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Old 02-10-2009, 11:28 AM
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Has anybody been on the Sensation since its recent visit to dry-dock for the upgrades? I'm especially interested in photos showing the new balconies they have added.

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Old 02-11-2009, 03:21 AM
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Has anybody been on the Sensation since its recent visit to dry-dock for the upgrades?
Rich, She is scheduled to complete the Drydock today. I am interested to see the transformation as well.

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Old 02-26-2009, 12:35 PM
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I just saw Carnival's photos of the balcony additions, they look interesting hanging off the side (and stern) of the ship. Overall a fantastic upgrade to a Fantasy class ship I have sailed on and loved. Looking forward to booking one of those cabins.

I would really like to hear from someone who has been in one.
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REJ- Where did you see those pictures? I looked through the CCL website but couldn't find them. I'm curious as to what the ship looks like now.
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I saw this photo at USA Today the other day.
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I have a good close up picture sent to me via email, but I don't know how to send it to you.
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:56 PM
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Thanks Dave! Interesting. I wonder how involved that change is. At least it doesn't look terrible. I pictured much worse in my mind. I wonder how long it takes them to make that modification and why they didn't do it to more cabin? There has to be a structural issue there somewhere.
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Thanks for the picture Jan! But since I am not sure how to post it either AND it is just a close up of the picture Dave links to, I will just ask that anyone interested look at Dave's link.
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It looks better than what I imagined as well. Thanks for the link, Dave.

Jim, she was in Drydock for a little over a month.

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:40 AM
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Jim, I would imagine hanging that much weight off of the sides and that high up would probably tend to make her a little more unstable if they did it to many more cabins. I could also see some stress factors coming into play as well. I guess it would depend on how much the +/- percentange was on original design and how much extra reinforcement had to be done. Plus, I'm sure fuel economy and ship speed would be affected as well.
 
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