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Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


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Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
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Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Norfolk Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 24, 2011
Ship: Carnival Glory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
My husband and I previously did a royal caribbean cruise and loved it. WE decided to take our son this time and went on carnival. While carnival has alot for kids i would not go on one again. When we were on Royal Caribbean the food was way better. Every night in the casual eating area they had a different theme such as italian or mexican and the food was really good. Breakfast and lunch was also way better in the casual dining area. There were never huge cafeteria lines like there were on carnival. The way royal caribbean has the food set up is in big circles or squares that you don't have to get in a line to get the food. Now the dining room did have very good food, no complaints about that.

Then there was the disembarkation. Those who got their luggage ready the night before and had it outside there cabin were basically punished and the last to leave the ship. it wouldn't have been that bad if they didn't make us leave our state room to go wait for three hours on an upper deck. When we went on royal caribbean it was nothging like this. we got off very quickly. A friend once told me that carnival is like kmart and royal carribean like macy's. now i know why.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Instead of going through the ships excursions we booked our own. WE went through "Island Marketing LTD". Our snorkeling trip was done by Blue Hole Tours at the British Colonial Hilton Hotel. Basil was our guide and he was awesome.
Don't Miss: Da Fish Fry, Good shopping.
5 out of 5
When you pull into port it is not the breathtaking view like nassau. it is very industrialized. You have to get a taxi to take you on about a twenty minute ride to the other side where the beaches are. Lucaya Beach was only $10 round trip per person but the beach was $30 a person to get on. Stick with Taino Beach. While it was $15 round trip the beach was free. you did have to pay $5 for a chair but it included umbrella and kayak usage as well as paddle boats. Of course if you want to shop, lucaya is the place. WE didn't have enough time in port to do both.
Don't Miss: Taino Beach

Pros: Had alot for our 12 year old son to do.

Cons: Food lines way too long and food not worth the wait.

Recommends Carnival Glory? No.

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