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We're going to book on the Triumph and I know on some decks people can look down and see the other balconies. Where are the best locations? Thanks!
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I'm not familiar with the Triumph's deck plan. But if you can avoid being directly above or below the Promenade that would be good. We were directly below the Lido and had few noise problems. Maybe the best is in between?
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Old July 16th, 2008, 06:42 PM
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The best one we ever had was a balcony on the Lido deck.

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If you REALLY want to see what is going on in the balcony below you you'll have to crawl on a chair hang most of your body OVER the railing and then you might see something more than just a person standing at the railing. Alas, doing what I mentioned would be dangerous and cause you to fall off the balcony....

Balcony cabins on Deck 6 are to be chosen carefully. You have to look to see where the cabin in and then decide. A cabin over the casino would not be fun. I have a cabin on that deck booked for January and it is over the logo/liquor/general shop, thus it should be fairly quiet. I had a cabin on Deck 10 (Panorama--1066) and it was a VERY quiet cabin as no one was above me, on one side only, and below me!!!! I have a lido deck cabin booked for September and it is prime location for all action!!!!

Best bet is to look at the floor plan and see what is above/below...
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Depends on what you want.

• Want to pick up coffee and breakfast from the buffet and enjoy it on your balcony get a cabin on the Lido deck
• A balcony low and forward gives you the best views of the water, flying fish, and occasional Dolphins. If you spend much time on a low balcony or the Promenade you can usually see flying fish on any Caribbean cruise. From that height they look like dark grey sparrows flying away from the ship until they drop into a wave. Once you start seeing them you can watch and spot 2 or 3 at a time. Sometimes a whole school. Mostly in open waters on sea days.
• Empress deck is usually between residential decks and can be quieter than decks above or below public areas. This must be a popular choice because most of the new ships put their penthouse suites on the Empress deck or a similar location.
• I agree with the other Bob. Be careful when picking a cabin below the Lido deck. They tend to be noisy, both late at night and early in the morning.
• Aft decks tend to be bigger and have a great view of the wake, but also tend to be staggered in more, giving a view straight down on the balcony below.
• On the Spirit class ships you will notice that most of the rooms are inset from the side of the ship and have an “extended” balcony. Ok that gives you another 12 inches or so from the wall to the rail but you also look straight down on the lifeboats and the Promenade. Looking fore and aft you see the cabins that are not recessed. The views are still great, but are just a little less panoramic than choosing the cabins that are not inset. Most balconies you still see lifeboats below you but they are mostly tucked in and not so obvious as from the inset cabins.
• About the only time you will get a lot of sun on your balcony is when the ship is sailing east or west and your cabin is on the south side of the ship. For Eastern Caribbean itineraries plan accordingly. Pick the side of the ship that will give you the sun during the time you want it most, outbound or inbound. Other American itineraries run mostly north and south so you’ll pick up some sun in the morning or evening but not all day.

The cruise is mostly what you make it to be. I’ve had friends on the same cruise that had a completely different experience so make your choices based on what you want to happen.
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On the Triumph, Lido or Empress. Great decks. Lido is great because you are close to the action, or if you prefer, the Empress is very quiet.
Mid ship is the best.
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We just loved the AFT balconies on the Verandah deck...We were the highest up and had very little noise from the Lido...

We will defanitely (sp) be booking this balcony cabin again

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