17 Carnival Glory Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises to Caribbean - Eastern from Miami

We are platinum members with the Carnival Cruise line. We have been loyal to them because we enjoy the fun on the fun ship. We did a B2B January 2- 19...eastern/western Caribbean. The quality of the food, especially on the buffet, and ... Read More
We are platinum members with the Carnival Cruise line. We have been loyal to them because we enjoy the fun on the fun ship. We did a B2B January 2- 19...eastern/western Caribbean. The quality of the food, especially on the buffet, and the temperature of the ship were our main complaints. We didn't go on a Caribbean cruise to freeze in our room, the dining room and all lounges. We didn't go to one comedy show because it was just too cold. We tried to go - we bundled up in sweaters, jackets and blankets. Embarkation and disembarkation went well with no complaints, we didn't really enjoy the entertainment because unfortunately we saw most of the evening shows and it was just too cold to use the Ebony lounge where the comedy shows are held. We did enjoy the Blue Bar where karaoke is held. We went to the cruise critic meeting where we spoke with our cruise director about the temperature and he attributed it to the ship being cooled by zones that they can't control individual rooms. We didn't enjoy these two cruises at all. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
One thing that works on this ship is the a/c! We love the Punchliner comedy but it was so cold in the Ebony Cabaret you could hang meat in there, we could not bear to stay in there for the comedians. Room service was very late or ... Read More
One thing that works on this ship is the a/c! We love the Punchliner comedy but it was so cold in the Ebony Cabaret you could hang meat in there, we could not bear to stay in there for the comedians. Room service was very late or non-existant! Saw our room steward, Antonio, on first day and never for the rest of the cruise. MDR menus seem to be scaled way down with fewer options. Buffet seemed to be the same things repeatedly. Embarkation and debarkation went smoothly since we are Platinum members. Cabin smelled like sewage when we came in. Although it was an "accessible" cabin, it was very crowded and inadequate storage. The beds could not be separated without blocking the mini-fridge. The ports and excursions were great however there was alot more walking than we bargained for. The piers alone are very very long! We enjoyed the Hasbro game show and the trivia games. General decor on this ship is not impressive and left us non-plussed. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
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
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
We went to get away and relax. The boarding process did not start until almost noon. We were on deck 7. You can tell the boat is not being maintained, it's rusting and dirty. The crew is lazy and they do as little as they can possibly ... Read More
We went to get away and relax. The boarding process did not start until almost noon. We were on deck 7. You can tell the boat is not being maintained, it's rusting and dirty. The crew is lazy and they do as little as they can possibly get away with. Over all the quality of the food was the worst I've experienced on any ship. Our cabin was not cleaned while we were out and we had to ask for clean towels and bath soap. The fridge did not work and toilet was hard to flush. There was a odor in the hall outside our room that was nauseating. The ports have not fully recovered from the hurricane of 2017, only about half of the shops have reopened for business. Carnival seems to be having problems with these ships, Maybe it's time to think about retiring some of the older ships. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Carnival Glory Cruise Director and Entertainment were terrible!!!! Have been on several cruises - this was a big disappointment. Cruise acted like a Mama’s Constantine referring to his Mother pretending to receive calls from her while ... Read More
Carnival Glory Cruise Director and Entertainment were terrible!!!! Have been on several cruises - this was a big disappointment. Cruise acted like a Mama’s Constantine referring to his Mother pretending to receive calls from her while on stage. Not funny!!! Drove it into ground. The entertainers were great dancers but terrible singers. At our evening dinner table we all agreed that this was the worst entertainment we had experienced on any of our cruises. The disembarking process was a total disaster - changed the rules constantly. No one knew what was going on or where you were suppose to be. Food was very good. Servers were great being very polite. Our room was very nice and well maintained. Enjoyed the ports. If Cruise Director and entertainiers were replaced this would have been a great cruise. Could only tolerate so much of the Cruise Durectirs Mama’s bit routine and the terrible singing of the entertainers. It was like they were hollering instead of singing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
It was my 65th birthday and we invited cousins/friends to come with us. They were virgin cruisers. This was our 5th cruise and the rockiest ship we have ever been on. Everyone walked like they were drunk for days, bouncing off the walls in ... Read More
