July 2009 Western Caribbean- Carn. Glory

Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 11, 2009
Ship: Carnival Glory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
The Carnival Glory is an older ship, but very clean. All customer services were excellent and made the cruise worry free. I learned from this cruise bigger isn't always better. The quality of service really made the difference for our experience.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Whether it's buffet, sitdown or the Emerald Room it's all quite good!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
This ship is great for families with kids, good shows, and plenty of activities for nearly everyone. I would have liked to seen more activities on cooking, wine and seminars on culture of the destination instead of shopping.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Plenty of kids stuff here

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were always friendly and very helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was clean and polished with friendly staff everywhere.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We booked late, so our choices were limited. The room was nice and mostly comfortable. My only real complaint is the tv was old and channel selection was poor.
3 out of 5
Went snorkeling, we had a good time. The locals are quite friendly, maybe because the Mexican Marines guarded port? Cuban cigars are pricey, too. Great place for families with kids. Big pools and beaches.
5 out of 5
We visited the Mayan ruins of Tulum, this was a great excursion. After the tour, be prepared to visit their beach, it's the best we visited on the cruise!
5 out of 5
Snorkel tour with Hugh Parkey's Dive Connection was the most professional snorkel tour for the cruise. The safety divers did a great job of helping weak swimmers. Check out the Arts and Crafts shop at the port. If you dont have a large group of people, don't bother walking outside the port wall, apparently it can get sporty if you're on your own.
1 out of 5
Went snorkeling on a catamaran, very unprofessional. Their equipment broken or frayed. The guides were late so we got lost trying to them, as a result. Generally, their attitudes came across as if they had something better to do. No safety divers. We'll do a better job of choosing a dive tour next time, lesson learned. The snorkel site was very nice with plenty of fish and coral.

Pros: Very good service

Cons: Ship security people scanning items acting unprofessional

Recommends Carnival Glory? Yes!

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