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Carnival Glory

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About
Passengers: 2,980   |   Crew: 1,150
Passengers to crew: 2.59:1
Passengers to space: 37:1
Launched: 2003   

Decks

  • Deck 1
  • Deck 2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 4
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 6
Additional decks
Deck 1 layout
Cabins
  Interior Upper/Lower (1A)  
  Ocean View (6A)  
  Porthole (PT)  
  Interior (4B)  
  Ocean View (6B)  
  Interior (4A)  
 

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Balcony
Cabin size: 185 - 195 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 2
Accessible rooms: 2
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 521
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Chris S wrote a review Mar 2022
Gulfport, Mississippi103 contributions14 helpful votes
I generally take just a few short minutes to praise or recognize challenges when I travel. This trip, I believe warrants a bit more dialogue. My most recent experience was on the Carnival Glory, where we spent 7 days on a cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman & Cozumel. From the arrival to the docks in New Orleans, you could tell there was still some confusion on process compared to pre-pandemic cruising but nonetheless the efforts reflected modest safety efforts all the way across. Once on board, it was clear the entire staff took pride in their work and ensured masking at all times. Rarely did we see any staff wearing it ‘cowboy style’ meaning below their nose and when it did happen, it was usually very temporary. Now my issues began with the original purchase of the cruise. Because it had been rebooked twice due to pandemic, it clearly left some confusion on billing and onboard credit we had been promised at the time of the most recent booking. Despite this, Carnival did not reflect the credits appropriately until nearly the end of the cruise. I will credit the customer service recovery to the two outstanding individuals IOANA and CLAUDIO at the member service desk on deck 3. They TRULY took the time to listen, help us navigate the challenges and finally made the necessary corrections to our bill before the end of the cruise. However, had we not saved all of our emails reflecting what we had purchased, it may have gone very differently. So my advise to the reader, save your emails for all communications as it may be quite costly if others suffer from these challenges. I also want to recognize the incredible work done by several folks who made our time memorable. First, our stateroom attendant, Rommel, was absolutely magnificent. Once he introduced himself, he wasted no time in ensuring we had all our needs met, was very attentive each day to our room and above all, kept us smiling each time we encountered him. I will say his talent for folding towels was also the talk of the ship as each day near the elevators, Rommel had a congregation of ‘animals’ that told a story as the week went along. More and more people came along each day to photograph his talents and story line and it was clear he enjoyed making people smile at every chance he could. Of course, the food was as you would hope for a 7 day cruise. Enough variety for anyone’s palate and surely an attentive staff on keeping the eating areas clean and well stocked. Our two additional bookings for meals on the cruise included the Chef’s table and the Steakhouse. Without a doubt, the steakhouse did not disappoint as we’ve attended both before. Steaks, lobster, oysters, soups and everything else we ate at the Steakhouse was flawless. Sadly, however, the Chef’s table lacked a significant amount of charm and worst of all, flavors. It began with us being directed to stand behind our ‘wives’ for the photo op. I was appalled at this direction as my spouse and I have been married for 18 years and clearly were in attendance together. Again, we were directed to stand behind our wives until I spoke up and pointed to my spouse who is clearly NOT a wife but a husband. It seemed to fall on deaf ears. (so much for diversity, equity and inclusion!). As the meal progressed, I had high hopes as the last time we cruised, it was an amazing experience. Sadly, this meal was anything but memorable. None of our courses had any flavor that was of merit, in fact, several had flavors that could only be described as ‘nasty’. I’m not sure who’s idea the ‘surf & turf’ was to serve a flavorless bowl of soup but they clearly need to rethink their flavor choices. Though the presentation was excellent, the food clearly was not. While I won’t rant about the rest of the disappointments of the meal, let’s just sum it up that very few people left feeling like they had enjoyed their food. In the casino on the ship, staff there were phenomenal, and we clearly want to point out ‘Shala’ one of the bar servers who made sure both my spouse and I were attended to consistently. Not only did she know us by name, but got to know our patterns, routine and preferences. She clearly enjoys her work and is very quick to get to know her guests. I would also like to acknowledge ‘Rachel’ one of the casino hosts who tried her best to correct the promise we were given on free drinks for my spouse and ‘their guest’ with no success for the guest. While it mattered little as I was able to achieve enough points myself to qualify on the second day, it was the promise by Carnival when we booked that fell short. Rachel repeatedly checked on our satisfaction throughout the cruise when we were in the casino and made us feel valued regardless of the outcome of our issue. Your photographers are exceptional and we clearly took advantage of your talents you provided on the ship. My only issue was with those who staff the PIXEL studio desk as they were less than friendly and more matter of fact business partners. To me, a ‘smile’ goes a long way, even when you’re telling me no. Finally, I would like to express our sincerest appreciation for all that Carnival has done in the way of service recovery. While not all of our ‘promises’ were kept, every opportunity to fulfill our needs and ensure our satisfaction was clearly a priority. We will certainly be back, though with a more robust paper trail of any promises of benefits afforded.
