399 Miami to Caribbean - Eastern Carnival Glory Cruise Reviews

We chose this cruise primarily based on itinerary. This was my 5th Carnival Cruise (four on Conquest Class ships and one on the Magic). We traveled with 8 family members, myself and husband, two kids - ages 20 and 16, my parents, my ... Read More
We chose this cruise primarily based on itinerary. This was my 5th Carnival Cruise (four on Conquest Class ships and one on the Magic). We traveled with 8 family members, myself and husband, two kids - ages 20 and 16, my parents, my sister and 12 year old niece. We flew in from Dallas and Denver the Friday before late and stayed near the Ft. Lauderdale airport at a Springhill Suites. The next morning we had breakfast and headed out at 9:30 for Miami via SAS Shuttle Service. We had a 10:30-11 am check in spot and quickly found ourselves in the staging area ready to board. All went smooth until they began calling boarding groups. Yes we are experienced cruisers, but this was our first time with the "assigned" check-in time and we thought we were good to go. Apparently our Carnival check-in person failed to stamp our card with a boarding group. We checked in as 3 different families - and not one of us got a boarding group stamp. I approached a Carnival person and told them what happened and she told me we would have to get on at the end! I approached a 2nd person and she helped us get into the line and they gave us a card stamped Group 7. We managed to get on the ship around noon and were ready to start the fun! First stop was Guy's Burgers! Yes they really are as good as everyone says! I decided my favorite was the Ringer with the bourbon BBQ sauce and onion ring! (The fries are great too!) Two of our three cabins were the scenic ocean view. My parents had 9201 and we had 9197. We loved these rooms. The views of course are wonderful and they are very spacious. We have used balcony rooms before with 4 of us and found it hard to keep the room clean and organized, but with this room, it was large enough I never felt crowded or overly messy. The only negatives to the room were the couch makes into a bed where our boys slept next to ours. Originally I thought I'd like that better than the bunk bed type set up, but the bed unfolds right up to the vanity. If you have to get to the restroom at night, you have about 4 inches to slide through between the bed and the vanity. The other negative was the walls were very thin. If your neighbor is talking loud or have the TV volume up, you will here it. For an overall review of the food, I would say this was one of the best food experiences I've ever had on Carnival. I used to always complain about the breakfast buffet eggs, but these were actually really good. I don't know if they started using real eggs but it sure tasted like it. We ate at Guys, the Blue Iguana, the Main Dining Room, the Pizza Pirate, the Deli and the Seafood Shack. We enjoyed the food at every place. While the pizza is thin and fairly plain with not a lot of variety, they are cooking a ton of pizzas constantly and you would have to wait a lot longer if they did have more complicated pizzas. Lots of people ordering multiple pizzas at a time. I really enjoyed the seafood shack and especially the fish and chips and clam strips! My son ordered a pound of crab legs ($20.00) and they were good too. I have always been a fan of Bitter and Blanc and did not see that on the menu. However, on the last night they had a banana bread pudding with a vanilla sauce that was just as good if not better. If I could have eaten a 2nd one I would have asked for another! The only food I didn't particularly care for was the Blue Iguana breakfast burrito. For me, it was just OK although I did like the chicken sausage and the hash browns. We had room service for a late night snack and it took about 30 minutes to be delivered. Regarding ship entertainment, I thought these were the best comedians I had experienced on Carnival. Really wished the comedy shows were a little longer! The Amber Palace productions were good also. They had 8 primary singers and we saw Motown and the Cuban show. Both were good, the only complaint is the lights are really bright and can be blinding if you are in a bad spot. We played trivia and trivial pursuit and enjoyed them both. We also went to the Cinnabar lounge for the piano bar and Louis Coupe is very good. If you get a chance, go hear him. He will be on board another 2 months. All of the small music groups and solo singers were excellent. I did make a suggestion to Carnival on my survey that they adjust some of the time slots. They open lunch at noon on sea days and it is very difficult to get lunch and make the trivia games when they start at the same time. If you aren't a late night person, it is also hard to see some of the entertainment as some nights the piano bar didn't start till 10 and usually 9. The comedy shows can run really late as well. I did play the slots in the casino. Casino is typical - I enjoyed it but the smoke gets unbearable towards the end of the day. On to the ports. The only port we had not visited previously was Grand Turk. My sister said this was her favorite. I liked it but it was probably down on the bottom of my list. I expected the swim beach to be bigger than it was and the bottom is rocky and hard (which works great if you like to snorkel - more fish) but I tend to prefer the soft, sandy beaches. I was very thankful we booked a cabana at Margaritaville. It is air-conditioned and the porch had two loungers with a ceiling fan. There was also a call button for service that came in really handy as the pool and bars were pretty packed and busy. There are a variety of stores to shop at and I found some nice souvenirs. This was my 3rd stop at St. Thomas and we hired Abraham Taxis who was very good and took us wherever we wanted. We did some photo ops around Blackbeard's Castle, went to Magen's Bay (my favorite) and to Mountain Top. If you haven't stopped at Mountain Top before, it is a must do. The overlook is amazing and you will get some wonderful photos. They are know for their banana daiquiris and it was the best I have ever had! I also enjoyed the shopping here and found a great swimsuit cover-up. In San Juan we took a cab to El Morro. Both forts are really amazing. We also shopped in Old San Juan and my favorite shop is the Haitian Gallery. They have a large selection and very different items than typical souvenir shops. We stopped for lunch at Cafe Fortaleza and it was the bomb! I had to have the traditional Puerto Rican food - Mofongo and they had several wonderful plates! We also had some fabulous Mojitos there and the staff was great! Of course you can't beat Half Moon Cay for a lovely beach and free bbq day! That wraps up the ports - they were all a lot of fun and the times allotted were sufficient. Wrapping this up with staff and service. Overall, the staff was great. My favorites were our dining room staff and Bernice who works the coffee bar on the Lido. The Red Frog Rum Bar staff were also very personable. I found the gentleman at the Alchemy Bar to be less than friendly but maybe I caught him on a bad day. We were asked at the beginning of the cruise if we preferred morning or evening room cleaning and we opted for morning. I always put out my "cruising" sign when we left and they always worked with us. Regarding Dustin, the Cruise Director, he really wasn't a positive or a negative factor for me. I didn't see or hear him much but it could have been we just weren't at the activities he was running. Overall, this was a great family cruise at a reasonable price and I would do it again in a heartbeat! Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
We chose the Glory because the sail date fit our schedule. Overall it was a nice ship. Our balcony room would have been excellent if the AC worked. We couldn't open our curtain or the room would be unbearable. Below are a few ... Read More
