The Carnival Glory was my first “hurricane sailing” and one I won’t ever forget. But aside from that there are a lot of reasons to remember it fondly.
The staff was great everywhere. Other than the assistant room steward at the first cabin we had (who didn’t separate the beds or clean the room sooner once we let him know we were platinum) I never experienced less than stellar service.
The next cabin had a great team as did our dining table. We both tipped every one extra.
In terms of other staff, I thought the entertainment staff was fantastic and very passenger-friendly. I loved the smaller dance parties, etc. in the main atrium following the playlist shows in the theatre.
You can already tell by the many references to the Alchemy Bar and pictures of the two bartenders there I love the service. 🙂
Before sailing I knew I loved Guy’s Burgers and the Blue Iguana Cantina. But now I’m also a fan of the Seafood Shack, BBQ spot and the port day breakfast menu.
In terms of the main dining room, the food was very good to excellent if you ordered what you knew they did well. So by avoiding dishes that weren’t favorites in the past I only had to reorder my entree once in 11 nights (and that was something new).
The steakhouse was good as always.
I saw every playlist show and enjoyed them all. They kept getting better as the week went on. My favorite was the last playlist production, Amor Cubano.
Heck, I even enjoyed the Dr. Seuss storytime!
I liked the subtler design of the Carnival Glory. Although they were launched the same year (2003), it seems much newer.
The rooms were pretty much the same as the Miracle and my only complaint there was the location of our first balcony cabin. Now I know to ask where the cabin is located before accepting the offer when getting a call from the upgrade fairy.
We really love the Eastern Caribbean and the ports we were scheduled to visit but were not only disappointed to miss them but sad at the damage done to St. Thomas and Puerto Rico.
I have four cruises booked in the next two years and none are Carnival ships. However, I wouldn’t hesitate to sail the Glory or other ships with all the dining options for the right price and itinerary.
Next Vacation: Carnival Glory
Pre-Cruise Travel to Miami
Carnival Glory: Embarkation
Sea Day 1
Mahogany Bay, Roatan
Cozumel Day 1
Cozumel Day 2
Sea Day 2
Sea Day 3
Sea Day 4
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