1) Background Info
We chose this cruise for the itinerary and timing as this was a major-milestone birthday celebration.
2) Travel to Port / Embarkation
We were in an outside cabin on Deck 2 Forward. We were a little apprehensive initially about noise and motion due to our location on the ship. However, it was unbelievably quiet and smooth. Granted we did have smooth seas during our trip, but I still expected to hear ship noises and hear the waves pound the bow. There were numerous times throughout the cruise that I looked out the window to ensure we were still moving because it was that quiet and smooth.
Our cabin was brightly decorated with plenty of storage for us. The bathroom was very nicely done with a nice sink and shower. Liked the automatic night light in the bathroom - really helped in the middle of the night. The provided shampoo and shower soap seemed watered down and we didn't really care for it. We used the hand soap in the shower as it seemed to do a better job at cleaning.
The cabin had a nice flat-screen TV in our room. However, there were times at sea (due to the location of the ship) that there was no signal. So catching the news was a hit and miss at times between Vietnam and Bangkok.
We had a great room steward who took really good care of us and helped with all of our needs.