Breakaway balcony ?????

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#1
Nj
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Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or are the balconies the on Breakaway really smaller than other ships. Looking to book a BC balcony for August
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Barnegat Bay ❤
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Yup. here are pictures:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1835717
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#3
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Originally posted by Wfbjr52
Are my eyes playing tricks on me, or are the balconies the on Breakaway really smaller than other ships. Looking to book a BC balcony for August
Extrememly small and disappointing.
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Poulsbo, WA
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So glad we booked a corner bump-out cabin with the larger balcony. Of course, we're assuming it will be like the Epic B6, which was great. It had room for loungers.
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wrong thread, sorry
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Originally posted by SissasMomE
Extrememly small and disappointing.
Sounds like a really bad ending to a date...
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glad I took a studio~~really that is all I could afford and only myself cruising~~it should be different to be inside with a corridor window~~always took balcony and mini-suites before! I shall find out!
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The mini-suites and even some of the luxury staterooms have surprisingly small balconies for the fare paid.



Above: 11186, mini-suite balcony

In some cases, a tall persons knees might almost touch the glass-raining when sitting down.

But hey, this is mass market cruising, not Celebrity or Cunard!
#11
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Originally posted by Bars7816
So glad we booked a corner bump-out cabin with the larger balcony. Of course, we're assuming it will be like the Epic B6, which was great. It had room for loungers.
We also have a B6 booked on the Breakaway. Does anyone have any photos yet?
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Poulsbo, WA
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A little confusion here. The Epic B6 is just a regular balcony that falls at the end of the bump-out cabins, so it is angled giving more space.

The Breakaway B6 is a whole different animal. It has a much larger balcony and is found way forward on Deck 9 (maybe other decks, too).
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#14
Brick, New Jersey
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Originally posted by Wfbjr52
But what about a BC balcony
The picture is posted above.....it wil be the same exact size.
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I wouldn't even be able to cross my legs on that balcony. We always get a balcony cabin or mini suite but I'm thinking of opting for a window room now. Not worth the extra money for standing room only.
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#16
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I have to say it's very disappointing to see a balcony that small. I thought Gem & Jewel balconies were small; this is smaller!

What is the next up category that has a large-than-this-tiny-thing balcony?
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Brick, New Jersey
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Originally posted by mizlorinj
I have to say it's very disappointing to see a balcony that small. I thought Gem & Jewel balconies were small; this is smaller!

What is the next up category that has a large-than-this-tiny-thing balcony?
B6, B1 and M6.
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someone posted this photo in another thread of an angled balcony, which they found to be bigger than a regular balcony:

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#19
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Originally posted by Bars7816
So glad we booked a corner bump-out cabin with the larger balcony. Of course, we're assuming it will be like the Epic B6, which was great. It had room for loungers.

I hope so too. We booked a B6 for next June (daughter graduation) because I wanted the larger balcony. Take Pics and report back please.
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[quote=ibcnusoon;38285819]someone posted this photo in another thread of an angled balcony, which they found to be bigger than a regular balcony:

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That is cabin 11274, it was mine for the transatlantic and our balcony was larger. This shot is taken at the narrow side and it was wider on the side by the door.
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