Friday, December 7, 2012

Carnival Glory : Fun Day at Sea 2 & 3

It started pouring when we got back to the port to do some shopping so we hurried through that and waited in line to re board, in the freezing cold rain. We went back to our rooms to shower and get ready for dinner.  When we were in the dining room this evening, the ship suddenly moved pretty hard and a lot of dishes went tumbling. I believe the ship was turning but it was a shocker!

We were scheduled to visit Port Canaveral on Friday. They ended up announcing that our stop in PC was cancelled and we would remain at sea for the rest of our trip. Although I wasnt thrilled about a stop in PC, anything would have been better than being on a rocking rolling boat for 3 days in a row.

We were bound to make the best of the vaca so we spent our days at sea sleeping in, eating tons of good food and hanging out in the hot tubs. There were a lot of scheduled events that were cancelled due to the Lido being shut down.  It was open to walk across but the wind and wet floor made it quite dangerous. I slipped right onto my tush one night so for the most part we just went down a floor and up in the middle to the buffet. 

They offered some inside activities but mostly kept them in the tiny promenade area of the casino where there is little room. The casino was a good time, although I do not like to spend much so $10 and I am done.

Most of our time at night is spent in the disco. We usually just people watch but this time we did get up and dance and had a ball! The boat was rocking and rolling so people were going everywhere at some points. I will say that they could do a better job of the music selection. It seemed to be more of music from 10 or so years ago opposed to current. They also could make it more dance music. Some of the stuff you just can not dance to. It should be a clue when everyone walks off the dance floor but it happened every night.

They had two comedians on board this trip, the one we saw was Jorge Solano. We chose the adults show and it was very funny. He works with George Lopez and has been doing comedy for 20+ years.

Something else we had never done before this trip was the mini martini tasting. It is $18 for you to choose 4 out of 8 martinis. They come in 2 oz glasses each so it was a pretty good amount of alcohol.  The martini bar always seemed to have a lot of people there and the bartender was great. 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hey guys! Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Sorry, the holidays have been slowing me down but I will be getting on this week to finish up our trip on the Carnival Glory! Please feel free to leave comments with any questions you have about the ship, the Bahamas, or the Atlantis or anything else I have touched base on previously!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Carnival Glory: ATLANTIS Overview

The property is absolutely beautiful and we would love to go back. I would love for it to be easier to find things but all the staff members that we asked for directions were very friendly and helpful. The check in process was really simple but I am not a fan of their $150/day hold for 31 days. I think that is a bit much but they are currently bank owned so maybe they are who put that in place.  I read a lot about the lack of care the animals/ tanks/ exhibits received and we saw no evidence of that. I will say that the beach was pretty dirty, we saw a lot of cups (clean up your trash people!)

Carnival Glory: ATLANTIS "The Digs" CONT'D 3

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Carnival Glory: ATLANTIS "The Digs"

One of the things we wanted to make sure we got to see was "The Digs" which is the large aquarium area Atlantis has. Let me just say that although we saw a lot, we also missed a lot. You most definitely need to do an actual stay at the resort to do everything.

Again, no lines or looking over people at the aquarium due to the Hurricane. The area was beautiful and well kept just like the rest of the property. The fish, rays, etc also were in awesome shape as were the tanks and exhibits.

You are able to get guided tours of the digs but we opted to just walk it ourselves. They dont have any type of signs showing you what exactly you are looking at. There is a two sided poster that shows a couple different types that you can carry around with you but we did not see it until afterwards.

The area is also "decorated" with Atlantis type decor, murals, etc which was all very nice. We walked past one of the tours where the woman was saying the one aquarium was maybe "am arcade or something that the kids of Atlantis played in on Saturday mornings." I thought this was a little much.

We spent at least an hour looking at all of the exhibits and animals which they had a good variety of. They have a couple of very large manta rays that were amazing to watch as they glided around the tanks. It is crazy how big they are!! I also enjoyed the jellyfish, there were two different tanks of them, each a different type. I do wish their sea horse & clown fish display was larger.