We chose the Glory because the sail date fit our schedule. Overall it was a nice ship. Our balcony room would have been excellent if the AC worked. We couldn't open our curtain or the room would be unbearable. Below are a few observations about our trip: * Faster to the Fun is worth every penny * Our room steward was fantastic * Guy's Burger is the best restaurant on the ship. * The Dive In's Movies are super fun * Half Moon Cay is the best beach - ever! * The speed boat excursion to Christmas Cove in St. Thomas is horrible - save your money! * Grand Turk - paradise! I caught a nasty case of strep-throat while on the boat, but other than that we had a great time. Yes, there are some improvements Carnival could make but overall it's a good ship. Vacation is what you make it to be and we chose to have fun and be happy. Mission accomplished! Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
We took this cruise as a graduation present to our daughter, and she was not disappointed, nor were we! So much to do, so much to see. An experience we are not likely to forget! The shore excursions were well worth the time and money, the ... Read More
We took this cruise as a graduation present to our daughter, and she was not disappointed, nor were we! So much to do, so much to see. An experience we are not likely to forget! The shore excursions were well worth the time and money, the people who ran them were fun! The food at the evening dining was very good. I think our daughter lived off of Guy's burgers the first 3 days! She just loved them, also the taco-burrito's were good as well. The service on the ship was outstanding for the most part, our cabin cleaner "Carole" was so pleasant, and greeted us by name everytime she saw us, be it in the hallways or just passing somewhere. An experience like that you are not likely to forget! Overall, our cruise was well worth it, hope we don't have to wait another 15 years like we did with this one! :-) Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
FANTASTIC SERVICE! Our cabin steward was awesome always bringing us fresh towels, ice, and making our birthday cruise special. Check-in was a breeze. The ship is definitely looking older but still kept up. The best part of the cruise was ... Read More
FANTASTIC SERVICE! Our cabin steward was awesome always bringing us fresh towels, ice, and making our birthday cruise special. Check-in was a breeze. The ship is definitely looking older but still kept up. The best part of the cruise was the ports of call. St. Thoms and Half moon cay being the highlights. I highly suggest renting an ATV (as long as your comfortable driving on the left hand side of the road!) in Grand Turk. We enjoyed Guys burger and blue iguana cantina. The main dining room food was OK but left more to be desired. 7 days was the perfect amount of time. The new slides seemed to be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Dustin was a great CD and seemed to keep things interesting on the cruise. Go to the comedy shows and if your into it, bingo. Ocean view cabin was plenty of space for two people. I have previously done an inside cabin and probably would never go back. I would recommend going on this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
We've been on 15 cruises -12 on CCL. For reference, we'll be platinum on our Vista cruise in July, so we purchased FTTF for this last one. We also had cheers (yes, worth it for us). Just got off the Glory - here's my ... Read More
We've been on 15 cruises -12 on CCL. For reference, we'll be platinum on our Vista cruise in July, so we purchased FTTF for this last one. We also had cheers (yes, worth it for us). Just got off the Glory - here's my impression. First time on this particular ship. We were married during a cruise on the Liberty, a sister ship, several years ago. Food: MDR was short of disappointing. We went to the steakhouse the first night (amazing as always and exceptional service). Night 2 went to MDR. Don't even remember what we ate but it was blah and tasteless. Quantity and quality of the caesar salad has declined. Chocolate lava cake was overcooked, it was literally a 'cake' throughout. We skipped the MDR the rest of the cruise with the exception of the night they serve escargot (YUM!!!) That night I had the short ribs (amazing). Husband had the lasagna which was mostly good but did not have much sauce. In total we had only those two nights in MDR, by choice. We had sushi (spicy tuna is soo good) 3 nights sitting in the lounge by Alchemy (with Martini's of course) and the steakhouse twice. We enjoyed the BBQ twice as well during lunch hours. Very good. The pulled pork was our favorite, and interestingly enough, is not listed on the menu. Guys is very good as always, and we love the Blue Iguana Cantina for the breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros when it's not a sea day. We typically really enjoy the prosciutto pizza (has the arugula on it), but for some reason found other things to enjoy until the last day. When we finally ordered it, the ship was "out of arugula". Pizza wasn't the same. We had originally reserved Chef's Table which we have done many times before, but learned the Glory is still on the same menu from the last 2 years so we canceled. Service: Pretty consistent overall. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. Called by our first names throughout. Particular shout out to the service in Alchemy, the steakhouse and the sushi counter. We sat in Serenity exclusively and saw a bar server only one time walking through - very disappointing. There is a bar window (not a full blown bar) in the Serenity area with one long table and some stools - located in the area where the couches and chairs are. Cabin steward was pretty good - we had a few minor maintenance issues that he resolved promptly. Biggest issue seemed to be with towels, the lack thereof. We were short a bath towel, had to request it a few times and he took our yellow Serenity towels and did not replace them. Cabin: We were in aft 7447. Love the aft cabins. Usually. The cabin was mostly quiet, only a small creaky noise every time the AC turned off. AC worked great, we had to adjust it warmer many times as it got too cold. There is no couch in this cabin, just a table and one chair. Made the room slightly bigger, but may be bothersome for some with the lack of couch. There were plenty of hangers but no pant hangers? Biggest complaint was the massively bright spotlight shining on the balcony ALL NIGHT LONG, EVERY NIGHT. This is one of several lights mounted on Lido and they all shine directly down on balconies on 7 and 8 aft. For this reason if I ever do this class ship again, I will not book aft. We were not able to sit on the balcony after dark, at all. Way too bright. Complained to Guest Services and they told me there was nothing that could be done as it was "part of the architecture" whatever that means. Ship: Overall the ship is in good condition. Typical rusty spots on some of the exterior areas. Serenity is on 2 levels, with no pool. There are some Serenity type chairs/loungers on the other side of the ship by the water slide stairs, but that is not considered Serenity. May be a good spot for those with kids going to the water slide. Only way to get from one side to the other is to go through the building. All the 'pods' are in the very front where there is little to no breeze. CD: I'm not one who cares about the CD. As long as they are not obnoxious, they don't really affect my experience. This CD, don't even know his name, seemed to have an issue speaking without stammering over his words. Several times he had to correct himself or stumbled over what he was saying which I have not experienced before. Excursions: We don't usually book them through CCL, but a cabana in Half Moon Cay is mandatory. As a reminder, they do have towels for you on the island, you do not need to bring your own. That said, seems things were slightly different this time around. Service started on the island around 11 when they started stocking the cabana, and they came by a little after 2 and starting taking everything away. Seemed very early and we were surprised by that. Footnotes: One thing we found to be an annoyance was the lack of 'open' hours of a few place - namely the BBQ and the Serenity bar. There were some days the Serenity bar did not open until early afternoon and then was only open 3 hours. WHAT? Also some of the 'open' times listed for the bars in the Fun Times are misleading. The Red Frog bar and the Atrium bar state a 7am open time, but that's for pop and water only. If you wanted, say, a mimosa, you had to wait until 8am. (First world problem I know). We also found many smokers onboard who had a complete disregard for non smoking areas. We found zero staff policing chair hogs in Serenity but this seems to be a mostly common theme across all ships. In all, this was a nice cruise and we would not hesitate to recommend the Glory, as long as you're not going dependant on stellar MDR food. Our complaints are minor. Read Less
