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carnival balcony -- grilling

Discussion in 'Carnival Cruise Lines' started by jsaustin64, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. jsaustin64

    jsaustin64 Guest

    cruising out on the carnival legend on 3/30. first time with carnival. we have a pretty big balcony. i see you can take coolers (of a certain size). is it ok to grill on your balcony?
     
  2. icemaiden

    icemaiden Guest

    Considering they don't allow curling irons or clothes irons in the rooms because of fire hazard, ummmm I'd think the answer to that would be a no.

    Fire is the biggest threat aboard a ship and they are very careful to avoid situations that could be a fire hazard.

    Sounds like fun though :)


    ps. you could always call carnival and ask them though - just to get it from the horse's mouth!
     
  3. Jamman

    Jamman Guest

    Absolutely, positively, no!! :nono
     
  4. icemaiden

    icemaiden Guest

    Besides..........if you grill your own food you aren't saving enough room for 24 hour pizza, ice cream, 2 appetizers, 3 desserts and the midnight buffet :)
     
  5. sch2380

    sch2380 Guest

    Is this really a serious question? I promise, the balcony isnt THAT big....
     
  6. frito

    frito Guest

    I've seen jokes about grilling --- and have too believe this must be a joke too. =huh
    If not, don't try it. I'm sure you would get a visit from security before your wieners got half done.
    Fire is the most dangerous thing a ship at sea faces. I'm sure you wouldn't get through security with your grill, charcoal, gas, etc. anyway. :chef: chef
     
  7. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote sch2380]Is this really a serious question? I promise, the balcony isnt THAT big....[/quote]Some balconies are. Also, this question is not that far fetched. Some ships do offer a pool side BBQ. Some ships do offer a special balcony meal (I mean above and beyond simple room service). Going from pool side BBQs and special balcony meals to a grill on the balcony is not that big of a leap.

    However, on Carnival the answer to your question is no. On some other cruise lines the answer to your question would be a qualified yes. It could be done, but only the crew would be allowed to do it.
     
  8. sch2380

    sch2380 Guest

    Cruizer, the subject question was not about whether or not Carnival would be offering pool side BBQs. It was asked, if I understood it correctly (and like everyone else did), if u could bring a grill on your personal balcony off of your stateroom. Of course, the crew having a BBQ on a main pool deck is possible if done by the crew. But, I believe jsaustin64 was referring to a private stateroom balcony. I cant imagine that any cruise line would ever consider allowing anyone to grill out on their personal stateroom balcony. :S
     
  9. Brian J

    Brian J Guest

    Plenty of bbq burgers and chicken on the lido deck!!!:D
     
  10. Cruzman

    Cruzman Guest

    [quote jsaustin64]cruising out on the carnival legend on 3/30. first time with carnival. we have a pretty big balcony. i see you can take coolers (of a certain size). is it ok to grill on your balcony?[/quote]

    You're joking, right? Just in case; H--L NO!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. tessie2cruz

    tessie2cruz Guest

    Please, don't even say that!! I am on the Legend in Oct and don't want it end up in dry dock getting repairs for the big balcony fire!!:help
     
  12. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote sch2380]Cruizer, the subject question was not about whether or not Carnival would be offering pool side BBQs. It was asked, if I understood it correctly (and like everyone else did), if u could bring a grill on your personal balcony off of your stateroom. Of course, the crew having a BBQ on a main pool deck is possible if done by the crew. But, I believe jsaustin64 was referring to a private stateroom balcony. I cant imagine that any cruise line would ever consider allowing anyone to grill out on their personal stateroom balcony. :S[/quote]If you read my reply in full you will see that the comment about the pool side BBQ was part of my reason I did not feel the question was that far fetched. Also, if you read my reply in full you will see that I did address the issue of a grill on the balcony.

    I happen to know that this is possible on another cruise line in a cabin with a much bigger balcony. Again, my reason for stating that I did not feel the question was so far fetched. And again, the reason I said that if it could be done, it would have to be done by the crew, not the passenger.
     
