2016 Western Caribbean Cruise – Carnival Glory
Day Zero – Friday, October 7, 2016 – Travel
Kay and I had an incredible time on our 7 night Western Caribbean Cruise out of Miami. Our ports included Miami Florida, Grand Cayman, Mahogany Bay Isla Roatan, Belize Belize, and Cozumel Mexico. Getting to Miami from Norfolk was challenging due to Hurricane Matthew that was moving up the coast on our way down to Miami from Norfolk Virginia. It changed our 16-hour drive into a 21-hour drive due to the high winds, rain, and I-95 closures. Despite the challenging weather, we were determined to make it to our ship the Carnival Glory. Being that this was our second cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines we were familiar with what to expect. Everything fell into place as planned and we were able to board the ship quickly with no issues.
Day One – Saturday, October 8, 2016 – Departure
Once on board we made our way to the Lido deck and grabbed our first lunch of many on the Carnival Glory. Later after the cruise safety briefing, we went to our scheduled couples massage at the Ship’s Spa. Then we went back to our room to relax and take a short nap before exploring the ship and going to dinner. The ship had a few new restaurants like Guy’s Burgers and the Blue Iguana Burrito Bar. The first evening we shared a table with two other couples in the Platinum Dining Room. I enjoyed the grilled salmon while Kay enjoyed a nice pork chop with fried apples and mashed potatoes. For dessert, Kay and I both enjoyed our Carnival Molten Cake with a cup of coffee. After dinner, we decided to call it an early night and returned to our room to find the covers pulled down and our first of many towel animals. We finished unpacking before retiring for the evening after a long day of boarding and exploring our home for the next 7 days.
Day Two -Sunday, October 9, 2016 – Fun Day at Sea
Kay and I started off the morning by grabbing some breakfast in the dining room. I had the steak and eggs which were quite good. After breakfast, we attended some of the planned events for the day and spent some time on deck checking out the scenery. We could not believe how blue the water was and how close we were to Cuba which you can see in the background in several pictures. We grabbed lunch on the Lido deck and looked out over the blue waters. After lunch, we were able to take a nice nap (the only nap the entire trip). After our nap, we proceeded to take a stroll around the ship and photo gallery to locate our embarkation photo. Unfortunately, the photo was not that great and we were forced to drop it into the shred box. We received our private table for two confirmation earlier during the day as requested. So off to dinner we went and were promptly shown to our table and new waiters, Arnold from the Philippines, Jimmy from Haiti, and Florina from Romania.