127 Miami to Caribbean - Eastern Carnival Glory Cruise Reviews

This was our second time on the Glory. While she is one of their older ships but we still love her charm. The crew was amazing as before. The food was great. Our cruise director Cookie was a blast. He did a great job interacting with ... Read More
This was our second time on the Glory. While she is one of their older ships but we still love her charm. The crew was amazing as before. The food was great. Our cruise director Cookie was a blast. He did a great job interacting with the passengers and genuinely enjoyed hanging out with us and welcoming with questions we may would have had. We had a nice conversation with him and it felt like we were hanging out with a friend. We got a couples massage in the spa that was great. I attended a ladies pampering seminar where we were given a fantastic deal that was extended to my husband and well. The only thing we were disappointed in were the shows. We were on her a year before and they were the same exact shows. The group of folks that performed last year we're so talented. This year not so much. Our meals in the main dining room were very good. The only complaint I have there is that I was only able to get the Creme brulee once and they didn't have escargot this time on the menu. We highly recommend the behind the scenes tour. It was well worth the money and suggest booking it as soon as the excursions desk opens when you embark because it is limited to 16 people and sells out fast. Embarking and disembarking was a breeze. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We had twenty people (14 adults/6 children) on this cruise for a family getaway and a grandaughter's birthday. The trip was arranged by my daughter; and let me explain that I had not been a big fan of cruises but love my daughter. ... Read More
We had twenty people (14 adults/6 children) on this cruise for a family getaway and a grandaughter's birthday. The trip was arranged by my daughter; and let me explain that I had not been a big fan of cruises but love my daughter. The entire cruise was great; from the comedy shows, to the musical entertainment, to the bars, Guy's Burgers, Rum Bar, Lobby Bar, Bar BQ, shore excursions and our ship cabin. Three things made this an exceptional cruise: 1) Chef Chang and Staff (I apologize for not remebering the staff names). We signed up for the Chef's Dinner (additional charge but was the best money we spent). All twenty of us were the guests of Chef Chang and her staff. Normally this is only provided to a maximum of fourteen people but they agreed to accomodate our group of twenty. The tour of the galley was very interesting with incredible organization. The twenty of us had a private dining room for the entire evening (approximately three hours) for incredible appetizers and many excellent food courses (ranging from Sea Bass to Wagyu Beef). Chef Chang and her staff were totally focused on our needs, with the younger children who were not as adventurous with food, they provided chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese andf french fries. The entire group continued to talk about this experience for the entire cruise; the younger kids requesting to see Chef Chang later during the cruise (three times) and she responded every time to come see us during our dining time. Chef Chang and staff truly understand meeting client needs. We are thankful to this entire group. 2) Adam and I Nyomen our service staff in the Platinum Dining room-early table 609. This is where we ate the majority of our meals and these individuals did an exceptinal job. Regardless of what was requested (crazy or not), and we requested some crazy things, they always met our requests with a smile and great service. These two individuals made our dining experience very memorable from the food ordered to the dancing in which our grandchildren participated. 3) Gemma and Mae, our cabin attendants. Gemma always greeted us pleasantly every day and kept our cabin with everything we requested. From ice, towels, soap and questons about the ship she accomodated all our needs. She and Mae made up incredible towel animals each morning and also surprised us one evening with what I thought was a man on our bed (Just Gemma and crew working with bath towels). While all aspects of our cruise were great; these are the individuals on the cruise that insured our experience was exceptional and memorable. Many thanks! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
It was my first cruise in over 10 years, and the first ever for my husband and parents. We all loved it and can’t wait to go back. Cousin Cookie was an excellent cruise director and the entire ship staff went above and beyond. We felt ... Read More
It was my first cruise in over 10 years, and the first ever for my husband and parents. We all loved it and can’t wait to go back. Cousin Cookie was an excellent cruise director and the entire ship staff went above and beyond. We felt like royalty. She isn’t one of the newer ships, but still has plenty of fun to offer everyone. My only negative, all be it small, was that the talent of the stage show singers wasn’t as good as I remember, but that could just be the casts we saw. Also, the breakfast buffet was the same thing every day, a bit of variety in that arena would have been nice. With that said, I’m not much of a breakfast person in general, so my opinion may be skewed. They did manage to get the playoff football games streamed to the deck as well so the football fans ever in Heaven. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We chose this ship because of the ports and price. Everything was perfect from the crew, entertainment and food. Cruise director “Cookie” was amazing!! St. Thomas and Amber Cove were our favourite ports but we enjoyed San Juan and ... Read More
