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Old February 25th, 2011, 07:52 AM
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Question Spirit Class Balconies

Looking at Miracle for our next cruise (maybe). We've never sailed a Spirit class ship. I'm curious about the effect of the accordion shape of the upper passenger decks. It seems this will either make some of those balconies more or less private. Also it seems the inner most balconies may also have some limited views.

What do you think what are the best and worst balconies on Spirit class ships (ignoring aft or wrap arounds?)


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Old February 25th, 2011, 10:35 AM
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When we cruise on a Spirit class vessel, we always make sure we get a balcony that is not where the lifeboats are. We always try and get them where we do not overlook the lifboats. For our next Miracle cruise we are booked in Cabin 6196. If you look at the deck plans on Carnival you will see what I mean. Hope this helps.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:30 PM
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We enjoyed the Carnival Spirit. We had an extended balcony on our last cruise aboard her. We had plenty of privacy... See my attached photos.
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We always stay in the aft cabins. It gives you about as much privacy that a stateroom balcony can provide. The big bonus is no wind on the balcony and minimal foot traffic outside your door. No one comes to the end of the hall unless their cabin is there and there are only 6 cabins. The view is also very different from the side cabins.
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I love the Spirit class ships over all others. We always try and book the extended balconies, much more comfortable and you're able to stretch you legs out. Can't go wrong!!!
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Like Shipmate, we always try to get an extended balcony and this last trip in Feb, we did a suite. IMO, it was worth the extra 300.00 for the both of us.

We are taking the Spirit again in July to Alaska and booked 6216, mid ship.
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