Reaching out to the cabin experts here:
We've stayed in 6136, 6135, 6144 and on the Mercury, the 7th and 9th deck.
Just booked a Barcelona Transatlantic cruise for next September 2008 and all the CC cabins on 6 were booked! I was taken by surprise and of course the TA didn't know the skinny on all the rooms. She booked me in cabin 9085, mid ship. Another option is 7181, Aft.
After our last cruise to No Europe, I recall the life boats. So my concerns are:
1) Noise from deck 10 (dining room / pool area)
2) A glass floor-window from deck 10 right above our veranda
3) Life boats-where will the best views be without a boat in the way?
Sorry if this is a repeat post, I appreciate your feedback and help.