by Jeff Rowland
December 15, 2007
Ship: Carnival Glory 12/15/2007 -- 12/22/2007 from Port Canaveral. Party of 5.
Ports Visited: Cozumel, Belize, Rotan, Freeport
Previous Cruise History: Carnival-Fantasy, Carnival-Celebration (3 Cruises), Celebrity-Constellation
Reason for Choosing Carnival Glory: Port Canaveral 3 hours drive from home, 7 day cruise, visited ports that we had not been to before, departed and arrived on a Saturday which allowed a day of rest before going back to work on Monday.
Part of my problem was the large amount of UNSUPERVISED teenagers on board. The last night of the cruise we were coming back from a show and met 3 teenagers racing down the hall pushing one of their friends in a wheelchair. They had run into and snagged some luggage that had been placed in the hall and were trying their best to get past the luggage. We told them they were going to tear a hole in the luggage. Their response what to just get out of the chair and run down the hall.
We were told we had a fully occupied cruise of around 3500 guests.
NOTE: I was really spoiled on a past cruise on the Celebrity Constellation. Hey can't be bad when they hand you a glass of champagne when you board the ship.
Belize: Couple of us went on a cave tubing excursion. Made reservations on our own with Maj. Tom. Price was half of what Carnival was charging for same excursion. Nice excursion. Highly recommend.
Rotan: Did take Carnival's general tour of Rotan. Was a nice tour of the island. Tour included a boat ride that was said to include 2 wrecks. The boat ride was disappointing as was just in a small area and the wrecks were rusted out hulls of two cargo ships, one that had run had aground years ago and the other which was carrying lumber, and had caught fire and was abandoned.
We were really impressed with the service they provide to the handicapped and commend Carnival for their support to the handicapped.
We were off the ship by 10 a.m.
Going to check out a Royal Caribbean cruise in March 08 on the Mariner of the Seas. From what I've read, this is a very nice ship.
Happy Cruising in 2008!!