113 Miami to Caribbean - Eastern Carnival Glory Cruise Reviews

My wife and i are platinum Carnival cruisers and this time had 4 family members along, including our 2 year old grandson. He was a bit overwhelmed by all the sites and sounds, but had a great time. The crew gave him special attention ... Read More
My wife and i are platinum Carnival cruisers and this time had 4 family members along, including our 2 year old grandson. He was a bit overwhelmed by all the sites and sounds, but had a great time. The crew gave him special attention throughout the ship and always stopped to talk to him. The overall cruise was very good and there were some positive changes that are easily noticed. The crew seemed even more friendly than past cruises and were constantly asking if things were good. At one point my son, had an issue with noise outside his cabin from workers doing maintenance. He commented to staff that he just got his son down for a nap and they moved the workers temporarily. We've never seen that before. In addition, the big shows are back. For the last few years, shows were more cabaret-like with minimal cast and very little live music. Frankly, they were boring and we mostly avoided them or left early. This cruise had 3 great shows, with singers, dancers, and a large latin-style band. The Cruise director (Cookie) was fun and really took the time to talk with guests. Since we were traveling with others, we took advantage of the Carnival Hub app for the first time. If you have never used this app before, give it a try. It is a fantastic way to keep in touch with each other, make plans for the day, book excursions, and keep track of expenses. The biggest negative for us was that our grandson has allergies and required a special diet. We were assured pre-cruise, that this would be no problem. We understand cooking for a 2 year old can be difficult, especially one with allergies, however each night it was a challenge to get items meeting his needs. The wait staff was great and tried very hard to work with the chef, but choices were limited. Over the years, we have always tried to rate the entire cruise and not just the 1 or 2 things that don't go quite right. We definitely see Carnival making some changes. Some are obvious cost savers, but overall they seem to be getting back to the guest first strategy that has always worked in the past. I would continue to recommend Carnival and we are looking forward to our next cruise. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Love Carnival, love all the hard working staff. Food quality was not up to what we have experienced in past cruises on other ships. Couple spa treatment room was right under the waterworks, was not the relaxing experience expected. Sounded ... Read More
Love Carnival, love all the hard working staff. Food quality was not up to what we have experienced in past cruises on other ships. Couple spa treatment room was right under the waterworks, was not the relaxing experience expected. Sounded like the ceiling was coming down on our head!! Ship was clean. Found most staff courteous and hard working. Our balcony room was great, stewards kept it very clean and we never had to ask for anything additional. We got the social wifi, it was ok but didnt function as well as we had hoped. Cookie was the CD and he was amazing, I would go on any ship he was on. He made up for the fee negatives we experienced. I would probably not book the Glory again if another ship could meet our needs. Just didnt leave with the normal sense of satisfaction as we have on other ships. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Want to cruise the Eastern Caribbean, get on board the Glory. The Crew has one mission, to ensure you have the time of your life. They execute this mission perfectly. From our Stateroom Steward Youok to our Guest Services Associate Mohamed ... Read More
Want to cruise the Eastern Caribbean, get on board the Glory. The Crew has one mission, to ensure you have the time of your life. They execute this mission perfectly. From our Stateroom Steward Youok to our Guest Services Associate Mohamed Ali Mahrsi, our wish was their command. After breakfast, we started the day on Deck 9 with our favorite Mixologist Vasily who always crafted us a fine morning brunch beverage. We totaled 37 in our Family Group which you'd think would be hard to simultaneously seat. The Hostesses that we had Maja, Kelia, Bernadett, and Jin always git the job done. The food was fantastic as the on board Chef and his Team had it down. For lunch, I highly recommend that you get the Ringer @ GUY'S BURGER JOINT. That's right In 2011, Guy partnered with Carnival Cruise lines, to create Guy's Burger Joint to feature Guy's signature burger creations fleet-wide. Guy's Burger Joint offers fresh made to order burgers and fresh cut fries to cruisers all over the world. Guy's Burger Joint Can ONLY Be Found Onboard Carnival Cruise Ships. Since I was on vacation I thought I should treat myself to a Bamboo Massage and Christine Christobal was my masseuse and does she do a great job. Great Ship, Excellent Crew, cruising in the Caribbean, who could ask for anything more. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Our room steward and the entertainment crew really made the cruise a great experience. I have been on the Glory three times as well as pretty much every other Carnival ship class from the Fantasy to the Horizon. Yes the brand new ships ... Read More
Our room steward and the entertainment crew really made the cruise a great experience. I have been on the Glory three times as well as pretty much every other Carnival ship class from the Fantasy to the Horizon. Yes the brand new ships are beautiful and super clean but for me my cruise is really based on the entire experience. I found the food to be on par with most of my other Carnival cruises - good, not outstanding but as I expected. Embarkation was too easy! We arrived just before 11 and Platinums were already boarding. We walked directly on to the ship and to our cabin. Cabin and balcony clean and similar to all the others I have had. AC worked fine although I heard others complain too cold and too hot in cabins and other spaces. Although 25 people signed up for our Cruise Critic Meet and Greet only 7 showed up which was really unfortunate as Carnival/CC had a nice spread of snacks and beverages for us. The cruise director and entertainment director came by and spent the entire time with us answering all of our random cruise life questions. That was a nice touch. Platinum benefits - I heard comments across the board - I never received the strawberries but I did have all the other benefits. The gift was a blanket so save room in your suitcase! One of my friends I traveled with never got any Platinum perks including the invite to the VIP party. The ports were awesome on this cruise, Half Moon Cay, San Juan, St. Thomas and Amber Cove. Although not a huge fan of the Dominican we did Outbacks Adventure and loved it! It was a great way to experience the island from visiting a local home, school and private beach. Overall we really had a nice time. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
WHY THIS CRUISE: We chose this ship/cruise primarily for the varied itinerary and number of stops in interesting places. My husband and I (in our 60's) had visited all the ports; my daughter and son-in-law had the fun of some new ... Read More
