We weren't exactly in those rooms, Deb, but we were in 7548 just last week (oh, how I'd love to be there now . . .).
Anyway, you will be on the starboard side of the boat (on the right when you are facing the front of the ship), towards the back (aft). The 7500 rooms are starboard, the 7000 rooms are port. Numbers run from lowest in the front (forward) to higher in the back (aft).
In my opinion, the starboard side of the boat had the better views in the ports on the Eastern cruise.
As for the lifeboats, they are on Deck 4, so you will not see them from your deck.
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