Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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7+ cruises

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2 out of 5

Very Good itinerary

Sail Date: March 04, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The ship was fairly well maintained but "dark, dark, dark." Gaudy decor. The service was excellent (outside of American staff on Pride of Hawaii - Norwegian), we have had excellent service on all of the cruise lines we've traveled. The staff knock themselves out to care for their passengers. We're just not "Carnival" people.

Pros: The itinerary was very good but we were disappointed we didn't get to go to Belize and weren't informed in time to cancel the cruise and change to someone who included Belize. The Glory has very nice verandah rooms - lots of storage and quite comfortable.

Cons: Carnival, overall. I knew better. The demographics don't fit 70 year olds.

Recommends Carnival Glory? No.

Food and Dining
There was nothing (outside of the chocolate melting cake and most desserts) to distinguish the food - it was plentiful but that's typical of cruise lines.
Entertainment
The x-rated comedy was tasteless. The illusionist was outstanding. Others were okay.
Ship Quality
The public spaces seemed small for 3400 passengers (comparing to Princess and Celebrity)
Cabin / Stateroom
Here's where Carnival did a good job as I noted above. The colors were okay (I'm not a fan of Carnival orange and dark wood) but the room arrangement was well done. Lots of good storage - loveseat (Princess, e.g., has only a side chair in a similar class room - verandah) - flat screen TV - well maintained.
Service and Staff
Enjoyed the staff - they were fun and outgoing - excellent cruise director and entertainment staff.


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