Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 29th, 2003, 10:07 AM
Noel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Going on my first cruise with my wife, her sister and her brother-in-law. Hoping to meet new friends. Brother-in-law just returned from active duty in Iraq. This is his rest and relaxation.

The ladies are into shopping, sunbathing and sightseeing. We're into golf but I don't think we have time to put in a round. Hope the clubs on the boat are fun.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 29th, 2003, 11:23 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 64
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

We will be there! Myself 43 (ouch) wie 38 errr 29(she thinks) boys 8,9,11 and grampa...60's. Give a hearty thank you to your brother for us! I'll buy him a drink on board!
Jonathan

__________________

Carnival Glory

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 29th, 2003, 03:36 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

See you there Noel!

We're all 1st time cruisers here!
Sister and I are mid 30's plus my boys- 11 & 13.

Just a little over two weeks! Can't wait.

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old July 29th, 2003, 10:23 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Did you guys get your docs yet? I'm still waiting!

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old July 30th, 2003, 01:15 AM
ej
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

single ladies 35-45 glory aug 23 - are you cruising !!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old July 30th, 2003, 08:45 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 89
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Noel & all others,
My family will be on the ship also....can't wait to get on the ship. My son can't wait to get on the 200 ft slide, and I can't wait to sit on deck...down a cold one and watch him.
I was trying to keep the cruise a secret...but the little bugger figured it out for himself with a little help from grandpa<sigh>.

Karen...we got our doc's a couple of weeks ago...are you still waiting?

Rick
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old July 30th, 2003, 11:17 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Nope, still no docs- I'm ready to pounce on the mail carrier today! I don't know if mine is taking longer because I booked through a large Internet cruise discounter instead of a local TA? Anyone else still waiting?

Rick- Your son must be very excited (I hope mine are when they find out!). Have you still kept the secret from your wife?

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old July 30th, 2003, 05:43 PM
Lacie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Sailing with you on the 16th!! First cruise! DH and I are 41. Boys 9 and 12 can't wait to hit the water slide and check out the kids club stuff. No docs yet for us either....I'll not get nervous until maybe next Wed. ! Booked with local TA. Anyone read Glory reviews? Hope they have the bugs worked out before we sail! Everyone says the ship is beautiful and the entertainment is great! :-) Lacey
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old July 30th, 2003, 09:36 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Lacey-
Great to know that more people are coming along! So far all of us with kids have BOYS aged 8-13! Looks like the kids will have plenty of others to hang out with.

Anyone else staying at the Hampton in Cocoa Beach on 8/15?

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old July 31st, 2003, 08:39 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 64
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

No Docs for us yet either! Internet purchase also. I would be nervous but I have spoken to Carneval for our upgrades so at leat I know we have reservations. Does seem like alot of 8-13s. My kids are leary about Camp Carnival. They are leary about anything that has the word "camp"in it! I suppose they can participate as much as they like. Clock is ticking!

Jonathan

__________________

Carnival Glory

Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old July 31st, 2003, 10:24 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

I looked over my original confirmation and it said not to expect docs until 10-14 days before- so I won't worry until 8/5.

I think my 11 year old will enjoy camp carnival. He likes group activities and meeting new people. My 13 year old- he's another story! He's at that age where everything is boring and stupid. I do think that he will enjoy the slide and the teen club.

Jonathan- FYI you can go to dolphindiscovery.com to book your dolphin swim at Chankanaab. The form says that it is refundable if you are a cruise ship passenger and your ship does not dock.

We can't decide between Chankanaab and Nachi Cocum in Cozumel. Playa Sol is definitely a no. I saw on the Cozumel port page that 7 other ships dock in Cozumel on the same day we are docked. It is the busiest day for cruise ships. So we are going to try to avoid the crowds. We like the eco-tour aspect of Chankanaab, but Nachi Cocum looks like it would be more relaxing and quiet (and free). Playa Sol will be over-run with cruise ship passengers!

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old August 1st, 2003, 08:31 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 64
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Thanks for the info Karen,

Hey Guys...well the docs didn't arrive yet...but...the people from where they send them from did call and ask for an address confirmation so they could send them out. Kinda takes all of the anticipation away! Gonna try to book the dolphins today. Not sure what to do in Belize yet, kids are brutal on tours, well so is the wife. At least we have one slight advantage. My wife is Spanish, and an interpreter to boot. Two weeks left, anyone else coming?

__________________

Carnival Glory

Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old August 1st, 2003, 11:06 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

I got my docs- finally! Yeah!

