We have sailed with other cruise lines before and found the disembarkation the best we had experienced. Easy parking, well organised check in and bags to your cabin in good time.
The ship is huge ((130K tonnes)and soon swallows up the 3000+ passengers. The cabin was very good, large bed, nice balcony and well equipped shower room.
The food was very good and plentiful. You can eat when and wherever you like.
The entertainment was all based around daily Bingo sessions which meant the best seats for the shows were taken by the Bingo players about 2 hours in advance. If you arrived on time for the show there was nowhere to sit and if you were unlucky enough to sit under the balcony you couldn't see anything above 6 feet above the stage which was no good for the illusionists show.
The other complaint for this cruise was the time at sea - 3 days out of 6 but we new that when we booked but be warned!
The majority of the passengers were 'younger' Americans whose intention was to drink too much and make as much noise enjoying themselves as they could. Much of the entertainment and activities were focused on this younger group. We never even got near the pool or spas as they were always full of 'fawning' young couples.
May be I'm getting too old.
This probably says something about the style of the cruise - more suited & targeted at the younger 'cruiser'.
Travel operator: Discount Cruises
The food was lovely a little more would have been nice but hey theres a 24 hour pizza place on deck 9.
the entertainment was ok we only saw 2 shows as you would have to get into the hall about a hour early just to get a seat 2 hours if you want a good seat.
But over all this is the second carnavel ship i have been on (pride in 2002 and would do it over and over again superb.
Travel operator: virgin
Travel operator: carnival
Our waiter was most helpful, I know he was probably looking for his tip at the end of the week but he was always smiling having a joke with us, and put usright on several questions we had. Breakfast was available in either the Red sea restaurant for buffet style or back to the platinum for sit down served. We tried and enjoyed both. Same at dinner time, where each day there was Deli, for sandwitches loose meat salad. Pizza resteraunt,oriental or Hamburger and Hot dog reesteraunt, Grand Buffet or each day a different theme Indian, mexican, etc. You could not want for any more food, what we had was always hot.
The staff form clesners to cheffs to officers were the most pleasant we have met, always smiling and open to a chat at any time. We were not impressed with the stops, very poor culture and quite intimidating at times, we never paid for any of the expensive excursions so only stayed local. Our rooms were magnificennt.
Enormous bed with plent of space, 3 seater couch, chair, table, unit with mini bar and cupboards and wardrobes. Telly with very useful interactive system showing daily info of the ship and also your running total of what was spent on board, just a word of warning both us and our friends had additiod not bought and had to have them removed.
All in all we had a wonerful week, except for tyhe sell sell sell attitude.
Travel operator: Travel City Direct
We found the Glory to be a lovely ship and deliberately chose this ship (after some research)to suit our teenage daughter and her friend, who both had an absolute ball! Other than having dinner (Platinum Restaurant 8.00pm sitting) we hardly seen them. Our waiter Ovi was excellent in providing advice on what he thought was the best dish of the evening and was always very pleseant and although he was training a new assistant and was rushed off his feet sometimes, we never waited for long periods of time to eat.
Ship cleanliness, staff, amenities etc were all excellent, as was our cabin steward.
We did not take any of the excursions offered by Carnival as my husband and I had cruises with RCL on this itinary the previous year and had knowledge of the ports and places of interest, so we did the exploring, snorkelling, shopping with the girls.
Although they do a lot of selling (water, sunscreen, photos etc, we never at any time felt pressured to buy.
Of course there are more Americans and Candians onboard but again this was not an issue for us and were always made to feel very welcome.
I would recommed this ship to couples with children, and couples with a "young at heart" attitude.
My only complaint would be that it would be better if they could set aside one pool and area (as RCL lines do) for adult only use as it can be loud around the pool areas.
Travel operator: Travel City Direct
Travel operator: travel city direct
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