For the category cabin i want to pay for, deck 2 is the only one available for my sail date. my last cruise we stayed on deck 5 and loved it. i have been on deck 2 and seemed more cramped and loud. for those you who have stayed on deck 2, was it okay? how was the noise of the families and the engines? did you feel cramped or claustrophic? for me to upgrade to a category 8 stateroom on deck 5 it is $600 more. not worth it in my opinion. Thanks in advance for your replies.