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Carnival Glory
by Jennifer
Western Caribbean
March 13, 2004

The cruise was a blast! I would do it again in a minute. I am a non-smoker and I did not notice the problems with smoke filled rooms like everone else. I was on the 7th floor and heard little ship noise. There was a small ticking in my room for a few of the nights but I was exhausted enough from having fun it was not too much of an inconvenience. The cruise ship picked fantastic people to put us with at the dining table. We had a blast hanging out with them and are going to keep in touch. The food was alright. I did not expect 5 star food so I was not really too disappointed. It was good enough to eat. I ordered 2 dinners on a couple of nights to make sure I ended up with something I liked. The gym was fantastic! They do need to adjust the temperature in the gym (it was a little too warm for people who arew trying to work out). The deck was fun. Even on the most crowded days you could find 2 chairs together. Belize was a blast. We did the cave tubing and it was SOOOO much fun! We paid 89 for it on the ship and found out we could have done it for 30 once we got to the dock. It was stress free that way though because we knew if we got back late the ship would not leave us behind (we WERE about 45 minutes late getting back to the ship) Cozumel was wonderful. Great Margaritas (go to Pancho's Backyard for lunch they cook with purified water so you do not have to worry about getting sick). The liquor was cheap and the jewelry was really reasonably priced. I love the idea that everything is negotiable. Progresso was a very poor town. I would recommend sticking to the tourist area along the beach for fun in the sun. The water theere looked fine to me and the beach had beautiful sand.

The ship was kind of confusing but it was fun to walk around and explore. For folks who do not enjoy walking a lot I would recommend mapping out the routes or cruising on a smaller ship. I wish the cruise line served more low fat low calorie versions of dinner/lunch/breakfast. The pictures were way too expensive at the end of the cruise. They force you to pay 20 dollars for the 8x10 photo if you wanted smaller versions. Its a rip off. The drinks were good but the "specials" were very sweet and did not really have much liquor in them. They are pre-mixed and you do not make out with the smaller price. The beer was WAY too expensive (4.25 a bottle). I would recommend the late dining so you can stay out on the deck in the sun longer. We had the earlyy dining and we had about an hour and a half to kill every night that could have been better spent soaking up the sunshine. Take a good book or two, and get ready for relaxation if you are going on this cruise. The crew was friendly and everyone seemed to be having a good time