Review: My Carnival Glory review Jan 8th-15th, 2012

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#1
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Hey guys, I will be writing my first review ever on the forums about my recent cruise on the Glory.

I little about myself. My name is Stan I’m 24 and from Northern VA (right outside DC). I went on my first cruise on the Sensation last year and fell in love with cruising ever since.

On this cruise I went with my gf Erika, her sister and her bf.

I will review about my experience on the cruise and include lots of pics.

Please feel free to ask questions.


We all had a flight into Miami the day before and stayed at the Marriott south airport. Checked in and it was getting to be dinner time so we took at cab downtown to Bayside, wow its expensive down there. We ate at a Cuban restaurant and the bill was $140 for 4 people. Walked around and enjoyed the weather.



We cut the night short and went back to the hotel to get a good night sleep for the next day. Taxi ride was $20 each way if anyone wanted to know.


Day 1 1/09
Embarkment

Left the hotel around 11am and went to the port of Miami. The cab fare was $25 from the hotel. Once there the lines were not that long. Total time from security to onboard was about 30-40min. Most of the line was to get on the ship after we got are sail and sign card. We did the online check-in but that line for that was longer then the other non online check-in.



Me Stan and my gf Erika


Her sister and her bf
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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#2
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Sailing away……



Passing South Beach




The Captain


Time to get my drink on!!!!!!


Picture on my interior room 8243, I like interior rooms cause one I save money and the other is that I’m never in the room only to sleep and shower. I’ll do a balcony one day.



Day 2, 1/09 Sea day

Weather was great, not cold at all, prolly upper 70’s. We laid out most the day, ate ate and ate lol. Walked around the ship, played in the casino, watched the shows and comedy shows.

More to come….
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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#3
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Day 3
Cozumel

3 Other ships in port that day. We got off and had booked an all-exclusive beach day with Nachi-Cocom, came with drinks and food. Wow this place was nice. We took a cab there. We choose this place after reading all the good reviews from other members. This place is limited to 100 guests a day. Here some pics.




Nachi Cocom
Beach


Food


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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#4
British Columbia
236 Posts
Joined May 2009
Great review so far...

Looking forward to reading about your cruise.
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Carnival Miracle 11/27/2010 - Southern Caribbean
Carnival Valor 12/05/2010 - Western Caribbean
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#7
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Day 4
Costa Maya ( was suppose to be belize but carnival changed ports 2 days before are cruise date.)

Costa Maya was by far the best port I’ve been to. Maybe cause I had booked another all exclusive beach day at Maya Chan also cruise board members recommended. We were the only boat in port that day so there were only 4 other couples at the resort. 8-10 people total and had the whole place to ourselves. Wow this place was amazing the weather was in the 80’s. The place was clean and top notch.

Here some pics. The owner of the place was there and he’s from San Diego and has been on over 80 cruises. So him and his wife opened Maya Chan a couple years back.




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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#8
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
We had are own hunt


View of the ship


Look the kayak out and look this pic


Group pic with the owner, such a great guy. I would recommend this place if anyone stops in Costa Maya.

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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#9
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Day 5
Roatan, Honduras



Wanted to talk it easy in Roatan. We didn’t have anything planned out. Wanted to explore when we got off the ship. Saw some ATV’s and decided that would be a fun thing to do. It was a tour in the jungle right by the ziplines then took us to a beach. Company wanted $80 for couple, talked them down to $70.



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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#10
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
After the ATV tour we walk to the beach that was next to the ship. Hung out for a little then went back on board since the ship left at 3pm (short day).



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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#11
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Day 6
Last stop Grand Cayman

Tender off the ship




Had nothing planned for this port, Grand Cayman was definitely different then the past ports. We decided on a tour around the area. Found those people holding signs like taxis. The lady charged $20 a person and took us for an Island Tour 2 hours long. It was pretty intrusting. Got to know a lot about the Island.
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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#12
VA
311 Posts
Joined Sep 2011
Took us to a place called “Hell and back or something like that”



Saw some dolphins



After the tour, we got her to drop us off at “7 mile beach” which is free. This is were a bunch of cruisers go to.

[img]http://s18.postimage.org/i9pl***nd/IMG_3794.jpg[/img]
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RCL Allure of the Seas: 11-05-17
RCL Anthem of the Seas: 6-22-17 sailed
Disney Dream: 3-17-17 sailed
RCL Independence of the Seas: 1-28-17 sailed
Carnival Pride: 11-06-16 sailed
Carnival Victory: 11-05-15
sailed
Carnival Splendor: 6-01-15 sailed
RCL Explorer of the Seas 12-27-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 5-09-14 sailed

RCl Majesty of the Seas: 4-11-14 sailed
Norwegian Sky: 12-20-13 sailed
RCL Oasis of the Seas: 5-25-13 sailed
RCL Enchantment of the Seas: 5-11-12 sailed
Carnival Glory: 1-08-12 sailed
Carnival Sensation: 1-09-11 sailed
#13
Southern Ontario, Canada
6,189 Posts
Joined Mar 2004
thanks for the review and pictures, we also have nochi booked
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#14
3rd Rock From the Sun
881 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Was on the Glory in April with my hubby and we LOVED Costa Maya! You really didnt miss anything not going to Belize.

Ill be back on the Glory with my daughter on 1/29. Cant wait and Im really enjoying your review and your pics!
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Almost 20 years between cruises, I gotta make up for lost time!!!
#15
Brookhaven, GA.
5,523 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Excellent review.
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#16
Portland Maine
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Joined Jun 2010
Nice Review! On the Glory Feb 26th!
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#17
Alberta, Canada
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Thanks for your review. Great pictures!
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#20
Little Rock ,Arkansas
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Joined Dec 2009
I was on the same cruise , you were! 5 cruises ,and I have never seen such a smooth trip , Seas were almost like glass , never rained
But did you notice the captain never once blew the ships horn
We missed hearing that, Great pictures