We chose this ship because of the ports and price. Everything was perfect from the crew, entertainment and food. Cruise director “Cookie” was amazing!! St. Thomas and Amber Cove were our favourite ports but we enjoyed San Juan and Grand Turk were good as well. Cabin was good and didn’t hear the galley above us hardly at all. We were on deck 2 and the noise wasn’t bad in the hall at all. My 12 year old daughter joined the kids club for a lot of activities and Terry who ran it was wonderful with the kids. The Glory is moving to New Orleans or we would love to sail on her again. It was the perfect size. I’m not into those massive ships so I found the Glory just right! We had the best wait staff and ate at the dining room every night. Always had the chocolate melting cake. Yummy! Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
We cruise with Carnival because we love Carnival. This is my 2nd Christmas cruise the first was on Vista. While on this cruise my mom became sick and their medical department (Michael) was amazing and took such great care of her. My mom ... Read More
We cruise with Carnival because we love Carnival. This is my 2nd Christmas cruise the first was on Vista. While on this cruise my mom became sick and their medical department (Michael) was amazing and took such great care of her. My mom travels with oxygen, c pap, and walking is hard, but she had a great time we rented a scooter and it was perfect. We had a room with a balcony, so she had a great view if she didn't get off the ship. Embark and debark went smoothly until the transfer bus dropped us off st the wrong terminal. Frontier changed terminals so check. Loved Coco, one of the fun squad, she has so much energy and really makes everyone around her have a great time. We loved the entertainment and of course Bingo! The ports were great and I liked how at Grand Turk you could just walk off the ship and the beach was right there. We definitely will cruise again with Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Itinary. Grand Turk, St Thomas, Amber Cove, SanJuan, all great places to visit. Eight adults and three kids in our party. As always Carnival crew did a great job. Grand kids had fun. Kids had fun. And my wife and I had great fun being ... Read More
Itinary. Grand Turk, St Thomas, Amber Cove, SanJuan, all great places to visit. Eight adults and three kids in our party. As always Carnival crew did a great job. Grand kids had fun. Kids had fun. And my wife and I had great fun being with all the kids. I asked for a round table for eleven In the MDR. Disappointed they added a chair to a ten place table. A bit crowded at the table. Main dinning room waiters did a great job. Deck chairs not hard to get this cruise. Great weather entire cruise. Enjoyed a couple movies under the stars with the grand kids. Lunch options all great. Guys burgers, Deli, Buritos, tacos and taco salads. BBQ. Pizza and fresh fish market all great. Overall a great time was had by all on this cruise. If able to do this cruise with whole family again we would jump at the chance. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I chose the Carnival Glory because it was sailing to St. Thomas, Puerto Rico & Amber Cove for my birthday. Im a little disappointed in myself because I took a map and did not wake up for the greet & mingle party on Sunday. Sorry ... Read More
I chose the Carnival Glory because it was sailing to St. Thomas, Puerto Rico & Amber Cove for my birthday. Im a little disappointed in myself because I took a map and did not wake up for the greet & mingle party on Sunday. Sorry guys next time. While on board of course Guys burger was fantastic. However, I was disappointed in the seafood shack.....the fish was to greasy with to much batter, a big let down. I tried for two days to get to the pool but as expected no room & the kids was jumping in and splashing (unsupervised). At dinner time our table was non approachable and did not chat even after I told jokes ( I guess it wasn't funny) so we switched tables the next night. The comedy club was floored ( literally) standing room only & sitting on the steps. I really enjoyed John Dicrosta ( purchase his CD). All the comedians were good. I really didn't care for the self centered cruise director Dustin. Everything was about him & not enough about the fun as Carnival say. Could have been more shows and of course I lost at CLUE....but had fun looking for clues. My steward was great (Sang) and the dining room serves and I forget the Spa... The ports were beautiful especially St. Thomas were I found a great tour guide and explored the island and Beach. Puerto Plata was great ...the food....just great and I brought jewelry and Mamajuna...very tasty. Puerto Rico I visited the Barcardi factory were I had my first Mojito and poured my own bottle of liquor. Grand Turk didn't do much for me but fun in the sun is always good when you leaving 32 degree weather. Overall I had a great time in spite of the fish & Dustin. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Took a family cruise on the Carnival Glory. We loved the ship, the service and happy to see some healthy food options. Sometimes we want a break from the burgers and fries and want healthier foods. The food in the dining room was very ... Read More
