Sail Date: February 2019
Love Carnival, love all the hard working staff. Food quality was not up to what we have experienced in past cruises on other ships. Couple spa treatment room was right under the waterworks, was not the relaxing experience expected. Sounded ... Read More
Love Carnival, love all the hard working staff. Food quality was not up to what we have experienced in past cruises on other ships. Couple spa treatment room was right under the waterworks, was not the relaxing experience expected. Sounded like the ceiling was coming down on our head!! Ship was clean. Found most staff courteous and hard working. Our balcony room was great, stewards kept it very clean and we never had to ask for anything additional. We got the social wifi, it was ok but didnt function as well as we had hoped. Cookie was the CD and he was amazing, I would go on any ship he was on. He made up for the fee negatives we experienced. I would probably not book the Glory again if another ship could meet our needs. Just didnt leave with the normal sense of satisfaction as we have on other ships. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
My wife and i are platinum Carnival cruisers and this time had 4 family members along, including our 2 year old grandson. He was a bit overwhelmed by all the sites and sounds, but had a great time. The crew gave him special attention ... Read More
My wife and i are platinum Carnival cruisers and this time had 4 family members along, including our 2 year old grandson. He was a bit overwhelmed by all the sites and sounds, but had a great time. The crew gave him special attention throughout the ship and always stopped to talk to him. The overall cruise was very good and there were some positive changes that are easily noticed. The crew seemed even more friendly than past cruises and were constantly asking if things were good. At one point my son, had an issue with noise outside his cabin from workers doing maintenance. He commented to staff that he just got his son down for a nap and they moved the workers temporarily. We've never seen that before. In addition, the big shows are back. For the last few years, shows were more cabaret-like with minimal cast and very little live music. Frankly, they were boring and we mostly avoided them or left early. This cruise had 3 great shows, with singers, dancers, and a large latin-style band. The Cruise director (Cookie) was fun and really took the time to talk with guests. Since we were traveling with others, we took advantage of the Carnival Hub app for the first time. If you have never used this app before, give it a try. It is a fantastic way to keep in touch with each other, make plans for the day, book excursions, and keep track of expenses. The biggest negative for us was that our grandson has allergies and required a special diet. We were assured pre-cruise, that this would be no problem. We understand cooking for a 2 year old can be difficult, especially one with allergies, however each night it was a challenge to get items meeting his needs. The wait staff was great and tried very hard to work with the chef, but choices were limited. Over the years, we have always tried to rate the entire cruise and not just the 1 or 2 things that don't go quite right. We definitely see Carnival making some changes. Some are obvious cost savers, but overall they seem to be getting back to the guest first strategy that has always worked in the past. I would continue to recommend Carnival and we are looking forward to our next cruise. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
Our cruise was a romantic getaway for 2 40-something first time cruisers. PROs: The selection of ports (Grand Cayman/Roatan/Belize City/Cozumel), all the food options on the Glory, dive-in movies, omelette station, elegant dinner menu, ... Read More
Our cruise was a romantic getaway for 2 40-something first time cruisers. PROs: The selection of ports (Grand Cayman/Roatan/Belize City/Cozumel), all the food options on the Glory, dive-in movies, omelette station, elegant dinner menu, functionality of the stateroom CONs: One of our ports was cancelled, ambiguity of excursion tickets, breakfast options besides the omelette station SHIP: I didn't see the rust others have written about, I thought the outside areas were fine. The interior of the ship looks like it was decorated in the 80's instead of 20 years ago. Just go in knowing the decor is not your primary reason for booking. ENTERTAINMENT: The sea was so choppy that the Motown show was just an hour of the singers sitting in chairs singing medleys. I would hope that it's much better with the dancing. But based off the rock show and another show we caught... the dancing didn't add much. I'd give them one star. We were happier watching movies on the Lido deck. The comedians were pretty good. Better get there early, the place gets packed for the late shows. I enjoy