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Laquanda G wrote a review Feb 2022
New Orleans, Louisiana88 contributions6 helpful votes
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This cruise was pretty good. We did wear mask the entire time , the staff was super friendly as usual . It was out first time back on a cruise since before Covid .
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JAMES L wrote a review Dec 2021
Chicago, Illinois34 contributions17 helpful votes
1. Required covid test. Call carnival, carnival office New orleans, and customer service. No arraignment for suggestions of any kind are made. We spent half a day wandering around downtown New Orleans from Walgreens to CVS etc before finally finding a place 2. Food - one notch above your high school cafeteria. Best options are the Blue iguana for Mexican or guys burger joint. 3. Tours- went on one tour of Montego Bay, jamaica. Drove through downtown at breakneck speed. Barely a slowdown for a photograph. Drove 30 minutes to go to a shopping mall were they directed us to a jerk chicken stand. They collected our money in advance on the bus. We waited 1 hour for six tiny chicken wings. Because we were late we lost our time to shop at the mall. Cuz we were late our stop at Jimmy buffett's Margaritaville was so short that the promised swimming was impossible. 4. The casino -don't get me started. It's our eighth Day and we have not been ahead at any time. 5. Customer service and other myths. Complained nicely about the terrible tour. For my money back. They said I got some value from the day even though it didn't do two of the three things that promised. So they assess my loss at 30% and credited that amount to my account. 6. Customer service. There is none.
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Tony T wrote a review Oct 2021
Mississippi1395 contributions674 helpful votes
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Glory is starting to show her age and needs some updates, We did not have any issues with our room, but some of the other guest we meet had problems with air conditioning not cooling their rooms. All the crew and staff we dealt will did an excellent job the whole seven days. We really enjoyed the Comedy shows from all the comedians. Ana Maria the coffee barista on the Promenade deck was a real standout the whole cruise. We enjoyed the food and my wife really like the Tea times they had. Wife also discovered a mixed drink called "Kiss on the Lips" The whole crew makes up for Glory's short comings.
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CruisinNana2015 wrote a review May 2020
Missouri188 contributions69 helpful votes
This Christmas we had the best carnival cruise on the Glory we had in twenty cruises. I have been on twenty plus cruises and I can only remember one cruise Director from the Liberty, Stitch was his name. The rest are a blur until this Christmas we met Cuzin Cookie. OMG! He made this cruise the best Carnival cruise ever. Embarkation Can you imagine eating lunch on Friday afternoon the day before you are scheduled to leave on your Christmas vacation and hearing your ship just collided with another ship Well that is exactly what happened to us this Christmas. I immediately called Carnival, they stated Glory will be sailing or they will find us a cruise sailing and make the substitution. Now I teach third grade and really didn’t care where I was going just as long as I WENT! We arrived in New Orleans around ten that morning. We brought the Carnival transport for 23.00 dollars from the airport. Very convenient! We waited about ten minutes for the shuttle. We took the shuttle back for 23.00 for two. Cruising with Carnival as long as we have I was very surprised not to see any passengers leaving the ship. They had not started disembarkation. So that mean the rest of us had to wait. The Terminal Manager suggested we walk over to the Riverwalk Outlet Mall, which happened to be closed. So many of us stuck in the rain waiting for the mall to open or the terminal to open. So we called an Uber and made a morning run to Wal Mart. We asked the Uber driver to wait and paid the extra. The total came to about 15.00. WalMart is basically around the corner from the terminal. When we returned the terminal was open, however we missed our platinum terminal experience. We have been on at least twenty carnival cruises, this is the first time I really enjoyed the Cruise Director. Welcome “Cousin” Cookie. He was the best cruise director we have ever had on Carnival Cruise. We usually just endure the life boat drills, however Cuzin Cooke made us laugh, if we would have hit an iceburg i actually would know what to do because he was so entertaining. Every event that he played a part in was just the best fun ever.
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