Room for improvement
Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: June 16, 2007
Ship: Carnival Glory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
The ship, Carnival Glory, was clean and the room service and cleaning was excellent. There was plenty of food whenever you want. Dining room service was great, but I wouldn't consider the food 5 star. They don't use any spices when cooking, and beef, pork and chicken were somewhat tough. The fish was good.
We had a room on level 8, just below Lido deck. The service crew would be cleaning all night on Lido and it sounded like a train was passing overhead all night long. I think they were moving chairs around to clean. It really cut into my sleep.
This was my first cruise, and I'm not sold on the concept. There was alot of down time while sailing and very short port time. It seemed when we were in port it was a rushed affair to get off, get to our selected excursion, then reboard before the ship sailed. I would prefer much more port time and less sailing time. Also, I found it to be quite expensive with all the extra charges for everything. They charge a $10/day gratuity plus 15% on any drink ordered, then they want you to tip everyone at the end of the cruise.
While most of the staff was very friendly, I encountered a photographer that was nothing less than rude.
If you are a sports fan and want to catch a score of a game - good luck!!!! The college world series was in progress during my cruise and the Oregon State University Beavers, defending champs, were in the playoffs. I couldn't get an update anywhere. Even the Pursers desk blew me off.
My next vacation will be an all-inclusive resort somewhere where I can stay in one place and have time to experience the local culture.
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Pros: Food and some service
Cons: Night noise