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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:38 PM
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Sscheduled on an 8-17 cruise on the Glory. Does anyone have any impressions of this ship? How was the crew, food and activities on board??
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Was on the Glory in December. This is one of my favorite Carnival ships. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the Supper Club. It is $30 p/p, but in my opinion it is very well worth it. But you must go hungry as you will be served a lot of food. The service was the best I've ever had at any restaurant in my lifetime. However, I have also been to the Supper Club on the Valor and the service was not that great. But the food is simply awesome. While this ship has capacity for 3,000 guests it never seemed too crowded at any given time. The worst part, by far, is the disembarkation process at the end of the cruise. This is one thing Carnival has never been able to master, in my opinion. I am getting ready to go on my 17th Carnival cruise on 3/22/07. The ship is extremely clean, the cabins are very generous in terms of space - the largest cabins of any cruise line that I've been on. I have experienced good shows on Carnival. I did feel that the show on the Glory, while not awful, lacked good vocal talent by the male and female leads. When dining on the Lido Deck, if you would like to get away from all the hustle and bustle, get your food and go upstairs to grab a table - the seating area just above the food buffet serving lines. It is not very visible and many times it is empty up there. This is also where they serve fish & chips and fried oysters every day. If you have specific questions please let me know. Enjoy your cruise. She really is a beautiful ship.
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Ditto as to what Chris said. We sailed the Glory 2/10/07 and had a great time. I can't think of a thing I would change. We are planning the Eastern route in 09. Even want to book the same cabin. You will love the Glory.
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Ditto all the above! We've done eastern and western on the Glory and loved them both. Both times we self-assist debarked and were getting in our car about 15 minutes after they made the announcement. Glory's a great ship and Port Canaveral is a terrific facility. You won't be disappointed!
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mhdubgal... are you going on the Glory on August 18th?? Noticed you are from Long Island, as we are, and have booked the Eastern Caribbean trip on the Glory from 8/18-8/25....
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we sailed on her her inaugural season, had a blast,and the ship is great and the staff, food, entertainment also is excellent.From what we have heard it has not changed.We are going again on a different cruise on glory to the western Caribbean 11-3-2007.ENJOY your cruise
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We sailed the Glory (Eastern) last Feb and loved it. We are going again (less then 2 weeks) on a Western run this time. In addition to Glory being a great ship, Pt. Canavefral is a very organized terminal. Boarding is usually quick & easy.
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Ditto all the above! We've done eastern and western on the Glory and loved them both. Both times we self-assist debarked and were getting in our car about 15 minutes after they made the announcement. Glory's a great ship and Port Canaveral is a terrific facility. You won't be disappointed!
What does "self-assist debarked" mean and how do we do it? We are renting a car for the day upon debarkation and will drive back to Orlando Airport. I'm all about fewer lines...
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Self-assist is where you carry ALL your own luggage ashore. ie: you can't put any luggage out the night before to be carried to the dock for you,,you MUST carry all your own luggage. You will be about the second group to leave the ship, behind only the very early flight and handicapped folks. If you must leave early, and are not Platinum status, and do not have an early, early flight that they can verify, this is the only way to get-er-done.

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it means you may be on the road home about 1 hr or so before the others,If you can carry it at all, take it all at one trip. Get off and think about the next cruise . WE DID IT
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We are such do-it-yourselfer-travelers anyhow, carrying our own luggage is the norm, not the exeption. Sounds easy to me! Thanks for the advice.
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Because of the way things like customs were setup last year on the Glory, the elevators were not working during debarkation. Keep that in mind when considering self-debarkation. I let them handle my luggage last year and was in the parking lot at my car by 9:30. Since we drive, and take 2 days to get home, I feel no need to hurry off the ship.

