Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

WOWZA!!!!!

Sail Date: May 03, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship was amazing, beautifully maintained and SO much to do. There was plenty of space and we never felt crowded. Our stateroom was impeccable and the decor was fun! My only MAJOR complaing was that our ship was FULL OF SMOKERS. I have cruised with Carnival before, and can never remember there being so many smoking areas. You could smoke most anywhere, except the rooms, but most people smoked in their rooms anyways. As a non-smoker this was very bothersome to me, and towards the end of the cruise it hindered my wanting to utilize the nightlife due to the smoke. Next time we cruise this is something that will be more important on our list of things to look for in regards to the ship. I have cruise on the Paradise before as it was a completly NON-SMOKING ship, and remember that being awesome!

Pros: The food

Cons: the smokers!

Recommends Carnival Glory? Yes!

Food and Dining
The food was delicous! There was sushi, pizza, room service, buffets, frozen yogurt, and the Platinum Dining Room was spectacular. We loved the service from the dining room, and were not surprised to find that the Platinum service had been rated #1 in all of Carnival's fleet for 3 1/2 months running, we totally saw why! If you have anyone in your party with food allergies, make them aware ASAP. My b/f has a nut allergy and our waiter didn't understand that this included amaretto, anise, etc., so we had to be VERY careful about what we ordered.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had the only outside room without a window, but we knew that when we booked so it was fine. We know next time to def. get a balcony, which there are plenty of rooms on the Glory that have them. Our steward was the BEST, he was so polite, learned our names the first day, and kept our room looking great. The beds are SO comfy, and the bathroom was larger than what we expected.
Ship Quality
The ship was great, at heavy traffic times the restrooms could become rather unkempt, but thats true of any bathroom during busy times. Everything was eaily reached, and by the last day we felt we knew our way around the ship, however getting lost was the most fun, as we always discovered something new.
Service and Staff
Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our dining room staff and bartender seemed to want to get to know us and talked to us all week, we loved chatting with them. All the service on the lido deck was great. We also learned that the staff works for gratuities ONLY so if you enjoy the service (which we did) you should tip more than the $70 a week that they add to your folio (which we did).
Entertainment
So much to do. Russell in the Cinn-A-Barr was awesome and funny! Karaoke was too! We don't really care for the shows, but our cruise director was so funny we would stay to watch him do hypnosis and sketches with the crowd. The music was awesome, and so was the casino.
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Once again, there isn't a lot of shopping or safe areas to explore at the pier. Its another place were excursions are a must. We went snorkeling on the Catamaran excursion and it was SO GORGEOUS!! The crew and guide were great, we saw SO much underwater, our group even saw an eagle ray! We wished we had had more time here!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
Coxen Hole, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Once again, there isn't a lot of shopping or safe areas to explore at the pier. Its another place were excursions are a must. We went snorkeling on the Catamaran excursion and it was SO GORGEOUS!! The crew and guide were great, we saw SO much underwater, our group even saw an eagle ray! We wished we had had more time here!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling
Cozumel, Mexico
I had been Cozumel before, but my b/f hadn't. We didnt book an excursion cause I had remembered we could get to a beach by cab. We went to paradise beach...eh, it was okay. The beach was kind of gross, but it looked like the had good food and drinks and they had water sports, but you had to pay a lot extra. We want back to the pier to eat, drink, and shop. Unless you are a big partier, don't do this. Senor Frogs, Carlos and Charlies, and Margaritaville are kind of insane, and very expensive. They are not kid appropriate either. I would book an excursion, as Cozumel has some really beauitful fun places, but they are not as accesible by cab.
Don't Miss: The shopping is good.
Belize City, Belize
WOW!! Belize was SO much fun. We did the Cave Tubing and Rainforest Exploration, and we had an absolute BLAST!! Out tour guides were funny, the rain forest was amazing, and the tubing was so much fun. I would not recomend this if you aren't a tad athletic though as the hike was annoying to some people, but we loved it. It was an hour and half away and you drive through the Belize countryside. Belize City is not pretty, there is a lot of poverty, but the people seemed to be SO happy that the cruise ships were visiting. They had just built some shopping areas, but we didn't have time to explore. Apparently the snorkeling here is AMAZING as well, they have the second largest barrier reef behind Austrailia. Excursions are a must as there is not much to do in the port itself, and it didn't look all that safe. In a few years time, this should be even bigger as more and more cruise ships visit. We loved our time here!
Don't Miss: Cave Tubing in the Rain Forest!
Belize City, Belize
WOW!! Belize was SO much fun. We did the Cave Tubing and Rainforest Exploration, and we had an absolute BLAST!! Out tour guides were funny, the rain forest was amazing, and the tubing was so much fun. I would not recomend this if you aren't a tad athletic though as the hike was annoying to some people, but we loved it. It was an hour and half away and you drive through the Belize countryside. Belize City is not pretty, there is a lot of poverty, but the people seemed to be SO happy that the cruise ships were visiting. They had just built some shopping areas, but we didn't have time to explore. Apparently the snorkeling here is AMAZING as well, they have the second largest barrier reef behind Austrailia. Excursions are a must as there is not much to do in the port itself, and it didn't look all that safe. In a few years time, this should be even bigger as more and more cruise ships visit. We loved our time here!
Don't Miss: Cave Tubing in the Rain Forest!
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
The pier itself is not very nice, its basically a huge shipyard for industrial ships. They had built a little shopping area but there was not much there. We booked the Junkanoo Beach Party, it was alright. We just wanted to relax on the beach, which we did, but it was very expensive for what we got. This was the last day on the ship, and I think everyone was exhausted, I know we were. In the future Carnival should have this day on Thursday, and have Friday as the day at sea. We heard that you could take taxis to the beach and to large shopping areas for $5. Freeport was a nice city, but it seemed as though they were trying to rebuild from a major storm that had hit, and hadn't quite gotten it up yet.
Don't Miss: ?
Cozumel, Mexico
I had been Cozumel before, but my b/f hadn't. We didnt book an excursion cause I had remembered we could get to a beach by cab. We went to paradise beach...eh, it was okay. The beach was kind of gross, but it looked like the had good food and drinks and they had water sports, but you had to pay a lot extra. We want back to the pier to eat, drink, and shop. Unless you are a big partier, don't do this. Senor Frogs, Carlos and Charlies, and Margaritaville are kind of insane, and very expensive. They are not kid appropriate either. I would book an excursion, as Cozumel has some really beauitful fun places, but they are not as accesible by cab.
Don't Miss: The shopping is good.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
The pier itself is not very nice, its basically a huge shipyard for industrial ships. They had built a little shopping area but there was not much there. We booked the Junkanoo Beach Party, it was alright. We just wanted to relax on the beach, which we did, but it was very expensive for what we got. This was the last day on the ship, and I think everyone was exhausted, I know we were. In the future Carnival should have this day on Thursday, and have Friday as the day at sea. We heard that you could take taxis to the beach and to large shopping areas for $5. Freeport was a nice city, but it seemed as though they were trying to rebuild from a major storm that had hit, and hadn't quite gotten it up yet.
Don't Miss: ?


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