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There were several things that made the cost of the cabana ($230) totally worth it to me. First off, there are two super-comfortable loungers with thick soft cushions to relax on. Lounger may actually be the wrong term... as they were more like couches or day beds. The cabana itself provides shade, so you totally avoid a sun burn. Snorkel gear, and some large flotation mats are all provided. And then there's the food and drinks...

 

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When you go to the shore excursion desk on embarkation day to pick out a specific cabana (from a map) they also find out how many people you'll have in the cabana and what kind of soft drinks each person would like. They provide bottled water for everyone, plus two cans of soft drinks of your choice for each person... up to a total of four people. They also provide a big bag of ice, and an insulated cooler to keep everything cold.

 

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Even though the cabana is open to the outside air, there's an air conditioning unit mounted in the cabana to help keep things cool in that general area. There is also a big fan, equipped with a mister, which you can use if you want to. I can't recall if we brought the beach towels, or if those were there for us. I appreciated that they wrote my name up on the little chalkboard so that there would be no doubt that we had found the right cabana and that we belonged there.

 

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It was just a great day at Half Moon Cay. The water was warm, and I spent a fair amount of time in it. The loungers were super comfortable and if I wasn't in the water, I was relaxing on my lounger. Lunch was good, and it was an easy walk from Cabana #5 to get to it. Having the big bag of ice and all those bottles of water and cans of soft drinks was absolutely perfect. I smuggled some rum with me and had a few rum & cokes over the course of the day. I totally loved having that big bag of tortilla chips... and it was such a big bag that we had plenty of leftovers to take back on the ship with us.

 

By the way... that's one odd thing about Carnival ships: you cannot get chips & salsa onboard! A few months ago, on our first Princess cruise, we were delighted to discover that we could not only get margaritas at the bar, but chips & salsa, too. Carnival should steal that idea.

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When we got back onboard the ship after a fantastic day at Half Moon Cay,

we got a good laugh out of this notice in the Fun Times newsletter...

 

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Strange... Laura didn't strike me as an ass at all!



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And while we're on the subject of funny things we saw on the ship...

 

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I saw this sign on a coffee machine in the Red Sail restaurant and snapped a photo of it to post to Facebook. Just a little reminder to my friends at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant that they were working and I wasn't!

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St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

 

I was surprised to see, as our ship pulled in to the harbor at Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas, that we were not heading to the same dock Carnival ships had always used in my previous visits to St. Thomas. We had always docked at the Havensight pier in my previous visits, but this time we were heading to the other cruise ship pier, Crown Bay, just a few miles away. Previously, it appeared to me that Carnival ships always docked at Havensight and that Royal Caribbean ships always docked at Crown Bay. But this time there was a Royal Caribbean ship at Havensight, and we were headed to Crown Bay. So, I guess it all just depends on which company locks up the best spots first. Havensight is definitely the better of the two, for several reasons... so I consider myself lucky that I never ended up at Crown Bay until this one time.

 

I shot a time-lapse video with my cell phone as our ship arrived in St Thomas and docked at the Crown Bay pier next to Royal Caribbean's Independence Of The Seas. Take a look...

 

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This turned out to be simply another great vacation day in the Caribbean. We went on a Carnival shore excursion to one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Trunk Bay, on the nearby island of St. John. To get there, we just walked off the cruise ship and boarded a ferry docked right around the corner at an adjacent pier. There was about a half hour ferry ride over to St. John, and then a 15-20 minute bus ride from the pier at Cruz bay to the beach at Trunk Bay. It probably would have been a 5-10 minute bus ride without stops, but the area is so beautiful that the bus driver would stop at several scenic overlooks along the way and let us all get out for a few minutes and take pictures. Here's a photo I got of Caneel Bay during one of those brief photo ops on the road to Trunk Bay...

 

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See that big lawn area among the trees? You'd think that was a golf course, but you'd be wrong. The whole thing is a national park, and it's so totally gorgeous that you can certainly see why it achieved national park status. That's a United States national park, by the way... operated by the US National Park Service. It's weird to be travelling around the Caribbean, in and out of different countries, and then to enter a US national park. But St. John is part of the US Virgin islands, after all. But it's kind of odd because, due to the heritage of the island, they drive on the LEFT side of the road. So, you're in the Caribbean... you already feel like you're no longer in the good ol' USA... it's reinforced by the fact that everyone is driving on the left side of the road... and then you see all these US National Park Service signs like you're in Yosemite or Yellowstone. It definitely seems odd!

