This was our first cruise ever and it was far more wonderful than I ever expected. Prior to our cruise I read many reviews that had many negative things to say about Glory and Carnival. Let me first say that I have no other cruise to compare this one with but if there were any better then more power to them. Embarkation- We arrived at Port Canaveral and unloaded our luggage and was assisted by their baggage guy. The check in process went smooth and in no time we were on the Glory. We went to the Lido (food)deck and had lunch. The cheeseburgers were great. The buffet had many selections and they were good. We then went to our cabin on the lower floor Rivera deck.
Cabin- the cabin we stayed in was larger than I expected. The room had a safe for us to store our valuables while we were not in our room. Our luggage arrived soon after we did and was all in one piece. Our room steward was very courteous and he kept our room immaculate. My win.k. They cleaned the shower heads everyday and changed the shower curtains. He would make our daughter a different animal with the towels every night before we got back in. It was almost spooky the way they would know when to clean your room when we were out. Never once did he knock to see if we were there while we were in the room.
Food- Absolutely magnificent. I am amazed at all of the negative reviews the food receives. We were very pleased. There were some items on the Lido buffet that we did not care for but there was always plenty of variety to chose from. The cheeseburgers were very good and so was the pizza. The deserts were plenty and very tasty. The main dining room, Golden for us, served very good dishes and you can order as much as you want. We would get two appetizers with every meal since the serving sizes were small. But honestly, we were never hungry since we ate buffet for breakfast and lunch. The chocolate melting cake that everyone raves over was like uncooked cake batter and was too rich. You need a pint of milk to go with it. It was good though.
Entertainment- There was a different show in the main palace each night and they were good. The magic show was very good as were the Glory dancers. The comedy shows were good and some were not, depending on the comedian.
Excursions- Nassau- You might as well stay on the boat. This third world country was sad and pitiful looking. I would scrap this stop. St Thomas was good and St Martin was very good. We went on a snorkeling excursion on the catamaran Eagle. We snorkeled and had time on a beach that had some naked girls. That is right, they sunbathe naked there.
The Glory is due to move to Miami and is to be replaced with the larger and newer Dream. I cannot wait until next year to do this again. Cruising will be the way we vacation from now on instead of wasting time and money going to Myrtle beach.
For the money you cannot beat the value.