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old August 1st, 2003, 05:51 PM
TheresaD
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Hi All,
Me ,husband(32),daughter(8)my Mom(48) & brother (19 he's single & looks like Eminem ) will all be there& can hardly wait. Kristen will have her 8th birthday while on board.... only 12 more days

Happy Happy Joy Joy
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old August 1st, 2003, 09:51 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 89
Default Re: Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Karen,
Sorry I couldn't post yesterday...I was working at a Charity Golf tounament that we sponsor and away from my computers. Glad you got your docs and I have told my wife...she is very excited.

I got confirmation from seasports that we are booked for the wildlife encounter....I am looking forward to it.

Hello to all the others on this cruise...I am looking forward to meeting a few of you.

FlyingJs...don't worry about the camp...My kid doesn't like them either but he ends up liking all the stuff they do and having fun. Are your kids into gameboy's?

Rick
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old August 1st, 2003, 11:28 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 64
Default Re: Re: Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Gameboys,gamecube playstation...you name it they are into it. They are really ito this Yugio(not sure of the spelling) card game.
Looking forward to seeing all of you!! Karen, cool on the docs. Will hear from Dolphin place soon, put in my reservation, hope we get it! Everyone says it is the best!!

Theresa, my 8 year old loves cake lol, hope we get to share a piece for your daughter's bday!

Lacie, my kids will definitely be on that slide god only knows how many times!

Wow, 2 weeks away, thanks to all of you for getting us soooo excited for our first cruise!

Jonathan

__________________

Carnival Glory

Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old August 2nd, 2003, 09:15 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 89
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Jonathan,
I will have my son pack some of his Yugio cards...We got hundreds stuck all over this house. one of his favorites is a "buster blader".

Don't worry about being a first timer...this is my 14th cruise and I still get excited. Been looking at the website for that Dolphin encounter it looks cool.

later
Rick
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old August 2nd, 2003, 08:41 PM
Vera E.
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

I sure hope there are some seniors aboard. I may have to play Grandma to all the youngsters, or else chaperone to all their parents. Have never sailed on a mega-ship so this is truly going to be an adventure for me. Hope to meet some great people in all age brackets. You're only as old as you feel and I still feel like I'm in my twenties so bring on the fun.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old August 3rd, 2003, 09:42 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 89
Default Re: Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Don't worry about your age in years...its how you feel. One of the best couples I EVER met was on the NCL Seaward. They were from NY and they were a riot (not to mention 25 years older than we were(are). My wife partied every night with them...until she ran out of money in the casino one night and came back to the cabin to get more money.....nine months later my son was born

In retrospect it would have been cheaper to give her some more money.

Rick
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old August 3rd, 2003, 11:13 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Rick- I guess you did enjoy your cruise!

Vera- You have a great attitude and I'm sure you'll have fun no matter who you're around. Some of my good friends are 20 years older than me. Just because you're older doesn't mean that you can't have a good time.

Here is a link to a picture of me and my boys. It was taken 3 years ago at Disney, so we look a little tired and disheveled, but it is the only picture I could find of all 3 of us (I'm usually not in the pics- I am usually taking them!) So if you see us onboard, stop and say "hi". I look the same, my boys have grown quite a bit.

http://www.geocities.com/teacherkab/images/Us.jpg

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old August 3rd, 2003, 11:28 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 89
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Karen,
That was a interesting cruise...quite fun
Looking at your countdown clock....LESS than two weeks till we go. I tried to catch the Glory on webcam in port yesterday....but I took my son and a friend to see a movie and missed her. I saw a good post regarding the ship over on the CC board...someone just back loved it.

Rick
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old August 3rd, 2003, 12:08 PM
Matt &Stan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

you doc s wont come in until about 2 weeks befor your sail date Thank god for the GLORY
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old August 3rd, 2003, 12:09 PM
Matt &Stan
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Thank god for the GLORY
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old August 4th, 2003, 09:12 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 64
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Hey Everyone,
Noticed that the posts around the net have become really positive about the Glory. Seems that with every week that goes by, they really have gotten any earlier problems worked out. What I do find kind of funny is that I have read that the food on board is everwhere on the scale...from fantastic to horrid! Now I know to each his own, but never being on a cruise before, it does make you wonder. I am not trying to be high brow here.. but, let's put it this way...my 11 year old considers Red Lobster a great sea food place...I get sick just walking in there(which I won't do) and if I remember correctly there are those who think Ponderosa is a steakhouse...anybody get my drift?? OK experienced cruisers what's the real scoop. I'm not looking for Mortons here, just good grub!
Rick, definitely have those Yugio cards packed! Wondering, will the kids want to be playing Gamecube etc...on board, now I am certain that they will bring there Gameboy stuff...and that they will miss there time at the Playstation or Cube, do kids bring them? can they be hooked up in Cabin? Or will they never even think about it?

