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I know it's a silly question but I just wanted to ask.Hey you never know.And don't be too hard on me I've never been on a cruise before.
Royal Caribbean has some really great looking cruise ships and I love their itineraries too.
Just looking to do a 4 or 5 night cruise.I really wanted a balcony room but some of those oceanview rooms look great too.
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I know it's a silly question but I just wanted to ask.Hey you never know.And don't be too hard on me I've never been on a cruise before.
Royal Caribbean has some really great looking cruise ships and I love their itineraries too.
Just looking to do a 4 or 5 night cruise.I really wanted a balcony room but some of those oceanview rooms look great too.
Any comments or help is welcomed.
Thanks
Only the balconies open. If the lower Oceanview rooms had windows that opened some careless person would leave it open and the splash from heavy seas would innundate the cabin.
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Wow quick reply thanks! And yes I probably would forget to close it....
These days I'd forget my head if it wasn't attatched!
Any hoot I'm excited about the possibility of going on a cruise.I've traveled lot's of places for years and never considered a cruise until recently.
So far I've been eyeing Majesty of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas for 2-4 night cruises.
I think any cruise would be fun.
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No... Too much of a liability since most OV rooms are very close to the water.
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if you can, book a cabin close to either end of the ship so that it is a very short walk for you to go outside and thus it would almost like having a balcony
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if you can, book a cabin close to either end of the ship so that it is a very short walk for you to go outside and thus it would almost like having a balcony
Venice don't you get some engine vibration if your cabin is Forward. It's better to book Aft, plus you are closer to the Lido deck, which is were the pool and breakfast buffet are.
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if you can, book a cabin close to either end of the ship so that it is a very short walk for you to go outside and thus it would almost like having a balcony
Venice don't you get some engine vibration if your cabin is Forward. It's better to book Aft, plus you are closer to the Lido deck, which is were the pool and breakfast buffet are.
Depends on the ship. On the Monarch the Buffet was all the way forward, elevators were midship.
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I prefer middle to aft versus forward.

I think all cabins can fell the Vibration at times.
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Back in the old days of ocean liners they did....



This one reason they don't open port holes anymore.... an excerpt from the story of the sinking of the Britannic.

What of the other sister ship to the Titanic?

