Sadly the last Bahamas Cruise from Norfolk

Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Reviews: 7
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Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Carnival Glory

5 Night Bahamas (Norfolk Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 20, 2013

Ship: Carnival Glory

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8252

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Review summary

This was the first, and unfortunately, the last cruise on the Carnival Glory out of Norfolk, due to Carnival's decision to re-deploy the Glory to Miami and abandon this great port.  The embarkation and debarkation were the smoothest we have ever encountered and the staff were very accomodating.


Please...Carnival...rethink this decision!


Now as for the ship...the Glory is now our favorite ship!  The layout is great, the decor is less gawdy than some of the others in the fleet, and the staff and crew were wonderful to deal with.  The food was good. I also HIGHLY recommend one night in the Steakhouse.  Our Cruise Director, Matt, was so very friendly and knowledgable.  The shows were exceptional (and I am pretty picky about musical entertainment).  The Punchliner comedy club was GREAT (Allyn Ball is a great talent...see him if you can).


Nassau is a great port to explore...easy to get around in and shop.  For a special treat, try Olives Bistro Restaurant downtown (easy walking distance from the ship).


Freeport is a good port to take an excursion (we went was a good choice).


Since it was a short cruise (five nights), we packed in everything we could possibly do in the time we had...but had a ball doing it!




Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Try the Steakhouse for dinner one night (and also watch for the Wine Tasting and Pairing seminar).

Ports of call

Norfolk, Virginia

5 out of 5
Tell Carnival to come back to Norfolk!

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

3 out of 5
Need better shops and activities near the ship!

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