The room was not very large, but the only time we spent in the room was to sleep. We had a French balcony on the top level. It was very quiet. I don't think you would want a room near the back of the boat though. The libary was at the back of the boat, and it was quite noisy. We were given large bottles of water each day. They showed Sound of Music on the TV the night that we went to Salzburg, which we enjoyed because we had just seen places where it had been filmed. The service was good. Each evening when we returned from dinner, we were given the daily briefing for the following day. We had our own listening devices which we charged each night in the room.