To Balcony or Not To Balcony - That Is The Question

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To Balcony or Not To Balcony - That Is The Question

What is your room preference when taking a Disney Cruise? Do you like to have a private balcony, or are you just fine viewing the ocean from the public spaces? Does it make a difference to you?

I actually find that I spend quite a bit of time in my room when cruising, so I enjoy having that private balcony where I can relax and enjoy the sea. What about you?

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We haven't been on a Disney cruise yet, but would definitely pick a balcony room. Like you, we spent a lot of time in our room during our first cruise and really enjoyed having the balcony.

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Balcony. Absolutely.

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We had a broom cupboard, but we were hardly in it. I think with more sea days a balcony may have been a nice space to relax, but we only had 2 of those and no time to relax.

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I've been on tons of cruises and never had a balcony until our Disney cruise last February. I have told Joe we will NEVER cruise without one again! I loved it. I love having the door open at night with the breeze.

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While we have never been on a Disney cruise. We did love our Aft balcony on a Royal carribean cruise this last fall.

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On our first cruise we had a porthole, no balcony, and were happy with that. Our next we'll have a balcony and I assume we'll love it. However, if economizing is important a porthole is good enough for me. As long as I can sit on our sofa and see the ocean I'll be content.

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We've had an inside room on RC and a balcony on the Disney Cruise. We will never cruise ever again without a balcony. It's worth the extra $.

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We had a balcony on our first cruise and we have a giant balcony for our upcoming cruise. I have a touch of claustrophobia, so I need it. That's my story anyway.

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Definitely a balcony! We love drinking a glass of wine (or champagne) on our balcony and watching the world go by!

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The Colonel wrote:
We had a balcony on our first cruise and we have a giant balcony for our upcoming cruise. I have a touch of claustrophobia, so I need it. That's my story anyway.

Party on your balcony then laugh

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RobynPrincess wrote:
The Colonel wrote:
We had a balcony on our first cruise and we have a giant balcony for our upcoming cruise. I have a touch of claustrophobia, so I need it. That's my story anyway.

Party on your balcony then laugh

Sure- BYOB though

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We've done one cruise without a balcony and I don't know that I'll ever do it again. I just sat by the oceanview window like a sad puppy because I wanted to open my window and feel the ocean air. Even on DCL when I'm barely in the room...when I AM there, I want that door open! And an inside cabin is out of the question for me. I'd choose a different vacation before I'd book inside.

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Being able to get fresh air is worth it alone.

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I've never done an inside cabin. We have done 2 large porthole cabins and 9 verandah cabins. I will always get a verandah. They are awesome.

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DisneyDee27 wrote:
I've never done an inside cabin. We have done 2 large porthole cabins and 9 verandah cabins. I will always get a verandah. They are awesome.

How was the porthole cabin? Did it just sit there teasing you that you didn't have a verandah?

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