Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Good but didnt rock our socks

Sail Date: May 20, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We went on Glory on our honeymoon. The embarkation took a while even though we had filled out our fun pass (a quicker way to board the ship). We thought that the decor' was lovely bright and welcoming. Although there seem to be little organization. It would have been nice if there were signs on the first day to guide us to the elevators or more importantly lunch. We waited in pursers office line for about 30 just wanting a map. The crew always had a smile on their face and was very cheerful.
We were very very very pleased with the size our stateroom. We basically were in steerage (Level 2 main) and our stateroom was huge. Luckily we graced with an outside room. Our window was large enough for my 6'3 husband to sit in (not stretch out but certainly sit in). The bedding was much more comfortable than we had expected. Feather pillows and down comforter. Very posh. We had nice big almost full length vanity mirrors on both sides of the television. There were two large closets where you could place your dresses suits etc, and then a shelved closet (4 shelves) where you place your pants and shirts. I wish the amenities in the bathroom were refilled but we loved the stateroom (you get a surprise animal towel friend every night when they turn down your bed ((nice))
The carnival capers (your daily activity layout) could have given a bit more information like ... you can find maps and card holder here and there. Just little pieces of info.
The entertainment (Broadway shows) were executed very well techniquely (costumes, sound, lighting, a rising pit and a fully rotating stage) the acting and music was typical for a cruise... nothing really for the true theater lovers but nice glitz and glam.
What really steamed my cookie was all food (except pizza, burgers and room service) closed at 230pm. When you are starving and coming back in from port you want food and beverage. Well that is all the 3000 other guests idea too. The lines wrap around deck 5 waiting for a nasty cold hamburger (to accommodate 3000 hungry guests) if you wanted something to eat you had to wait in line about 20 min or get room service (which everyone else was doing so that took 15-20 min) and it was just sandwiches are pretzels not so hot when for an entire week.
I cant say enough about the crew. Extremely friendly people that worked extremely hard to make sure everyone was very happy on the ship. Our wait staff was extremely personable and attentive. And they had their own little flair that made our honeymoon meals very special. Our cabin Stewart made us cute towel animals every night and even created a "just married sign out of glow sticks and stickers" and placed it on our cabin door.
Overall the ship was fun and comfortable. We were slightly disappointed in the food (availability) and the organization. We thought our Princess cruise was a bit better but we still had fun on the Carnival glory

Pros: The service and our stateroom

Cons: Almost all food service closed at 2:30pm

The coordinators of that event were sometimes late or really didnt want to be there (they always had to shove us aside and run to do the bingo game)
Cabin / Stateroom
wonderful. would it have been the same inside cabin??
Service and Staff
Ship Quality
the ship was huuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggge. But the layout stunk. we were in the back of the boat (aft). In order to get to the main dining hall (one floor up) and we either had to walk to the farthest elevator on our floor or take the elevator up to deck 4 walk to the next stairway set and then come down the stairs to get to our dining room. There were all these strange 'road blocks' We traveled through the dining room just to get to another part of the ship even though they were closed to traffic when dinner was not being held. If we did not well I dont know how we would have gotten about. It would have been nice to have tour of the boat on the first day. Maybe we missed a hallway or something but doubtful after 7 days.
The boat was very clean, and the decor was tasteful and colorful.
Food and Dining
Lets just make a note here* my husband and I are vegetarians**
The main menu catered to omnivorous people quite nicely I think: veal, steak, pork chops, fish, seared chicken, and other delicately prepared entree'.
The veggie meals on the other hand were slim pickings. Our server knew our meal before hand. They were only meh. It seemed like every meal we had a garden salad, noodles and sauce or some weird eggplant concoction. weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. But we understood. Hey at least the had veggie meals. We give them a 2 gold stars for that.
We had a strict dining meal time. With no changes. (im sure you could ask nicely the maitre d' and you would have help) although it makes sense from a practical business point of view it doesnt accommodate the guests 100% on the princess line we had anytime dinning. we go anytime the main hall is open. We missed shows because we were tired from the days events and dinner was 2 hrs long so when we got out it was 1030 (exact time of last show
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico
it was fun and we saw mayan ruins
Cozumel, Mexico
it was lovely even though you could see major hurricane damage
Nassau, Bahamas
the beach was lovely and Atlantis was a fun place
Don't Miss: take the water taxi over to atlantis and go into the straw market
Belize City, Belize
go on the lost world canopy adventure!!!!! you go zip lining atop the forrest of belize
Don't Miss: go on the lost world canopy adventure!!!!! you go zip lining atop the forrest of belize

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