I recently sailed in 8626. It an accessable cabin, but we were given it anyway (we booked late and that's all NCL had left). Some of the obstructed cabins have two small windows, but ours had one fairly large one window. We could see straight out, but not up or down. We could hear some cheers from Pearly Kings Pub below during football games; it was not loud enough to be bothersome, kind of fun to hear happy fans. Crew were only outside window one day. Found the location to be convenient-one deck from Promenade, close to restaurants, bars and morning coffee in Blue Lagoon. I liked it better than the small porthole I had on a previous cruise.