It was the smallest cabin I have stayed in but was perfectly adequate for us. The window was probably obstructed about 60% from the bottom of the window up by a life boat. We had plenty of daylight and could see the water when we were at sea and the port when we were docked. Looking down at an angle I could see the promenade on deck 7 and the water over the side of the ship. We had no noise from the decks above and below us. At night the lights on lifeboat are quite strong and light peaks in around the edges of the curtain. During the first night I woke up at 1 p.m. thinking it was morning since so much light was coming in the window! If you like a completely darkened room to sleep in you might want to choose another cabin or bring a sleep mask.
On three occasions we found we had no hot water in our bathroom. It was fixed each time within minutes and from outside our cabin, but still a pain. Our biggest complaint about this cabin is the paper thin walls. We had families on either side of us and we could clearly hear their conversations. We could hear the sliding sound when they opened their drawers! At times it sounded like people were in our cabin talking. It felt more like we were sleeping in a bunk than a cabin! We used earplugs, but were still disturbed. Luckily our neighbors weren't the type to party in their cabin. I have to say that although I was pleased with all aspects of the Dawn in general, I would not sail on her again because of the lack of sound insulation between the cabins.