September 2016 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western
The overall experience was fine. The environment was relaxing or exiting depending on your preference which continues to make cruising a preference of ours. However, I was continually disappointed in the decreases in service quality, meal selection, and overall cleanliness of the ship that have been made to save money I am sure. The cost of the cruise is not decreased to reflet the same, of course. Most of the staff went out of their way to assure our time on the ship was fantastic to the best of their ability and what they had to work with, especially because they aren't given a salary, their only compensation is the gratuities they recieve. Either prepaid or additionally provided by travelers for exceptional service. The excursions we purchased were very fun. We were always back to the pier in plenty of time to make the ship amd the staff on the excursions was exceptional! I will be exploring other options for cruise companies for my next cruise.