Sail Date May 2017
My husband and I sailed on Glory. We do not care for a lot of partying or adult themed atmosphere but once we realized we didn't have to be around all of that we really had a great time. There is so much to do beyond these ... Read More
My husband and I sailed on Glory. We do not care for a lot of partying or adult themed atmosphere but once we realized we didn't have to be around all of that we really had a great time. There is so much to do beyond these activities that we really had a nice time. We did see a couple of the shows where the acting and singing and dancing really was excellent. We were sat at a table with a very sweet couple that on the ship we became friends. The people that served in so many ways were all so nice and helpful. We were really thankful for just everything. The ports we went to and the excursions we took were really nice. Everything overall seemed very clean and we were very glad. Our room was near the main lobby so a night or 2 it got a little loud but again it really was ok. And most of the time they quieted down early. The food was really good. There was a great variety. I am vegan and at first again I wasn't sure if there would be enough but there was always plenty. Very nice trip. The spa was nice. I did go to a facial party and I did buy some of the products. I had a little experience with them on our last trip with the fantasy, so I knew they were good. I got different things this time and am very pleased. I also tried the good feet and the Elemis detox. Now, at this point I am sure some are saying I fell for crazy things, but first of all I have used shoe inserts in the past and various one. They have definitely helped my feet over the years so to buy one pair that will last a good long time even at the price, it was worth it to me. As far as the detox program, they weren't telling me a lot of new information. The program which includes their herbs and so forth are taking a little to get used to. They said I needed to cut out coffee and that has been hard. Drinking coffee with the herbs gets me light headed but to stay totally away from coffee I get bad headaches and I feel very sluggish. So I am working with this. Obviously I do need some detoxing. As far as the foods, I'm vegan so I really am having to learn portion control and not to eat so many fruits plus to eat more regularly. So For me I think it will all work out. I don't feel I wasted money. Well, all in all, this trip was really one of the best trips me and my husband have ever been on anywhere. It was really great and I look forward to our next cruise somewhere. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Embarkation: Embarkation was not as smooth as it has been on previous cruises. It was very unorganized. For the priority guests when they called diamond guests all of the priority guests went, that includes diamond, platinum, suite guests, ... Read More
Embarkation: Embarkation was not as smooth as it has been on previous cruises. It was very unorganized. For the priority guests when they called diamond guests all of the priority guests went, that includes diamond, platinum, suite guests, and I think faster to the fun. Dining: Dining overall was very good. I really enjoyed the guys burgers. Something a lot of people don't notice is the Old Fashioned BBQ place on deck ten above the main buffet. It was previously a Fish n' Chips place but then they changed it. The macaroni and cheese was a big hit with my son, I even liked it. I don't usually like mac n cheese. The platinum restaurant was very good. A shoutout to our head waiter Jerome (Jamaica, Ocho Rios) our one mishap was at the steakhouse, which BTW would not suggest going there with kids unless they like steak or lobster, my son wanted to order an appetizer off the adult menu and an entree off the kids menu. The waiter gave us a hard time about it and said we would have to pay extra because "you don't usually order off both menus" my son was very upset and didn't even order dessert. Entertainment:The entertainment was pretty good. I mostly saw the comedian or went to Karaoke at nights, but the night I did go to the show it was EPIC ROCK! It was the best show I've seen on five cruises. The comedians were very funny. Karaoke was a lot of fun. The ship: the ship itself was not all that great. First of all, if you were on Deck 3 or4 at the front of the ship (fwd) you could not get to the back of the ship (aft) without having to cut through the golden restaurant, which most of the time isn't open. Then if you went up to deck 5 you would have to go through the smokey casino where it was hard to breathe. The ship's layout was kind of stupid. There were two water slides on the ship. My son really enjoyed them, although he's been on faster ones. There were two pools on on mid ship, and one aft. We usually hung out at the aft pool because it was less crowded. Also, almost all of the trivia was in the casino. It was so smoky and hard to breathe in. Also unless you were sitting right next to the host, you couldn't hear because of the slot machines. Staff: The staff was great. Our CD, (cruise director) Eric, was very fun and lively, but he would say the same thing like five times a day. I won't say what, but it gets annoying fast. You've got hand it to them, their away from their families for months at a time, they have a right to be cranky, but no! I never someone who didn't have a smile on their face, or somebody who wasn't ready to help. Our dinner team was amazing. So was our cabin steward. Ports. These were probably my favorite ports I've ever been to. In Half Moon Cay (pronounced KEY) we just enjoyed the beach, the ocean and the view of the ship. We had to tender, so the ship was pretty close to the beach. St. Thomas, we took a taxi to the mountain top. It was great. Be careful when you get a taxi, as there are no private taxis. We got scammed into doing a tour. We enjoyed the tour anyway. At San Juan we took a city tour. Our tour guide Albert, charged us $5 extra per person to do a private tour with us and another couple, who were very nice. We saw old San Juan and new San Juan. After the tour we went in the forts. Grand Turk, we just enjoyed the beach and went snorkeling right there. The shoreline is rocky, but not too bad. Some reviews say you should bring water shoes but if you don't have them, I wouldn't bother buying them. If your snorkeling if doesn't matter. Disembarkation: Disembarkation was a breeze. Ten times better than embarkation. We were supposed to get into Miami at 8 but we got there early. Almost nobody was up, so we got off around 7:15 to the airport by 8 The Bottom Line: The bottom line is this cruise was amazing. Before this trip, I read a lot of reviews, and a lot of them were bad. But after this cruise, I realized, a cruise is what you make of it. You shouldn't one cranky person, or mistake ruin your trip. Just go with the flow. I highly recommend this trip. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
This trip included my husband (41), and my father in law and his girlfriend as well as me (42). This was my husband and I’s 5th cruise on Carnival and FIL and GF’s 1st. Hubby and I booked this Cruise May 2016, after our cruise ... Read More
