Looking for advice on the aft staterooms on Voyager class ships. In the book, it looks like the balconies are recessed from the actual end of the ship -- like there's a space, and then the actual end of the ship. What is that? We're planning a cruise on the Mariner, and like aft cabins on other cruise lines. We like big balconies with lounge chairs. Can anyone recommend any of these staterooms?
We are sailing on the Navigator in November and were originally booked in an aft cabin on deck 9. I sailed the ship for 2 nights (pre-inaugural) and saw 2 aft cabins, didn't like them and switched to midship on the outer bump.
We had stayed in aft cabins on the Grandeur and loved it, but the Voyager class ships do have an area beyond the balcony railing, which means you are not looking down to the sea from your railing. This area, between your balcony railing and the end of the ship, is large and some have obstructions like poles etc.
I know that many of you don't agree with me, but I personally do NOT like the stern cabins on the Voyager class ships, because of this area. The balconies are muich larger than on the port or starbard side, but this mystery space is not to my liking.
You answered my question! That's exactly what I was afraid of. I typically like the aft cabins, and the bigger balcony sounds great -- but I don't want that "mystery" space. With an aft cabin, I want to look down and see the water. I will pick another location. Thanks very much for your reply.
Cut and paste the above URL to get to my gallery of aft photos of Voyager-class ships! Most of the corner/aft cabins do go all the way to the rail and you can look down at the water. Even with the odd framework, most of these are great balconies! Enjoy
I had a suite on the back and the view was obstructed very badly by steel beams. Make sure you check the particular room. I prefer to be closer to the middle. Inevitably, you forget something in the room and you have to walk twice the distance back there. I prefer to exercise in the gym or the basketball court, not walking through the halls.
My preferred aft cabins on Voyager-class ships are:
1688/1388 followed by 7688/7388. I like to have some shade on my balcony and all these have some shade and some sun. I prefer corner balconies but would also be fine with the next cabin over on decks 8 and above. I'd sleep in the broom closet though, if it meant I could go on an extra cruise ;-)
One last check. I talked to my TA and she checked with RC about the sizes of the aft balconies. They say the square footage is listed as the same, although the diagram in the brochure does look larger. These aft balconies are definitely bigger than the ones on the sides of the ship (say comparing category E1), right? Looking at pictures of the E1 balconies on the side, I don't see lounge chairs (nor space for them). Am I right?
The resolution (ultimately, file size) of the photos I took (over 800) are too large to post here. I tried. I can email you directly with a slide show if you like. Are you more interested in the room or the balcony?
I'm interested in seeing some of the better balcony and room shots. Maybe you could just email a couple of them if it's not too much trouble? Do you have them posted anywhere?
If you want to reduce the file size, here are a couple of options:
1) open the file in your viewer/editor software (Microsoft photo editor is probably the easiest to use) click on image>Resize
Make the image smaller.
2) Click file>save as>there should be a "more" or "advanced options" tab with a jpeg quality factor. Lower the quality factor before you save and save it with another name. Be sure to change the name and not to overwrite the original.