Took a family cruise on the Carnival Glory. We loved the ship, the service and happy to see some healthy food options. Sometimes we want a break from the burgers and fries and want healthier foods. The food in the dining room was very good. Our cabin was on Deck 8 and we loved being close to the pool and LIdo buffet. The Punchliner Comedy Club was our favorite. The comedians were very funny. We really enjoyed the Rainforest excursion in Puerto Rico. Our guide was very informative. We didn’t do an excursion on Grand Turk but chose to stay at the port and take advantage of the free chairs and umbrellas. We rented a Jeep on Saint Thomas and drove around the island. I would definitely not recommend doing that. The roads were very narrow, had sharp turns and dangerous cliffs. I would definitely cruise on the Glory again and visit those ports again! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
For me, this cruise was all about being on the cruise on my 50th birthday. That being said, it was an amazing cruise and also just happened to be on the Glory, which is the first cruise ship I ever cruised on. Being my 50th cruise, I ... Read More
For me, this cruise was all about being on the cruise on my 50th birthday. That being said, it was an amazing cruise and also just happened to be on the Glory, which is the first cruise ship I ever cruised on. Being my 50th cruise, I definitely splurged on my cabin. We had the Captain’s Suite, and had two different cocktail parties on the huge balcony. Our cabin steward, Sang, was great. He went above and beyond getting the different glasses and ice bucket’s and what not for my cocktail parties. The ship itself is seeming a little older. It doesn’t seem like Carnaval is keeping up their ships the way they used to. That is a little disheartening, since I really only cruise on Carnival and would like them to quit cutting corners. It seems like they just cut a lot of corners now to save money on different things. I was shocked to learn that my Stewart had 33 cabins to deal with. I guess that’s why now they ask you if you want to service once or twice a day. I realize carnival is probably the least expensive cruise line, but it would be nice if they had the same standard they had 10 years ago when I started cruising. That being said, overall, my cruise was amazing. The dinners were great in the dining room, and the night we had in the steakhouse was absolutely amazing. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Everything with carnival cruise was perfect and smooth from the start of getting on. It was really easy to check in and the ship was very well kept. My cabin was just enough space for both me and my boyfriend. I really enjoyed the ... Read More
Everything with carnival cruise was perfect and smooth from the start of getting on. It was really easy to check in and the ship was very well kept. My cabin was just enough space for both me and my boyfriend. I really enjoyed the activities Dustin and all the fun squad did an amazing job, also I thought all the performers were great too. You could never say there was nothing to do because there was always an activity. I loved my dining room server WEBERT! He’s amazing and would have him again any day. He’s always in such a good spirit. All the ports were great i think i would change San Juan though. Oh and I loved the lip sync battle idea it was so much fun to watch. I will definitely travel with carnival cruise line again easily. Amazing staff everyone was so kind and cruise ship! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We came from South Carolina, and the drive down 95 to Miami was horrendous. Unless you're within much closer driving distance, you might think about flying in to MIA. We passed eight pretty serious accidents and a lot of ... Read More
We came from South Carolina, and the drive down 95 to Miami was horrendous. Unless you're within much closer driving distance, you might think about flying in to MIA. We passed eight pretty serious accidents and a lot of construction along the way that really slowed things down. Embarkation: This was pretty smooth for us. We are Platinum, so we were ushered into a little lounge and started boarding just after 10:30am. We were through the boarding process and walking onto the ship right around 11:00am. Our staterooms were also ready immediately, which was very nice. The Ship: I cruised on the Glory in 2009, and I was pleasantly surprised at the condition of the Glory in March 2018, almost ten years later. There are signs of wear and age around the ship, but not in any areas that would detract from the quality of our trip. You could tell that exterior areas had been painted many times throughout the years, there were some places with rust and weather-related