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Old May 8th, 2010, 12:56 PM
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Default Aft Balconies

Looking at taking the Dream and booking an aft on the Vista Deck (deck9). This is the deck below the lido deck restaurant. Is this a good choice? Pros and cons, eg, wind, noise, views
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Hi There,
We also booked 2 connecting aft. Cabins on the Dream for April 2011. We always try to book aft cabins as jusat ...like it.
Yes......you could encounter a bread crust or orange peel from above as we had from guests that do not realize treating the birds does not always work. Just so you know! BUT we still book aft as for most part.............no big issue. BUT.........do wish it were a fine pastry that flies in!!!! Ha ha
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I'm interested in the repose to your question too. I've been wondering about aft balconys in general.

What is the downside?

Advantages?
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We love aft balconies, just sit & watch the wake, little wind, we have had sunrise & sunset in our windows. For us the best spot on the ship.
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Much motion? Noise?
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We were the last cabin starboard side on Splendor last year. Even though we were on deck seven we felt a lot of vibration when ever the ship maneuvered with the pods. This amounted to a less than gentle wake-up call when we arrived in port. By Friday we'd just roll over and say "we're here"
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Much motion? Noise?
Well we were on a different ship, P&O Arcadia but no real motion to mention & remember from the UK we go through the Bay Of Biscay to go almost everywhere! Yes to pod vibration when entering port/manouvering but it wasn't a problem. A memory to treasure sailing into Venice at sunrise with the sun streaming into our cabin...which meant going out, sunset behind us.
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Bad Idea!

Vibrations!
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Bad Idea!

Vibrations!
No it isn't, best cabins on the ship, wonderful views of the wake & coming & going from ports too.
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We think the aft balconies are the best cabins on the ship. The breeze isn't as strong at the back as it is on the sides and to me the ride is better then the front or middle. The cabins at the aft of the ship make up a little community and being staggered like they are, according to deck, the higher up you are the more people you can see and talk to.

They cost a little more but I think they are worth it!
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I've been in aft cabins on Carival Victory (7427) and Conquest (7448). The balconies are much bigger than standard and they now charge more for these cabins. I love these rooms and don't even notice the vibration except entering or leaving port. Go for it!
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First time we had one on P&O Arcadia the cabin had a HUGE balcony AND it was slightly cheaper, presumably due to reluctance to book cabins other than dead centre because someone once said that was "the thing to do"
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Destiny cabin 8330 and the Legend cabin 7300

I loved both aft cabins. The balcony on the Destiny was HUGE and the views were unbelievable on both of them. If I can remember correctly there was a slight soot problem on the Destiny but the balconies were washed in port. I did notice a slight rocking motion at night but the motion just rocked me to sleep.
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