Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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5 out of 5

Sadly the last Bahamas Cruise from Norfolk

Sail Date: October 20, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

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!




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Nothing near the ship at Freeport
Norfolk, Virginia
Tell Carnival to come back to Norfolk!
Nassau, Bahamas
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Need better shops and activities near the ship!


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

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