It was my 65th birthday and we invited cousins/friends to come with us. They were virgin cruisers. This was our 5th cruise and the rockiest ship we have ever been on. Everyone walked like they were drunk for days, bouncing off the walls in the corridors from morning to night. One night was so bad, the set was removed from the stage in the Amber Palace and the performers sat on stools. It has been 5 years since we were on a Carnival ship. I had raved to our travelling companions about how good the entertainment would be and we were disappointed. We generally found the entertainment O.K. - but not as spectacular as we remembered. One night we felt some of the singers were off key. The first two male comedians were terrible! Thankfully Valerie Storm came on board and gave us some good laughs. Food was generally good - some nights too many wonderful choices and other nights nothing special. Only place that had great coffee was the Lido. Our first trip to the Steakhouse to celebrate my birthday will be our last - as we didn't find it any better than the dining room. Our cabin was aft 1411 - and the worst we have ever had. I heard engine noises for the entire week - and it did disturb my sleep. Hubby wears hearing aids so wasn't bothered. We'll never take one of those again - it was oceanview - but windows were filthy so couldn't see out much; too low in the ship and too close to the engine room Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
My wife and I had sailed on Glory once before and enjoyed our time aboard, along with the fact that we got a great deal for a 7 day cruise. All the destinations we had visited several times before but we needed a break away and this was ... Read More
My wife and I had sailed on Glory once before and enjoyed our time aboard, along with the fact that we got a great deal for a 7 day cruise. All the destinations we had visited several times before but we needed a break away and this was our choice. Glory is not too big or small and there seems to be something for just about anyone. We stayed at Red Roof Plus in Miami, an older Inn but with polite staff and only about half hour from port. Shuttle service was provided to port and breakfast, along with up to 10 days of parking there at Inn. We booked stay through Stay123.com, an easy website to use. The new embarkation plan Carnival has begun was swift and easy as well. We hardly stopped moving until we were on the ship. Room keys are now waiting in your mailbox at your room door. Our room steward was efficient and kept everything clean. This was our 20th cruise, the 17th with Carnival so we feel that we have seen a little bit of it all, but we were surprised on this cruise! Half Moon Cay was our first stop and it was a beautiful as ever. The weather was over cast, but still a nice day for walking around and taking pics. There were a few in the water but it was a little to cool for us. But it did feel good to our feet. 2nd stop was St. Thomas, we were sadden to see that the Butterfly Attraction had been destroyed by Hurricane. Took a city tour on one of the many open air trucks for $25 each. Note, if anyone gets on your tour and begins to apologize for what may happen, get off the vehicle and choose another. The individual along with 11 more friends boarded our vehicle and began using some of the worst language you have heard. They had no respect for others or children on tour. I approached driver to inform him of language, since he could not hear due to him inside truck cab. His solution was to send us back via another truck. Not a very good day in St Thomas. Next stop was San Juan, we were looking forward to a new day and better excursion. Prior to arriving in San Juan, we had received a phone call from our son concerning my brother who was fighting cancer. Carnival immediately made the call for us without any charge and allowed me to talk some time with my son. I was informed my brother was being moved to hospice but all looked ok. I was asked by the young lady at the customer service desk if all was well, when I told her what was going on, she expressed her concern and informed me that she would put notes on our account and that if we needed to call anytime that we could do so without charge. She let me know Carnival was there for us. She proved that statement to be so true. She also asked if we had the internet service. I explained that was one reason we took cruises, to stay away from such things. But due to circumstances surrounding my brother's sickness she thought it was a good idea to purchase internet service and then I could keep closer contact with family. I agreed and then she told me how to purchase internet. She then went on to tell me to purchase premium plan and as soon as I was done to bring her back proof of purchase and she would reimburse it back to our account. I was blown away to say the least. They had already done so much through just the phone calls and now this? I thanked her and wished I had written her name down, I think it was something like Lona, not really sure. She was a blessing that day and a very helpful friend. The next morning when we arrived in SanJuan, I received text telling me my brother had passed away. We were devastated and unsure of what we could or what was possible for us to do. But I knew we had to get back home. I went back to service desk and spoke with Bracka, a very professional and compassionate employee of Carnival. She expressed her sympathy of my brother's passing, and asked what we would like to do. I told her what we needed and she began putting it all together. She gave me directions on airline tickets and began putting necessary documents together for our departure. Never have we seen the care and support of a group of people who only knew us as passengers on a ship that they were working on. You would have though we were the most important people in the world. Each person we had to deal with showed the utmost respect and courtesy that anyone could ask for and more. From the