These are pictures of Carnival Elation Cabin E-2 (empress deck stateroom 2). We booked a porthole room for the first time and were pleased with the space and view. Remember, porthole rooms one of the least expensive rooms on the ship. Although they are inexpensive, they are not less desirable. In many ways, it was more desirable than an upgraded option. The extra space under the porthole served as a window seat and also as additional counter space. The motion of the ship at the front is unique and is like being rocked in a cradle. We experienced no negatives in this room. We never heard noise from the stage above and were not awakened by ship related sounds. This room is highly recommended.