Can anyone tell me if the balcony rooms have some form of privacy? Do I need to ask the booking agent specifically for one type of balcony room over another? We would like to eat some breakfast in bathrobes or admire the sunset without being ogled.
Our balcony on the Pride had smokey glass partitions to separate it from the one on the other side. We didn't have any one on the other side because I believe we were on what I have heard referred to as the bump out.
We were on the Destiny - there were solid metal partitions between balcony. We could not even see if anyone was on thier balcony unless we looked between the three inches below the partition for feet (think bathroom stall..) OR if they were leaning over their security wall looking out.
I LOVED having a private balcony. We had a lucky upgrade at no additional charge 4 weeks prior to sailing.
I agree with diverdiver: you can't see, but you can hear. The woman on the Glory next to our balcony was constantly fighting with her son. She was yelling "shut your mouth"; he was talking back; she slapped him, etc. It was awful, if that goes on while on vacation I don't even want to know what this family does normally at home.
I was on the Destiny, and our cabin was dark. There was a lot of light coming out of the cabin next door, and it was creating a shadow, onto the smoked glass partition, of what I thought were two people doing something naughty on their balcony!
Eventually, the shadows moved again and it was just one person and the deck chair. Maybe I had gotten too much sun that day?
The aft balconies are not 100% viewable from the Lido deck. You can only see about 1 foot of the edge of each one if you look down. Maybe even only 8 inches. Trust me, I just had one 2 weeks ago. So the only way someone could see the top of your head is if you are standing right against the railing.
We were on the Pride's aft Empress deck. We couldn't hear noise from any of the decks above. The 8E far aft cabins are protected which was wonderful with the 20+ knot winds heading back from Cabo. We got an extra day to sunbathe. A great location.
We'll be on the Spirit with an aft balcony on the Empress Deck - room 6333. Can you tell me the size of the balcony? What types of chairs/tables are on the balcony? Is it pretty private? Does the cabin have a couch in it?
Thank you for any info!
Eileen your #6333 cabin has a built in sofa with nice big drawers underneath for storage. The balcony is extended - I think it's 60s/f--
It has 2 white patio chairs and a small table. One an upright chair the other sit's low & reclines like a plastic sand chair.
For sunbathing I'd sit in the lower chair and & use the small table to stretch out my legs. It worked just fine.
The deck windows on the aft get alot of spray. I'd go out there every morning with a damp bath towel and wipe down the furniture and glass panel.
I've found Carnivals "freebee" mouthwash works great as an alternative window cleaner. <g>
Enjoy your aft balcony cabin.
The small patio table will hold one tray so you can eat your breafast outside. We never ordered a 'full breakfast' to our room, but we did order in hot chocolate, danish, juice, fruit & and yogurt for two & sat on our balcony every morning in our bathrobes.
There's nothing like breathing in that heavenly salty air!
Make sure you take a bungee cord to prop open the balcony door.
We wrapped one end to the base of the divider next door & the other to our balcony door handle & it worked great.
I think Carnival only offers a continental-style breakfast through room service. At least that's all that was available on every Carnival ship I've been on. Now, Holland America..eggs, bacon, sausage...the works.