WE just got back and ours was on the verandah deck with a verandah just past where the lifeboats are and by the elevators toward the back. We were perfectly happy with ours and I didn't need all the snobbishness that come with the S categories. I don't like how Hal classify people by their rooms and give more to those in the s rooms. We all pay good money and alot to cruise with them. Should all be classified as VIP's.
ps Our verandah was not windy, I heard you wanted a verandah on the back of the boat because it's not as windy. Well you are well protected on your verandah with a petition on each side and the smoky glass. I usually just got settle in my chair to read when my husband would see somthing and I have to get up. Also the back of the boat you can look down onto those balconies easily from the lido deck. Never saw anyone on them.
We went with a ta offline though they have a website. It was one we had gone with before.