i sailed the conquest dec 9 2007 we were on the rivera deck 1345. quiet our cabin stewart Darwin was the best. no noise and it easy to get to the gangway. we will probably try a up high room at least once but for the amount of time we spent in the room it was fine. i have 2 small kids and i would be to afraid of a balcony. it a hight thing but one tip if you want to get of the boat early take all of your luggage be self aggist b/c if you don't you will have to stand in line and drag your luggage off anyway and we had 5 big bags 28" and 2 backpacks a diaper bar, toddler in stroller and 2 other bags and the line for the porter was too long so next time i will self assist.
my ship sailed 12 - 9 - 2007 CCL conquest