Mike & Tracy’s continuing adventures: Carnival Glory 5 day cruise to Canada

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#1
Ottawa, Canada
4,550 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Background info: Mike (56), occupation- Royal Canadian Mounted Police (Mountie), Tracy (39) Formerly a Paramedic now a Mountie, originally from Wales, UK. Arielle (17), Mitchel (15).

This was a last minute getaway, booked it one week before departure. I approached Tracy with the idea, we scrambled to get the time off from work and booked it that same day.

We booked this cruise for several reasons. Even tho we have an upcoming cruise on Carnival Miracle in October it had been a long 18 months since our last cruise in January 2011.

Some people thought we were crazy to drive to Boston to cruise back to Canada, we got teased on the ship when people found out we were Canadian returning to our own province no less.

The two ports were Saint John, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. We lived just outside Saint John from 1993 to 2002. Our response was we love cruising, the price was right and Boston is only a 5.5 hour drive from where we live.

Another reason was this makes cruise #7 and Miracle will be #8. Next summer we are planning a B2B on Liberty and Breeze. Cruise #9 and 10. Thus achieving our Platinum status before the Dec 31, 2013 deadline. Otherwise it would take us an extra 3 to 4 cruises to attain the 75 sea days required under the new VIFP program.

Warning, to those who have followed my reviews know that this will be a long one with tons of photos.
 
Pre-cruise:We left the day before, driving to just outside Boston. We stayed at the Courtyard By Marriott in Woburn.




















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Past cruises
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel

Reviews
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle
review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
Review of B2B: Liberty & Breeze[/Bhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1921142</EMBED>
Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022
#2
Ottawa, Canada
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Only $69.23 taxes included through Priceline, in a room with 2 queen size beds, mini fridge, free wireless, free parking. We had dinner nearby at one of our favourite restaurant, the Cheesecake Factory in the Burlington Mall.






















Arielle having leftovers from the Cheesecake Factory


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Past cruises
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel

Reviews
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle
review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
Review of B2B: Liberty & Breeze[/Bhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1921142</EMBED>
Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022
#3
Chicago, Illinois
258 Posts
Joined Dec 2011
Yay!! Review time!

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#5
Ottawa, Canada
4,550 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Monday, June 18th , 2012: Embarkation

A couple of days before departure we received an urgent E-mail from Carnival advising us to arrive at the port at 1:30 p.m. We knew they were trying to spread out the arrival of the guests, however we wanted to get on board early and have lunch and do my customary photo tour of Carnival Glory before it got busy. We left our hotel at 10:30 a.m, stopped to pick up a couple of bottles of wine and arrived at the cruise terminal at 11:00 a.m.

We were directed to an alternate parking area because the circus had for some reason taken over the usual parking terminal. The cost was $50 for the 5 days rather than the usual $16 a day times 5 = $80. A saving of $30. We immediately boarded a bus and were driven to the cruise terminal, a short 2-3 minutes ride.

These are photos of the lot and the shuttle bus taken when we returned from the cruise.








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Past cruises
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel

Reviews
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle
review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
Review of B2B: Liberty & Breeze[/Bhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1921142</EMBED>
Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022
#6
Delaware
608 Posts
Joined May 2010
Yay, another 'Mike & Tracy' cruise review! Loved your previous two reviews and so looking forward to another!
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#7
Houston, Texas USA
1,795 Posts
Joined Jun 2002
Too cool, Mike - good to see you and your fam again - looking forward to your review. DH and self leave in a couple of weeks on the Magic - FRANKLY, I just yelled at DH in the other room, "I NEED TO BE CRUISING - NOW!" hahahaha.
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Joined Jun 2007
Looking forwrd to the report.
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#9
Ottawa, Canada
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We were met by the porters, quickly went through security, no line up to register, given placard #6, waited about 5 minutes and boarded the ship. Overall it took approximately 25 minutes from the time we arrived at the terminal.
















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Let the cruise begin!


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Past cruises
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel

Reviews
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle
review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
Review of B2B: Liberty & Breeze[/Bhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1921142</EMBED>
Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022
#10
Portland Maine
4,219 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
Nice start. Was on the Glory in March loved it!
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#11
Naples, florida
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Joined Oct 2008
So glad to see you and your family are cruising again. Your four ship review remains one of my favorite reviews of all time!!! Can't wait for the rest!
#14
Ottawa, Canada
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The kids went off to have lunch while Tracy found a good spot to have a drink and relax with her book. I left to explore/photograph the ship.




Main pools, (Cobalt and turquoise)























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Past cruises
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel

Reviews
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle
review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
Review of B2B: Liberty & Breeze[/Bhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1921142</EMBED>
Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022
#15
Ottawa, Canada
4,550 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
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'Island Music with Tropic Sound' They played on sea days.






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Past cruises
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel

Reviews
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle
review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
Review of B2B: Liberty & Breeze[/Bhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1921142</EMBED>
Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022
#16
Central ct.
2,303 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Really enjoyed your previous review looking forward to your next installment. Glad to see your wife made it through her training and now is a Canadian Mountie congrats.
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132 Posts
Joined May 2010
Subscribed... looking forward to another awesome review from "The Mountie" AKA "B2B2B2B Guy"
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Ottawa, Canada
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Aft Pool (Azure Lido Pool)






















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Past cruises
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel

Reviews
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle
review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
Review of B2B: Liberty & Breeze[/Bhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1921142</EMBED>
Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022
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Ottawa, Canada
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Joined Jan 2009
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Past cruises
Carnival Sensation Aug 23/09: Freeport, Nassau
Carnival Destiny Aug 19/10 : Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Imagination Aug 23/10: Key West, Cozumel
Carnival Valor Aug 29/10: Grand Cayman, Isla Roatan, Belize, Cozumel
Carnival Freedom Sept 05/10: Key West, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios
Carnival Pride Jan 2/11: Cape Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport
Carnival Glory June 18/12: Saint John, Halifax
Carnival Miracle Oct 5/12: Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, Nassau
Carnival Glory June 16/13: Saint John
Carnival Liberty Aug 24/13: Cozumel, Belize, Isla Roatan, Grand Cayman (Platinum)
Carnival Breeze Aug 31/13: Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba
Carnival Valor Mar 02/2014: Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Maarten
Carnival Vista Nov 16/16: Grand Turk, Bonaire, Aruba, St. Maarten
Norwegian Getaway Nov 27/16: Roatan, Belize, Costa Maya, Cozumel

Reviews
Review of B2B2B2B: Destiny, Imagination, Valor & Freedom http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1281134
Carnival Pride review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1361443
Carnival Glory review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1663517
Carnival Miracle
review: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1727784
Review of B2B: Liberty & Breeze[/Bhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1921142</EMBED>
Review of B2B: Carnival Vista & Norwegian Getaway http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2442022
#20
Virginia
2,310 Posts
Joined Dec 2006
Yippee! It's another Mike and Tracey review!!! Great to see you back! Joyce
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