Embarkation: one of the slowest ones I've been on. If you haven't cruised out of Miami yet, Carnival has started with self check in for embarkation. If you can, avoid this line and stick with checking in with a live person. You'll be on the ship much sooner!
The Ship: Overall nice and clean. The crew and staff members were constantly saying "hello" in the halls and on the decks. Ship was easy to manage.
Entertainment: We had 2 nights of shows cancelled due to the severe rocking of the ship. Gary the cruise director said that he would make announcements for alternate entertainment. Funny, we did not hear a single one. I've dealt with better cruise directors...don't know if he's a new one out there, but he still needs some polishing. Comedy club was great as an alternate to the shows in the main show room. Make sure you go early though, as the seats do tend to fill up!
Food: Typical Carnival fare. Same ol' goodies that you always see on the Fun Ships.
Ports: Had our excursion in Nassau cancelled due to poor weather- good thing, as it was cold there! St. Thomas had 6 cruise ships total in port the day we were there- make sure you take an excursion in this port as downtown gets really congested with everyone shopping during this time of year. San Juan: did a Segway tour through segwaytourspr.com . TOTALLY AWESOME! If you want something different to do, look these guys up. Grand Turk: Went on the Catamaran Sail and Snorkel thru Carnival. Had fun, but the water was rough, so you didn't get a chance to get that far out from the boat.
Debark: Was off the ship by 8:15am, and heading back to the Ft Lauderdale aiport ( booked a non- Carnival transfer).
Overall Impressions: Liked the Glory, despite the bad weather and the lack of info from the cruise director. Will cruise on this ship again.