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We have done most types. In, out, balconies, minis and some suites. Also a few aft facing balconies/suites, as that is an awesome outlook.

 

Seems the prices difference from inside to balconies has shrunk for most of the lines, so it is easier to justify the improved cabin. One we haven't tried is a forward facing, so what better way to try a forward facing outside than a Tasman crossing to Hobart and back on Celebrity Edge. We are hoping for a bit of a swell.

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1 hour ago, Cbtours said:

Its certainly been good while it lasted. I'm open to inside if it means the difference between cruising and not cruising, however Balconies booked for our next three cruises, especially as first is 28 days, then 14 day Alaska which I couldnt bear not to have for that one, then 35 days hawaii. As there are lots of sea days we preferred it too. Not so bad with lots of ports that you are off the ship more than on.

We did the 35 nights in an inside cabin. Never again! Maybe for very short cruises in the future but not for long ones.

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Just now, OzKiwiJJ said:

We did the 35 nights in an inside cabin. Never again! Maybe for very short cruises in the future but not for long ones.

That was Franks concern cos wr Booked inside as only one available back when we were desperate to go anywhere lol. But waitlisted a balcony which became available 🥰

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6 minutes ago, arxcards said:

We have done most types. In, out, balconies, minis and some suites. Also a few aft facing balconies/suites, as that is an awesome outlook.

 

Seems the prices difference from inside to balconies has shrunk for most of the lines, so it is easier to justify the improved cabin. One we haven't tried is a forward facing, so what better way to try a forward facing outside than a Tasman crossing to Hobart and back on Celebrity Edge. We are hoping for a bit of a swell.

Are you one of those people who sleeps through anything? I wouldn't get any sleep at all in one of those cabins. We had an aft-facing cabin on Carnival Legend once and it was quite noisy when the ship was running at full tilt which it did one night after a med-evac 

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6 minutes ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

Are you one of those people who sleeps through anything? I wouldn't get any sleep at all in one of those cabins. We had an aft-facing cabin on Carnival Legend once and it was quite noisy when the ship was running at full tilt which it did one night after a med-evac 

Yes and no. Some ships do have a creaky aft. I won't sleep through anything, but don't notice the noise or motion for long. On the other hand, our first cruise was in one of these on Sun Princess, with waves up to 9 metres. While asleep, I was tossed a foot into the air, and Barb said I just stirred, rolled over and went back to sleep. The latch on the balcony door also failed that night - that woke me up for sure.

 

The one thing I don't like about them is you spend a lot of time walking corridors.

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35 minutes ago, arxcards said:

what better way to try a forward facing outside than a Tasman crossing to Hobart and back on Celebrity Edge. We are hoping for a bit of a swell.

You must have good sea legs if that's what you wish. Bass Strait is notorious for bad weather. I've been on the Spirit of Tasmania when the waves were breaking over the roof of Deck 10, and the whole ship was banging, shuddering and yawing as it hit the monster waves.

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2 minutes ago, cruiser3775 said:

You must have good sea legs if that's what you wish. Bass Strait is notorious for bad weather. I've been on the Spirit of Tasmania when the waves were breaking over the roof of Deck 10, and the whole ship was banging, shuddering and yawing as it hit the monster waves.

Once there was the biggest grinding kind of noise throughout the night, that I was sure the Spirit was scraping along the bottom lol. Mind you, that's a MUCH small ship than any of the ocean cruisers.

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13 minutes ago, cruiser3775 said:

You must have good sea legs if that's what you wish. Bass Strait is notorious for bad weather. I've been on the Spirit of Tasmania when the waves were breaking over the roof of Deck 10, and the whole ship was banging, shuddering and yawing as it hit the monster waves.

Yes, happy with our sea legs, and won't be sad to see our window getting washed during the crossing. That said, the day time is less fun if the open deck are closed so I don't want too much of it either.

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52 minutes ago, OzKiwiJJ said:

We did the 35 nights in an inside cabin. Never again! Maybe for very short cruises in the future but not for long ones.

We also did the 35 day Hawaii /Tahiti cruise in an inside and we would easily do it again, as it is a fantastic cruise. We still are a few years off retirement and can't spend all our money yet. 😄

 

In our trivia team we had never discussed what cabin we were in until a few days till the end of the cruise when one of the other team members spoke about the inside cabin trash hogging all the chairs in the international cafe as they don't have anywhere to sit in their rooms. It was funny to see their faces when I told them we were in an inside cabin and by the way, ocean view and balcony cabins didn't have tub chairs anymore either. Turns out they were in a minisuite.

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