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Old April 23rd, 2006, 04:01 AM
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Default Island Princess Aloha deck - recessed balconies

I am going on my first cruise to Alaska in June 06 and we chose the top Aloha deck on the Island Princess. The room we chose has a "recessed" balcony as opposed to the "bumped out" balcony rooms...can anyone tell mea about the balconies on the recessed parts of the ship. I do know that they are covered - makes it nices when it rains. But can you tell me anything else about them - like how is the view, etc???

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The following link will give you great advise on every deck of the Island Princess. Just select the deck you want to see. Be sure to look at the pictures.

http://mysite.verizon.net/res76zxu/p...ies/index.html
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hmmm, the site really did not offer the info I would have liked, especially on the "recessed" balconies. The person putting the info on the iste did not talk about those balconies. Perhaps someone on these boards will have stayed on the Aloah adeck - recessed rooms...anyone??
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You can try this site for another point of view. We had a Baja cabin on the Star Princess twice and a Caribe cabin on the Sapphire. We have been told and seen that the Aloha and Baja decks on Princess look down onto the Caribe and Dolphin decks and the Emerald decks are private. Our experience on the Caribe deck was we looked down on the Dolphin deck and could look up and see the Aloha and Baja balconies. Our deck was half covered and half open. Our view from both decks were wonderful.

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The island and Coral don't have the tiered balconies like Star, Diamond, Grand, etc

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ummmm, yes they do...these 2 ships both have "tiered" balconies...I do know the Aloha balconies are private (at least in the recessed areas) and from there you can look down to the balconies below -- those people have no privacy on the lower decks


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ummmm, yes they do...these 2 ships both have "tiered" balconies...I do know the Aloha balconies are private (at least in the recessed areas) and from there you can look down to the balconies below -- those people have no privacy on the lower decks


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You can look in the photo gallery for pictures of the ships balconies. Try http://cruisemates.com/gallery/view.php?id=1325
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The Coral definitely has tiered balconies . If privacy is important, on Princess you need to be very aware of where you book a cabin. As another person stated, some of the balconies have no privacy.
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We have been on the Island on the Caribe Deck in a recessed cabin. If you are very close to the bump out portion of the deck, your view in that direction is cut off. It worked out pretty well, though, as the people in the bump out cabin, and us, seemed to not use our balconies at the same time. We were all out on the balcony when pulling into or departing from a port, but that was about it. I would think that a recessed balcony in the middle of two bump outs would have a much better view in both directions than we did. We could not see aft at all, and could see way forward, but not past the bump out to the bridge. There was, however, plenty of ocean and sky to look at!! We had a great time.
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My apologies about the erroneous information ... My impression was the Island did not have the degree of tiered balconies as is on the Star, Diamond etc. It was never an issue with ours on the Dolphin deck, as it was on the Grand class.

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