I have read through this entire thread (takes about 3 nights of 2 hours a night) and have got some fantastic information.
I am actually chasing information for my parents who are about to embark on their first cruise. My wife and I cruised on the P&O Sky in 2006 through the straights on Malacca and I have convined my retired parents this is for them.
The only real question I have at this stage is how much room do you have to store baggage in your room? We had a suite for our cruise (honeymoon) so we had plenty of room, but my folks are travelling with a sister and the three of them are sharing an outside porthole room (cabin 2337 to be exact).
My father is worried about the size bag he should be taking? Any information I can pass on would be appreciated.