Being first time cruisers my partner and myself decided to go with TUI due to the all inclusive option to give us peace of mind and the excellent value for money!. We travelled to Barbados where we embarked the ship for a fortnight. From start to finish the holiday was the most amazing, unforgettable experience.
Flights - we upgraded to premium and will continue to do in the future as it really adds to the luxury of the holiday right from the start, stewards really could not do enough for you, food and drink throughout was fab! (highly recommended if within your budget!)
Cabin - we upgraded to a deluxe balcony cabin on the back of the ship - significantly more expensive to other cabins - but if it's in your budget 100% go for it - the view was incredible. However, the motion at this position on the ship was slightly more than we expected but after some sea sickness tablets this was no problem (worth every second for the view!).