Cruise Ships

Carnival Glory

Back from a makeover ... in all her Glory

The 2,974-passenger Carnival Glory's multi-million-dollar renovation in February 2010 added a host of new facilities and features.

These included a Serenity adults-only retreat, a 270sq-ft Seaside Theatre poolside LED screen, and a Circle ‘C’ facility for 12 to 14-year-olds.

Eighteen new balconies were also incorporated onto existing ocean view staterooms and a new Mongolian wok venue was added to the casual poolside restaurant. Bow-to-stern Wi-Fi access was added, as well.

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Says Carnival president Gerry Cahill: “We are constantly looking for ways to improve and expand our product to deliver fun and memorable vacations to our guests while at the same time offering exceptional value. The new Seaside Theatre, adults-only area and Circle ‘C’ facility, which are all available to our guests on a complimentary basis, serve to enhance an already terrific, value-packed vacation choice.”

Seaside Theatre

Located poolside on Lido Deck is Carnival Glory’s Seaside Theatre - a massive 270sq-ft LED screen displaying movies, concerts, sporting events, and other programming, including the popular “Morning Show” hosted by the ship’s cruise director. Utilizing the same technology featured in large stadiums and New York’s Times Square, the state-of-the-art entertainment system includes a 70,000-watt sound system, providing concert quality sound, even outdoors.

New Balcony Accommodations

During dry dock, 18 new balconies were added to existing Spa Deck accommodations, creating spacious 220-square-foot verandah staterooms. They are conveniently located next to the ship’s 14,500-square-foot Spa Carnival facility offering sophisticated exercise equipment, expansive workout facilities and a variety of soothing European-style treatments. With the addition of these newly reconfigured staterooms, nearly 40 per cent of the Carnival Glory’s 1,487 cabins now feature private balconies.

New Adults-Only Retreat

Another popular feature added during the dry dock was Serenity, a two-level adults-only retreat located forward on Sun Deck and Sky Deck. Designed as an oceangoing oasis for relaxation, with decorative latticework and teak-style decking, this area features different styles of seating, including shaded sun loungers and hammocks, a full bar, and two oversized whirlpools.

Circle ‘C’ Facility for 12 to 14-Year-Olds

A new Circle ‘C’ facility catering to 12- to 14-year-olds has been added as part of the line’s unique offerings for kids. The center features a high-tech sound and lighting system, plasma-screen TVs displaying movies and music videos, a touch-screen jukebox, and gaming pods with the latest video games and consoles.

Dining Enhancements

A new Mongolian wok option was added to the Carnival Glory’s Red Sail casual restaurant located poolside on Lido Deck. Additionally, the Golden dining room, located forward, was reconfigured for Your Time Dining providing guests the option of open seating between 5:45 pm and 9:30 pm nightly.
A wide range of dining venues – from twin full-service dining rooms and a two-level casual poolside eatery featuring a 24-hour pizzeria to a sushi bar and a classic American steakhouse – are available as well. 

Vital statistics

Operated by Carnival Cruise Lines
Built by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali
Entered service: July 2003
Registered: Panama
Gross tonnage: 110,000 tons
Cost: $500 million
Passengers: 2,974
Decks: 13
Lifts: 18
Crew: 1160, international
Officers: Italian
Cabins: 1,487 including

Length: 952 ft
Width: 116ft
Draught: 27ft
Engines: Diesel-electric

Facilities

Two dining rooms, casino, 22 bars and lounges, three swimming pools, one with magrodome, spa, health club and beauty salon, internet cafe, sewlf-service laundrette.

Carnival Cruises - 0845 351 0556, http://www.carnivalcruise.co.uk

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