That is at the point of the Bow (forward). The deck is great. The 'reguluar outside' cabin will be much larger than comparable outside cabins. There is no balcony. The only foreseeable problem is if the seas get rough. Look at your floor plan in any brochure. We were in /#6042. Internet friends were in #6004 with 3 passengers. We only had one storm at sea, which got pretty rough, but we anchored and outwaited a Rain Storm outside the port (Port was closed due to high seas.) Friends came to our cabin to visit. You will have a fabulous view of the Helicport should there be any emergencies. We had one. Depending on your level of experiences, I would say go for it for the larger cabin if nothing else. If it gets rough, just go to a public room mid-ship. This ship was very stable.