piano bars, so I made it there twice. I wouldn't recommend the singer we had, but he said it was his last cruise with Carnival so hopefully they bring on someone much better. We only attended the finale of the lip sync battle because we met one of the contestants during the week. We were pleasantly surprised, it was actually the best show we caught all week. The Cruise Director and fun squad get involved and it is very entertaining. The hairy chest contest was hilarious, but I don't recommend bringing kids to it. FOOD: Great selection of specialty venues, and most of them were free. I just wish those were open more often. The breakfast buffet is not good. We ended up with omelettes almost every day, which takes a bit longer standing in line. The desserts, even at the buffet, were delicious. We only ate in the main dining room twice. The food at the first elegant dinner was decent, but the second elegant dinner was one of my top 10 meals ever. IMPORTANT TO KNOW: We booked 2 excursions through Carnival - one in Grand Cayman and one in Belize. We weren't able to visit Grand Cayman due to the weather. You have to take a smaller boat called a tender to get on the island. The sea was too rough to throw a plank between the 2 boats, so we had another "fun day at sea" instead of what I was looking forward to most, swimming with stingrays. When they announced the news, the staff was not surprised. Someone asked how often this happens, and a staffer said 50%. I'm not sure if that's overall, or 50% of the time the water is choppy. But be warned if you plan on a Grand Cayman port - you might not get to see it. Thankfully Carnival automatically refunded our excursion fares. There is no communication on your Carnival excursions other than tickets delivered to your room the day prior. Out Belize excursion tickets read "Departs from: 7:45 am" and also "Depart time: 8:30 am". In my mind, we have to be at the location stated on board between 7:45-8:30 AM. We checked in to the meeting location before 8:30 AM and showed them our tickets. They advised us to have a seat until we're called. After we were called we waited on the steps for debarking about a half hour before our tender arrived. When we arrived in Belize City, we were told that we missed our tour! Cruise vets, please keep in mind we were first time cruisers. You need to go by the earliest time on your tickets. By the time they could find someone to help us, the other major tours were gone as well. So we went 0 for 2 on our Carnival-booked excursions. At least they credited us for this missed excursion as well, and we made the most out of the day with shopping and bars. The drinks are about $12 after gratuity and some occasional additional tips, so consider that when deciding on the drink package. We didn't get the package, but came within about $20 of it, so it actually is priced about right. Get the package if you're committed to drinking every day. Overall we were very happy with the experience despite some setbacks. I look forward to cruising again, possibly with Carnival. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
As stated in the title, the Crew, Entertainment, and Activities were great! They sure know how to keep you busy, but we were not impressed with the shape the ship was in. Our cabin had dirt in the crevices, the gasket around the window was ... Read More
As stated in the title, the Crew, Entertainment, and Activities were great! They sure know how to keep you busy, but we were not impressed with the shape the ship was in. Our cabin had dirt in the crevices, the gasket around the window was peeling off, the sink in our room wouldn't go down (this was fixed), our shower drained so slowly that the first night we flooded the floor in the bathroom (this was fixed as well). As for the rest of the ship, there were dents in the elevators, broken glass, broken doors, pictures barely hanging on. It just did not impress us. In fact, my husband said if this was the first cruise he ever went on, he'd never go on another cruise again. Also, they only had one side of the buffet open at a time for lunch and dinner. The BBQ and Taco place are only opened from Noon-2:30. They were two of the best places to eat on the ship. Now for the good things. The steak house was to die for. We walked away stuffed. The crew was great, like they normally are. William, our room attendant always went out of his way to acknowledge us and greet us with a smile. We played trivia, BINGO, and went to the comedy club and the nightly entertainment. The guys and gals in the Motown, Island Party and Epic Rock were outstanding. We had a blast going to those shows. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
Basic balcony room, with ocean view and chairs to kick back in. Housekeeping team were very efficient in maintaining our rooms. Dining was always on par, quick friendly service, all dining request were accomodated. Entertainment was a ... Read More
