We can only compare our experience to our two previous cruises with Princess. Two yr. ago, we went to the E. Caribbean on the Emerald Princess. Last yr. we went to W. Caribbean on Crown Princess, and this year--to try something different--we went on the Westerdam--S. Caribbean.
We loved the Emerald Princess. The range of activities and age range of passengers was perfect for us.
We are semi-retired and hoped to find fellow passengers around our age, and we did. It was wonderful that there was a mix of ages but was geared to couples, probably most between 45 and late sixties. On the Crown Princess, the following yr., there was a much younger group, with many families. We think that the itinerary (Honduras, Cozumel) was highly attractive for multiple generation groups.This year, my husband wanted to try another cruiseline, as he said he was bored with the Princess cruises, as the Emerald and Crown were the same. Restaurants the same, same lay-out, etc.
Room 5166. Veranda Deck. Very quiet. We chose a floor where there would be cabins above and below, instead of public areas. We like interior rooms because they are dark and great for sleeping. However, the room was small. It's bathroom was slightly larger than what we had on Emerald and Crown Princess (also interior.) We were toward the Aft of the ship and it was fine. One night we did feel rocking but it caused no problem. Otherwise, we didn't feel the ship move. Location was near elevator and stairs leading directly to dining areas. Very convenient.