Vera- I'll dance with ya!!

Theresa, Karen, Lacie, Noel....less than 2 weeks!! Weeeee

Jonathan

__________________

Carnival Glory

Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old August 4th, 2003, 11:01 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Jonathan-
I guess we'll just have to wait and see about the food. Everyone has their own sense of what is good. Maybe food ratings should be given with some background information like: "I eat at McDonalds everyday and the Carnival food was outstanding", or "Carnival's food was horrid, I much prefer to dine at Spago". Or maybe, "If you like Red Lobster, you'll love Carnival's food!" ! (BTW- I put myself through college working at Red Lobster, and though I find their food acceptable, it is definitely fast-food seafood. Don't worry- I'm not offended by your post- that was MANY years ago.)

I know my teen will enjoy the dining regardless of the quality- with him it's quantity that counts! Wait until I tell him that he can have 2 steaks! I guess the good thing is- if you don't like it you can send it back and get something else without feeling badly.

We travel with the Playstation hooked up to a portable DVD in the car. Although we could bring it onboard, I don't want to. I also do not want to leave it in the car all week due to the heat! So we'll probably have it with us- or leave it with my parents and our dog at Myrtle Beach (our stop before our cruise). Haven't decided.

I wish it was August 16th!

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old August 4th, 2003, 02:36 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 89
Default Re: Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Karen & Jonathan,

PS2/GameCube/xbox - I am going to have my son pack only the Gameboy...The inputs on the cabin tv's are for coax only...at least the last time I sailed they were. I don't want him hanging in the cabin all day anyway and the GB's are at least portable.

Food- It runs the gambit...could be good or just so so....My son however is interested only in Chicken nuggets, hot dogs and Pizza, all with fries. My tastes run more to Ruth Chris than Mortons but I also love a good pizza and my wife is the queen of fast food...H##l Taco Bell would go out of Biz without her. Heard the Fish & Chips on board are good and the alternative dinning is Great! (emerald room). My wife and I are going to do it at least once during the cruise. If you want to save some time the buffet will probally have the same items the main dinning rooms have....When our son CJ was smaller and couldn't sit still long enough for a multi-course dinner we discovered this and it worked great for us. They now call this freestyle dinning.

Can't wait for the cruise, and the chance to meet you all on board...buy you a drink.

Later
Rick
Reply With Quote
  #27 (permalink)  
Old August 4th, 2003, 02:58 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 64
Default Re: Re: Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Wife and I will definitely "get away" for 1 evening in the Supper Club...I'm thinking that I heard someone post that they actually sell out, so maybe that is the first thing we do, get the reservation, when we get to our cabins.

__________________

Carnival Glory

Reply With Quote
  #28 (permalink)  
Old August 4th, 2003, 03:17 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 64
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Weeee! I am doing the Docs Dance...I think...not that I know what the Docs Dance is...but I got my docs and my arms legs and other various parts are moving! I really have to defer to my wife, she really can dance (being Spanish and all) but she will think that the Docs Dance is silly..which in fact it is...but that won't stop me!

__________________

Carnival Glory

Reply With Quote
  #29 (permalink)  
Old August 4th, 2003, 04:00 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 89
Default Re: Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Jonathan,
Great....Even after 14 prior cruises I still get a thrill when that envelope hits.

Thats the right idea....I am going to book the supper club the first thing when I get aboard. You might also want to book shore tours asap also...I don't know if we can do this from the cabin or if we have to go to the shore excursion desk however...but asap is a must as some tours sell quick.

Rick
Reply With Quote
  #30 (permalink)  
Old August 4th, 2003, 04:30 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 176
Default Re: Carnival Glory August 16 roll call

Yeah Jonathan! It seems more real when you have the tickets in your hand.

Looking forward to meeting you all, too!

Karen

__________________

Carnival Glory- 8/16/03
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
call, carnival, cruise, cruse, food, glory, jonathan, key, names, passengers, roll, server, ship, today, wwwwill

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Roll Call -- Carnival Glory 3/4/06 lindoro11 Gay / Lesbian Cruising 1 March 6th, 2006 06:47 PM
Roll Call -last time for Carnival Ecstasy August 9th TNT Carnival Cruise Lines 0 July 30th, 2004 10:31 AM
Roll Call Carnival IMAGINATION August 26th Lipz Carnival Cruise Lines 0 July 18th, 2004 01:17 PM
Carnival conquest roll call (August 1, 2004) EAP325 Carnival Cruise Lines 0 July 3rd, 2004 09:02 AM
Roll Call for Carnival Glory on August 16, 2003 Ashlee Carnival Cruise Lines 0 July 29th, 2003 07:31 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:49 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1