I have only cruised 5 times starting in 2007. Was not sure how I would like it so I book Carnival Glory out of Port Canaveral. Riviera deck forward. UGG.. The sounds of the hull crashing did not bother me nor the anchor chains or the line handlers. I used to be in the Coast Guard so I understood ships noises. I had a blast on the ship and met good people. Since then I always book a balcony and one time took the Ocean suite. Anyway, I miss reading on FV so I signed up hear after searching around for a good forum. I see some others from FV as well. So.. I am new here and love to read and interact. Todd..