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#21
Grand Junction, CO
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I did not intend to spark such debate. I thought it was a simple question by a novice cruiser.
Please read the information provided with the link given by Bob in his post #4. This explains it all.
Thank you
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#22
Costa Mesa, CA
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Joined May 2017
Originally posted by JimJ54
I did not intend to spark such debate. I thought it was a simple question by a novice cruiser.
Please read the information provided with the link given by Bob in his post #4. This explains it all.
Thank you


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#23
Canada
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Originally posted by JimJ54
I did not intend to spark such debate. I thought it was a simple question by a novice cruiser.
Please read the information provided with the link given by Bob in his post #4. This explains it all.
Thank you
Nah, it's OK. Some people repeat the information and it seems like it gets said over and over again, because they reply without reading the entire thread. It happens a lot here, even after OP (you - the "original poster") comes back and says Thank You and thinks that's the end of it, some people just keep going and going.....

Have a fun cruise.
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#24
Maui
1,939 Posts
Joined Nov 2010
Originally posted by JimJ54
IS it OK to leave the balcony door open at night to get the fresh sea air while you sleep?
In a slightly different vein, don't believe anyone has mentioned that an open door is an invitation for various flying "things" (someone had a bat fly in once) to come in and make your stateroom home. Quite a fun surprise to find when you wake up.
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#25
Charlotte, NC
3,239 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
Originally posted by Langley Cruisers
Nah, it's OK. Some people repeat the information and it seems like it gets said over and over again, because they reply without reading the entire thread. It happens a lot here, even after OP (you - the "original poster") comes back and says Thank You and thinks that's the end of it, some people just keep going and going.....

Have a fun cruise.
There have been the random posts where this has happened and someone comes in and replies contrary to the majority, not bothering to have read the responses between the OP's question and the last reply. Those can either be humorous or makes you scratch your head......
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#27
Orlando, FL
207 Posts
Joined Jun 2016
Originally posted by LA_CA_GAL
So, if I leave the balcony door open when the outside temperature is 40 degrees, it will have no effect on the AC system?

How about if it is 50 degrees? or 60 degrees? or 65 degrees?

My point is that sometimes having the balcony door open HAS ABSOLUTELY NO EFFECT WHATSOEVER ON THE AC SYSTEM.
Yes, it does. The HVAC system doesn't just cool/heat the air, it also provides fresh air circulation to the staterooms. That's why the balcony doors cause problems, they reduce the air flowing into other rooms.
#29
Connecticut
13,814 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by LA_CA_GAL
My understanding of AC systems is that if you have the thermostat set to 70 degrees, and the outside temperature is less than 70 degrees, the AC system will remain OFF.
No, the AC system will then work to bring the temperature up to 70. Then, aside from temperature control (which works in both directions), the ventilation effect (keeping internal air pressure slightly above that outside) will also be impacted.

But, do not trust us -read the instructions which most likely are on, or next to, your balcony door; or check with the shipboard guest services people when on board.
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#30
San Diego County
2,689 Posts
Joined Sep 2009
Originally posted by chengkp75
My work here is done. My Padawan apprentices have learned the lesson of ship's AC systems well.
Thank for teaching all (OK, maybe MOST) of us so much about so many aspects of cruising. Your posts are always informative and often entertaining as well.
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#31
Canada
19,499 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
Originally posted by Pudgesmom
Not everyone is sailing in the Caribbean.
That is true but I looked up OP's itinerary and saw that he will be, so my reply and others are appropriate.
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RCI - Serenade Nov 2015 S. Caribbean
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RCI - Explorer Nov 2014 Repo/S. Caribbean - 40 ft. rogue wave, lifeboat damage

Princess - Grand Princess May 2014 Pacific Coastal
RCI - Serenade March 2014 - B2B W. Caribbean
RCI - Serenade Feb 2014 - Bahamas - yes, a celebration cruise indeed!
*RCI Scandinavia 2013 - nope - cancelled due to my illness. ~ Maybe next year, God willing.
RCI - Jewel Nov 2012 - B2B Mexico
RCI - Jewel Repo Oct/Nov 2012 Boston to Tampa - Hurricane Sandy
RCI - Brilliance June/July 2011 Mediterranean
RCI - Mariner Oct/Nov 2010 Mexico
RCI - Oasis May 2010 E. Caribbean - 4 adults in one cabin; we did it!
Princess - Emerald Princess April 2009 E. Caribbean
RCI - Explorer Sept/Oct 2008 - 25th anniversary! Canada - Hurricane Kyle
RCI - Liberty August 2007 E.Caribbean - Hurricane Dean - 4 adults in one cabin; we did it!
RCI - Explorer April 2006 E.Caribbean
RCI - Vision Aug 2003 Alaska
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RCI - Viking Serenade Aug 1993 Mexico
#32
Midwest
936 Posts
Joined Nov 2011
Originally posted by chengkp75
My work here is done. My Padawan apprentices have learned the lesson of ship's AC systems well.


But the dark side still wants to leave the balcony doors open
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#33
Philly burbs, PA.
12,809 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Originally posted by chengkp75
My work here is done. My Padawan apprentices have learned the lesson of ship's AC systems well.
Ah Master, while we learn, we only just scratch the surface of that which is your vast knowledge. Alas, your work here is never truly done....
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#34
Philly burbs, PA.
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Originally posted by LA_CA_GAL
My understanding of AC systems is that if you have the thermostat set to 70 degrees, and the outside temperature is less than 70 degrees, the AC system will remain OFF.
As others have suggested, please read the information carefully on the link in post #4. It is more complex then a matter of degrees of temperature. And to your earlier post, why would you keep a balcony door open when it is only 40 degrees outside? And if you did, then it would affect the heat that would come from the air exchangers with the same result.

No offense intended - as I do read a number of your posts and find them to be mostly on point - as you suggest yourself, maybe in this case you do lack common sense.
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#35
Central Illinois
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Joined Apr 2008
Originally posted by chengkp75
My work here is done. My Padawan apprentices have learned the lesson of ship's AC systems well.
I had to look that one up.
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#36
Michigan
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Joined Aug 2012
Originally posted by chengkp75
My work here is done. My Padawan apprentices have learned the lesson of ship's AC systems well.
Yes, Jedi Master, shut the door, we must.
#37
Chelsea, London, England
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Originally posted by Elaine5715
Yes, Jedi Master, shut the door, we must.
Otherwise on the cabin door the Force irresistible is.
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#38
Sunderland England
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Joined Dec 2016
Originally posted by Herfnerd
There have been the random posts where this has happened and someone comes in and replies contrary to the majority, not bothering to have read the responses between the OP's question and the last reply. Those can either be humorous or makes you scratch your head......
And sometimes you start at the beginning and answer and someone comes on to say that has been answered read the other posts before replying.
#39
Sunderland England
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Joined Dec 2016
Originally posted by Langley Cruisers
That is true but I looked up OP's itinerary and saw that he will be, so my reply and others are appropriate.
It also gets extremely hot and humid in the Mediterranean in August.
#40
Kent, England
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Joined Mar 2008
Originally posted by grapau27
It also gets extremely hot and humid in the Mediterranean in August.
At least 40 degrees Celsius which is hot, not 40 degrees Fahrewotsit which I can't remember anymore
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