Carnival PRIDE, cabins 5106-5108 combo. Inside cabin connected to a Balcony cabin.
Plus side: really great rate to have both cabins. Great for parents wanting their privacy with the kids still next door instead of across the hall.
Negative side: Balcony was very large, but too windy to use unless in port.
Balcony right under the bridge, so all the crew can look down on you.
Cabins are VERY far forward (we liked this...very quiet) but long walk to eating places.
In 2003 while on the Explorer I booked a corner aft on the Navigator for our 2004 cruise. Well now not only do I have to have a balcony cabin but I have to have an aft one at that. Last year it was cabin 1388 on the navigator and it was huge. I even got a little sunburned out sunbathing before we left the port of Miami. Now we are booked on the Jewel with an aft 8171. I hope they are nice like the one on the Navigator. The only draw back to thse rooms is the walk to the stairs or Elevators not a real problem for me.
I booked several months ago with Online Vacation Center a balcony cabin (guarantee) for a European trip on Brillance of the Seas (RCI) and was told I would absolutely not get an obstructed view. When I got notification, it was for cabin 9254, last cabin aft on port side. Although RCI brochure does not show this cabin to have obstructed view, I called RCI directly and was told it was 49% OBSTRUCTED!! After calling OVC, they changed me to cabin 9608. Imagine my disappointment if I had not checked the location and verified it with RCI? Moral of the story, never take anyone's word for the quality of the cabin location without further investigation.
We are on the Jewel in cabin 7596. Does anyone know if we will have a larger balcony or if it has an obstructed view?
BTW a great cabin was on the VOS 7388 it was a corner aft and the balcony was huge. It had 2 lounge chairs plus a table and chairs so we ate breakfast out there every morning. That was our first balcony and now I think we are forever spoiled, I tried to get an aft for a Nov trip on the JOS but they werent available, hope Im not too dissappointed.
We were in Cabin 1060 on the Brilliance of the Seas, and I believe it has the largest balcony....it was big enough to have a party....the only drawback was the overhang and we didn't get any sun until late afternoon...great location next to the Elevators center ship but could not hear them....
We have also been in 9586 on the hump which is great with beautiful views in either direction....
I've had a forward cabin on the Carnival PRIDE that was the 2nd cabin to the front. VERY quiet up there and very little foot traffic. We didnt notice any motion difference up there like we anticipated. Smooth ride! Our balcony was VERY windy though, but we were right under the captains bridge and I think it gave us a wind tunnel affect.
i sailed navigator in room 1688 starboard aft corner and must say it was an extremely large cabin widest and longest i have ever been in compared to all the rci ships i have been on. But i had to complain that there was a large pillar in the middle of the room so i had to watch where i walked in the dark. Also the balcony was a some what large but was hard to stand up in because of the shape of this corner of the ship meaning i had to bend down alot.
How tall are you Monarch Fan? I chose this cabin (and worked very hard to get it) because I was told it was the #1 cabin on the ship and I read dozens of reviews to back that up.........now I'm wondering???
Where is your cabin........midship or forward or??? You will be fine I'm sure. Our far forward cabin was windy I'm sure just because we had the captains bridge above us and it created that wind tunnel.
If there is no breeze AFT, then I think I might have to take some battery operated fans to clip up out on the balcony. We will be on the Mariner in late July.........ug!!!!
the aft cabins dont get any wind which is good but the balcony you had to keep dodging around to prevent yourself from getting a knock on the head from support pillars which is not really what you expect on a cruise
I am the very first cabin on the ship.......now I'm not sure if it is starboard or port. When looking a diagram in brochure it is on the right. If I am to be facing the ship....am I standing in front to determine starboard on port. Or am I to be facing the ship standing inside it to determine?
Well, I couldnt find anything negative about the forward cabins on Voyager. You're right though, it WILL be different than being AFT.
When is your cruise? Can you put yourself on a waiting list to get an AFT cabin? A lot of people cancel just before final payment and cabins open up. You might consider this and then stay on top of your TA or whomever you booked with to make sure they are checking constantly on it.