We are experienced cruisers, having done a Viking Ocean in 2018 (Rome to Lisbon on the Viking Sun), a Viking river cruise in 2015 (Budapest to Amsterdam) and since 1990,, 5 other cruises on Carnival, Princess and Holland America. Each of those ships were 1500 to 2000 passengers.
On this cruise we arrived in LA a day early and met with several others who had set up the meeting through Cruise Critic.
Our ship came in and docked close to our hotel, and after embarkation we left the ship to do a museum tour of the USS Iowa, a great Battleship permanently docked within a 10 minute walk.
The cabin was perfect. For our journey of 37 days, we had enough storage space and living area. The bathroom was fairly large and conveniently arranged. There are so many comfortable lounges on the ship, that we spent very little time in the cabin. All DV cabins are the same size and have the same amenities. Only the location on the ship varies.
Cabin stewards are excellent!