We have just returned from our first trip with GCT. This is not a first riverboat cruise, but the first with this com.
First of all the River Harmony is a lovely CEAN ship. We chose the prelude deck and it was quite fine. Husband thought one deck higher would have been better. The Captain was next to us so if it is good enough for him it is fine for us. Being at the water level did not create a problem. The only noise was when the barges would pass by and it sounded like water rushing by the boat. When you heard it you then got use to it and knew what it was. It is strange how the boat never rocks with the water motion.
Our room was the nices when it comes to storage and though the beds are only 2 twins i think most people know how to handle that. The beds were nice as I liked the idea that you could elevate them, just like a chaise lounge, good for those who do sleep at home with their beds up some.
Lower prelude deck was fine. We were next to the crews door and never heard it close ever. The passengers are more noisy then the crew. I found out they have to be quite as the Captain is on that deck also.
Did not like the location of the shelf in the bathroom. You lean over and can hit your head if not careful. Better lighting in the hole for the bureau and mirror.