Notes: [I preface this report by admitting that I am a night owl and a light sleeper.]
This stateroom meets the high standards of finishing, decorating and cleanliness that we have come to expect on DCL. However, if you look at this stateroom on a plan of the ship, you will see that there is crew/service/storage areas on 2 sides. In addition, the door is in an alcove off the corridor, and there is a "Crew Only" door in the same alcove. We were disturbed every morning (as early as 6:15 and as late as 8:00) by the sound of doors slamming. Not restful for me. There were lots of thumps and bumps during the day, to as late as midnight. I couldn't tell, though, if every noise came from the crew area or if some were from the deck above. We could also hear the powerful side thrusters when arriving in ports.
As we try to use stairs as much as possible, it was only 3 floors from the pool and Cabanas deck. It was an easy walk down to Decks 3 and 4, too, for the shops and WD Theater, which were also forward.
I find this particular category a little cramped for 2 people, and would not have liked to have a third person with us. I consider the drawer space inadequate, and have taken to packing a sweater organizer that hangs in the closet, large enough to hold all my folded items while my stateroom partner takes the 3 drawers next to the desk.
Because of the noise, I wouldn't book this stateroom again.