 

I shot video throughout the day, and edited it down to a little one-minute package with all the scenic highlights of getting to our Trunk Bay beach adventure. You know the old expression about how getting there is half the fun! Here you go...

 

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Once we arrived at Trunk Bay, we had several hours to enjoy the beach... and it was simply delightful. Warm water, soft sand, next-to-no surf... and a nice reef to snorkel, if you wanted to. I totally loved it.

 

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The beach at Trunk Bay in St. John

The trees provided excellent shade so we didn't get sunburned.

The only minor annoyance were all the leaves in the sand... but that was no big deal.



 

After a few great hours at Trunk Bay beach, we took the little bus back to Cruz bay (no stops for photos this time, so it was a quick ride) where we got back on the ferry which took us back to St. Thomas. On the way to the Crown Bay pier, we passed the Havensight pier and got a peek at a ship I'm really excited about... the Norwegian Getaway.

 

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The Norwegian Getaway is the newest ship in the NCL fleet. It's based in Miami year-round, and (as you can see) it does Eastern Caribbean cruises. I'm pretty much a Carnival guy, especially after a not-very-good cruise on the Norwegian Star in 2008... so normally I wouldn't get all excited about a NCL ship. But this one's something special. So special, that we're going to give NCL another try later this year and see how they've improved since our sub-par experience with them six years ago. I put together a little video that very well explains why I'm so excited about our upcoming cruise on the Norwegian Getaway...

 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

You may remember that I mentioned earlier that we usually like to find one day during each 7-day cruise where we don't book any shore excursions so that we can enjoy an empty ship while all the other passengers are ashore. This was that day. I've never been all that impressed with the list of things to do in San Juan... so we figured we'd mostly just relax onboard today.

 

One super-convenient thing about cruising to San Juan is that there's a CVS pharmacy about two blocks away from where the cruise ships dock. It's a great store to visit if there are little things that you need... with prices way better than the shops onboard the ship. We usually pick up some bottled water and diet Coke there, to save a few bucks compared to ship prices. Being a pharmacy, it's also a great place if you need any kind of medicine... as those prices are really outrageous on a ship. Just as an example, if you're a little under the weather and need some Benadryl or some cough syrup... it costs about half as much at CVS as it would on the ship. We were feeling great and not in need of any medication at CVS on this particular cruise... I only mention it to plant the idea in your mind in case you ever need it in the future.

 

I shot some video of our arrival in San Juan, so you can get a glimpse of the historic fort at El Morro (there was

there a few years ago!) and also to give you a feel for the architecture of old San Juan where the cruise ship terminal is. And if you look closely, you can even see the CVS pharmacy! By the way, this video, rather than being a time-lapse from my cell phone, is a full HD video shot in real time as the ship slowly made its way through the harbor to the terminal. Relax, and enjoy...

 

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As I mentioned, the plan for the day was to just stay onboard an empty ship... except for a brief walk to CVS to get some bottled water and diet Coke. But at the last minute, I changed the plan!

 

Remember how I had been talking to our waitress, Snezana, about the Cruise Confidential book which detailed a couple of very romantic years in the life of another Carnival waitress, Bianca from Romania... and how Snezana asked if I happened to have a copy of the book with me? San Juan is a big city, and it occurred to me that perhaps there would be a bookstore large enough to actually have a copy of that book. It's not a new book... so it would have to be a fairly large bookstore to stock a book like that... but it was, after all, a book about cruise ships and San Juan was a big cruise ship town. So, although somewhat unlikely... it seemed worth a shot.

 

I always take my laptop computer with me on cruises, and so it was a simple matter to connect to the Internet and ask Google if there was a bookstore in old San Juan. Imagine my surprise when Google maps not only pointed me to a bookstore... but a BIG bookstore... a Borders bookstore, just a few blocks from the cruise ship terminal, according to Google maps. I was so excited... hoping to find a copy of Cruise Confidential there, which we would give to Snezana as a token of our appreciation for the great service. So, off we went, following the directions provided by Google maps.

 

Are you familiar with the word "Boondoggle"? Well, that's what this turned out to be!

 

It turns out that Google maps can occasionally be wrong! Apparently, there USED TO BE a Borders bookstore in a shopping mall in San Juan, but it went out of business years ago. Someone deleted the street address from its Google listing, but didn't delete the rest of the listing... so as far as Google knew there was a Borders bookstore in San Juan, but it didn't know the address. If you look something up in Google maps and it knows the city but not the street address, it will point you to what it considers the center of that city: the government center. So, our directions from Google maps, which we thought were leading us to a Borders bookstore, actually took us to the capitol of Puerto Rico... which is surprisingly close to the cruise ship terminal. So, we had a nice walking tour of San Juan that day. I didn't get a picture of the Senate building, even though I probably should have since we walked right by... but I did get this picture of a street scene that I thought was quite beautiful.

