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.
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.
Costa Atlantica, 3/23/03
Jewel, 2/1/10, RCI cancelled our cruise, (insert sound of sobbing)
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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Re: Balcony cabin ????'s
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.
Carnival Breeze with Ray B and Aerogirl 5/4/14!
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.
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.
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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