Hi d... Dante
Yeah, so this isn't the vacation you would have chosen. Not sure why you didn't book a more lux trip. There are plenty of them, but you didn't.
Enjoying your vacation, as with anything in life, is a matter of attitude. If you go on your trip believing that your fellow cruisers are beneath you and nothing is up to your standards then you won't enjoy yourself. Take time to explore and do what you want and skip what you don't - except the safety drill.
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013