Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Ship & Fairly Good Itinerary

Sail Date: December 30, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

We sailed on the Glory this past New Years. We celebrated New Years eve onboard the ship on our way to St. Thomas. That was an awesome experience.

The ports of call were all good, with St. Thomas and Grand Turk being our favorite. We had a great time on the ATV excursion in San Juan but I am not a big fan of San Juan in general. Additionally, we had an amazing time at the Atlantis Dolphin Encounter in Nassau, but I am not a big fan of the Bahamas in general either.

St. Thomas and Grand Turk are awesome. We took the Champagne Cruise in St. Thomas and did the Shark and Sting Ray encounter in Grand Turk. Both were great. You just can't beat the waters in Grand Turk; crystal clear.

The Carnival experience was good. If you have cruised a lot, then you know the cruise lines are really changing a lot of things i.e. no more midnight buffets; no more previous cruiser parties on board, etc.

Carnival does have a new Cheers! program on board which charges a flat fee, per day for spirits and beer. At $42.95 a day, it really is the way to go if you plan on indulging in adult beverages while on board the ship.

The crew on this voyage were good and friendly, and our Cabin Steward, Budi, was very helpful.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
The food is good, but not like it used to be. The buffets were very crowded, so we opted for the dining room every night.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Great shopping and the champagne cruise was very cool and relaxing.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
The ATV Adventure was Awesome! Must do!
Miami, Florida
They have gotten a lot better about the embarkation process. Opt for the check in at the MIA airport.
Grand Turk Island
Awesome! The water is crystal clear. Take the shark and Sting Ray encounter excursion.
Nassau, Bahamas
Cool excursions at Atlantis, but they are pricey.


Opt for the open seating program; it gives you the most flexibility. If you are on this program, make friends with the dining staff early on, and you will not encounter any long waits.

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