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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Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015
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.
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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MS Carnival Glory 11/2010
MS Carnival Liberty 11/2007
MS Carnival Spirit 10/2006
MS Carnival Victory 12/2005
MS Star Princess 12/2002
MS Carnival Victory 12/2000
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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.