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BETH

Age: 50

Occupation:HUMAN RESOURCES

Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Glory

Sailing Date: 2014-02-2

Itinerary:

Being my first cruise I really wasn't sure what to expect, but I had a great time and want to go on another cruise.

Breakfast was pretty much the same every day. Wish I would have discovered the blue iguana earlier in the trip. Their breakfast burritos were awesome, very hot and fresh. I would have had that instead of the breakfast buffet. Guy's burgers were really good. We did the anytime dining so we could go from 5:45 on in the dining room. Food was good and made me try things I normally wouldn't have eaten. Plus it keeps you from overeating at the buffet. We had a fantastic waiter named Agus one night, so we requested him every time we went.

Ps please be kind to the people who work so hard on these ships and are away from their families for so long. Don't forget to tip where appropriate!

Stateroom was fine. We had a balcony and spent most of our time out there. I am a light sleeper and was worried about being woken up in the night. Other than hearing the music by the pool once in a while, I never heard noise in the hall or from our neighbor’s rooms. I would recommend taking your own hair dryer. The cords on their dryers are so short you have to sit down to dry your hair and you still have trouble reaching the top of your head. Also, take cream rinse for your hair, the salt water really dries it out. Bed was comfortable and there were plenty of cabinets for storage. Every time we left our room and came back things had been cleaned.

We had a fantastic cruise director (dr. E) that kept everything going and he was really funny. His mother was on board and she sure looked proud and she should be, he did a great job. There was another guy who did events by the pool and announcing on the stage that just was not funny and to the point of irritating. Comedy shows were just okay. The guy who played in the piano bar was just plain horrible. Even after several drinks I still couldn't stand listening to him. The two acoustic guitar players were fantastic whether they played out by the pool or in the lobby. Music stage shows were good, not something that would equal a big musical production, but entertaining. Probably the best one was Latin nights.

We booked our own excursions. We went to Mr. Sancho's in Cozumel, which was an all inclusive beach resort. It was a great time and well worth the money.

If you snorkel, don't book an excursion on Grand Cayman just take a taxi and go to smith's cove or cemetery beach. Or just walk from the ship and go to devil's grotto or Eden rock.

It was a great trip and everyone on the ship was very nice and helpful. The worse part of the trip was the constant hounding of the carnival employees wanting to take your pictures. Come on carnival, I was worried about being accosted by people on the islands wanting me to buy their goods, but instead I was constantly harassed by your photographers wanting me to pose for your pics that you want to sell for $14.95 each. One whole hallway going to your clubs was devoted to photographers bugging you every time you walk by. You got to the point where you dreaded walking thru those areas. If you really want to sell your pictures why don't you sell them at a reasonable price or 4 or 5 for $20.00. Let's face it you are throwing most of them away anyway! You have a great ship with great things on it, quit making it tacky with all the glamour shots!

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