This is the first time I had a room without a balcony since 2008. However, we were fine with a room that had a window, and the lack of a balcony did not take away from the wonderful time we experienced. The food was EXCELLENT and I particularly enjoyed eating in the Windjammer with such a wide selection of food. The service was phenomenal and I particularly enjoyed the personal touch from the head waiters and chef during our formal dining time. There was entertainment for all and we were never bored during this cruise.