We had an aft cabin on our Serenade of the
Seas, Alaska cruise, and of all the various cruise forums I read/post on, I think I'm the only one that won't go back to an aft cabin. I did not like having to walk so far to my cabin. The only good part was when we were cruising around the glaciers. Maybe I would have appreciated it more if it hadn't rained every day...lol Also, I'm perfectly content with a regular size balcony and I prefer mid-ship.
So all you aft-balcony-lovin people, you don't have to worry about me grabbing up your fav!
2/13/09 Carnival Paradise
2/22/09 Freedom of the Seas
83/Azure Seas; 84/Song of America; 88/Stardancer; 92/Jubilee; 96/Viking Serenade; 97/Holiday; 99/Enchantment OT Seas; 00/Elation; 01,02,02,03/Ecstasy; 02/Voyager OT Seas; 03/Victory; 04/Adventure OT Seas; 05/Sapphire Princess 05,05,05,06,07/Monarch OT Seas; 06,07,08,08/Paradise; 06/Freedom OT Seas; 07 Pride; 07 Pearl; 08/Valor; 08/Serenade OT Seas; 08/Coral Princess
We stayed in the royal family suite on the mariner and had a huge aft balcony. We splurged alot and it was worth every penny. The best views leaving ports in from the back of the ship and even though it was alot of walking to the back it has been the best balcony and views we have ever had. Would definately recommend trying an aft room at least once. We only felt the vibration from the engines when pulling into port.