08/31/2011 10:18 am ET | Updated Oct 16, 2011

The Carnival Glory: A Huffington Post Travel Cruise Ship Guide

The Carnival Glory is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work for a cruise vacation. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on cruise ships, here is a tip sheet offering all the key information one could ever need to know about the Carnival Glory.


The Carnival Glory sails to Canada from a variety of New England ports, including Boston and New York City. The Glory also sails to the Caribbean, Bermmuda and the Bahamas from New England, Miami and Norfolk, Va. The ship visits such ports as Kings Wharf in Bermuda, Nassau and Freeport in the Bahamas and Cozumel in Mexico.

Grand Ship

The Carnival Glory is a Conquest-class cruise ship. These ships are larger than previous classes, with more features and luxuries. Designed for families and adults, the ship has something for every age, from two to 92.

Special Features

The Carnival Glory offers three different options for children: Camp Carnival, for children from two to 11, Circle C for 12- to 14-year-olds and Club O2 for young adults 15 to 17. Adults can enjoy time alone in Serenity, the adults-only area, or try their hand at blackjack or poker in the casino. Together, families can enjoy Carnival Waterworks, the two-level water slide, or the City Sports Deck that includes miniature golf, basketball and a padded jogging track.


More than 60 percent of the Carnival Glory's staterooms are oceanview rooms. Most of the oceanview rooms have balconies or verandas. To accommodate families, Carnival has added many staterooms with interior doors to create adjoining staterooms.


The Carnival Glory specializes in four, five and six-day cruises. Passage starts at $289 per person for an interior stateroom on a four-day cruise to Canada. A six-day cruise to Bermuda costs $874 per person for an inside stateroom and $1,799 for a suite.


One recommended Carnival Glory excursion is the Jolly Roger Snorkel Tour and Gumbalimba Park on Roatan Island. The tour included a trip to Gumbalimba Park, where the passenger's whole family held monkeys and macaws. Then everyone took a catamaran into the bay and snorkeled for another 30 minutes before dining and returning to the ship. Everyone in the family found something special in the trip.

Dining Experience

The main dining rooms of the Carnival Glory feature Japanese styling. The Golden and Platinum dining rooms offer either assigned seating or the "Your Choice Dining" program that allows passengers to reserve a seat at the time of their choice. The Red Sail restaurant serves casual fare on the Lido deck. The Emerald Room serves a fine-dining experience, but requires a reservation and an additional charge.

Maiden Voyage

The Carnival made its maiden voyage on July 14, 2003. It was the second ship built in the Conquest class.

In The News

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