I have been on multiple cruises and know that some cruise experiences a balcony room is alomost neccessary (Alaska). I have also been on cruises in the carribean where it is really not needed at all. (I don't find staring at the ocean neccessary) That said, I am looking into a 12 day out of Barcelona and need to know if the ships stays close enough to land similiar to an Alaskan cruise to where I would need a balcony to truely experince the trip? Thanks for any insight. Also any tips or hints on the Europe cruises would be great.