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Considering LED lights for balcony railing on upcoming Panama Canal cruise.
What are the thoughts regarding this?
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#2
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Originally posted by robthens
Considering LED lights for balcony railing on upcoming Panama Canal cruise.
What are the thoughts regarding this?
Just look up into the night sky.
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One of the beauties of cruising on open waters is that I can see the stars and night sky without all the light pollution I have in the city. Add to that the ability to see the earth's curvature makes being on the open water a fantastic opportunity. Why pollute it with led lights.
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Originally posted by robthens
Considering LED lights for balcony railing on upcoming Panama Canal cruise.
What are the thoughts regarding this?
On my trip to Mexico on the Ruby, I strung a 6' string of battery powered multi-colored led lights just under the the hand rail on the cabin side. Very festive! I attached them to the plexiglass with "Command" adhesive hooks. At the end of the cruise, it took 5 mins to take down and there was no adhesive residue remaining. There are a lot of different styles and colors available these days that are battery powered. I showed them to Stewart and he approved as the hooks remove cleanly. At no time did they detract from the evening star show.
Good luck and have fun with your lighting project!
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When sitting on my balcony late at night, I like to look at the stars without any distraction from balcony lights, never the less any "festive" lighting anyone or everyone might think is ok.
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Does Princess allow things (lights, towels, hammocks) to be hung on the balconies?
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My opinion is, it'll take away from the beauty of night sailing. Stars, white caps, seeing other cruise lines off in the distance.


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I appreciate wanting to look at the night sky, but the ship itself is "lit up like a Christmas Tree", so doesn't that make nearby light pollution on the eyes?
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I would think this is a navigational hazzard. (depending on the direction of the ship- is where the lights can be turned on)

With a light on in the cabin it takes away the night sky. If a person next door leaves their light on it takes away from the night sky.
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Batteries maybe. 110 NO.


I know I hate it when the next door neighbor leaves their outside balcony light on 24/7.

Many times they don't even realize it's on as the switch is behind the balcony door curtains.
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Originally posted by Colo Cruiser
Batteries maybe. 110 NO.


I know I hate it when the next door neighbor leaves their outside balcony light on 24/7.

Many times they don't even realize it's on as the switch is behind the balcony door curtains.
I thought I was the only one who hated the light left on all night. One cruise that happened, I like leaving my sheers closed while the drapes are partly open to see the daylight as it get light, the light reflected off the opposite side of our partition and into our cabin. The next day, I asked our steward to please turn off the light, he didn't, so I put a in the box, asking them to please turn off the light when they retire for the night, and added, that the switch was on the wall, under the drape, wishing them a pleasant cruise....it worked.
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I can mention that the passengers in the cabin next to you may not like the lights on all evening. The view is much better without lights.
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I think it would work, if they were battery powered.
Just hang them on the IN-side your railing, without them hanging over.
Back when they had an actual table on the larger Caribe balconies on most ships, we set our table up beautifully with a vinyl tablecloth (so it would be heavy and not blow), battery flameless candles, etc. It was wonderful.

And, like the other lights, please turn them off later... saves battery too!

Any extra plug in electronics and burning candles would probably be strictly prohibited.
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It's sometimes a challenge to find a place to sky watch on the upper decks where there is minimal light. We rarely have a balcony, but lighting all over the place. Makes sense to not run exterior balcony light all night.
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#17
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Originally posted by robthens
Considering LED lights for balcony railing on upcoming Panama Canal cruise.
What are the thoughts regarding this?
I am sure that the other people on the ship enjoy seeing your twinkling Christmas lights on your balcony - not!!

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Originally posted by Colo Cruiser
Batteries maybe. 110 NO.


I know I hate it when the next door neighbor leaves their outside balcony light on 24/7.

Many times they don't even realize it's on as the switch is behind the balcony door curtains.
I've had that happen. I spoke with the Steward and it was fixed. Had it not been fixed I would have spoken with Passenger Services. If not fixed then I would have kept on escalating. I agree that sometimes folks don't even realize they have left the balcony light on all the time. Others just don't care.
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In my opinion and only my opinion, I would surmise that the bridge and security know the wherabouts of every lit light bulb on the ship. Any unknown light spotted by the bridge or security would be cause for investigation. Especially those "flickering" battery candles. I am sure from a distance those could be mistaken for flames. I would not want a visit by security to investigate any decorations that I have to have on my balcony
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Who the heck is looking into/onto somebody else's balcony?
Are you guys for real?
One might get an eye-ful that does not happen to be lights!!!! ; )
Seriously folks... live and let live. I can not imagine that being such a huge issue.

And, I am quite sure that the room stewards are looking out for any truly banned items/electronics/candles.
This was not an issue for us, at all.
Our steward left it all set up for us, and we were never questioned.
We were not thrown in the brig, or made to walk the plank.

Apparently, it turns out, having a decent table on a balcony, even a larger Caribe balcony, is an issue.
Found out that after our cruise that Princess started the changeover, and actually REMOVED those tables from people's balconies, MID-cruise. Now, the status of MY balcony would have been something that would I would have had an issue with.

For the life of me, I can not imagine stressing myself out because of something like this on somebody else's balcony, or what somebody else chooses to wear, etc... I don't like to manufacture stress for myself.