I am also sailing on July 24th and this is truly going to be an experience for me. I have been in outside cabins with balconys on my prior cruises. I am cruising alone on this one and a little nervous about the size of the room, but just like cruzinsolo indicated, I'm looking to enjoy this entire ship for 7 days and only use the room, to complete the 3 S's. I can't wait!!!!