Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

4-6 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5


Sail Date: January 23, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

Carnival is NOT my favorite cruise line however; the price was favorable and the itinerary is what drew us back. The wait staff at the Platinum 6pm dining- Patricia and Wira were outstanding, the room steward always said our names when greeting us at any time of the day and our actual room location was perfect. The food served was subpar and needed seasoning, the buffet was simply gross, and the only thing worthy of an 'A' rating was the Guys Burgers, the pizza and taco bar.


We loved all of our stops. Martinique was challenging due to the language barrier/currency conversion, but otherwise it was amazing.


We loved that this was an older crowd and not many children were onboard. Responsible drinkers vs. spring breakers was a plus. Also loved the purchase water option.


Only suggestion I might make is ---The Internet package should be offered PER ROOM vs. Per person. AND, the photos--they waste a lot of photo paper. There has got to be a more eco friendly way to do this? Seems super wasteful.

Cabin / Stateroom
I made a YouTube video and posted it so others searching for suite cabins can see how spacious the room was.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Grand Turk Coast to Coast Safari was not at all worth the price paid. All we saw were houses and the roof types, the guide only spoke of how many bedrooms each house had and how many people it would hold. It was a waste of money. He could have skipped the BS and taken us to the beach only so we could search for conch shells and it may have been more fun. I would remove that tour and find a better one to offer.
Onboard Activities
Staff was fun and engaging
Children's Programs DID NOT USE/no kids with us
Diva Show and Epic Rock were AMAZING
Comedians were super fun--especially once they did their 'adult' time
Service and Staff
Again, Patricia and Wira, Platinum Dining, 6pm seating....AMAZING.
Food and Dining
NEEDS SEASONING!! The food was bland as all get out.

Patricia and Wira our wait staff were AMAZING though and I can't say that enough.
Miami, Florida
where we returned the rental car/Avis Budget in downtown---tooooooo congested and chaotic.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
only reason for this rating was because there was not much to do. The shore excursions were canceled due to weather and that also meant nothing was really open because employees could not get to the small island due to high seas.
Grand Turk Island
DO NOT CHOOSE coast to coast safari...just play in the water and shop
Antigua, West Indies
Stingray City!! and rum punch and buy booze, venture outside of the duty free and find a small local place to eat. Everyone was super friendly.
LEARN FRENCH and bring a conversion book to know Euro/US dollar or whatever currency you use. If you travel outside of the port they will not do this for you and are quite disenchanted with Americans. Also, there are a few 'tops' optional beaches :)
Castries, St. Lucia
Kayak!! Hike to Fort Rodney and eat the local fruit.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
play with monkeys!
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
BEACH!! Stuff here was expensive--but downtown local market was fun because you can haggle for things.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
only tip here is---THE AIRPORT is super clean so don't be scared. And please fly JetBlue because they are the best!!


TIP: if you are going to book a room--splurge and get an ocean suite and book MID ship as its easy access to all floors in either direction.

Choose anytime dining so you do not have to rush for early seating or miss out on things if you have late seating.

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