WHY THIS CRUISE: We chose this ship/cruise primarily for the varied itinerary and number of stops in interesting places. My husband and I (in our 60's) had visited all the ports; my daughter and son-in-law had the fun of some new ports on this trip. OUR TRIP TO MIAMI: We drove down from North Carolina on Friday and stayed in the Sleep Inn, Airport. We've been there before and the hotel offers a sweet deal if you are driving-- they participate in the "park and cruise" program where you can leave the car there for the duration of the cruise. The rooms are older, but clean and it's a nice facility with a good breakfast bar. They don't offer free shuttle to the cruise port, but contract with a third-party who charges a reasonable $10, driving straight to the port. On the morning we left for the cruise, someone came back from a cruise to find her car had been broken into, but our car was safe and sound when we returned (I did put everything in the trunk -- GPS, travel clothes, etc., to get anything of interest out of sight). EMBARKATION: We opted for Faster to the Fun, but were disappointed that our cabins were not ready when we boarded the ship (at our 11:30am appointment). I have looked back on the website which continues to mention that Faster to the Fun includes this feature, so I'm a little puzzled about why it wasn't honored this time. We roll our luggage on, so we had to keep it in tow for a couple of hours. ::shrug:: not the end of the world, but just a little surprised. Embarkation itself was quick and uneventful. We did get priority embarkation and it was a breeze. OUR CABIN: We had upgraded from an inside cabin at the front of the ship to a mid-ship balcony cabin, thanks to a special offer. Our cabin was 6375 (on the "Upper Deck," deck 6). It never occurred to me that things happening BELOW the cabin would affect the noise level, but as this cabin was directly over the little stage outside the casino oon the promenade deck (deck 5), we "enjoyed" music until the wee hours every night, whether we wanted to or not. Again, I'm a pretty easy grader and after a couple of nights, I was able to mostly disregard it, but that might be a deal-breaker for someone very sensitive to extra noise. The cabin itself was lovely, kept in tip-top shape by our room steward, Komang. THE SHIP: the ship is looking a little shopworn, although staff keep it very clean. I noticed some peeling varnish, chipped bar in the bathroom, and other small signs of age. To me, this just added a little character. I noticed that it's due for a refurb next year and I'll be interested to see what happens there. DINING: We enjoyed breakfast at the buffet and at the sit-down restaurant along with one of the two brunches offered. I felt the food was entirely acceptable, always tasty, served in a reasonable portion-size. Last year, I complained about the so-so desserts offered. This year, Carnival offered absolutely scrumptious cakes, individually served. That was a welcome improvement. I'm still yearning for more of that carrot cake! We ate dinner in the main dining room where Rodah, Ida and CrisJay were excellent and attentive servers. The food in the dining room was lovely, always served in an appetizing way and well-seasoned. I was surprised to get an extra lobster on that special night! Whoa! Unexpected, but very welcome! CHEF'S TABLE: We participated in the Chef's Table -- first time for my daughter and son-in-law -- and it was delicious and beautiful. We especially enjoyed Chiang from Singapore, who gave a clear and most interesting explanation of the exotic foods presented. She also answered questions with honesty, grace, and humor. Whatever Carnival is paying this young woman needs to be increased because she is a fantastic ambassador for Carnival. ENTERTAINMENT: We enjoyed the "welcome aboard" show in the Amber Palace, but did not make another show. We didn't go to comedy shows or participate in the on-deck events. When we have a balcony room, we tend to spend a lot of time out there. Because of the room acoustics, we did hear all of the bands in the Casino location. There was a horn ensemble that was especially good and a latin band that was terrific. A fellow playing steel drum was amazing. Others were not as skilled, but not completely awful. My cruise expectations for music are pretty low -- something pleasant in the background, or possibly to dance to is about all I'm looking for. PORTS: • Grand Turk -- we planned no excursion this time, just shopped in the cruise port and enjoyed the pool at Margaritaville (where we also enjoyed touching base back home with some free internet access). • San Juan, PR -- we walked to one of the forts and got in FREE thanks to my national senior pass which I actually remembered to bring. We were in PR late, but we came back fairly early and just enjoyed the ship. • St. Thomas, VI -- this was a great day! We booked a wonderful cultural walk and food tour and it did not disappoint. Gerard, the guide, was wry and well-spoken and took us to some amazing spots for some great local and traditional food. • Amber Cove, DR -- a beautiful day made our time by the pool very enjoyable. We also shopped port stores, but had no excursion planned here. There are several places offering free internet and an earthcache if you enjoy geocaching. CRUISING DUCKS: I have only recently learned about the cute game of hiding little rubber ducks for children (and others) to find while cruising. I brought a few to hide and posted the photos on FB along with a hint -- they were all found and it added a little something extra to the trip this year. I hope that Carnival will continue to permit this bit of innocent fun. CARNIVAL HUB: This app has made great strides since I used it last year (or maybe I just learned to use it better). I never opened the highlighters I brought to make note of special events because you can do that on the Hub app. You can also check your account balance, chat with friends on the ship (for an extra $5 for the whole cruise), see what's on the menu, etc. INTERNET: I usually just pay for a day or two of internet while on a sea day so that I can check in back home. This time, I opted for the less expensive "social plan" and found it entirely adequate. I couldn't check email, but could chat via Messenger, which was useful and fun. SPA "PAMPER PARTY" -- I attended one of these on a sea day. I expected some hard-selling, but actually found it to be entertaining. I was astonished to find a medical doctor on board who provides more advanced procedures like botox and the like. I was not tempted, but very intrigued by the concept. Using a coupon from the Pamper Party, I enjoyed a 75 minute massage which was relaxing and skillfully done. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I thought the cruise was amazing! I’ll agree Carnival could improve the buffet. Dining room was great, Guys burgers are amazing. The staff work there tails off and keep a smile on their faces and always willing to go the extra ... Read More
I thought the cruise was amazing! I’ll agree Carnival could improve the buffet. Dining room was great, Guys burgers are amazing. The staff work there tails off and keep a smile on their faces and always willing to go the extra mile. Our wait staff was amazing Walter was fantastic! The cruise director is fun and keeps the party going day and night! The ports were so fun! I believe you make your own fun and do the things you enjoy and if you stick to that your trip will be amazing too. The ship is immaculate, there constantly cleaning. My only complaint would be the deli where the sandwiches are superb, the problem is the line is long and never movers by no fault of the poor guy behind the counter since there’s only one guy back there you need 3 - 4 people working back there. Also maybe keep the deli, Guys and the barbecue place open longer. But for the most part.we were 9 people on the cruise and we all had an amazing time!!!! We can’t wait to cruise Carnival again! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We enjoyed the Glory. Crew members were very friendly & helpful. This is a "Conquest" class ship, which means you are unable to go from forward to aft on a few of the decks, which is a bit confusing & inconvenient. ... Read More
