Read my review of the Glory and the Miracle, Krunch. The Glory is a wonderful ship.
It depends on what you are looking for in the Eastern vs. Western debate. The Eastern is much "tamer" but also more touristy. If you are looking for safe, clean and lots of shopping, go for the Eastern.
One of the things we liked about Costa Maya was the lack of tourist centers. We rented a golf cart and spent the afternoon in Mahauhual on a beautiful Mexican beach drinking coronas.
Belize is most definately a third world country - what we wanted to see! If I see one more Diamonds International store I'll scream! The bus ride to Altun Ha was fascinating. We went thru Belize City with a great commentary from the tour guide discussing the local economy, politics, etc. Diving and snorkeling in Belize are known as some of the best in the world.
CarnivalSensation February 2015
Carnival Dream November 2015
Carnival Fascination April 2014
Carnival Elation March 2011
Carnival Imagination Sept 2007
Carnival Sensation Dec 2006
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 2006
Carnival Miracle Sept 2005
Carnival Glory Sept 2004
Carnival Fantasy Jan 2004