This trip included my husband (41), and my father in law and his girlfriend as well as me (42). This was my husband and I’s 5th cruise on Carnival and FIL and GF’s 1st. Hubby and I booked this Cruise May 2016, after our cruise (Ecstasy) from the previous month missed Half Moon Cay, we decided to try again! We decided this trip to fly into FLL, from Louisville KY. We had an early flight and arrived in FLL at 11am. Prior to the cruise I had read on the boards here about a shuttle service called SAS that would take us to our hotel in Miami. They were very good at communicating were we needed to be, the wait was not long and we were driving to Miami about 11:30. The cost was $15 per person, plus a tip! The ride took about 40 minutes; we did drop another group off at the port first. We arrived before check in time at our Hotel YVE. They offered to keep our luggage and we decided to head across the street to Bayside market Place. We made it just in time to catch the 1:30 pirate boat Tour. This was a lot of fun! After that we headed back to the hotel to check in. Our room had a bay view window (we could see the ships) and was very nice. We did head back out a little later and went back over to Bayside and ate at a German restaurant that was pretty good! Then we headed back across the street to the CVS and picked up some last minute supplies (soda and hair spray). Couldn’t fly with the soda and accidently put the hair spray in my carry on! We had a great experience with SAS, I would highly recommend them! I would also recommend YVE for a one night stay prior to a cruise. Great location! The morning of the cruise went very smooth. We went down stairs requested a van and sat down to wait. After about 5 minutes the van showed up and we were on our way! We arrived about 10:30 at the port; our cab driver told us we would not be allowed in till much later. We dropped off our luggage; there was already a pretty long line. However since we had FTTF we went right around the line and right into the building. Check-in was very smooth and we were waiting in chairs to board after about 15 minutes of dropping off the luggage. It didn’t seem long before they started calling wedding parties and so on. We were on in no time. There was one glitch here somehow we missed the embarkation photos, not sure if they were not set up or if we just missed them somehow. This was a little disappointing to me, but in no way ruined my cruise! Upon boarding we went straight to our staterooms (we had FTTF) and dropped off our carry on stuff and sodas. We had an interior 9442 on lido and the FIL and GF had a balcony on lido. Hubby and I love Lido deck and have been booking on this deck since we figured this out. We always book interior (we just don’t spend any time in our room). So the room was just as we expected. We had a great attendant! He did ask if we wanted morning, evening or both. We picked both and it was done. We did try the Guys burger for the first time and thought they were really good, did not like the fries at all! We also ate at the Steakhouse the first night and although being good we just didn’t see enough of a difference to eat there again! We are very happy with the selections in the dining room. We had the best dining room team to date! We had set dinning at 6pm. We had 2 sea days and 4 ports this cruise: Half Moon Cay, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk. We had excursions planned in all 4 ports. The first sea day was cloudy, very windy, a little rainy and maybe slightly cold. We decided to get out the fun times and do inside activities. We stayed busy all day and had a good time! Half Moon Cay: Woke up to a beautiful day and finally made it! It was a little windy so our Kayaking excursion was canceled (money was refunded to our sign n sail account). This was no great loss; we had a wonderful day just hanging out on the beach! Absolutely the most beautiful beach I have ever been to was a perfect day! St Thomas: We decided to try Zip lining; we did a Carnival excursion called Tree Limin extreme. They picked us up right on the pier. They took us up the mountain in an open air truck to the zip lining site. This was fun and the views were amazing! Once back we walked around the town area and did a little shopping. We also stopped at a little place for lunch and decided to share a tuna melt, this was the best tuna I have ever had! This was another wonderful day! San Juan: For this day we decided to go 4 wheeling in the rain forest! This was another excursion booked via Carnival. Once off the ship we met our tour guide in the big building right off the ship. We waited in line for everyone to show up, and then they put us on a very nice air conditioned bus for the 45 minute drive to the rain forest! This was a very nice trip and we did have a good time, I do have a small complaint about this excursion. The 4 wheeling ride was “2 hours” during which we took 4 20 minute breaks, which left us a total of 40 minute ride time. I would have been happy with no breaks but I understand the need, but think 2 would have been plenty. We did stop at a beautiful overlook from which we could see the ocean in the background, we also stopped at a creek and went swimming and played in the water. We stopped for them to tell us about the rain forest and then the last stop was at a little hut/bar that offered coconut water from the coconut and chicken on a stick. Both were very good! I would have been fine with the creek and bar stop, but alas it’s not all about me. Overall this was a fun excursion just more of a site seeing tour then a 4 wheeling ride. Had I understood this would I have still taken this excursion, I think so, I would have just had different expectations! We arrived back in port about noon; we grabbed a taxi up to the larger fort, El Morrow. We only had about 2 ½ hours till back on board time, so we did a fast run through of the fort and then walked back down to port. Overall a lovely day! Grand Turk: We had been here before and were not that impressed. This trip we decided to take a catamaran tour with snorkeling through Carnival. This was amazing, we had a blast. The day was perfect the water was perfect! This was my first time snorkeling and I will do it again in the future. We snorkeled for about 25 minutes, then back on board for free rum punch and headed to a private area of the beach. Lots of rum punch, water, sand and music! Once back we walked down to Jacks Shack and met Topper. We took our photos with him, had a drink and headed back to the ship! Another perfect day! The last sea day we had perfect weather! We soaked up the sun, spent time by the pool and on serenity, watched all the games and listened to music. Then it was time to pack and get ready to go home. We woke up on debarkation day early as we had another excursion planned via Carnival in Miami. We met in the big show room; we were kind of escorted off in a group, lost everybody in costumes and met back up on board our very large and very nice bus to the everglades. All of this was a pretty smooth process. We left the port and headed to the Everglades for an air boat ride; this was a very nice way to leave the ship. After the time in the everglades the bus took us to FLL airport. They held our luggage till we arrived at the airport. They also advised we could leave whatever we wished on the bus during our time in the Everglades, we and seemed others felt safe to do so! We arrived at the airport in plenty of time for our flight! Overall this has been my favorite Cruise; it just seemed everything went perfect! Yes there were a couple of small things, but nothing that took from the overall feeling of joy! Once home and after talking to our adult children we have booked Magic for April 2018! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
I am a platinum guest with Carnival, so I usually book through Carnival to receive my perks. Embarkation was very disorganized. I boarded in Miami and was taken to the VIP lounge. Usually when boarding they announce Diamond members, ... Read More