Britannic was the last out of the three ships to be constructed. After the Titanic disaster in 1912, the Britannic was considered to be even more 'unsinkable' than the Titanic, and was even more luxurious! She carried 48 lifeboats, she had a double side and bottom which was constructed out of steel. Her watertight bulkheads extended all the way up to boat-deck.
She was launched on the 26th of February, 1914. These are the following statistics of the Britannic... gross tonnage 48,158, 882 ft, and 9 in, 94 ft wide, 34 ft of ship was under water. 4 funnels, 2 masts, 3 engines, 3 propellers.
The Britannic was going to serve in route between Southampton, and New York. At the break of WW1 she never saw commercial use. The British Navy paid for the use of commercial ships, but did not compensate for the loss of them. The maiden voyage began on December 23d, 1915, as a hospital ship.
After disastrous results from the Gallipoli campaign, the military needed hospital ships, and the Britannic was called for! She was painted white with red crosses and had a green strip running across about midway. She was placed under command of Captain Charles A. Bartlett!
She successfully completed five missions between the Mediterranean and the United Kingdom carrying the sick and wounded. She began her sixth voyage on the 12th of November 1916, and reached the first leg of her mission, she stopped to take on coal and water, as normal.
At 8:12, on Tuesday November 21st 1916, a terrible explosion shook the ship from bow to stern. In the dining room the reaction was the same, doctors and nurses rushed to their posts. The captain was on the bridge at the time of impact, and the first reports of news were very disturbing! The explosion had taken place on the starboard side of the ship, and damaged two holds, and the force of the explosion damaged a watertight bulkhead. This meant that the two first watertight compartments were filling rapidly with water! Boiler room six had been severely damaged, as water poured in at an uncontrollable rate.
Captain Bartlett ordered the watertight doors shut, and sent out a distress signal, and ordered the crew to ready the lifeboats. For some unknown reason several of the watertight doors did not shut, and as a result the Britannic was brought to her maximum flooding level. She could stay afloat at this rate if she remained motionless. But there was one bad mistake that sealed the fate of the Britannic, in the lower areas of the ship the nurses had opened the portholes to vent the ship, as the Britannic began to settle in the water the water poured into the open portholes, thus filling the Britannic's seventh watertight compartment. Her fate as well as the Titanic was sealed
, nothing could be done
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Now after reading your post, I am now bummed....no more disaster stories please....
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Debbie..notice you are a new poster..welcome...I was born in upstate New York...i am suspecting this is your first cruise,if so, an ocean view will be ok, because you will seldom be in your cabin..you can enjoy a balcony on your 2nd cruise
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My wife and I cruised on the Majesty of the Seas in October. Our cabin number was 8586 (aft) which was an OV (window) with on "obstructed view" (The bouchure indicates that all staterooms on deck 8 have obstructed views). The cabin was small, a little larger that the width of a queen size bed (at one point I said to my wife "I'll go in the bathroom so you have some room") but the ship was beautiful having been renovated a little over a year ago.
We were on the four day cruise (Nassau, CocoCay, and Key West) which is better than the three day because you get an additional port at about the same cost. Majesty was a nice size ship if this is your first cruise (not too big and not too small), the food was good and the service was excellent.
My wife fell in love with Key West and she can scratch it off as a "place to visit before you die"
Be warned however, if this is your first cruise and no matter if it's a 3, 4, or 7 day voyage, cruising is like a drug, once you take it ,you always want more.
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Debbie..notice you are a new poster..welcome...I was born in upstate New York...i am suspecting this is your first cruise,if so, an ocean view will be ok, because you will seldom be in your cabin..you can enjoy a balcony on your 2nd cruise
Thanks for the welcome.I am a new poster and new to cruising.This will be my first cruise.I keep trying to talk myself into an ocean view but I really want someplace private to come back to and relax out on the balcony.And not have to be up on the deck to sit outside.I want to sit out on my balcony while I have my morning coffee and wake up in the early am.And I want to sip on my wine in the early evenings just to unwind from the activities of the day.
How can I do that in an ocean view cabin?....I can't.
Well I haven't booked yet so I have time to go back and forth with what I want for a cabin.
I think it'll be fun either way.
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My wife and I cruised on the Majesty of the Seas in October. Our cabin number was 8586 (aft) which was an OV (window) with on "obstructed view" (The bouchure indicates that all staterooms on deck 8 have obstructed views). The cabin was small, a little larger that the width of a queen size bed (at one point I said to my wife "I'll go in the bathroom so you have some room") but the ship was beautiful having been renovated a little over a year ago.
We were on the four day cruise (Nassau, CocoCay, and Key West) which is better than the three day because you get an additional port at about the same cost. Majesty was a nice size ship if this is your first cruise (not too big and not too small), the food was good and the service was excellent.
My wife fell in love with Key West and she can scratch it off as a "place to visit before you die"
Be warned however, if this is your first cruise and no matter if it's a 3, 4, or 7 day voyage, cruising is like a drug, once you take it ,you always want more.
Thank you for all the info. I have no doubt I'll be hooked on cruising.The Majesty of the Seas sounds great.I've never been to Key West 8) so I'm sure I'll enjoy it there as well as Cozumel.
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If money is not an issue book the balcony. For me, the price of a balcony is sometimes twice the cost of an inside or oceanview. I would rather go on two cruises inside than one cruise with a balcony!

If you book high on the ship and near a stairwell, it is easy enough to get up on deck and you can always find a quiet spot to enjoy your morning coffee, or evening wine and smoke if you so desire.

Let me know if you have anymore specifice questions as I have been all class of RCI ships that does these 4-5 nights itineraries.
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If money is not an issue book the balcony. For me, the price of a balcony is sometimes twice the cost of an inside or oceanview. I would rather go on two cruises inside than one cruise with a balcony!

If you book high on the ship and near a stairwell, it is easy enough to get up on deck and you can always find a quiet spot to enjoy your morning coffee, or evening wine and smoke if you so desire.

