Our first cruise was in 2004 for my sister's 50th birthday on the Paradise. We loved that it was a fully no smoking ship. She wanted to take a trip and I agreed to go anywhere. So she springs a cruise on me. No way!!!!But, she reminded me that I had promised. I had these visions of sinking in the dark, cold water, teeming with sharks. Once we got on the ship, I was hooked!! We have been sailing together ever since. I think that first cabin was an inside on Riviera deck. My bed was apparently above something mechanical, but boy did we sleep well. Now it is 4-J's and balconies. Our next cruise is this coming April 2021.