The Carnival Glory will enter dry dock in spring 2024, and the fleet has canceled months-long cruises.
In a letter to impacted guests, the line read “In our ongoing efforts to improve our product, the Carnival Glory is now scheduled for dry dock and we regret to inform you that your reservation has been canceled.”
Carnival Cruise Line brand ambassador John Heald confirmed today that a number of sailings must be canceled for Carnival Glory in spring 2024, as the ship will be entering dry dock for maintenance. The impacted sailings include all departures from March 24, 2024, through and including the April 28, 2024 sailing.
Those whose voyage is canceled due to dry dock will have the option to rebook another voyage, with a protected cruise rate on a comparable sailing in a similar cabin. They will also receive a $50 credit (up to $100 per stateroom) for that trip.
Guests who do not wish to postpone their cruise will automatically receive a full refund of the cost of their cruise ticket and any pre-purchased packages after February 15, 2023. This also applies to Early Saver bookings. Refunds can take up to three weeks to process.
The letter concluded: “We sincerely apologize for this change and thank you for your understanding.” We look forward to having you sail with us.”
Carnival Glory’s last major renovation was a 2022 wet dock (the ship was not taken out of the water) where the ship underwent cosmetic improvements including renaming the cafe to the JavaBlue Cafe, adding a Carnival Adventures Store, and expanding the casino.
The next drydock will be a full drydock at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas, and will take place from March 24, 2024, to May 1, 2024.
Currently, the Carnival Glory is sailing from New Orleans until early next year. Following her dry dock next spring, the ship will relocate to Port Canaveral to offer three- and four-night Bahamas cruises.