Our cabin provided an unobstructed ocean balcony view of the deep blue about 80 feet below. It was very quiet. You can barely hear waves lapping (or crashing) against the hull. During storms, the balcony "howls" softly. The outlet is under the desk. Bring a power strip. Bed is comfy and sheets are fresh daily. Our attendant "Kennie" provided "advanced" towel art every-other night. WE brought a few ounces of powdered Woolite, did laundry in the steel wastebasket and hung to dry on the balcony using a 12 ft cord we brought for that purpose. By dinner, we made it all disappear for nightly room check and turndown. It is non smoking. No sign or odor of any previous violations was detected. Supposedly, you can smoke on the balcony, but no ashtray was provided. We saw no evidence of this ever taking place.