room steward, to customs agent each one did all they could to make what was a sad loss for us as easy and painless as possible. We owe them a debt of gratitude and thanks. Each did more than what was expected and went beyond anything we could have asked. Once flight was booked and set, they moved us quickly to a waiting taxi, through customs which was also arranged without hassle. Even the customs officer expressed to us his sorrow for our loss. In our opinion, Carnival and it's employees are the best in the world. We have sailed with others, but Carnival has prove itself to be the best. We have learned it's the employees that make the ship. It is not the other passengers, because you will find good and bad on any of them. Just because you pay more does not mean you are with a better class of people. We have seen that for ourselves. The staff of Glory proved their heart is for the passengers. They are a Class Act and will always be remembered by us as the cruise staff that was there for us in our time of need. May God Bless the staff and employees of Carnival! From our booking agent Sheena at Carnival to the last person who says goodbye at the Terminal. They put the customer first and deserve an applause and recognition for doing so. We highly recommend Carnival 1st above all others. Not just for this cruise and these particular circumstance, but for all our travels with them. They are The Class Act above all others. Before I forget, we loved the new musical show Getaway Island!! Comedians were great! Food was wonderful, lobster delicious! Loved the new Bar-B-Q spot as well. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
This was the Bloggers 10 hot cruise and I wanted to meet John. How pleased I was to also meet Mr. Radu! The American feast is not what normal Americans eat. Not much was interesting but thoroughly enjoyed the wait staff-Indrawan and ... Read More
This was the Bloggers 10 hot cruise and I wanted to meet John. How pleased I was to also meet Mr. Radu! The American feast is not what normal Americans eat. Not much was interesting but thoroughly enjoyed the wait staff-Indrawan and Jemius. The CD was good and the young man in charge of Bingo-Lee- was hilarious. The Glory was not my favorite ship. I think I like the smaller ships. Our cabin was at the very front of the ship next to a door that led to the front deck. Noisy because of people slamming both double doors when they went out and came in. We also saw very little of our room steward but talked several times with the one down the hall. We loved John Heald! He's the only CD who has ever given us the giggles for while besides Calvyn Martens. Our shore excursion-the only one we could go on because it was a wheelchair accessible one-was canceled and we were not told until we got off the ship and could not find them. We enjoyed the ports and visited a couple we had never been to. The first night we ordered room service and it never came. There are not enough excursions for the wheelchair bound.The last night during the photo session with John someone took my camera. We ha to move to be in the picture and when we got back to our seat it was gone and never turned in to Guest Services. I checked 4 times . My name and address was on the first picture so maybe it will be returned.It could be the reason for the grouchy review . Sorry this is such a ramble but that is how I think these days. I will be on more Carnival ships but I don't think Miami or the Glory will be among them. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Went on Cruise for the Islands. Loved San Juan the old city and the fort is Interesting. Grand Turks is very beautiful. Loved Jimmy Buffets grounds and pools. The ship needs some updating in the buffet. The food , the meat is very ... Read More
Went on Cruise for the Islands. Loved San Juan the old city and the fort is Interesting. Grand Turks is very beautiful. Loved Jimmy Buffets grounds and pools. The ship needs some updating in the buffet. The food , the meat is very good. The fish most of the time is good and the Hamburger's are excellent. The wait staff is very good. Some of the food can be improved. Lots of activates at night. Main lobby has good music. The casino has very good bands playing and you can dance. The comedy club is good most of the time. The shows could be Improved except for the last night on Latin production was excellent. I love they have all of the dinning stations. I would recommend them not to charge for Herbal Tea. All of the ships I have been on do not charge for tea. I would go on the ship again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
The room was excellent, Staff wee always asking if we had any questions the tours well done and the shows were very good. The snorkel trips were well done educational and well organized. The time on board was fine the serenity deck ... Read More
The room was excellent, Staff wee always asking if we had any questions the tours well done and the shows were very good. The snorkel trips were well done educational and well organized. The time on board was fine the serenity deck peaceful. Although I would have rather had it on the rear of the boat - less wind The spa was good except for the timing of opening the whirlpool Housekeeping should have a sign stating when it is open if different from the regular hours. Twice I went up to sit in the whirlpool in the morning and the whirlpool was shut. The dining entertainment was wonderful I was impressed by the Wait Staff able to dance on the Tables and not fall off. The wine service was good and a very good choice. The Buffet was good and I want to thank Carnival for the sensitivity in persons on diets. Fried Tofu ! Good, White egg omelets, gluten free bread , Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