I am a platinum guest with Carnival, so I usually book through Carnival to receive my perks. Embarkation was very disorganized. I boarded in Miami and was taken to the VIP lounge. Usually when boarding they announce Diamond members, Platinum members and then the FTTF guests. Boarding early is suppose to be one of the perks for a diamond or platinum guest. This time they just said all board now and it was total confusion. If Carnival is just going to have a cattle call to board then they should take this off the perks list for diamond and platinum guests. Also they are now coming around and asking if you want your room cleaned in the morning or in the evening. I told the cabin steward that I preferred twice a day as usual. Not sure if they are trying to change the policy and only clean the rooms once a day. I had to ask for robes to be put in our room and was told that you now needed to ask to have robes, however when you look at the amenities that are listed for the cabin, robes are on the list. So after boarding and finding out some new rules the trip was the usual awesome cruise. I know many people complain about the food but I thought it was great and if there is something that you do not feel is up to your standards they do not have a problem bringing you another meal. The steak house is well worth the money for a special treat. Entertainment is what you make it..you can do as much as you want or just relax and read. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
after our TA Carnival Vista cruise which was so wonderful we though we would sail Carnival for all our upcoming cruises but after what we have seen on this cruise, I don't think so. During dinner we saw many times people getting ... Read More
after our TA Carnival Vista cruise which was so wonderful we though we would sail Carnival for all our upcoming cruises but after what we have seen on this cruise, I don't think so. During dinner we saw many times people getting food in their wet bikini / swim shirts staff stood there, looked and did not say anything. In the casino I saw one lady playing a slot machine with her child ( aprox 3 years old ) playing with toys under her chair, security asked her to leave when other guests started to complain. she said no and kept on playing she left when people started starring at her. I saw people smoking at places where it is not allowed to smoke and what upsets me the most was that a girl threw away her sigaret over board she stupidly said "what?" when I said she just killed a dolphin. I saw a bartender giving 2 gin-tonic drinks to a young boy nearly 7 / 8 years old. I saw/heard so many things that upset me so much, this holiday became no vacation anymore. We tried to relax but in this case it was hard not to get upset. we tried to figure out what was going wrong on this cruise, probably the lack of staff combined with the age of guests ( spring break ? ) anyhow the behavior of many guests was not acceptable and staff looked but turned the other way. Eric the CD was a little light in all the darkness of this Exotic Eastern Caribbean cruise. I do hope carnival reads this report as they really need to do something about their tolerance Fun ? this was not funny anymore ..... We will think more than twice when we search for another cruise Carnival what a shame after 8 cruises we probably say goodbye forever. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
This was our 3rd cruises with Carnival and it was nothing compare to the 2 first ones. I didn't give a one because the animation and the service in the formal dinner restaurant were good. Other than that, it has been a huge ... Read More
This was our 3rd cruises with Carnival and it was nothing compare to the 2 first ones. I didn't give a one because the animation and the service in the formal dinner restaurant were good. Other than that, it has been a huge disappointment. First of all, the boat was dirty and the stateroom wasn't clean at all. Lot of paper wraps/food on the lido, food and drinks left in the hallway all day long, stains on the sheets, hair left in the shower... second, the boat doesn't have a real pool! 2 little water holes were 5 kids can play. Other than than, there are only hot tubes. Adults couldn't just enjoy a pool. One female maid entered my stateroom without knocking on the door or checking if the room was empty. Unfortunately, I took my shower just 2 minutes before and wasn't dressed. She completely entered the room before she turned around and left like nothing happened. I complained about this incident and took advantage to also talk about the cleanliness of the room in general. The first lady recorded the complaint and called the manager. The manager just told me "sorry but there is nothing I can do". She didn't propose to send someone to clean the room or anything else. She kind of answered me that since I am a man, it is not as bad as if it would have been a woman and a man entered the room. I told her that I didn't want to pay the entire automatic tip as the room service was so bad. She answered that I have to call Carnival after the cruise as she can't do anything. The only response to the incident we received was that... no one ever came to clean the room until the end of the cruise! And when I called Carnival, the lady on the phone told me that they could only give me a voucher for the next cruise. I answered her that I wan't to reduce my tip instead but she told me I should have request it before the end of the trip. I informed her that I have been instructed differently but she started to be aggressive and I have to accept the voucher because she wanted to close my case. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
The overall cruise was the typical Carnival experience. Nothing negative to note. Yes, the construction was still going on, with all the previous complaints Carnival made sure to give us ample opportunities to get a full refund. Each ... Read More
The overall cruise was the typical Carnival experience. Nothing negative to note. Yes, the construction was still going on, with all the previous complaints Carnival made sure to give us ample opportunities to get a full refund. Each cabin was giving a $200 credit and kids under 17 were given a free excursion. That was a generous offer for which I am grateful. The dining was good. I especially liked the Blue Iguana Cantina, really wish it were open longer. Although my son thoroughly enjoyed Guys' burger joint, I couldn't partake since I don't eat beef. Alternative patty options would've been nice (turkey or veggie). I enjoyed the steakhouse, enough to say, I've been there, done that and I won't be back. The Your time Dining room option needs work. There were major lines most nights for dinner. Perhaps using the app to take reservations could help with the congestion. Over the ocean Ziplining in Amber Cove was an awesome excursion. I wouldn't have done it without the kids being free and I won't do it again. The smoke at or near the Casino was unbearable at times. An upgrade to the filtration system is needed. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
I have a lot of travel points with Carnival and there were no available cruise offers for me on my usual Mexican Riviera cruise. Therefore, my friend and I chose the Eastern Caribbean. The ship appeared worn and dirty. It looked like ... Read More
I have a lot of travel points with Carnival and there were no available cruise offers for me on my usual Mexican Riviera cruise. Therefore, my friend and I chose the Eastern Caribbean. The ship appeared worn and dirty. It looked like it needs a complete "makeover." Embarkation with "Faster to the Fun" helped the process. Our cabin needed a thorough cleaning; our cabin steward James was very nice and always available should we need anything. However, the carpet was stained and the linens had a very strong odor. The dining room staff were friendly and very hard working. However, the food was not good. In fact, the only food items I finished were the appetizers and dessert. As for entertainment, nothing looked interesting, so I played in the casino until the smoke became unbearable. I never saw casino staff in the casino. Most ships have casino staff who interact with players; however, this ship did not. Ports were a disappointment as well. I have been to the Eastern Caribbean two other times, the last time was 10 years or so ago. Now, with the exception of San Juan Puerto Rico, the ports are way too commercial. It is like shopping at home. Sad to see it get this way. I should add, we took an excursion in San Juan that cost one half of the Carnival excursion (same tour). Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Actually won cruise and chose bc four ports (GCayman, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel). Have sailed Carnival before with large friends group. Our room on 9th deck forward had no balcony but had a floor to ceiling window that was perfect. Cabin was ... Read More
