Great trip with the kids!

Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3.6 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 24, 2017
Ship: Carnival Glory
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 1120
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 months ago
Fantastic choice for people with kids and the ports of call on the Itinerary were great with just enough time at sea to enjoy the boat. Overall, a fantastic family vacation, our kids were the perfect age for this. The dining experience was our only disappointment.
3 out of 5
Embarkation was quick and efficient. Once on board, the rooms were ready as promised. Keys were waiting for us at our stateroom as was our luggage!

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The main dining room was great. Varied menu and great desserts.
The main buffet was ok but long lines at peak times made the experience frustrating. The 4 buffet lineups started with the salad bar, the mains, then the soup and bread. Also, the section with the mains had such small trays that they ran out quickly and it sometimes stopped the line waiting for replacement tray. Seemed like a very inefficient way to serve 2500+ people. Meanwhile, there were cold buffets stands holding salad dressings and toppings!
The only place open 24hrs was the pizza place which ended up having long lineups at peak hours as well.
The ice-cream and Frozen yogurt machines were great.
The burger and taco place were also good when open but always long lineups.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pool were extremely small and often crowded. The kids thoroughly enjoyed the water slide. We also enjoyed the movies on deck.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The performers were excellent however limited.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
The kids club was fantastic! I had one daughter in the Stingrays(age 8) and one in Circle C(age 12). They both made friends fast and were more than eager to go to the programming. We hardly saw them!!!
The supervisors were absolutely amazing especially Celestine(aka Miss Tuna!). I would definitely say the kids club was the highlight of my kids vacation!!!

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The service was excellent! Our steward and waiters all greeted us by name and were more than accommodation. They took the time to converse with us! All personel greeted us with a smile or simple 'hello'. Made for a very welcoming experience.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Our balcony cabin was excellent. Loved having the fresh air and views. Size was good and the kids thoroughly enjoyed the bunk beds and towel animals left for them! Our steward kept it very clean Perhaps a little outdated and worn but ok.

Ship Tip

Download The Carnival Hub app. Very convenient to have ships activities and maps at your fingertips . Definitely a good way to keep in touch with a roaming tween/teen through the chat option.

4 out of 5
So many things to see and do in South beach
4 out of 5
Completely impressed and surprised about this port. I did not do any research about this port and we would have to say it was the best, most beautiful beach of our trip! The sand was white and soft and the water was crystal clear!! Would definitely want to return here!
4 out of 5
Visited Maegan's Bay. Excellent snorkelling. Great views and good shopping!
3 out of 5
Loved old San Juan. We walked to Castillo San cristobal and around the city. Even the kids loved it! Sooo hot or else we would have done more!
4 out of 5
The ship docks quite close to the beach so we could walk there. Lots of party people at Margaritaville. Lots of fun!
4 out of 5
As scheduled. Since we were one of the late groups, we waited in the buffet area and had a late breakfast. Getting off the ship and retrieving our luggage was fairly quick.
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