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I don't understand why everyone is in a hurry to leave the ship IF you don't have to. We let them take our luggage for us on our first cruise. Got up, had breakfast, found a table on the Lido deck and just enjoyed the last morning. We were the VERY last color called off. It was so nice. Why the hurry!!
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When we got off of the Glory in Feb. we did not do the self assist. We had a late flight out of Orlando and were in no hurry. After we are a leisurely breakfast we just hung out on the Lido deck. Our tag color (black lido) was called right away. We got off before most of the self assist people did. They use different gangways for both. We were in the airport by 10 am. It seems to be a little different for everyone. I don't think you can count on it to be a certain way each time.
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Glory is so far my favorite ship. Been on her twice (Oct 21, 06 and March 3, 07). This last time was the greatest since I was in my first ever balcony room (1065, great room very quiet). Now going to book balcony or higher. Port Canveral is a great port that it is clean, organized, and friendly crew. Love St. Maarten port going to go again (do not miss out on the BELGIAN CHOCOLATE BOX shop on Old Street chocolate to DIE FOR ) St. Thomas had some nice scenary and a great couple of stores by the heading of AH RIISE. The shows were cool I adore the Carnival Legends show which was done on Friday night where guest and crew members entertain you and you are able to tape this one. The only show that you can tape. If you are going on the Glory before June 23rd you are going to have a blast with the GREATEST CRUISE DIRECTOR EVER "WEE JIMMY". It was great experience to have him. Also do the emerald room at least once $30 per person well worth the price. Make sure you have map if you have the Platinium dinning room But I was lucky both time had the Golden. Do bingo on the last day and the trivia contests are great won a ship on a stick two times (Amanda was the greatest assistant cruise director but she is moving to the triumph in less than 4 weeks. Good luck Amanda!) If there is any question you can email me either at pandaruth26@aol.com or unicornwriter24@yahoo.com

Also i do not like self debark. Got off the ship around 9:30 and was about 1 hour ahead of my scheduled time to arrive back at work.
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i was on the glory last may by far my favoret carnival ship.been on 12 carnival cruises.for a big ship there wasen't many long lines. the supper club was the best dinner i ever had. well worth the 30$. i went on the western crib cruise . have a good time have any ?let me know.
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You answered my question! We will be on the Glory on April 28th and I was wondering who the cruise director was. We were on the Glory three years ago, it was the only ship I got lost on. Usually after a couple days on a ship you find your way around, but the glory is sooo big it was hard! Thia will be our sixth Carnival cruise.
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We will be on the Glory on April 28 th also Citcatt1.This is our first cruise and I can't wait and afetr hearing everyones review about the Glory I am more excited. Everyone is talking about the supperclub What exactly is it? And any tips for a first time cruiser would be appreciated. Also any suggestions for excursions in any of the ports. We are going on the eastern. Also is ther anything to do at night on board with my kids? I know theres camp carnival but my one son is only 14 months so he is not old enough. Any info anyone has will help.
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I recently returned from a cruise aboard the GLORY and my it truly is a very nice ship. I was getting familiar with how to get around it by about Thursday If you have your dining in the Platinum and on deck 3 you won't get to it by going down to deck 3......you will have to walk to the back on deck 5 and then down the stairs to deck 3......yes can be confusing.....but you will get use to it. I loved the GLORY......it was my first time cruising and would definately cruise the GLORY again. Wee Jimmy is hilarious as was the rest of the entertainment. Dining staff and Room Stewards very friendly and approachable. Hope you have a blast as well.
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Thanks for the info Jayman. Did you do the western or eastern? We are doing the eastern. If you did the eastern any suggestion on what to do in any of the ports?
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We just got off the Glory March 24th and was our 2nd cruise and we again have no complaints with Carnival. Service was excellent, very polite staff that cater to your every need. Go visit Alexandru in the Kaliedascope Bar (casino bar) and have him say "Raspberry" for you - very cute and makes a great drink. Also Weeeeeee Jimmy is awesome and hilarious! Boat was very rocky due to rough waves but we still really enjoyed our cruise. I HIGHLY recommend you try the Emerald Club Supper - worth every penny and alot more!!!! Hope you enjoy your trip. PS - if you have a balcony - prop door open to hear ocean at night - I really miss that hearing that now.
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Sorry Keri we did the western cruise......may do the eastern one next year......havent decided yet
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Keri we did the Eastern. In Nassau, unless you go to Paradise Island - wasnt worth it - I did not enjoy it at all but can say I've seen it at least once. In St Thomas we Parasailed (alot of fun) and then went to Megans Bay - very beautiful - taxi ride was scarey getting there though. In St Maarten we did the Golden Eagle Catamaran - HAD A BLAST!! If you have kids watch out though - we saw some nude couple walking on the beach that the catamaran stops at. I could live in St Maarten though.
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Thanks for the info dolph Actually we are going with the kids 1 and 5 so thanks for the tip about the beach.

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My daughter and I are cruising on Glory leaving Oct 6, 2007. I was curious about the teen activities on this boat. Anyone with any info?
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