My husband and I have always cruised with our children and my large family. This is the first time we cruised by ourselves. From the moment we arrived to the final minutes of our trip were wonderful. We have NEVER stayed in an inside cabin and I was so afraid our trip would be a disappointment. It wasn't. Glory's inside cabins were spacious enough and had plenty of storage. Every single crew member on board went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. My husband is a diabetic so we purchased the soda cards (for diet soda) rather than alcoholic drinks. Beginning the second night, our dinner table had two diet cokes with lemon waiting for us. When we approached some of the bars, they knew what we were drinking without asking. I love karaoke and found plenty of opportunity to sing both karaoke and with their new program (Karaoke Star - which has you singing with a live band). Since this was a grown up cruise for us (without kids) we enjoyed the casino -- where the dealers were patient and taught you how to play the tables - and the table prices were great (lots of $5 per hand tables all night long). The shows got better and better every day (they started out pretty great). The steakhouse was delicious ($30 per person - but they gave us a free bottle of wine for eating there the first night - then let us take the bottle back to our room - that doesn't happen too often). The grill, pizza lines weren't too long. The dining room was great. The interior buffet lines were a little long but not terrible. Never got near the chinese food because the lines were sooooo long, but didn't really miss it either. Comedians were very funny too.
My only complaint, and this has nothing to do with the cruise line rather the passengers. People seem to feel they do not have to wait in line for food if they are only interested in take one or two food choices out of the two dozen items being offered. Hopefully this will wake people up for future cruises -- stop being so rude by line jumping. We are all waiting to eat. Stand in line with the rest of us -- we are most likely waiting for that piece of shrimp too. If you jump in line just because you want a few pieces of shrimp -- it's still rude! Most people do wait in line and are courteous. There are only a few who think they are too good to wait on line. If you don't want to wait on line, go to the dining room!
There were 1,000 kids on board but to be honest you didn't see too many of them. The kids we did see seemed to be having a great time with the children programs.
We did take advantage of the adult only lounges (with cushioned lounge chairs). Awesome!
The cruise line opened phone lines for us to call home the night before Hurricane Irene was due to hit the East Coast. Thought that was a very nice thing to do.