Any extra perks in balcony cabins?

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#1
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Hi All
I wonder if any of you guys can help? I have managed to secure a balcony on the forthcoming Jade cruise on March 6th. I have only travelled in inside cabins before. I am very excited at the prospect of a balcony and am just wondering if there are any extra perks in a balcony as opposed to an inside cabin. Also, what toiletries do you get and do you get face flannels - sorry I forgot since my last NCL cruise.
Appreciate all replies.
Many thanks!
Carol
#2
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Originally posted by ccee
Hi All
I wonder if any of you guys can help? I have managed to secure a balcony on the forthcoming Jade cruise on March 6th. I have only travelled in inside cabins before. I am very excited at the prospect of a balcony and am just wondering if there are any extra perks in a balcony as opposed to an inside cabin. Also, what toiletries do you get and do you get face flannels - sorry I forgot since my last NCL cruise.
Appreciate all replies.
Many thanks!
Carol
Hello, no extra perks having a balcony but you wont regret it. You'll love being out on your private balcony watching the sun set and just taking in the view.
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on some ships a balcony may have bathrobes or coffee makers when the insides might not, but I"m not sure about the Jade
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Excuse my ignorance but what is a face flannel?


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Originally posted by Waterloomarc
Excuse my ignorance but what is a face flannel?


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Face cloths on this side of the pond and yes the balcony cabins has them.
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Originally posted by Waterloomarc
Excuse my ignorance but what is a face flannel?


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Washcloth. And yes, they will have them. They equip the rooms to American standards as far as bedding and towels go, even on Med cruises.

And for those reading who are wondering - European standard is not to have a flat sheet or to provide washcloths. You get a duvet + cover + fitted sheet. Washcloths are considered a personal item akin to a toothbrush and rarely provided.
#9
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Of course there are extra Perks!!

Great view of the ocean.... slightly bigger cabin... Fresh Air.....Sunlight.... and no need to go up on deck to see the sun and the ocean...

The face flannels are sometimes artistically done up in the bathroom drinking glasses....
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Yes you are all right as to definition of a face flannel - my fault for not Americanising the term for my friends across the pond. We Europeans like face cloths and some of our cruise lines do provide them. Just needed to check! Like the answer pointing out the perks of a balcony such as a sea view!!!
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Coffee maker and bathrobes are provided in balcony cabins on the Jade. I am guessing you are a Brit - be aware that there is no kettle for tea.
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No kettles, nor are they allowed to be taken aboard. Shampoo/conditioner, (mixed) body soap in shower, kleenex, and hair dryer. You can request hairnets. There may be a robe. Needless to say, almost everything is supplied. Enjoy! R.A.
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Thanks. I figured from the context it was a wash cloth but didn't know they weren't standard issue elsewhere so that threw me.

Sounds like I need to vacation in Europe. I loathe flat sheets. Irrationally so actually


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Indeed I am a Brit....... but it is okay by me if I don,t get a kettle since I prefer coffee in the morning!!! Love a hot chocolate in the evening though!
Ta!
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And if you are so inclined, or reclined, you can become a member of the "balcony club." Just not while the ship is in port.
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Originally posted by dijid
Washcloth. And yes, they will have them. They equip the rooms to American standards as far as bedding and towels go, even on Med cruises.

And for those reading who are wondering - European standard is not to have a flat sheet or to provide washcloths. You get a duvet + cover + fitted sheet. Washcloths are considered a personal item akin to a toothbrush and rarely provided.
Thanks for this info!
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And if you are so inclined, or reclined, you can become a member of the "balcony club." Just not while the ship is in port.
Can't wait until she asks what that means .... LOL
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Originally posted by ccee
Love a hot chocolate in the evening though!
Ta!
Carol
Hot chocolate packets are available 24 hours at the buffet near where the tea bags are kept. No problem getting your evening chocolate...no whipped cream though
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Thanks re info on hot chocolate! And it is okay I know what the balcony club is!!! (Or at least I think I do!)
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Originally posted by ccee
Indeed I am a Brit....... but it is okay by me if I don,t get a kettle since I prefer coffee in the morning!!! Love a hot chocolate in the evening though!
Ta!
Carol
Coffee in the morning - agreed.
After dinner coffee = espresso martini
Chocolate night cap = chocolate martini

(spot the trend here )
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