Posted May 7th, 2012, 12:59 AM
(For anyone familiar with Princess, what I was worried about was getting a cabin like those on Dolphin deck on the Grand class ships where the balcony is uncovered and totally open to the elements.)
You will be protected from the rain. An advantage of these rooms is that your view is totally open in all directions with no obstructions. There are no lifeboats below, so you can also look down to the water. It IS a fair distance to the aft part of the ship, but the forward elevators are close by. But do check what is above you; people complain that it can get noisy under the treadmills in the gym. We were in 1531, under the acupuncture room and it was very quiet. And while we were high up and forward, we never felt any more motion than anywhere else on the ship. Enjoy your cruise!