused. Can anything compensate for that painful experience? However the same Manager/ supervisor was able to get tags for our luggages after the representative said there wasn't anymore. We also had a similar experience with that same guest service representative prior to this incident. We took the WiFi plan however since it was not working we went back to her and made a complaint. She just told us that sometimes its like that but when we really find it was ridiculous that we paid for a plan and we were unable to use it we went back to Guest services. This time the customer service representative was another person and she gladly reimbursed us. This left us wondering why that former representative didn't do that in the first place when we complained about it. Another bad experience was in the Platinum restaurant. We waited a very long long time before being served and what made our experience even worst was the server made a rude comment when we said certain things based on our observations. When guests make constructive criticism and especially in a polite manner we know that the employee will apologise and try to make the experience better going forward. However his demeanor was quite the contrary and we felt that this matter could have handled better. Additionally we felt certain items and excursions were overly priced and need to be revised by the cruise line. As a result of these unfortunate happenings we will most likely not be returning to Carnival cruise lines in the near future although we deeply wanted to be loyal customers. As it stands for now we will bypass them and try other options. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We went on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Glory in June 2018. Embarkation was easy, we had Faster to the Fun and it made the whole process smooth and efficient. We had two balcony rooms for our family. The rooms were nice, not ... Read More
We went on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Glory in June 2018. Embarkation was easy, we had Faster to the Fun and it made the whole process smooth and efficient. We had two balcony rooms for our family. The rooms were nice, not anything spectacular but we were not in the rooms often. The ship is newly refurbished and beautiful. The pool is pretty small but the lido deck is spacious. There are plenty of chairs to enjoy during the sea days. We loved all of the ports; Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Amber Cove. We booked our excursions through Carnival and loved all of them. The only disappoint for us was the food. The food wasn't bad or good, it was just pretty bland and average, especially at the buffet. The burrito bar and burger place had the best food on the ship. The dining room was also a little disappointing, the food was pretty boring. The best meal we had was at the steakhouse, so definitely make a reservation. Service was good and everyone was very helpful. Overall, we had a lot of fun at the ports and the ship was nice but things could have been better. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Attended a wedding on the ship, before the ship departed Port Canaveral. Weddings on a ship can be great, for those staying afterwards and cruising. For those not traveling, it can be a long and tedious day. Parking, security, passports, ... Read More
Attended a wedding on the ship, before the ship departed Port Canaveral. Weddings on a ship can be great, for those staying afterwards and cruising. For those not traveling, it can be a long and tedious day. Parking, security, passports, birth certificates, arriving 3 hours early, delay getting off, etc. Not great for elderly or sick. Wedding food was great, cake was wonderful. Wedding participants had the challenge of bringing their dresses, gowns, shoes, travel things, etc. on the ship, before the luggage arrived. Stayed in a spa interior cabin. Basic room with 2 small beds. Provided us with spa robes (awesome) to use and spa slippers to keep. The Spa is usually my favorite spot on the ship. Services provided (massage and others) were sub par. Would not waste my money again on any treatments including stone massages, seaweed wrap and body slimming treatments, pedicures. The food was delicious throughout the ship. Especially enjoy sea day breakfast/brunch in the dining area. Special attention and the caramel cheesecake was the best dessert I'd had on the ship! Desserts on the Lido deck always seem to have no flavor, very gelatin-like. Their presentation is spectacular, but flavorless. Some of the multi-layered cakes were beautiful and so tempting, but did not fulfill the expectation. Evening dining was elegant, but seemed like we had to rush to get to shows. Would prefer "my time dining" next cruise. Final evening, the singing of staff and servers always makes me smile, and shed a tear for the idea the trip is over. Found Guy's BBQ place the last afternoon on the ship. Be aware, it is kind of "hidden away" and only open for a couple of hours in the middle of the day with are very long lines. Heard it was good BBQ, just never got to try any. The Indian food served at the back of the ship during lunch was probably some of the best on the ship. So many flavors, textures and variety. Naan bread was crispy yet soft