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Old 08-06-2006, 08:52 PM
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Bungee cording the balcony door open was a definate no-no for us. Not only did we let out all of the nice air-conditioned air but the humidity wreaked havoc on my portable DVD player!

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I think I would have read the Caper's more closley.
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:31 AM
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Well, you know, IslandCruz, a lot of folks on these boards recommend bring bungee cords for just that reason. I cannot imagine how anyone can leave their door open durng the summer. Day or night. Feels like I am the only one who thinks it's an unreasonable thing to do.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:15 AM
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Well, you know, IslandCruz, a lot of folks on these boards recommend bring bungee cords for just that reason. I cannot imagine how anyone can leave their door open durng the summer. Day or night. Feels like I am the only one who thinks it's an unreasonable thing to do.
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I have also seen this recomendation on numeerious occasions and for the life of me can't imagine why you woujld want the door open either. It does suck all of the cool air out of the cabin and I can never get it cool enough for my satisfaction. I have found that if you need to get the heat out of the cabin quickly, you can open the balcony door and then have someone open the main cabin door and a serious wind tunnel situation occurs.
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Old 08-07-2006, 11:09 AM
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Yes, that method does work.. unfortunately that wind tunnel, aside from the air in th ecabin, also removes anything not bolted down. If you have anything you don't want floating in the ocean, put it away before trying this. (money.. receipts, books, small childern...)
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:10 PM
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We went to the Western Carribean February last year and LOVED having the balcony door open. I'm sure it is cooler in Feb than July, but we don't mind a little heat, we enjoy the breeze and LOVED falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the ocean.
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Old 08-07-2006, 12:27 PM
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I agree Mandi, it is wonderful to sleep with the sound of the waves against the ship as she glides through the water. However, we go in the October-December time frame, so it's not as hot. We even leave the door open when we're in port (unless it stinks) just to listen to the sounds of the city. To me, this is one of the benefits of a balcony.
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We are looking forward to the balcony on our next cruise and we cruise in February/March specifically because it is not as hot. I booked a balcony so we could have the door open! The idea of having coffee on the balcony as the sun rises is very exciting!!
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Old 08-07-2006, 04:18 PM
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I would definitely use the capers to plan entertainment such as the contest that they have pool side etc. I missed a lot on the last cruise and was disappointed. There is so much to do it is hard to fit it all in. By the way, Fivepoints, thanks very much for posting your photos. I really enjoyed reliving my cruise while looking at them
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Fivepoints, When I have a balcony I don't leave my door open either. I don't like the humidity. I mostly cruise when is warm in the islands, and like to be cool when I come inside. I can see why some on cooler type cruises would enjoy it. One time some friends we met bragged all week they had a Balcony Cabin, and leave it open for the breeze etc. Well we left a certain Port and the Ship got a bunch of flies on the decks. I need not say more, except the bragging and Bungee ended.

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