There were seven of us, five on our first cruise, two previously cruised Alaska. 5 Canadians (ages 65. 64. 33, 33 and 3), one Canadian Italian and one Italian (both mid 30's) We had side by side balcony rooms on deck 10 and an ocean view room on deck 7 just below. It was nice that our balconies were able to be opened to allow them to connect to one another.
As it was our first cruise we do not have much cruising experience to compare with but have been to several quality all inclusives in the Caribbean. We are easy going travelers that booked this cruise because of our ability to embark in Naples.
Embarkation was very easy and we were on the boat in our rooms by 2pm. My prebooked coffee and beer packages (which I failed to bring conformation)were not on my account and the front desk was of zero help (borderline rude - would not be tolerated by a North American company).
Great spot as it is close to an elevator that is never too busy. Easy walk to the back of the ship to use quitter elevators to go to buffet