Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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5 out of 5

First Timers

Sail Date: October 17, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The ship is beautiful. Not Carnival's newest ship, but still shows well.

Pros: Food. Activities. Staff.

Cons: Too much to do, too little time to do it all.

Recommends Carnival Glory? Yes!

Ship Quality
While incredibly large, it is maneuverable for both the young and the old (and those with physical challenges). Getting from front to aft can be a bit challenging, as all levels don't have front-to-aft access, so you have to go up/down a level (or two) to get from the front of the boat to aft. Once you learn the schematic, it's easy to do.
Food and Dining
If you end up hungry at any point during the cruise, it's your own fault. There is food available 24-hours a day. The new Emerald Steakhouse is fine dining at its best. Best steak I've had in a very, very long time. Additional $30 charge per person, but you won't find a local steakhouse offering the level of service, and quality of steak.
Cabin / Stateroom
We chose the balcony stateroom. Very roomy. We were at the very front of the ship, and while underway, the draft coming off the bow of the boat created a 30mph wind on the balcony. Further back in the ship, the draft should be dramatically reduced. Otherwise, stateroom was clean and quite functional. Had a shower drainage problem mid-way through the cruise. Fixed within an hour of our call.
Service and Staff
Ship's staff is amazingly helpful, and appear to genuinely want to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Our steward called us by name each time he saw us, and was johnny-on-the-spot any time we needed something.
Carnival maintains a very active activity schedule for its patrons. From shows to musical groups, to gambling, to BINGO. Tons to do aboard the boat while underway, or in port if you choose not to disembark.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Enjoyed Freeport much more than Nassau. Much cleaner, and much more tourist friendly. Straw Market offers shoppers a great way to get a few bargains, and the beaches are extraordinarily beautiful.
Don't Miss: Port Lucaya Beaches.
Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau was not our favorite stop on this cruise. Nassau is geared to tourists, but the city doesn't appear to value cleanliness. Very dirty. For this port, your best bet is to book an excursion away from the city, such as Atlantis, or a boat cruise.
Don't Miss: Atlantis Resort!

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