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Carnival Glory

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


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


Cabin size: 185 - 195 sq. ft.
Connected rooms: 2
Accessible rooms: 2
Maximum passengers: 4
Number of cabins: 521
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Cindy S wrote a review Jan 2023
m29 contributions23 helpful votes
We sailed out of New Orleans port. There was construction near the port so parking was confusing. We booked 2 balcony rooms on deck 6 (MID). Pros : Our dinning staff WAS Amazing -- Lisa and Nahmiy from Indonesia were awesome! Joeann the room attendant kept our room clean. The nightly shows were very entertaining. We visited Hondurans, Belize and Mexico . Sea Day Brunch was very tasty. Dinner in the Main Dining room was always good. Guys burgers and Blue Catinna was always good Cons: layout of the Glory was confusing. Carnival was short staffed (not their fault) Food in Buffet was meh. (Except the desserts) there was too much to do in Belize.
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Mitch wrote a review Jan 2023
Beeville, Texas2 contributions3 helpful votes
We sailed from New Orleans on a 6-day cruise to Costa Maya, Belize, and Cozumel. The crew was friendly, and the ship had lots of things to do. We did excursions in Costa Maya and Cozumel, but not Belize.
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Derric C wrote a review Nov 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The staff was great but all else lacked... Dining staff was awesome but the food was cafeteria food, at best. Room steward was great but the ship needs a cleaning and an update. Lights out everywhere, TVs in the sports bar 1/2 way worked. Only very few sports channels. You need to show all football games when you sail out of New Orleans, The passengers...rude. Many teens running the halls. Bumping into people with no respect. Many scooter carts. I'll pay more for a better ship and crowd next time. Carnival has gone downhill. This was my 8th cruise and last one on Carnival.
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Tony T wrote a review Nov 2022
Mississippi1444 contributions696 helpful votes
Back on the Glory for a 7 day cruise. Last minute deal on inside cabin to good to turn down. Frist off this is a older ship and in some spots is showing her age. It still has plenty of things to do to keep your days filled. The Crew did a fantastic job all week. If anyone did not enjoy themselves, it is because they don't know how to relax. Already have a planned cruise back on Glory in May.
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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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