Carnival Glory Stats Conquest Class 110,000 Gross Tons 3,700 Passengers Currently sailing Eastern and Western Caribbean Itineraries from Miami but will move to New Orleans in March of 2019 and sail 4 & 5 Night Western Caribbean Itineraries.
In October of 2017 I had sailed a 7 Night Western Caribbean Itinerary from Miami. On this cruise I visited Grand Cayman, Belize Isla Raton Mahogany Bay Hondurous and Cozumel.
Review This was my third time on a Conquest Class Ship, previously sailing on the Valor and Liberty. I would say these are the mid size ships compared to the much smaller Fantasy Class and Larger Dream, Breeze Magic and of course Vista and Horizon. Personally I like the layout and size of the Glory. She has all of the 2.0 features like Guys Burgers and Alchemy plus 2 pools and plenty of hot tubs.
The design is still some Las Vegas neon but not overstated as in the past with Carnival. Like all of the other ships, it maintains a theme throughout the ship, this being colors. Each public area was named after a color and the loby lights would change colors during the day and night.
Food During this cruise I really tried to sample a little of everything but of course keep with my favorites
Guys Burgers Guys is a burger restaurant created by celebrity chef Guy Firetti. On this cruise I had the chance to try The Ringer. The Ringer is a burger with an onion ring and barbecue sauce and what ever toppings you choose to add. It was really good but heavy so I only had one and it was worth it.
Seafood Shack This is an up charge restaurant where you pay off the menu but the prices are pretty reasonable for seafood. The shack is a new England theme seafood stand with crab legs, seafood baskets and lobster rolls. I had the shrimp one night as I did on another cruise and it was awesome but I was told to try the lobster rolls. For $12 you get 2 large bread rolls loaded and I mean loaded with lobster in some kind of sauce. It was worth it for sure. I will be making a visit the one on the Vista in April.
Main Dining Room I only at in the main dining room 3 of the 7 nights and had a mix. The first 2 nights, I went to my late seating assigned time. The food was good, tried a few things I had never tried before. But one thing that I have seen recently and witnessed on this cruise was the push for the bar. The waiter probably asked the table if we wanted drinks at least 6 times. I know they make a gratuitiy off of the orders but to me its too much. Plus because of the time it takes to get the drink since there is no bar in the dining room, if I want a drink with dinner I bring it with me. Now my 6th night I ate in the dining room with a group of friends but this time during My Time Dining. As usual the food was great but so was the service. Not a lot of drink pushing and service was faster. Now the lack of drink pushing could be because most of us had drinks already but either way a nice change.
One of the highlights of the dining room was Sea Day Brunch. On sea days you can eat brunch in the dining room usually starting around 8 AM and ending around 1:30 PM. They have a great selection of breakfast and lunch options made to order. Something you want to try at least once.
Lido Marketplace (Buffet) I primarily ate in the Marketplace for breakfast and it was awesome. Great selections including eggs, pancakes, french toast, an omelet station and more. The lines were never really long but sometimes it would get held up because of the layout. There were times when condiments were a little out of place. Other than that, very easy.
Old Fashioned Barbeque Kind of hidden away on deck 10 above the Lido Marketplace is a great barbecue stand. Ribs, pork, chicken and some of the best mac n cheese I have had. They have limited hours but check them out.
Writing all this down made me realize how much I at on the ship.
Entertainment I don't really go to the shows on a cruise. I find there is too may other things going on and never really make it on time any way. But for this cruise I got a chance to see one stage show and the Lip Sync Battle.