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Old October 2nd, 2013, 08:34 PM
hazand hazand is offline
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Question Twin window cabins

Have seen how great balcony cabins look. Any advise on twin window cabins on bottom deck would be appreciated. Looking at AMA Waterways. Thanks
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:08 PM
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Not sure what time of year you're traveling and this is my opinion only but if we're sailing in winter or less than optimal weather the lower deck is fine, can be a nice savings and you don't/won't spend much time in your cabin. That said, if it's during a nicer time of the year I'd look at a French balcony at the very least, I like to be able to open the sliders and get fresh air. Like I said, only my opinion. We leave tomorrow for Eastern Europe and will have a French balcony. Whichever you choose, enjoy your travels.

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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:13 PM
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We have been in those cabins on two AMA boats as our friends always book the most budget friendly cabin available. Cabins were as well appointed as the more expensive French balcony cabins, just a bit smaller and with less natural light - they had no complaints and booked the same for our next AMA cruise.
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Our river cruising history:

Avalon Luminary B2B- Christmas Markets, 2009
Avalon Affinity - Christmas Markets 2010
Avalon Panorama - Danube New Years Cruise, 2011
AmaDante -Vineyards of the Rhine and Moselle 2012
AmaCerto - Budapest to Nuremburg, 2013
AmaBella - Tulip Time, 2014
AmaDagio - Provence, 2014
AmaReina - Holiday on the Rhine 2014
SS Catherine - Provence 2015
AmaSerena Christmas on the Rhine, 2015
Scenic Diamond, Bordeaux, April 2016
AmaVida, Douro, August. 2016
AmaSonata, Romantic Danube - Oct. 2016

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Joie de Vivre, Paris and Normany - April 2017
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 10:51 PM
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Thanks for taking time to reply. Would be looking at Prague to Istanbul early May. This would be following a wedding in UK so a bit restricted with dates. I don't think we will spend too much time in the cabin.
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 01:37 AM
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We usually book lower category (aka Aquarium Class) and are very happy being on the lowest deck.

We did book a French balcony on one cruise (on a cruise with AMA) and we found we weren't in our cabin enough to justify the added expense (just my opinion, of course...)

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Old October 3rd, 2013, 09:44 AM
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Ditto what Franski says. We've had aquarium class and a French balcony, which was nice, but we spend so little time in our room the extra cost isn't worth it to us. Others, of course, may differ. Oh, I nearly forgot. Once on a winter cruise we had a full balcony. We actually sat on it a couple of times, but we do still feel that aquarium is fine. It is fun to have swans peering in!
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Old October 3rd, 2013, 12:27 PM
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We did a Danube cruise with Avalon in Aquarium class. It was perfect for us. Plan to use the same class in 2015


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