We chose this cruise because we liked the itinerary - it was a bit different than the million other carribean cruises out there. We were on the Exotic Explorer followed by the Cuban Fusion. For those unfamiliar the ship does rolling themes to each week of the cruise. It is Cuban Fusion every other week with the gap alternating between Exotic Explorer and Pride of Panama.
We were very happy with the ship, it was smaller than the last ship we were on but we were pleased with the size and variety of public areas, never did we find a situation where a bar/coffee bar had no seats; which was not the case when on the two MSC ships we have been on. Unlike some of the newer larger ships being put out there all areas, apart from the two speciality dining options, were accessible to all passengers which was nice.
Good location and despite concern that those above would be able to look down on us this was not an issue given the tiered layout and ceiling over the balcony. One small issue with this cabin is that on one side the barrier runs the width of the balcony so it is not easy for the room next door to see you on your balcony but on the other side it has a short door (waist height). This means that once on the balcony it is quite easy to see and be seen by the balcony next door.