October 2015 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Glory
This cruise could have been carefree and epic if it weren't for the hidden fees and sole agenda of Carnival in getting you to spend your money and waste your time.
Bait And Switch
All week we were baited with goodies like free spa services, free or discounted jewelry, money giveaways and such.
Only there was never any agenda to give anything...spa services were never raffled...free jewelry was "made in China"...?!
We were supposed to cruise to Grand Turks...we never saw passed the "erected" false island of stores and bars. There was no Grand Turks...not unless you ventured out on your own passed the gate and massive parking lot to attempt to flag a non-descript taxi somewhere. We had no maps, no tour guides, no idea how to "get out". Just another "Half Moon Cay" location designed to infiltrate the wallet.
As as far as Cruises Only... I am greatly disappointed that none of what I was sold was what I experienced. My agent told me all the fees were included in the cost. Wrong. I had to pay additional for ground transportation to and from ship. Agent sold me on getting airfare with the cruise to ensure any incidents would be covered. Sure, if you enjoy traveling for 12 hours after your vacation since Carnival will find the cheapest undesirable itinerary with no regard to the traveler. I had to spend extra money to "stand-by" for earlier flights because I was scheduled for departure after 5pm with a 3 hour layover?! The cruise was over by 10:30. My feet were on the ground luggage in hand at 10:30 AM. What person would book themselves this way??
I will never use Cruises Only again simply because ALL of this aggravation could have been avoided had there been full disclosure.