We sailed an 11 day Canada/New England in June on Celebrity and had an oceanview stateroom. It worked perfectly. We suspect that the temp would keep most people from enjoying a balcony too much. We love cool weather and spend much time on deck, but many passengers would feel the weather "too cool". When in Alaska(which we do most every summer) we usually book a balcony cabin, but to me the scenery is much better than New England. Save your money on this October sailing and use the extra $ toward another cruise.