Carnival Dream: Cove Balcony Review

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#21
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Originally posted by csoud
do they cost the same as a regular balcony?
In general, the cove balconies will price out pleasing cheaper than a standard balcony stateroom. That is really the only plus I can see about them as I do not like the metal hull surrounding me nor do I like being able to look up and see a lifeboat hanging...JMHO on these staterooms and this ship in general..... overcrowded and poorly designed.
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Originally posted by jaxcruiser23
Nice review of the room.We have a cove balcony in october and really looking forward to it.It's just going to be 3 people in our cove,do you think that would be too crowded?I was even thinking about bring a small travel size fishing pole to go fishing since i'll be so close to the water,lol,just kidding i know it would be taken away at check in.Glad you had fun on your cruise and enjoyed your cove.
Don't need a fishing pole, we had a fish on our balcony one morning!
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Originally posted by carsastic
Thanks so much for the review I really do appreciate the info
How was it getting to and from the lido?
We stay lido and above / balcony. But the cove looks different and might be a nice alternative to the same old balcony rooms
There is a slight negative and positive to that. It is a bit slower to get an elevator to actually come down to the 2nd floor, so sometimes you wait a while. However, it's nice being close enough to walk down the steps from the 5th floor.
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Originally posted by Jazzyfilly
There is a slight negative and positive to that. It is a bit slower to get an elevator to actually come down to the 2nd floor, so sometimes you wait a while. However, it's nice being close enough to walk down the steps from the 5th floor.
Hey Jazzyfilly also another positive when you get back on the ship from the port you only have a short walk up others will be either tired of all the stairs or waiting a long time for the elevator up.
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Love the review so far, and we have many friends who have traveled in the Cove Balcony and said it was fantastic. They also said to bring a bungie cord to keep the door open at night so you can be lulled to sleep hearing the waves....ahhh fantastic.

Only we are in a Spa Balcony at the Top of the ship this time, on deck 12....yes I know it's open from above to all who see us from the next deck up, but what the heck, if they drip their condensation from their drink on my back, I will just turn around, look up and wave! Heck I don't need the privacy, ain't nothin nasty or dirty going on, on my balcony! Just me drinking a Martini!

We wanted a Cove but they were all sold out. However, my PVP said that after the final payment date (July 26th) they will open up again with all the cancellations, etc. But now, I don't want to move from the spa balcony as the spa is included in our room....what a friggin trade off! View and Water.....Spa......View and Water........Spa....

What are we going to do?
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Originally posted by cruiseguys2009
Love the review so far, and we have many friends who have traveled in the Cove Balcony and said it was fantastic. They also said to bring a bungie cord to keep the door open at night so you can be lulled to sleep hearing the waves....ahhh fantastic.

Only we are in a Spa Balcony at the Top of the ship this time, on deck 12....yes I know it's open from above to all who see us from the next deck up, but what the heck, if they drip their condensation from their drink on my back, I will just turn around, look up and wave! Heck I don't need the privacy, ain't nothin nasty or dirty going on, on my balcony! Just me drinking a Martini!

We wanted a Cove but they were all sold out. However, my PVP said that after the final payment date (July 26th) they will open up again with all the cancellations, etc. But now, I don't want to move from the spa balcony as the spa is included in our room....what a friggin trade off! View and Water.....Spa......View and Water........Spa....

What are we going to do?
Ha! I never thought about the bungie cord!

And go with the spa balcony I would had loved to use the hot tub...pool thing thing they have down there (It's massive!). I have a photo of it, it looked fantastic to dip into!

#28
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Originally posted by tess3133
Hey! We just reserved a cove balcony for a September cruise. Your review was very helpful and made me even more excited to go Thanks!
Tess, which one in sept? i am on the sept 4th!
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Originally posted by tess3133
Hey! Us too! Are you leaving out of Port Canaveral?
Yes Tess...I am not aware for another Dream leaving somewhere else! LOL....I am glad our info match.

Anyway, you should go join the roll call - so we don't hijack the thread.
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We're booked in #2368 for December and I've noticed that it's under the galley. Any one have a review for #2368 in regards to noise from the galley.
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Thank you for the review! We have a cove balcony booked for this October and can't wait!
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#33
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IMO these balconies are better than regular balconies. I had a regular balcony on the dream and it overlooks the the deck, not the ocean. I would much rather look down on my balcony and see water Id recommend these to everyone!
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#34
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Thanks for the review,DW was a little worried. We are sailing in Mar 2011. rm 2344 midship.
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Originally posted by roswellmom
We're booked in #2368 for December and I've noticed that it's under the galley. Any one have a review for #2368 in regards to noise from the galley.
Our cabin was under the galley last December. There was no noise the entire week, except for the last night. Maybe they do some extra cleaning or something then. We heard some scraping sounds like things being moved. But it was not enough to bother us, and have rebooked another cove for November.
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We need more photos!

Does anyone have a picture to show how close you are to the water?

Also a photo of big wave conditions would be neat to see? How wet does the Cove get when the waves whip-up a little?
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#38
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Originally posted by loveJake
We sailed the first Western last December in adjoining coves and have booked again for this coming November. The balcony dividers do not open which is the only negative thing, to me, about these cabins. Since we had adjoing rooms I had hoped at least these dividers would open.
Yes, some of the cove balcony dividers do open. My daughter and son-in-law had a stateroom next to ours. We had the cabin steward open it up for us.


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#39
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I would love to book a cove, but I am a "sun" person, and like to use my balcony to escape the Lido crowds. I know the lifeboats are above the coves. Has anyone ever gotten any sun on their cove?
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We're sailing on the Dream for the first time in three weeks (YAY!) and have a Cove Balcony - I will be sure to take photos and post a report when we return. We are looking forward to a new experience.
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