Not sure about the Spirit, but on the Victory, the connecting wall between the balconies was already opened when we boarded. It was not latched to the back wall the 1st night so when we were sleeping we could hear it swinging. I was so tired I didn't latch it until the morning. The sides of our cabins that were adjacent to people we didn't know were closed and locked. It was obvious that the cabin stewards knew we were sailing together and opened it ahead of time.