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Old January 28th, 2006, 12:53 PM
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Hello! I'm new to this board and have a few questions, any info will be appreciated.

Are there any balconies that are covered, if so which deck is it located in?

Can children play bingo if they are with their parents?

Are there any specialty restaurants that do not allow children?

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* The totally covered balconies are on Aloha and Baja. Caribe are half-covered and Dolphin totally open.

* Sorry don't know the bingo answer, but I would say you could buy the cards, then give them to the kids to watch.

* No age restrictions for the specialty restaurants, but I definitely think Sabitinis will be too long for the kids to sit.

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Old January 28th, 2006, 08:35 PM
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I thought of a couple more questions..

Room #B503 and #B431 on the Baja deck, how are these rooms?
Seems a little close to the lift, any noise problems?
How is the balcony?
I get motion sickness, and was wondering how much movement or swaying you feel.

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Old January 29th, 2006, 03:55 PM
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I thought of a couple more questions..

Room #B503 and #B431 on the Baja deck, how are these rooms?
Seems a little close to the lift, any noise problems?
How is the balcony?
I get motion sickness, and was wondering how much movement or swaying you feel.

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Good afternoon;
Balconies are '' standard''. and totally covered.
Your location is very near mid-ship, thus you'll feel somewhat less motion than if you were towards the bow.
The elevators noise is not intrusive, imo.
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Old January 29th, 2006, 07:56 PM
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Actually some of the balconies on the Dophin deck are covered. We are booked in a mini suite - aft for our upcoming Alasks cruise
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I so appreciate your question about covered balconies. We just booked a 15 day cruise on the Isl. Princess for October on the Dolphin deck. After reading your question, I contacted my travel agent and after some extensive research and studying photos, we realized our cabin (D517) would be totally open. Not a good thing so we spent that evening trying to find another mini-suite that would have a covered balcony. Fortunately we found one fwd on the deck but better than not be covered. Thank you so much for posing the question and everyone's response.
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IMO, too much is made about the uncovered balconies. There are no big deal. The *only* time I could see where they make a difference is in rainy climates, and then even a covered one gets rain due to the wind.

Not to mention the extra size -- both cabin and balcony -- afforded with the mini-suites

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My husband and I were on the Island Princess Aloha deck near the rear of the ship just below the Spa and right near the elevator and we loved it. We had an open balcony and would never ask for a covered one. We spent many hours sunbathing, reading and enjoying the view as we came into each port. Each morning tho we did wake up to wet table and chairs as they got wet when the upper deck was washed off at night.
The other concern (which didn't bother us but might bother you) is people could look down over the upper deck onto our deck so not someplace you would want to go in your pj's.
We never heard a single thing from the elevator and it was nice cause the laundry was only 4 doors down the hall.
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Just a test to see if this works
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I just returned from the 1/21/06 cruise to Hawaii, and was in a mid-ship balcony cabin on the Caribe deck (in the middle "bump-out area). Our balcony was fully covered, and even when it rained lightly, we were able to sit outside by keeping our chairs close to the inside of the balcony.
Also, the full coverage did not prevent us from getting enough sun to get sunburned.
We loved our location and plan to try to get the same cabin when we repeat this cruise in 2008. We were only about 30 feet from the elevators/stairs, so it was very convenient.
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I just returned from the 1/21/06 cruise to Hawaii, and was in a mid-ship balcony cabin on the Caribe deck (in the middle "bump-out area). Our balcony was fully covered, and even when it rained lightly, we were able to sit outside by keeping our chairs close to the inside of the balcony.
Also, the full coverage did not prevent us from getting enough sun to get sunburned.
We loved our location and plan to try to get the same cabin when we repeat this cruise in 2008. We were only about 30 feet from the elevators/stairs, so it was very convenient.

I'm curious what your cabin no. was. We've just booked on the Island for Oct and had to change our cabin from being on D517 to C 229 so we could have a covered/somewhat private balcony.
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We were in C501, which is on the starboard side (odd #, same as yours). We intentionally booked the starboard side so we would be on the side toward shore for the night when we cruised from Hilo to Kona. That enabled us to see the glow of the lava flow from Kilauea, while on our balcony.
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Cool!!! I never gave a thought about seeing the lava flow from our balcony at night. I guess we hadn't even taken cruisin' around and to each island into consideration. We choice that side because it gives us the most days of southern exposure for sunshine on our balcony. Now we have a bonus with the sights of a lava flow. Thanks for the info.
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DH and I will be using B431 in March and it sounds like we've made the right decision. Thanks for sharing!
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We were in C501, which is on the starboard side (odd #, same as yours). We intentionally booked the starboard side so we would be on the side toward shore for the night when we cruised from Hilo to Kona. That enabled us to see the glow of the lava flow from Kilauea, while on our balcony.
Looks like our itinerary is opposite of yours so I guess we won't be on the island side to see the volcano. Bummer!
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