For all of you first time cruisers, the Paradise is the ship for you. We got back from the Western Caribbean in June and really had a wonderful time. I think the no smoking was the best. The atmosphere was fun yet we always felt like we were able to take a walk and be by ourselves if we wanted to do that. The 7 day cruise itinerary was alternating between days at sea and days in port. We loved that because we never felt like we got too tired. After a fun day at port we had a relaxing day at sea.