My wife and I flew into Fort Lauderdale from San Jose Calif, a week before our cruise. We rented a car and toured southern Florida before arriving in Cocoa Beach. My wife's mother and sister live only a few miles from Port Canaveral so we visited with them before our cruise. We had a very active roll call and had made plans to meet up with some of them at Rusty's on Friday night before our cruise. Four couples were there for drinks and we watched an RCCL ship depart.
Sat mourning we stopped by the Radisson and meet some more of our roll call for a little tailgate party. About 10:30 we dropped off our rental car at Budget and took there free shuttle to the port.
Port Canaveral has there act down to perfection. We were on the ship and relaxing by 11:30. We have sailed on ships as large in size as the Glory but with fewer passengers. We were a little worried about 3500+ verses 2200 as on the other large ship. It was not a problem. There were times it was a little crowded, but not enough to get upset about. It was a little hard finding our way around at first, but once we learned to use deck 5 as our main way to go from A to B we were fine.
The ship was clean and the service was great. We had requested 6 pm dinning time, large table . We were assigned to the Platinum dinning room lower level,6 pm, table for 4. Our table mates that first night were ah...ah...ah..lets just say not happy (and very vocal). They were with a large group and were very upset that they were not sitting with them. We were surrounded by there group at every table around us. Talk about being in a fish bowl. We made it thru dinner as painless as we could. The next mourning we meet up with a couple from our roll call and they had been seated with a large family group. So off the wifes went and we switched to late seating, Platinum upper level, table for 4. This turned out to be great as we hit it off with this couple and even did some ports with them (I love those roll calls). Our servers were Cecelia and Sanya. These two girls were the best. Always with a smile, asking about our day, lots of interaction. Called us by name every time we saw them on ship, learned our likes, and always had 2 Tiger Shrimp cocktails waiting for me. The food was good. We were always served quickly. We did dine at the Supper Club one night and it was really good. The service was excellent. Our room steward was a ghost. Seldom did we see him. But he was really good. Kept our ice chest full, room clean and towel animals every night.