Does anyone know if cabin #8168 on the Jewel (deck 8) has a wrap-around balcony, like the same cabin on deck 9? The brochure shows them to be a little different -- and we saw the ship in Puerto Rico and they appeared to both be wrap-arounds. Anyone have any pictures of cabin 8168's balcony? Thanks.
Beno, we were in 8168 on Radiance and our friends were above us in 9256. The decks are just about the same size, 9256 may be just a hair bigger around the "wrap". However, it is not a true wrap around, you cannot go the the side of the ship, What you can do, is "squeeze" into the corner (depending on how big you are). You can see just a little forward. We loved the cabin, booked it again on Serenade to Alaska next year.
I have some pictures, send me an e-mail (use cabin 8168 as the subject), and I'll be glad to send yoy some pictures.
We had 9256 on the "Jewel" and definitely agree with Nancy. The balconies extend to the side but due to the ship's framework, it was no big deal. Certainly could not see to the side and we were told when we booked that deck 8 was even less of an extension. They are certainly nice locations and I am sure you already know that the stairs depicted are "crew only" (some door slamming but not a real problem).