Basic balcony room, with ocean view and chairs to kick back in. Housekeeping team were very efficient in maintaining our rooms. Dining was always on par, quick friendly service, all dining request were accomodated. Entertainment was a new group of performers that "WOW'ED" all of there shows. Those were the Pros; Cons; The ship's photographers were aggressive in getting photo's at every opportunity they see you. AVOID THE EFFY JEWELRY STORE! It is truly buyer beware at this place. I found a nice ring only later to find it was nothing more than costume jewelry grade piece at fine jewelry prices. Don't be dubbed as I was. Duty Free Store; If any of your have learn to price shop, then it should be obivous that there prices (even with rebates) are above the prices at your local CVS, Rite-Aid, etc. For the most part, the cruise forfilling there hospitalitly was Very Good to Excellent. Just know where the traps are. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
A Western Caribbean cruise out of Miami which left Miami on its coldest day in 5 years - it should have been an indicator. We started with two days of cold, rainy and windy weather but that didn't stop us being entertained and having ... Read More
A Western Caribbean cruise out of Miami which left Miami on its coldest day in 5 years - it should have been an indicator. We started with two days of cold, rainy and windy weather but that didn't stop us being entertained and having fun. We were unable to make our scheduled stop at Grand Cayman as it was unsafe for the tenders to take us to port - this was disappointing as we were really looking forward to visiting Hell. Unfortunately for Carnival, 20 sun loungers were lost over the edge of the ship. Once we'd passed through our bad weather things improved. Our stops at Roatan, Belize and Cozumel were lovely and the weather was gorgeous. It was certainly a cruise for Carnival to grab back some of our winnings - the coldest craps table on record must have been the award that week. Still, between Maria, Sushi, Ignatius, Brian and Simon and casino supervisor Errol, our dealers still provided great entertainment and service. I'll certainly be looking to re-run at least part of this itinerary so that I can go to Hell - and back again! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
Carnival Glory's Room service they are the happiest people always saying hello knew our names.Our rooms were clean old decorating style.The Punchliner Comedy shows are hilarious.They have them every night but 1. I was disappointed ... Read More
Carnival Glory's Room service they are the happiest people always saying hello knew our names.Our rooms were clean old decorating style.The Punchliner Comedy shows are hilarious.They have them every night but 1. I was disappointed that it was too crowed and couldn't find a seat one time. The piano bar is fun. Putt putt golf was ok. Steam room is good. Guys burgers are the best burgers. I enjoy the Mexican bar.The deli and pizza is good. The buffet can be over crowed and hard to find seats.On sailing days for breakfast you can eat eggs and steak in dinning room.The dinning room food has a nice selection.I wish there was more mango,papaya and star fruit.In Cozumel I highly recommend San Gervasco ruins Edward tour guide is Mayan and very knowledgeable and funny. You go to the same Ports on all of cruise lines and they have the same excursions.The Balcony is more affordable on Glory. The musical shows are good the first time you see them but they have the same exact shows 2 years latter. In Belize the boat ride I wish there were life jackets.I highly recommend river boat excursion seeing monkeys, iguanas, bats manatee noses and nice size Lauranal Mayan ruins was impressive. In the spa I paid in advance they recharged my credit card after service and added gratitude,this was a hassle because I had to stand in a long line for a long time to pay off balance carnival should fix this. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
This was our second time on the Glory. While she is one of their older ships but we still love her charm. The crew was amazing as before. The food was great. Our cruise director Cookie was a blast. He did a great job interacting with ... Read More
