I've already booked cabin 5297 on Miracle. It's an aft, next to a wrap, on Deck 5.
I was reading on the Carnival board that those cabins can get really, really hot. There is only 1 aft on Deck 4 than sleeps only 2 people, and that wasn't available when I booked.
So, I just happened to pull up the itinerary for that date, and cabin 4230 is now available.
And, as expected (I'm glad I booked when I did), they've reclassified the cabins. Those aft cabins now have their own classification and are quite a bit more expensive than they were. That's the main reason I booked so far in advance!
Anyway, after obsessing that it would be TOO sunny in 5297, now that 4230 is available and I'm thinking about moving, I started to wonder if it would be sunny enough!
I know there is more overhang on Deck 4, but considering our itinerary has 4 sea days (the only reason I'm willing to pay for that balcony), I'd be really upset if I have so much overhang and shade that I dont come home with at least some tan!
"Everyone" seems to think the aft cabins on Deck 4 are "the best" but now I'm not so sure I should move.
I like some sun, but I'm not a bake-all-day sort of person. But I was freezing on our balcony (7192) last December when we were in the shade. Roasted when we were in the sun, of course. So, a cabin that gives both some sun and some shade would be perfect.
And, is the aft balcony on Deck 4 any larger than Deck 5?
Thanks to all!
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