As I mentioned in my main review, it just isn't comfortable to have the shower, bathroom and sink merged into the main part of the room. The lighting was horrible in an inside cabin. It was very, very difficult to see for putting on makeup. We joked about how we would need to go to a public restroom to see how we looked! :) I would guess it would be worth paying extra for the balcony, but those rooms looked really small, too. The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of storage, but that was overshadowed by these other things.