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..