Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

We had a great time!

Sail Date: June 03, 2006

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The Glory is a beautiful ship, with plenty to do...if you want to be on the go all the time. The only problem is Carnival uses the same techniques they perfected on smaller ships and apply them to this megaliner. They've gone to great lengths, and staff, to make embarkation go smoothly. Yet there are 2 gangways boarding well over 2 thousand people...and all have to stop, drop their luggage, and group up for 2 photographers. That held up the line immeasurably. Kind of like the lines to get off the ship....which were held up by 2 photographers.

The midnight munchies were handled by a small deli and small pizzeria. The food was good, but each of these stations was manned by one person. With everyone wanting a snck at the same time, well, you do the math. My utmost respect to the crew- they must work 18 hours a day- but that one guy at the pizzaria was about unconscious by the late night rush.

Little lapses, like a breakfast waiter with an attitude and asst waiters asking you to hand them a plate for removal. No huge deal, but this was my forth Carnival cruise...this never happened before. And waiting for the cabin steward was a first. We had a child with us, and like to lay around on vacation, so perhaps we were in the cabin more than most people, but we'd leave to get out of the way and come back, and it still wasn't made up. I think he was spead too thin, too.

Pros: The entire cruise was pretty smooth and stress free, with a few exceptions.

Cons: Lines!!

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