deterioration, there were areas on the interior of the ship with dings or scratches that you could tell were just signs of age, but not the kind of thing you'd really care about or that would affect your vacation. The layout of the ship is pretty standard for Carnival, and if you've sailed on a couple of Carnival cruises you're probably used to it now. I just sailed on the Magic in December 2017, and I must say that while I liked some features of the Magic better, the Glory seemed to be less crowded and felt like a much more comfortable number of people. It did seem to be a little more challenging to find nicely-located deck chairs than on the Magic, but aside from this, the layout and size of the ship (to us) was much preferable to the Dream class of ships. The Activities: Activities on the ship were good, nothing to really write home about. The Lip Sync Battle and Love and Marriage shows seem to be the most well attended. To us, the production shows weren't much to write home about, but some of that is just our subjective viewpoint that the singing/dancing at sea aren't super entertaining to us. There were lots of trivia games and live singers in the lounges, which were fun and enjoyable. The singers in the casino area each night were pretty darn good. The Trip: Our itinerary was Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk. Half Moon Cay: This was georgous, really nice to be right off the ship, had plenty of space on the beach, and (in our opinion) was an ideal cruise port to really soak up the beach. There were some issues with tendering, leaving some guests not able to get over to the island until about Noon, but we had priority tendering and were on the first tender over, so we didn't really even notice until we heard reports from other folks later in the day. Advice here: Get up early and get on the first tenders out so you have best pick of the chairs/beach locations. St. Thomas: We went to Trunk Bay. If you're reasonably confident in your time-keeping abilities, skip the Carnival-sponsored Trunk Bay excursion and take the public ferries. We took a cab to Red Hook (20 minutes) and took the ferry over to St. John (15 minutes) and then a cab to Trunk Bay (5 minutes). This cost us about $32/person, as opposed to the Carnival-sponsored trip which was significantly more expensive. Trunk Bay was mostly up and running - no bar or food, but there were equipment rentals and fairly nice restrooms/showers. The snorkeling here is amazing and the beach was awesome. We had a really great time. San Juan: We just walked around the city and did some shopping. Nothing major to report here. Aside from some minor remaining property damage, you can't tell much of the effect the storms had, as most everything is back up and running in San Juan. They had some great deals on knockoff bags and purses, but as you would expect, pretty cheap quality knock offs. Otherwise, we just walked around and shopped and took pictures. Grand Turk: Although there is a nice beach right off the pier, we took a cab to Pillory beach. It was billed as the "nicest" beach on the island. It was indeed very beautiful. Contrary to what we saw in San Juan, during our cab ride, we noticed that damage from the storms was very evident in Grand Turk and it appeared that a lot of areas were still recovering/rebuilding. The cab driver took us to Bohio Dive Resort and we walked right onto the beach there. The resort has a nice bar and food available right next to the beach. The resort also had chairs just for guests, but it seemed like a slow day and we used a couple chairs without issue. The Rum Punch drink at the Bohio resort is delicious, but it will get you -- be careful! Food: Food was pretty good, but lacked in some areas here. We ate at the steakhouse the first night and were pleased with some of the meal, but not really with the entrees. I got the filet, and it was very mediocre. I work in hospitality with a large catering company and many chefs. I don't consider myself to be a chef, but I can make a pretty delicious filet in my cast iron pan at home. Unfortunately, what I got in the steak house was not nearly as good as I can make at home and when I go out to a steakhouse, I want something better than what I can make at home. I was surprised. Past experiences at the Carnival steak houses have been very good. The other folks in my group got the filet/lobster entrees, and were similarly underwhelmed. The steaks were bland, and lobster tails were pretty small. No major complaint about the quality of the lobster, just nothing special about it. Appetizers and soups were great, but the entrees really left something to be desired. The Lido food was pretty good, but we did have a couple of frustrating experiences with long lines. We didn't arrive in Grand Turk until 11:15 and by 10:30 or so they were shutting the one remaining "late" breakfast line, despite a long line of people waiting for food. I went through the line just before closing and after waiting 25 minutes to make it to the real food (past the cereal and yogurt) it was extremely disappointing -- the eggs benedict were welded to the pan, eggs hard as a rock, the sausages were petrified, and the omelet stations were reduced to one person, making it impossible to get. It was okay, becuase I waited five minutes or