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Old September 14th, 2009, 12:50 PM
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My partner and I will be sailing the Celebrity Solstice and want a room with veranda. Motion sickness is not an issue. Do people have thoughts on the side versus the back of the ship for choosing a veranda?
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We are on the Solstice, too, this coming January for a B2B. Personally,
we love the "hump cabins" -- had our first on the Mariner of the Seas
for our trip to South America --- loved the extra room between the bed
and balcony doors. Plus the balcony extends out a little from the rest
of the ship -- very desirable locations per other's comments. We would
love to try a suite someday --- would depend on the shade/sun that
hits the balcony. I understand the aft cabins on the Solstice have no
shade whatsoever --- I like the sun but like my shade, too.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 05:42 AM
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Not sure you are talking the aft balconies, that face the rear of the ship or just towards the end of the ship on the side. You just have to find out if going the aft cabins, that you have no beams or obstuctles to block the view. Usually the corners are most desired because there is a clear view from both the back and side.

Either way, just having a balcony is a huge plus on any cruiseship, have a great time.

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Old October 27th, 2009, 08:11 AM
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Aft balconies have no breeze - which can be good or bad. Also if it matters to you they often are open to those above.

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I like the side baconies midship. That is what we usually book.

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