Notes: The room was not noisy to us. On the first night and the last night, we could hear the waves lapping against the side and we enjoyed the sound. There were faint mechanical noises at various times but none were annoying or interrupted our sleep.
Deck 1 is great on port days and the midship location was good too. It is a very quiet floor for foot traffic. We used the stairs even to get to deck 9 for the exercise and the elevators were rarely delayed.
The 2 portholes are small but it did provide adequate light. We prefer the larger single porthole but we received a free upgrade and were happy with the room.