What a great choice for a first cruise! You will have a wonderful time. Entertainment is great, particularly the Ice Shows. I love the disco on this ship (The Vault). There will be many places and opportunities to meet others on this cruise. The Captains Formal Welcome Aboard is held in the Promenade and he really does greet you "from the bridge". You will meet many new friends just wandering the promenade or sitting at the cafe. If you have any specific questions you can post them, or e-mail me privately and I will be happy to reply.