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Isabel G

Age: 15

Occupation:student

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Glory

Sailing Date: 2010-12-25

Itinerary: western caribbean

all in all, it was an OK cruise. you shouldn't expect a lot though. We went in a group of 19, and we were spread out within 5 floors.

The food was pretty bad. It was blah, you needed a lot of salt to give it flavor. The dining room is over-rated, and its always nice to be able to pick up something at the buffet. The buffet gets PACKED in the morning, the best thing to do is go up on the 2nd floor. My parents went to eat in the dining room for lunch (we only went for dinner) and they said it was good food and fast service. For desert in the dining rooms, you should always get the melting cake. Late at night, my cousins and I would either get ice-cream (don't get the frozen yogurt) or get pizza. The pizza was really good, but the lines for it was long. I ordered room service for when I got in the room at 5 AM and was hungry and tired. Order the cheesecake and the sandwhiches, but not the steak.

My brother and I got our own stateroom with a window, our parents were 5 floors up. The rooms pretty big, and theres a lot of storage space. The room doesn't really matter though, since you weren't in your room that often, but sometimes the hallways smelled SO BAD. Also, try to keep the room neat.

The activities for kids were LAME. The first day is fun, since you can explore, but after that, you're on your own. For grown-ups, it was better, since they can drink, gamble, dance, go to shows, etc. For ALL kids, its a good idea to go to your "club" the first day. no one else knows each other, so you'll fit in right away. I also went to the towel folding thing. it was pretty fun.

For excursions, DO NOT book any through carnival. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say don't even book anything! You can still find a place to go at a fraction of the cost. We went to Cozumel, Belize, Isla Rotan, and Cayman Islands.

In Mexico we went to the beach by ourselves. Go to Mr. Sancho's beach. It doesn't cost anything to get in, and theres some music, food, and shopping near. Taxis are always there, and its close to the port.

in Belize, I shopped. It's the BEST place to buy things, since its all booths. I bought 3 fake coach bags for 20 dollars each. My dad did a city tour and said it was great, since you got to see beyond the tourist point of view. Isla Rotan was my favorite. Theres a town square for shopping, and about a 5 minute walk away is the beach, with water things that you can rent. Also, theres a ziplining place right next to the town square. Its called clip n' zip. I didn't go, but heard it wasn't scary.

The Cayman Islands was the worst though. Unless you booked something, don't bother getting off the boat, since it's more of a resident town. There are only a few stores within walking distance. We went to the 7 mile beach, and it was OK. We ate at the Marriot after, and it cost around $100 for four. Just go back to the boat for that.

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