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OP - I checked the Sticky at the top of the HAL boards, and there are photos of those cabins along w/some commentary by the folks who sailed in them. I still think they look nice, and wouldn't hesitate as long as you address any seasickness issues you think you might have before sailing. Would be wonderful to "see" what the Captain sees as you sail into port. Looks great!Hi AIP I bet your getting real excited.7 weeks for us'
GloBug - don't sweat the small stuff. Ginger tablets or other types of seasick meds (seek advice from your doctor) should do the trick. And if not, you're right, there is always the Atrium! LOL! I'm sure you'll be fine! Please let us know when you get back what you thought of your cabin. I'd like to try it some time in the future!
My wife and I booked 6102 on Volendam for Alaska May 25. It will be her first cruise without a balcony - having been to Alaska on Zaandam I thought this would be a good location with easy access to the outdoor areas forward. We'll see about it and report back.Thanks Caliboy.
Wow, have to go back 3 years in my memory here... we were a bit leery of booking these cabins since we had always had a balcony, but our friend suggested them and we trusted him so we booked both. Great suggestion! We had 6100 and it's actually a lot larger then 6102. Easy access to the outside door (just steps away) and it is very nice to see where the ship is going! The windows do slope and keep in mind because of the way the light plays and the fact that the bridge is right above you, you can not have the window shades up at night if there is any light on in your cabin. The bridge will notify you quickly to put the shades up, or so the sign said under the window! Since you are at the very end of the corridor, it's very quiet. We didn't have an issue with any loud music or noises, and because of the sloping of the windows and a barrier, anyone on the outside observation deck (and it will fill up) is not able to see in to your cabin.Thanks so much for your prompt reply!!! The only thing I did not quite get that clear is which of the 2 cabins is larger, if the one right in the middle line of the ship (6100) which has 1 window, or the 6102 (more to starboard and towards the door to the observation deck) which has 2 windows. Thanks again and Happy New Year!
Views were great! How could they not be? You see what the bridge sees! Lots of space in 6102 (the one on the right, if I am remembering the cabin number correctly) large bathroom, lots of closet space, room to move around, very nice. I would recommend.
"We had 6100 and it's actually a lot larger then 6102."Thanks!!!!!!!! Happy New Year!
We had the cabin with only one window, and it is second away from the outside door. We were on the Amsterdam, and at least for the Amsterdam, 6100 was a lot larger than 6102, with both cabin doors in a different place right on the main hallway. The deck plan for the Amsterdam used the deck plan for a different ship, so we were surprised to end up with the larger cabin. But it was a nice surprise.
That said, if you aren't on the Amsterdam, I'm honestly not sure what you will get space or set up wise. You could check Cruise Deck Plans and see if there are any pic, or ask your TA.