Carnival Victory in Bridgetown, Barbados on December 30, 2009. Photo: Dex Sularte
|Owner/Operator:||Carnival Cruise Lines|
|Builder:||Fincantieri, Monfalcone, Italy|
|Length:||272.2 m (893.0 ft)|
|Beam:||35.5 m (116.0 ft)|
|Service speed:||25.5 knots|
|Sister Ships:||Carnival Destiny, Carnival Triumph|
Source: Ship Parade
Carnival Glory is a quite stunning ship, built to impress at every turn, has the most balanced profile of all the ships in the Caribbean Cruise Lines fleet. The ship’s décor is actually quite tasteful – the theme being a tribute to the oceans of the world. Seahorses, corals and shells are prominent throughout the design. The layout is logical, so finding your way around is a fairly simple matter.
The ship has three decks full of lounges, 10 bars and lots of rooms to play. The ship has doublewide indoor promenade, nine-deck-high, with statues of Neptune at either end and a glass-domed rotunda atrium lobby. The ship’s casino, South China Sea Club is a large casino with 320 slot machines.
Children are provided with good facilities, including their own two-level Children’s Club (including an outdoor pool), and are well care for with “Camp Carnival”, the line’s extensive children program.
The cabins have soft color schemes and more soft furnishings in more attractive fabrics than other ships in the fleet. Interactive “Fun Vision” technology lets you choose movies on demand (and for a fee). The bathrooms, which have-good sized showers, feature good storage space in the toiletries cabinets. A gift basket is provided in all grades; it includes shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, breath mints, candy and pain relief tablets.
The ship has two non-smoking main dining rooms. The Atlantic dining room at the forward has 706 seats and the Pacific which is located aft has 1,090 seats. The Mediterranean Restaurant, the ship‘s informal international self-serve buffet-style eatery, has seating on two levels. Included in this eatery are the East River Deli (a New York-style deli), the Yangtse Wok (for Chinese cuisine) and a 24-hour pizzeria. During night time, the Mediterranean Restaurant is turned into the “Seaview Bistro” and provides a casual (dress down) alternative to eating in the main dining rooms, serving pasta, steaks, salads and desserts.
There is also the Mississippi Barbecue (for fast grilled food such as chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs) and a salad bar. In addition, there is a self-service ice cream and frozen yogurt station (at no extra charge).
Caribbean Showlounge is a stunning three level non-smoking entertainment area. It has a revolving stage, hydraulic orchestra pit, superb sound and seating on three levels. There is a proscenium over the stage that acts as scenery loft.
SpaCarnival is located directly above the navigation bridge. Facilities on the lower level include a solarium, eight treatment rooms, lecture rooms, sauna and steam rooms for men and women and a beauty parlor. The upper level consists of a large gymnasium and an aerobics room with instructor-led classes.
Extracted from the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2010 http://www.berlitzpublishing.com/
Israel born Ted Arison fou8nded Carnival Cruise Lines, now the world's largest and most successful single cruise line, in 1972 with one ship, Mardi Gras (formerly empress of Canada). Carnival wanted to be different, youthful and fun and so the company developed the "Fun Ship" concept. It worked appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise Ships 2010