so and then just got some lunch foods, but on those late port days, they should either commit to the late breakfast line or don't have it at all and move to lunch after 10:30 as usual. Other than these couple of frustrating experiences, Lido buffet food was pretty decent quality and waiting times were reasonable. We were, for the most part, pretty pleased with this. Again, I felt like I spent more time in lines on the Lido when I sailed on the Magic, versus this cruise on the Glory. Guy's Burgers, Deli, Seafood Shack, and Sushi were awesome. Despite sometimes longer lines, the Guy's burgers moved fast, and again, I never waited on the Glory as long as I did some days on the Magic. The deli sandwiches were really good and the Seafood Shack was great -- we only tried the lobster rolls, but got them twice because they were great! MDR food was pretty good most nights, with the exception of one night where we felt like the quality was not as good. Filet in the MDR was as good or better than the one in the steakhouse and sea-day brunches were really good in the MDR. Regular dining food was nothing super special to write about, but we didn't have any major complaints either. Room Service: This has really changed since the old days. The included (free) room service is pretty basic quality, often times with a 45-minute to 1-hour wait, even at off times. It's obvious that the days of room service being included are soon to be over, as the experience is one you'll try once and brush off after the long wait and very mediocre results. The a la carte room service was decent quality, but again, we often waited 45 minutes or more to receive anything. Some cruises we never order room service, and others (like this one) we ordered several times. Sort of like the Lido buffets, I wish they would just commit to what they can do well, charge for it if they have to, and be done with it. Casino: The casino was a great time, and like other areas of the cruise experience, seemed less crowded and was more appealing than our experience on the Magic. There were plenty of table games (lots of blackjack) and ample machines. We never felt like it got really crowded, even on the bigger nights. Maybe this was because of the demographic (more kids on spring break cruises this time versus an early December cruise we took on the Magic), but nonetheless, we had a great time in the Casino and were pleased with the service, pit bosses, dealers, and other staff. Shoutouts: Our room steward Yosefina and her staff were great. They were very attentive to our needs, brought us an abundance of ice, robes, and towels, and whatever we needed. She was there when we needed her, and not when we didn't We really appreciated her. We also met Kuda (bartender from Zimbabwe) on our first day heading to the muster drill. We continued to see Kuda throughout the cruise in the casino and at the Platinum party. He was always smiling, quick with the drinks, and was extremely pleasant. Thanks for your hospitality Kuda! OVERALL: Overall, while there were not-so-positive aspects of our experience, we really enjoyed our cruise on the Glory and would return in a heartbeat. I take into account, when evaluating the negative aspects, the price I'm paying for what I'm getting and despite those criticisms, I still feel like we got a very good value for our money. In fact, we're already looking at options for the next cruise. I think the biggest takeaway that we had is that bigger is not always better. We had a blast on the Magic, but I don't think I'd sail on the Dream class again. I hope Carnival will consider building a new ship that's of a similar size and layout to those of the Conquest class. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
My husband and I are in are 50's. We have cruised for 17 years. Mainly with carnival. We love carnival. We got to the port at noon and we were in are cabin at 12:30. We are platium members. The carnival Glory is an older ship. You ... Read More
My husband and I are in are 50's. We have cruised for 17 years. Mainly with carnival. We love carnival. We got to the port at noon and we were in are cabin at 12:30. We are platium members. The carnival Glory is an older ship. You couldn't tell. The service was out standing. We had some issues with are Stateroom and they were addressed right away. The dining room staff in the main dining was outstanding. The first night we asked for leamonade to drink and the rest of the cruise it was brought to us with out asking. Our room sterward was great to. He kept our room clean. The entertainment was good. The comedians on the ship were the best. The ports of call were beauitful. Disembarkation was smooth. We did self disembarkation. We were let off the ship at 7:15 and had a taxi and was at my sister house in florida at 8:15. I would go on the Glory again. We already have are next one booked. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This cruise was basically chosen in a spur-of-the-moment, "ohmygosh, it's HOW inexpensive?!" conversation between my wife and I; if I recall, the interaction was basically as follows: "Honey, I found a cruise over ... Read More
