This was a descent cruise - the ship was clean, the ice carving show was great, the bingo was fun and there were many places to sit and play cards with our kids. The kids didn't want to do many of the camp carnival activities and only wanted to play in the arcade (which tended to take tokens without giving a game in return and the games were expensive to play). They didn't like the pool that much because it was salt water and they would get cold with the breeze on deck. The food was nothing spectacular. The main courses were average, the soups were good though. The bread was good. The desserts were lacking. The only good one was the warm chocolate cake but we grew tired of that quickly. My oldest son liked the pizza station and ate there most of the time. He also liked the burgers at the grill. The breakfast buffet was good. They charge a lot for a frozen drink so we only got one the whole trip. They automatically charge for tips at the end of the cruise - $10/day/person so for five of us for 7 nights it was $350. Something to think about when comparing prices of this to an all-inclusive. Staff was friendly and we think they did a good job in the rooms especially. We have been on Royal Caribbean and Disney - they are both much better.
Spring Break was just OK
Sail Date: April 01, 2009
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Pros: Bingo, Relaxing by the pool with live music
Cons: Entertainment - dancers wore thongs and illusionist was a bit masochistic in style. Food was mediocre (especially the desserts.)
Recommends Carnival Glory? No.