Greetings! Bob and Don from the Washington, DC metro area. Just completed our 16th cruise (Norwegian Star, Alaska), celebrating our 25th anniversary. Went all out and booked a 3 bedroom Garden Villa suite that we shared with friends. 2,300 sq. ft. of interior space plus 3, 400 sq. ft. of private outdoor Japanese water garden and sun deck. Butler, concierge, etc. Get six friends together, share the cost and it's really not that bad for what you get. BTW, NCL has been known to hold FOD gatherings EVERY night (as was our case).
Don's a Flight Attendant, Bob a Fed, in our early 50's. Cruise on!