Firstly, this is lengthy, but I have tried to break it up and hope you get a good overview of the cruise from it.
My wife and I are in our early 50’s and although this was only our second Princess cruise it was the 12th overall. We enjoy the outdoors so this 14 night North Cape and Norwegian Fjords looked a good choice.
We originally booked an MB class mini suite but got a free upgrade during one of the sales to the new M1 Club class with the main benefits advertised as priority boarding/disembarking and a section of the Da Vinci restaurant on deck 6 reserved only for Club class dining.
Located midship near the lifts but no issue with noise. Had the new princess bed and we slept well but might have done so anyway due to the fresh air of Norway! Standard layout with decent sized balcony and interior space. Plenty of cupboard space.