DAVE! Thank you....in looking at the picture of Freedom, it looks like only two decks have the opening...so that is great!
You posted some pictures of a similar room that you were in and when I saw it I asked my TA to switch me from #6712 (it's one of the middle ones in the back) to the corner...just assuming that each corner cabin would have the opening.
That's great! You've made my day. We enjoy looking over the balcony especially at night and I almost changed to a regular cabin with a balcony if the rooms in the back didn't have a way of looking down at the water. Some of the pictures of the rear rooms appear that the views are obstructed with so much metal...so I'm at least hoping for the clear view from the side.