Caribbean Playground: One Week at Sea on the Carnival Glory.

By Posted in - Caribbean & Islands & cruise & Travel Blog on May 12th, 2016

Last season’s holidays were a blur, with plenty of 15-hour days spent sewing and shipping travel scarves to areas near and far. So in January we took our third Carnival cruise.

The cruise provided a nice refresher and reprieve from the New England winter. Our itinerary on the Carnival Glory was mix of new and familiar locales; but we ultimately chose it because it visited Roatan, Honduras, which had been on our radar for many years.

I’m happy to say Roatan was worth the wait. While we did hit some unexpectedly bad weather on our cruise, we had a blast visiting the different countries—Belize, Mexico, Honduras, and Grand Cayman—and enjoyed the many amenities the ship had to offer on sea days. The Carnival Glory is little smaller than the Carnival Dream, the last ship we experienced. However, we found the Blue Iguana Cantina and the Alchemy Bar (think: handcrafted cocktails) to be nice additions to the onboard smorgasbord of food, bars, and entertainment.

Related: 6 Things We Love About Sea Days 

Remember that New England winter I mentioned earlier? Well in fact, our winter was actually pretty mild. However, our spring has been a beast. I need sunshine and warmth, and I need them now! But at least I can bask in Beth’s photos from our cruise—I swear they’re better than a dose of Vitamin D.

So if you find yourself patiently waiting for warmer days too, then I’ve got your cure. These are our favorite images from our 2016 Carnival cruise—I hope they warm you to the core too.

Tourists walking in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Caye Caulker, Belize


The captain and the kid.

The captain and the kid.


Carnival Glory docked in Cozumel, Mexico.

Carnival Glory docked in Cozumel, Mexico.


Puerta Maya sign in Cozumel, Mexico.

Cozumel, Mexico


West End Beach in Roatan, Honduras.

West End Beach on Roatan, Honduras.


A giant margarita at Wet Wendy's in Cozumel, Mexico.

Wet Wendy’s in downtown Cozumel, Mexico.


The outdoor basketball court on the Carnival Glory.

Kids playing basketball on the Carnival Glory.


Palm Leaves on Caye Caulker, Belize.

Palm leaves, Caye Caulker, Belize.


Bethany Salvon on the Carnival Glory in 2016.


Black bean tacos from the BlueIguana Cantina on the Carnival Glory.

BlueIguana Cantina on the Carnival Glory.


Sailboats in Caye Caulker, Belize.

Caye Caluker, Belize


Flowers and bars in the port village in Cozumel, Mexico.

The port village in Cozumel, Mexico.


A couple getting a pedicure on the Carnival Glory.

Our first couple’s pedicure on the Carnival Glory.


If you could go to any Caribbean Island right now, which one would you choose? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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  • Stephen Schreck -

    May 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Never done a cruise. But it seems like the perfect fit for the Caribbean Islands

  • Paul -

    July 24, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    Interesting photo-work there.
    If i could go to the Caribbean i would go to Cuba right now, because i think Cuba is set to change greatly in the upcoming years.

  • Maria Han -

    July 26, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    We never tried a cruise tour but we are going in September. And I think we will choose Tobago to visit. 🙂

  • Frank -

    August 28, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Roatan looks lovely … can’t wait to visit it next time I’m in Central America!

  • theTraveller Alex -

    October 20, 2016 at 4:35 am

    I have not been on a cruise before. Your report and photos, however, are encouraging.