Actually won cruise and chose bc four ports (GCayman, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel). Have sailed Carnival before with large friends group. Our room on 9th deck forward had no balcony but had a floor to ceiling window that was perfect. Cabin was very spacious for two and could have accommodated four. Food was mediocre, but that wasn't the main attraction for us. We did not book dives through Carnival to avoid either too many divers or cancellation risk due to too few. TripAdvisor made finding dive operators very easy and they were all outstanding. We enjoyed the comedic entertainment; the rest was kind of cheesey. DON'T take the Internet offerings on board; while I didn't cruise to spend a lot of time online, online access was maddingly slow. DONT GET IT. Crew was excellent, friendly and very hard-working. Embarking and disembarking was very easy; no muss, no fuss. We were off and home (we are local) in no time. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Overall, our trip was average. Great weather, some decent ports, and had a good time mostly. Let me start with the positive - we found the platinum diningroom staff to be friendly and helpful. Our waiter learned our names on Day 1 and ... Read More
Overall, our trip was average. Great weather, some decent ports, and had a good time mostly. Let me start with the positive - we found the platinum diningroom staff to be friendly and helpful. Our waiter learned our names on Day 1 and made us feel very welcomed each night. Our favorite was our drink server, who made himself known by a simple "yoohoo" shoutout. On the last day, he went to each table he served that week to specifically say thank you and good bye to each person he interacted with - outstanding! The diningroom food was pretty good - felt there were enough options to satisfy all 4 of us. Buffet food was OK - one thing I noticed on the last full day was fruit flies hovering over the fruit which turned me off but until then, I wasn't disappointed but not impressed either. The size of our room was good - we had 4 of us - the murphy bed that folded down from ceiling and use of the sofa. Beds weren't too bad - actually we slept pretty well. I felt there was sufficient closet space and the layout of the room was good. I liked having a balcony and will no longer book a cruise w/o one. I also liked the kiosks near Guest Services so I didn't have to stand in long lines to manage my account. We did not purchase the drink package on this cruise but felt the price of the drinks were not ridiculous...pricier than normal but comparable to other events like our state fair, concerts, and sporting events. We liked the punchliner comedy club - nice to see various comedians. The manager Shey was a bit annoying - she was trying to be funny each time prior to introducing the headliner but really after about the 3rd time I was over it...she needed to mix up her presentation because we heard the exact same thing like 6 times. Seating in the punchliner was nice but filled up very quickly. Large round couches that could sit like 8 were being "held" by one person sitting there that would not allow you to sit...not the cruise's fault but still was something that was frustrating because it was not just with one person or one occurrence. Now the bad.. * I was livid the water slide was disassembled and that part of the ship sectioned off for construction. My teenagers had been looking forward to that. They got over it quickly but if I had smaller children it would have been a problem. We received a $5 off card for the arcade in lieu of which was a joke. There was no mention of that part of the ship being under construction when it was booked so a very bad decision on part of Carnival..especially for the week the kids in the north are out of school so LOTS of families/kids on the ship that week. It made it worse by hearing it was going to dry dock for 2 weeks...where they could have done that then. * Noise and vibration of the ships - there was significant vibration of the ship in the diningroom and other areas in the aft part. My husband at dinner mentioned he wondered if the prop was damaged because it was so bad...almost concerning. I didn't feel it on other parts of the ship but it was a nightly occurrence during dinner and in the comedy club. The door on our balcony between cabins rattled every night which kept us awake. The rubber door stopper was almost gone and it just banged every night. My husband got so annoyed he took one of our plastic coat hangers and jammed it in there to stop it so we could sleep. Additionally - the construction was beyond annoying. I didn't spend $$$$ to listen to jack hammers, banging and sawing. It wasn't just at port either, although that seemed to be when the majority of the really loud stuff happened. Walking thru deck 5 it sounded like someone was building a house - really unprofessional and unacceptable for vacationers. * Getting on the ship was LONG. On Royal Caribbean - we checked in and walked right onto the ship. Not Carnival - my assigned time was 10:30-11:00 and we were corralled with 100s of others waiting. Our group was called at 1:00pm to board. We drove from Tampa so knowing that ahead of time would have been nice and altered our plans slightly. Live & learn..don't plan on boarding until 12:30 at the earliest.. * Overall condition - when I walked onboard I was looking forward to comparing it to my first cruise last year. First thing I noticed, literally walking into the main lobby was that it was not as clean as I expected. The sofas were dated, dingy and clearly needed refurbishing..the seats in buffet area also needed replacing..some had small tears in it. On our first day at sea - we simply laid out in sun..and about 10 mins later my husband asked me what I had on my arm. My arms and legs had black streaks from where I was moving the chairs...and as we looked each chair was filthy. I simply took a wipe I had on my purse to wipe down. That's all they needed - and it was all 4 of our chairs. I never once say a worker wiping them down on the entire cruise. * Laundry room on Deck 6 - awful, broken machines with no notices that they were out of order, each time I went in there the floor was flooded and obviously had leaked out into the hallway because they were constantly cleaning it up and had fans to help dry it. This was only our 2nd cruise and 1st with Carnival. Like I first stated, we had a good time but I'll be more cautious about the age of a ship before I book my next one, be it Carnival or another line. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We cruise about once a year and many of our cruises have been with Carnival. This cruise was a truly disappointing experience. We traveled with my parents so there were four of us in a Grand Suite. The room size and location was perfect ... Read More
We cruise about once a year and many of our cruises have been with Carnival. This cruise was a truly disappointing experience. We traveled with my parents so there were four of us in a Grand Suite. The room size and location was perfect for us. However the room itself was not up to the standard of a suite or even a regular cabin. There was dust/dirt covering the trim above the desk mirrors and on closet shelves. The couch was dirty. I used my own Lysol wipes to clean actual dirt and scuffs off of the couch. The carpet and bedspread were both threadbare, stained and generally gross. The Carnival Comfort Beds were anything but. They were lumpy and obviously way past needing to be replaced. The bidet (we never used it) had some kind of problem where it made a loud, gurgling noise...all day and all night. We told our cabin steward about it three times and three times he assured us he would have someone from maintenance fix it. It remained broken until the day we left. I understand the ship was getting ready to go into drydock. But, these are every day maintenance issues that should be ongoing. In fact, other than the new carpet on the stairs and elevator areas, it looked like the crew gave up on this poor ship a long time ago. Carnival should be ashamed of themselves for charging us what they