  13. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote Cruzman][quote jsaustin64]cruising out on the carnival legend on 3/30. first time with carnival. we have a pretty big balcony. i see you can take coolers (of a certain size). is it ok to grill on your balcony?[/quote]

    You're joking, right? Just in case; H--L NO!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]I don't think the question is a joke. I was asked if I was going to ask the crew to prepare BBQ chicken on my last cruise. I had a balcony that was big enough and I know that a balcony BBQ has been done for other passengers with an even bigger balcony.

    And while I did miss out on the BBQ chicken on my last cruise (because of a problem with the delivery not matching the order) I did not request a grilled meal on my balcony.

    Here are a few pictures of the balcony on my last cruise ...

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    And this is a picture of a balcony on the same class of ship - where I happen to know that the crew will prepare a balcony grill if the guest requests it ...

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    And yes, that is a private balcony (one of two).
     
  14. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    It was Jsaustin64's first post. A couple of you sure did make Jsaustin64 feel welcome. And again, the question is a legitimate one. Just because some of you don't know that grilled meals on the balcony have been done on other lines (not on Carnival) does not make the question a joke.

    And even if grilled meals are not allowed on the balconies, why does that make this question a joke? People grill on their balconies at home all the time. Why wouldn't someone ask this question? Unfortunately, with the warm welcome Jsaustin64 received, I doubt that we will see a second post.
     
  15. frito

    frito Guest

    I don't doubt that on the high price lines you can get a special dinner prepared for you on your suite balcony if you are willing to pay the price. If you have cruised at all, you know that you just don't pick up the phone and order grilled chicken prepared on your balcony at the whim of the passenger.

    Yes, some of the balconies may be large enough to use a grille. That's not the issue. Grilling on a ships balcony is not exactly a good idea. Can you imagine just how long ( or short ) a time period would elapse before someone was badly burned or a ship was set afire? I personally don't want to be on a ship with someone using a barbecue grille .

    Some things should be looked at from a common sense point of view. The ship provides all the food anyone could possibly eat in without people bringing their own grilles; What's next-- a crockpot or a pressure cooker ? Hot plate for breakfast and grilled cheese sandwiches--- no problem -- just ring up room service and tell them you're preparing to cook out and you want to order a pack of brats, 2 lbs. hamburger, cheese, and oh yes--- need a pot roast that you can put in the crock pot this morning so it will be done by 2 pm this after noon. Yes sir--- we'll bring it all right up. Sure.
    Why not bring one of those outdoor fireplaces that you could light up on the balcony and cozy up to it after dark?

    And sure--- that last photo is a private balcony-- who's kidding whom on this one. :wave :wave
     
  16. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote frito]I don't doubt that on the high price lines you can get a special dinner prepared for you on your suite balcony if you are willing to pay the price. If you have cruised at all, you know that you just don't pick up the phone and order grilled chicken prepared on your balcony at the whim of the passenger.

    Yes, some of the balconies may be large enough to use a grille. That's not the issue. Grilling on a ships balcony is not exactly a good idea. Can you imagine just how long ( or short ) a time period would elapse before someone was badly burned or a ship was set afire? I personally don't want to be on a ship with someone using a barbecue grille .

    Some things should be looked at from a common sense point of view. The ship provides all the food anyone could possibly eat in without people bringing their own grilles; What's next-- a crockpot or a pressure cooker ? Hot plate for breakfast and grilled cheese sandwiches--- no problem -- just ring up room service and tell them you're preparing to cook out and you want to order a pack of brats, 2 lbs. hamburger, cheese, and oh yes--- need a pot roast that you can put in the crock pot this morning so it will be done by 2 pm this after noon. Yes sir--- we'll bring it all right up. Sure.
    Why not bring one of those outdoor fireplaces that you could light up on the balcony and cozy up to it after dark?

    And sure--- that last photo is a private balcony-- who's kidding whom on this one. :wave :wave[/quote]

    It is the balcony belonging to one of the Garden Villa on the NCL Star. Here are some more photos of that cabin ...

