You're right, Debra. We just returned from the Conquest and i picked my room to be in the center of the ship on deck 7. While it was great location in relation to the lido deck and the promenade deck, there was a lot of traffic outside my door. It only bothered me when i was trying to nap in the afternoon. Last year I booked a balcony guarantee and was upgraded to a 8C balcony with a decent location. It's alwasy a gamble.