 

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Puerto Rico has obviously spent a lot of money modernizing and beautifying the tourist area around where the cruise ships dock. Governments are always sure to spend lots of money beautifying their capitals. Old San Juan has a historic beauty of its own. So, we had a very beautiful walk before finally figuring out there was no bookstore... and heading over to CVS before finally returning to the ship.

 

Once back aboard, it was still morning... the ship was quite empty, and we had a nice time relaxing in a Jacuzzi. So, in spite of the boondoggle, not a bad day at all.

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Grand Turk

 

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While Grand Turk was the last of 8 ports of call we would be visiting during our back-to-back cruises, I was in no mood to be sad about it. It had been a great cruise, and to wrap it up with a visit to Grand Turk would be a real pleasure... since it is one of my favorite cruise ship destinations.

 

Grand Turk is another one of those places, similar to Cozumel, where if you don't have any fun it's probably your own damned fault. There is fun everywhere you look in Grand Turk! As evidence of this point, I offer you this video I put together of some of the many ways to have fun in Grand Turk...

 

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Kellyn and I love Grand Turk because there's not only a great beach to enjoy, but also one of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville restaurants with a HUGE swimming pool and a FlowRider surf simulator. We've been here many times before and it's always a pleasure to hang out at the pool, watch people fail on the Flowrider, and also to spend a little time at the beach. The coolest part is that none of that costs any additional money. Even use of the pool at Margaritaville is free.

 

The thing we've learned from our previous visits here is that there are only a few places by the pool that offer any shade. There are loungers everywhere, but almost all of them are just sitting out in the direct sun. Only a small few have umbrellas next to them to keep you from getting a sunburn. So, our goal when visiting Grand Turk is always to be among the first off the ship... so that we can snag two of those rare loungers with an adjacent umbrella. There are two in particular, with a fantastic view of the FlowRider and the ship, that I consider to be the best possible loungers. The trick is to get them before someone else does... and we're pretty good at it! The last two times we've been here, we got those two best loungers. The time before that, we missed them by about one minute. So, we've learned to have a quick breakfast and to get ready fast when the ship is arriving at Grand Turk.

 

What you DON'T want to do is to be those people who go down to the disembarkation area at deck 0 before the ship has even docked or put out the gangway. If you annoy the crew that way, they might just tell you to go back to your cabin. You need to time it so that you show up down there right after the gangway is set up, and BEFORE the Cruise Director announces over the PA system that people can go ashore. The key is to be able to see when the gangway is set up.

 

If you have a balcony cabin on the correct side of the ship (where the pier is) that's an easy thing to see. But if you don't, there's another easy way. Head to the atrium lobby on deck 3 and go through the doors that lead to the exterior deck on the side of the ship where the pier is. From the deck railing on deck 3, you'll have a fantastic view of the pier and you'll see exactly when the gangway is put in place. Once the gangway is set up, and you see the first passenger get off the ship... just take the stairs down to deck 0 and you'll be on your way.

 

That's exactly what we did when the ship docked in Grand Turk, and it was like being a VIP invited to disembark before everyone else. We walked down the pier, with no one in front of us and no one behind us. It was quite a sight. Here's a photo as we got about half way down the pier and turned around to see if the masses were coming along behind us yet.

 

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When we got over to the pool at Margaritaville,

we were the first ones there and we had our choice of loungers...

 

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You can see Kellyn setting up our place under the umbrella with the view of the FlowRider.

 

 

 

Here's the view from our loungers, about an hour later, when they fired up the FlowRider...

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Still pictures of the FlowRider don't do it any justice. I'm sure you've probably figured out that I have video! I present to you 31 FlowRider crashes, edited down to 3 minutes of video. Enjoy!

 

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Food Porn



 

I already posted the best food porn from the cruise, my close-up picture of a Guy Fieri burger...

but here are a few other yummy dishes we enjoyed during our B2B:

 

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Salmon

from the main dining room

 

 

 

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Lasagna

from the main dining room

 

 

 

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Veal

from the main dining room

 

 

 

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Buffet lunch (for two)

from the Red Sail restaurant on Lido deck

 

 

 

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Ham & cheese omelet, with potatoes and apple pastries

from the Red Sail restaurant on Lido deck

 

Notice the Lawry's seasoned salt. I bring that from home. It makes the eggs and potatoes better!

