Good, not great cruise.
Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Canada, New England, New York
Sail Date: July 16, 2012
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryOverall, it was a good vacation. Before this cruise, the last time I cruised with Carnival was 2001. I do feel that their quality has decreased slightly, and nickel and dime customers a little too much. Biggest example - they no longer have a cocktail hour for returning Carnival Cruisers. Instead, I got a coupon for a free drink. BUT - I could only redeem it at breakfast, brunch or lunch and ONLY in the Main Dining Room. On the last day, it took me AN HOUR to track down my free drink. VERY frustrating. What's the difference when and where I get my drink???
The lines at the Main Dining Room at dinner were ridiculous. We chose \"Anytime Dining\" which sounded like the most ideal option. NO. You had to wait on a long lime to get a buzzer, then go to the Lobby and wait for the buzzer to buzz, then get back on a shorter line to give the hostess the buzzer, and then wait in the vestibule (and be in everyone's way) until the other hostess could bring you to your table. A little crazy, and unorganized.
We weren't looking for this vacation to break the bank. We had a budget in mind, and we stuck to it. Carnival is a good option for a family with kids, or a couple looking to celebrate a milestone on a budget.
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Never came back to the room to find them in there - either in the morning or for turndown service. Our room was right next to the Housekeeping room. Got woken up every morning (early!!) by them setting up their carts. All the clinking\, it was hard to go back to sleep. Ask for a room away from the elevator AND the housekeeping room.
I didn't think the room had a hairdryer in it\, but finally found it on the last day... no help to me.
Pros: Peggy's Cove in Halifax
Cons: inside cabin\, lines for Anytime Dining