I am going to provide a detailed breakdown of the experience in the days that come.
In the past I have not sailed on Carnival for a variety of reasons.
Now that I am back from my trip I would consider going on their ships in the future depending on the situation. For example: unique itinerary, neat ship, etc.
I know this is shocking to some people who know me very well, but I am glad I had the opportunity to experience a full-length cruise on Carnival so that I can truly qualify each client for the right cruise.
Everyone was incredibly friendly and helpful. We were always greeted. Everyone always helped us when we needed it. Which happened to be a lot when there was a 9 month old in tow!
We've been sailing the high seas for over 100 days between all of our cruises. Never have we been blessed with such pleasant fellow cruisers. Everyone was friendly, people held elevators for us, people picked up things that my son managed to chuck across a room. I could go on about all the different incidents where people went above and beyond to be nice! We often, in the past, have encountered people who were only worried about themselves.
Our cruise was the first sailing on the Glory in which they were testing out a new dining concept American Table and American Feast. I will provide more feedback on this in my specific dining review. I was underwhelmed with the options on the menu. The buffet was less than impressive. Some of the Lido options by the pool were great! We did have a phenomenal wait staff team. They were very accommodating and friendly!
We had a balcony on this cruise, which we normally don't do. We are inside cabin people because we'd rather cruise more often. It came in very handy with the little guy. It was very specious and always clean. I swear our cabin steward would go in there the second we stepped out because we would come back soon after and it was already clean and mode over!
Tune back in as I write up detailed posts with pictures of our experience!