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Carnival Glory Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Glory

5 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 11, 2019

Ship: Carnival Glory

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6469

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We enjoyed our cruise. We will book another soon. The food was probably the most disappointing part of the experience. We wanted more quality seafood options included and got prepackaged shrimp. Lobster tails were $20 per meal if we opted for that. Desert options were very limited. Late night dining was limited to pizza and ice cream.


4 out of 5
Parking at the port was very expensive.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Truthfully, I expected more from the food. Maybe it was because I’ve always heard so much about the cruise food. The buffets were really nothing special. We walked by them but never ate because it seemed everything on them was exactly what we had back home. Also, the he only seafood options were additionally charged which seems a bit much since it is a cruise. I was expecting endless lobster and shrimp with lava cakes and endless fruits. I got Mac and cheese and prepackaged products. “Free” drinks included water, unsweetened tea, watered down lemonade, and fruit punch. Water was quite warm most of the time. I didn’t try the specialty restaurants because they were so much more expensive.

Platinum Restaurant

3 out of 5

Staff was FABULOUS but food options were not to my expectations.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
My 12 year old enjoyed the pools, slides, and kids club. However, the pools were always cram packed. It was difficult to find a chair to sun in and when we asked the staff to install more, they refused and we had to untie and unstack ourselves. The adults only area was packed with loud, drunk spring breakers every single day. I don’t believe our ship had a rock climbing wall and I never found the fitness center.


5 out of 5
Ships performers and DJ are awesome. The musical stage productions (I saw 3) were great! The times were sometimes difficult to make because of dining times and we ended up with bad seating for every show. DJ kept the music coming and did a great job keeping everyone moving. Cruise Director Cookie was always smiling and energetic.

Children's Programs

4 out of 5
My 12 year old enjoyed Circle C. However, I felt there could have been more structured activities. Most of the time they sat and played on computers. Young teens do enjoy their electronics but getting them unplugged more would’ve been better.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All wait staff, room service staff, room stewards, and bartenders were EXCELLENT!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The few elevators they have are very slow. My husband had knee surgery years ago and, with all the stair climbing, had a hard time even waking the last 2 days. He ended up spending the last sea day almost entirely in the room because of problems getting to different areas of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very nice since. Roomier than I imagined it would be. Very clean. Unfortunately we didn’t have a cute towel animal awaiting us when we arrived though. We were looking forward to that greeting and had talked with our son about it who was disappointed. Otherwise, the room was always clean and if we had needs our room steward was very attentive.

Ship tip

Be prepared to walk a lot of stairs. Take your sunscreen and USE it.

Ports of call

New Orleans, Louisiana Did not visit port

Live nearby and have visited previously

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
We attended a beach resort day at Mr. Sanchos All Inclusive resort

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

5 out of 5
Attended an excursion booked through Shore Fox on the Ship Mate app. Wonderful excursion where we visited the salt flats, flamingos in the mangroves, XCambo ruins, and Silcer Beach Club


3 out of 5
We were discouraged from checking bags because of the length of time it takes to release the bags which meant the elevators were even more overcrowded on disembarkation day. We were rushed very early that morning the get out of our rooms but were told it would be best to keep all luggage with us to disembark quicker.
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