Carnival Glory Pool, Water Slide and Sunbathing
The Carnival Glory has 3 pools plus a small "kiddy" pool for wading that is part of the Camp Carnival program. The pools have saltwater and there are fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the maximum pool depth is 3' 8" -- enough to take a dunk and cool off, but, not really deep enough, or large enough, to swim in. Given this, the area around the pool is best suited for sunbathing on 2 tiered decks.
The main pool is "The Turquoise Lido Pool" and is located in the middle of the ship on Deck 9. The main pool features two oversized whirlpool spas. At the opposite end of the Turquoise Lido Pool is a stage which, during most hours of the day, there is some activity going on -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the Sun Pool hours are from 8 AM to 10 PM.
Located behind the Red Sail Restaurant on the Lido Deck (Deck 9) is "The Azure Lido Pool". The Azure Lido Pool is enclosed under a retractable roof and features two oversized whirlpool spas. The Azure Lido Pool area is designated as "adults only", however, there are mixed reviews on Carnival's enforcement of the policy. This pool + two more whirlpools -- might be adults only. Carnival has yet to introduce their adults-only Serenity product onboard the Carnival Glory, however we suspect the enforcement of the "no kids" policy will certainly improve whenever that happens. Given the adults-only policy for the Azure Lido Pool, and, that there is no live music in the Azure Lido Pool area, this is your better bet for a quieter pool area. Typically, the Azure Lido Pool opens at 8 AM and closes at midnight.
On Deck 10 (Panorama Deck) is "The Stress Less Pool" which features one oversized whirlpool spa. The pool is located overlooking the Turquoise Lido Pool and right next to the run-out for the water slide. Operating hours typically are from 8 AM to 8 PM.
Carnival's Twister water slide is 214' long and the entry to the slide is located on Deck 14 (Sun Deck). The slide is 3-stories high and empties out into its own separate pool. The water slide typically operates from 10 AM to 5 PM and there is a 42" minimum height requirement.
There is a children's wading pool in the Camp Carnival area of the Carnival Glory located on Deck 12 (Sun Deck).
Carnival Glory added a Serenity Adults-only retreat during its 2010 refurbishment. It is located in the forward part of the ship and is on decks 12 and 14 (remember, no deck 13's on cruise ships -- they are a superstitious bunch!). Hammocks, padded recliners, a full service bar and two whirlpools are featured in Carnival Glory's Serenity area. There is no live music and no children allowed -- Carnival is serious about trying to keep the Serenity area a place of "peace and tranquility".
Carnival Glory Pool, Water Slide & Sunbathing Tips:
Towels are available to sign-out in the pool area. If you don't return it, you will notice a $22 charge per towel to your account.
The official policy for Carnival regarding babies and Infants in pools states "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained". It is not clear as to whether the policy is strictly enforced.
While Carnival does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to stake their territory of preferred lounge chairs for the day.
The Port side of the Lido deck near the pool does permit smoking. The rest of the deck is non-smoking. If you are unsure about the designated smoking area, just ask a Carnival crew member.