Carnival utilized Delta Airlines to fly us to meet the ship. When we got to the airport, we were told there was a three hour delay to our first flight stop in Atlanta, GA because they had no flight crew available. When we finally reached Atlanta, GA, we were told there was no flight to get us to Miami in time to reach the ship before it sailed because Delta had "severely overbooked their flights" according to a Delta Rep. We had to spend the night in Atlanta, catch a plane to Nassau, Bahamas the next day, and arrived in Nassau just in time to catch our ship prior to it leaving the port of call. We missed over a day of cruse time and one port altogether. When we settled in on the cruise ship, we were exhausted.
My husband and I have been on a total of nine cruises - 5 on Carnival, 2 on Princess, 1 on Costa, and 1 on Royal Caribbean. The Carnival Glory was a disappointment compared to other ships. It was run down looking, and service was slow. Dining tables were dirty (Lido deck)even when wiped down. The shows were good, the food very good, and the cabin and cabin steward were great. There were 800 kids on board and appeared to be from the ages of a baby, to 16 years old. We found 6,7,8 year old kids up at 1:30 in the morning running throughout the ship and having no parents with them, bumping into guests and staff. Spills of ice cream and drinks on floors were not cleaned up quickly (within an hour)and security had their hands full trying to correct parentless kids running throughout the ship alone. Another time I ordered room service and it came - an hour and 15 minutes later. The next time I ordered room service, it never came at all. By that time, it was time for dinner. On the Serenity deck where it was "adults only", there was always kids in the pool, whirlpool, and deck disturbing everyone else. Noone asked them to leave and some were there with their parents who blantantly ignored the policy.
This was our 20th wedding anniversary and should have been special, but turned out to be stressful, from the airline Carnival used to fly their guests, to the condition of the ship. I was very disappointed and will probably not go on another cruise with Carnival. Princess has much nicer ships and so does Royal Caribbean. People on those cruises tend to take the "rules" and policies of the ship more serious, and actually look decent when they come to dinner with appropriate formal clothing.