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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:42 PM
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Do the port hole windows open? Anybody got any pictures of port hole rooms? We are booked on the Truimph, Cabin 1210.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:54 PM
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Don't think so....& you can't see much, at least the one we had on QE2 you couldn't. I would get a cabin with a window if I could....
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We had a port hole on our first cruise ,it was an upgrade from an inside room .I do not recommend it at all
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Do the port hole windows open? Anybody got any pictures of port hole rooms? We are booked on the Truimph, Cabin 1210.
If you're sailing on a budget and just need some light from outside, they're fine. Unless you're going to spend a lot of time in your cabin you shouldn't have any problems.
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The above posts are absolutely correct. They DON'T open, and the only thing they're good for is to give the cabin some light. (Something I DON'T want in the afternoon when I nap, and in the morning when I like to sleep in!)
If you're going to get an ocean view, get a window, or on Spirit Class ships, get the 4-K. That's the best bargain on the entire ship IMO.

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Some port hole openings are huge. You can actually get up in them. Depends on the ship. I have no problems with a porthole cabin especially when solo.
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this is a different class of ship, but it may give you a idea.

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The above posts are absolutely correct. They DON'T open, and the only thing they're good for is to give the cabin some light. (Something I DON'T want in the afternoon when I nap, and in the morning when I like to sleep in!)
If you're going to get an ocean view, get a window, or on Spirit Class ships, get the 4-K. That's the best bargain on the entire ship IMO.

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What's the deal with a 4K room? I looked on Carnivals website and it appears they are considered a interior cabin but the have an obstructed window? How obstructed is it?
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The obstructed view cabins are behind the lifeboats. Exactly how obstructed the view will vary based on the alignment between the window and the lifeboat. If you are across from the top part where the pilot sits you won't have much of a view. If you happen to be between two lifeboats you would have a better view.
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Last month we were aboard the Carnival Liberty and had 2 port holes. No, you couldn't open them but they did have heavy covers that you could close if you wanted your room completely dark.

A little sign was posted under them informing us to "close the port hole covers (to block out the light) during the night so not to interfere with the navigational system". ????huh With our big modern and sophisticated ships now, this could really cause a problem?
Maybe some of our retired Navy can explain this to me.

Anyway, we didn't close the port hole covers every night (nor did the steward), but we did pull the heavy drapes across them.

Personally, I really don't care for the port holes (although it's better than no view at all). It was like looking thru oversized binoculars.
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white light can be seen for miles at night, can some time be misteked for somthing else. carriers use red light at night on the flight deck so the color of the lights dont carry and interfere. i know did many a night inthered light.
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A little sign was posted under them informing us to "close the port hole covers (to block out the light) during the night so not to interfere with the navigational system". ????huh With our big modern and sophisticated ships now, this could really cause a problem?
Maybe some of our retired Navy can explain this to me.

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Reason is to block the light so that the night vision of the bridge officers
isn't affected. On Princess some of the balconies near the bridge also to have have the curtains closed as well.:-x
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Cruise ships are hardly stealth - especially when it comes to light.

Wasn't aware of any port hole cabins on Carnival that could interfere with the bridge.

Some people love the port hole seats..



The port holes don't open - you wouldn't want them to - but they can be sealed for your protection!









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Which ship was this?
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Which ship was this?
Zydeocruiser has the best pictures. I love going to the blog and just looking at the food pictures. Anyway looking at the web address of these port hole pictures the ship is the Carnival Sensation.
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