We spent the night in Miami prior to boarding our cruise. The embarkation process was very smooth. They had a specific check in time. We were a little late, but since it was past our time, we were able to go right in. The ship was very ... Read More
We spent the night in Miami prior to boarding our cruise. The embarkation process was very smooth. They had a specific check in time. We were a little late, but since it was past our time, we were able to go right in. The ship was very nice. We had an interior cabin that was kept immaculate by our room steward. The dining service was exemplary and the food was also.Of course, the best part of the dining experience is desert. You much have the Chocolate melting cake. Had one every night! We spent a lot of time in the casino, so didn't do much of the entertainment or activities. However, the casino was very good to us. Free bottle of wine with dinner, free lobster upgrade and a free cruise, which we are going on in October. The excursions that we did were pleasant. We would definitely cruise with Carnival again. Read Less
Sail Date April 2016
December 12-19 was another great cruise on the Glory. I really can't say enough when you think about the fact that they are taking care of 3000 passengers for seven days. We left extra tips for everyone. You really can't complain ... Read More
December 12-19 was another great cruise on the Glory. I really can't say enough when you think about the fact that they are taking care of 3000 passengers for seven days. We left extra tips for everyone. You really can't complain about the food in the dining room. I had steaks, shrimp, lobster tail, filet mignon, prime rib twice, southern fried chicken, and my favorite appetizer, frog legs. I also had delicious calamari on Grand Turk at Magaritaville. They even take care of the smokers by providing a special seating area on the panorama deck. I had a guy burger for every lunch and it was amazing. Breakfast may not be the greatest, but I had an omelet almost every day, and it was superb. My wife brought it to my attention, and I must agree, that the missed drinks on Glory was rather weak, compared to our previous cruises. Not cheaper, but weaker. I stood at the Frog bar for too long to get my drinks, as they were short on help there. I had as many as three margaritas in a row and still felt sober, however on Grand Turk, one of those had me feeling it. We tipped everyone extra for the great and friendly care on board. The Glory gets another 5 star from us for a really great time. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
They didn't seem to keep us well informed of ships happenings,wasn't even aware we set sail. We had assigned dining in the lower Platinum restaurant.One crewmember stands out as exceptional above all others: Elizabeth our head ... Read More
They didn't seem to keep us well informed of ships happenings,wasn't even aware we set sail. We had assigned dining in the lower Platinum restaurant.One crewmember stands out as exceptional above all others: Elizabeth our head waitress was the best ever.She was very pleasant & approachable,making you feel at home. Other crewmembers in the buffet area seemed to be avoiding contact with the guests.Dining food was excellent every day,with several nice choices.Guys Burgers & Pizza grill were excellent fast food places.Entertainment was very good.Disembarkation was confusing,again not enough communication.Had nice tours in Half moon cay(glass bottom boat eco tour),San Juan (Historical & shopping),St.thomas (Beach & shopping) However the historical tour in Grand Turk was the worst ever.The bus a/c didn't work & the whole tour all the driver did was put down the U.S. We have a unused military base there that we lease from them,several times he stated that it was under siege by the U.S. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Very disappointed in this ship. It was smelly - former smoking areas have not been cleaned of smoke smell - several areas smelled musty. The cruise director acted very unprofessional; he was loud, obnoxious, spoke unclearly, and there was ... Read More
Very disappointed in this ship. It was smelly - former smoking areas have not been cleaned of smoke smell - several areas smelled musty. The cruise director acted very unprofessional; he was loud, obnoxious, spoke unclearly, and there was huge gaps in entertainment times. The Christmas show was put on very, very late (10:00) which included young children in the show, and the so-called Christmas story read by the entertainment director was terrible and not something that the children seemed to enjoy. Entertainment on this ship was not very good and we were somewhat bored. The ports were wonderful, as were the staff in the Platinum (lower) dining room (Ioan and Vlad - two thumps up). Our cabin steward was very friendly and accommodating. Overall, we did not find the staff very friendly. I will definitely never cruise on this ship again and am not overly thrilled with Carnival. One of the pieces of our luggage arrived with a broken wheel to which the staff sent us a letter saying that if we have it fixed within 30 days they will CONSIDER repayment. Also, getting off the ship in Costa Maya was horrendous - elevators letting people off into a crowd where the hallway and staircases emptied into one stairway was disastrous with pushing, shoving, yelling and stepping on toes! Also, I was upset over 4 things that I wanted to do that were listed in the Fun Times daily and were actually held on different days (one was for a Scotch tasting.) Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Wonderful! Fantastic! Superb! And we would definitely do Carnival again (in a heartbeat!). Carnival Staff: Fabulous and friendly all the time! Courteous! Our room steward (we had the same gentleman for both weeks) was phenomenal!!! Jeff ... Read More
