We've been in AE cabins on the Dawn and the Gem- both are located in the stern. Definitely a nice view, and even in rough weather we never noticed anything. (Except for the glasses in the bar being knocked over when the Gem hit a couple of bad waves . Woke up, righted everything, and went right back to sleep .
Norwegian Gem Jan 2008
Norwegian Dawn May 2007
Regents Mariner July 2006
Big Red Boat July 1988
We did a wonderful trans-Atlantic in a deck 10 BA on Jewel and loved every minute. Unfortunately, if we keep having threads like this no one will sail except in a stern stateroom, and it will become impossible to book one.