Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 03:45 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 95
Default balcony privacy

Question regarding Oasis of the Sea, are there ocean view balconys exposed to others from above? If so what deck should we not book on?
My wife and I enjoy sitting outside in the privacy of our balcony in the nude. On a few ships we have sailed on, a few decks had the balconys "pushed" out further from the ships side. Which gave the people above a nice view, of US! From the picture of this class of ship, it looks like its all the same size from bottom to top.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 05:38 PM
AF1 AF1 is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,296
Send a message via MSN to AF1
Default

You may be referring to the hump cabins; which are midship; where the ship juts out. Those balconies do jut out further; if you are in a normal balcony cabin facing the water you should be fine.
__________________
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99



Go Reds
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 05:58 PM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,381
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default

I'd avoid the nude sunbathing when in port if you're docked next to another ship
__________________
C U @ C,
Kuki
CruiseMates' Staff Writer
- The Kuki Side of Cruising-
A new Blog post every Wednesday
http://www.cruisemates.com/blog/author/kuki/
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 06:06 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 1,207
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuki View Post
I'd avoid the nude sunbathing when in port if you're docked next to another ship
Oh please God yes when we were on Ruby we pulled in right alongside Oasis.... some scary speedos.
__________________
Upcoming:

Hawaii By land x 2
Paris and German Christmas Markets
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 07:23 PM
fun2cruiz's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Savannah, Ga.
Posts: 651
Send a message via AIM to fun2cruiz
Default

While you may be concerned of what people above or below may see... consider the neighbors on each side of you ! They too can stretch and """peek""" around the corner and have a full view of your au natural sunbathing. The balconies are private, but only to a certain degree
__________________
Your Travel "angel" ~~~ Curtis

"January"
Blizzard Flavored Treat & Cake Of The Month
"Strawberry CheeseQuake"
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 07:40 PM
felix_the_cat's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 1,636
Default

Or don't forget people just lean out a bit on their balconies. Instinct is to look right and left. I would say someone is going to see you no matter what.
__________________
Celebrity Constellation - March 17 followed by Celebrity Reflection - March 22

44 cruises - too many to list however cruiselines are in no particular order:

Azamara
Uniworld
RCL
Princess
NCL
HAL
Cunard
Celebrity
and some unknown tub

Yes, I'm a Royal Chump and proud of it.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 07:45 PM
felix_the_cat's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 1,636
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuki View Post
I'd avoid the nude sunbathing when in port if you're docked next to another ship

Oh you remind me - we were on the Majesty a few years ago. Docked in Nassau across from a Disney ship. They have balconies and we were on the upper outside deck just staring at the ship. Some fellow came to the window wrapped in a towel. His wife and child were there. I guess he didn't think cause he dropped the towel. There was a lot of laughing on the Majesty.
__________________
Celebrity Constellation - March 17 followed by Celebrity Reflection - March 22

44 cruises - too many to list however cruiselines are in no particular order:

Azamara
Uniworld
RCL
Princess
NCL
HAL
Cunard
Celebrity
and some unknown tub

Yes, I'm a Royal Chump and proud of it.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 10:16 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 95
Default

Well, my wife and I both feel that if somebody goes out of there way to look around the partition, then its there own fault if they are offended. Besides you can almost always tell when your neighbors are out on there balcony. In which case we stay back near the door and keep a towel handy.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 10:22 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,366
Default

I hope that you two are a young cute couple. Once people reach a certain age, they look better with clothes on.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old March 15th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Ron Ron is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,288
Default

Manuel, Manuel, Manuel--- don't you know that the fat, wrinlkes, scars, etc. are the " medals " us old folks earned for just surviving??
We should be proud to show them off!!
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2011, 04:28 PM
AF1 AF1 is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,296
Send a message via MSN to AF1
Default

whatever you choose; there will be some sort of privacy on your balcony. Good luck with your cruise.
__________________
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99



Go Reds
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old March 16th, 2011, 05:16 PM
fun2cruiz's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Savannah, Ga.
Posts: 651
Send a message via AIM to fun2cruiz
Default

No one is condemning you for wanting to sunbathe au' natural... its just that a cruise ship balcony is not the venue many choose to do this at. I just hope your neighbors are not nosey and child free !
__________________
Your Travel "angel" ~~~ Curtis

"January"
Blizzard Flavored Treat & Cake Of The Month
"Strawberry CheeseQuake"
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2011, 07:30 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron View Post
Manuel, Manuel, Manuel--- don't you know that the fat, wrinlkes, scars, etc. are the " medals " us old folks earned for just surviving??
We should be proud to show them off!!
If that is the case, then I have plenty of medals.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2011, 08:38 AM
thecruisequeen's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,264
Default

Enjoy your cruise and your balcony. you paid for a balcony might as well enjoy it.

