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does anyone know of a way to find out how full a particular cruise is before sailing?
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Go to their web site(Carnival.com) for instance, and click on ship,then the cruise and then keep clicking on the "book It" until you come to where your cabin is and the click on that deck. It will show you how many cabins are still available. I do this 2 times a day.

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that is cool, i never new you could do that, thanks for the tip.
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You are very welcome! I didn't know how to do it until I read these boards.
There is more information on here than you will know what to do with.

Great tips and help. Ask anything, someone on here can answer your questions.

Are you cruising on Carnival? That is the only cruise line we have been on

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yes, this will be our 3rd carnival cruise, first one for a week and first one with a balcony.
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This will be our first one with a balcony also. So exciting.

I hear that once you have a balcony, you never want to go back to an insdie cabin. I guess I will just have to see?

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the balcony adds to the cost but i have a feeling it will definetly be worth it.
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I so agree with you. We have alsways wanted one and now this time we just did it.

We have one of the extended balconies on the AFT of the ship on the Verandah deck.

I think we will be very pleased with our decision.

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It will be our first time with a balcony and we too are excited about it.
I thought this time of year would be extremely crowded on cruises. I noticed when looking at our cruise on the 16th that there are lots of cabins still empty. I am really surprized...
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I'm in the same boat (no pun intended!) as both of you, my cruise in May will be my first one week and first balcony! Darlene, I can tell you that aft balcony will be well worth it! We booked one of those but just yesterday a wrap around cat.11 suite came open so we nabbed it instead!

And our PVP warned me that once you go with a balcony, and especially a suite, you never go back! Might be changing my cruise this summer! lol
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Go to their web site(Carnival.com) for instance, and click on ship,then the cruise and then keep clicking on the "book It" until you come to where your cabin is and the click on that deck. It will show you how many cabins are still available. I do this 2 times a day.

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OK I tried it and I guess I did it wrong.
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You will not want to go back to an inside or an oceanview cabin after a balcony. The fact that you can watch the sail aways from your own balcony, chill out when you want some quiet time, wake up and have your room service coffee on the balcony instead of rushing up on deck from an oceanview/inside cabin is the best. The one I like the most is letting the breeze from the balcony dry your hair in 15 minutes and saving electricity by not using a hair dryer!!!!!

My mom and I went Jan of 07 and had a balcony on the Victory. She went with my brother three weeks later (don't ask, very long story) on a four day cruise (Sensation) and ten days in Orlando and they had a Upper deck oceanview. My mom was lost without the balcony. Thankfully the four day cruise was port intense (24 hours in Nassau) and only one day at sea.

I hope you all love the balcony life, you'll want to spend more time in the cabin because of it!!!!
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Go to their web site(Carnival.com) for instance, and click on ship,then the cruise and then keep clicking on the "book It" until you come to where your cabin is and the click on that deck. It will show you how many cabins are still available. I do this 2 times a day.

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OK I tried it and I guess I did it wrong.
I can't get it to work either.
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Go to their web site(Carnival.com) for instance, and click on ship,then the cruise and then keep clicking on the "book It" until you come to where your cabin is and the click on that deck. It will show you how many cabins are still available. I do this 2 times a day.

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OK I tried it and I guess I did it wrong.
I can't get it to work either.

WHEW!!!!!!!! I don't feel like a total schmuck now

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it worked for me and you have to pretend like you are booking a new cruise, when you get to the cabin assignment page it will show you what cabins are available, you have to do it for each catagory so it can be tedious but if you just want to know how booked it is around you you can see that pretty easy.
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Then only way I know how to check it is really time consuming, but it works. I make a spreadsheet in Excell and list all of the cabin numbers in the catagories I am watching. Then I go to the book it now part of their website. Carnival only lists about 10 rooms on their available list. If there are less than 9 or 10 listed that's all they have! I start by looking at the list of available rooms that they show and I highlight the cells with those room numbers green (for available). Then I start checking all of the other room numbers one by one to see if they are available. You enter in the room number in the space that says preferred cabin number and then click on select. If the room is available it takes you to a different screen where you enter in all of your personal information. If it isn't available it takes you back to the booking screen with a red error message that says they couldn't find the room number you requested (or something like that). If the room is unavailable I turn that cell red (for taken).

I did this when I was trying to see if we were going to get an upgrade from a cat 6D oceanview to a suite on the Elation. When we booked it there were several room available and they slowly dwindled down and I kept going to the gifts and services area and checking to see if we had a room assigned. As it turned out we were upgraded to a cat 12 suite.

Now that they have the E Docs, you can see your room assignment as soon as the assign it.

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Go to their web site(Carnival.com) for instance, and click on ship,then the cruise and then keep clicking on the "book It" until you come to where your cabin is and the click on that deck. It will show you how many cabins are still available. I do this 2 times a day.

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OK I tried it and I guess I did it wrong.
Okay, I tried too, but It didn't work for me either, maybe because I have balcony guarentee?
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OK I got it! I don't know why I actually tried it though. As long as I am booked I don't care if the ship is full. The more the merrier.
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Just for the fun of it, I looked on the Carnival site to see how booked it was, although I only checked two decks, but seem like few left, even 15months away. I have an inside on Panorama deck, near the back, and mercy, I need to learn some of the right words....is that aft?.....anyway, my sister will be right across the hall in a balcony cabin, and she said I could hang out with her, as her hubby like the casino's. I wonder if her balcony is an extended, or just a 6" type? Hmmmmm 8271
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8271 is a regular balcony on the Valor.

We have cabin number 8450, that one is extended.

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