Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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4 out of 5

11 night S. Caribbean cruise

Sail Date: February 02, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

This cruise was a back to back on Carnival Glory. We had already done a 10 night cruise from Miami to San Juan, and this was the next leg...San Juan to Miami. The itinerary was why we chose this cruise. We went all the way down to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, 3 islands we had never visited. We thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary and had many new experiences at each port.

The cruise was a Journeys cruise, so extra things going on onboard the ship. The only complaint we had was that the entertainment didn't change on the two back to back cruises. So all the shows and movies were the same. They did bring in different comedians, but that was it. Even the Journeys activities were the same again. That was disappointing. 

Overall, spending 21 nights on the same ship was okay. But because of the issues with repeated entertainment, we've decided to take one cruise, then change to a different ship or cruiseline for the 2nd cruise, rather than stay on the same ship. It may mean having to overnight in port one night, as we've done in the past, but that's okay. We may find a cruise we'd like that is going out the same day we return to port. It will just make for a more interesting trip with not having to repeat the entertainment.

Also, we were very disappointed with Carnival's All American menu in the main dining room. It is boring, nothing special at all. It's like any menu in a family restaurant at home. Very, very disappointing!  We usually choose Carnival as our main cruise line. However, the food is an important part of the cruise experience so we are going to check out some different cruise lines for our next cruise.


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Embarkation and Disembarkation
Between the 2 cruises was a complete disaster. We had to sit in the theatre for close to 3 hours waiting to be cleared by immigration. Carnival staff were confused and messed up bug time. People were quite upset with this needless delay. Also, debarking in Miami was messed up for folks on Self Assist. Staff were confused and giving wrong directions to people. It was frustrating as it was the first time we'd done self assist due to an early flight.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Great destinations! We booked some excellent excursions, privately.
Onboard Activities
Lots going on with the Journeys cruise. But again, repeat of the same activities on the second cruise.
Children's Programs
We did a B2B so entertainment was repeated on the two cruises. It was good the first leg if the cruise, but boring 2nd time repeated.
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
All American menu is boring!!! Nor as many choices, which us why Carnival obviously chose this menu. Less choices means money saved for them. But really, a very plain, boring menu.

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