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

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3 out of 5

You Get What You Pay For

Sail Date: September 10, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Great prices for this cruise but you sacrifice some quality and variety to get it. Ship was well laid out and the staterooms were nice if a little worn. Service and food in the dining room was just fair. The production shows and comics were mostly good but activities were limited and the bar prices were high. Communication through announcementss and the daily bulletin were not very good. I would recommend for 1st time cruisers or those that can't afford anything else.

Pros: Price, Fish and Chips Restaurant, Cabin Steward

Cons: Activities, Cruise Director, Dining Room Food and Service

Recommends Carnival Glory? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship had a good layout and decor but was a little worn.
Food and Dining
The dining room was a little chaotic and the food quality was only fair. Our waiters had trouble getting our orders correct. Food variety at breakfast and lunch in the main dining room was limited. The casual dining venue was crowded but Glory did provide several smaller venues that had good food: Fish and Chips, Burrito Bar, Pizza, Deli, Grill, and Mongolian Wok. The soft serve ice cream and yogurt were a hit.
Cabin / Stateroom
Out stateroom was comfortable and had good amenities but reeked of cigarette smoke. Our room steward did change out curtains and attempt to get rid of the odor. All cabins included a robe, hair dryer, and bathroom amenities.
Service and Staff
Our cabin steward was great but the cruise directors staff not so much. The dining room waiters only gave fair service.
Not much scheduled during day and the top ten list of activities for each day usually included the temporary tattoo artist and the art auction as a highlights. Bingo was only one game. Good shows in main lounge and comedians in Punchline Comedy Club. (3 out of 4 comedians were good. 1 was horrible)
Boston, Massachusetts
Old Town Trolley and Harbor Cruise were good and let you see the city. We booked on our own.
Don't Miss: Boston Public Gardens and Old North Church were my favorites
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Took taxi tour to Durrenburg, Peggy's Cove and Halifax. Great lobster lunch in Peggy's Cove. Too foggy to see anything in Durrenburg. Peggy's cove is charming fishing village with light house out on large boulders. Cementary with Titanic victims was an unexpected highlight.
Don't Miss: Peggy's Cove
Portland, Maine
Trolley Tour and Harbor Cruise were very good. Again booked on our own.
Don't Miss: Tour of harbor and Head Light house
Saint John, New Brunswick
Not much here.
Don't Miss: Tour Boat into reversing falls

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