Enjoyable Valentine's Day Cruise

Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5
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Carnival Glory

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 10, 2018

Ship: Carnival Glory

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6288

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

3 couples that take a yearly Valentines cruise. Booked early and was able to pick nice stateroom. Good value for our money. Good entertainment and nice variety of activities. Enjoyable Western Caribbean cruise but actually like Eastern Caribbean cruise (ports) better.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth embarkation. Had all paperwork completed and proper documentation available which helped make boarding easy. Staff was very proficient and pleasant.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Dining rooms were well maintained, clean and specious. Kudos to Sabby our dining room server (Golden Restaurant)! He was very attentive and has a great personality. Remembered our names and also remembered what we liked to drink. Kept the drinks and coffee coming! Quality and selection of food was good considering feeding almost 3,000 people daily. Would also like to mention Marta (from Poland) in buffet area who showed us a new card game. She was adorable!

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Guy's Burger Joint was excellent. Watched cooks grill fresh burgers and seasoned french fries!

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Well equipped fitness center. Enjoyed spa, sauna and adult only pool area. Casino has a wide variety of slot machines but did not pay well.

Spa Carnival

5 out of 5

Enjoyed Swedish massage. Henriett was excellent. Spa area very clean.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Enjoyed Broadway style shows (especially Motown) and comedians. Michael Macy had us in tears we were laughing so hard! Also adult karaoke with Cam in the Blue Bar was great.

Children's Programs

3 couples, all over age 60

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Most crew staff was very pleasant. However, customer service personal rarely smiled and seemed in a hurry to move the line along. Representative was unable to answer questions on future bookings (advised desk no longer available). Golden Dining room staff was very pleasant with the exception of the front desk attendant who also rarely smiled.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Common areas were clean and well maintained. Cabin steward, Dana, kept our cabin fresh and clean... Thanks Dana! Ship's layout was a bit confusing. Even after 7 days I still had a problem finding an easy way to get to dining rooms as I was unable to stay on same floor but had to go up one floor mid ship and down another.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Size of stateroom was surprising quite large and well designed. Loved the 2 hanging closets and extra storage space with shelves and dresser drawers. Bed was very comfortable. Dana kept cabin and bathroom nice and clean. Stateroom could use an update as sofa cushions were "broken down" and dingy. Side corner lamp was broken. Also, balcony could use a good cleaning but understandable as ocean elements make windows and railings appear dirty.

Ship tip

Keep the ship's layout map with you to maneuver about ship without getting lost and having to constantly ask someone for help!

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

came straight from airport to ship and return.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Did buggy excursion... had an absolute blast!! Also did snorkeling... Luis (our guide) was great!

Belize City, Belize

3 out of 5
Did not book excursion but went to shops at port cruise area.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

3 out of 5
Cloudy and raining which hampered our idea of using local service to tour area. Took skylift to beach area and also visited shops.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Our snorkeling and Stingray City excursion was cancelled due to the weather and ocean conditions. Very disappointing! Visited a few shops at port and had an excellent lunch at a local Italian restaurant. Definitely plan to return to this port again!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy disembarkation. Kept our own luggage and paid for transportation to airport through Carnival. No waiting around for our deck to be called. Got to airport in time to grab a bite to eat before catching our flight home. This is the way to go!
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