I stayed in 9204 over 10 years ago. I don't recall it being a big issue if you don't have mobility problems. We would take a right and hit the outdoor stairway a few feet from the cabin most of the time to get around the ship. You can walk right thru the dining room and many people do. It does seem a bit odd but most of the day it is empty. As you can see there are clear walkways to pass thru the area and check out what people are eating.