Wonderful! Fantastic! Superb! And we would definitely do Carnival again (in a heartbeat!). Carnival Staff: Fabulous and friendly all the time! Courteous! Our room steward (we had the same gentleman for both weeks) was phenomenal!!! Jeff and I had different towel animals for all 13 nights onboard!!! I like little things like that...LOL! Carnival Captain's Crew: Non-existent! I guess they were all busy steering the ship, but we saw very few of the captain's crew for both weeks. Strange... Carnival Main Dining Room: OMG!!! Fabulous food, superb waters/waitresses, and pretty dining room! Very professional and nice and friendly and bubbly staff in this dining room! Carnival Lido Deck "Buffet" restaurant: We ate there a few times. I discovered "Guy's Burger's" a few steps away from the buffet, so I was hooked on the burgers! Jeff enjoyed the burgers, also. The MDR was closed during lunchtime...interesting. Carnival SeaDay Brunch: Gosh.....gosh.....gosh!!! What a feast!!! There is no buffet with this brunch, but the food choices are numerous and excellent dishes!!! This brunch is only offered on days at sea. Carnival Sports Bar: It is small considering the number of sports fans onboard. During a college game, we had to stand for awhile, and during our Auburn football game, we were fortunate to get seats at the bar. Nice bar, friendly staff, but not enough chairs for us fans!!! Carnival Wrap-around balcony aft Stateroom (#8448): Can you say MAGNIFICENT!!! This was the best room, so far, that we have had on other cruises! We were so pleased with the room/huge balcony! We had room service EVERY morning out on the balcony (just coffee and muffins...great!). We would definitely book another cruise with a wrap-around balcony!!!!!!! Carnival Entertainment: The entertainment was mostly comedian shows/music shows. We listened to some nice easy-listening music in the Atrium a lot, and that was very nice. The only disappointment I had were the windows (how silly, but true). There was not ONE clean window on the whole ship....not in our room or the dining room or the Sports Bar, etc. Absolutely filthy windows!!! If that is the only complaint for being at sea for 14 days, that is not bad at all!!! Carnival MDR Attire: Non-existent! There is no dress code in the MDR, either for formal nights or casual dining nights. Yes, we saw women in nice dresses and shoes, but on one of the formal nights, only two men were wearing tuxes. I wore flip-flops every night for 14 nights, including formal nights. I wore a white shirt, black pants, and glittery flip-flops. There were women wearing tee-shirts, shorts, flip-flops, tank tops, halter tops, and jeans in the MDR. There were men wearing cut-off shorts, shorts, tank tops, baseball caps (turned forwards and backwards), shirts with and without collars, tee-shirts from everywhere in the world, sneakers, flip-flops, and sandals. The lack of a dress code was great for us, but for people who like to dress every night, this MDR is NOT the place that they would enjoy at all. Again, not one person was refused entrance any night into the MDR because of their attire. Carnival FTTF (Faster to the Fun): A MUST!!!!!! The fee is $49.95 for one person in the same stateroom . This is a fabulous little perk that we used 6-8 times during our 2-week cruise! There was a window at Guest Services that was for Gold/Platinum/FTTF cruisers, so we never had to be at the end of the line for anything we needed from Guest Services! At times, there were 20-30 people in line, but we went to the ''special'' window and were immediately waited on! Also, when we got to the ports where the ship was ''tendered'', all we had to do was go to Guest Services, tell them that we were ready to get on a tender boat, and we were escorted down to the tender boat and put first in line! Nice perk there!!! Would we get FTTF again when we sail on Carnival again? YES!!!!!!! The $49.95 was money well spent!!!   Read Less
Sail Date September 2014
My husband and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary on the Carnival Glory along with my parents who joined us. Embarkation was smooth and fast given that we were travelling with senior citizens. We all enjoyed the food in the Golden ... Read More
My husband and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary on the Carnival Glory along with my parents who joined us. Embarkation was smooth and fast given that we were travelling with senior citizens. We all enjoyed the food in the Golden Dining Room. We found all the beef and fish dishes to be first rate, with excellent presentation. The staff were extremely attentive to all of our requests. Guy's burgers, pizza and food at the deli were a hit with all of us for lunch! Enjoyed the ports of call, especially Roatan and Grand Caymen Islands. Embarkation was easy. On days at sea we enjoyed the pool and hot tubs at the aft do the ship, which were much quieter than the other pool area. The staff kept everything very clean and we were most surprised that the staff knew and remembered all of our names. The entertainment was very enjoyable however a somewhat repetitive. Debarkation took a while, however my husband who had to catch an early flight was able to debark rapidly and was able to catch an 11:30am flight with time to spare. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
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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