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Norahs

Age: 54

Occupation:Manager

Number of Cruises: 9

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Glory

Sailing Date: 2010-09-27

Itinerary: New England

We just got back from cruising on the Carnival Glory from New York City to Halifax, Saint John, Portland and Boston. We loved the trip and found the ports beautiful! Our only problem was the dining room. We sat with one other couple and there was not much conversation. We just didn't have much in common, but otherwise it was a wonderful cruise.

The food was just okay for the most part. We have cruised on Carnival 6-7 times and thought the food was much better previously. The dinners were good but food on the Lido deck was lacking. We tried numerous deserts but none were any good. It's like they forgot to put the sugar in or something. The exception was the chocolate buffet on Friday. It was excellent.

We upgraded to a suite and got VIP check-in and were also able to get off first. We loved the suite. We have had balcony rooms many times but this one had a larger balcony and much more room in the suite. I loved the second closet and drawers. For the first time, we didn't run out of storage space. If you like to bring plenty of clothes, I really recommend the suite. We will never cruise again without one. The only negative was that we were near the atrium elevators and the music from the evening show in the piano bar on Deck 3 was so loud it kept us awake until midnight. The other problem was the noise from the cabin steward. Our first morning on deck, they woke us up clanking glasses and other cleaning items at 6:30 a.m.! Their close was right outside our door and they were ready to clean early. We wanted to sleep in because we were on vacation.

There weren't enough activities on board and unfortunately, most are designed to add money to your Sail and Sign account. Bingo is expensive ($20) and the casino was not lucky for anyone that I talked to. We did not feel like the shows were up to par on this trip. There was a majic show, Justin Illusion, that was so poorly done. You could see how the tricks were done. It was really bad. The dancers did routines between tricks but they were not appropriate to this age group. Our ship was mostly seniors but the dancers were in leather and chains and did very sexual type routines. Just not appropriate.

Stay away from the Witches Museum in Salem. We didn't go, but heard from others that it was a joke. We loved the Peggy's Cove and Titanic Cemetary tour in Halifax. Our guide was Bruce and he was excellent. A well organized tour.

All in all, we enjoyed the trip though the ship was not up to the level that we have come to expect from Carnival. The ports were the best part and I loved eating breakfast on the balcony. So peaceful!

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