Carnival Glory has something of a reputation on the high seas. An extraordinary beast of a ship, she measures in at 952 feet long, with 1,150 onboard crew catering for 2,980 passengers. Designed with fun in mind, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied during the day, as well as a bustling nightlife that we have all come to recognise as a staple from Carnival.
But where to start? How about the lively 'let's go for it' atmosphere shared by both passengers and crew? Or the head-spinning array of activities that range from bingo to karaoke to hairy chest competitions? Or the off-beat, out of the way spots that allow you to escape from the crowds, such as the Ivory Club? It's all conducive to a good holiday, that's for sure.
The dining scene aboard the Carnival Glory includes upscale reservation-only restaurants and low-budget catering-for-all family canteens.
Offerings from the main dining room are pretty solid in terms of quality - breakfast and lunch are open seating but expect to turn up at a specific time for dinner.
The Taste Bar is a recent addition, which offers a nightly rotating menu of light bites that range from roast chicken to inventively prepared vegetables. Two nights eating out here are never the same, so if you enjoyed it the first time, it's worth a repeat visit.
Casual attire is the norm during the day, while smart casual takes precedence during the evening. However, while the cruise line has a reputation for a relaxed dress code, there are generally two nights per cruise when elegant cruise wear is encouraged. So be sure to pack accordingly.
Dress slacks, dress shirts and sport coats for the men, cocktail dresses, elegant skirts and blouses for the women.