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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:12 AM
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Default Do you sleep with your cabin balcony door open?

Husband wants to sleep with balcony door open for fresh air, is that safe?
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:15 AM
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We never have. Its against the rules, but I'm sure you will hear from others who do it anyway. Supposedly, it adversely affects the AC.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:16 AM
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We've slept with the balcony sliding door open in the past with no issues.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:17 AM
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Not sure why it wouldn't be safe ???

A couple things ..... the A/C will automatically turn off when the door is open, so depending on your temps and humidity, it could get a little warm. Also, as the ship rocks, the door tends to slide back and forth.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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What ??? Never heard this one! Who's rules, and where is this stated?
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:23 AM
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I've never heard that it's against the rules. We sleep with the balcony door open and love it! The sound of the waves crashing against the ship and the feel of the breeze is wonderful! If you are a light sleeper, be aware that you may hear some noise - people talking/laughing/playing music on their balconies or any announcements that come over the loud speaker in the middle of the night. This hasn't bothered us at all.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:23 AM
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Sometimes I will leave the slider open(the doors are a pain)during my nooner...... I like to hear the ocean and it just puts me out
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:32 AM
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What ??? Never heard this one! Who's rules, and where is this stated?
It's generally posted somewhere on or near the balcony door itself that the door should not be left open.

As for safety . . . it can be a hazard if the ship is going through a storm. It also can be a little hazardous if you happen to open your cabin door, while the balcony door is open. You can get a very strong breeze, which can either slam the door back closed on you or blow papers or other light items out to sea, depending upon the direction of the flow.

Generally not a good idea to leave the balcony door open, but these threads pop up from time to time, and there are always a certain number of people who have the attitude of, "I'll do whatever I want to do in MY cabin."
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:38 AM
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Unless there is some major waves tipping the boat, you're pretty safe with the balcony doors opened. Just remember that the AC will turn off with the doors opened. If you're still a little nervous, open the door about 1/2 foot the first night and see how it goes.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:39 AM
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Here are the old signs. There was a newer, more strongly-worded one on the Navigator last month, but I forgot to take a picture.



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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:41 AM
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We tried it on our first cruise to Mexico, but it just got too hot and humid in the cabin to sleep comfortably and shut the door. We've never tried it since.
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There is also the occasional visitor to worry about to.



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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:50 AM
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That's prety cool! I guess it would be less cool if the falcon managed to fly into your cabin, though. I thought about that as a possible concern w/ a balcony door left open, but have never actually heard of someone having a bird fly into their room.
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no....too hot & humid! I have fallen asleep in the chair while reading on the balcony! Makes for a nice nap!
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That's prety cool! I guess it would be less cool if the falcon managed to fly into your cabin, though. I thought about that as a possible concern w/ a balcony door left open, but have never actually heard of someone having a bird fly into their room.
I knew I remembered reading about that happening. Here you go.

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...+flew+in+cabin
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Here are the old signs. There was a newer, more strongly-worded one on the Navigator last month, but I forgot to take a picture.



Im sorry but just curious why would you take a photo of a sign in your cabin
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Depending on where you're cruising, it can get uncomfortable humid....and you really can't "hear the ocean"...what you're hearing is the wind!
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Im sorry but just curious why would you take a photo of a sign in your cabin
I'm sorry, but why do you object to my taking a photo of a sign in my cabin?
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Old January 18th, 2011, 12:17 PM
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The reason I take lots of "wierd" photos on board the ships is to answer questions in threads like this one.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 12:17 PM
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Im sorry but just curious why would you take a photo of a sign in your cabin
Cruise Critic regulars often take pictures of lots of such things, because it helps answer questions here with something other than just a "he said/she said" kind of response. A picture is worth a thousand words and all that . . .
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