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Old 01-03-2006, 05:53 AM
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HI everyone

My question is this. I am booked in an aft cabin deck 7 (7630) on Legend of the Seas for next June/July, doing the Classic Med cruise for 14 nights. I originally booked an oceanview but after reading on a few forums that the "aft" are the best cabins thought if I could upgrade I would and hey presto we have an aft.

Now my question is this, from some posts I have been reading about afts, sometimes soot appears on the aft balconies and sometimes not. Is there any rhyme or reason for this? Is is the ships design, the way the cabins are stagged. With LOS there are 3 decks of afts, decks 6 and 7 being Category D1 and deck 8 being top deck of accommodation, JS.

If you were in a cabin on deck 6 as against deck 8, would you have more soot on deck 6 balcony or deck 8.

I am really confused why soot would appear and/or not be there.

I am a bit worried as I want so much to request a lounge chair for my balcony as against an upright to lay down and chill but if there is going to be a problem of soot, then maybe I should not have upgraded to this particular aft?

What do you all think please. Would love to be able to put my mind at rest.

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Old 01-03-2006, 08:49 AM
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Hello. We were on the Enchantment of the Seas the week before Christmas. We had a aft junior suite on deck 7. I did not see any soot. We have stayed on Junior suites on the side of the ships, we liked the aft suite balcony much better. I felt the balcony space was much more open, with better views. We also liked the sound of the wake. The only bad thing was we were directly above "The Spotlight", a bar/disco/entertainment room, which was on deck 6. We could really here the music, some times I could figure out what song was playing, it was that loud at times. I will never book a room above a entertainment room again. Enjoy the Legend. Lil' Lori

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Old 01-03-2006, 08:55 AM
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Soot can appear on the aft balconies. It depends on when they blow the stacks to clean them out. They usually do this at night, but it isn't done every night. That is why the soot can be there sometimes, but not there other times. It isn't a large amount, but you should make it clear to your cabin attendant that you want the balcony cleaned every day. Some will not give the balcony much attention.
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Old 01-03-2006, 10:10 AM
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Thanks for that. What are the chances do you think of getting a lounger for the balcony. As its a D1 category I believe there are 2 normal type deck chairs. The JS suites above have lounger type chairs. I am pretty sure a lounger or two will fit on our balcony but I think the afts on LOS are not as big as other ships' aft.

Guess I can slip our cabin steward 10-20 for one or two.
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Old 01-03-2006, 11:46 PM
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Originally posted by Jarronwood:
I am pretty sure a lounger or two will fit on our balcony but I think the afts on LOS are not as big as other ships' aft.
Guess I can slip our cabin steward 10-20 for one or two.
the balconies are big enough for two loungers (as we had on our cruise). And you are right - you can slip your cabin steward for one or two.
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Old 01-04-2006, 10:57 AM
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Hi Fred

Were you on one of the afts on LOS and if so, was it a D1 cat or JS?

I have heard that the afts on LOS are not as big as other ships but a little bit bigger than the side balconies. Is this true?
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