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Top 10 tips for booking a balcony cabin





We give you our top ten tips for booking a balcony cabin including some money saving tips which could save you a fortune when booking a balcony cabin. If you are thinking of booking a balcony stateroom on a cruise ship, watch this video. Let us know what type of cruise ship cabin you like to book and why in the comments below!

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48 comments

  1. Upvote just for that terrible joke at the beginning.

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  2. I am Going to be cruising soon on Princess Cruises in Alaska, my first cruise and I picked a Balcony Cabin, cant wait. I need to start packing with the tips and techniques I got from you guys. 😃

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  3. Thank you guys for another awesome video; my wife and I love your tours, vlogs, and insight! Question about Holland America: what’s your take on the demographic?

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  4. We always book balcony except when the price is way outer wack ,it seems the balcony prices are going up ,but to you future cruisers do try one they r well worth it

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  5. How about the enclosed balconies at the hull of the ship? I reserved a balcony and was assigned and "upgraded" an enclosed type on a corner. Should I request a change? I cannot find a recommendation for this situation. BTW I enjoy your videos. Hi! from the other side of the pond!

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  6. DO NOT BOOK AN INSIDE CABIN. One time in my life I booked an inside cabin and it may have been deadly. We were on Carnival Ecstasy in 1998 when it was on fire. We were on the bottom deck in the back. A fire started in the back of the ship. I saw smoke come in through a vent. We opened the door and there was a fire very close to our door. If the fire had spread to in front of our room we would have been trapped. I had my 8 yr old son with us. Everything we brought with us was destroyed. We are happy nobody died. So now I always get a balcony room. I want to insure we have a another way out if we need it. Also, inside rooms are never aired out. Think about that.

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  7. Once you go balcony, you'll NEVER go back!

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  8. Gay aircraft mechanic here, hands down ALWAYS balcony. I raise you one more up. We book balcony suites only. WORTH the extra $$$. TRUST ME.

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  9. Always a balcony cabin for me 😀💕💕 good video

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  10. I'm really, really allergic to cigarette smoke (epi-pen ER type of allergic) and want a balcony cabin but am terrified to end up in the ship's ER from a smoker. Do they actually police those who smoke on the balconies or is it a bit 'live and let live'? Are there any cruise lines that have smoke-free boats?

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  11. this summer i am going to MSC seaview it begins on 20july2019 in barcelona ho else??

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  12. I just returned 2 days ago from a cruise on the Carnival Glory. My friend and I had a balcony stateroom next to another pair of friends with a balcony stateroom. We were able to open the divider between our two balconies and create an even bigger space. I can't imagine going back to an interior cabin after experiencing a balcony cabin. We enjoyed almost every morning on our balcony. One of my favorite parts of the cruise was watching the ship come and go from each of our ports from the privacy of our own balcony.

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  13. How can I tell what kind of view I will have on NCL Breakaway Cabin 11810?

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  14. New watcher but you two are fabulous!

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  15. Looking forward to the Caribbean on Britannia this week and yes we have a Balcony cabin. I'm a Virgin cruiser never been before so looking forward to it & you guys are great !

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  16. Leaving Friday on Crown Princess – 😊😊. Thankful we have a Balcony!

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  17. Always book a balcony now mainly because of the sound of the sea! Nothing beats dozing off to the waves!

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  18. My husband and I recently enjoyed the mini suite balcony room on the Ruby Princess in the Mexican Riviera! It gave us an extra room and a great view!

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  19. I stayed in a ocean view stateroom on the Royal Caribbean adventures of the seas ship a couple of weeks ago with my wife and two daughters. We are definitely going to get a balcony next time to get some fresh air.

