Posted February 23rd, 2013, 04:07 PM
I was told all the balconies were the same size and we picked deck 7 as it wasn't as shaded.
As regards the smoking issue, I believed that smoking is no longer allowed on open decks/balconies. Hope this is correct!
Unlike Mariner, balconies for the aft suites (HS grade) are approx the same size, I believe and the deck plans bear this out.
Smoking is allowed on the rear outside deck of the Horizon Lounge. As it is open air, this is unlikely to affect deck 7 much, though it is possible. You may also get some noise from late night revellers, if that is the right word for a Regent crowd, in the Horizon Lounge. Though you may of course be revelling also.
Enjoy your cruise in a beautiful suite on a beautiful ship.