Kimberkk
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Carnival Glory

February 2016 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western

First time on Carnival, not bad, just not our cup of tea

We've never tried Carnival Cruise lines and wanted to due to price and availability of destinations. We'd heard some rumors of it being full of partiers, drunk people, too many kids, etc so we were prepared for that since we're an older couple (50-60's).  We didn't find that to be true. It was a good mix of ages and we didn't hang out by the main pool or slide so we were able to relax by the adult only pool in the back of the ship.    The ship crew was great for the most part in dining room, guest services and room attendants (outstanding!).  Bar service personnel not so great.  The ship was always clean and well kept continuously.  It didn't have a lot of variety of food in the buffet and was pretty tasteless. The buffet seemed to close down way to early to accommodate anyone who did a late lunch or came in from port.  The dining room food was good but not great like we've found with other lines. We loved the Blue Iguana restaurant and Guy's Burgers were good.   We did the steak house and that was great. My husband actually ordered steak house entres in the dining room because the daily choices were so bland (extra cost). The room service menu didn't have a full service breakfast other cruise lines offer (cold items only).  The main complaint we had was disorganization for large endeavors such as shore excursions and debarkation at stops and end of trip. They never seemed to have enough staff to handle the large crowds and made it very frustrating.  While we had great weather, enjoyed the stops, it just wasn't something we'd do again.  Will choose another cruise line in the future.

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George Town, Grand Cayman - I would book stingray city off the boat for excursion. I think the length of the time spent and being able to feed the rays more happens on offsite excursion. Beautiful island though.
Belize City, Belize - Not ablot to do in excursions here and also not a lot of shopping by the pier.
Miami, Florida - Almost all hispanic, spanish speaking, hard for both parties to understand each other. Extremely busy and I would never drive here. I would choose a different port.
Carnival Glory Carnival Glory - If you chose aft (back of ship) cabin, you will be walking everywhere and does swing more in the back. The Fish and Chips is extremely hard to get to from outside! Easiest is to go directly up from the lido buffet, we didn't think it was that great for the trip.
Cozumel, Mexico - We did the underwater helmet dive and wouldn't recommend it. More just a walk on the bottom of ocean, stopping to get pictures (which they want you to buy at $55 a pop). We took our own underwater camera. Last year we did the underwater scooters and that was much better, more hands on. Beautiful area and lots of shopping.

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