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Had our first aft cabin on our cruise to Alaska. Awesome views! Just enjoyed the ABC islands on Navigator in the aft corner porthole cabin 7388. Going on the Grandeur to Bermuda in corner wrap junior suite 7350. Taking my girlfriend on her first cruise in an extended aft balcony on Carnival. I book them when I can get them. Love the sounds and the view. So relaxing.

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That's true! Ship and which aft cabin can make a big difference. I'm not a huge fan...it's usually a very long walk...and I go back and forth to the cabin frequently...it becomes a pain! (Not far enough to make a calorie difference...but far enough to make you wish you were nearer to the stairs!)

 

Ha a Ha. LOL. After a long day in port and then a somewhat late night in the casino, my wife and I feel the walk from the mid ship's elevator to the aft veranda is like crossing the Sahara.

 

 

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Sprung for an aft on Celebrity Solstice cruising Alaska in 2015. Yes the walk was long but the 180 degree view of the scenery was amazing. Sailing Norway fjords in May 2019 on the Serenade, and grabbed an aft again. The walk wouldn't matter even if it was a larger ship, because this is a bucket list cruise and it's all about the view, incredible view!

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CLS isnt aft unless you think backside of VCL is aft. AquaTheater suites are the only aft cabins. Not much of a soot issue on Oasis. I have seen Carnival funnels pointed right into CLS in port.

 

Rear facing CLS get noise from basketball court

 

Thanks. Big help. I see what you mean after a little review of the deck plans. "Aft" is pretty relative based on the size of Deck 17, I suppose. Sure isn't the hike we had to that corner Sky Suite on Equinox.

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I always hear that Aft Staterooms are noisy and you don't get the best view.

 

Is this true?

 

Your opinion counts!

 

I want to see the stars.....

 

I want to enjoy a spacious balcony......

 

I have Champagne tTste and a Budweiser Pocket! Ha, ha......

 

Is it fun? Is it worth it?

Had an aft cabin on Norwegian. Didn't care for it. We felt like there was an odd smell like gas or oil and there was constant garbage that floated down from the upper deck dining area.

 

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7688 on Explorer is just as bad.

 

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I feel I'm being such a humanitarian taking 7708 on our Freedom Christmas cruise.

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Agree. Done 200 in 9256/8168 in last 4+yrs and in next 15months doing 100+ nites in Serenade/Jewel in #9256. Also doing APR/May B2B2B including TA on Vision in Corner/Aft... Going to be a good year!

 

We have 9256 on Serenade next month. First time on Royal, first time in a balcony - really looking forward to it from all the comments we have seen (like yours!).

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I feel I'm being such a humanitarian taking 7708 on our Freedom Christmas cruise.
You are doing a great service for your fellow passengers by leaving the side balconies for them.

 

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We have 9256 on Serenade next month. First time on Royal, first time in a balcony - really looking forward to it from all the comments we have seen (like yours!).

 

Wow...you got lucky!! Nice pick for a first time RCI cruise! Congrats!

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We have 9256 on Serenade next month. First time on Royal, first time in a balcony - really looking forward to it from all the comments we have seen (like yours!).

Great catch on first cruise, you will enjoy it!

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You are doing a great service for your fellow passengers by leaving the side balconies for them.

 

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Not a problem. I have my aft double size balcony and others (you?) can have the side balconies.

 

Hint: Go for the hump balconies (if available). We had one on our last 2 Jewel cruises Larger size is great also.

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The aft is always our first choice to book. We've been successful 1/2 the time and loved every one of them.

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I will always try and book an Aft, all of my current booked cruises are in Aft cabins I have to agree with a previous poster that when doing the Panama Canal Aft is definitely the way to go, when I did it back in 2014 on Legend of the Seas the views and experience was just an amazing experience.

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Not a problem. I have my aft double size balcony and others (you?) can have the side balconies.

 

Hint: Go for the hump balconies (if available). We had one on our last 2 Jewel cruises Larger size is great also.

 

The person you quoted is a dedicated "direct wake After" and knows a lot more than most of us on aft cabins. ;)

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Dont some of the afts have poles? Thinking Freedom

 

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JS 8582 Legend of the Seas 2014

 

 

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Actually prefer to see where I'm going.

 

NCL Gem has great forward balconies

 

The ones on the corner also have side balcony as well

 

To bad NCL sux

 

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7688 on Explorer is just as bad.

 

Horrible Views!9388e8b2c5e9b16f8fb9bcb1355e11b2.jpg

 

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Yes, I also hate them:cool:

Doing ABC islands on Navigator December 7 and Sydney to Singapore march 29 on Exploder in 7688, last cabin available ;p

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Personally, I have found the best views of the stars from an aft balcony to be on the Radiance class ships. The back is not as "lit up" as some of the others. Good views as well on the Vision class ships. I have a very nice habit of, after a day at sea, going out on my aft balcony to say good night to the stars. Corny, but a lovely way to end a day.

 

P.S. I too have had fun leaving a gift for those who have "my" cabin on the next cruise. My room steward was more than happy to help. It was for a CC friend who accused me from traveling with an armadillo since I am from Texas. Found a cute Texas branded shot glass to leave for him since I took the armadillo home with me. :)

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Dont some of the afts have poles? Thinking Freedom

 

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I thought one of the worst aft suite cabins I ever saw was the #6414 Presidential suite on Freedom. The balcony has that huge network of metal framing all around and up above, and that big flat floor area (looks like a skating rink without the ice) directly off the balcony is not something I would like to see each day.

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Personally, I have found the best views of the stars from an aft balcony to be on the Radiance class ships. The back is not as "lit up" as some of the others. Good views as well on the Vision class ships. I have a very nice habit of, after a day at sea, going out on my aft balcony to say good night to the stars. Corny, but a lovely way to end a day.

 

P.S. I too have had fun leaving a gift for those who have "my" cabin on the next cruise. My room steward was more than happy to help. It was for a CC friend who accused me from traveling with an armadillo since I am from Texas. Found a cute Texas branded shot glass to leave for him since I took the armadillo home with me. :)

No overhang to speak of on Rhapsody corner aft JS. Spa above you so dark at night.

 

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I thought one of the worst aft suite cabins I ever saw was the #6414 Presidential suite on Freedom. The balcony has that huge network of metal framing all around and up above, and that big flat floor area (looks like a skating rink without the ice) directly off the balcony is not something I would like to see each day.
We were above it once. No privacy, you could see right into hot tub. Lots of ping pong balls back there

 

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We were above it once. No privacy, you could see right into hot tub. Lots of ping pong balls back there

 

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Yeah, would not want to above that one either. :o

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No overhang to speak of on Rhapsody corner aft JS. Spa above you so dark at night.

 

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Have 8596 booked again for next two Rhapsody cruises. My favorite cabin on the ship!! :hearteyes: Bucky loves the full sun out there...no chair hogs to deal with either. ;)

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