Andrew and Julie and Jim and Lou: We are back from our Sapphire cruise to Alaska and our Lido deck cabin. It was wonderful and we loved being on the Lido deck. No noise at all from the decks above, balcony totally covered and I would recommend these cabins ... it was great being on the same deck as the Horizon court and we were only one set of stairs below the deck that leads to the top of the bridge. Easy to get out and up there - all the cabins are the same...and there was plenty of room...suitcases fit under the bed...at least mine did. The showers are a bit small but managed just fine. It was a bit of a walk to the aft elevators to the traditional dining room but that was okay...I think we wore off the desserts!! We were the farthest cabin forward on the Lido deck so it was never noisy....
The ship is stunning and it was a wonderful week. Trying to figure out how soon we can go again! Right now we're thinking of northern Europe and St Petersburg! But I'd settle for Alaska anytime.
Let me know if you've got any other questions.