We had an aft balcony on the Spirit, deck 4, 4230, 2nd one from the left in this picture, same level as the flag. The overhang covered us from above and not too much sun. The view was great and wonderful extra long balcony. My only complaint was the ocean noise, very loud. We were so close to the ocean, you couldn't have a conversation while having breakfast out on the balcony and it was hard to concentrate while reading. I just googled this so you might try again because I know there are side views available on webshots too.
If you sleep late you may not want the deck directly beneath the adult pool area - they shove around deck chairs fairly early in the am - if you are a light sleeper it might disturb you. Of course, coffee is only 1 deck up, but then there's room service ...
Deck 7 and 6 should be quiet and convenient to everything - some posts have mentioned "soot" from the engines may accumulate on the deck chairs and balcony at night so dust off before you sit, however we've never had this problem, though it could be unique to Spirit class ships. Carnival Triumph was not an issue -we were #8448 on deck 8
As you move down from deck 8 to deck 4 the overhang (roof over your balcony) becomes greater and the depth of the balcony increases too. If it rains you'll get wet on deck 8 less on deck 7 and so on ... deck 4 is covered or "protected" this most." You'll get sun during the day but when its "directly overhead" you are very well shaded.
Deck 4 allows you to hear the ocean and can be quite romantic and soothing with the water wooshing past as you travel to your next port ... did I mention it was also romantic!
Deck four also was split into a few different little rooms on the Legend, we went upstairs at the end to check it out and it had a different outlay, we had a little sitting room with a t.v., and private bedroon with a t.v. then a little dressing room with a walk in closet, and the bathroom was off the sitting room ,it was great !!!!!!!!!!!! like a tiny apartment.
your right the best money I spent, but the room next door was awesome also without the extra because it was also on A CRUISESHIP, in the same ocean, enjoy no matter which you pick.
Yes, there is an overhang on 4230 and every cabin across the entire length of the stern of Spirit class ships - your cabin's overhang is identical to 4228 "see photos." Note: all Spirit class ships are viritually identical. Therefore, the Legend photos will also be a fair representation of what you'd expect on the Pride, Miracle and Spirit.