did for this room. I have some minor health issues and have been eating gluten free for the past year and a half per doctor's orders. I called Carnival ahead and let them know of my dietary concerns. I was told to go to my dining room on the day we board and speak with the maitre d. So I did. There I was told that he was not available and that I could either walk up to the Lido Deck to 'look around for a host' or, to just speak with my waiter that night. I opted to speak to my waiter. I was told that they "do not make special orders on the first night". Excuse me? Special Orders? I'm asking questions that anyone who works at a restaurant should be able to answer about the food on their menu. Obviously I know what foods are naturally gluten free. But I don't know if that's changed in the preparation and needed these questions answered. I was told to just 'order the chicken' and they would bring me the following night's menu so that 'from now on' they could help me. This is absolutely unacceptable. And the buffet was no better. Nothing is labeled and when you ask a crew member they don't (or they pretend they don't so they don't have to be bothered) understand what you're asking for. The food in the dining room was often cold by the time we got it. Not just mine but all of ours. Carnival offers no special desserts for gluten free eaters accept for the melting cake. Which is very good but not so good that I want it every single night. They have no gluten free dessert offerings at the buffet either. A side note: our last cruise was not on Carnival. We were also in a suite on that ship, they were extremely helpful with gluten free eating, foods on the buffet were labeled accordingly, they had a different GF dessert on the buffet and in the dining room every day and, this cruise on the Glory cost us just as much as that one. Lots of people have food allergies or eat gluten free, vegan, paleo, etc these days. Carnival needs to start paying more attention to this. Construction was going on during our cruise as they have decided to add a water park to this ship. We aren't water slide people so the fact that it was already taken down didn't bother us. But, the construction noise was absolutely NOT the background music that we should have had to deal with. We're talking jackhammers and loud pounding while you're trying to 'escape' and enjoy the sunshine. Really a bad call on Carnival's part to have this going on while guests were on board. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We picked this cruise because it was leaving Miami Fl on the weekend of the International Boat Show, which we also wanted to attend. This was to be a celebration of our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The embarkation process was smooth and ... Read More
We picked this cruise because it was leaving Miami Fl on the weekend of the International Boat Show, which we also wanted to attend. This was to be a celebration of our 20th Wedding Anniversary. The embarkation process was smooth and on time. First thing we find is that the water slide has been removed from the ship and the area is under construction. Our kids are terribly disappointed. This has a domino effect, leading to kids overtaking the hot tubs because the pools are too cold and parents that do not watch their kids, don't care they are swimming and splashing in the hot tubs. Secondly, one of our excursion was cancelled and they automatically switched us to another excursion with an open bar. We do not drink and had our 2 children with us. We did not feel this was appropriate. Had to wait in line at guest services and shore excursion desk multiple times to get this fixed. Thirdly, the ship vibrated and shook so badly that eating dinner in the aft dinning room was enough to make you worry about the ability of the ship to return to port. In the same area was the Punchliner comedy club. One evening we were unfortunate to have to sit near the bar. The vibrating of the engines caused the alcohol bottles to shake so loud we could hardly hear the comedian on stage. Fourth, the Construction! They we're jack hammering and drilling and sawing only feet away from the pool, the lounge chairs and our room. You could not take a nap if you wanted to because of the loud construction noise. It was far from relaxing!!! We also found out the ship was heading into dry dock right after our sailing. We were terribly upset that the water slide and construction could not wait until the dry dock. It appeared that Carnival cared more about getting the ship ready for their Spring Break season than they did about their commitment to their loyal customers. I have cruised with Carnival 4 times and never have I been so disappointed. I may be looking for a new cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We take an annual February cruise since it is our son's winter break from school. This was our 5th carnival cruise and 8th overall. It was also our very worst cruise experience. This ship, was going into a two week dry dock after our ... Read More
We take an annual February cruise since it is our son's winter break from school. This was our 5th carnival cruise and 8th overall. It was also our very worst cruise experience. This ship, was going into a two week dry dock after our cruise which no one was informed about. We were also not informed that the aft pool and only slide would be out of commission and be worked on while we sailed. They not only cut off a third of the lido deck from a seating standpoint they cut off a good portion of the serenity decks as well. There was hammering, sawing, drilling and all sorts of noise going on constantly. The were doing "dry dock" work throughout our cruise in all areas. After constantly complaining I received a case number and was told the HQ would deal with the issue once the cruise was over. The people working on this ship were excellent as were the four ports we visited. The boat, was old, vibrated terribly and in sore need of the dry dock. Why we were not informed prior to our cruise about these conditions is a black mark on Carnival I will not soon forget. After the conditions were publicized upon our return by a local Florida news station, Carnival decided to offer us all a 25% refund and a 50% discount on a future cruise. This was not nearly enough based on the loss of "fun" with all the construction and noise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
We stayed in Miami for a few days before boarding the ship and really enjoyed the Wynwood area. The embarkation was very smooth. However, once we boarded we saw construction crews and discovered that they were going to be working on ... Read More
We stayed in Miami for a few days before boarding the ship and really enjoyed the Wynwood area. The embarkation was very smooth. However, once we boarded we saw construction crews and discovered that they were going to be working on the boat the entire week we were on it. Because of the construction, there was no water slide and the pool the slide should have fed into was not accessible. As a result of this, the Serenity Deck, which was supposed to be 18+, was a free for all. So, during our At Sea days when we were hoping to relax in peace and quiet, the Serenity Deck was full of kids. When we were getting ready for bed the first evening, I was feeling uncomfortably warm. I tried adjusting the thermostat to no avail. We then called Guest Services to complain about our warm cabin and they sent someone to investigate our claim. The staff member arrived with a handheld temperature gauge indicating that our room was 75F. This person informed us that the accepted (by whom I’m not sure) range should be between 65-71F. However Sleep.org says the ideal temperature for sleeping is 60-67F https://sleep.org/articles/temperature-for-sleep/. I asked this person why the thermostat appeared to not work and he never gave me an answer. He left our cabin insinuating that he was going to somehow adjust our cabin temperature remotely but it took several hours for the effect to be felt inside our cabin. On the second night around the same time we experienced the same problem. We once again called Guest Services and they sent another person who removed the vent cover in the