Our second day on the Carnival Glory was a fun day at sea with no port of call. Our plan was to enjoy the Lido Deck, send my kids to the kids’ club, and enjoy the spa.
My husband ordered room service via door hang tag, and scheduled it to arrive at 5:30am – his usual wake up time. So it’s probably not surprising to hear that we all woke up to a knock on the door. Once my son learned that he could order breakfast simply by checking off a form, he ordered breakfast for us the remaining mornings, surprising us with things like hot chocolate, orange juice, and smoked salmon. In addition to room service (which only offers continental breakfast), you can get breakfast in the Red Sail Restaurant (buffet) and at the Platinum Dining Room (table service).
I headed to the Spa for a 9am manicure. The spa is tucked away on the 11th deck, and I was able to face the windows out as I got my nails polished. Such a perfect view! While I was at the spa, my husband and kids decided to play mini golf. Because of its location on the top deck, they did find it to be a bit windy but still enjoyed it. After my spa visit, we brought the kids to Camp Carnival for a few hours so we could sit out in the sun and read.
Camp Carnival is drop in, with no advance booking required. At the orientation on the first day, we received a list of activities, so we knew exactly when the kids would like to go. When I picked them up, they wanted to stay, as they were in the middle of playing bingo. But, they were hungry, so they were happy to join us for lunch.
Just like breakfast, guests on the Carnival Glory have lots of choices for lunch. You can eat at the Red Sail Restaurant, order room service, or dine in the Platinum Dining Room. We chose to sit in the Platinum Dining Room, and were treated to a quick, three-course lunch. After lunch, we brought the kids back to Camp Carnival, where they were taught one of the dances from that evening’s show by one of the performers. Upon picking the kids up, they begged to see the 8:30pm show.
That evening was formal night, so we got dressed up – my daughter and I in a dress, my husband in a dress shirt and sports jacket, and my son in a polo shirt (a huge stretch for him). Dress at the restaurant did vary from suits to polos for men and dressy slacks to dresses for women. Our servers, the same from the evening before, already knew our name and had our half-finished bottle of wine from the prior evening waiting for us. Halfway through dinner, our servers treated us to a singing performance, starring our very own server Tony (we would later discover that Tony is the go-to guy for dinner entertainment!).
After dinner, we headed to the show. It was rated PG, due to costuming, which had me a tiny bit concerned, but the kids really wanted to see it. Honestly, it wasn’t bad – just a few thongs on dancers early in the show, but it seemed unnecessary. Perhaps a bigger outfit or a little skirt would be better for the early performance? The kids loved the show though, and it ran just the right amount of time – about 45 minutes. Even my husband and I, who are somewhat jaded when it comes to entertainment, were very impressed by the quality of the performers.
After that, we all went to bed, eager for our next morning – our Saint John adventure!
Disclosure: Our Carnival Glory trip, including excursions, was complimentary for purposes of review. All opinions are my own.
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