This was our first ocean view (normally we have had a balcony), and it was fine. It was amazing what we saw out of our window-- great scenery, whales by the dozen, and seals. Our location was convenient to the elevators yet very quiet. Our only real complaint was the plumbing that made the bathroom unusable for a couple of days. We adapted, but Holland needs to do a better job a addressing eh issue with us as passengers.