I booked this cruise for three main reasons: 1) A group of cruise bloggers/travel agents had organized a block, and I was interested in meeting folks that I've gotten to know through Twitter, 2) I had a few unaccounted vacation days to use this year (for solo travel sans husband) and wanted to do a weekend cruise with one or more of my girlfriends, and 3) going on this cruise would bring me even with my husband in terms of number of cruise lines sailed (4) and total number of cruises (10)!
In fact, my husband had sailed the 4 day version of this cruise with his dad back in January 2011. So I went into this cruise with appropriate expectations, given this is referred to (even by the ship's staff) as a "booze cruise" and this was one of the oldest & smallest ships I've sailed on.
We had an oceanview stateroom on forward port side of deck 4 with an unobstructed porthole window. It was a small but perfectly functional room for a 3 day cruise. There's only 1 accessible power outlet at the desk so it's good to bring a power strip. Since NCL is a Pepsi ship, I brought on board an 8 pack of small bottled Diet Cokes which fit perfectly in the mini fridge (I did have to call Housekeeping to request that the mini fridge be emptied of all the minibar crap, which didn't occur until after 1st night turndown service). Beds were not plush, but they weren't rock hard either. Pillows were OK. Linens were nice. Didn't hear much hallway noise during the night.