My husband and I have been on over 20 cruises...this was our 4th time on the Glory. We live near the port, so we headed to the ship at 10:30 a.m. and were met with a huge traffic jam, which is unusual. We soon found out that the ship had been involved in a rescue and had come into port late, which is why people were still getting off the ship at 11:00. We are platinum with Carnival and as soon as we finally got to drop off our luggage with the porters, we got in the VIP line and Carnival did a great job of getting us on the ship by 11:30. Headed up to the Lido deck and had a great lunch, then out to the pool for some fun in the sun. We were traveling with 2 other couples. The ship was very clean and the staff couldn't have been more attentive and friendly.
We were in cabin #8294 which was conveneint to the lido and very quiet and comfortable. I was impressed with the size of the cabin for an inside room. The bed was two twins pushed together to make a king, with a nightstand on either side. Plenty of room to put away clothes, etc. Nice bathroom with plenty of space for all of my toiletries, and I have a LOT!! We met a couple from Kingsport, TN (Hi Kim and Chris) who were wonderful! They invited us to see their aft wrap cabin with a balcony big enough for 30 people!! It was an awesome way to watch sailaway with a beautiful Florida sunset. They ate dinner with us and we really enjoyed their company all week.
Day 2 was a sea day. We spent the whole day on deck. No trouble finding chairs but if you want one near the pool you'll have to get out there early. This was our 4th time on the Glory and they have improved greatly by adding lots of chairs on sea days. Our dining was late seating and our waiter's name was Christopher and he was amazing! We quickly learned not to ask which entree we should have, since he would bring us both!! Every night we had what we ordered PLUS whatever Christopher thought we would like. Best waiter we've ever had but hard on the waistline. I'm dieting for the next month! We tried out the comedy club which is a great new addition on the Glory. Tickets are free and easily accesible. They have an early PG show and a late night R rated show. We chose the R rated. The first guy we saw was terrible, but there's a guy named Happy that was hilarious.