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Old August 25th, 2003, 05:44 PM
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Hi all!

We are sailing on Oct. 12 on NCL's Sun. This will be our first balcony cabin after five cruises and we are so excited.

My question is this. Do balcony cabins usually have a screen with them or not? The reason i ask is because I would like to be able to leave the balcony door open most of the time, but have this HUGE fear of seagulls, birds etc. flying in the room !!!

Help, I know this may sound like a dumb question, but I need to know.

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Old August 25th, 2003, 07:28 PM
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Do not worry about birds or bugs. I'm sure that someone will post that has had more cruises than me (1) on a balcony. But it is my experience that anything moving doesn't attract anything that flies, ie bugs or birds. I don't even remember seeing a bird on our cruise. Just enjoy your morning coffee, early evening cocktails or even just sitting on your balcony doing nothing.

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Old August 25th, 2003, 07:43 PM
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We had no criter problems on the Conquest. However there was a sign on the door about keeping it closed because of the air conditioner. It will be up to you how comfortable you want your room. Personally sitting on the balcony and listening to the water and taking in the sites is quite awesome. I will only go with balcony rooms now.
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Old August 26th, 2003, 12:33 AM
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I've never seen a screen door on a cruise ship balcony yet. You could leave the door cracked open. If you leave it open it could affect other cabins around yours as your a/c will work harder than it has to depending on where you set it, and rooms around you are on the same circuit so their a/c will be affected also. I love to sit on a balcony if I have one, but never leave the door open at night or when I am out there.

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Old August 26th, 2003, 02:18 PM
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My mother is a little woman so get's cold easily and scared of heights. I do the bungee cord trick just to let her have some fresh air when she is resting.
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Old August 27th, 2003, 11:01 AM
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Balcony doors do not have screens and are often very heavy and open out or slide. Birds & bugs are not a problem on ships. To keep the door open for fresh air, bring a 2 to 3 ft. bungee cord. As mentioned, this will cause a problem with the air conditioning, so make sure you know you will get what you ask for! Warm air.
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Old August 27th, 2003, 01:33 PM
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ditto what the others have said. There is nothing like a balcony cabin.
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Old September 1st, 2003, 11:10 AM
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There is a problem in leaving balcony doors open, What happens is the warm air condenses and the ceiling of the cabin below you, or adjacent and water may begin to drip. PLEASE do not bungee your door open . It sucks for your cruise mates.
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Old September 1st, 2003, 05:01 PM
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Yes ! Balcany cabins are worth every dime of there charge.
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Old September 2nd, 2003, 12:16 PM
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I didn't realize this. I will keep it in mind.
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Old September 3rd, 2003, 06:42 PM
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Enjoy your balcony, have a nice cruise!
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Old September 9th, 2003, 12:26 AM
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Saw a screen door on a submarine once. ;-)
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LMAO Darrin

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Old September 12th, 2003, 08:08 PM
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I'm sorry Moon, I hope you can put it back it, otherwise, it's going to be very difficult to sit.

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Old September 14th, 2003, 08:54 AM
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We propped our balcony door open on Glory. But when my wife opened the door to the hallway all the capers and other papers were sucked out to the balcony and a few flew in the water. WOW it was like opening the door of an airplane. just a word of warning

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