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Old February 13th, 2011, 08:39 PM
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Looking at the Dream for later this summer. Anyone stayed in a cove balcony before and have an opinion on it?
We've done regular balcony rooms on the Valor.

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We love Cove Balconies and have one booked for a b2b on Carnival Magic in a few months.

Here are pictures of the one on Carnival Dream:
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Great pictures! What did they do with the balcony furniture when they came along and closed the weather doors?
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A picture is worth a thousand words........thanks for sharing. I think that answered my question. I'll be talking to our Carnival person tomorrow.
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Great pictures! What did they do with the balcony furniture when they came along and closed the weather doors?
We took it inside. Chairs went under the bed and we had an extra table which was good since we had filled the other one.
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They sure look cozy and basically private.

Are those "storm doors" closed because these balconies sit quite low on the ship?
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I don't like the boats right above my head when I look up, that would be a deal breaker for me. I want to see the sky and stars, but thats just me.
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My personal cruise planner talked me out of getting one. He said there are times when they will close access and/or times when you'll be getting wet. They are very low to the water.
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They sure look cozy and basically private.

Are those "storm doors" closed because these balconies sit quite low on the ship?
Only closed in case of anticipated extreme weather when you wouldn't want to be on the balcony, anyway.

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I don't like the boats right above my head when I look up, that would be a deal breaker for me. I want to see the sky and stars, but thats just me.
They aren't for everyone, however, many people don/t like looking down and having their view blocked by the promenade deck, and below that, the lifeboats.

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My personal cruise planner talked me out of getting one. He said there are times when they will close access and/or times when you'll be getting wet. They are very low to the water.
They aren't that close and are very popular. Carnival often offers upgrades to people to switch from these least expensive balconies to something higher, noisier, smellier, and less private.
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I LOVE the cove balcony. I have been on Dream twice and only want a cove balcony for future cruises. I loved being that close to the water. Of course, you are gambling that if the water gets rough they may seal off the door until the water is not so rough. I would definately risk it though for my future Dream cruises!
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Thanks for the great pictures! We've booked a cove balcony on the Carnival Magic. It looks like we'll enjoy the cabin and save about enough to pay the auto-tips.

BTW, is that a John Heald bobblehead doll looking out the window ?
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It is absolutely a John Bobbleheald!
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That cove balcony looks cozy. but unless you're facing the sun, it obviously wouldn't be the best place on the ship to work on your tan. That close to the water, it would be a cool place to do a little deep sea fishing if you could smuggle a fishing rod on board.
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yes....cove balconies seem to be the rage right now, but not appealing to me at all nor my clients. All that bulk metal surrounding me.....just is not appealing at all, I want a full view when I look out the door leading out to my balcony and not ubstructed by a bunch of steel.
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Different strokes. When I look down I like to see water. Not the promenade deck or lifeboats.
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Different strokes. When I look down I like to see water. Not the promenade deck or lifeboats.
I hear you on that!!
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We've never had a cove cabin. However, I have been told that the balcony tends to be fairly damp and sometimes outright wet even in calm seas with the balcony furniture being almost useless due to being wet.. Perhaps someone who has been in one can amplify? Thanks,
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We've never had a cove cabin. However, I have been told that the balcony tends to be fairly damp and sometimes outright wet even in calm seas with the balcony furniture being almost useless due to being wet.. Perhaps someone who has been in one can amplify? Thanks,
Not our experience at all and we used our balcony a lot. As mentioned, we have another one booked for b2b on Carnival Magic.







There is certainly potential in rougher seas, but oh the view!


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Thanks Zydecocruiser. As I said we haven't tried it yet but maybe on a future cruise.
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We have one booked for the Magic and I can't wait.

I usually get a Spa cabin on any ship with the Cloud 9 Spa...but this time we went with a cove and I will just purchase the Spa amenities for the week.
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We love Cove Balconies and have one booked for a b2b on Carnival Magic in a few months.

Here are pictures of the one on Carnival Dream:
Carnival Dream Cove Balconies
We just booked our first cove balcony.. I know we are going to love it but my husband is afraid our cabin is to far forward and we will get a lot of sea spray in higher seas. We are booked on the magic Thanksgiving week.. we are in cabin 2277. any opinion on forward/midship as opposed to a little farther back?
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We just booked our first cove balcony.. I know we are going to love it but my husband is afraid our cabin is to far forward and we will get a lot of sea spray in higher seas. We are booked on the magic Thanksgiving week.. we are in cabin 2277. any opinion on forward/midship as opposed to a little farther back?
Howdy, I am in cabin 2275 september 29,2013 on the Magic. I will let you know how it was for us.
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My only advise if you get a Cove Balcony cabin, get one from the middle to the rear of the ship. We had one near the front and more than half the nights on a seven day cruise you could hear the constant banging of the waves on the hull especially at night. Water never got on our balcony or did the storm doors have to be shut, it was just a banging noise. They are different when in port and you are facing the dock. Great view.
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