October 2013 - Carnival Glory to Canada, New England, New York
We really enjoyed the Carnival Glory. We spent a day in New York City, that was great to do that before our cruise. We took the hop on hop off bus trip in Downtown Manhattan and then took the Night Downtown bus trip in Manhattan. It was easy to get a cab from the hotel to the ship.
In Boston, we took the hop on hop off city tour, that was good, and ate seafood at the harbor get off stop, and then took the cab back to the ship.
In Saint John, we did not want the 5 hour tour ride out to the Bay of Fundy, so we rented an Avis car, near the ship, to drive out there and back. It's a 45 minute trip. Make a reservation for the car rental ahead of time, though.
We did not get off the ship in Portland or Halifax.
The ship generally has enough to do for most people.
The Carnival has seemed to reduce some of their daily daytime activities - they did not have all of the games and bingo every day, like we had experienced before.
The only negative I could say is the cut back of the Lido deck dining hours. We went to the Lido deck dining, one formal evening, in place of the dining room, and it was closed. We also went to the Lido deck for dining, I guess about 8:30 pm, one evening, and the buffet was closed. We had not seen this type of closing on Carnival before.
Also, they did not seem to have large production shows on every night of the 7 night cruise; I think only two or three production shows. This appears to be a definite cutback for Carnival Cruises.
This fall cruise is a middle age - senior citizen cruise, not really for teens and children.