We always got balconies, but except for leaving port we almost never used them. Though once every cruise
we would order champagne and caviar in the room for Mama Weed (I don't recommend that unless you have
a Mama Weed to pay for it).
Enjoy your family and don't let the cruise line trick you into buying crap you really don't want (and believe me,
they try endlessly to sell you stuff).
If you go parasailing I want photos.