Carnival Glory Cruise Ship Reviews

Carnival Glory Cruise Ship Reviews
Carnival Glory in its own glory, off the Atlantic coast. Photo courtesy of Carnival.

One of six Conquest-class sisters, the 110,000-ton 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory is bright and playful, with a decor theme that revolves around “color,” its public rooms bearing names such as the White Heat Dance Club, the Amber Palace show lounge, and On the Green, a golf-themed sports bar.

Activities on Carnival Glory

The glittery, nine-deck-high atrium is anchored with a bar and is a great place to meet or people watch. There are 22 bars and lounges, from a giant disco to a sports bar, piano bar and an elegant wood-paneled lounge with leather club chairs (and a smoking section). The casino packs in almost 300 slot machines and about two dozen gaming tables, and the three-level theater is the venue for pull-out-the-stops Vegas-style song and dance productions accompanied by live orchestras.

Dining on Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory Cruise Ship Reviews
The Red Sail Restaurant, more commonly known as the Lido, offers up casual dining all day aboard Carnival Glory. Photo courtesy of Carnival.

Dining options include a pair of two-story main restaurants as well as an intimate, extra-cost steakhouse serving USDA prime aged steaks and seafood for a mostly adult clientele looking for a more upscale experience. Meals are also served in the two-story lido buffet, where you’ll find separate stations for Asian and American dishes, deli sandwiches, salads, pizza, burgers and more.

Family Friendly Carnival Glory

The four swimming pools include the main pool flanked by a pair of huge hot tubs, a stage for live (and really loud) music, and a giant movie screen for videos and ship events. A 3-deck-high spiral water slide takes thrill-seekers on a 214-foot-long ride.

The 4,200 square-foot Children’s World playroom has an arts-and-crafts station, video wall, computer lab, PlayStation games, and lots of toys for younger children. Hard-to-please tweens have their own separate space and so do teens, theirs with a soda bar and dance floor flowing into a huge video game arcade with air-hockey tables which is open to all passengers. Kid of all ages can have a zap-fest in the inflatable laser tag arena.

The oceanview gym is stocked with the latest exercise machines, while the Cloud 9 Spa measures 21,000 square feet and boasts 17 treatment rooms, plus an elaborate thermal suite and thalassotherapy pool. The adults-only Serenity deck area is a respite of padded chaise lounges, oversized umbrellas and a pair of large hot tubs sequestered from the fray.

Staterooms on Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory Cruise Ship Reviews
There's no shortage of balcony staterooms (or great views) aboard Carnival Glory. Photo courtesy of Carnival.

As big on cabins as it is on fun, Glory offers standard outsides that measure a roomy 185 to 220 square feet. The amenities include stocked, pay-as-you-go minifridges, robes to use, and super comfy mattresses and bedding.

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