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The first cruise I was on we were in an Inside Cabin.

This is going to be my first balcony Cabin.

Can we sleep with the sliding door open? I love the sound of the water and was wondering if this is possible.

 

Are there any special rules that go with a balcony cabin? :confused:

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The first cruise I was on we were in an Inside Cabin.

This is going to be my first balcony Cabin.

Can we sleep with the sliding door open? I love the sound of the water and was wondering if this is possible.

 

Are there any special rules that go with a balcony cabin? :confused:

 

Congrats you will love your balcony cabin:) You sure can sleep with the balcony door open nothing like it!

Have a great cruise!

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On the Dawn, when we left our balcony door open, it caused a whistling sound in the hallway :o . It only happened when we were at sea and the wind was brisk, though. We also experienced a mini-cyclone in our room if the cabin door was open and the balcony door was open at the same time. Again, this was only when it was really windy in the Atlantic. This wasn't an issue when we were in the Caribbbean. The mini-cyclone happened on the Jewel, too, when it was really windy in the Atlantic.

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One other thing to consider when leaving the door open. This has happened to me twice. I still sleep sometimes with the door open but I try and plan that when we aren't too close to any land. Twice I've had things fly into my room even with the curtain closed. Once near Cuba and once near the Panama Canal. I didn't mind too much but the DW had a couple screams about that. When that happens she could wake the whole floor.

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both the spirit and the star, the door locking in a open position..very nice to sleep to.

just remember, don't try to open the hallway door when the balcony door is open...in fact they have a warning about that.

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One other thing to consider when leaving the door open. This has happened to me twice. I still sleep sometimes with the door open but I try and plan that when we aren't too close to any land. Twice I've had things fly into my room even with the curtain closed. Once near Cuba and once near the Panama Canal. I didn't mind too much but the DW had a couple screams about that. When that happens she could wake the whole floor.

 

Okay... things fly into my room... drum roll... you gotta share what it was!

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I actually have a picture of one of those little critters. The problem is can I find it among the thousands of pics of my Grandkids. I'll try and describe the one off of Cuba. It flew into our room with a loud buzzing sound around 3 AM. It was about 6 inches long and had more than one set of wings like a dragon fly with the same shaped body. It was bright green with the reddest eyes you ever saw. Probably the most scary insect I have ever seen. So after taking a picture of it and settling my wife down I wrapped it in a towel and put it on the balcony and closed(AND LOCKED) the door. In the morning it was gone. That was several years ago and I have tried to find out what it was all this time. So last year I went to my nephews wedding and he married a girl from Cuba. HA ha, I'll ask her. I described it to her and she started laughing. She said "It is a butterfly". I'll lok for that picture. The other visitor was a small bird. They were not "paper".

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Mush,

 

Our first balcony cabin was on a Holland America ship (Statendam to be exact). I never would have been able to afford it but it was right after 9-11, lots of cancellations, so we got upgraded. It was a college graduation gift for my daughter...just the two of us, a year late, but I had to save for it ;) .

 

Anyway, we did get thingies in the room, more flies than anything else but something did come in and bounce around my reading light at night, so I decided that the door should stay closed.

 

We had a chaise on the balcony and my daughter slept out there the first two nights! (after that it was too hot) I will say that she loved it, and would do it again in a heartbeat.

 

Jana

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You can sleep with the door open. As noted in another post, just don't try to open your main door when your balcony door is open. The pressure differential creates a significant wind tunnel effect.

 

You can block the door open with one of your deck chairs or bring a little bungee cord to keep it open. Our balcony door on the Sun had a hook on the top that fit into the balcony divider to keep the door open.

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The first cruise I was on we were in an Inside Cabin.

This is going to be my first balcony Cabin.

Can we sleep with the sliding door open? I love the sound of the water and was wondering if this is possible.

 

Are there any special rules that go with a balcony cabin? :confused:

 

You actually have more fun, win more money in the casino and lose weight when you have a balcony cabin!

 

We had a balcony on our first cruise and HAD to have one on this one as well.

Andy

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Although it seems most cruisers here say you can sleep with the balcony door open, threre was a notice on our bed (and I'm assuming all other balcony cabins) the first night of our cruise specifically asking us not to do so. According to the note, it affects the whole ship's air conditioning. Whether or not that's true I don't know but I followed the rules.

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Although it seems most cruisers here say you can sleep with the balcony door open, threre was a notice on our bed (and I'm assuming all other balcony cabins) the first night of our cruise specifically asking us not to do so. According to the note, it affects the whole ship's air conditioning. Whether or not that's true I don't know but I followed the rules.

 

We've never received such a note on either the Jewel or the Dawn. I wonder if it's something they've recently started. I love sleeping with the door open as well, but I wouldn't do it if they requested that we don't. But, since we are sailing to Alaska next; I don't think it will be an issue at all!:D

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Grandpaul, thank you for the best laugh of the day! The scary insect invader (butterfly, my eye) story is one I'll bet you tell often...:D

 

I WANNA balcony cabin! Even if it means saving a little longer for my next cruise.

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i think it might be true about not being able to go back.... i'm about to cruise on an inside stateroom after having a balcony in hawaii.. AND our other two recent cruises we got bumped from inside rooms to partial ocean view (on the dawn we got bumped to a handicapped accessible room - ohmygosh that bathroom was AWESOME!!! hard to go back to normal tiny cruise bathrooms after that but we did :) and to a room with a door that opened but no balcony. i think we'd leave that open at night.

 

so the last time i was really in an inside room was on a small ship in greece w/ my 2 parents (3 people packed in there)

 

but now when i see the pictures of the inside rooms they look sooo tiny i don't know how i'll manage!!! i'm still hoping there's some chance of an upgrade but we have a room assignment so i'm thinking not...

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