and warm. Delish... Of course, the entire ship staff was wonderful. Couldn't tell you what the cruise director/entertainment director even looked like. Never saw him. Could hear him, but he was VERY DIFFICULT to understand. Did not speak clearly and used a lot of slang. Older folks in our group had difficulty sorting out what he was saying. Room Steward was great, room kept clean, ship was spotless. Of course, the cute animal towels were a treat. They used to give you chocolate mints on your pillows at night, those are gone. Looks like the kids were having a blast at the outdoor activities. I loved the shows in the theater. Lots of talent and great entertainment. The variety was good. Excursions were very expensive. Also, be aware, that even though you book something pre-cruise on line, and select a time, THE TIME CAN CHANGE. Happened to me. They moved my champagne sailing catamaran trip got moved to 2:00 p.m. It was a 4 hour tour, and we had to be back on the ship by 5:30 p.m. I cancelled, because it was too expensive to be cut short. The Port in Belize was terrible (especially compared to the newer ones). Actually not pleasant because you had to take a tender over to land and the seas could get rough. Then, if you don't have an excursion, DO NOT BOTHER with the port. Enjoy having the entire ship to yourselves. Entertainment was great in the theater...the string band in the main lobby was good, but after 4 or 5 nights of the same style music, it was enough. Lounge bands were o.k. Shop workers in the mall area were not very pleasant. Took FOREVER for someone to announce the winning raffle numbers. They spent too much time talking about upcoming sales, deals, excursions, etc. prior to pulling the numbers. Frustrating, as it seemed like it was just promoting sales. Sometimes we had to wait up to 20 minutes before finally someone would pull the number. Employees on board are hard working and polite. Wish I could speak every one of their languages so I can learn more about them. Overall, a great time. Would cruise this ship again. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We live near the port of Miam, and we decided to do a family cruise so price was important. The ship is old and looks it. It’s not taken care of. We saw ants in the buffet dining room our cabin smelled like sewage the first day. We asked ... Read More
We live near the port of Miam, and we decided to do a family cruise so price was important. The ship is old and looks it. It’s not taken care of. We saw ants in the buffet dining room our cabin smelled like sewage the first day. We asked the steward to see why he could do about it, it seemed like he just cleaned it because by the middle of the trip it smelled like sewage again. The cruise director Dustin was fantastic really energetic and entertaining. The pizza is delicious!! The food in the buffet and dining room is sub par, has no flavor, the eggs were always over cooked. The avocado was way too ripe and the fruit was wilted. The Dr Suess breakfast was really nice for the kids. I ordered the steak and eggs, the sauce was solid instead of liquid we it was brought to our table. On Tuesday morning we did sit down in the dining room for breakfast instead of doing the buffet and we were there for almost 2 hours. We waited for 30 minutes before we were approached to have coffee ordered. The tables around us were not cleared. People who were seated after us had their orders taken before us and had their food before we were served coffee. Something was going on because what looked like 2 managers showed up and finally we had our orders taken but it still took an inordinate amount of time to get our food. We traveled with kids and they’d enjoyed Camp Ocean. It looked clean and the staff was great. The Grand Turk port and Amber Cove port don’t look authentic, it’s basically created to look like an extension of the ships shops, very disappointed. We have done Disney and Royal Caribbean cruises in the past and those far better experiences. I would not do a Carnival Cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
This vacation was amazing!! My fifth cruise with Carnival :) Ports: Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Amber Cove I traveled with my husband, son, sister and mother in law. We had two rooms (6338 and 6342) next to each other. Room ... Read More
This vacation was amazing!! My fifth cruise with Carnival :) Ports: Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, Amber Cove I traveled with my husband, son, sister and mother in law. We had two rooms (6338 and 6342) next to each other. Room steward and cleaning staff were very friendly and attentive. Dining was fantastic. We tried Guys Burgers, Blue Iguana Cantina, Sushi, Seafood Shack, and Golden Restaurant (Your time dining room). All were excellent and service was on point. We requested Pande every night for dinner, she was the best! There are tons of activities onboard. This was my sons first time at Camp Carnival and he really enjoyed it. Margaritaville in Grand Turk was so much fun. We had a great time in Puerto Rico walking around and exploring the city. St. Thomas was beautiful, but be aware you will need to pay for everything when visiting a beach (lounge chairs, umbrellas, etc...) We visited the resort pool in Amber Cove which was very fun. Waiters came to our lounge chairs to take our food and drink orders which was convenient. Overall we had a fantastic trip and will definitely book another cruise with Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