    This is the upper balcony ...

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    This is the lower balcony ...

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    This is one of the bathrooms ...

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    Another bathroom ...

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    The Garden Villa has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Here is one of the bedrooms ...

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    Here is the sitting room ...

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    Here is NCL's description of this cabin ...

    Garden Villa - This spectacular Garden Villa, which has up to 5000 sq ft of space, is complete with living room, dining room and three separate bedrooms each with king- or queen-size bed, some state rooms include a private luxury bath and CD/DVD library. Two bedrooms also feature a full bath with whirlpool tub and separate shower. Each Villa features a private garden with hot tub, outdoor dining area and terrace. Butler service and concierge available.

    NCL is more than happy to provide a grilled meal to the friends, family and guests of the Garden Villa's residents. As I mentioned, the staff does the cooking, not the passengers. Further, since its was the OP's first post, it is possible that this is OP's first cruise and might not know as much about cruising as the posters who have villified the OP on this thread do.
     
  17. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote frito]And sure--- that last photo is a private balcony-- who's kidding whom on this one. :wave :wave[/quote]Here is some more information on the Garden Villa ...


    The opulence, the space, the Garden Villa!

    One of only two aboard, as NCL puts it: 'Up on the rooftop sits our luxuriously exclusive Garden Villas. These are the largest, most elegant suites afloat. Each villa offers a living room, three penthouse bedrooms, outdoor private garden with hot tub and private rooftop terrace to create 5,350 sq. ft. of secluded spaciousness. NCL's appointments include rich cherry-wood detailing, panoramic views of the ocean, three elegant bathrooms, and discreet butler and concierge service.'

    Each Villa sits on the highest level of the ship, the fourteenth floor (nothing else is there but the suites), complete with keyed-access elevator entrance, and staff that serves only the two suites. In addition, there exists a 15th floor accessible from the Garden area that overlooks all of the ship that is your own private sun deck (complete with 30 or 40 lounge chairs)! This area is approximately 100 feet by 60…large enough to have a huge gathering.

    Here is a link to the above quote ... http://www.skyscrapertours.com/norwegian_star_garden_villa_revi1.htm

    Here is an overhead view of the NCL Star showing the large sun deck ...

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  18. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    These photos show the stairs from the lower balcony to the upper balcony ...

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    Here is another one of the bedrooms ...

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    And another view of the sitting room ...

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  19. frito

    frito Guest

    I could tell your balcony photos were the forward facing cabins on an NCL ship and the heavy water proof doors was another sign of same.
    Yes, a couple of their ships have the Garden Suites complete with all the bells and whistles if one is willing to pay for all that. The large deck area can hardly be called a balcony as it's a large expanse of open deck.

    But to get back to the original posters question about grilles, generally speaking you cannot show up with your grille, weenies, etc. and set up to have a cook out, regardless of which line you're on.
    If one is willing to pay an arm and leg for a suite , in some cases the butler will cook a meal for you and serve it on your balcony. But this is done by crew, not the passengers.

    Happy grilling!!: wave :wave
     
  20. Cruizer

    Cruizer Guest

    [quote frito]I could tell your balcony photos were the forward facing cabins on an NCL ship and the heavy water proof doors was another sign of same.
    Yes, a couple of their ships have the Garden Suites complete with all the bells and whistles if one is willing to pay for all that. The large deck area can hardly be called a balcony as it's a large expanse of open deck.

    But to get back to the original posters question about grilles, generally speaking you cannot show up with your grille, weenies, etc. and set up to have a cook out, regardless of which line you're on.
    If one is willing to pay an arm and leg for a suite , in some cases the butler will cook a meal for you and serve it on your balcony. But this is done by crew, not the passengers.

    Happy grilling!!: wave :wave[/quote]Then how come everyone is trying to make the OP feel like a fool for asking what you now admit was not such a stupid question - especially for a first timer?
     

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