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Old January 22nd, 2007, 05:14 AM
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Default Balcony doors on Carnival

What do you use to keep them open?
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We used our luggage , We could only use it for short periods as it shuts the air condiition off
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We use a bungee cord.
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On the Conquest, we did not keep our door open. First, the door is very heavy. I had brought bungee cords but never used them. Actually, it was warmer outside than inside and we did not want the door open. It does turn the A/C off. Never did prop it open.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 08:27 AM
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We used a rolled up washcloth on the Spirit during our Alaskan cruise. Worked fine.
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We just got back yesterday from the Mexican Riviera on the Carnival Pride, we had a balcony also... We used the Ice tongs to hold the door open believe it or not. You just open the door all the way and slide the tongs in length-wise and it worked like a charm!
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I have never been on a Carnival ship. Why do you need to prop the door open? Does it lock you out if it closes?
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It doesn't lock you out, it just closes. Unless you have something to keep it from closing, like the Ice Tongs! I'm telling you, that worked so good. You could just relax on the bed with the balcony door open and fresh sea air coming in. It was SO nice!
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Ok. I am used to the sliding doors in the cabin. No need to prop them open.
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That's too funny about the ice tongs, and wash cloth. I think I will start a new tread called alterior uses for things on a ship! ha
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We used bungie cord on carnival trimuph. I'm a sound sleeper,and 26 years a sailor, so dosen't make much differance to me, but a nice novelty for my wife and she lover the sound of the ocean at night.
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If the AC goes off when you open the door, use a magentic pad, (The kind everyone has holking notes on their frig), on the door latch. That usually negates the AC on/off switch.
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In order to keep the door open, what do you hook the bungee cord to? From the door knob to what...? From the pictures I've seen (unless you're in a suite), there is only a wall there. Somebody...please educate this po' old country girl!
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There was a pie shaped piece of wood or plastic, (can't remeber which), next to the door that opens to the hall. It's used to keep the door open when your steward is servicing your cabin. It's kinda hidden under the closet door.
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bungie cord --- and we keep it open 90% of the time which is why we cruise in February or cooler months. Love the sound of the ocean! Especially at night!!! Automatic fan.
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This will be our first balcony and didn't know to ask about the door.
I figure a slider can be kept open with a rubber door stop.
We are on the NCL Pearl.
If it is a swing door...will a stopper work?
One and a half inches tall.
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