Just returned from our July 9th Glory cruise. We enjoyed the cruise in spite of heavy fog and many happy families with many kids who pushed occupancy to 120%. The food , staff ,cabins and entertainment were good and sometimes great.
Unlike previous cruises, this one was booked and planned with a minimum of fuss. It was a cheap cruise that we could drive to Perfect! We booked a park & stay deal with STAY123 at the Holiday Inn Express Boston. This was a perfect choice. We decided to stay in Boston after our cruise so we drove direct arriving at the hotel before noon and were shortly on the shuttle to the port. This was the easiest embarkation we have ever enjoyed. Arriving at noon, we were on the ship in 20 minutes.
The cabin corridors were still blocked off so we explored. Around 1 PM were able to enter our OV cabin 2273, on the 2nd deck. We were needlessly worried about the location. It was located just in from the elevators and under the theatre. We heard no noise from either. We met our steward Kate and her assistant Richard, both of whom were very pleasant and competent. Our cabin was perfectly attended to with the fridge cleared and continuous buckets of ice provided. The layout was great with tons of space. The usual towel critters and chocolates were provided.
We were worried this cabin was too close to the elevators. It wasn't an issue. We were just in enough away from them that the location was perfect with no noise.The theatre was above us but we heard no noise after 11 PM. Cabin was in good shape and the set up was ideal.Great location.