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Old February 6th, 2008, 02:20 PM
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Default Legend - worth it to go with an ocean view balcony suite?

I am thinking about sailing the Legend in October and wondered if it would be worth it to go with a ocean view balcony suite on the main deck. Would there be lifeboats in the way, etc. Never sailed a carnival cruise before and thought we might go for it. We normally do Royal Carribean inside cabins and have never been disappointed.

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We have ben on a couple. the last was a window room. Very nice and lots of room. This time were on the balcony, and I cant wait, When you book ask them about limited view balcony rooms. If you book early enough get a delux balcony. Floor to ceiling windows and the balcony is a little bigger. we went direct thru carnival on booking and had no problem. Good luck, I'll let you know how our room was when we get back. I leave friday to sail sunday and will return on the 17th. CANT WAIT!!!!
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i have sailed on the CCL legend in march 06. i loved it. we had a balcony room and we are hooked. i definitely think that its worth spending the extra money. thats my personal opinion others may differ. but i hope you have fun and if you have any more questions feel free to ask =]
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I have the same thought as you regarding inside staterooms (you should normally be in there to sleep and change clothes). Also remember, Carnival ships will have a larger inside stateroom than Royal. It was interesting though, we booked an inside stateroom on the Empress deck; however, we got a balcony on the Panarama deck! Nice!!! Regarding the balconies on main deck. I would guess you would get the life boats. The muster drill is held on the atlantic deck.
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We were upgraded to a balcony on our first cruise last year. I remember going out late on our first night in my jammies - warm soft air, starry skies, the lights from the ship - I started bawling like a baby. My favourite spot on the ship. Cruising this April and we booked an OV, but no such luck being upgraded this time. I know I will miss the balcony. Next time I won't leave it to chance.
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we were on the legend last year and the only balconies blocked by the lifeboats are the ones right behind them. we were the first cabin past the boats 4157 and had no sight problems at all loved the location very quiet and was our first balcony and will never go back
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if you have the extra bucks in your budget..do it
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Shasha41. Go to the Carnival site. Click on Fun Ships. Click on Legend.
Then go to each deck and check out the cabins. There is always an explanation of where a view will be obstructed.
When I'm booking with Carnival I already have run it on the site like I was going to reserve it that way. I usually know about where I want to be and what deck and have it all ready while talking to the agent. I look at what is over and under me. We like nearer aft so there is not a lot of traffic passing on the way to the elevators and stairs. It is usually quiet.
I forget which ship, maybe Liberty, where my husband could hurry to the stairs go up a deck and back down in less than a minute to get to the soft ice cream machine. He loved it.
I have always done Carnival and worked with their agent and never had a problem. If I need to know something I call Carnival or ask Cruisemates. All are happy to help you.
Carnival is very comfortable to us. Doesn't mean won't try something else sometime but we have enjoyed Carnival.
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I just went on the Carnival Legend a few months ago and i loved it!!!! i had so much fun!!!! we had a balcony and it was amazing! we we're on the upper floor and nothing was in the way of us!! but, if you do a balcony make sure it's on a level that lifeboats wouldnt be in the way!! the Carnival Legend is so fun!!! if you're a teen go to the clubs!! everythin on that ship is fun!! have an amazing time!!
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Balconys on the Legend, the only way to go? Relax out there with a couple of cocktails before dinner, just great! Do'nt forget to take binocculars.
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If a ship has a balcony we'll have one except on those smaller ships that only have a few expensive suite balconies. We have sat out having breakfast, or drinks before and after dinner, wine I mean. I have sat out reading or watching docking and leaving ports. It is fun to watch another ship beside you at some ports and waving at people. Of course you can get some of this on other parts of the ship but I like my own private balcony most of the time. It is special. If you can afford it do it.
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I did a balcony on the Carnival Freedom... sweet!!
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If you go to the carnival web site and bring up the ship you are
going on and then the floor you are booked on it will tell you
which rooms have a blocked view. Hope that helps.

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Balcony, it's the only way to go!
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You can narrow it down this way. If cost is your main concern go with the cheapest inside cabin. If you can splurge go for a balcony. On an Alaska cruise a balcony is a must, but a Caribbean/Bermuda/Mexico cruise it is not essential.
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I asked my TA about the possibility of getting an onstructed view from my balcony yet to be determined. She said that if the view from a balcony is obstructed it has to be sold as "obstructive view" so anyone should know when they book what they have if going with the guarantee thing
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Just returned from the Legend in room 5160, which had a lifeboat obstructing the view. Carnival rep sent a photo of what it was supposed to look like with a lifeboat nearly level with the floor of the balcony which would not inhibit the view, but that wasn't the case. This was our first balcony cabin, however, and I won't go back to a window again. It was great to prop the door open at night and hear the ocean and check out or port as we arrived (even around the lifeboat).
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