We enjoyed the Glory. Crew members were very friendly & helpful. This is a "Conquest" class ship, which means you are unable to go from forward to aft on a few of the decks, which is a bit confusing & inconvenient. Food service & quality were excellent. Entertainment was a bit sparse. I was disappointed that CCL has decided to charge $ for cranberry juice at breakfast, also disappointed that CCL no longer had a future cruise agent on board. We are Platinum guests, which means we should have gotten 3 bags of laundry each on a 7 day, done for free. But no laundry bags were in our cabin & when I requested bags, I only received one, having to ask for the 2nd one. I was never offered anymore, this was a bit disappointing. Perhaps part of CCL's cutbacks. We had rain for 2 out of our 4 ports, a bit disappointing, but of course not the fault of CCL This was a premier cruise, so the casino was always packed. Machines were generous on the 1st couple of days, very tight the last couple of days. Casino was even open on a couple of port days, which was surprising to me. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
My biggest disappointment was that the entire casino area (located in a main walk-through floor) allowed for smoking. As an asthmatic this was very upsetting and problematic for me. Several of the photography back drops were located in ... Read More
My biggest disappointment was that the entire casino area (located in a main walk-through floor) allowed for smoking. As an asthmatic this was very upsetting and problematic for me. Several of the photography back drops were located in that area, and I had to walk through there to go my assigned dinner location. There was no way to avoid it. I also was not a fan of the assigned seating for dinner. It just felt antiquated and stiff. I was anticipating more late night food options, too, but there was only pizza. The sandwich shop should have been open late too - that would have been great. In the buffet area there's an upper level that I discovered on the last day had a bbq food station. I was pretty irked that I missed that for the majority of the cruise. The Guy Fieri Burger station is SO GOOD! That and the sandwich station were my go-to places for food. I enjoyed the outdoor movie theater on the deck. What an experience to watch a movie under the stars and in a jacuzzi! Also the entertainment was exceptional - and was free! Gym was well stocked and had a lovely view of the ocean (many windows). Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
While I can venture to say that I have been on better ships, it doesn't mean that this ship didn't serve the purpose of what was needed! First and foremost, I prefer a Guys Burger Joint Burger over a regular Lido deck burger! ... Read More
While I can venture to say that I have been on better ships, it doesn't mean that this ship didn't serve the purpose of what was needed! First and foremost, I prefer a Guys Burger Joint Burger over a regular Lido deck burger! This is included in your price which is great. Additionally, the Blue Iguana bar that serves "Chipotle Style" taco bowels and burritos are great! The Captain's Suite needs it's own review, which I will give, but for the most part I am happy with the investment we made to treat ourselves with this suite for our milestone. We are Gold members, but received a lot of Diamond and Platinum benefits as a result of the Port Side suite we stayed in! The islands were wonderful! The time of year we went and the porting times made the weather perfection to walk around and tour! I have been to San Juan, Puerto Rico a few times and really didn't think I'd appreciate any more the island had to offer and was surprised that I bypassed a BOATLOAD of fun with Senor Frogs! The ONLY thing I will say is I thought the Cruise Director wasn't as visible and a bit dry for my taste, however that is a totally subjective remark! Different Strokes for Different Folks and according to DISC Assessment, I'm an "I" personality, so Dustin needed a few more gestures, exclamation points, and overall extraness to win my affection! I didn't mind those things too much because of the nature of our trip and our desire to take in our Captain's Suite as much as possible! I didn't love the pastries or cookies, they are always seriously dry, but the other foods on the Lido and in the restaurants were amazing! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
We have decided to, as our grandchildren (we have seven of them) reach age 12, take them with us on a cruise without their parents or siblings - give them something (hopefully) that they can remember. That being said, we chose the Glory ... Read More
We have decided to, as our grandchildren (we have seven of them) reach age 12, take them with us on a cruise without their parents or siblings - give them something (hopefully) that they can remember. That being said, we chose the Glory because we had not been on her before and the dates, itinerary and airfare aligned with our plans. We had a direct flight that arrived around 8 am, so we retrieved our luggage and had a little breakfast at the airport - just a sandwich from Starbucks which was okay. We grabbed a taxi and headed to the port arriving around 10 am. We waited outside for 30 minutes or so and they allowed us into the air conditioning to wait to get through security. Another 30 minutes there and they opened security and we were into the terminal. We are priority, so we sat in that area and watched the completion of debarkation of the previous cruise (more on this later). Another 45 minutes and four wedding parties later, we were on our way. We love the Conquest Class ships, we don't know why other than the layout is very comfortable for us. Our connecting Oceanview rooms were ready when we embarked so we went directly to them. These were great for our party of four, and I will book this configuration in the future . We cruise with Carnival at least three times per year, so we are rarely surprised negatively or positively on what or who we encounter. It always amazes me that crew members that have provided services to us before remember us nearly immediately. I have nothing more to say other than, the service that I am accustom to was once again provided by these great people. We have done these ports just six weeks prior, so we didn't do much. In fact, we love staying on the ship when passengers are gone as it is quiet and we have opportunity too engage the crew in longer conversations about their country, family and experiences. We did purchase the Flowrider for our daughter and granddaughter and at the conclusion of 90 minutes they were both quite tired and had huge smiles on their faces - not bad entertainment for $39 each. Dining experiences were normal for us, the menus are pretty much the same everywhere and everynight as the other cruise we have been on. Now here's why this cruise received a 4 out of 5, because of one egotistical person during debarkation. As I discussed earlier during embarkation we watched people slowly moving downstairs to customs. Some utilizing the escalator some utilizing the elevator, which is okay. But, you don't get to decide - one lady barked at people and basically determined for herself how you would get downstairs. It was ridiculous and slow - no wonder our embarkation took so long to start. Now I know they are building another terminal in Miami and hopefully that improves the process. How about getting a few less barking generals that are helpful vice disrespectful. Overall great cruise with a bad last taste! Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
OK so this was our 2nd time on Glory. We chose to go again because we were traveling with a.family of 10 and wanted to be on a ship with a familiar layout. We had multiple state rooms both interior and balcony. This was a 7day eastern ... Read More
