We paid about $1,300 for a veranda, which seemed high to me. We only paid slightly more in June 2012 for a veranda on the Zuiderdam to Alaska. But the room was very nice.
It seemed larger than other verandas that we've had. The couch was a full size couch, and not just a love seat. And there were 9 drawers in the desk area, so there was more storage room than we could actually fill.
The balcony was quite deep, but had metal instead of glass facing the ocean. Which meant the view while sitting/lying down wasn't as good. But the balcony did have a lounger plus chair.
Hard to control the temperature in the stateroom. The thermostat seemed to have no control over the temperature.
Great location, just steps away from the elevators and stairs at the front of the ship.