ceiling and appeared to be adjusting something inside of it. Once again, it took several hours for results to be felt. The third night we AGAIN had the same problem. Only, this time when we called Guest Services no one came. After 7 miserable nights of interrupted sleep I realized that the problem seemed to occur around the same time EVERY evening we were on this ship. Our cabin was located directly below the main theater. Every night when our air conditioning ceased, it was around show time and it did not return until after the late show had finished. This leads me to believe that our air conditioning was diverted to the theater ALL seven miserable nights while we lay in bed hoping to be able to get at least one good night’s sleep. What a miserable vacation when you can't even get a good night's rest and talk about putting a damper on the "romance department", if you know what I mean!? San Juan, Puerto Rico is AMAZING! We just wandered around Old San Juan. Grand Turk is a little scary if you venture into town and there's not much in the town. Not worth the cab fare, but the areas right by the port with the pool and the beach are nice. Some people we met on the cruise did an excursion there that sounded like a lot of fun. St. Thomas is nice for beach time or shopping. Amber Cove, Dominican Republic has a nice rum distillery, chocolate factory and cigar shop. We enjoyed a nice guided tour of the city there. The comedy shows were really good and we enjoyed the Alchemy Bar. Our wait staff for dinner was amazing and our room steward was also good. If it weren't for some of the staff on the ship, this total trip would've been a wash!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Friends that have cruised previously picked this cruise and invited us. There were 13 of us total, age range 10-60. Had a good time, even with few hiccups along the way. Our cabin steward showed up first day and introduced himself. ... Read More
Friends that have cruised previously picked this cruise and invited us. There were 13 of us total, age range 10-60. Had a good time, even with few hiccups along the way. Our cabin steward showed up first day and introduced himself. After that he was nonexistent. Spoke with others in our group and found out they saw there cabin stewards every day, multiple times. We definitely did not get same treatment all others in our group were getting. Husband ordered a surprise decorating of our room and bottle of wine for my bday. This was all set to happen morning of bday during room cleaning. By late afternoon husband was very frustrated. He finally told me about it. We went to guest services to find out why it never happened and see about getting money back. The guy at guest services was fairly ruin and told us to have a seat while he made a phone call. While we waited he disappeared. When he finally came back, after waiting 20 minutes, we went to ask him what the plan was. He informed us it had already been delivered. We explained to him again that we wanted our money back and no decorations as the surprise was ruined, and decorating the room at 5pm was a moot point as we would not be in room rest of evening. He rudely said there was nothing he could do. As we walked back to our room we saw our room steward leaving our room. He quickly disappeared around corner as we came down hall. Our room had been decorated, but was still disappointing that it took my husband telling me and complaining to make it happen. We had also tried calling our room steward multiple times, who never answered his phone, earlier in day. We all did the sit down dinner every night. For the most part it was good. Food is ok, nothing spectacular. Our head waiter was severely lacking. His two helpers were great. Had to ask head waiter multiple times for items. The assistant waiter should have been head waiter. He had a great personality, was very attentive, and on top of things. We would do another cruise, but if on Carnival will try a newer ship. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Overall all cruise was pretty good. Our cabin steward was the worst we have ever had in 6 cruises, She did not keep cabin very clean, was hardly visible as apposed to other cruises and rarely seen actually cleaning. even after additional ... Read More
Overall all cruise was pretty good. Our cabin steward was the worst we have ever had in 6 cruises, She did not keep cabin very clean, was hardly visible as apposed to other cruises and rarely seen actually cleaning. even after additional tipping we still need to leave notes to leave extra towels, change sheets etc.No twice a day cleaning lol. On the flip side Erick was an outstanding cruise director and Armon and his team in the Golden dining room were second to none. 5 of our 6 cruises have been on Carnival, this one seemed to be different than the others.The other thing we missed was the Captain party for the gold, platinum and diamond members. We will be trying a different cruise line for our next cruise. As for the ports of call they were all very good but not overly impressed with Amber Cove Dominican Republic. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
This was the 2017 Bloggers cruise. It is number 10 and the first one I was able to make happen. The activities were great as I knew they would be. It was easy getting on as we had Faster to the Fun and also the easiest off I have ever ... Read More
This was the 2017 Bloggers cruise. It is number 10 and the first one I was able to make happen. The activities were great as I knew they would be. It was easy getting on as we had Faster to the Fun and also the easiest off I have ever experienced. The rest of the ship, the food, the team on board all pulled together to make this one of the most fun experiences we have had. Casino was smokey as on most ships. We just stayed away for the most part. I love to pull slots - but it was too smokey for me to tolerate comfortably. We had 3 different wait staff in the Golden dining room - We did the my time dining. Never had to wait - but did have to change staff. Of the 3 different groups we had - only 1 team wasn't 100%. I believe they might have been new - but still great food and fun. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
This was the Bloggers 10 hot cruise and I wanted to meet John. How pleased I was to also meet Mr. Radu! The American feast is not what normal Americans eat. Not much was interesting but thoroughly enjoyed the wait staff-Indrawan and ... Read More
This was the Bloggers 10 hot cruise and I wanted to meet John. How pleased I was to also meet Mr. Radu! The American feast is not what normal Americans eat. Not much was interesting but thoroughly enjoyed the wait staff-Indrawan and Jemius. The CD was good and the young man in charge of Bingo-Lee- was hilarious. The Glory was not my favorite ship. I think I like the smaller ships. Our cabin was at the very front of the ship next to a door that led to the front deck. Noisy because of people slamming both double doors when they went out and came in. We also saw very little of our room steward but talked several times with the one down the hall. We loved John Heald! He's the only CD who has ever given us the giggles for while besides Calvyn Martens. Our shore excursion-the only one we could go on because it was a wheelchair accessible one-was canceled and we were not told until we got off the ship and could not find them. We enjoyed the ports and visited a couple we had never been to. The first night we ordered room service and it never came. There are not enough excursions for the wheelchair bound.The last night during the photo session with John someone took my camera. We ha to move to be in the picture and when we got back to our seat it was gone and never turned in to Guest Services. I checked 4 times . My name and address was on the first picture so maybe it will be returned.It could be the reason for the grouchy review . Sorry this is such a ramble but that is how I think these days. I will be on more Carnival ships but I don't think Miami or the Glory will be among them. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
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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