OK so this was our 2nd time on Glory. We chose to go again because we were traveling with a.family of 10 and wanted to be on a ship with a familiar layout. We had multiple state rooms both interior and balcony. This was a 7day eastern carribean cruise out of.miami fl. Ship: Typical old school carnival decor. Ship is easy to get around. Activities were great. Nightlife was fun. The Spanish band was the highlight. Since there is only 2 pools (one for adults only) it gets fairly packed. They did add a.little water splash area for kids which they enjoyed. We had both interior and balcany cabins which were pretty standard. Food: The buffet for lunch and dinner was "ehh". Breakfast was better. We ended up eating at the dining hall for dinner and sticking to guys burgers and sandwiches for lunch. Room service food was good. Kids: Camps were great. Kids enjoyed it. Only.negative there weren't many changing tables.around the ship. Our month old niece had to.be changed on chairs or.laps. Islands: We stopped at Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, St. Thomas and Grand Turks. All had typical shopping and drinking nearby. Grand turk and.DR had the beach right off the boat. PR ia about a 10 min taxi ride.st. Thomas we went to.meagans bay which was beautiful. I'd say overall it was a great trip for the money. Average ship, great activities, OK food, and good service. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
We took this 7-night cruise kind of on a whim, and went with Carnival Glory on a friend's recommendation. Our adventure started with dropping our car at an Instapark lot, which was fine, we were able to confirm our spot the night ... Read More
We took this 7-night cruise kind of on a whim, and went with Carnival Glory on a friend's recommendation. Our adventure started with dropping our car at an Instapark lot, which was fine, we were able to confirm our spot the night before. The ship was massive of course, but our cabin was average at best. The inside felt a little dated, but was definitely clean enough. My main concern about the cruise was that it seemed like everything we tried to do, there were other people who had beat us to it, and we had to stand in line forever. The meals were okay, nothing special. Our massages were great! We opted for some deep-tissue hr long massages. and they were just fantastic, probably the best I've had. We docked at Nassau, and were able to walk around, socialize with the people (presumably locals haha) and got some souvenirs. This was my favorite part of the trip to be honest, I enjoyed being on a tropical beach much more than locked up at sea. If you can snag a good deal, go for it! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
We went on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Glory in June 2018. Embarkation was easy, we had Faster to the Fun and it made the whole process smooth and efficient. We had two balcony rooms for our family. The rooms were nice, not ... Read More
We went on a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on the Glory in June 2018. Embarkation was easy, we had Faster to the Fun and it made the whole process smooth and efficient. We had two balcony rooms for our family. The rooms were nice, not anything spectacular but we were not in the rooms often. The ship is newly refurbished and beautiful. The pool is pretty small but the lido deck is spacious. There are plenty of chairs to enjoy during the sea days. We loved all of the ports; Grand Turk, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Amber Cove. We booked our excursions through Carnival and loved all of them. The only disappoint for us was the food. The food wasn't bad or good, it was just pretty bland and average, especially at the buffet. The burrito bar and burger place had the best food on the ship. The dining room was also a little disappointing, the food was pretty boring. The best meal we had was at the steakhouse, so definitely make a reservation. Service was good and everyone was very helpful. Overall, we had a lot of fun at the ports and the ship was nice but things could have been better. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
I traveled with 4 families with kids between the ages of 10-16. We had a great time and loved the ports. We flew in the night before and stayed at the Springhill medical center. Not the nicest springhill we have stayed in but did the ... Read More
I traveled with 4 families with kids between the ages of 10-16. We had a great time and loved the ports. We flew in the night before and stayed at the Springhill medical center. Not the nicest springhill we have stayed in but did the job since we were only there 12 hours. Everyone in our group had Faster to Fun or a Suite so we arrived at 10:25 and walked to the front of the line. At 11:00 or so they allowed us to board. We were able to go straight to the rooms and get our keys and unpack our carry ons. Very easy. We went to lido and found some chairs while the rest of the group ate and explored. Guys burgers is awesome but wait for another day to try. Crazy line on the first day but never on other days. We met our steward, Setti, and he did a great job. We had a Ocean Suite for my husband and I and an interior across the hall for the kids(12 and 15). I think we could have all fit in the Ocean Suite but would have been tight for 7 days. Only $300 extra to book this way. My friends did a balcony and an interior and it was cheaper than all in an ocean suite. We ate at dining room several nights and the food was okay. We also ate at the steakhouse but I don’t think it is worth the up charge. You could get steakhouse steaks for a lower fee in the main dining room. We loved Guys and the pizza. My husband enjoyed the breakfast burritos and I stuck to croissants and coffee from room service. I recommend sending kids to kids clubs right away. My son, didn’t start going until the end of the trip. He met most of his new friends playing basketball on the 1st sea day. I don’t recommend the premium WiFi. My husbands emails barely loaded and usually finished overnight while no one was on it. Not worth the up charge. The social worked fine for the rest of us since we had the What’s App. Made it easy to stay in touch with the group. Make sure you download the carnival hub app before you set sail. You will need that to log into your WiFi plan. One of the people in our group forgot and had to go to guest services to figure out how to log in. The ports made this trip. Grand Turk and Half Moon Cay were heaven. We enjoyed our excursion on St Thomas wasn’t impressed with the island. In San Juan, we just went to the forts and the restaurant that created the pina colada. Still a fun day. We did not do a lot of the shows. We all went to the Hasbro Show and daughter did the Rock Show and loved it. We did try bingo, Trivia and Karaoke. The adults spent a lot of time in the casino. Loved the dealers and pit bosses even though I lost. We had a 12:15 flight and chose self debark. Should have been easy but they wouldn’t let us go down the escalator with our bags. Had to wait for an elevator. Things kinda of bottlenecked. Since we were Faster to Fun, it didn’t hold us up too much. We were still at our airport gate by 8:30am. I think I will sleep in and not self debark next time! Overall, a good trip. Boat and activities were okay but ports were amazing. I am glad we only had 2 sea days. I liked the glory but might try newer boat next time. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We always choose Carnival and will continue to do so. We really enjoy at Conquest class of ship especially the Glory and being spring it was time for our annual back to back cruises. The service in the dinning room was outstanding and our ... Read More
We always choose Carnival and will continue to do so. We really enjoy at Conquest class of ship especially the Glory and being spring it was time for our annual back to back cruises. The service in the dinning room was outstanding and our room steward was also outstanding. We enjoy spending time on the lido deck on days at sea and had enough to keep us busy. Nights consisted of theater shows, comedy, & casino. Port days were mostly spent at the beaches. The only negative was the cruise director, he was never around. He would delegate his duties to his assistant or the entertainment director. Also it is my belief that he was responsible for everything running behind schedule. Everything from embark to disembark to activities to arriving at ports...everything was behind schedule (and I'm sure the captain had a little to do with that) The negatives only affected my rating by one point since I don't allow things like this to ruin my cruise. We have been on the Glory 8 times and it never lets us down. Keep up the good work Carnival, we will see you again in October. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Well, my employees told me I needed a vacation and my wife's birthday was coming up. So I booked this only about a month out. Found a good deal on a Porthole cabin, and then contacted my travel agent. He was able to save me a couple ... Read More