 

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Carnival Glory's Cruise Director

Eversen Bevelle

 

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Up until this point, it's been a fairly glowing review of our cruise, wouldn't you say? It was simply one of the best cruises we've been on... and we've been on 24 cruises, so far! But I'm afraid that the only things we truly disliked on this cruise were the PA announcements made by Eversen, the Cruise Director. He was great on stage... an excellent host of the various shows in the Amber Palace show lounge and of the adults-only Quest show in the Ebony Cabaret. He even did a fine job giving the safety briefing over the PA system. But when it came to all the other PA announcements during the week... we'd sooner listen to

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This guy must have some gigantic ego! Not only does he like to hear himself talk on the PA system... he likes to SING. Just about every PA announcement would start with Eversen singing. It got old REALLY fast. After a day or two, we were ready for ear plugs. After two weeks of it, I could have strangled the guy.

 

My advice is to locate the Cruise Director schedule on John Heald's blog before booking your next Carnival cruise and to avoid all cruises where Eversen is the Cruise Director. I know I will.

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The End Of Our Cruise

 

We had a 10:10 AM flight out of Miami International Airport. I was a little worried that this might be too early, and that it didn't leave much wiggle room in case things went wrong. But we're platinum with Carnival, so I thought we could get away with it since we would be among the first off the ship. It turned out to be no problem at all. It was the smoothest disembarkation we've ever experienced.

 

The instructions given to platinum guests who wanted to do self-disembarkation and get off the ship early was to meet at the Golden restaurant at 7:15 AM with all your luggage. The Golden restaurant is located just off the atrium lobby on deck 3, right next to where the gangway attaches to the ship. So it's the perfect meeting spot for Platinum guests that want to make a quick escape at the end of the cruise.

 

We headed down the elevator to deck 3 exactly at 7:15. Disembarkation of the platinum guests was already underway at that time. We went right from the elevator to a small line of guests who were disembarking... and we just rolled our luggage right down the gangway, through a very brief check at customs, and off towards the line to get a taxi to the airport. Before very long, we were sitting at MIA with lots of time to kill until our 10:10 flight.

 

When our American airlines flight (non-stop to LAX) took off from MIA, I shot a video out the window as we flew right past the Port Of Miami with a clear view of the Carnival Glory and a few other ships.

 

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You can see the cruise ships at 3:50 in to the video.

 

That's it! That's my review of our B2B on the Carnival Glory... one of the best cruises we've ever been on.

 

I'm sorry that I do not have the Fun Times to share with you. I had hoped to save the PDF files off of the FunHub aboard the ship, but they never posted any of the Fun Times to the FunHub except for on the very first day of the cruise.

 

I do have some pictures and videos that I shot during our pre-cruise stay in Miami at a hotel on South Beach... but I haven't finished putting those together yet. If you check my web site, I should have it posted there sometime in the next two or three weeks. For now, I've still got mail that arrived during our vacation that I haven't read! Time to do something else beside tweak photos and edit video!

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Your pictures and videos make me feel like I'm on the Glory again! Thanks for posting your adventure!

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Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful review! I really appreciated the secret features and places video. I'm definitely going to need to try the food at Fish & Chips! Your photos are amazing.

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This is my review of our most recent cruise: back-to-back Eastern & Western Caribbean cruises on the Carnival Glory during the last week of April and the first week of May, 2014.

 

Our ports of call included Cozumel, Belize, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan, and Grand Turk.

 

Almost all of the pictures and videos were shot with a Canon EOS 70D camera, with the exception of the time-lapse videos and underwater videos.

 

I'll get things started by sharing a few of my favorite pictures from the cruise...

 

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One of the best days of my entire life!

Relaxing in a private cabana at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas.

 

 

 

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One of my favorite cruise destinations: Grand Turk

 

 

 

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From the balcony of our cabin, we had a beautiful view of the ship's wake

and quite often some beautiful sunsets and sunrises

 

 

 

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My favorite place on the ship: the aft swimming pool and Jacuzzis.

In 2 weeks, we had three afternoon rain showers where they closed the dome over the aft pool.

Of course, at all other times it was open to take advantage of the warm Caribbean atmosphere.

 

Totally enjoyed your review.

 

My DW and I plus a friend will be on CCL Glory this coming October.

 

Recently my DW read on John Heald's blog that he plans to have a new Cruise Director schedule out soon.

