Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Fun Ship?

Sail Date: September 10, 2016

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Main Dining was great.  Breakfast...meh, worst bacon I have ever had.  Always crowded for breakfast and lunch.  Guy's Burger Joint was outstanding.  Taco bar was pretty good, too.  Clean ship.  Nice room.  Staff was not as friendly as other cruises we have taken.  Evening shows were pretty good. We went to the family friendly comedian shows- the comedians clearly didn't have much family friendly material and basically just talked to people in the audience and tried to make fun of them.  We didn't do any excursions through Carnival, since they charge 60% more than the operators themselves.  Check out Island Marketing Ltd for that.  A lot of the same tours, at significantly lower price.  We had some private tours, since we were the only ones who signed up.  Activities on board were surprisingly few.  They had trivia, and the usual events for shopping, gambling a drinking.  But as far as other things, it was pretty slim, which meant the Lido deck was almost always completely packed with people.  Also, if you have the 8:15 dinner, you will miss out on a lot of the evening events, since they schedule a lot that overlap that time slot. (Some are duplicated at a later time, some are done earlier, but many are not.)  This is likely our last Carnival.  We have had much better experiences all around on Royal Caribbean (2 cruises) and Princess (1 cruise) than we have on our 2 Carnival Cruises...though they did cost a bit less.

Cabin / Stateroom
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Red Sail Dining room is poorly designed.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Main Dining- FANTASTIC. Guy's Burger Joint- Awesome. Everything else...okay.
Miami, Florida
Use Lyft instead of a cab.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Same tours sold at the port as on the ship for half the price.
Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras
Lots to do at the port. Decent snorkeling, once you swim out 50 yard past a lot of trash.
Belize City, Belize
Cave Tubing was a long drive for an okay event. If you have been white water rafting, or to any large caverns, this is a bit of a snooze. Plus figure it taking an hour drive each way.
Cozumel, Mexico Took intro to scuba from Island Marketing Ltd. Cost about $57. Was great.


Get your excursions at the dock in Grand Cayman. Use Island Marketing Ltd for the others.

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