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Aft JS Question on Mariner


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Hi. I was just screwing around at work this afternoon on RCI's site and happened to see that (gasp) an aft JS was available on Mariner (#1694). I have been trying to find an aft cabin (any aft cabin) for MONTHS and this is the first one I've found that was available! I put a courtesy hold on it but wanted to check and see if anyone had any particular opinions as to the goodness of this room before I put a deposit down.


Couple of specific questions:


1) I notice it is adjoining with cabin #1692. Does this mean we'll be able to hear everything going on in that cabin (and vice-versa?). I ask this because we have a what will be 1 1/2 year old and while his temperment is great now, I can't predict how quiet/noisy he will be at that age (despite of course our best efforts to keep him calmed down), and wouldn't want to inconvenience the passengers in that cabin. Also, since it is adjoining, does this mean that this cabin will not have a walk-in closet?


2) I believe this might be one of those aft cabins that have an obstruction on the balcony. To anyone that has been in this cabin (or similar ones to it), did this detract much from your enjoyment/view from the balcony?


3) Any opinions as to how this cabin (1694) would compare to the aft E1's on this ship 9690 or 9390? These cabins are much less expensive but I can't tell if they have awesome aft balconies from the deck plan or not. If they did, I'd be inclined to book one of these.


Also, if anybody has any pictures of any of the Mariner cabins mentioned here (1694, 9690 or 9390) I'd love to see them.


Thanks in advance to anyone who knows and responds!!!

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I have had this cabin on the Mariners sister ship the Navigator and it is a great cabin and location. Never heard any noise from the connecting room. As a matter of fact I have both of the JS cabins on deck ten aft and both were great. Cabin does have a walk in closet. I do not think that the metal frame is much of an obstruction as the higher you go on the back area of the ship the better the view. Take a look at my link below as I have photos of the aft JS cabins. The balcony is huge.

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GO FOR IT. We JUST (10/1/06) got off the Mariner and we had an aft JS #6692. Unfortunately, we were never told there was a deck like structure out in front of our balcony, so you couldn't goto the balcony rail and look down into the water, but you still saw pretty far out. It was kind of a drag, but the cabin you are talking about will be a little higher up and you should get a good view. The cabin itself was AWESOME! It was myself, my wife and our 20 month old son (who isn't the quietest person either). We never heard people in the adjoinging cabin and they (as what we know) never complained about us. The walls were pretty soundproof from other ships we had been on.


Size wise...it's great. My wife and I said good size for a family of 3 or 4 with little ones. I have link to some pictures of my cabin. I posted a thread, "Review: MOS 10/1/06". If you pin through that, toward the 3rd or 4th page, there is a link to kodak gallery with some pictures.


Hope this helps.




PS - Be forewarned, the ship has little provisions for infants. I would suggest if your little guy drinks a certain juice to bring it along with you (we brought him Capri Suns b/c that's about all he drinks). Also, be sure you have enough diapers and stuff b/c the shop has nothing in their sundries. You're pretty much on your own until you get into a port (if you need something).

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Thanks to the responders...but hearing that this is such a great cabin makes it all the harder that we had to give it up... This cruise is for the November 25, 2007 sailing and its just too close to Thanksgiving for me to want to brave flying...putting up with the post-holiday air traffic and related crowded airports is not my cup of tea. It would be fine if it was just me and my wife, but with DS it seems like too much of a hassle. I'll guess I'll just have to try scoring one of the aft balconies next spring when they open up more 2008-2009 dates.


So, for anyone who's been looking to score a prime aft JS on Mariner, it should be available on the 11/25/2007 sailing, as I have just cancelled our reservation for 1694. Grab it if you want it!!!

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