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Old January 21st, 2011, 10:50 AM
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Conversation early AM in inside cabin..." I wonder if it's light yet & I wonder where we are, do you think it's raining? hang on I'll have a wash & get dressed then go upstairs to have a look"
In balcony cabin...." nice day dear ...yes it is..."

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Old January 21st, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Hi I'm Mike and I am a balcony-holic.

Yes: I am a balcony snob. The only way I would take an inside cabin would be if it was free and the itinerary was too good to pass up. I had an inside cabin once.................once and never again.

The cabin does make a major difference in my cruise experience. I am not one who spends 20 hours a day in my cabin but I also do not just shower and sleep there. I want a comfortable cabin.

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Old January 21st, 2011, 04:44 PM
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As I was setting my upgrade preferences under the new C&A program ... I realized I do have a preference (and one that was not covered under the scenarios offered).

I like a mid-ship cabin. I don't want to be forward or aft. I don't care if I'm up or I'm down ..... but I want to be mid-ship. So, I didn't tick of "upgrade me" or "upgrade me under the following circumstances" because staying midship was not one of the options.

I wouldn't take an upgrade if they moved me to one end of the ship.




I find it curious that so many of you refer to it as "upgrades". To me an upgrade is something you get for free, not something you pay for. If they wanted to upgrade me to a balcony for free, I'd take it. If they wanted to upgrade me for an extra $/pp - I would decline, even if it was at a discounted rate. I'm thinking hotels and car rentals upgrade you for free, cruise lines should too.
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Why the preference for midships?
An upgrade is free, being upsold isn't...but you gotta know how much it is really worth.
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Why the preference for midships?
An upgrade is free, being upsold isn't...but you gotta know how much it is really worth.
You are less prone to sea sickness in a mid-ship cabin -
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Old January 21st, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Yes... but is that still the case & does it actually make any difference on modern ships? Enough to make it a condition of travel? Our cabin on Azura couldn't be any further back, actually stuck on it looks like, we love it there, Arcadia too.
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John,

To a lot of people yes it makes a difference. Some passengers like to be mid-ship and on a lower deck for the same reason. I was on the Ryndam ; the vessel was docked and a fellow passenger felt sea sick.

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You and I are obviously fortunate.
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But do you think it actually makes much difference these days, or people just believe it does. We rather like the ship bouncing about, peoplem say "we can feel it moving" like it was something wrong...it's a ship!
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I like being mid-ship for two reasons. One is .... it's more central. Not that I am averse to excerice, .... I just like the convenience of being in the middle.

I don't get seasick (although my daughter does) .... and 90% of the time the movement does not bother me .... but in rough seas, I'd rather be mid-ship. When we sailed sovereign, we did a ROTS, and and ended up with an extreme forward cabin at the end of hurricane season ..... NEVER again.
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