I will let you know in 48 days as I also booked a aft cabin with the extended balcony on the Valor. (8459) I have asked many questions about them and have gotten few responses but the ones I did recieve were all positive. My DW and I are counting down the days.
The hubby and I are cruising on the Carnival Conquest in 48 days out of Galveston Texas.....and we have booked an aft cabin on the Empress deck, so I will let you know also how the cabin, balcony, and area of the ship are upon our return.
My wife and I had a rear corner balcony on the Glory a year ago. We loved it, we could lay in bed and look out the back of ship and see the world float away. Plus since we were a corner cabin, our balcony wrapped arond to the side of the ship too, so we could get that view as well.
02/2008 Carnival Pride
10/2006 Carnival Glory
We didnt have a balcony on the Liberty but were booked on level 1 in the very back. Lots of vibrations, especially when we were going in and out of port with the thrusters. Scared the crap out of me a few times.
You should be a few levels up at least so i'm sure that won't be a problem. Have fun!
Carnival Liberty July 29-August 4, 2007
SWH Honeymoon June 25-July 2, 2007
Grand Cayman '98, '99, '00, '02, '03, '06
Had an aft on the Triumph last year - absolutely the best way to go.
I thought it was smoother than any other location I've had but then I've never sailed any rough waters.
Having said that, I wish everyone would quit booking the afts - they are getting harder to get.
Imperial Maj 2001
We had cabin 8461 it was a little smaller than the other cabins back there for some reason but it was still nice to watch were you have been.
Sovereign of the seas 7/16/1994
Majesty of the seas 7/16/1995
Rhapsody of the seas 7/19/1997
Sovereign of the seas 5/01/1998
we had 7351 on the miracle. the aft balcony room was great. the balcony was only somewhat private, and there was no breeze on the balcony itself but the views were great. most days were very calm but two nights were pretty choppy; i find rough seas kind of soothing (like being rocked) but my wife does not
we'd definetly get another aft balcony given the opportunity.