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Old 05-30-2008, 09:59 AM
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I am looking to book a cruise on Carnival's website and don't see any option to select an aft balcony room, how do I go about doing that?
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:16 AM
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There is no specific option for choosing an aft balcony. Those cabins are in a category just like the balcony cabins along the sides, 8A, 8C, etc. You have to look at the deck plans and get the cabin numbers of the aft balconies and then see if those cabins are available.

Some travel websites are better than Carnival's since they will highlight or have flashing arrows by the available cabins. I usually go to one of them and find my cabin, and then quickly book it with my agent.

Which cruise are you looking at?
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:02 AM
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I am looking at the cruise on Triumph out of Miami on November 16-23.
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:19 AM
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Call your T/A and ask if the following cabins are available.

Cat 8A = 6463,6465,6467,6436,6438,6440
Cat 8B = 7427,7429,7431,7433,7424,7426,7428,7430
Cat 8C = 8435,8437,8439,7430,8432,8434

These are the rear facing balcony cabins on Triumph. There are also some corner 9A minisuites back there with massive wraparound balconies. By the way, choosing a cabin on this (and most) sailing is going to run a little more than taking their random balcony assignment called a BL guarantee.

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Old 05-30-2008, 11:34 AM
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AWESOME! Thank you TrvlPro!!!
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It looks like 8B cabins 7428, 7430, 7433, and 7429 are open. The 9A cabins 7422, 7425, 6434, 6461, 8428, and 8433 are open.
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Some travel websites are better than Carnival's since they will highlight or have flashing arrows by the available cabins. I usually go to one of them and find my cabin, and then quickly book it with my agent.
Dave I have not seen a site like that. What is on of the sites?
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Travelocity is one of them. They have flashing arrows by available cabins.

Dry weather is good. Thanks.
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Be aware that those arrows are connected to a booking engine for inventory. They will never show more than a dozen or so cabins available, usually less depending on the cruiseline even if the entire ships inventory can be booked. The cruiselines release for view only a few cabins at a time on the booking engines. Primarily to make it appear they are always running out of cabins for urgency. For actual inventory or a specific cabin request, you need to actually call the cruiseline or your T/A. There are usually more cabins available than on any system including the cruiselines own systems that show availability. Also handicap accessible will not show as they are not released unless requested or the ship is nearly full. If there is a cabin or location you want call and check to see if it's there, often it will be.

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That's very true. I recently had another Cat Upgrade added to my cruise rate. I went in CCL's system and it didn't show any midship cabins on Verandah deck close to the stairs. I kept entering them, and finally got one.

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