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1 hour ago, macaroni said:

Can someone tell me how much the lifeboats below block the view from this cabin? Are we better off with 5177 or 6169.


 There are pics and comments of 6169 on the Koningsdam on halfacts.com.  You can find them Here


Since they are sister ships I would think the rooms should be identical.  A cursory check of the deck plans of the 2 ships should confirm it for you.

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If you are choosing between "V" category cabins 5094 and 6169, 6169 looks like the better choice.

 - 5094 is a connecting cabin with is a greater chance of noise coming through the connecting door than through a solid wall.

 - 6169 is one cabin further back from the end of a lifeboat than would be 5094 so you should have a slightly better view down past the end of the lifeboats.  Here's a video view from handicap cabin 5175 directly below 6169: https://cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/youtube.php?id=10516.

 - 6169's balcony is angled so it will be a bit wider than 5094's and will give a nice side view of the ship.  The negative is the forward angled balcony will be more exposed to the wind and others can see your balcony more easily, as you can theirs.

 - 6169 is a slightly larger cabin due to the angle wedge near the balcony.  That wedge probably gives the room an extra 30 or so square feet.  Here are some photos of similar cabin 7058: https://cruisedeckplans.com/DP/deckplans/stateroom-details.php?ship=Nieuw-Statendam&cabin=7058  With the angle, they move the desk to beside the sofa instead of across from it.  If you will be using the sofa as a bed, not having the desk in front of the sofa bed provides room to walk around the sofa when it is open.


If downward view is your primary concern, and these three cabins are the only ones you are considering, then 5177 may be the better choice.

 - 5177 is clear of the lifeboats.  You can see them from the left but not directly below you.  5177 will still not have a totally clear view straight down into the water though.  Deck 4's VB cabins with extended balcony are directly below 5177 so you will be looking down on the outer 3-4 feet of of 4169's balcony.

 - From a cost standpoint, 5177, a "C" category balcony, is less expensive than the two "V" category balcony cabins--typically about $100 less on a 7 day cruise.


Hope this helps.


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