Well, my employees told me I needed a vacation and my wife's birthday was coming up. So I booked this only about a month out. Found a good deal on a Porthole cabin, and then contacted my travel agent. He was able to save me a couple of bucks on the fare (really, just $2 per person, but cheaper is always better.) Also this made our Platinum Cruise and also gave us a chance to visit with Mother-In-Law in South Florida both before and after the cruise AND celebrate the wife's birthday on board) On boarding day, St. Patrick's Day, we arrived at the port about 12:30 and breezed through security and on board in less than 10 minutes after arriving at the port. Lot of people dressed in Green. (our internet groups said to dress in green so we could be recognized by others in the group. Doesn't work when 2500 people are all wearing green because of St. Patrick's Day) On board, we dropped the bags at our room (signs were still up saying access was limited, but that is a perk--for now-- of Platinum Status) Then to the Lido for food. Typical food for the Lido. But we piled it on anyway. Since we had sailed the Glory before we did a little exploring, but most things were the same. Saturday night dinner met our tablemates. For booking late I was surprised that we got a large table in the middle of the dining room. But it was probably because Late Dining was less booked than earlier or ATD. Table mates were comparable in age and friendly. Next morning was the Cruise Critic Meet and Greet. Over 200 people registered so Carnival had a half dozen Coffee Carafes and Juice, Tea, and water and some of the yummy pastries. But the Meet and Greet was just after breakfast so most went untouched. About 20 people drifted in. Met the Cruise Director Dustin and the Entertainment Director, didn't catch his name. And a few of my fellow cruisers. Then it ended. Later on Sunday was the FB Group Meet and Greet at Red Frog Bar. Not much organization but we were able to put a few faces to names. Monday was Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic. Since we were doing this on the cheap, we booked no excursions and just wandered around the port. Made a couple of small purchases (including Chocal Chocolate. Sold at the port for $10 for 5 bars or better $35 for 35 bars.) Back on ship. Next day was St. Thomas. We have been here about a dozen times and know where most things are. This time we visited the Synagogue at the top of the hill. If you are Jewish or just enjoy visiting Historic Churches and Temples, this is the best we have found in the Caribbean. Better than the Cathedral in San Juan. The Docent was knowledgeable and the video of the history was interesting. The floor is sand to honor the Crypto-Jews from the Spanish Diaspora. But it is a peaceful place above the hubbub of the St. Thomas Market. Donations accepted buy not mandatory. Saw some Hurricane Damage, but the larger businesses (DI, Little Switzerland, etc) were all back and bustling. One change to note. All of the public Restrooms are now attended and suggested tips are $1. Found a neat Turkish Store with Turkish Souveniers? in St. Thomas. Back on board, Tomorrow our favorite town San Juan. San Juan has had some hurricane Damage but is open for business. Noticeable damage is the substrata for the streets appeared to have washed out leaving the Blue paving stones in potholes. But since we were not driving, we had no problem navigating the streets. Back on board at 3PM (too early for San Juan.) Last port day was Grand Turk. We always consider Grand Turk as a beach day since it is right there. This time we had a little confusion. There are a lot of 'private vendors' hustling chairs and umbrellas for $25 for the day. But the Green umbrellas are FREE. And the chairs under them are free. Snorkeling is normal for Grand Turk. Saw a lot of different fish including one puffer. But the bottom of the water is kinda dull and dead looking. Water is still crystal clear. So we got our sunning, swimming, and snorkeling for our beach day. Then a sea day and back to Miami on the 24th. Normal chaos in debarkation. They closed one of the Customs lines just as the main group of passengers debarked because the Agents needed a break. Ticked off the porters big time. But we got out with minor delay. Then got the rental and made it to Mother in Laws place. Good overall cruise. Didn't do the shows but did a couple of Comedy shows. Percy Crews II was good. Just Jane was fantastic. Russ was so so. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was the smoothest embarkation and disembarkation I have ever experienced. The staff on the ship truly enjoy their jobs. They always have a warm smile and a Hello each day. The entertainment is first class and the activities ... Read More
This was the smoothest embarkation and disembarkation I have ever experienced. The staff on the ship truly enjoy their jobs. They always have a warm smile and a Hello each day. The entertainment is first class and the activities department keeps you as busy as you could ever want. The bands and solo players are all very talented. The piano bar was my favorite hangout. The gym has lots of work out equipment and free weights. The cabins are some of the largest in the industry and well maintained. I’ve been to all of the ports in the Eastern Caribbean, so this trip was more about relaxing and being waited on. I travel alone, so I get to keep my own schedule. I will definitely be sailing on the Glory again. The cruise director and the cruise directors staff keep the party going from sail away to disembarkation. The officers are all approachable and happy to answer any questions about the ship. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We took advantage of an offer for half price on our next cruise, due to a mishap with Carnival Splendor in 2017. Fortunately, we got the same type of stateroom that we had on Splendor, corner on the aft, L-shape balcony. We had ... Read More
We took advantage of an offer for half price on our next cruise, due to a mishap with Carnival Splendor in 2017. Fortunately, we got the same type of stateroom that we had on Splendor, corner on the aft, L-shape balcony. We had stateroom 7440, nice, clean room and best of all the balcony! The balcony was so spacious, 2 loungers, 3 chairs and 2 tables. We had a great steward, Conrad. He made us feel special and welcomed. He made sure we had everything we needed. He was out one day due to an injury and we noticed. Although the room was clean and comfortable, we noticed that Conrad wasn't there! We went to most of the musical shows and they were awesome! Great themes, singers, and light shows. Each day was a different show. Motown was awesome, enjoyed the Caribbean show and the Latin show was fantastic. Justin the Cruise Director was so funny and entertained everyone. We enjoyed the Military Tribute presented by Justin and the fact that Carnival supports our active and retired military personnel. We purchased jewelry and a watch on board and the staff was great in Effy and the watch store. They were considerate and worked with us on pricing! We went to the Steak House the first night. They provided great service and the best food on the ship! Try the raw beef, so tender and tasted so good! We were given a free bottle of wine and we purchased another bottle at half price. This