This was a roomy, clean, comfortable cabin. However, if you are looking for quiet or you like to sleep in this is not the area of the ship to be in for you. There is a lot of morning noise due to proximity to the crew set-up area/closets just across from the room and the kitchen above. I was aware of the kitchen area above and expected more noise from it than there was (it wasn't bad at all). However, there was a lot of morning noise from the crew area across from us in the mornings -- mostly glasses clinking together. Nothing unbearable for me, but I can see how this would really bother some folks who can't sleep without more quiet. Virtually no engine "hum"/noise in this area of the ship. Nice view from balcony but not especially private as it is located right above an open deck and hottub. There was no noise issue from the deck area, though.