Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

Great People and Food!

Sail Date: May 09, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship itself is very nice and the room service and dining room service were exceptional! Kudos to Dennis and his team in the Dining Room! The ship definately needs to improve the way it handles getting people on and off of the ship at each port! Everyone was complaining about the long lines and the way we were all crammed in the stair wells and by the elevators. The entertainment was below average in the Amber Palace. The dancers and singers were not very impressive and the passenger karaoke singers were highlight of the cruise. Carnival was HUGE on taking pictures but unfortunately they charge so much for them you can't afford to buy them and that was truly a shame! They need to lower the prce or make package deals and they would sell alot more rather than just pitching them all in the trash! We booked several excursions and did not really enjoy any of them, we would definately have rather skipped them and just toured each port on our own. The best part of the trip was meeting some new friends and enjoying the weather. Probably would never do another cruise again, time was too limited at each stop.

Pros: Great Employees, Rooms were very well maintained!

Cons: Very unorganized and long lines when leaving and boarding the ship!

Recommends Carnival Glory? Yes!

Service and Staff
Again, most of the staff was extremely nice! Dragos was one of the only few people that was not friendly or respectful to the passengers.
The quality of the shows in the Amber Palace were disappointing. The dancers and singers were not very entertaining and the Illusionist was the same trick over and over. Some of the game shows with the passengers were fun to watch and again, the passengers provided the best entertainment with their talents. We saw two comedians and only one of them was good. The Motown Show was very good.
Ship Quality
The ship is very clean and nicely decorated. It was fun to see all of the different themes in the various bars. The pool areas were very nice and the big TV on the deck was nice. The ship was normally easy to navigate around.
Food and Dining
Dragos in the Dining Room should go back to Bosnia, he is not personable at all! Good thing that the rest of the staff made up for it! Dennis, Putu, and Gusti were WONDERFUL! Great Service and Extremely Friendly!!
Cabin / Stateroom
Great Service and Enjoyed the Towel Animals each evening! Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly!
Grand Turk Island
Again, skip the Snorkel Tour and go snorkeling on your own! They take you to a beach with NO CHAIRS while you can see the ship and the beach full of chairs! Makes no sense to waste the money when you can do it in your own time frame and get to spend your time doing what you want. The shopping was a nice and clean area. Again, we wasted so much time on the excursion that we didn't get to spend much time looking around on the island. The beaches again were BEAUTIFUL there! Save your money and GET A CHAIR on the beach!!
Don't Miss: The Shopping area and the Beach!
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Skip the tour and just go exploring on your own! The shopping and the narrow streets are a must see. The Fort was also worth the trip! Unfortunately, our time there was extremely short so we did not get to go inside many of the stores.
Don't Miss: We would spend our time going through the shops if we could do it over again!
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Don't waste your money on the Glass Bottom Boat - pretty lame and boring! We had booked the Fishing Excursion but the boat was broke so we didn't get to go on that. The beach was beautiful and Carnival had a nice lunch of burgers and hot dogs. We worst part for all of the other passengers was getting on and off of the boat - everyone was complaining about having to wait forever in long lines!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
We love St. Thomas! We stayed there before for 9 days and we enjoyed everything about being there! The Wyndam Sugar Bay Resort is wonderful and we would highly recommend it to anyone! We would have much rather gone there again and skipped the cruise!
Don't Miss: The Catamaran trips to the beaches are a MUST! So BEAUTIFUL!!!

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