Defintely for the Lazy Traveller!
Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: April 01, 2012
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
Review SummaryThis was just one big infomercial for money! The excursions were expensive and not worth the money given the short amount of time in ports. The cruise line had you so concerned about arriving back in time, that you didn't want to hire an excursion outside of the line, although they would have been cheaper and possibly better. If you don't mind being herded with masses of people and standing in line for the buffets while clearly overweight people overfill their plates as if they have never eaten before, then the cruise life is for you. This was our first cruise and we will not repeat this again. We were sadly disappointed. The service was mediocre and certain activities were very disorganized. Since tips were included in the daily rate, we were not inclined to tip further, although every time you turned around, you were asked for tips, either by the Cruise line bus drivers, guides, or waitstaff. The ludicrous thing is they were all employed by the Cruise line. Do they not receive the tips already arranged? Perhaps if this system was not in place, they would work harder and be more responsive in order to earn their tips. In that case, we would have then tipped at a 20% amount.
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Cons: Their lackluster food, being forced to buy expensive excursions from the Cruise line and the disorganization