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Old June 4th, 2011, 05:09 PM
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On our last two Carnival cruises we noticed that the ship turned off power to the balcony lighting at night. The purser desk told us this was to keep people off the balcony after dark for safety reasons. I don't know about others, but that's the big reason we get a balcony. To enjoy late night or early morning reading in the privacy of your own stateroom. Going on the Dream in Sept. anyone know if they still do this?
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Old June 4th, 2011, 06:03 PM
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Hmmm.. if they turn the lights off at night when else do they expect people to use them? dull days? Mind you people that leave them on all night are a pain.
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I don't understand why they do this, but they did the same thing on the Celebrity Equinox this past april.

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I sure hope they don't turn it off! You are right - thats one main reason for getting a balcony!!! Keep us posted
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I never noticed and we sit on the balcony for hours late at night. Maybe between the stars and moon we didn't miss it.
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I never noticed and we sit on the balcony for hours late at night. Maybe between the stars and moon we didn't miss it.
You are right. I love to have a drink at night and enjoy the moon and the stars.
The moon reflecting on the ocean is one of the things that I love about the balcony.

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I've never turned my balcony light on at night. I do plenty of reading during the day time. At night I just enjoy listening to the water.
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I've never turned my balcony light on at night. I do plenty of reading during the day time. At night I just enjoy listening to the water.
I like to do that as well.

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I think you have to be mindful of your neighbors. If you turn your balcony light on at night, the people on both sides of you and above you are going to be lit up too. There's enough light from within the cabins and other ship lights to gently illuminate a balcony. It's much better to be able to sit peacefully on your balcony after dark and rest, relax, enjoy a drink or just watch the water, lights in the distance, etc. without being bothered by a neighbors glaring balcony lights.
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Some work, some don't. I think it may have more to do with interfering with navigation and perhaps security.

I think you can get plenty of light on the balcony if you just don't shut the curtains. Also the ship itself is a beacon generating lots of light.

On our recent Magic cruises, our balcony light did work, but I only turned it on to take a picture of it.

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I agree, that is one reason for getting a balcony, and we use the light, and turn it off when we retire.
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