We booked our balcony cabin E306 which is Emerald Deck on Port side. It was right by the elevators and stairways, so we just stepped out our door into the elevator and we were whisked to Lido Deck 14 for the buffets and pools, etc. It came right out at the entrance to both. One stairway down and we were right at the door to the promenade deck for our walks. When we wished to go to the Atrium for the Dining Rooms, etc. we turned right out of our cabin and walked down a short hallway and we were at the elevator or the stairs for a short descent to Deck 5 or 6 for dining. The room was incredibly quiet. We heard other folks out in the hallway only a few times, but never a bother. Above us we only had more cabins - never book a cabin below Lido. We absolutely loved the location for our cabin.