The cabin we had was eye level with the river so we did not have a balcony or window that could be opened. We opted for this cabin because of cost and because we figured we did not plan to be in the cabin except to sleep and shower in the morning so as long as the room was adequate and the bed comfortable, that's all that mattered to us. And the room was all of that. We had plenty of space for our luggage and clothing which we unpacked. The bathroom was small, but very adequate. The engine noise at night was soothing to me as it lulled me to sleep. We enjoyed seeing the river at eye level and the other ships and birds floating by.