It's been 20+ years since I last stepped foot on a cruise ship, but this trip seemed to be something that my entire family was going to enjoy, so we booked it relatively last-minute.
Loved being out on the water, beautiful views, stunning sunrises and sunsets, gentle rocking of the ship led to blissful sleep each night. Quiet rooms, comfy beds, very relaxed atmosphere, and we got to experience a variety of ports in a short period.
The medallion experience was mixed. Great concept - kind of a pain to fill out ahead of time, but worth it for ease of boarding and disembarkation. Got all the materials shipped to home, so we had them prior to arrival.Very annoying that they force a grouping by stateroom , though. My kids are teenagers, so were in a separate room, which made the apps a pain to use, and billing disjointed. Many locations on the ship tried to use the medallion, had it fail, and resorted to manual entry or paper tickets.
Overall, nice cabin - a little far from elevators/stairs, and spotty wi-fi in that area.
Great night views of the sky, as it's in a "dark" area of the ship.
side view of the water is obstructed, but you still have a great view looking out over the ocean, You lose about 30 degrees out of 180 of the view.
Nice private beach.
Nice shopping and good restaurants - if you want to explore - rent your own jeep, the shore excursions are ripoffs.