Is this better than an inside cabin? What is the obstrusted view like?Robocop wrote:
> A cat 5A onboard that ship is the French Doors with an
> obstructed view. That ship has no cabins with portholes.
All these cabins are located on the main deck which is just one deck above where the shops etc are located. They are of course much better than inside cabins simply because you have some daylight coming into the cabin. They are the same size cabins however. You get these huge windows that have the view of the ocean partially blocked by the lifeboats that are hanging from their davits. You should be able to see the water but it will not be a "picture perfect" type view. An inside cabin is totally dark without lights on and I do mean totally!
I have done some checking & also looked at a 360 view of the cabin type on the net. The entire "window" (french doors that do open) is COMPLETELY, not partially, blocked by the french doors. My T/A said that it is almost like opening the doors to a huge wall of the side of a tender. Also, some of the lifeboats may be lowered at times during the trip (crew drills or for tendering, depending upon the ports). At that time you DO get a view because the lifeboat is gone. But that is the only time. The process of the lifeboats/tenders being raised or lowered might also cause some noise. If you just want light & to let in sea air (which is nice at some times of the year but you must expect humidity & sometimes wind - which can affect the ability to keep your cabin the proper temperature for comfort), these cabins are fine. I would like to hear from some people who have actually stayed in these cabins. Was there any conversational or other noise from the public deck promenade below? Creaks from the doors? (We have double doors in our home & sometimes they rattle due to wind, etc.) Since the people who have sailed the Spirit have mostly sailed in Alaska ( I THINK?), I'm wondering how many passengers have even had this type of accommodation in the caribbean yet. Let the rest of us hear from you when someone has the experience!
I sail tomorrow in a 5-A- and will post all when I return, as many have wondered.
I choose it over an inside or 6A and considered it a very affordable option. Now
let's hope the hurricane doesn't blow the doors open!
I'm back!! Had a great cruise, I thought the room was great and posted
a review in the cruiselines (Carnival) section. For the price, it was a
great deal, and we had a view!!! Go for the cabins between the lifeboats!
Full french doors that open inside. All doors on this ship are very heavy
and keep out most noise, including ship announcements. Best room
we've ever had! (inside room cruisers) Balcony cruisers would probably
be disappointed, but I'll cruise twice this year for the price of one.