Carnival, Canada from NY

Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Canada/New England (New York Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 06, 2010
Ship: Carnival Glory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
We booked "last minute" - 30 days prior to sailing. Ship and wait service were great. Entertainment and food were ok. All requests for better dining options(early vs late) and cabin re-assignments were denied. We bought the "category guarantee" thinking that we'd get a good cabin and a nicer one if the ship was not full. (The dining staff said we were about 85% full. Guest services said 100%). We got assigned the worst OV cabin on the ship - lowest deck, furtherest astern - the last cabin before entry to crew quarters! Despite calls to Carnival prior to leaving and advice from our agent as to how to request a better cabin assignment once underway, we were tersely denied.
Net: Never purchase "category guarantee" if you want to have any control of where you're located, or if you want to be anywhere near the heart of the ship. And if you prefer any of the early evening activities on board, you must have the early seating for dinner. Next time, we'll book early.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Wait service was great, guest services and maitre'd unaccomodating.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Condition and comfort were ok, location terrible.
3 out of 5
Not much to see here.
3 out of 5
weather uncooperative. We felt cruise line's upcharge on shore excursions was prohibitive.

Pros: Updated & refurbished ship, excellent service

Cons: Late seating for dining (8:15pm), location of stateroom.

Recommends Carnival Glory? Yes!

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