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averrette July 27th, 2010 04:42 PM

Port Hole Windows
 
Do the port hole windows open? Anybody got any pictures of port hole rooms? We are booked on the Truimph, Cabin 1210.

johnthed0g July 27th, 2010 04:54 PM

Don't think so....& you can't see much, at least the one we had on QE2 you couldn't. I would get a cabin with a window if I could....

Trip July 27th, 2010 05:44 PM

All you can do is look out. ;)

Lakers Fan July 27th, 2010 07:27 PM

We had a port hole on our first cruise ,it was an upgrade from an inside room .I do not recommend it at all

Fern July 27th, 2010 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by averrette (Post 1305762)
Do the port hole windows open? Anybody got any pictures of port hole rooms? We are booked on the Truimph, Cabin 1210.

If you're sailing on a budget and just need some light from outside, they're fine. Unless you're going to spend a lot of time in your cabin you shouldn't have any problems.

skymaster July 27th, 2010 08:14 PM

The above posts are absolutely correct. They DON'T open, and the only thing they're good for is to give the cabin some light. (Something I DON'T want in the afternoon when I nap, and in the morning when I like to sleep in!)
If you're going to get an ocean view, get a window, or on Spirit Class ships, get the 4-K. That's the best bargain on the entire ship IMO. :cool:

"SKY"

Snoozeman July 27th, 2010 10:48 PM

Some port hole openings are huge. You can actually get up in them. Depends on the ship. I have no problems with a porthole cabin especially when solo.

dfhawk60 July 28th, 2010 08:02 AM

this is a different class of ship, but it may give you a idea.

Carnival freedom, cabin 2212, two fixed single beds

http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery2/...s/590/8608.jpg

JLRapp18 July 29th, 2010 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by skymaster (Post 1305800)
The above posts are absolutely correct. They DON'T open, and the only thing they're good for is to give the cabin some light. (Something I DON'T want in the afternoon when I nap, and in the morning when I like to sleep in!)
If you're going to get an ocean view, get a window, or on Spirit Class ships, get the 4-K. That's the best bargain on the entire ship IMO. :cool:

"SKY"

What's the deal with a 4K room? I looked on Carnivals website and it appears they are considered a interior cabin but the have an obstructed window? How obstructed is it?

green_rd July 29th, 2010 01:29 PM

The obstructed view cabins are behind the lifeboats. Exactly how obstructed the view will vary based on the alignment between the window and the lifeboat. If you are across from the top part where the pilot sits you won't have much of a view. If you happen to be between two lifeboats you would have a better view.

TwiceAroundTheBlock July 29th, 2010 10:47 PM

Last month we were aboard the Carnival Liberty and had 2 port holes. No, you couldn't open them but they did have heavy covers that you could close if you wanted your room completely dark.

A little sign was posted under them informing us to "close the port hole covers (to block out the light) during the night so not to interfere with the navigational system". ????huh With our big modern and sophisticated ships now, this could really cause a problem?
Maybe some of our retired Navy can explain this to me.

Anyway, we didn't close the port hole covers every night (nor did the steward), but we did pull the heavy drapes across them.

Personally, I really don't care for the port holes (although it's better than no view at all). It was like looking thru oversized binoculars.

ttam August 2nd, 2010 08:50 PM

close the port hole
 
white light can be seen for miles at night, can some time be misteked for somthing else. carriers use red light at night on the flight deck so the color of the lights dont carry and interfere. i know did many a night inthered light.
boB:cool:

Kamloops Cruiser August 2nd, 2010 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by TwiceAroundTheBlock (Post 1306240)


A little sign was posted under them informing us to "close the port hole covers (to block out the light) during the night so not to interfere with the navigational system". ????huh With our big modern and sophisticated ships now, this could really cause a problem?
Maybe some of our retired Navy can explain this to me.

.

Reason is to block the light so that the night vision of the bridge officers
isn't affected. On Princess some of the balconies near the bridge also to have have the curtains closed as well.:-x

zydecocruiser August 3rd, 2010 12:05 AM

Cruise ships are hardly stealth - especially when it comes to light.

Wasn't aware of any port hole cabins on Carnival that could interfere with the bridge.

Some people love the port hole seats..

http://www.zydecocruiser.com/Carniva...2/P1110595.JPG

The port holes don't open - you wouldn't want them to - but they can be sealed for your protection!


http://www.zydecocruiser.com/Carniva...2/P1110597.JPG


http://www.zydecocruiser.com/Carniva...2/P1110598.JPG



http://www.zydecocruiser.com/Carniva...2/P1110599.JPG

averrette August 4th, 2010 11:14 AM

Which ship was this?

katlady August 4th, 2010 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by averrette (Post 1307438)
Which ship was this?

Zydeocruiser has the best pictures.:D I love going to the blog and just looking at the food pictures. Anyway looking at the web address of these port hole pictures the ship is the Carnival Sensation.


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