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Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 10, 2016
Ship: Carnival Glory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8237
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Main Dining- FANTASTIC. Guy's Burger Joint- Awesome. Everything else...okay.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Red Sail Dining room is poorly designed.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Large!

Ship Tip

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

5 out of 5
Use Lyft instead of a cab.
5 out of 5
Same tours sold at the port as on the ship for half the price.
3 out of 5
Lots to do at the port. Decent snorkeling, once you swim out 50 yard past a lot of trash.
3 out of 5
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 Did not visit port

Took intro to scuba from Island Marketing Ltd. Cost about $57. Was great.
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