This was our first cruise so I had no idea what to expect. People I spoke to at home either love cruising or hate it. After completing this cruise we are hooked!
We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and the fact that it was not a "family cruise". It was mainly older people which was fine with us, even tough we are in our 30's and 40's. There was kids on the cruise, though you would never have known. They were not misbehaved or loud at any time. It was super easy to meet new friends on board as well. We ended up meeting some great people who we spent a lot of time both on ship and in port with. From start to finish this was an amazing cruise.
We had a balcony on Caribe (the largest balcony in a regular non suite room). Was worried the room would feel claustrophobic, but the room was spacious enough and the huge balcony was perfect. We had partially private balcony, and partially exposed to above cabins. Plenty of closet space. Lots of storage space for all our belongings as well. Our cabin steward was fantastic going the extra mile each day to make us feel special. He kept it spotless and worked around our schedule of us spending time in our room. Was nice to read on our balcony instead of sitting by the people with everyone else.