July 2014 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western
This cruise was fun, they definitely catered to kids and partying. Service was amazing especially from our waitstaff, three Phillipinos- Anthony, Sandrew and Mark ( table 608, 8:15 pm). The only regret is the way Carnival billed us for the tips/gratuity, without prior knowledge. Our account was charged 4 times for gratuity ( even for a toddler) very early in the getaway. We have been on previous Cruises before and we understand how the system works ( we both [mom and dad] work in the hospitality industry) so we understand that your workers profit off the tip system, we have never Stiffed on the tips ( so we know it was a safety precaution), however an early warning or disclosure would have been greatly appreciated. We took it for granted without focusing on the fine print. Other than that everything else was worth while. The early billing did set us off course along with the daily gratuity added to most purchases. In view of the foregoing, are we willing to take another Carnival Cruise? Yes, but with more concern on the budget, so as far as that goes, we may be willing to try other Cruise lines once more before Carnival. Nonetheless, compliments to the food ( Platinum restaurant, Guy Fieri burger, Pizza's, Taco's and Ice Creams/desserts). Never say never, but we will be back again. Bess.