So we are going on the Carnival Dream. It'll be in it's third voyage at the time, so everything will be extra clean!
Our balcony will be overlooking the Promenade, but I was sure not to put us right over the jacuzzi's that hang off the ship!
The itinerary was one of the selling points for us...sailing roundtrip from Rome. We hit other ports in Italy including Livorno, Naples, Messina and Venice (2 day stop). Plus we get to go to Dubrovnik, Croatia), Barcelona (Spain), and Monte Carlo (Monaco).
We are planning on a day before and after in Rome, so all in all...two weeks overseas should be a great start!