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Thank you very much for the review. Will be on the Glory in 130 days for the HMC/PR/THOMAS/TURK route. They haven't released the CD schedule yet, but I'll try and tune your singing friend out if we have him. Can't wait! :)

 

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Awesome review with beautiful pics and cute videos. Thanks for sharing. Must be alot of work. Might give Glory a try next year. I don't care about the CD or their annoying announcements. Especially if they were good in every other area. So the advice to avoid him I will disregard. lol.

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Loved your review. Funny that you commented on the boat in the water looking fake. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw it. But I have seen the beautiful clear water there and knew it was real. Awesome story about surviving cancer. Thanks for sharing that.

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It seems like you were able to bring soda back on board a couple of times in the middle of the cruise. I thought that was only allowed at the beginning?? Did you just walk right in with the soda with no questions asked??

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Yes... there's no problem bringing soda onboard at any port. There's no rule against it. I do it on every cruise. Years ago, I used to buy a six-pack at home and pack it in my suitcase. That seems like a waste of valuable space to me now. Usually at the first port of call, I will buy some soda and bring it onboard. For some reason on this trip, I waited until the second port of call... and then got some more on the second week, too.

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That was fine outdoors, but a little weird when I had to wear them indoors at the shows, shops, and restaurants! On future cruises, I'm definitely going to be packing an emergency backup pair.



 





Good plan. Not sure how "sight challenged" you are, but my wife without her corrective lenses is darn near helpless. Can't see well enough to drive or read. Two days into a week visiting SXM she lost her glasses at Mullet Bay beach to a rogue wave. Since her glasses were the kind that are sunglasses as well, she had no spare at all. It made for a rough remainder of the week, since one of her pleasures is relaxing on the beach reading. She now makes sure to bring a backup pair when traveling.


 

Love your review!

 

Kevin C

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Prior to our cruise, we spent two nights at the Bentley Hotel on South Beach.

Here are a few pictures...

 

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The Bentley Hotel

at the Corner of Ocean Drive and 5th Street

on South Beach

 

 

 

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The entrance to the Bentley Hotel is somewhat hidden.

It's underneath those umbrellas for the Belini Italian Bistro.

The restaurant's umbrellas totally block the hotel entrance sign.

 

 

 

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The hotel has a swimming pool up on the roof, with a beautiful view.

At its deepest point, the pool is only four feet deep.

 

 

 

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Here's the view from the rooftop pool area

 

The Bentley is an older hotel that has recently been remodeled and modernized. Hotels on South Beach are super-expensive, so we opted for their least expensive room: a studio with no view. While I've definitely stayed in far nicer hotel rooms, the thing this hotel had going for it was an outstanding location. You just couldn't beat being right across the street from one of the best beaches in the world, and being right on Ocean Drive with all the restaurants and night life. There were two restaurants on the ground floor of the hotel building, and dozens more restaurants and bars to choose from as you walked down Ocean Drive. It was a fun and memorable stay.

 

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I wrote a review of the Bentley Hotel for TripAdvisor.com

You can ready my review here



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All around the city you'll find these automated kiosks for renting bicycles

including one conveniently located right across from the Bentley Hotel

 

 

 

Miami's South Beach is right across the street from the Bentley Hotel

Just walk across the street and go through the park and you're on the beach

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Sorry this picture is so crappy... I shot it with my cell phone.

 

 

 

On Saturday afternoon I walked about 7 blocks from the hotel

to South Pointe Park for a view of the cruise ships leaving the port of Miami

 

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Of all the ships we saw that day, I was most excited about the Norwegian Getaway

because we'll be cruising on her later this year

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Here's a video I shot of the Norwegian Getaway heading out to sea:

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Here's a video of the Carnival Liberty heading out to sea:

 

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While I was shooting cruise ship photos and videos,

there was a very friendly pelican that positioned himself for a nice photo

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On our way out of the park we saw a young kid with amazing skateboarding skills for his age:

 

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When our cruise was all over and we were flying home out of Miami International Airport

I shot this video which gives a pretty good aerial view of the Port of Miami at the 3:50 mark

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Your review was ver good, but your pictures were even better. The colors are very vivid and the low light shots came out great.

 

 

 

 

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Love your review! We are on the Glory in Oct. doing the 2nd part of your b2b.

 

I have a question, you mentioned lunch at HMC is that for everyone or just those renting a cabana. Also is the water ruff there? We have some moblity issues and they like to get in the water but need light waves. First trip to HMC in 14 cruises.

