The Glory is my favorite ship, I cannot wait until September. A good friend just got off the Glory Saturday (West Carib) and had a blast. I also did her in 04 Western, loved the ship, but hated the itin.
However, I much prefer the Eastern Carib over Western and would suggest to anyone doing their first cruise to start out with the Eastern. Just my opinion, but go with what interests you.
We often cruise during Hurricane season and have yet to have a problem - a couple of ports changed, but it was for our safety. No big deal.