Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

first time cruise

Sail Date: March 15, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

I was a little nervous taking a week long cruise alone with 2 teeneages but was pleasantly surprised. The amenities were very nice and I felt like I was in a 3 star hotel.

Pros: cleanliness and smooth sailing

Cons: noise below our stateroom at night

Recommends Carnival Glory? Yes!

Service and Staff
The staff was very friendly and our steward knew us by name which impressed me.
Food and Dining
I found the food to be very good. Occasionally, some things were lacking but that is to be expected, it was not frequent.The dinig times were convienent, especially with 2 teens that liked to sleep late. We had a problem on the second night of seated dining as another group was seated at our table and the staff seemed not to know what to do about it. We chose to eat at the seated dining each night because we loved our servers and our guest we had.
Cabin / Stateroom
I found the bed to be very comfortable. The bunk tended to move a little more on rough nights. The interior room was tight with 3 females and luggage and there was only 1 electrical outlet which was dissapointing. There was always plenty of fresh towels. The room was above the casino which prevented going to sleep before midnight until the live enertainment stopped. I loved the turn down with mints and the towel animals each night.
I found the slots in the casino did not pay off very much. I was not pleased with the bingo, it was overpriced. I attended 1 musical show which I enjoyed. The piano bar was very popular.I attended the talk about shopping on the islands which was helpful. I wish I had taken the towel folding class to learn how to make the animals.
Ship Quality
The ship was very clean, nicely decorated. It took me a number of days to remember how to get around. I loved the gym.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
I enjoyed the open air market much more and found the people to be willing to barter. The choice of things was much better and not so expensive. The restaurants all seemed pricey.
Nassau, Bahamas
The outdoor market was too crowded and overwhelming. We ate at Senor Frogs which was fun but pricey. I have been to the Bahamas a number of times in the past so it was not that important to me.
Don't Miss: I would definitely recommend seeing Atlantis.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
I found it to be expensive and not a lot of deals as I wasn't in the market for diamonds, etc. Our snorkling excursion was cancelled which we did not learn about until after the fact so we went to the beach at the Marriot and had a nice relaxing time.

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