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Brilliance Favorite Cabin

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We are considering going on the Brill in October of next year. I love to day dream about what cabin I might have.

 

If you've been on this ship, what was your favorite cabin number? We know we want a balcony, but probably not a suite.

 

Spirit 3/22/04

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Carnival Jubilee 4/97

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Hi,

8596 And 8594 which are the middle of the "Bump". It has a great view of the whole side of the ship from front to back. It also looks down on the water and not the life boat overhang. It is listed as an E2. I would get that again on any cruise we take. It was perfect. icon_wink.gif

Also, nobody can see into your balcony because it juts out from the ship.

 

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cmjaffe-Why do you say to avoid a Cat E3 at all costs? Just curious.

 

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We are going on Brillance of the Seas in October

and have Cabin 7126 with Balcony which is an

E3 Cabin (What is the problem with E3 Cabins?

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Hi,

I think I can answer that question for you. The E3 cabins on Deck 7 have the lifeboat overhang in front of your balcony. It does not block your view, it only prohibits you from looking down. You can not look straight down to the water, as the overhang juts out. You have to look out and over this overhang to see water. I have never had one of these cabins, so I can not say if it would bother me. The cabins on the "hump" or "bump" do not have this overhang in front of them.

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We just came back from 8064 and it was perfect for us. It is an E2. We liked the overhang from deck 9 to make it shadier for enjoying being outside in the hot weather. It was also between the two elevator sections, so it was easy to get around anywhere on the ship. Don't take 8058 or 8060 because the window washing equipment parks in front of them - maybe takes up a few feet off each, but I would find it annoying. Nancy

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If you want to try an aft cabin, go for 9256. It's a D1 and has an awesome balcony! icon_biggrin.gif

 

Carol

 

Enchantment of the Seas 11/01

Mercury 12/02

Serenade of the Seas 1/04

Radiance of the Seas 12/04

 

 

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This is just what I was looking for. Thanks everyone for your suggestions!

 

Glendamcd - Where are you going on your cruise? Maybe we are going on the same one...just a year later.

 

Spirit 3/22/04

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RCCL Viking Seranade 4/95

Carnival Jubilee 4/97

RCCL Majesty of the Seas 4/99

Norwegin Sun 4/00

Carnival Destiny 5/01

Carnival Destinty 4/02

Carnival Pride 3/03

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icon_cool.gif We are going on the October 5th Cruise

on Brillance. I did check with RCCL and they

rate their obstructions and Cabin 7126 had

no obstructions. The gentleman on the phone

was very kind to even check below to the 4th

deck and said we were fine. We have booked

several private tours for this cruise. We

are using Sylvi in Villefranche, Gennaro with

Sorrento Limo in Naples & Amalfi Coast, Daniele

with DriverinRome and a private boat tour of

the Grand Canal in Venice with Avventure Belissimo/ We would like to do one with Florence and Pisa with Paola but Her prices are

550E for 1-4 and 650 for 5-8. Let me know

if you are interested

 

Glenda

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Glendamcd,

I am on the same cruise, have you signed up for the Meet & Mingle? We also have a thread going: http://messages.cruisecritic.com/2/OpenTopic?a=tpc&s=927093444&f=1683059817&m=1543001077

 

Let me know if you are looking to share any of your tours. My fiance and I are hoping to split some of the costs.

 

Kelly

 

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Carnival Fascination - 5/03

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OK.. on deck 7.. the bump cabins are E1 and E2.. they're fine.. aft cabins are fine.. ALL E3s have the "obstruction) ledge juts out a few feet... you mainly can look out directly into horizon... I viewed many cabins when we were on early Serenade sailing to get an idea of which cbin to book for Brilliance.. was leaning towards E3 (savings) but realized it wasn't worth the savings.. E1 on deck 7 (forward and aft) also have a larger (deeper I believe) balcony and does NOT have the covers. The ledge just made the balcony seem a bit smaller and also a bit "closed in". JMHO... if I had the choice between a E1 -2 and 3 (seeing the difference in price usually being the max of $50 for each cat. <usually less if you use a disc. agent> I'd avoid E3.

Hope I'm clear in my explaination.

Carolyn

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Mark my vote down for 9256.

It was fantastic. (and the shortcut to the Windjammer is right next to it) Shhhh, I didn't say that, did I?

Stretch

 

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As Alexis stated, #8596 on the bump is da best! We had that cabin on the Brilliance and booked the same cabin on the Jewel.

 

There are plenty of pictures of the Brilliance on our website under the Mediterranean cruise review. Mike compared the balconies and discussed the obstruction.

 

Glendamcd, just my opinion, but I wouldn’t place too much faith in the answers you get by phone. Call again, and you’ll probably get a different answer to the same question.

 

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Hi Glenamcd,

I have to agree with CapinBoynton's quote.

"Glendamcd, just my opinion, but I wouldn’t place too much faith in the answers you get by phone. Call again, and you’ll probably get a different answer to the same question."

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Having sailed the Brilliance also, I believe you have been told only a half truth.

 

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I have booked cabin 1550 and cabin 1588 on the Brilliance for next year. Is there any problem with either of these cabins on deck 10. I have never sailed Royal Caribbean and am looking forward to next May. Thanks for any help.

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When we do a Radiance class ship again I'd do 9586 on the bump again. Great location .

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We were disappointed in 8114 an E-2 cat. It had the overhang for the life boats. Not being able to see straight down to the water......it did make a difference at times, but for the most part seeing straight out was fine. Location, location location, we now know what to avoid. icon_eek.gif

 

Soveriegn 92 E. Caribbean

Majesty 95 W. Caribbean

Granduer 97 E. Caribbean

Rhapsody 00 Mexico

Vision 02 Alaska

Radiance 03 Panama Canal

Brilliance 3/29/04

 

 

 

Radiance of the Seas/Panama Canal 10/18/2003

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1104, hands down. You just can't beat that aft balcony, especially when there are fantastic views to be seen, and tanning to be done. Its a suite-sized balcony without the cost of a suite. I love them.

 

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Janet S., We have booked #1550 on the Brilliance for 4/19/04..leave in a couple of days. I will take pictures and let you know how it is. Now the weird part: we have also booked #1588 for 8/22/04, only on the Serenade but it is a twin of the Brilliance. Looks like we have the same taste in cabins!

 

Sally

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SallyR, that is just too funny. Actually, my parents are in 1588 and my family of 3 is in 1550 for the Med next May. Let me know all you can about these cabins when you return. Enjoy both your cruises and thanks again.

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