Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

In no rush to go again

Sail Date: March 06, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

The ship (and Carnival cruises in general) is certainly appealing to a specific type of traveler. While I enjoyed the trip, it definitely was not my cup of tea and I won't be heading on another cruise again anytime soon.

Pros: The crew

Cons: The food, the restaurant experience, the nightlife

Recommends Carnival Glory? No.

A lot of potential for fun entertainment and activities, but disappointing execution. Very very similar programming on a daily basis and not always the best executed. Also, we were very disappointed by a lack of information about he various ports of call, other than the outrageously priced shore excursions that we could book through Carnival.
Ship Quality
Wasn't really sure what to expect, so I can't say a lot here.
Service and Staff
Overall the staff was great. We loved our stateroom steward and most of the waiters and waitresses that we got to know. Several nights, however, we had very disappointing waitstaff at dinner and were often left unattended for over half an hour at a time.
Food and Dining
Very limited dining options and mediocre food quality. Only one non-buffet option for dinner with a menu that changed very little on a night-to-night basis. We were all feeling a bit queasy from the food by the end of the week.
Cabin / Stateroom
Overall, we were pleased with the stateroom. It was on the lowest deck, but had 2 porthole windows and was very comfortable and homey. One of the few things that we were sad to say goodbye to at the end of the week.
Cozumel, Mexico
We rented scooters from Ernesto's and had a great time! Visited Mayan ruins and beaches on the far side of the island, followed by delicious fajitas at Ernesto's at the end.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
We rented a car from the port area (no scooters available) and headed down to the west end, where we parasailed and snorkeled. We booked it all on our own, yet did it with folks from the boat who had booked it as a shore excursion. The only difference: we payed WAY less but had a lot more flexibility.
Don't Miss: Parasailing
George Town, Grand Cayman
NOTA BENE: Grand Cayman is on Eastern Time, while all of our other ports were on Central Time. Carnival never once informed anyone of this, and as a result we missed our snorkel trip. Thanks, Carnival. Also, they had to dock on the opposite end of the island, and forced everyone to pay $10 for shuttles to the port where we were supposed to have docked.
Belize City, Belize
Had a pleasureful stroll through Belize City, visiting various restaurants and churches.

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