Near the aft of the Emerald deck are a few minisuites whose balconies are totally covered. We've booked one for the Great Escape in February. The cabin we've booked, E731 has an extra large balcony too, so we are really looking forward to it.
This is a photo of the Crown princess that helps show which decks are covered and which not. (The Crown and Emerald are nearly identical) If you notice the short section of verandahs near the aft of the ship, and on the same level as the life boats, that is the Emerald Deck mini-suites. The only mini-suites that are covered.
This photo is closer and clearly lets you see that the verandahs of the last cabin in the row on Emerald and Dolphin deck are much larger.
This is a photo of the Emerald Princess itself. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a little farther away, but you can see itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s exactly the same as the crown.
We've booked our first balcony today (inside before) and we never thought about it being covered or not. We have booked on Aloha deck and glad to see that it is covered, so this means you can sit out in all weathers?
We book a mini-suite to give us a bit more space. We like a location between the atruim and the forward elevators. That puts us on Dolphin Deck. While we would prefer a covered or partially covered balcony, We accept the uncovered balcony to get our choice of space and location. So far, the fact that our balcony has been uncovered has not casued us any problems.
Good to see the pictures of the rear cabin verandahs which we guess will be the same on the Ruby, but does anyone possibly have a photo taken from the Bridge deck of L106 or 107 ? which are the cabins at the end of the Lido deck and Front the walk on Bridge deck?
:grin it's JUST fine to be Aft... =love we did a Back to Back in Baja 755 Aft in February on Emerald Princess...
SIGH.. they got us off ship after 20 days kicking and screaming and p*ssing and moaning!!.OMG that sailing was awesome!!...it was our first AFT....:thumb..
!!..AND!!..and it's on our Re-Book list as a Back to Back in February 2011!!...:grin....enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!! ....Joanne