Let me know if you have anymore specifice questions as I have been all class of RCI ships that does these 4-5 nights itineraries.
Gee thanks Dave.I appreciate all the info and I'll definitely be back if I have more questions.
I keep looking at the oceanview cabins but I really want a way to get some fresh air.I'm claustrophobic and the thought of not being able to get some air makes me feel suffocated...sort of speak.
I know on the Majesty of the Seas they have superior oceanview rooms but they also say they are obstructed.I don't get why they would put the most expensive oceanview rooms in a spot that doesn't give you the full view.
Do you know about these rooms?
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I loved my ocean view on Brilliance of the Seas this past summer. Royal's windows have Carnival's beat any day! The window was huge and had a place for extra storage between it and the bed. I was very pleased with our cabin
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If money is not an issue book the balcony. For me, the price of a balcony is sometimes twice the cost of an inside or oceanview. I would rather go on two cruises inside than one cruise with a balcony!

If you book high on the ship and near a stairwell, it is easy enough to get up on deck and you can always find a quiet spot to enjoy your morning coffee, or evening wine and smoke if you so desire.

Let me know if you have anymore specifice questions as I have been all class of RCI ships that does these 4-5 nights itineraries.
Gee thanks Dave.I appreciate all the info and I'll definitely be back if I have more questions.
I keep looking at the oceanview cabins but I really want a way to get some fresh air.I'm claustrophobic and the thought of not being able to get some air makes me feel suffocated...sort of speak.
I know on the Majesty of the Seas they have superior oceanview rooms but they also say they are obstructed.I don't get why they would put the most expensive oceanview rooms in a spot that doesn't give you the full view.
Do you know about these rooms?
Thanks.
I have stayed in these "cabins" and the ones on deck 9 are larger than the others. They are above the lifeboats so not too bad a view. The ones on deck 8 are standard size and look right at the lifeboats. Sometimes you get lucky and are between them. I like deck 9 all the way aft 9582 and 9082. You are right near the stairwell and there is also a door just outside your cabin to and outside area with rail. Almost like having your own balcony, just not in your cabin.

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Hey Dave thanks! I like the picture.Nice room.Certainly enough room for me.They don't have either of those rooms available in the SOV's.But someone told me they had 9548 and there was no obstruction.Would that be true for the cabin across the hall (#9048)also??Because 9048 is available.
I just don't want to pay the extra for a SOV and end up with an obstructed view.That would be a bummer.
Right now I'm on Deck 8 Cabin #8036.I found a layout and they marked the cabins that are not obstructed.So I'm happy with the cabin.I'm going to keep an eye and see if the SOV's go down in price then I'll upgrade.
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I loved my ocean view on Brilliance of the Seas this past summer. Royal's windows have Carnival's beat any day! The window was huge and had a place for extra storage between it and the bed. I was very pleased with our cabin
Hey Cutiecat,
I'm glad the windows are a good size.And we women always need extra storage space!I'm sure I'll be happy with my cabin as well.Since this 4 night cruise is in a different port every morning I won't be spending too much time in my room.
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Hey Cutiecat, I'm glad the windows are a good size.And we women always need extra storage space!I'm sure I'll be happy with my cabin as well.Since this 4 night cruise is in a different port every morning I won't be spending too much time in my room.




This was our room on the Brilliance. She's a Radiance Class ship so it may be misleading for other class ships...
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Hey Cutiecat, I'm glad the windows are a good size.And we women always need extra storage space!I'm sure I'll be happy with my cabin as well.Since this 4 night cruise is in a different port every morning I won't be spending too much time in my room.




This was our room on the Brilliance. She's a Radiance Class ship so it may be misleading for other class ships...
Wow! They are big!I didn't know they had windows that big.I love it.That kind of light would be great.And it wouldn't even bother me having a smaller room.
Thanks for posting that picture.Looks really nice!
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Years ago, taking advantage of a real saver cruise, we were located on the first and lowest passenger deck in a cabin fitted with all but a porthole.

When asked by fellow passenger on which deck we resided, and if it was a balcony or not, we replied, "We're on the Aquarium deck"

Watching the thought process in trying to place us was hysterical. But everyone enjoyed the joke.
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