Cabin 8209 was the very last cabin on the starboard side of the ship. It was quiet. The hallway area was quiet (I believe because we were so tucked away), but it was a LONG walk to walk to the front of the ship for breakfast! Good thing I power walk every day!!! If you have an aversion to exercise, don't book the very ends of this ship. Two things about our cabin worthy of mention: 1)the door didn't always shut tight. You had to check to make sure it was latched tight and clicked (even when it looked shut tight) to make sure your cabin was secure. 2) the layout of this cabin was such that I can't imagine two couples sharing a room or any adult sharing that you are not VERY close to. No problem for hubby and I, but we have cruised in the past with our kids, a niece, my sister, etc. and in those situations, this new bathroom concept would not work out very well. On this trip we traveled with friends (who had their own cabin), but on the nights that they came to our room to get us for dinner, they would step out into the hallway if we were not quite ready, since brushing your teeth or a quick application of lipstick could not be done discreetly behind a door. You can't let someone in if your partner is still in the shower, since the door is right next to the shower stall. Not a huge problem, just very different than the norm. I understand that most cabins on this ship have this new bathroom concept.