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Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Glory

7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Glory

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Embarkation was excellent - probably the best we've ever had of all our numerous cruises. As far as bar service and regular service on the first day - was not great. In fact, it was down right terrible service. We met someone who told us that it would get better (for this ship) after the 1st day and it did. Romaine is excellent! I could listen to him play for hours. The comedians were some of the best we had heard. The stage shows were awful -- don't waste your time on them. Rarely saw or heard from the cruise director except on disembarkation day -- about a million times repeating how to get off the ship. Other than that, it was a great cruise. Not my favorite cruise but definitely not the worst either.


5 out of 5
I can't say enough about embarkation! The first time EVER in all my cruises that I was on ship in less than 10 minutes!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The first day was a little rocky with the bartenders. After that , most of the bartenders were fabulous! The main dining was delicious! The Emerald Steak House was sooooooo good! We only ate the buffet once ... we usually ate at Guys burgers or the Blue Iguana for breakfast and/or lunch --- they both were EXCELLENT!!!!

Alchemy Bar

5 out of 5

Excellent staff! These guys are funny, entertaining and remember exactly what you want EVERY.TIME. Absolutely the best of the best especially Bruno!

Blue Iguana Cantina

5 out of 5

I cannot say enough about the Blue Iguana food and service. The service is outstanding and the food is made fresh ... absolutely delicious! Hubby and I ate here and Guys burger every day.

White Heat Dance Club

4 out of 5

Had a great time dancing the night away.


5 out of 5

Ok - this is probably my absolute favorite thing about this ship or maybe its on all Carnival ships. Anyway, you can be anywhere on the ship and they'll deliver your pizza to you (for $5)!!! Holy Smokes!!! Pizza delivery on a ship!!! Absolutely worth it!!!

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

I could eat here everyday for the rest of my life. The burgers are THAT GOOD.

Emerald Room Steakhouse

5 out of 5

The food and service in the Emerald Steakhouse is second to none. Absolutely worth every cent!

Cherry on Top

5 out of 5

Yummooooooo and the lady who worked in there is fabulous! She's so warm and welcoming and just wonderful to have a conversation with.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We played bingo and participated in some trivia, etc. We laid out by the pool a couple of times. This ship didn't have a lot of on-board activities and if they did, it certainly wasn't advertised.

The Fun Shops

4 out of 5

They're nice. Was very impressed that this ship sold EFFY.


5 out of 5

Hubby and I loved Serenity. Was so relaxing to sit in one of those cabana lounge bed things.


4 out of 5
The stage shows were awful! The comedians - especially Just June were THE BEST!!! Hilarious! We went to all of her shows! The musician, Romaine, is fabulous! I could listen to him play for hours.

Amber Palace Main Lounge

3 out of 5

Eh ... service is ok.

Children's Programs

Didn't bring the kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Never officially met my room steward. I saw him 2x for maybe 20 seconds and that's it. I couldn't even tell you his name. Waiters were fantastic.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This ship's layout is kind of weird. It was a little difficult to navigate. Picture taking was done in main hallways, main hallways by the casino, etc. so it was very hard to walk by when there's a photographer taking pictures and folks are trying to get somewhere. Hubby and I had reservations at the Emerald Steak House on Valentine's Day ... it took us a little bit to find it EVEN WITH A MAP.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin itself was fantastic! Unfortunately, if you wanted to lay out on your balcony, you couldn't see from the gook and filth on the balcony glass. We mentioned it to the steward but it never got cleaned. Also, the balcony was filthy.

Ship tip

We had a good time, but I'm not sure I would sail on this ship again.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida Did not visit port

we flew in the night before embarkation and then ubered to the ship ... didn't 'visit' Miami.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Hubby and I went on a helicopter ride for our excursion and it was fantastic! Pricey ... but definitely worth it!!!!

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Gorgeous beaches! We rented a small cabana and enjoyed the beach.

Belize City, Belize Did not visit port

Wasn't feeling good so we stayed on the ship.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
I love Cozumel. Hubby and I and some new friends we made on the ship went to Mr. Sanchos for the day. Mr. Sanchos is-hands-down-THE BEST PLACE to eat, drink and enjoy the beach!


5 out of 5
Was good - no complaints.

Traveler Photos

Miami Helicopter ride pics sitting at a restaurant looking out onto the ocean Mr. Sanchos the beach in Honduras Mr. Sanchos Mahogany Bay welcome sign
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