I agree with Dave; our first cruise experience was on Song of America. This is (was) a very small ship by any standards and we had a great port hole; kinda like looking thru a fish bowl. We went out of San Juan and of course hitting the Atlantic side for some time, we rocked and rolled and thought the first night would definitely be our last and we would never cruise again. The next couple of days weren't much better with us looking like sailors a night in port walking the ship and staggering from bulkhead to bulkhead.. The crew was fabulous and the cruise and islands memorable. Then it was on to bigger and better and we love them all.