This was our second time on the Glory. While she is one of their older ships but we still love her charm. The crew was amazing as before. The food was great. Our cruise director Cookie was a blast. He did a great job interacting with the passengers and genuinely enjoyed hanging out with us and welcoming with questions we may would have had. We had a nice conversation with him and it felt like we were hanging out with a friend. We got a couples massage in the spa that was great. I attended a ladies pampering seminar where we were given a fantastic deal that was extended to my husband and well. The only thing we were disappointed in were the shows. We were on her a year before and they were the same exact shows. The group of folks that performed last year we're so talented. This year not so much. Our meals in the main dining room were very good. The only complaint I have there is that I was only able to get the Creme brulee once and they didn't have escargot this time on the menu. We highly recommend the behind the scenes tour. It was well worth the money and suggest booking it as soon as the excursions desk opens when you embark because it is limited to 16 people and sells out fast. Embarking and disembarking was a breeze. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We had twenty people (14 adults/6 children) on this cruise for a family getaway and a grandaughter's birthday. The trip was arranged by my daughter; and let me explain that I had not been a big fan of cruises but love my daughter. ... Read More
We had twenty people (14 adults/6 children) on this cruise for a family getaway and a grandaughter's birthday. The trip was arranged by my daughter; and let me explain that I had not been a big fan of cruises but love my daughter. The entire cruise was great; from the comedy shows, to the musical entertainment, to the bars, Guy's Burgers, Rum Bar, Lobby Bar, Bar BQ, shore excursions and our ship cabin. Three things made this an exceptional cruise: 1) Chef Chang and Staff (I apologize for not remebering the staff names). We signed up for the Chef's Dinner (additional charge but was the best money we spent). All twenty of us were the guests of Chef Chang and her staff. Normally this is only provided to a maximum of fourteen people but they agreed to accomodate our group of twenty. The tour of the galley was very interesting with incredible organization. The twenty of us had a private dining room for the entire evening (approximately three hours) for incredible appetizers and many excellent food courses (ranging from Sea Bass to Wagyu Beef). Chef Chang and her staff were totally focused on our needs, with the younger children who were not as adventurous with food, they provided chicken fingers, macaroni and cheese andf french fries. The entire group continued to talk about this experience for the entire cruise; the younger kids requesting to see Chef Chang later during the cruise (three times) and she responded every time to come see us during our dining time. Chef Chang and staff truly understand meeting client needs. We are thankful to this entire group. 2) Adam and I Nyomen our service staff in the Platinum Dining room-early table 609. This is where we ate the majority of our meals and these individuals did an exceptinal job. Regardless of what was requested (crazy or not), and we requested some crazy things, they always met our requests with a smile and great service. These two individuals made our dining experience very memorable from the food ordered to the dancing in which our grandchildren participated. 3) Gemma and Mae, our cabin attendants. Gemma always greeted us pleasantly every day and kept our cabin with everything we requested. From ice, towels, soap and questons about the ship she accomodated all our needs. She and Mae made up incredible towel animals each morning and also surprised us one evening with what I thought was a man on our bed (Just Gemma and crew working with bath towels). While all aspects of our cruise were great; these are the individuals on the cruise that insured our experience was exceptional and memorable. Many thanks! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2019
We chose this ship because of the ports and price. Everything was perfect from the crew, entertainment and food. Cruise director “Cookie” was amazing!! St. Thomas and Amber Cove were our favourite ports but we enjoyed San Juan and ... Read More
We chose this ship because of the ports and price. Everything was perfect from the crew, entertainment and food. Cruise director “Cookie” was amazing!! St. Thomas and Amber Cove were our favourite ports but we enjoyed San Juan and Grand Turk were good as well. Cabin was good and didn’t hear the galley above us hardly at all. We were on deck 2 and the noise wasn’t bad in the hall at all. My 12 year old daughter joined the kids club for a lot of activities and Terry who ran it was wonderful with the kids. The Glory is moving to New Orleans or we would love to sail on her again. It was the perfect size. I’m not into those massive ships so I found the Glory just right! We had the best wait staff and ate at the dining room every night. Always had the chocolate melting cake. Yummy! Read Less
Carnival Glory Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 3.8
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 4.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.9
Enrichment 1.0 3.5
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 5.0 4.1
Rates 4.0 4.3

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