The mini-suites at the aft portion of the Emerald deck are, in my opinion, the best on the ship. Unlike the mini-suites on Dolphin deck, which are completely uncovered, these balconies are COMPLETELY covered and private. The lifeboats do not obstruct your view. Some have reported hearing noise from the lounge below, but I have not. I hope you choose to keep your Emerald mini-suite - I think you'll enjoy it!