opportunity is only offered the first night of the cruise. As for the main dining room and buffet the food needs to be changed and provide a better quality. It's the same thing year over year and disappointing. One night we had terrible service in the Golden Restaurant. We were seated, given bread and water. It took a while to get the waiters to take our order, when there were not many people there. Others around us were seated much later and they got their food well before we got ours. Some even commented about the poor service we received. However, Guy's Burgers and the Pizza restaurant were delicious! My wife and I highly recommend Faster to the Fun! It was so convenient to get onboard early and all of the other advantages that come with it. One interesting mishap occurred, someone released an anchor as we were leaving Puerto Rico. Because we were moving, it caused all of the chain to drop. They took over 2 hours trying to pull up the anchor and were blocking the port entrance. Eventually they torched off the chain and left it to be picked up later. We did the ATV excursion on Puerto Rico and it was great fun! Well worth money, given the time length we time length we drove. Trails provided various experiences. The staff were great! The Caribbean has come back with all it's Glory! It is clean, the green is coming back and people are positive and smiling! So glad to see all of the recovery taking place! We would book again on Glory! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was a casino offer. They gave me a free balcony for 2. Carlos and Jelina the casino hosts were amazing. The bar staff raymund and Milian and Tasha were very attentive and kind. Our cabin was 8416 balcony. Near elavtor which made ... Read More
This was a casino offer. They gave me a free balcony for 2. Carlos and Jelina the casino hosts were amazing. The bar staff raymund and Milian and Tasha were very attentive and kind. Our cabin was 8416 balcony. Near elavtor which made it noisy. Cabin steward leave his car out in the hallway near our door in the morning and you would always hear it and people talking to him. Also there's a rattle you hear which is from the Lido deck when they roll a cart over he passed away that the floor has metal on it. So I don't recommend the room location Agus the cabin Stewart was amazing probably the best Stewart I've ever had in all my years of cruising. The cabins are very nice very roomy water pressure was amazing. If you use a hair dryer bring your own the one in the room is really bad. We had early seating for dinner and dinner was always very nice. I recommend the sushi at the sushi bar. Cost about $7.50 for a roll you get a lot and it's so good. We also ate at the Sea Shack had crabs and shrimp it did cost us $30 but it was amazing. We did eat in the steakhouse $35 per person I do not recommend it. Save your money. I have never been on the glory but I do feel the ship was immaculate they were always cleaning you never saw dishes laying around I was very impressed. Of course Guys Burgers and the Pizza Pirate are always great! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We were a party of 12 adults for the January 20th eastern Caribbean sailing. Embarkation at the Miami cruise port was fairly effortless, with only a minor congestion at the bag drop off area and at the entry/x-ray point. Otherwise we ... Read More
We were a party of 12 adults for the January 20th eastern Caribbean sailing. Embarkation at the Miami cruise port was fairly effortless, with only a minor congestion at the bag drop off area and at the entry/x-ray point. Otherwise we walked right onto the ship. Most of us were first time cruisers and we were pleasantly surprised at the size and cleanliness of the ship overall. We boarded the ship around 12:30 and our rooms were ready by 1:30. Elevators were quick and the wait was minimal most of the time. We had 3 inside cabins, an Aft-extended balcony cabin and a regular balcony cabin in our group, all on deck 7 Empress. Most rooms were near the aft end of the ship and the aft elevators. Each cabin was spotless and comfortable in size. Our room attendants were collectively wonderful, with a special mention for "Putu" who went above and beyond for us. The food choices overall were excellent, particularly Guys Burgers, Blue Iguana, Pizza Pirate and the seafood shack (which was an extra cost but extremely reasonable for such fresh and delicious food. $4 for a large chowder bread bowl for instance.) Where the Glory fell short was with the Red Sail and Comfort Kitchen buffet food, which we collectively felt was just ok. Nothing terrible, but nothing exciting and very little variation from day to day. We had my time dining in the Golden dining room which we experienced twice and both times the food was very good. Service however was fairly slow both times. We only saw one show "Epic Rock" and sadly, it was of poor quality. Akin to a college production. We were not motivated to see more after that. We participated in Bingo, which was surprisingly entertaining and funny. Alex and his fun squad did a great job with that and one of the young adults in our group won $500! We also participated in an 80's "trivia" night in the Colors Lobby with cruise director "C-Love" who did an amazing job. He was very entertaining and made this very fun. It ended up being more of a fun sing-a-long and got very crowded. My teen daughter got picked to be a team leader and even got a trophy. Karaoke was also a hoot. God bless the staff that drew the short straw to host that every night. Lol. My group had a ball with it. Many dollars were lost and won by my group of young adults in the casino as well. It's just a shame that it's so smokey in there, as we never felt like staying for long because of it. The Serenity Deck was very crowded during the day, but quickly became a quiet and secluded gathering place at night for my group. We could easily see and hear the goings on from the Lido pool area (live bands, DJ's, etc) but usually had the place to ourselves for card games and ping pong, etc. No one in our group used the pools, but the aft pool was usually fairly empty during our trip and was a great place to have coffee in the morning. Service in most of the food areas was quick and polite. Table clearers were fast and it never seemed difficult to find a place to sit, especially as you got near the aft end of the ship. It was always crowded by the main pool area, of course. The seas were very rough on this trip, and a few in our group got sick at one time or another. Guest services gave out free medication for that, which was a nice touch. Our aft-extended balcony cabin bounced and shifted and vibrated like crazy most days and nights. The deck itself was great, with minimal wind. Privacy was not as good on the aft balcony because of the sloping of the ship, but the regular balcony room had nice privacy. All cabins had good sized restrooms and great water pressure in the showers. Lots of storage shelves in the bathrooms too. We never needed an over-the-door shoe rack to hold anything (as many cruisers have suggested) and there were three women in my cabin. Half Moon Cay was beautiful, well maintained and organized. Our group rented a villa and we thought it was worth the price for our own private space, comfortable cushioned lounge chairs, a private bathroom and both an indoor and outdoor shower. They provided each of us with a beach towel and snorkeling gear. We were also provided transportation directly to the villa. The food brought to the villa was very simple, just some tortilla chips, some fruit and a few dips. It was enough to tide us over until the BBQ buffet, which was very good. The also brought us a cooler of bottled waters and sodas. The hot tub was a nice perk that many of us used as well, since the January temps were not hot. We rented Villa D, which you select at the excursion desk when you get on the ship. On a map the villas look very spread apart, but in reality none of them are very far away from one another. It was a short walk to the pirate ship bar and a bit longer to the buffet, although the beach was less crowded the further down the beach you went. The water was spectacular and we really had a wonderful day. Well worth it. St. Thomas certainly showed the effects of the two recent hurricanes. So much devastation once you got away from the port. We booked an independent excursion to do a little shopping, some sight seeing and had a couple of hours at Magen's Bay, which was gorgeous but barren as compared to pictures from before the hurricane. They have cleaned up the beach very well and have replanted many types of vegetation. It was still a delight to be there. We had a wonderful time. Look at TripAdvisor for independent excursion reviews. San Juan was beautiful, especially old San Juan and the fort. None of the areas that we toured showed any signs of devastation from the hurricanes, but we never went beyond those areas. The fort is well worth seeing and is nicely visible from the cruise port. