Jamericannn
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Carnival Glory Upgrade

I am booked for 4/22/17 on Carnival Glory and I think we booked a great time to cruise. April to me is the best month to be in the Caribbean. The water temperature is perfect and it is not during the hurricane/rainy season so that makes it perfect.

 

The best news is that this cruise will be a month after the ship comes out of dry dock. It should be in good condition and any work that they did not get to complete during dry dock and may need to continue doing during cruises should be done by then. During dry dock the ship will receive a waterworks and three new slides. Should be exciting especially for families traveling with children. FUN FUN FUN

 

Have you been on any cruise immediately after dry dock and work was still being done? If yes, did it cause any inconvenience to you? My friend is going on the Glory 3/11/17 which will be the first cruise after dry dock and she is worried about this. I think this was an issue with Carnival Victory.

Tags: Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Glory

15 Answers

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I've never experienced it first hand, but have heard second (or third) hand stories of work being completed during the first cruise or two after drydock.

I will agree that April is a great time to cruise, but it is in (at the beginning of) the hurricane season (April - November). I wouldn't worry about it, though -- still very early in the season. August seems to be the worst time for the storms.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I have read several posts about this subject matter.  What I have read it is best to wait till all the bugs are worked out and the crew is used to the new upgrades.  Nothing worse when it is unorganized or when workers are still laying carpet in the passage ways.  I was on Glory in 2007 her second trip.  It was very nice but... workers were changing the carpet and it was kind of annoying. They would do it late at night or when in a port of call.  Yep, always better a few sailings after dry dock in my opinion.

Jamericannn
Contributor Level: Third Mate

The Atlantic Hurricane season is June 1 - November 30.

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

  Yep!  but who am I to correct someone?  Sorry BD...Wink

 

Jamericannn
Contributor Level: Third Mate

 

lol. Not a problem at all. I would have actually prefer to sail at the end of July because ii is our anniversary but we never sail in the summer because we don't want to miss any ports.

 

cucruizin
Contributor Level: First Mate

We're booked for the first week in May. Everything should be ready for me by then! Big Smile 

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

ACK!

I don't know what I was thinking -- it is June-November.

 

To me, July-August is just too hot and humid to really enjoy to the fullest. I much prefer Jan-Feb timeframe, April/May at the latest.

We are cruising the Conquest immediately after her dry dock in October. I hope we don't have to worry about anything. 

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

It should be ok but do not be surprised to see additional work being finished and the crew not adept to the new additions.

 

Jamericannn
Contributor Level: Third Mate

 

I hope everything gets completed by then. I heard a lot of bad things about the Victory before and after the dry dock.

 

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