February 2016 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western
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.