So we are going to do our very first balcony stateroom. I was thinking this wouldn't take a lot of research, but playing around with booking.. More choices!!  Are there differences in balconies?  Are all the views great? What floor? Front, middle or back??  We normally like a cabin away from noise and near the elevator..but not too close. If this would make for a bad balcony..I'm up for suggestions. We are debating Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas or Princess Regal.  We've cruised Royal.. But not this ship   Would love any suggestions and even cabin numbers that were great. We only get to go on vacation once a year so want it to be perfect, of course  Thanks, Cyndie