Carnival Glory’s Emerald Room steakhouse has earned top honors from the American Culinary Federation (ACF), the largest organization of professional chefs in North America.

The Emerald Room received the ACF’s Achievement in Excellence award recognizing the intimate 108-seat restaurant for its superior cuisine and quality service.  The steakhouse has been a huge hit with Carnival Glory guests since the ship’s debut in 2003, serving succulent steaks, mouth-watering appetizers and entrees, and delicious desserts,  all enhanced by engaging, friendly service with an outstanding wine list hand-selected by the line’s chefs.

Carnival’s Executive Chef Peter Leypold is pictured here with the award, which was presented during the ACF’s annual convention held recently in Orlando, Fla.

Carnival Glory, currently operating a schedule of four- to seven-day voyages from New York, will undergo an extensive dry dock in November that will add a number of bar, dining and entertainment innovations that are part of the line’s Fun Ship 2.0 enhancement program. Following the two-week dry dock, Carnival Glory will launch a winter schedule of week-long Caribbean cruises from Miami beginning November 18.