Thanks for the input. Maybe someone will answer us both who has stayed in one.
Listening to the ocean, the smell, & maybe the breeze was my reason for thinking of it, too.( I wonder if the lifeboats creak at all???) We always stay in inside cabins. Had an outside once, & frankly liked the inside better. Darker & therefore it seemed quieter & easier to sleep. One of these days we'll get a regular balcony, but for now . . .