Thanks Jeff, your advice was really helpful. The cabins I was looking at are right in the area you mentioned, so that eases my mind. I've read so much on line, advice about picking cabins, be careful of this, watch out for that, my brain was spinning!
I hear what you're saying about the other guests. Like in any hotel, I guess, part of it's luck. I've been in some very nice hotels that had some really loud guests for the night.
Any other advice for this first time cruiser?