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Carnival Glory's Cruise Director

Eversen Bevelle

 

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Up until this point, it's been a fairly glowing review of our cruise, wouldn't you say? It was simply one of the best cruises we've been on... and we've been on 24 cruises, so far! But I'm afraid that the only things we truly disliked on this cruise were the PA announcements made by Eversen, the Cruise Director. He was great on stage... an excellent host of the various shows in the Amber Palace show lounge and of the adults-only Quest show in the Ebony Cabaret. He even did a fine job giving the safety briefing over the PA system. But when it came to all the other PA announcements during the week... we'd sooner listen to

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This guy must have some gigantic ego! Not only does he like to hear himself talk on the PA system... he likes to SING. Just about every PA announcement would start with Eversen singing. It got old REALLY fast. After a day or two, we were ready for ear plugs. After two weeks of it, I could have strangled the guy.

 

My advice is to locate the Cruise Director schedule on John Heald's blog before booking your next Carnival cruise and to avoid all cruises where Eversen is the Cruise Director. I know I will.

 

awww...poor Eversen! We had him as an assistant CD on the Valor a few years ago. Must have been before he was a singer because he didn't sing once on that cruise! We hung out with him several times on our cruise, and to his credit, he is a genuinely nice guy. But different strokes for different folks, right?

 

Anyway, I enjoyed your review. We are getting ready for a B2B on the Breeze in July! Can't wait!

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I have a question, you mentioned lunch at HMC is that for everyone or just those renting a cabana. Also is the water ruff there? We have some moblity issues and they like to get in the water but need light waves. First trip to HMC in 14 cruises.

 

Lunch is for everyone... and it's free. I enjoyed it very much. I wish I had taken a picture of the food and the area where they serve it buffet-style.

 

I've been to HMC several times, and the surf has always been very gentle. I'm sure if there's a storm coming through the area it would not be... but as long as the weather is good, I think your odds of finding gentle surf are probably very good.

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Tell the Truth...you deliberately broke your regular glasses so you could look cool the rest of the cruise.

 

Your review was just outstanding...a great pleasure to read...the absolutely excellent photos were just so very great...especially your food photos...and your favorite, a Guy's Burger, was my favorite, too...though it was hard to pick a favorite as they were all so very enjoyable...the organization of your review was artful and well presented...really enjoyed the videos interspersed...you two look so good together...We wish you all the very best. :):):):)

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Loved your review...this was sooooo informative...we are cruising on the Glory in Sept for the Eastern Cruise...My husband and I've cruised multiple time, but this is our first on the Glory. My brother and sis-in-law will be joining us..his second and her first...we've rented a cabana in the past and of course we have a cabana rented, so this review was perfect to show them!...and we as well are booked for Sept 2015 on the NCL Getaway...we cruised last October on the NCL Breakaway and loved it as well ..Once again, thank you for this wonderful review of the Carnival Glory!!!

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Fabulous review and photos. Thanks for sharing your cruises with us.

 

What Spaniels do you have? We have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. Awesome dogs!

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Thanks for the excellent review! It really makes me want to do a b2b cruise. We have cruised the Eastern itinerary and prefer it over the Western. But b2b like you all did would be the best of both worlds.

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Hi there

 

Just wanted to say that this was a great review and pictures that make you feel that you are there.

 

We will be on the Glory in 3 wks. and can't wait.

 

Just wondering if you, or anyone else could tell me which days on the Glory are the formal evenings.

 

Thanks a lot

 

Happy cruising

 

Ian

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i enjoyed your review very much! i am putting a deposit down beginning of august for the glory in may (hence my new signature line.. woo!)... i am from the west coast as well so i totally understand the airfare part.. i wish i had enough vacation time and money to do a b2b... i will do one someday.. bucket list!

 

this year the toss up was the glory for eastern route or splendor our of NYC.. splendor won because it was an 8 dayer which was cheaper than a 7 dayer out of miami.. plus we got to see our best friends that live in PA that drove to nyc to meet us there.. pretty epic trip it was.. :D

 

but i am truly looking forward to my girls only trip and flying somewhat solo...

 

you and your wife are so cute and i enjoyed all your pictures and videos!

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Loved your review. I paid close attention to the Half Moon Cay and Grand Turk portions. We will headed there in 2 weeks on the Carnival Pride. I can't wait to enjoy the beach in Half Moon Cay and the pool at Margaritaville.

 

I had to go back and look at that pic of the Harbor Pilot boat in Cozumel. That was a crazy pic. I loved it

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