Carnival Glory



Year built: 2003

Speed: 23 kn

Passengers: 2,974

Crew: 1,150

110k tons

14 decks


The Carnival Glory currently sails 7 night cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Miami, Florida. On March 2, 2019, Glory will begin sailing 4 to 7 night cruises from New Orleans, Louisiana, to the Western and Eastern Caribbean.


On May 15, 2011, the ship was being moored in Port of Miami, with 9 of all 20 mooring lines already pier-connected. Suddenly, the ship was hit by a gust of wind exceeding 50 mph . All bow thrusters were used for maneuvering back into pier. Due to misalignment between vessel and pier, its gangway contacted and seriously damaged one of the lifeboats . The boat was taken out of service, which was the reason for Miami port authorities to reduce the ship’s passenger capacity to 4420 from 4760. The gangway sustained only minor damages. The repaired lifeboat was loaded on the ship after the cruise itinerary was finished and the vessel returned to Miami.

On June 14, 2005, the shipowner Carnival Corporation was fined $65,000 because the company didn’t provide the USCG with the name list, passengers and crew, and the ship’s ports of call list. Because of this incident, two Carnival ships, Carnival Glory and Carnival Victory, were also not allowed to dock in the call ports Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. The operator Carnival Cruise Lines blamed the issue on a “computer glitch”.

On August 11, 2005, a 30-year-old crew was found dead in his cabin. The man worked on the ship as musician. He was presumed dead by natural causes.

On February 1, 2008, the ship was en-route from Port Canaveral, to Nassau on a Western Caribbean itinerary to the Bahamas, Belize, and Cozumel Mexico. A 46-year-old crew member was reported missing after failing to show up for work. It was presumed that he fell overboard and was dead. The USCG was notified, but they didn’t find the body.

On September 24, 2008, a 52-year-old female passenger died from drowning in Belize. The incident occurred during a sponsored excursion by Carnival. The excursion was attended by over 300 other passengers. According to her husband, toward the tour’s end, strong currents pushed them toward the cave walls and sucked them beneath the water. All future tour sales were suspended and an investigation was launched.

On August 5, 2012, a female passenger died ashore while the ship was in Rhode Island waters. After suffering a medical emergency, the woman was medevaced via USCG helicopter and transported to a local hospital where her condition worsened.

On March 8, 2015, during the night, a 21-year-old male passenger jumped overboard from his cabin’s balcony into the water. The accident was caught on a CCTV camera, and occurred when the ship was in Bahamian waters, 6 miles south of the Abaco Island. The USCG search and rescue operations lasted 3 days, covering an area of over 4,700 miles. The body was never found.

On August 19, 2015, a 65-year-old female passenger fell overboard in Honduran waters. The body was found on the same day by a Honduran Navy vessel. The ship was on a 7-day Miami roundtrip cruise to Western Caribbean, and en-route from Roatan, to Grand Cayman.

On February 1, 2016, a male passenger died on a sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines scuba diving excursion in St Kitts. It was unofficially reported that the called an ambulance that arrived at the beach some 20 minutes late, and was not equipped with a defibrillator. The accident occurred on a 10 day cruise from Miami to San Juan, Puerto Rico.

On March 16, 2007, a 35-year-old male passenger was miraculously rescued 8 hours after he fell overboard 30 miles east of Ft Lauderdale, Florida. The ship was en-route to Nassau Bahamas, when the intoxicated man jumped through a window, falling 60 feet into the water.

On August 3, 2007, a 16-year-old male passenger sustained a serous head injury after diving headfirst into a swimming pool on the ship. The boy was medevaced, forcing the vessel to return to home port of Port Canaveral, Florida, 6 hours after departure.

On October 14, 2009, 11 passengers on a Nassau city tour by taxi were robbed at gunpoint by 2 masked men. The incident happened at 11:00 AM at the Queen’s Staircase.

On September 1, 2010, a 26-year-old male crew was arrested in Halifax for smuggling child pornography into Canada. He was working on the ship as assistant cabin steward and had the photos on his laptop computer.

Carnival ShipsPJ Morrissey