A couple of weeks ago we were on the freedom and we had the inside cabin. I used the advice that I have read on this chat. At night time we turned the tv on to the channel of the front of the boat and mutted the music. It gave our room a glow at night, so it wasn't pictch black and when the sun came up our room got light with the outdoor light. It would of been nice to have a balcony, but for the extra money we used it on the excursions. We did not spend a lot of time in our room. We had a great time.
Initially we picked a inside cabin, because we have a 3 year old and I did not like the thought of the balcony and a 3 year old.