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Old May 31st, 2008, 02:29 PM
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Default Just back from "Glory",,,any questions?

The lovely Mrs. Jones, (Vita) and I just returned from a GREAT cruise aboard Glory. We did the Eastern itinerary, but stayed aboard the ship except for a short shopping stint right at the pier in St. Thomas. Any questions about the ship?

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Just one question, Sky....why wasn't I on it?
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Just one question, Sky....why wasn't I on it?
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Marty, I was just asking the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) the same question! I looked around all week for you,,,,,but NOOOOO,,,you were nowhere to be found. I assume you will be joining us on the next one however...

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Default Taking the Glory on the 14th of June

We will be taking a 31st anniversary cruise on June 14th. Our son will be married on board the morning of the 14th and then we will be celebrating our 31st anniversary on the 18th.

So we have a balcony cabin and this will be a first for us. Anything that you can tell us about the Glory will be greatly appreciated.
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Hello Gator: Well, I know you'll have a GREAT cruise aboard Glory. There were 3 weddings aboard last week, and we spoke to the lucky couples. They were VERY happy with the way things came off, and would recommend it. As far as the ship goes, I think they have the BEST food of any Carnival ship, and yes, we've sailed a great majority of them. Service and the shows are really super as well. There seemed to be no "chair hogging" this cruise, and it made for an extra nice atmosphere for me. We hung mostly at the aft pool area, but even at the main Lido pool area people were civil and considerate of each other. Bottom line is you can look for a superior cruise experience aboard Glory. Mark Price, the cruise director does a wonderful job, and if he's still aboard when you sail you'll enjoy him.

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hey Ken,

we have been on the Glory 4 times..

is there still a lot of vibration felt,

or you couldn't tell

thinking about booking her again,
instead of driving all the way down to Miami
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We were on the Glory last year and never felt any type of vibration. Maybe it depends on the location you are at, but we were very surprised with the ship. We couldn't tell we were even moving unless we were outside or close to a window. I never heard or felt any vibration.
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hey Ken,

we have been on the Glory 4 times..

is there still a lot of vibration felt,

or you couldn't tell

thinking about booking her again,
instead of driving all the way down to Miami
To be totally honest, we felt quite a lot of vibration when we were in the cabin,,,HOWEVER,,,our cabin was way, way in the aft end, and down on Riviera deck. When we were away from our cabin, up on deck 5 or 9, I felt no vibration at all. Like Floridanamaw says, it was smooth as "buttah" and very nice. I think if you book anywhere near mid ship, you won't have any problem at all.

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We will be taking a 31st anniversary cruise on June 14th. Our son will be married on board the morning of the 14th and then we will be celebrating our 31st anniversary on the 18th.

So we have a balcony cabin and this will be a first for us. Anything that you can tell us about the Glory will be greatly appreciated.
Was wondering how do you go about getting married on a ship? Thanks
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We are sailing on the Glory in a few weeks. Did you eat in the supper club?
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We are sailing on the Glory in a few weeks. Did you eat in the supper club?
Yes, we did do the supper club the last evening of the cruise,,,,and once again to be totally honest,,,,I don't think it was worth the $70 (with tip) that it set me back. Was the food good???? YES, however, IMO the food is very good in the regular dining room as well. Service, the same way,,,excellent, but that's what I'm accustomed to in the regular dining room. Both of us had steak, and it was more tender than in the dining room, but I seldom eat beef aboard ship anyway, so it didn't matter that much. I guess if you want to be REALLY pampered one evening, it's worth the money,,,but not my cup of tea.

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We loved the supper club and the food and service were both outstanding. We can't wait to go again.
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Is wine included in the cover charge, or is it extra?? I'm assuming it's probably extra.

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Is wine included in the cover charge, or is it extra?? I'm assuming it's probably extra.

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Yep,,,that's extra. They do have an extensive wine list that is offered however....

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Default Thanks Sky!!

I thought so... just wishful thinking I suppose! I like how we're allowed to bring some wine on board, and for a corkage fee - enjoy it with dinner. I've got a few really nice bottles I've been saving for a special occasion.

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Okay MR. Where is the detailed review? Have you been on so many that you no longer have to give details?

I want it to start off with "we woke up the day before the cruise, and then end with when we got home"

Now get busy!!
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Okay MR. Where is the detailed review? Have you been on so many that you no longer have to give details?

I want it to start off with "we woke up the day before the cruise, and then end with when we got home"

Now get busy!!
Picky, picky, picky.....Luanne, I just didn't write a review because the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I seldom, if ever, leave the ship, and it seems that most folks want to know about the ports. I guess if you REALLY insist, I'll write a review on the ship, and our experiences there. You know that we love Carnival, and even if we have a minor problem, we DO make lemonade out of lemons......

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That's the man I know and love. Now we want to know details!!

For the record, most people I have run into want to know more about the ship, especially things to do while in port, on the ship.

I look forward to hearing your review.

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O.K. then. I'll give you a "blow by blow" account in the very near future. I've got to work tonight so have to get a bit of "shut eye" before I venture out into the darkness, but if it stays relatively quiet, I'll git-r-done tomorrow.

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I think Glory is a lovely ship. I really enjoyed my cruise on her. She is definitely on my list to do againnext time I will try the eastern route. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

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We loved that ship can't wait to go on her again!
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DH and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary while on this cruise (8/5/2008).

Would love to hear suggestions on excursion in the Bahamas and St. Marteen.
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That is the cruise we want for 2010. We want to cruise on the Glory.

We just left her sister, the Valor and loved every minute of it

I hated leaving our cabins....they were great

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DH and I will celebrate our 25th anniversary while on this cruise (8/5/2008).

Would love to hear suggestions on excursion in the Bahamas and St. Marteen.
Congratulations on a milestone in your marriage! Not many make it that far! As far as suggestions for tours on the islands, I'm the wrong guy to ask, as the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) and I rarely leave the ship anymore. I suggest you start a thread asking this question. I'll bet you get lots of GREAT information regarding tours.

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Skymaster, we were within view of the Glory when she left May 31. We were waiting on the shuttle to lift off. If that was the cruise you were on, did you get a good view of the lift off? If I had planned far enough ahead, I would have been on there watching. Two great experiences at once.
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