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Old 06-11-2008, 04:01 AM
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My 13th cruise was a Caribbean one with Carnival Glory. The destinations were great. The food was good. The service wqas fine. Complaints? Nowhere quiet to sit and read. Constant musak everywhere onboard. LOUD entertainment staff constantly shouting down mikes asking were we having a good time. American biased trivia quizes (got to accept that on American ship I suppose). Garish decor. Crappy American sausage and bacon at breakfast. When will the Americans learn how to make and cook decent sausages??? Main complaint, TOO LOUD!!!! Carnival need to take lessons from Celebrity and Princess.
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My 13th cruise was a Caribbean one with Carnival Glory. The destinations were great. The food was good. The service wqas fine. Complaints? Nowhere quiet to sit and read. Constant musak everywhere onboard. LOUD entertainment staff constantly shouting down mikes asking were we having a good time. American biased trivia quizes (got to accept that on American ship I suppose). Garish decor. Crappy American sausage and bacon at breakfast. When will the Americans learn how to make and cook decent sausages??? Main complaint, TOO LOUD!!!! Carnival need to take lessons from Celebrity and Princess.
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so sorry you had a bad time on the Glory. I am sorry that you got upset over the American food. ah I believe you left out of an American port. Ah I like American things.
The music would probably get to me too. Maybe Carnival is not the cruise line for you.
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I always get a balcony and read there or I go out on the lower decks and sit on a deck chair where there is very little action. I happen to love Carnival's decor and all the neat things that the designer has done. I believe his last name is "Farkus"? Are you telling me you didn't like the Glory's atrium ceiling that changes into all those different colors? I sat and watched the ceiling change for a steady 1/2 hour one night. I agree that you should probably not sail Carnival again. Sail what works best for you.

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Sorry you were not impressed, and the music was too loud. If I took a cruise from the United Kingdom for example, I would expect the food to be different than what I am used to. The trivia quizes would most likely be geared to the prominent nationality of the guests on board.

I have sailed on the Glory, and know for a fact that the entertainment staff does not constantly shout on mikes asking if people are having a good time. There are plenty of quiet places to read on the Glory. You just have to look for them. The Library comes to mind, or the outside deck areas away from the Lido.

To each his own about sausage and bacon. I happen to like the American kind, even when cooked by an International Crew.

I agree with macmom and Tom, maybe Carnival just isn't the right cruise line for you. Especially, if leaving from an American Port. As for me, I am looking forward to sailing on Glory again.

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I have cruised on the Glory twice and absolutely loved it! Probably because I was one of the loud Americans!!
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Carnival need to take lessons from Celebrity and Princess.


Sorry you did not completely enjoy your cruise.

However, I completely disagree with your last statement. If someone wants the Celebrity or Princess product, then that is what you should book.
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Crappy American sausage and bacon at breakfast. When will the Americans learn how to make and cook decent sausages???



You mean like that British sausage with the sawdust in it? No wonder it needs HP sauce dumped on it. Just kidding. I know it is called rusk and not really sawdust, but it simply is not popular in the U.S. And the last time I looked, Americans weren't doing the cooking on any Carnival ship, nor were they in charge of the kitchens.

I know this seems like everyone is piling on, but I have to agree with the other comments about Carnival not being Princess or Celebrity - just as those two lines are not Carnival.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:31 AM
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Sorry you didn't like Carnival, but do hope you at least enjoyed the ports. Don't try Costa if you think Carnival's decorations are loud and there is no place to go that is quiet, Costa kicks it up a few notches from there. Princess is our favorite, but we have totally enjoyed our Carnival cruises as well. Best wishes for a better cruise the next time!
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Have you tried the Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones. Here is a picture of them in use... I found a pic with a British car in the background to avoid any pro-American backlash.
 
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