Sold out, Crowded, Staff Overworked

Carnival Glory Cruise Review to U.S.


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
Sail Date: August 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Glory
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship was crowded. Completely sold out. Fillled with people from New Jersey who had a lot of words they needed to get out. 900+ kids. All public spaces jammed. Few activities. Events were loud music.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was good. But the lines were long\, the buffet was a mess\, there was not enough staff to clean tables\, no staff walking around to check on things. Wait staff seemed not highly experienced\, as compared to other crusie ships. Overworked and tired.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Poor. Ours was 5 night cruise. There were only 3 shows (big production...) for 5 night. The show for one of the nights was delayed\, start and stop due to technical problems. Shows were very loud ... too loud musicals. The lesser attractions no better. For example\, the comedians show was 30 minutes and very tired act. There were no special shows on board\, no talks. One 3 play card for BINGO cost USD 30. That's for a USD 600 payroll. Completely sad.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Our 13 y/o pariticpated in some activities. Well done.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
All staff overworked. Very young looking ship crew.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
As compared to other crusie ships we've been on\, the public spaces on this ship are smaller than other ships. For example\, the gym was very small. Little space available. Similar to small gym in cheap hotel.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Room was high quality\, very functional. Everything worked properly. Good storage (suitcases easily fit under bed\, bathroom had lots of storage options).

Pros: Getting off the ship.

Cons: The ship

Recommends Carnival Glory? No.

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