We booked a balcony on the 6th deck port towards the back of the ship. Our cabin steward, Houston, was outstanding...the best we have had in 16 cruises. Remember, you now have to ask for ice. The room was great and we enjoyed it very much. Houston was on the ball with taking care of us and our needs. He seemed to almost always be working our section of the hallway and always greeted us by name and engaged us in conversation. Be careful of the noise from deck 5 in the late evening. Where we were located there was some noise from the comedy club area and the bar/music just forward of the club. It never kept us up as it was quiet when we went to bed at from 11 to 1. Deck 7 seems to work better since you have a deck of rooms above and below you.