The aft balcony was protected from the wind and gets lots of extra sun, which was excellent.
The trade off is definitely extra noise and vibrations from the engine inside the cabin, and while I enjoy looking at the wake out the back of the boat, I now know I prefer looking out at the peaceful water.
My wife has decided she prefers aft cabins. I'm not so sure.
Indie the room was fine. There was only just enough cupboard space for three. The picture in the room was awful, and we weren't impressed by our cabin steward.
The laundry is directly opposite the room. We found this a plus as we could use it, and you couldn't hear any noise from it. But we did have people knocking on our door looking for the laundry.