Start your Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans cruise holiday in one of Chicago’s most iconic buildings. Lovingly restored to its former glory and equipped with stylish, modern boutique-style rooms, the Inn of Chicago Magnificent Mile is perfectly located close to the Magnificent Mile’s upscale shops and boutiques and steps away from popular attractions including Arts Club of Chicago, the Wrigley Building and Chicago Tribune Tower. Other popular landmarks including Millennium Park and Navy Pier are also well within walking distance of the hotel, so you can spend less time getting around Chicago and more time enjoying the attractions themselves.
Back at the hotel, there’s a sophisticated bar area to relax in after a busy day exploring Chicago and a terrace area on the top floor to relax with a cool drink and absorb Chicago’s spectacular skyline; with comfortable chairs to sit in, it’s the ideal spot to watch a pastel-coloured sunset. Additionally, if walking around the city isn’t enough of a workout for you, continue your fitness regime at the state-of-the-art fitness centre.
Offering guests ultimate comfort and relaxation in the chic boutique rooms. Choose from more traditional, homely rooms with oak wood touches and pictures of Chicago dotted around the room; or, choose a contemporary room with stylish, muted colour schemes and more modern furniture. Rooms are available with either a Queen or King size bed or as a twin room, with two double beds, making the hotel an obvious choice for couples and families alike. In-room amenities include free luxurious toiletries, a hairdryer, flat screen TV with cable channels, iPod dock, air conditioning and ironing facilities. Wi-Fi access is also available for a small fee. You can also enjoy room service, an additional bonus, especially after action-packed days enjoying Chicago’s fantastic attractions.
A superb location in the heart of Memphis, modern, comfortable accommodations, and value for money combine to make the Hilton Doubletree Memphis hotel the perfect base for your Memphis stopover. The hotel’s desirable setting places you within walking distance of many of Memphis’s most famous downtown attractions including Beale Street Entertainment District, Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, Sun Studios and the National Civil Rights Museum and of course, you’ll be sure to visit Elvis Presley’s world famous Graceland Mansion that is only moments away!
It is easy to get to Graceland from downtown Memphis with free shuttle buses running between three of the city’s most popular music attractions, the Sun Studios and Heartbreak Hotel, the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum and Graceland itself. When you get to Graceland, take one of the guided tours and immerse yourself in the unforgettable journey of the King – from his humble roots to worldwide superstar and American icon. This Graceland and cruise package is not to be missed!
Of course there’s more to Memphis than just Graceland, Memphis is a city steeped in music’ the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Sun Studio, the Blues hall of fame and the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum will appeal to music lovers of all genres. Spend the day afloat with a Memphis Riverboat Cruise or head downtown to the historic Beale Street area, a lively three-block stretch of Memphis that’s jam packed with exciting street entertainment, shopping, restaurants and lively nightclubs. Pure heaven for music fans of every genre – a melting pot of traditional delta blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and blues and gospel!
The Intercontinental Downtown New Orleans Within 4 blocks of Harrah’s New Orleans casino and the famous French Quarter, this Louisiana hotel has an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi in every room.
Cable TV is available in each room at the InterContinental New Orleans. Tea and coffee-making facilities and a mini bar are also included. Ironing facilities are available. A 24-hour fitness centre is available. A concierge service is also provided at the New Orleans InterContinental for your convenience. The Veranda restaurant serves regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also enjoy pub fare in the English-style Pete’s restaurant or light bites and cocktails at SoifFaim. Many French Quarter attractions, including Bourbon Street and Jackson Square, are less than 1 mile from the hotel. The Riverwalk Marketplace is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
The Carnival Glory’s is a ship that’s packed with a superb range of amenities and attractions geared towards lively family fun. With a variety of bars and lounges, dedicated kids clubs and a superb range of daytime and evening entertainment including stand-up comedy and karaoke, there’s plenty of fun on board for all the family. Excellent service and a solid range of modern cabins and suites to choose from make this ship a popular choice for a lively, fun filled cruising experience.
