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Old 01-28-2008, 07:47 AM
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Anyone notice the "bubble" on the Adventure (and sister ships) where the balcony cabins stick out a little further over the water than the rest of the ship? Just slightly aft of midship.

Are these cabins any better or bigger than the others? Maybe they provide a better view? Just wondering if I should try and grab one of these before they are gone, or if it makes no difference.

Maybe the forward facing ones are even more windy, which could be annoying.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:38 AM
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They are more commonly referred to as "bump" cabins. They are not any larger than the others since if you look at the deck plans you'll see the whole cabin is moved outward since the passageway curves too.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:41 AM
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Yeah, I did actually notice that - thanks, Dave.

But what about the view from the balcony? Do you get a more "panoramic" view?

Or in the end should I not waste my time trying to fight for one of these?
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:03 AM
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This is just my opinion, but we had a cabin on the smaller bump on the Freedom - it has two bumps - and I didn't think the view was any better than from the other cabins. I do think the cabins on the forward part of the bump are more susceptible to wind. Personally I wouldn't waste a lot of time trying to get a bump cabin.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:38 AM
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I don't know about the RCI ships, but on two of Princess' ships (Island Princess and Coral Princess) there are some privacy issues with the cabins right at the "bump". On several decks the first (or last) cabin on the bump looks right into the balcony of the cabin just before the bump. This might be something to consider. And the field of view of the cabins on the bump is only a few degrees wider than the others--as Dave says, nothing to spend a lot of time trying to get.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:54 AM
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oh, good point - I hadn't thought of the privacy issues.

thanks, guys
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:59 AM
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When I book a cruise I try to get a bump out cabin or an aft cabin. I like being cantilevered out and looking at the side of the ship.

Now, do you think this is a better view?

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Old 01-28-2008, 12:06 PM
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That is a GREAT view!
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:31 PM
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wow, that is a pretty nice view

well, now im right back where i started haha - i see reasons both for and against the "bump"

im going to leave it to chance - my TA gave me a cabin number and said it was on the bump, but according to the map, it is not...ill bring it up when i talk to her

in the end, i dont think ill be disappointed either way
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:21 PM
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What is your cabin number?

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