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Old July 6th, 2010, 01:25 PM
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I just booked a cove balcony on the Dream for my Jan 2011 cruise and I'm very excited about it.

Curious how they compare to a "regular" balcony. Can you keep the door open at night if you want to? I'm assuming they are all covered? Do you feel the ocean movement any less since the balcony is so close to the water?

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What exactly is a "cove" balcony??
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Donna, these cabins are right under the lifeboats, and close enough to the water for sea lovers to be thrilled, and queasy cruisers to sob The fact that the view above is the lifeboat, I am wondering just how claustraphobic it is....I am guessing for me, it would be...

The cruise lines really don't approve of the balcony doors being kept open.










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We had a cove balcony on the Dream and would not hesitate to do it again. They seem to be just a tad smaller than the standard balcony but not enough to be a problem. By covered I assume you mean the roof area and it is covered. I felt no difference in movement although there was some wave noise since we were close to the bow.
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Wow, that was an great YouTube video!!!! It doesnt look as closed in as I thought, tons of room above where the life-boats are.

I'm never bothered by the movement of the ship, and I love the wave noise, so this is going to be perfect!!!!

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Thanks guys,
I had no idea, now I do :-)
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Actually the Cove Balconies on dream are a little larger than the standard balconies on Dream.

Here are some pictures of ours:
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Actually, if you keep the balcony doors open, it automatically shuts off the A/C in the room Either way if it does or not it will make the room "stuffy". The Extended balconys on the Miracle and other simular class ships up on deck 10 are "set in" with a very large overhang above you (lido resteraunt) which is great for rainy weather but gets no sun and feels dark all time.
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Thanks so much for the pics - the cove looks fabulous. I read on another board that the coves were dark and scary - ??? I think I'm going to luv luv luv the cove!!!
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I can't wait to try one on the Magic!!!!
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