Actions packed days are filled with poolside entertainment, participative sports and other fun filled activities for all the family. Join your shipmates for a game of basketball, volleyball or mini golf, spend the day at the main pool with its paddling pool area, hot tubs and nearby bars, if you’re feeling adventurous take the plunge on the 214 foot long water twister slide! Find yourself at The Serenity adults-only retreat and be pleasantly surprised with access to your own bar. It’s easy to spend the day here enjoying the swaying hammocks, sea breezes and a good book in complete tranquillity.
At night be brave and choose to sit near the front at The Punchliner Comedy Club where pro performers know how to get more than a little laughter into anyone’s evening. Take in a show at the 1400 seat multi-level theatre with its Vegas style revues, adult interactive games and “Hasbro the game show”. Watch a movie at the Seaside Theatre or strut your stuff at The White Heat Nightclub into the wee small hours! If you fancy a flutter then try your luck at The Camel Club Casino whey you’ll find rows of slots and all your favourite table games including roulette, blackjack, three card brag, Texas Hold’em and many more.
Carnival Glory was built for fun with a superb selection of bars and lounges on board, visit The Piano Bar for a fantastic sing along evening, pop into The Alchemy Bar and create your own cocktail or take in the big game at the Sports Bar on Deck 5. Other lively bars include RedFrog Rum Bar, Colours Lobby Bar and Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.
Carnival Glory offers a superb range of complimentary dining options, the two main dining rooms have a good choice of three course meals in an experience that’s filling but never stuffy. The Lido restaurant has something for everyone choose from Mongolian Wok, Chef’s Choice, Salad Bar, Carnival Deli and much more, the Lido is also the place to go for 24 hour pizza and frozen yoghurt. Head to “Fish and Chips” and choose from a variety of hot and cold seafood favourites like Cajun-barbecued octopus salad, ceviche, crisp fried oysters or cider-batter fried fish fillets served with hot, fresh chips. Other complimentary dining options on-board include Guy’s Burger Joint and Blue Iguana Cantina. For a special treat visit the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss and sit down to a truly fantastical feast at The Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast with The Cat in the Hat and Friends (fees apply)
Carnival Glory’s Spa and Fitness centre are located on Deck 11 where you’ll be able to access a full range of spa and beauty treatments or just chill out and relax in one of the whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms. Cruisers looking to keep in shape will find that the gym has a good range of cardiovascular equipment as well as weight machines and free weights, whilst the floor to ceiling windows provides fantastic panoramic views from almost everywhere you’re exercising. Organised cycling, yoga and Pilates are available as are personal training and nutrition consultations (fees apply). Deck 11 also houses the ship’s jogging track where nine laps of the ship equals a mile.
Carnival Glory is popular with families and Camp Ocean, the children’s programme is geared towards keeping children active, entertained, and amused. Younger cruisers are divided into supervised age groups where Penguins (2 – 5) take part in organised activities like Musical Icebergs and Ocean Bingo. Stingrays (6-8) can be found enjoying pirate game nights, making sea salt art or even designing their own aquarium while the Sharks (9 to 11) get stuck into playing marine life trivia, creating giant ocean murals, and scoring with their new friends at themed volleyball or football sessions.
Tweens (12 – 14) also have their own supervised dedicated space, Circle C situated on Deck 4. Featuring plasma TV’s, video games, and touch screen jukebox Circle C is a great place for tweens to meet new friends, and participate in activities like dance parties, scavenger hunts, video game challenges and outdoor movie nights.
Club 02 (15 -17) is located on the Deck 5 next to the video arcade and is kitted out with dance floor, soft drinks bar and state of the art video games making it the ideal place to hangout away from the rest of the family.
After all the fun and excitement its back to your cabin or Suite with its flat-screen TV, mini-bar, safe, hair dryer and plush terry robes (Ocean Views and above). Bathrooms have plenty of space and include handy wall mounted soap and shampoo dispensers. Treat yourself to a Balcony Cabin or a Suite. All Suites have larger sitting areas with couches and chairs, walk in wardrobes and whirlpool tubs. Suite passengers enjoy VIP check in and priority tendering.
A holiday on the Carnival Glory is a fantastic choice for families, couples and single cruisers looking for an action packed holiday. Join us onboard aboard and choose from the incredible range of amenities, activities and dining options whilst visiting some of the most stunning ports of call.