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Old March 6th, 2006, 07:57 AM
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I cruised on Carnival Spirit. We had the room with a balcony. Loved that!!! My gripe is this. The furniture on the balcony was terrible. The chair was ok, not great just ok. The lounge was something built for a someone very young. low to the floor and very hard to get out of. Perhaps something a bit more comfortable would be better.

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Cruznut2 between you and me Tip the Cabin Steward a 50 spot(FIRST Day),and let them know that you do not like the brown hard plastic lounger out there,and you would like a Lido lounger.When you come back that night the cheap plastic one disappears
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well at least you could USE your funiture. my family and i recently went on a princess cruise and were upgraded to a family suite in the front of the ship... we had NO wind barrier. the entire time, the funiture was blown up against the wall. the only time we could even walk out side was when the ship was in port :evil:
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I think I woud still be out there on the "lounger" if dh hadn't pulled me up lol. They are hard to get out of - especially after all that "cruise food".

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I sat on some balcony furniture on the Grand Princess and I thought it to be rather nice. I haven't done so on the Carnival ships but I will be finding out soon enough.
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I found the chairs on the Conquest rather comfortable, for hard plastic. Yes they are a little difficult to get out of, but I just thought it was because of my sore hip. I used the balcony hand rail to lower myself into a sitting position and then to pull my butt out of the chair. Maybe it was because there was alcohol involved.
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A person that I will not NAME!!! is back from her cruise,and she took pool blow up lounge floaties to place in the hard lounger,and they were comfortable.She also said that her husband left it out there,and it blew away.She said she brought two for their kids,so she had a back-up.Did not know she knew about this site.Do I smell dirt on the boss?
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Oh,and I have permission to go up on the topless-deck to read
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I have to agree with the thought of Laura (Cruznut2). I will never forget the feeling of disappointment the first time we had a balcony cabin, and we had saved really hard to get it

What we had was two of the cheapest plastic chairs and table to match as our furniture.

That was a wake up call, but I now dont expect anything more. If its better, great.
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