This aft cabin is the same size as the regular balcony cabins in the same layout. The balcony contained 2 lounge chairs, 2 standard chairs and a small table. This pretty much filled up the balcony. It was about 8' deep but the ... Read More
This aft cabin is the same size as the regular balcony cabins in the same layout. The balcony contained 2 lounge chairs, 2 standard chairs and a small table. This pretty much filled up the balcony. It was about 8' deep but the sloping glass wall cut it to about 6' when standing at the railing. There was no smoking on any balconies which was great; you didn't have to smell your neighbor’s cigarettes. This cabins balcony can open up to the cabin to the left as you face the front of the ship.
If I get an AFT cabin again I think I'd opt for the 7th floor. There was noise from the deck above as they moved chairs and tables. Wasn't a huge deal but you wouldn't have it one floor down.
There was more vibration and rocking than I expected, especially being on the highest floor. If the ship is moving expect a constant rumbling. It's not loud and it's more of a vibration than anything else.
The location was great, unless you wanted to go to the spa, serenity deck or gym which are all the way at the other end of the ship. But it was very conveinent (1 level up) to the buffets, drink stations, pools and bars. Otherwise go down to 5 for the comedy club, bars and other common areas.
We had three people in the cabin so the couch was converted into a bed. I was a little worried about this but actually the back and arms are removed and it is pretty much just like the other two beds.
You can certainly get sun on the balcony you just have to time it right. When heading south from Port Canaveral the balcony was comfortable and shaded in the morning hours. By the afternoon the sun is hitting it and even though there was a strong breeze up top there was no breeze on the balcony. It got very hot very fast. One the way back to Canaveral the opposite was true.
Marty was our cabin steward for the week and he and his team were great. He always had ice in our cabin for us, always greeted us by name and was very attentive and friendly. We couldn't have asked for a better team to take care of us. Read Less