I recently sailed on the Paradise and thought the ship was beautiful. It was my first cruise so I had nothing to compare it to, but I thought it was great. The Atrium was amazing. It was so bright and clean and incredible! The rooms were nice. We used the safe the entire vacation and felt very comfortable that our stuff was okay in it. You use a personal Credit Card to open and close it. You could not view your account on the tv, but they sent a statement on Wed. or Thur. I'm sure you can get a statement as often as you want. I'm sure you will have a great time.