If you are prone to sea sickness stay toward the middle of the ship. Some of the aft cabins (back end of the ship) have larger balconies no matter if it is a mini-suite or regular cabin with balcony. We prefer the Baja deck, with cabins above & below you - seems to be quieter but just my opinion. We have no preference to which side of the ship we book our cabin. Most important to us is a view of the sea while we have our morning coffee!!