This cruise was basically chosen in a spur-of-the-moment, "ohmygosh, it's HOW inexpensive?!" conversation between my wife and I; if I recall, the interaction was basically as follows: "Honey, I found a cruise over Spring Break that costs $[smallnumber] per person for a week, for a window cabin, out of Miami." "OK, sign us up." "But... don't you want to know where it's going?" "Doesn't matter. For $[smallnumber], I'd be perfectly happy circling in the Atlantic for 7 days." Suffice to say, it was booked based on price and the fact that we both needed a vacation. But, we wouldn't be circling in the ocean -- the itenirary was embark Miami, sea day, Amber Cove, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk, sea day, disembark Miami. Four ports that we, with 7 cruise iteniraries between us, have never been to. Awesome, new stuff to discover! First off, the cabin. We booked a 6B outside cabin, 1-297. Sleeps 3 (2 beds -- we had it in king bed configuration -- and a sofa/bed), halfway between the mid and fore elevator banks. It was well-suited to our family; our six year old daughter fit perfectly on the sofa. There was plenty of room for our clothing in the closets and drawers, we didn't need to keep stuff in the suitcases. Now, for the food. On the Glory, the MDR food was excellent, as was Guy's Burger Joint and the Blue Iguana. I found the barbecue to be a little disappointing (the sides were great, but the meat was a little tough), but I always wound up there just before closing, so I figure I just got the leftovers. We ate in the steakhouse one night, and though the food and service was great, honestly the atomosphere was kinda blah. It's a small steakhouse (seats about 100 people I'd say), with low ceilings and no real pizazz. Honestly, next time, I think we'll just order the steakhouse food in the MDR and save a couple bucks. Entertainment was plentiful. My daughter wanted to be in Camp Ocean pretty much any time that we weren't either in port or at the pool, which we generally obliged her with. We went to all the production shows, which all 3 of us enjoyed. There was also a lip synch battle, where the Camp Ocean kids 6 and older played a part (with the help and training of the performers from the production shows). We also enjoyed the live bands, especially before dinner. And, finally, the ports. I can say this -- I'd happily go on the same cruise again and hit all the same ports. For one.... no tenders this cruise. Walk off, walk on. And even though the ports still showed signs of the damage from last year's hurricanes, they were certainly open for business -- there were plenty of excursions, both booked through the ship and off-ship, available. We chose to go catamaran sailing and snorkeling in Amber Cove (booked through Carnival), to Megan's Bay and the skyride (also with Carnival) in St Thomas, took a city tour (privately booked) in San Juan, and just rented snorkeling gear in Gran Turk (protip: the lounge chairs with the green umbrellas in Gran Turk are part of the cruise port, and therefore are free). There's plenty more to see and do in each port, though. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
I sailed on Carnival for the first time in 2017 on the Carnival Vista. Great ship, but some of the other cruisers were not that considerate. I think that there were just too many people on the ship. We enjoyed the cruise however and are ... Read More
I sailed on Carnival for the first time in 2017 on the Carnival Vista. Great ship, but some of the other cruisers were not that considerate. I think that there were just too many people on the ship. We enjoyed the cruise however and are now hooked! We sailed in January on the Glory. I was a little concerned because the Vista was Carnival's newest ship and the Glory is an older ship. I have to say that Carnival does an excellent job of maintaining their fleet. The ship did not show its age, and everything that we saw was in excellent working condition. (Only one outlet in the room, but it wasn't an issue for us-I enjoy cruises because I'm "off-the-grid".) I did note a "must" smell in the hallway on the eighth floor, but it wasn't overly strong, and somewhat expected for being on a ship. We purchased the Cheers package and had no issues with its use. Although we never met our "limit" of 15 drinks, there were many other options included (specialty coffee, pop, water). It was nice, not having to worry about any additional costs. My time dining worked very well for us, and we were always seated in the same area, so our wait team was always the same. (The service was excellent) The entertainment was very good, but we thought that Matt Mitchem was a better cruise director. Announcements were harder to hear on the Glory, and it seemed that Matt was better connected to the guests. The assistant cruise director seemed more into his job, and will hopefully get an opportunity to take over in a cruise director position. Food was good and always available. We enjoyed all of the ports we visited (Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan, Grand Turk). We experienced zero issues withembarktion and debarkation and had zero issues while on the ship. There was a small fire in the incinerator. The captain remained calm and kept all of the passengers informed, and it really was a non-issue. Read Less
Sail Date January 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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