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Carnival Glory

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As Carnival Corporation’s flagship brand, Carnival Cruise Lines, founded in 1972, sets the pace as the world’s largest, most popular cruise line (based on carrying about 2.5 million passengers annually). Carnival offers affordable cruise vacations with Fun Ship appeal. Today’s Carnival, a far cry from modest beginnings, defines contemporary cruising with expanded options in dining, children’s programming, spa pampering and shipboard weddings. Carnival’s fleet, composed of six vessel classes, has grown to 20, with more Fun Ships forthcoming, including five on order.

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As the second Conquest-class ship, Carnival Glory introduces another spectrum of fun, ranking as the largest floating resort ever sailing from Port Canaveral, a quick hop from Orlando. Carnival Glory features conveniences that Carnival guests have most requested, including a comprehensive golf program with professional instruction both aboard ship and during golf excursions. Eastern/Western Caribbean 7-night itineraries sail on Saturdays round-trip from Port Canaveral. Eastern Caribbean ports of call are Nassau, St. Thomas, and St. Maarten, plus three days at sea. Western Caribbean ports of call are Key West, Belize, Cozumel and Progreso/Yucatan, plus two day at sea.

Fast Facts

Year entering service: 2003
Registry: Panama
Tonnage (GRT): 110,000
Cruising Speed: 21 knots
Capacity: 2,974
Decks: 13
Crew: 1,160
Officer Nationality: International
Cruise / Hotel Staff Nationality: International
Destinations: Eastern/Western Caribbean

About Gratuities
Gratuities are automatically added to Sail & Sign accounts at the end of the cruise, or can be pre-arranged and paid prior. The total is $9.75 per guest, per day ($5.50 for dining team service, 75 cents for bistro service, and $3.50 for cabin services.) Guests can adjust upward or downward at the information desk.

Disabled Access
Carnival Glory has some two dozen wheelchair-accessible cabins in various categories.

Ship Features

Carnival Glory brims with family-friendly amenities, including an expansive play area with a teen club, ideal for a ship based year-round at Port Canaveral, where proximity to Central Florida attractions draws a higher concentration of families. Carnival Glory follows sister Carnival Conquest, the first of four "Destiny class" ships. Carnival Valor and Carnival Liberty enter service in fall 2004 and 2005. Carnival Glory houses 22 themed bars and lounges including the White Heat Dance Club and On The Green, a golf-oriented sports bar, along with a 15,000-square-foot health club, Internet cafe, and four swimming pools. Restaurants include an upscale "steakhouse-style" supper club. Colors are Carnival Glory’s central design theme, with public rooms celebrating different shades of the rainbow. The Colors Lobby, highlighted by a giant digital slow-moving kaleidoscope projected on huge screens, hovers over the bar. Old Glory, the main atrium, features paintings of U.S. flags. Carnival Glory's Platinum and Golden Dining Rooms are designed after the famed Silver Temple and Golden Temple in Kyoto, Japan. Amber Palace, a 1,400-seat theater is inspired by Russia's famed Amber Room, a gift by Frederick the First of Prussia to Peter the Great in 1715.

Of 1,487 cabins, 60 percent have ocean views, and 60 percent of those have private balconies. Staterooms range from Penthouse Suites to Inside Cabins. Especially popular are the 18 Family Staterooms with floor to ceiling glass walls (but no balcony) on Deck 11 below Children's World.

Stateroom amenities
In-cabin amenities baskets, available on all Carnival ships, offer brand-name products for men and women and typically include disposable razors, shampoo packets, mints, toothpaste and soap. Additionally, plush terrycloth bathrobes and hairdryers are available for guest use in all ocean-view accommodations. Interactive television includes pay per view movies and a different complimentary movie each day, plus access to Sail & Sign accounts for tracking expenses. Mini-bars filled with soda, drinks and snacks for purchase. Self-serve, pay laundries have irons and boards.

Kid & Teen Stuff
With family cruising a hot commodity – a record 350,000 kids sailed on “Fun Ships” in 2003 – Carnival continues expansion of its top-rated Camp Carnival children’s program. Enhancements include high-tech play areas with computer labs and indoor climbing mazes, plus updated turn-down service providing kids with fresh-baked cookies. A children’s dining program provides kids with supervised meals while parents enjoy a night to themselves. Carnival Glory’s Camp Carnival program includes UnderThe Rainbow, a 4,200-square-foot children’s play area, and teens have their own hangout at Ultraviolet’s, the ship's teen club and video arcade.

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Life Aboard

Carnival Glory has a rainbow of culinary choice anchored by traditional, multi-course meals in the two-tiered Golden and Platinum main dining rooms remain a staple. Yet setting Carnival Glory apart are alternatives, with its Red Sail Restaurant housing a 24-hour pizzeria serving seven different pies and calzone, a New York-style deli with corned beef, pastrami and turkey sandwiches, a rotisserie, a specialty seafood venue, Asian and American stations, the Sushi Salmon sushi bar, extensive salad and dessert bars, complimentary 24-hour ice cream and stateroom service, and, of course, full breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. There’s also the Emerald Room, a 108-seat reservations only supper club, with a $25 per person reservation fee, offering the finest U.S.D.A prime steaks, and seafood including signature crab claws from Joe’s Stone Crab Restaurant.

Sports / Health / Fitness
Carnival Glory has four swimming pools – one with a 214-foot-long water slide and another covered by a retractable dome – a 13,300-square-foot health spa, and a jogging track plus a comprehensive golf program with professional instruction both aboard ship and during golf excursions. Spa Carnival, the health club is staffed with fitness experts, and offers a full line-up of facials, scrubs, loofah treatments, massage and more for men and women.

Rock Down Broadway (with hits from Hair, Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, Rent and more), and Livin’ in America, (featuring jazz, blues, rock, swing and plenty in between), are two fast-paced Vegas-style revues in Carnival Glory’s Amber Palace, the main showroom, featuring a striking décor with mosaics of amber, rococo moldings, and paintings of famed Russian czars and czarinas. A massive crystal chandelier, 12 feet in diameter, adds to the ambiance. For quiet moments, there’s the Black & White library.

The Camel Club provides pulse-quickening action at slot machines and gaming tables.

Among 22 themed bars and lounges is the Burgundy Bar, where connoiseurs enjoy fine wines, ports and liqueurs, Cinn-A-Bar, with piano and sing-along, and Bar Blue with calypso, reggae and other cool island sounds. Ebony Cabaret is for late night, adults-only laughs. Specialty coffees and teas are at the Creams Café.


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