Carnival Glory Review

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Cruise Ship Overview

The second Conquest-class ship, Carnival Glory entered service in 2003 and captured passengers’ imagination with its use of color in interior spaces—her theme song could be "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." In a 2012 refurbishment, the ship received Carnival’s "Fun Ship 2.0" upgrades with new casual dining options and bars. A variety of port cities are home to Carnival Glory on a seasonal basis, including Boston, Miami, New York City, and Norfolk, as she visits ports in Canada and New England, the Bahamas and Caribbean, and sails an occasional cruise to nowhere.

Taking Fun Ships to new lengths and widths, Conquest-class ships are among the largest in the Carnival fleet. They're basically larger and more feature-filled versions of earlier Destiny-class vessels. More space translates into additional decks, an upscale steak house, and even more bars and lounges; however, well-proportioned public areas belie the ships' massive size. You'll hardly notice that there's slightly less space per passenger after you take a thrilling trip down the spiral waterslide.

Public rooms flow forward and aft from stunning central atriums. Just off each ship's main boulevard is an array of specialty bars, dance lounges, discos, piano bars, and show lounges, plus seating areas along the indoor promenades. The promenade can get crowded between dinner seatings and show-lounge performances, but with so many different places to spend time, you're sure to find one with plenty of room and an atmosphere to suit your taste.

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