Carnival Glory Overview

By Cruiseline.com Staff - Updated Sep. 9, 2019

Carnival Glory might not have the shiny new bells and whistles as the latest ships to hit the sea, but if you’re looking for a ship that can deliver in entertainment, dining and onboard activities for all cruisers, then Glory will not disappoint. Launched in 2003, Carnival has continued to invest millions in the improvement of this Conquest-class ship adding the Funship 2.0 upgrades in 2012 receiving new dining venues, bars & lounges and entertainment. The most recent improvement to the Carnival Glory cruise ship came in a 2017 dry dock which is highlighted by the WaterWorks aqua park featuring the Twister slide, AquaTunnel, and kids area.

As most have found when sailing on Carnival Glory, finding something to do during your days at sea will not be a problem. With bars and lounges like RedFrog Rum Bar and Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, you can soak up the Caribbean sun with a drink in your hand. While the ship can be loud and active at times, adults can find a little peace and quiet in the adults-only Serenity Retreat. Get into the action on the mini-golf course or with one of the onboard games, or watch that action at the SkyBox Sports Bar. You can either wind-down or keep the fun going when the sun goes down. Enjoy one of many comedians at the Punchliner Comedy Club, enjoy a show at Playlist Productions or try your luck at the casino. This colorful ship has something for everyone. As a kid-friendly ship, young passengers can find age-appropriate fun and activities at Camp Ocean, Circle “C” and Club O2. The whole family will love Suess at Sea.

Carnival Glory cruises will set sail from New Orleans, LA with itineraries to the Panama Canal and throughout the Caribbean. Both shorter cruises from 4-5 days and longer cruises are available to book.

Ship Highlights

  • SkyBox Sports Bar
  • Punchliner Comedy Club
  • Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
  • Lip Sync Battle: Carnival
  • Suess at Sea
  • Hasbro, The Game Show
  • WaterWorks aqua park
  • Camp Ocean, Circle “C”, Club O2
  • Playlist Productions
  • Dive-in Movies
  • Alchemy Bar
  • RedFrog Rum Bar
  • Blue Iguana Tequila Bar
  • Video Game Arcade
  • Casino
  • Onboard Shopping

Before You Book

Why Sail on Carnival Glory: An informal and laid back environment that is family-friendly and great for all ages. A Carnival Glory cruise is affordable while full of complimentary dining and entertainment options making it a good option for cruisers on any budget.

You Should Know: This ship will be active and you might have to fight some crowds around the pool and buffet.

Carnival Glory Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 3,756
  • Total Crew: 1,180
  • Passenger to Crew Ratio: 3.18
  • Built: Jul 2003
  • Refurbished: Nov 2012
  • Number of Decks: 13
  • Total Cabins: 1,492
  • Cabin Categories: 34
  • Gross Tonnage: 110,000
  • Length: 952
  • Beam: 116

Carnival Glory Cabins

1492 cabins and 34 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
3.9
(268 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $84/night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
4.7
(157 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 242 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $101/night
Balcony Balcony
4.2
(368 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $133/night
Suite Cabin Suite
4.8
(44 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 349 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $193/night

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Carnival Glory Dining

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Guy's Burger Joint Guy's Burger Joint
4.8
(59 Reviews)
Platinum Restaurant Platinum Restaurant
4.6
(47 Reviews)
Burrito Bar Burrito Bar
4.6
(11 Reviews)
Grand Buffet Grand Buffet
4.6
(11 Reviews)

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Carnival Glory Onboard Activities

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Kaleidoscope Casino Bar Kaleidoscope Casino Bar
5.0
(4 Reviews)
The Colors Lobby The Colors Lobby
5.0
(8 Reviews)
Ivory Club Bar Ivory Club Bar
5.0
(1 Review)
Amber Palace Main Lounge Amber Palace Main Lounge
4.8
(20 Reviews)

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3534 Carnival Glory Reviews

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avarage by atotty

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

Carnival Glory is old and unattractive, the food on the Lido deck is minimal, very few selections. The dinning room has the same menu every night with the exception of maybe two different items. The food is tasteless, and horrible.

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not the best by Eura0527

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I was disappointed in the ship not informing the passengers of the time change in Nassau, which caused me to miss my shore excursion. After I tried to contact the guest services desk there was no posted number. The service in the dinning room was not very good, I had to track down a waiter many times just to get water refill or tea.

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Typical mediocre Carnival cruise by wb0rhd

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

I had taken two prior cruises on Carnival and did not plan to do so again but went because it was a family cruise. Again I found the ship overall mediocre at best compared to my experience on Royal Caribbean and Holland America. I really do not plan to sail with Carinival again unless I win a free cruise and even then with some reluctance. I do want to try some other cruise lines that I have not yet tried.

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977 Carnival Glory Tips

chambersmd
Jul 22, 2014

If you want quiet dining atmosphere when you eat at the Lido buffet, go up the stairs to the Fish and Chips restaurant which few people seem to know about.

whitt09
May 23, 2017

The best view is the front of the ship, that most people don't know about. Go to deck 7. Walk toward the front of the ship. You'll need to go through one of the hallways where the rooms are, but keep walking to the main front until you can't go any further. Look to your left and go out the door.

cruz4life
Feb 20, 2013

adult only section fills up quick get your lounge chairs early

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