Nothing special; outdated ship

Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
Carnival Glory

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 24, 2018

Ship: Carnival Glory

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8221

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Don't go on the Glory. Recommend you try another ship—one that isn't so outdated.


4 out of 5
Speedy and on time

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The most spectacular meal I had was Chef's Table. It's an extra $75/pp but so worth it. It's a hell of an experience lead by a head chef of the ship and you get a tour of the galley then a private chef's menu/tasting with a small group of people. Wine pairing included. Great experience! Highly recommend for everyone who loves food. However, all other food was just ok and I have to say, not very impressive at all. DO NOT GET THE ALCOHOL PACKAGE. It's the Cheers! package. It's about $56/person per night. EVERYONE in the room has to get it (wouldn't it suck if you're with someone who doesn't drink??). Anyway, it came out to about $950 with taxes included for 2 people. Think about if you're going to get of the ship on port days. If not, it COULD be worth it, otherwise, just do them as one offs.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
A LOT of raffles, bingos, prizes etc. They also try to sell you on a lot of items—jewelry, skin care, etc. It felt like HSN/QVC on water.


3 out of 5
They switch up the comedians halfway through the cruise (we were on a 7-day). They were funny. One was an acquired taste. He's extremely vulgar and redundant on his material. His material offended some people who ultimately left mid-show.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Would be 5 stars if it wasn't for Marie from Switzerland. She was at Guest Services and was very terse/curt.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
VERY outdated ship. Very ugly. Our floor (8th) smelled of septic 75% of the time.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very ugly. Everything is pink. Couch had pink plastic seats. The vent would release smells of what smells like septic. I don't know but my partner was very upset about it. Overall, we lounged a bit in the room and thankful for the balcony to escape the smell of the room sometimes but it was just an eyesore.

Ship tip

Don't go on the Glory.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

3 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

2 out of 5
Royal Pams = extremely overpriced. $15 to rent an umbrella? $12 to rent a beach chair? $2 entrance fee?! They really get you. and the beach is very small/crowded because EVERYONE from every cruise line comes here.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Had a great experience with a local who drove us through a private tour of the south end of the island. checked out some local beaches and towns

Belize City, Belize

1 out of 5
Belize Carriage Tours - DO NOT USE THEM. They are a rip off.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
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