Couple in our late 40's. My 2nd cruise, reluctant husbands first. My first cruise was also a sampler on the Pacific Jewel so thats where I am coming from.
Very similar sized ship to the Jewel, with an overall older clientelle. The atrium and public areas a little glitzier and brighter. Public areas more open, less intimate.
Firstly let me say, that I was expecting a 3/5 experience, similar to pac jewel and in this respect this cruise surpassed it. At this price range I wasnt expecting big and lavish and new but comfortable and pleasant and thats what we got.
Small but functional.(smaller than pacific jewel).
very small table on balcony.room for 2 only. Would be impractical as a quad I suspect.
Comfy bed...top was very soft but mattress was firm and supportive. We slept well.
Could only find 1 AU powerpoint...behind the TV. Had to decide...phone or TV...
Shower was idiosyncratic...top dial is on/off, bottom dial is temperature. There were only millimetres between scalding and tepid/cold but once in that 'sweet' spot could be left and was the right setting for the next shower. Took a good 5-10 minutes, and some expletives to realise I needed to ignore the numbers and to find it though.
No plumbing issues but I was mindful of not 'overloading' it with too much paper.
Room situated at the aft, starboard, underneath the sauna on level 11. Concerns about being partially under the riviera deck re noise, proved unfounded. proximity to lifts very good and not noisy at all. Bit of a walk to midship/atrium and horizon court/pointy end of ship though, so may not be a good choice for the mobility challenged.