We booked our first porthole cabin and would love if someone could tell me about the size of the portholes and if there is a window ledge you can sit on like in the outside cabins with windows... Thank you!!! I can't find any pictures of these cabins.... Debbie
I have. I'll see if I have any pics. Where are your cabins located on the ship (mid, front, back)? Our cabin was in the front of the ship, second cabin and we could not sit in the front of the window. On the Miracle and the Pride there are window seats where you can enjoy looking out (not in the cabin) and there are chairs and couches located where you can see outside.
Thank you. It is on the Ecstasy and it is the first porthole cabin (by the window cabins on the right hand side of the ship. R31. It was on special and couldn't pass it up but I haven't had a cabin int he front of the ship in 10 years... Debbie
We have also had cabins with porthole windows and they were fine for us. The only differance is that as they are close to the bow they do receive much more motion and you can sometimes hear the waves punding on the bow. In addition if you have to anchor offshore in any port you WILL get up when they drop anchor! <> It definately will awaken anyone. You have two portholes with dog lids and no you cannot sit in them as they are only about 18" in diamiter if I remember correctly. Cabin not for everybody but if you are like us and location does not bother you nor seasickness then it is a bargain.
I have been in a porthole cabin twice - E8 on the Fascination & R29 on the Fantasy. DH & I do not recall hearing the anchor or any other noise that would make these cabins undesirable. Both cabins had a ledge and we enjoyed sitting and watching the flying fish.
The port hole isn't what your thinking of, It's more like a picture window. You can get an idea of what it looks like by going to the Carnival Cruise web site and click on the virtul tours of the stateroom, all I can say is there GREAT..... Enjoy your Cruise, I'm going on one again next week....
I just met someone yesterday that came back off the Ecstasy on Monday and had a porthole cabin and she said that there was a ledge to sit on like in the window rooms just two portholes instead of a window - I really hope so because we love sitting up there at night and having a glass of wine and talking... I'll know for sure in 3 days!!!! Debbie
I had a porthole on the Norwegian Wind. It turned out to be two portholes in the space of a normal picture window. I hardly realized the difference. The light entering the cabin was great and there was a ledge to sit on. It was near the bow and, as you would expect, there is more movement, but I like it. Hope you enjoy yours.
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I've had porthole cabins twice - in forward cabins. One cabin was three from the front and had a single porthole. The last was in November on the Sensation, E-1, so it was first cabin, and had two portholes.
I like portholes, and yes OF COURSE they're round - nothing like picture windows! I'd say 18" diameter is about right. Both my porthole cabins have had nice wide ledges to sit on. I always have coffee and wine up there and watch the ocean and sunsets.
I'm only 5'1", so all I could see from the cabin floor was the sky! I had to climb up to see the ocean, but a taller person could see out just fine, I'm sure. Main thing, lets lot of light in, so far better than inside cabins!
As you can see by my picture, I have stayed in a cabin with two porthole windows, and yes there was a ledge plenty deep for sitting back with a drink. I was on the Inspiration and I believe it was the third cabin from the front on the right side of the ship. I do remember being able to hear the anchors when they dropped. It woke me up a few early mornings, but it ended very quickly. Have a great cruise!
As You Wish's picture above is the exact type of window you will have in cabin R31 of any Fantasy-class ship. I stayed in a 5A (cabin R10) on the Sensation, and that room had the exact type of window configuraton.
Also, someone mentioned R115 earlier in the thread. R115 on a Fantasy-class ship is not a 5A porthole cabin, but is actually a 6A window cabin.
By the way, R31 should be back far enough where you probably will not hear the anchor.
Hope this helps!
Just booked a 5A on the Fantasy earlier today.
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