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from the ship, but bear in mind that much of the walk is up hill, especially as you get close to the port. If I had it to do over, I would have taken a taxi. The fort and the views from there are stunning. We then walked through the cobblestone neighborhoods of Old San Juan, which was fantastic. Some in our group took a two hour tour that was offered just outside the port and raved about it. The price was very reasonable. Grand Turk was crowded with two ships in port, but visually stunning. I've never seen water that color and the white sand was so soft. Once you leave the ship you walk down a long dock, then through the shops before you reach the beach. It's more crowded the closer you are to the ships, but if you walk further down the beach, or take a $4 taxi like some in our group did, it's well worth it to move away from the crowds. We went down to the far end to the "Jack's Shack" area and found free lounge chairs, small crowds, great food and beverage and really good snorkeling near an industrial pier. None in our group did an excursion here and we had a wonderful day. Overall, we had a really great time and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Glory or this itinerary. We never once felt like it was a "party" ship. You could seek out lively entertainment when you wanted it and also find many quiet places to relax. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We specifically chose this cruise -- before the hurricanes -- because we wanted to visit Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. We were worried about the people after hearing the news of the devastation: Would our visit be a burden or a blessing? I ... Read More
We specifically chose this cruise -- before the hurricanes -- because we wanted to visit Puerto Rico and St. Thomas. We were worried about the people after hearing the news of the devastation: Would our visit be a burden or a blessing? I can tell you that for these islands, the cruise visitors are a blessing. The people are very appreciative and express their thanks many times for our visits. The shops and restaurants that are in old San Juan are open and operating well, and that much is true for much of St. Thomas. Go, enjoy yourself and spend money! You may not have access to all the island areas, but you will still experience a beautiful area and beautiful people. Probably our least favorite stop was Half Moon Cay. Bad excursion experience, dirty bathrooms and some unhelpful staff on the island could be improved. The area, however, is beautiful. As for the ship, the staff was great. I hate to say it, however, but Carnival is letting the "casual" go a bit too far in the dining room. I have no problem with casual -- but to me that doesn't include ragged, denim capris and t-shirts I'd wear to mow the lawn. Now we have a guy running through the dining room yelling "shots, shots, shots!" like it's the bar on the lido deck It seems that the more "casual" Carnival lets its guests become, the more uncivil the behavior. We met some really terrific people, but with every Carnival cruise, we've seen ruder behavior. I'm talking basic manners, not trying to channel Ms. Manners. For example, more people putting their dirty, bare feet on the tables in the bars and performance hall (ewww, that's where people put their drinks!) and being so loud and "this is my party" attitude that they end up driving other people away. Perhaps restoring a bit stricter standards would help remind people that they are indeed around other people and not sitting in their own homes. I want everyone to have a good time, but more civility and basic manners would be welcome. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
We had sailed on the Carnival Glory back in 2004 and it is still a good option for cruising. After being at sea for nearly 15 years, Carnival has done a great job of keeping the vessel in good condition. The public areas were all well ... Read More
We had sailed on the Carnival Glory back in 2004 and it is still a good option for cruising. After being at sea for nearly 15 years, Carnival has done a great job of keeping the vessel in good condition. The public areas were all well maintained and the staff worked tirelessly to keep it clean. We still enjoyed the convenience of the deck 5 promenade which allows you to reach both ends of the ship with several venues to chose while walking to your destination. You can shop, gamble, sit and take a break, have coffee, sing, dance, drink and even visit the video arcade (which the kids thought was AWESOME), all on deck 5. Dining options were good and the quality of food and service was also very good too. I generally don't complain about the food or service. As long as I didn't have to cook it or clean up after it, it's great. The waitstaff provided entertainment every other night. Most of the entertainment was on the lower level so if you had a table in certain sections on the upper floor, a lot of diners could only hear the event and not see it. The Maitre D' was this mysterious voice that could only be heard and not seen if you were in certain sections on the upper level. The Waterworks was somewhat limited for smaller kids that didn't want to play on the bigger slides. There was just a splash-pad and a small slide for them. There is a 9 hole mini gold course and basketball court located near the top of the ship, but high winds can make them challenging to play. You can manage to visit all of the islands fairly easily.. Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk are good locations if you just want to hang out at the beach. Simply catch the boat tender at Half Moon Cay to enjoy Carnival's private island which was great. In Grand Turk, you can literally walk off the boat and you're on the beach, although the local vendors trying to sell you stuff/tours while your trying to relax on the beach can be distracting; (had I wanted a tour, I would have booked it from the shore excursion desk). In St. Thomas, you can hop on a taxi for $4 per person and shop the downtown area. We were the only ship in port for the day and we had the entire downtown area to ourselves. The majority of the shops are open and the folks are happy to have the visitors back. Havensight Mall is another option for shopping in St. Thomas that is located immediately adjacent to the dock which has many of the same shops that downtown has to offer. In San Juan, it's a short walk (15-20 minutes) to Castillo San Cristóbal for a great $7 self guided walking tour of one of San Juan's national historic sites. Then stroll past the shops in old San Juan before heading back to the ship. The return back to the ship can be a little hectic in San Juan if multiple ships are in port at the same time so just be prepared to wait in line for several minutes to get through the port entry back to the ship. As always, make sure you manage your time wisely so you don't miss the boat! Would I book another cruise on the Glory? Yes Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Overall I think the cruise was amazing. I had a problem with the motion. In talking to another guest, I was able to purchase some wristbands in the gift shop that helped a lot with the issue. What I found disappointing was when my ... Read More
