You set the Bar high for a first cruise ! The Solstice is beautiful. On formal nights any suit and tie is fine. On resort casual nights no jeans but you can wear a polo shirt and khaki pants for example. You can wear jeans around the ship in the evenings. If you don't have a booked excursion you will need to see what transortation is available taxi or bus etc. Try a specialty Restaurant at least 1 night. At least 1 time try Bistro on 5 for some crepes for lunch. You will have a wonderul time and be treated wonderfully!