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Why You Should Book Balcony Accommodation On A Cruise

Joanna Hall

When you book a cruise, a number of people wonder if they need balcony accommodation or not, but a stateroom with its own outdoor space has many benefits. One is that it can save you money as well as giving you your very own outdoor space. A growing number of cruise ships are being built with a greater number of balcony staterooms, and the price to enjoy a private outdoor space isn’t always that much more than a mere ocean view room. You might also find deals which allow for immediate upgrades from inside or ocean view accomodation to something with a balcony free of charge. Also, some balcony staterooms are discounted due to having deck obstructions, or partially obstructed views. If you’re travelling with anyone who needs regular naps, or just enjoys their own company, having a balcony not only offers additional space, but also allows you to enjoy your accommodation, and the great outdoors, while they enjoy a snooze. The same principle applies to anyone travelling with elderly cruisers, such as older parents or grandparents, anyone who’s immobile, or anyone who will be spending more time than usual amount in their stateroom for whatever reason. A private balcony gives you a quiet place in which to relax and enjoy beautiful views of the ocean, as well as your ports of call. Having your own outdoor space can be particularly useful when enjoying scenic cruising, such as in Alaska’s Inside Passage or transiting the Panama Canal, when the outside decks can become extremely busy. A balcony can also be blessing for anyone who suffers from seasickness; if you’re feeling unwell, being outdoors and taking in fresh air can help to ease your symptoms. For some couples, a balcony allows you to do different things at the same time. One person can enjoy an afternoon nap, while the other sits outside and takes in the scenery. And if your ship has room service on offer, a leisurely breakfast in port or at sea, a late lunch if you’re back from touring, or a romantic, private dinner for two is available.




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  1. Posted by on 14th Jan 2020 Verified Customer

    Balcony 5 Star Review

    Have booked a balcony cabin in the past, however as we are on a fixed income and usually book last minute rarely are balconies available at last minute. We enjoy cruising and look for usually less visited ports and for the price of an inside or outside cabin (especially the former) we can cruise more offer.

  2. Posted by on 13th Jan 2020 Verified Customer

    Good Advice 4 Star Review

    We don't cruise as my wife suffers from bad seasickness and is too scared to go! But I might have her read this and it might change her mind....thanks Travel

  3. Posted by on 13th Jan 2020 Verified Customer

    Have To Have One 5 Star Review

    We have cruised half a dozen times and after the first experience with no balcony we'd always go balcony in the future. Cruising through Milford Sound was amazing but the decks were so busy - but we had our own balcony so it was great!

  4. Posted by on 13th Jan 2020 Verified Customer

    Expensive Unless You Get A Deal 4 Star Review

    When hubby and I cruise we don't usually book a cabin with a balcony as it does cost a bit more. But we do look out for deals. Got one once on Celebrity which was only a few hundred $ more than a basic cabin so it was worth it.

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