Originally Posted by Mr. Buffet
The problem with the balcony is that it takes away the size of your room, because the balcony cuts into your room, basically the balcony is waste because your not gonna spend anytime on it anyway. :o
A balcony increases the square footage of a stateroom. With the rare exception of a pre-1990 vessel, all modern cruise ship utilize exterior balcony structure which is easier to install and provides a more optimal outdoor experience for the stateroom guest. Many balconies add in excess of 50-100 square feet to a cabin, a significant figure given that many cabins are between 200-300 square feet.