This was my first long cruise and I wasn't disappointed! Everything was amazing - the room, the food, the entertainment and our cruise director Dustin was incredible. Our room was spacious and clean and there was always something fun ... Read More
This was my first long cruise and I wasn't disappointed! Everything was amazing - the room, the food, the entertainment and our cruise director Dustin was incredible. Our room was spacious and clean and there was always something fun going on. We bought the cheers package and it was totally worth the money. The servers in the restaurant were excellent and were always available with recommendations and fun stories. The cruise director was unbelievable - always high energy and would stop at nothing to make sure everyone was having a good time. Ports: Grand Turk - beautiful but beach is mostly Coral rock so you can't really swim. We ended up at the massive pool at Margaritaville. San Juan - This Port was my favorite. You must see the fort El Morro - the views from the fort are breath taking. St Thomas - We did an excursion at this Port with snorkeling and an open bar. The rum punch did not disappoint and we saw a sea turtle while snorkeling. Amber Cove - We did the waterfall excursion here and booked through Amber Cove Adventures and I recommend doing that over booking through the cruise ship. Our guides were very knowledgeable and gave us rum punch and bananas on the ride back to Port. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
I would sail with any other cruise line have tried it and Carnival is the best cruise line. The staff were very pleasant. Dustin and Michelle from Amber Palace were very entertaining. The shows were awesome. My head waiter Bebe and Roma ... Read More
I would sail with any other cruise line have tried it and Carnival is the best cruise line. The staff were very pleasant. Dustin and Michelle from Amber Palace were very entertaining. The shows were awesome. My head waiter Bebe and Roma from the Platinum Dining Room was very nice and always helped with making great meal choices. My girls 14 & 7 had a amazing time. My 7 year old loved the slides. The ports had great shopping areas. The lido is a little small not quite enough room for the deck parties. The movie notes were great on the deck. My cabin 1301 on Rivera Deck was really hot the next time I'm on this ship that is one room I prefer not to be in. I couldn't get any sleep because it was so hot. Everything else in the cabin was great. Thanks Carnival for always making our vacation fun. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
This was my first cruise, as well as my husbands. We originally chose Carnival because we had heard nothing but wonderful things, from those we know that have been before! As soon as we stepped on the boat it became a totally new adventure ... Read More
This was my first cruise, as well as my husbands. We originally chose Carnival because we had heard nothing but wonderful things, from those we know that have been before! As soon as we stepped on the boat it became a totally new adventure for us! Something we had yet to learn that we LOVED so much! This cruise was everything I had imagined, plus so much more! From the neat little gift shops and booths they have, to the awesome shows, to the beautiful ports, the amazing food, the great pictures, but most of all, the amazing people you meet along the way! Absolutely everything about this cruise was amazing! My favorite part, besides the ports, was the customer service provided while on board. Every corner you turn, the employees are working hard, yet greeting you with the biggest smile on their face. I literally do not think one employee walked passed me throughout my whole experience, without greeting me without the biggest smile! To top off the amazing customer service that you received on any part of the ship, our room attendant, Yosefine, made my experience one to remember! The connection and interest this woman shows for you, is amazing. She actually took her time to get to know us, where we were from, what excursions we had booked, and even followed up with us each day about how our day was! Any time she saw us on that ship, I had to stop and talk to her about our day and hers! Her customer service is well above exceptional! It is the best! She deserves a few extra days off and a raise!!! I hope this goes up the chain to her boss so he knows what an amazing person he has working for him!!! Yosefine, if you see this, THANK YOU for such an amazing time and being so caring and open to my husband and myself! You are amazing and very much appreciated! -Craig and Kaley Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Carnival Glory Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 4.5 3.9
Entertainment 5.0 3.8
Public Rooms 5.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 5.0 3.9
Family 5.0 3.9
Shore Excursion 5.0 3.9
Enrichment 5.0 3.5
Service 5.0 4.3
Value For Money 5.0 4.1
Rates N/A 4.3

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