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  20. Gay Girard butler

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  21. Dear Sandra & Keanu, great informative video, thanks. Always a pleasure to watch.
    PS: Sandra, Rosie O’Donnell would like her beard back please. 💋

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  22. This is awkward… Keanu wasn't in Speed 2. 😳

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  23. We had a balcony right next to the pool on the Star Princess and it was fine. There was a slight obstruction due to the entry way on the other side of our wall, but other than a child screaming in the hall the first day, we had no problems being that close. As for having a balcony, we loved it for all the reasons the guys mention: the light, the expansive feeling, being able to go outside for drinks or just watch the sky and ocean. Pure bliss for us.

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  24. I recently saw a video about the A/C dying while on a cruise.  I think that is a GREAT reason to have a balcony.

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  25. Cove balcony is in deck 2. I almost feel like i touch the ocean 🌊 . Carnival 🛳

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  26. I love to wake up really early and go out on the balcony and look at the scenery as the ship is getting close to a port. Nothing like it!!!

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  27. thank you Keanu and Sandra another great video xxxxx

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  28. My husband and I are taking our first cruise in November 2019 to Norway, I’m super excited to watch the fjords or maybe even see the northern lights from our balcony.

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  29. A problem is the few solo deals – i.e. less than 100% SSI – tend to not be balconies. 🙁

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  30. Great tips…

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  31. Love this video

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  32. You two are lovely and I thank you for your insight into cruising.

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  33. I had a balcony cabin on the back aft of the ncl sky years ago and loved it!

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  34. uh…wheres the link to see cabins???

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  35. Booked my first cruise, MSC in May and chose an inside cabin, just been upgraded to balcony!! I am well chuffed!

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  36. Hubby and I are definitely balcony cabin cruisers. We especially enjoyed it on our Alaska cruise in 2017. We had a private view of all of the scenery and it was perfection.

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  37. Our first cruise was an interior and I never knew I had claustrophobia it was hell ever since then we do a balcony and love every moment. Enjoy the comments as always .

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  38. Fantastic tips as always! We also use our balcony for drying our bathing suits and towels ( on non windy days)

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  39. We have done inside, outside and balcony cabins. We like outside cabins because my wife just likes to poke her nose through the curtains and I like to see all round the ship as Mrs G wakes up. My brother and his wife are not bothered and we have friends who only book balconies. We did transatlantic from the Caribbean, ISpy was a short game!! We decided on an outside cabin and spent the savings on another holiday. You pays your money and takes your choice.

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  40. great video thanks.
    If I booked a guaranteed cabin, so they would usually provide an obstructed view cabin wouldn't they?

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  41. Lots and lots of good points in this video. If you mentioned it I missed it but cove balconies are pretty cool too as an option for those that want the intimacy of being closer to the water.

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  42. Tbh guys.
    Usually inside cabin for me.
    Booked an ocean view for cruise in December and a balcony for the first time on carnival mardi gras Halloween cruise.
    Just fancied trying them all. I sleep well everywhere.
    Thanks for the vid.

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  43. omg…your out takes on the video….cannot stop laughing! hahahahahaha
    we've loved our aft cabin on ncl and we've loved the spa cabin as well…don't know if i could pick one over the other…. both were fantastic experiences 🙂

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  44. My sister and her hubby love balconies. Never had one. As a budget cruiser I need the cheapie one. My sister has the aft on the one we are doing in 2 weeks. So will be checking it out.

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  45. Bullocks! Jolly good slip, had me smirking. Thanks for the tip on saving money, I'll have to look into obstructions and guaranteed bookings.

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  46. Highly recommend a balcony on any Alaska cruise. Instead of crowding up on deck with 3,000+ other guests to see the glaciers, you can sit on your balcony, bundled up in the blankets they provide with a cup of cocoa and watch the glaciers! Perfect!  And I'm spoiled – I like to book mini-suites. 😉

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  47. Would love to do a balcony cabin, but as a solo traveller its too expensive, would have to be real soecial reason 🙁. So I normally book picture window cabins.

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  48. Sooooo glad i decided to book a balcony now 🤣🤣🤣 tks 6 days until symphony 😜

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