Overall I think the cruise was amazing. I had a problem with the motion. In talking to another guest, I was able to purchase some wristbands in the gift shop that helped a lot with the issue. What I found disappointing was when my sister made the reservations there were 4 ports. After hurricane season Carnival took one of our ports, St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands away and gave us another day at sea. I think another port should have been added. If you book 4 ports, you should get 4 ports. My steward, Bagus did an awesome job. I looked forward to my folded animal towel everyday. I was amazed at all the nationalities on board that make it all happen. Most were pretty good with their English also. I thoroughly enjoyed the Dr. Seuss parade, storytime, and the green eggs and ham breakfast. The Filet Migon was delicious. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
My BF and I planned this trip for a year so it was Awesome to finally be able to woo-sah after a busy year, was needed. Our hearts go out to all of the hurricane victims, but we were still very disappointed about our new itinerary. Instead ... Read More
My BF and I planned this trip for a year so it was Awesome to finally be able to woo-sah after a busy year, was needed. Our hearts go out to all of the hurricane victims, but we were still very disappointed about our new itinerary. Instead of Puerto Rico and St. Thomas, we ended up going to the following places: First, Embarkation and Debarkation was quick and easy. Half Moon Cay Bahamas--Overcast day but the beach was still fun to hang out for a few hours. Another one of CCL's "created" places to visit. Not much to do except bask on the beach or drink. The water as fantastic and clear. Nassau Bahamas-- I always love coming to Nassau. It has a certain charm to it. Visited the Straw Market and took a 3-hour city tour, that was informative and FUN! Grand Turk--I love GT because it has some of the most beautiful turquoise water I've ever seen. The island is only 7 miles long so there ain't much happening, except escaping on an excursion or partying it up at Margaritaville. It cost $21 for Nachos with no meat there so watch your wallet. Could turn out to be a costly party session. The entertainment/DJ was off the chain and kept everyone in a great mood. We also went on the ECO Kayaking excursion which was a 3-hour tour and we had the best time!! Wish we could have seen more sea life but Ronald from Oasis Divers was the tour guide and was Phenom!!! Not only was he a cutie, but he was extremely knowledgeable about marine life and creatures. Amber Cove Puerta Plata DR--Looks like CCL has carved out another niche location set in a gorgeous island cove. It literally looked like Heaven on earth, with the lush green foliage to the rolling hills and mountains. You can zip line, lounge by the pool or swim up to the pool bar while listening to live music and of course lots of shopping. The cabins were modern with very nice artwork and they were extremely clean. We had issues with hot water the first day and our shower flooding the bathroom. Guest Services handled our issues by providing us with dinner credits so we enjoyed plenty of lobster and steak. Our steward, affectionately known as "Super Duper" was Stellar and on top of his game. He never stopped smiling. We were on Deck 2 and sometimes it was very noisy because of the choppy waves the first few days. The overall beauty of the ship was enhanced by the lovely Christmas decorations throughout the main Atrium. The Cruise Director Chris Loveland or aka C. Love was Outstanding and was literally everywhere. The shows and other entertainment was stellar!!! We really enjoyed the Casino Bar, the White Hot Bar, the Alchemy Bar (Yacob was awesome). It was difficult to get to the Platinum dining room as there are no direct routes to it, however, the food was Fantastic and the service very good. Loved the Burrito and Taco Bar and Guy Fieri's Burger Bar. One of the best burgers I've had in a long time. Also loved the Deli, which was typically the only place open for food after a certain time. The need to re-look that because more variety of food, at least up to midnight would be helpful. The food on the lido deck was average and the Sushi Bar was Great too. It was nice to be able to sit under the stars watching movies. I did have an issue at the casino bar when there was a very loud, obnoxious woman who not only berated the bartenders but surrounding customers. Vice, one of the bartenders made a comment to her about treating people nicely and I hi-fived him. Well, she didn't like that and decided to get belligerent with me, calling me very derogatory names and wanting to fight. I let her know that I was not addressing her and to mind her own business which fueled her tirade. After a little while, another bartender named George admonished me and another guest and threatened to have us banned from the bar. I handled myself like a lady but if you sling derogatory words my way, I may slingback. He NEVER admonished the fire starter at all. We later found her face down and so inebriated, it took 2 people to walk her back to her cabin. Shame on you Bar keeps continuing to serve her. Not sure why George did not say anything to her and her foul mouther mama, but we are African American and she was Caucasian. The Atrium Bar was very nice and most of the bartenders were nice, except a very short black guy who was not nice at all and frowned most of the time. The had several shows in this area and it really brought the entire ship together. Again, all of the entertainment was Stellar!!! As always, there are a ton of kids on CCL and large groups tired to monopolize one of the big jacuzzi's and I actually got attitude and side eye when I tried getting in. Side eye from a 5-year-old...really??? Where the hell are your parents?? There were kids running around the Casino Bar area at 2 a.m. and sneaking into the adult clubs. CCL needs to instill stricter guidelines for parents to control their crumb snatchers!!! Overall, it was a very outstanding cruise and we are already booked for our next one on CCL Vista. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Embarkation and Disembarkation was the smoothest of any of the 11 cruises I have been on. Carnival is finally getting it right. Check in was quick because we picked up our Ship cards in our mailbox. . All the food was awesome. ... Read More
Embarkation and Disembarkation was the smoothest of any of the 11 cruises I have been on. Carnival is finally getting it right. Check in was quick because we picked up our Ship cards in our mailbox. . All the food was awesome. Did not go to any shows except comedians and some where better than others. Our ports were changed because of the Hurricane and all were enjoyable. Though Montego Bay Jamaica was a little scary everyone offering us "smokes".Our Room was 6274 right behind the elevators mid ship the problem with the room is Carnival has decided to play LOUD LOUD Music every night in the Lobby bar until 11:45 every night. First there is no reason for the Music to be so Loud and while we did not go to bed early every night but we did go early a couple of nights and the music sounded like it was right in our stateroom. The second night and every night after that we closed the doors and it helped but still could be heard in our room. The room and location was awesome and it was the first time we had to turn the AC back our room was so cold Overall a great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date September 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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