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Old 11-08-2005, 07:01 PM
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Hey Aimee - My husband & I just got of the Star (11/6) - we did the W. Carribean cruise, too. Have to say all the stuff you read about once you've had a balcony cabin, you'll never be happy in another window or inner cabin is most true. It was sheer bliss to tiptoe out in the wee hours to listen to the noise of the ship cutting through the water or check out the stars above. It was also a great place to cozy up with a drink & a good book. We were on the Caribe deck & yes the balcony space is larger - you can be in the sun (out in the open)or you can tuck yourself under the overhang of the cabin above you. There's room for 2 adjustable deck chairs, 2 standard/stackable chairs, 2 small square tables & 1 round cafe table. Be sure to ask for cushions for the adjustable chairs - we used the small square table under the leg portion of the cushion as a way to make the whole arrangement into a lounger. How clever were we???? Nancy was our housekeeper & worth her weight in gold. Our cabin was C627 & very convenient to elevators or stairs. The only downside to these cabins (from a woman's point of view) is the fact that men tend to use the balcony as an "exhaust" room - we heard a lot of belching, ... -etc. from all around - so remember your conversations will not necessarily be private! Some people could stand to learn how to use their "inside" voice on their balcony. Still, if your budget can swing it, just sign up and do it! It is so worth it!!!!