If people do get a "sneak peek" not to worry mostly likely you will never see those people again.
__________________
OASIS OF THE SEAS & VISION OF THE SEAS BACK 2 BACK JULY 2014

CQ's Cruise Resume

Independence Of The Seas
Allure Of The Seas
Carnival Breeze
Oasis Of The Seas x2
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x3
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas
Celebrity Mercury
Carnival Victory
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2011, 01:55 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thecruisequeen View Post
Enjoy your cruise and your balcony. you paid for a balcony might as well enjoy it.

If people do get a "sneak peek" not to worry mostly likely you will never see those people again.
That is good advice. I have stepped out on the veranda without wearing much at all.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2011, 02:17 PM
thecruisequeen's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,264
Default

I guess if the balcony is oceanview it's ok however a boardwalk/central park balcony is a different story.
__________________
OASIS OF THE SEAS & VISION OF THE SEAS BACK 2 BACK JULY 2014

CQ's Cruise Resume

Independence Of The Seas
Allure Of The Seas
Carnival Breeze
Oasis Of The Seas x2
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x3
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas
Celebrity Mercury
Carnival Victory
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2011, 05:12 PM
AF1 AF1 is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,296
Send a message via MSN to AF1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thecruisequeen View Post
I guess if the balcony is oceanview it's ok however a boardwalk/central park balcony is a different story.
like your st. paddy day picture
__________________
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99



Go Reds
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2011, 07:33 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thecruisequeen View Post
I guess if the balcony is oceanview it's ok however a boardwalk/central park balcony is a different story.
Good point! You do have to be a bit more discreet if you have a centrl park or boarwalk cabin.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2011, 10:32 PM
thecruisequeen's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 11,264
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AF1 View Post
like your st. paddy day picture

Thanks AF1!!

That was last year on the Liberty in the casino on St. Paddy's day. The guy was a leprechaun for most of the day and alot of cruisers were taking pictures with him.
I thought it would make a great profile picture in the future!


TM you also have to be discreet in a promenade stateroom....
__________________
OASIS OF THE SEAS & VISION OF THE SEAS BACK 2 BACK JULY 2014

CQ's Cruise Resume

Independence Of The Seas
Allure Of The Seas
Carnival Breeze
Oasis Of The Seas x2
Liberty Of The Seas x4
Freedom Of The Seas x3
Navigator Of The Seas x2
Explorer Of The Seas x2
Voyager Of The Seas
Enchantment Of The Seas
Rhapsody Of The Seas
Majesty Of The Seas
Monarch Of The Seas
Sovereign Of The Seas
Celebrity Mercury
Carnival Victory
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old March 17th, 2011, 11:11 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Palm Coast, Florida
Posts: 19,366
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by thecruisequeen View Post

TM you also have to be discreet in a promenade stateroom....
I have heard of people that found that out after being on-board for a cuople of days.

TM
__________________
CRUISES
Century 4/1998
Mercury 4/2000+4/2006+7/2007
Sensation 4/2002
Infinity 4/2003
Summit 4/2004+4/2005
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Solstice 4/2009
Oasis 4/2010+4/13/2013
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Equinox 4/11/2011
Independence of the Seas 12/29/2013 Top-notch!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
242011, april, attire, balconies, balcony, cruise, georgia, nude, princess, privacy, ruby, sailing, ship, sunbathing, topless, usa

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Privacy on Balcony alswagg Carnival Cruise Lines 56 December 28th, 2010 10:53 AM
Mini Suite Balcony Privacy? RTV God Princess Cruise Lines 14 May 10th, 2007 06:18 PM
privacy bigwill12 Teen Cruisers 6 February 29th, 2004 07:57 AM
Balcony privacy - 7082 on Zaandam Ronand Susie Holland America 1 January 1st, 2004 04:14 PM
privacy on dolphin balcony cruisin'dj Princess Cruise Lines 5 October 13th, 2001 08:16 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:07 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1