Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community
karabear15

To book an aft balcony while cruising the Med or not...

Recommended Posts

Give me your suggestions on if I should book a premium deluxe balcony looking out on the wake or if I should snag a port side cabin. We will (hopefully) be traveling from Rome to Athens, on the Enchanted Princess in April, 2021 for our honeymoon.

 

Thanks!

Kara

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I always like an aft cabin when available 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, memoak said:

I always like an aft cabin when available 

Aft it is!  Our TA talked with the Princess rep and they said it'll be a great spot for our honeymoon. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good decision. I must agree....an aft view is the best........just mesmerizing.  And quite often, the balconies are much larger than normal. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes same. We have had aft balconies, both as a suite and regular cabin, and they are usually much bigger than a standard cabin, plus you are away from the main noise and traffic of the ship. The only downside is the noise of the engines sometimes early morning on a port intensive holiday. Usually you are awake or up, but sometimes if you fancy a lie in, the noise can be a bit frustrating.  Weighing it up though, we still book them time and time again!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aft is fantastic!  You can't beat the view or the sound of it🙂⛴🛳🐋🌅🌈🌝

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks everyone! We will be on deck 9, how much engine noise do you think? 
 

Either way, we are very excited! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, karabear15 said:

Thanks everyone! We will be on deck 9, how much engine noise do you think? 

 

You may feel some vibration...especially from thrusters when docking or leaving, but you're not going to hear engine noise.  In 650+ cruise days we have never heard the engine...or more properly the electric motors...and you won't either.

 

Enjoy your cruise...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
55 minutes ago, -Lew- said:

 

You may feel some vibration...especially from thrusters when docking or leaving, but you're not going to hear engine noise.  In 650+ cruise days we have never heard the engine...or more properly the electric motors...and you won't either.

 

Enjoy your cruise...

Not worried about vibration, just didn’t want it to mimic about 20 years ago when I had a far forward cabin and we heard the anchor at 5am, that was a pleasant experience. 😂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had a premium deluxe on the Royal Princess and the balcony is larger and has some shade depending on deck.  Take a good look to see which Are larger?   We loved it!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the Royal...I'm thinking the Enchanted should be virtually identical...

 

     9045375437_ef51990d4b_o.thumb.jpg.91c77dfb76bfb83c1758c6d80506f969.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, bennybear said:

We had a premium deluxe on the Royal Princess and the balcony is larger and has some shade depending on deck.  Take a good look to see which Are larger?   We loved it!

That is what we have as well.  I am one of those who covet the caribe deck balconies on the older ships because of the larger balcony plus the half shade/half sun...so if these mimic that, I'm a happy camper!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, -Lew- said:

This is the Royal...I'm thinking the Enchanted should be virtually identical...

Love this picture, what a great view! I am also assuming that it will be basically the same as the Royal. The Princess rep said it best to my TA, we will have a full ocean/wake view, plus when in port the ability to see both the starboard and port sides rather than only one of those views.

 

I just hope that it sails 🤞

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

This was taken in December from our deluxe balcony on deck 9aft on the Sky.

Edited by Mom33

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aft is always our first choice, however, you need to be careful

of the deck/ ship because not all aft balconies are created equal.

You made a great choice!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Forum Assistance
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...