We had a balcony on the Carnival Freedom. Yes, the balcony doors would slam but that didn't bother me as much as the cabin door slamming from the hallway. Kids running and screaming throughout the night. I will not do a holiday cruise again because of the kids running loose.
Cruised more times than I can remember.
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.
Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.