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Old September 3rd, 2009, 12:45 PM
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ok, getting ready for our October cruise, DH made a comment about having 'fun' on the balcony...uh huh..just how private are the balconies, I know you can hear if someone is on their balcony next to you, so if someone is out there obviously nothing gonna happen! .. ..but I am wondering if there are cameras? Was thinking maybe some topless sunning, but not sure that will happen now? also i heard that some balconies have lights, other do not?...dark would be good
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 01:12 PM
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ok, getting ready for our October cruise, DH made a comment about having 'fun' on the balcony...uh huh..just how private are the balconies, I know you can hear if someone is on their balcony next to you, so if someone is out there obviously nothing gonna happen! .. ..but I am wondering if there are cameras? Was thinking maybe some topless sunning, but not sure that will happen now? also i heard that some balconies have lights, other do not?...dark would be good
Most balconies are "relatively" private in the way of "seeing" someone. You can hear everything from the next balcony.

People could see you on the the balcony if they looked through a space in the partition or leaned over their balcony and looked around the partition.

I wouldn't do any topless sunbathing unless you have an aft wraparound balcony and check if the upper decks could see you.

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Balconies are not that private. They do , in a sense, offer a little privacy if you wish to sit out or lay out. You can easily hear what's going on on the neighbor's balconies and vice versa. After all, it's just a small partition between the two. Look at some brochure photos or some photos on the computer that show balconies.
And too, people leaning over their balcony rail near the partition can easily peer around onto yours and again, vice versa.
As to lights. all balconies I've seen have lights that can be turned on and off from a inside switch, although why some want to light up a balcony after dark is a mystery to me. Yours might be dark but if someone beside, below or above you flips their light on, it does to an extent, illuminate yours. I sailed once with some neighbors who, for reasons know only to them left their balcony light on all night every night. Guess they were afraid of burglars.

If you want to have " fun " on the balcony, please don't sit on the railing--that's proven to be disastrous in the past--just how much noise you make will have to be up to the two of you but you might just give the neighbors a thrill--
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Neighbors leaving the balcony light on all night or for an extended time is one of my pet peeves.

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Neighbors leaving the balcony light on all night or for an extended time is one of my pet peeves.

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You know I never really thought about it lighting up other balconies.. so if that was me... ooops, so sorry friend, we'll be sure to watch out for that in the future.
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ok, getting ready for our October cruise, DH made a comment about having 'fun' on the balcony...uh huh..just how private are the balconies, I know you can hear if someone is on their balcony next to you, so if someone is out there obviously nothing gonna happen! .. ..but I am wondering if there are cameras? Was thinking maybe some topless sunning, but not sure that will happen now? also i heard that some balconies have lights, other do not?...dark would be good
There are no camera's looking at the balconies because of privacy issues.
Otherwise they are not very private from your neighbors.
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..Here's a plan for hubby.... get to know your neighbors. Then find out if they are late sitting for dinner or early. Sign up for the opposite... you might have an hour or 2 of fun time
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