Wanted a smaller, less crowded ship, as we are not fans of the 3000 person ships.
This had an itinerary that was heavy in ports with many overnight stays in bigger cities. We do not prefer so many "at sea" days. The smaller ship has less amenities, so "at sea" days are not as enjoyable.
This smaller ship was able to dock closer the many of the downtown areas, since it could navigate the rivers to get closer to towns, making exploring independently easier.
This cabin is very near the front of the ship, therefore had a little more rocking than mid ship would have been, although we enjoyed the quietness of being at the end of the hall.
The dabin is very spacious, and well equipped, although the decor is getting a little dated.