Scott, you may have some motion in your cabin, as they are located on a high deck toward the bow. However, there are ways to deal with it - wristbands, Bonine, etc. - which are very effective. Keeping busy also helps, and you'll have plenty on Carnival to keep you occupied! Enjoy your balcony, but don't expect total privacy on it (word to the wise here!) [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img] Best time for the balcony, in my opinion, is coming into or leaving a port - make sure you watch the goings-on if you can. Have a great time!