Hi my Dis friends. DH and I are considering our first cruise ever late Dec 2019-early Jan 2020. I have a read a few TR's here on the boards about Disney cruise line but other than that we know hardly anything about cruising. We like quiteness (fewer kids) since we don't have any. So between that and the cost of a Disney cruise it is off the table for a first time cruise. But hopefully in the future. I'm thinking a 4 nt RCL with a balcony might be up our alley. We tend to like higher quality foods & drink. We prefer relaxing around a pool/beach vs shows, shopping or excursions. Plus Coco cay looks awesome...lot's of adult space. Or we have a friend that winters in Cozumel and we would enjoy a day long visit with him if we did a Western Caribbean cruise. We definitely won't sail Carnival. Also what are the best locations for state rooms? Are higher or lower decks preferred? How would I know if a room has an obstructed view? I'm all ears for any suggestions on cruise lines, itineraries and web sites for a 1'st timer to visit. TIA for any info. and why. EDITED to add that DH refuses to do Carnival because of all the bad press over the last 10 yr's of major sickness on board and stranded ships. I know that was then and this is now but it's how he feels.