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Old 11-27-2008, 11:44 AM
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OK Yall, Since we're still fairly new to cruising, I have a couple of (probably) dumb questions... What is a "hump" cabin, why would We want one and aren't the very aft balcony cabins the ones that are so awesome? Thanks, yall, for being patient with us.
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Not a dumb question at all.....if you will look at the Voyager and Freedom class ships you will see where the side of the ship "bump" out (near midship. These cabins are right at the elevators which make them very handy. Some of them may have a little bit larger balconies.

Aft cabins do have larger balconies. Some are GREAT, especially the corner afts where some have wrap around balconies. On some of the newer ships, mid-aft balconies have a lot of the ships super structure between the balcony and the back of the ship. We love the corner aft. The only downside is that it's a pretty good stroll back there sometimes.

Hope that helps...I'm not real good at desribing things at times.
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Old 11-27-2008, 03:18 PM
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Thank you, TexCruise. I probably could have figured that out if I just looked @ the deck plans! I do so love this site, I learn something each time I'm on it.
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No dumb questions...just sometimes you get dumb answers.....Usually not on this site though.....everyone is really trying to help each other out....Have a Great Cruise....and yes, the aft cabins are a long way from a lot of the action.....but what the heck, a good hike after all that food is a good thing....

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Old 11-27-2008, 05:38 PM
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I like aft balconies since their is usually no wind and you get to see more. But as mentioned, on the Voyager and Freedom class there is a lot of ship sticking out behind the balconies on the aft end. The end cabins are the only ones to consider on those ships. We had an end cabin on the Mariner and had a huge opening on the side so the superstructure didn't ruin it for us. And man, that balcony was over 120 square feet! Almost as large as the cabin.
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:44 PM
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A picture is like a thousand words...

Here you can see the bump / hump:



Here you can see an aft cabin balcony on a Voyager class ship plus a view from the railing looking straight out:




Here you can see an aft cabin on a Radiance class ship. There is not structural steel obstructing your view.



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Great pics Sonny!

I didn't know what a "hump" cabin was either, until I saw Sonny's pics.

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Old 11-28-2008, 06:12 AM
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Leave it to Sonny!
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Let's try this

http://travel.webshots.com/album/568...V?vhost=travel
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Dave's right, there is less wind on those aft balconies. One problem with less wind: we got to enjoy cigar and cigarette smoke odors, even when underway. Something to consider if this would bother you. It's a deal breaker for my husband.
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