When I was looking at booking on the Pride, I just asked for a "balcony cabin". They quoted a Category 8i which was on the highest deck with an extra large balcony. You just went up one deck to the gym, spa, pools, buffet, etc. The only noise we encountered was the deck hands putting the lounges down at 7 a.m. each morning - our wake up call! I just got what I felt was a great price $1300 including port, taxes and air pp and the cabin number was a good mid-ship location not far from 2 sets of elevators/stairs. I was also quoted lower Cat. 8's but for more money by other agencies. Shopping around is worth it. Never take the first quote. If you have a reputable agent and get a good price from someone else, see if your agent can meet the price, but don't give your information away. I always compare.