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Old July 10th, 2005, 11:50 AM
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I have a question about the rooms on the back of the ship with balconies,Would you or would you not recomend this type room.
Us and another couple are taking a cruise and we have not bookked yet but this is one of the choices we have.

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Old July 10th, 2005, 12:25 PM
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I've got 2 words for you, " Book It " ! Those are really nice rooms and the balcony is great. There's nothing like sitting on your balcony watching sunrises and / or sunsets.

Your very close to the pool deck (aft) just take the stairs. 1 or 2 flights up or down and your there.(depending on what deck your on )

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Old July 10th, 2005, 12:47 PM
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Especially if you're talking about one of the rooms on the hind end of the ship. Particularly on the Spirit or Conquest-class, those balconies are friggin' enormous. And you get sunrise, sunset, and beautiful vistas as you pull out of ports.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 01:59 PM
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We are talking about the Triumph and we have the 2 rooms both with the balconies on the Empress deck.Our room will be 7334 and they will get the back room # 7433.
So this is good hua?My friend will be excited to hear that!
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If you have a choice take the aft balcony. If you have a little extra money take the corner aft it has a huge balcony. If all aft are taken there are 2 rooms that are odd shaped they have a double balcony look at room 6442 on Conquest it is 2 from the aft on the port side. I would take this room any time a aft not avaible.

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Kelly girl -

Aft corner staterooms are Super! Unlike some other ship designs that allow balconies above to stare down onto yours - Carnival uses a staggered wedding cake design that provides balcony privacy above and below.

Well worth the couple of bucks more than a conventional balcony stateroom along the side.

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My parents had an aft wrap around balcony cabin on our cruise last August and have another booked on our cruise in Sept. I agee with David - Book It. I spent more time in their cabin a (OK, on their balcony) than in my inside cabin just because their balcony was great and the layout of the cabin was wonderful.

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Old July 11th, 2005, 02:25 PM
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Kelly,
Go ahead and book the rooms, they are great!! I had cabin 7430 on the Triumph, balcony was big and great views of all the islands and of all sunrises and sunsets.
You won't go wrong.

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Old July 11th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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Thanks My friend and her husband will get the back room while we are at 7348 Empress deck.My husband really thinks he needs a mid ship room.

She is thrilled with the choice.Last year we had a suite and loved it,coarse we had all 5 of us in one room.

We are in our 40's and have been best friends since age 13.We are soooo excited!
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Old July 11th, 2005, 07:25 PM
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Greetings from NC!

Thank you for sharing info with Kelly and I. This will be my second cruise and I am thrilled! Sounds like AFT is the place to be......yippee! Kel....my good buddy we are going to have a blast. Happy Sailing to all

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After reading all of the reviews on here, I (we) changed our cabin reservation. We did have a regular balcony room on the Upper Deck. Now we have a 9-A on the Empress deck....cabin 7445. This is an aft corner room with a large balcony. The price difference with my Veterans discount was only an additional 67 dollars per person. We are looking so forward to this! I hope this cabin is as good as everyone says it is. ;-}

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Old July 13th, 2005, 08:05 AM
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jeffandbridget ,
You will love the Aft Cabins, to me they are the best.
I have a question for you if you don't mind, I'm active duty and was wondering how much you paid for your balcony per person with the discount?
Thanks and have fun.

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Old July 13th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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John,
Thanks for the feedback, we are really looking forward to our cabin. With my military discount, we ended up paying almost 800/person. This figure includes taxes and fees. I thought the price was very good for the cabin that we got. I think the military discount works out to be something like 20-25% and since I am out of the service, all I had to do was email a copy of my DD214 and a copy of my Drivers License to my TA.

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Jeff,
Thanks for the info, have a good trip.

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OK...I am new. We had a balcony on the Valor last Jan. I did not know about apt balconies. Looking at Valor or Triumph in april. Do these ships have aft balconies?
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Karyn,

I was on the Triumph and was in cabin 7430, it's an aft balcony on the Empress deck.
Here is the site for the Triumph deck plans :
http://www.carnival.com/Deck_Plans.aspx?shipCode=TI

and here is the site for the Valor deck plans:
http://www.carnival.com/Deck_Plans.aspx?shipCode=VA

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