The cabin was very quiet. The ventilation system worked really well. On windy sea days the balcony received a tremendous amount of sea spray that rendered it unusable unless you enjoy being covered in salty sea spray. Once the wind calms down, the balcony could be used for rest and relaxation as advertised. The room has ample size and storage space for two people. The safe is large enough to handle most valuable items. If I had taken my old laptop, it would have fit in the safe with no problem. The one thing that really sticks out in my mind is the size of the bathroom shower. The increased size is really a plus. This is a forward cabin, in rough seas I only felt the heavy rock and roll a few times. It is a long distance from the elevators and the eating venues. But it helps you walk off some of the delicious food.