I feel less qualified than others to respond. We sailed in an aft balcony and absolutely loved it. On another cruise we had a starboard balcony next the the corner, only had problems when arriving in port. The captain was fond of using the side thrusters in docking and it shook us on deck 7.
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013