First leg of Journeys B2B cruise

Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
10 Night Eastern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (Miami To San Juan)
Sail Date: January 23, 2016
Ship: Carnival Glory
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was our first B2B cruise on the same ship. Miami weather was cold when we arrived 2 days before the cruise. There was a cold front on the East Coast that was causing a lot of problems for people travelling with airports being closed d due to the weather.  The 1st couple days of the cruise  we had rain off and on. But it got better and we enjoyed some sunshine and fine weather.

There were a lot if extra activities happening on the ship with it being a Journeys cruises. We especially enjoyed the Midnight Gala Buffet. It was as amazing to see the intricately carved fruits, vegetables, cheeses and meats! Wow!!!

We enjoyed several movie nights under the stars although for some reason the film kept stopping at the 2 hour mark on the movies and we had to wait for it to be rewound. One time they missed part of the movie because they didn't rewind far enough. :(  The shows were good and the  special actuvitues as part of Journeys were fun, although we didn't attend all of them. They had some very good musicians playing '80s songs., too.

The itinerary was great. We had one new Island, Antigua, but all the rest except for Martinique are favourites.

The All American menu, our first time experiencing it, was very, very disappointing! Limited choices, and boring. It's no different than an average family style restaurant menu at home. As the dining experience is a big part of our cruise enjoyment, we were quite disappointed. So much so we are going to check out other cruise lines for future cruises.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Good movies under the stars!

Children's Programs

NA

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent cabin staff with Edmund and his 2 staff members. Tandai & Babus. They were the absolute BEST! Good service at the DR but it was very slow. There is less staff and it clearly shows!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
There were some water leaks from air conditioning. Often there were huge fans running in the cabin hallways to dry the carpet.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Check out the deli for some great sandwiches!

3 out of 5
Weather was colder and raining heavily. But we still enjoy Miami. Went to Bubba Gumps one night...great good!
5 out of 5
Beautiful lication but it was windy and kept raining off & on all day. We sat on the beach wrapped up from the cold wind. Back to the ship early and hit the hot tubs.
5 out of 5
Margaritaville and Jack's Shack! Awesome!
5 out of 5
Went on aElu's Eco Tour. Absolutely amazing day in the water. Swam to Hell's Gate and climbed up in it...amazing! Did some snorkeling and stopped for a great Lynch at a little island. We hiked up to the top if a hill and saw some incredible views and some very cool birds. The long tailed, red billed Tropic birds were nesting and we got some amazing pictures of them off the cliffs. Saw peligans and frigate birds, too. It was an excellent full day excursion.
1 out of 5
Very unfriendly locals. It was our 2nd time there and if we go again, we'll stay on the ship!
5 out of 5
Did and awesome day long tour with Herod's. Saw the banana plantation, went in a therapeutic mud bath which was incredible! Herod's Mom cooked a delicious Creole lunch. Then we went by boat to Jalousie Beach between the Pitons. Finally by speed boat back to the ship. We highly recommend Herod's for a tour in this island.
5 out of 5
Hired a taxi to Romney Manor and Caribelle Batik. We try to go here each time we are in St. Just. I live the Batik.
5 out of 5
We rented a car at the pier and drove up to Mountain Top for a view of Megan's Bay and a few trinkets. Then we drive up to Paradise Point. What a view! Had some nachos and a Bushwhacker drink...yum!!! I can understand why they sell over a million if those drinks each year! Then we drove to Sapphire Beach which was beautiful! The total cost for the car rental was under $55 US, so a very reasonable day cost wise. Note: they drive on the left...not too difficult. You just have to constantly think, left! :)
5 out of 5
We love San Juan. We had a long day here and went out and did some shopping. I bought a beautiful silver pendant of a Coqui, a cute little frog found here in the rain forest. We had seen them last time we were here at El Yunque. Had some good eats and fun at Senor Frogs and I had a manicure at a great little shop opposite Pigeon Park. Far better pricing than on the ship and a good job, too. They also gave a free alcoholic drink as part of the package. :)
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