2 Norfolk Singles Cruise Reviews

This is my second cruise on the Carnival Glory. This ship sails out of Norfolk Va. twice a year so it is convenient to not have to worry about a flight to get to a cruise. I chose Glory again because it was visiting a different port in ... Read More
This is my second cruise on the Carnival Glory. This ship sails out of Norfolk Va. twice a year so it is convenient to not have to worry about a flight to get to a cruise. I chose Glory again because it was visiting a different port in the Bahamas. I had high expectations for this cruise but was disappointed. Embarkation was long and stressful, they claimed problems with their computers slowed the process. The Norfolk port setup is partially to blame for this as there is some confusion as to whether people should wait in line with everyone else and use the elevator or cut in line and use the stairs. Room cleanliness was just ok, bathroom showed its age and had some cleanliness issues. I chose a room 9202 on the front of the ship since there are doors adjacent to the rooms that go out to a balcony on the front of the ship typically only used by a handful of passengers. For some reason the doors were locked prohibiting access on this floor only. Room steward was not as friendly or helpful as I expected. Food was the major disappointment on this cruise. Roast beef was passed off as filet mignon, prime rib was served over cooked. Breakfast in the main dining room was good, however we stayed up late and slept in most days and the breakfast buffet was average at best. One day they had french toast and eggs benedict on the buffet that were good. The next day they did not have either. My GF did love the 24 hour ice cream machine! I enjoyed it too, the mix is not watery as I expected. The entertainment schedule was almost identical as my previous cruise. The comedy show was horrible the comedian appeared to be drunk and was more vulgar than humorous. It was also a very short show. The activities on the Lido deck were identical, hairy chest contest, gender challenge, mixologist, etc. The new cruise director is hilarious though, much improved over previous guy. In conclusion, this cruise was not as enjoyable as my first cruise partially because I have been here and done that on the Glory and much of it was the same. However, the food and service was not as good as my first cruise on the Glory. Maybe they will ge it together after the ship gets renovated this Nov 2012. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
I travel Solo, so traveling solo on this cruise I had doubts I could do it again. My first Solo cruise was to Alaska on Holland America. The itinerary was wonderful and unforgettable, however it was a challenge to be alone. So this next ... Read More
I travel Solo, so traveling solo on this cruise I had doubts I could do it again. My first Solo cruise was to Alaska on Holland America. The itinerary was wonderful and unforgettable, however it was a challenge to be alone. So this next cruise I fretted about it, but went with faith. Surprise!!! My table mates were the best. The people I had a chance to meet on board were the best. Embarkation out of Norfolk was COLD....... but quick and we were able to go to our cabins before 2pm being the ship was ready coming from Canada. My Cabin was an inside, and although I do not mined an inside, it was tiny compared to Holland Americas. Public areas were small and dated. the halls leading to the cabins were dark and dated, I noticed there were no mail boxes like the other ships I have sailed. Food venues: Buffet was average, but I did notice the wait staff was very prompt in clearing the tables compared to the last Carnival cruise on the Glory in 04 were the staff was very slow in clearing the tables, food was left all over the place. Dinning room food to me was average also, nothing stood out. Debarkation was slow being the ship came in port 45 mins late than scheduled. Very chaotic All in all I had a good time, I might travel Carnival again Read Less
Sail Date October 2009

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