Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Second Mate

7+ cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

Had A Glorious Time!

Sail Date: December 23, 2012

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

Overall, i would give the trip (Including food, ship, activities, stateroom, and destinations) a 4/5 star rating. Starting with the ship: it was a fantastic ship, the Glory deffinitiley needed those FunShip 2.0 updates with the new bars, and new food stations as well! The ship was very clean, sanitized, and it was nicely decorated with beautiful color schemes. The food in the buffet + Dining Room was pretty good for the most part, but the Guys Burgers & Burrito Bar were where i spent most my time eating, DELICIOUS!!! Also, we had a very impressive stateroom, on spa deck 11 and we had a balcony room which was just to die for(P.S. Balcony Staterooms Make The World Of A Difference)! More than enough space but it was perfect, and clean! Activites amongst the ship were so-so, never actually listened the comedian, but heard he was kind of boring. The seaside theater by the pool was really nice at night, with popcorn and all, the club was always playing a ton of music, and there were live bands every night in the promenade, so dancing was a must! But other than that, Carnival's usual activity scehdule played out just fine throughout the cruise, you know, same old Carnival; Fun For Everyone. Now the destinations were a little disspointing, especially since Belize was canceled (BTW WE DIDNT FIND THIS OUT UNTIL AFTER WE GOT ON THE SHIP), and is now featured as Costa Maya, Mexico on this cruise! Our first stop in Cozumel was nice, it was actually on xmas day, and there is plenty to do at this port! Costa Maya(Previously Scehduled As Belize Which Was Canceled) was boring for the most part. The port where you enter with shops and restaurants was a BLAST, but outside the port was disspointing; MY RECOMENDATION: just party at the port! Next we went to Honduras(Isla Roatan) Which was again, BORING! We decided to take an excusrsion to Tabyana Beach, and that place has absolutley nothing going for it! DONT GET ME WRONG HONDURAS IS A GORGEOUS PLACE TO VISIT, but its a little on the down side if you ask me. The port has its own private beach with a bar/restaurant, ski lift, a HUGE shopping center, and once again...WE DIDNT FIND THIS OUT UNTIL AFTER WE CAME BACK EARLY FROM TABYANA BEACH. Money was wasted there, although everything is a learning expereince, right? But...The Cayman Islands made the trip all worth the while! As our last stop, it made me forget all the other islands and want to stay in the Caymans forever! Such a beautiful port, wish we stayed longer but stingray city is a must!!! Rum point beach is also very beautiful and gives you a view form the oppostie side of the Caymans(from which the ship enters on). Other than that, the says at sea were spent relaxing, dancing, eating, and just spending the day watching the water! Again, i would recomend this cruise, but if it werent for some dissapointing moments with a few of the ports, this would have been a 5/5 stars for me!
Ship Quality
A Little Dated, But Still Nice
Food and Dining
For The Most Part; Delicious!
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean; Great Views
Service and Staff
Super Friendly; Very Helpful
Needs More Nightlife Fun!
Children's Programs
Best Program Directors; Club O2 Especially
Onboard Activities
Typical Carnival
Destinations and Excursions
Need Better Destinations

Was this review helpful? 1

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top