It doesn't matter what side of the ship I'm on. I prefer the aft of the ship. The main reason is the size of the balcony. Much bigger than any side cabin. But, that depends on which ship. The best aft cabins are on the Radiance class ships. The Voyager class ships have the support ring that blocks some of the view unless you're on a corner balcony. You probably saw some of the balcony pictures I posted links to in past posts. My next cruise on the Freedom. I'm booked on deck 9 near the hump. I couldn't get a connecting cabin on the hump, or I would have booked it. Thank you for the comment about trusting my opinions because of all the crusing I've done. But why are you laughing out loud?