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Carnival Glory Cruise Review

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 45

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Glory

7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2019

Ship: Carnival Glory

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 6323

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review summary

Even our worst cruise was fabulous! It's about being on vacation, relaxing and spending time with family and friends! Don't book a cruise if you're unable to relax, entitled, or just a pain in the ass. There are going to be a lot of people which means there will be lines. RELAX! You're on vacation.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
From exiting our vehicle to on board, less than 15 minutes! Very efficient.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was fabulous. Never a subpar meal.

Golden Restaurant

5 out of 5

Food was great! Suastika and Joseph took very good care of us and were a pleasure as a wait staff.

Grand Buffet

5 out of 5

Only ate at the buffet a couple of time but the food was great.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The shows and activities were top quality. The cruise director, Cookie, made the cruise! He is great! He has signed a long term contract to stay on the Glory. Go check him out!

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Amber Palace Main Lounge

5 out of 5

We really like the leg room and tables in Carnival's main theaters. Epic Rock is a REALLY good show as is Motor City.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff members had great attitudes. We had lengthy conversations with many of them. Our Steward, Paul, was great. We were glad to learn that the Glory will be in Jamaica soon and he will get to see his family. Our departure was delayed 17 hours while they made repairs to the "Glory Hole". They let people disembark the morning of day 2 with a full refund and there were a few that took them up on their offer (some folks just can't relax). For those of us that stayed, they gave $100 stateroom credit which more than covered the taxes on the drinks.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was clean and the staff was constantly cleaning. Cabin was always clean thanks to Paul. They did a wonderful job with temporary repairs to the damage created by the "finder bender" with the Legend. Work continued on that and other general maintenance and repairs for the duration of the cruise. Didn't bother us. As a Navy vet, I understand what is necessary to keep the ship afloat and looking nice for those cruising. Some people get really uptight.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Forgot to take pictures prior to loading all of our crap into the room. Cabin was well appointed and the balcony was nice.

Ship tip

Take time to see the shows!

Ports of call

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
Booked an excursion to the Chochoben ruins with Native Choice. Edder and Maridona were great guides. What a neat place.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
Visited Daniel Johnson's Monkey and Sloth hangout. I highly recommend visiting them!

New Orleans, Louisiana

5 out of 5
Visited the WW2 Museum. It is a must see!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Always fun. This time we booked an excursion with Cozumel Cruise Excursions. We enjoyed snorkeling in 3 different locations on the reef. We saw a variety of fish including barracuda, stingrays, and parrot fish. Brraulio and Daniel were great guides and made fresh salsa and guacamole for us on a beach visit.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Went fairly well. It could always go smoother if people weren't so entitled and could follow simple instructions. Your cabin has been on the same deck all week and suddenly you have moved from an upper to a lower deck when disembarking.

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