Carnival Glory - Canada / New England July 9 - 14 2013
Booking: Made through the Carnival website. The process was smooth, leading one through the variety of choices available. Picked the cabin using the provided deck plans. Printing of boarding passes, baggage tags and cruise information was easy. Prepaid gratuities.
Embarkation: Arrived at the port at 11:15am, dropped the wife and the bags at the terminal and drove to the cellphone lot to park. I have an aversion to tourists, with bags boarding buses, so I walked back to the terminal, a leisurely 5 minute stroll. Found the wife, went through security,and then checked in. No line ups and very quick process. We were standing on deck by 11:45.
Cabin: 8201 on the Veranda deck. This is the first cabin right behind the starboard wing bridge. Picked this cabin because I thought we might see a bit of the bridges "going on's", and was not disappointed! Great view of the navigation station and very interesting during docking. You can see through the wing bridge so the forward view from the balcony is great. It was fun exchanging nods and waves with the Captain and crew every day. Was very impressed with the size and layout of this cabin. We didn't come anywhere close to filling up the closet and cabinet space. The amount of shelving in the bathroom did not disappoint. Everything worked as it should have and the decor was pleasing.