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Just curious, how much do you use your balcony on a cruise; and is it significantly more on sea day versus port day, morning versus night, do you use it every day or just some days?

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We use it in the morning to feel the fresh air, in the afternoon having a drink after a shore excursion, and at night before bed enjoying a glass of wine and looking at the stars.

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Depends on the weather. In the humid Caribbean, not much time at all. On a transatlantic when the weather is nice, quite a lot.

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Dependent on the weather, but most days. Usually cruise with friend in joining rooms, chat over the balcony rails. 12 day recent cruise, balcony maintenance prevented use. Every night with a nightcap.

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I start every day with time on the balcony - maybe 30 minutes to an hour. On sea days I go back for a nap. And I spend time out there every night - again 30 minutes to an hour.

 

On my last cruise I spent most of the first sea day asleep on the balcony and it was the best sleep! I love having a balcony!

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We book balconies just for the size of the room. We very rarely use it, maybe 4-5 minutes in the morning just checking things out, and maybe 5-10 minutes in the evening before dinner. We always ask ourselves why we book balconies, but we always come down to we like the cabin, more then the actual balcony space.

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For us that varies cruise by cruise. It depends on if there are two or four of us in the cabin. More time when there are four than two, just to have the extra space when we're all getting ready for dinner. Another factor is the number of days at sea versus days in port. We spend more time out there when in port. Another factor is starboard vs port sides, and where the sunrise/sunset is in relation to our balcony. Some days we can't even open the drapes as the sun is blaring in through the balcony doors.

 

We always go out when we wake in the morning, to get a breath of fresh air. My husband goes out every evening before retiring for the night. Amount of time spent depends on where we need to be in the morning and how hot it is. IN the evenings, I head to sleep and my husband comes in whenever. LOL

 

We rarely sit out and have meals, it's usually too hot for us.

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Everyday. I love sitting there in the morning with a cup of coffee and my book. On sea days I usually sit out there in the afternoon reading or just watching the sea. My H and I like to sit in the balcony after dinner, have conversation and just enjoy each other’s company. I’ll also sit out there in the middle of the night if I can’t sleep and read. I may of fell asleep on the balcony doing that a few times lol.

 

 

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We really do not use it that much, mostly to read a little in the afternoon,, but would not want to book cabin without it

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Weather doesn't affect whether or not we use our balcony (perhaps a hurricane would :p ). Humidity doesn't bother us at all. We wouldn't bother sailing to the Caribbean if humidity was an issue, let alone pay the extra cash for an unused perk. We use our balcony many times a day. Morning, throughout the day, evening. If we make a trip back to the cabin for some reason during the day I always go out on the balcony. Mornings and evenings we always take time to enjoy.

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We use it in the morning to feel the fresh air, in the afternoon having a drink after a shore excursion, and at night before bed enjoying a glass of wine and looking at the stars.

 

This but add coffee for the morning.

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We keep the balcony door open a lot for the sound of the waves and fresh air. We mostly stay out there when docking or leaving ports. Even on Alaska cruise we didn't go out on it much more then in the Caribbean. And still " open door" with all that comes with it constitutes use, so I have to say we use it all the time when in a room. Also, we like to lay on the couch or in bed and look out through balcony doors.

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Just curious, how much do you use your balcony on a cruise; and is it significantly more on sea day versus port day, morning versus night, do you use it every day or just some days?

 

We use it a lot, and it seems to be an every day thing.

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Each morning for coffee and each late afternoon for cocktails and often in between especially sea days (my favorite days) :)

 

 

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Just curious, how much do you use your balcony on a cruise; and is it significantly more on sea day versus port day, morning versus night, do you use it every day or just some days?

 

Generally everyday. Usually after we come back to shower for dinner and enjoy a drink on deck. Sometimes late at night with a drink. I actually enjoyed my CP balcony on Allure by just sitting and enjoying the soft music that played in the evening, if I stopped back their between activities....from our cabin I could hear the pool deck music if I sat on the balcony to read during the day. When we were on Harmony in a Boardwalk balcony near the Aqua Theater, we watched the shows from our balcony....no need to sit on those uncomfortable seats. I like that, also.

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We like to play cards on the balcony when it's not too windy. Other than that it's great that it's just there for fresh air and to be outdoors. DH is disabled, so we don't run around the ship like we used to and the balcony makes it nice for both of us to not feel like we're confined inside.

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We keep the balcony door open a lot for the sound of the waves and fresh air..

 

 

Please don’t do this, the ships air conditioning system is negatively impacted when balcony doors are left open. By doing this you may be comfortable in your room but your making it worse for those cabins around you.

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Everyday.

We got room service breakfast most mornings and would sit on the balcony to eat.

Sea days we’d go back to the room late afternoon and sit on the balcony for an hour or more.

We had an inside cabin this time and missed the balcony alot!

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For us it depends on the day. When in port we love to be out there when we arrive and depart, also love to to just sit out and people watch from the balcony. On a day at Sea if we aren’t in direct sun we will be out there quite a bit, reading a book, enjoying the breeze etc.

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Just curious, how much do you use your balcony on a cruise; and is it significantly more on sea day versus port day, morning versus night, do you use it every day or just some days?

 

We love our balcony. ON day 1 as soon as we can get in our room, going on the balcony is the 1st thing we do.....even after 14 cruises. We have room service deliver our morning coffee delivered and sit and enjoy our quiet time together. We love to watch people come on and off the ship when in port. We go out on the balcony at night to look for other ships and to take in both the freakiness of the darkness in the middle of nowhere as well as God's power to have created the beautiful oceans. For us, we will always have a balcony.

 

We all have what works and what doesn't work for us. Some get drink pkg, some don't. Some don't care much about their room cause and could care less about a balcony, some...like us thoroughly enjoy the balcony.

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We go out at least once a day, but we usually only sit out there when we're in port. It can be too humid and windy otherwise. The main reason we get a balcony is for the view and the ability go to out if we want. We just love having the outdoor space.

 

What's also fun is to watch the runners when we're in some ports. Cozumel and Nassau are two that we've been entertained at with the different ways people who are late handle it lol.

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What's also fun is to watch the runners when we're in some ports. Cozumel and Nassau are two that we've been entertained at with the different ways people who are late handle it lol.

 

We have done that as well!

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I would say a few hours per day on a port day and more than that on a sea day. I like having my own area, and I like taking pictures and reading my Kindle out there. We're out at least three times a day, every day.

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Just curious, how much do you use your balcony on a cruise; and is it significantly more on sea day versus port day, morning versus night, do you use it every day or just some days?

We eat our breakfasts on the balcony.

Any time of day when we come back to the cabin we will sit out on the balcony for an hour.

When the ship sets sail we always watch from our balcony.

When we get back late at night we have a hot chocolate drink on the balcony.

Out of 45 cruises we have had 42 on balcony or better cabins and we love them.

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We have had inside cabins, outside view and balcony in the past. The most memorable holiday was with balcony just because the extra space outside gave my husband and I extra time when our children were small and sleeping in the cabin. This time we have a balcony and our children have grown but we still want to all stay in one cabin. Again this will give us the extra space for getting ready, sitting and chilling until we are all ready and the extra space for whoever stays awake later to sit somewhere and not disturb the others. Of course balcony's are only as good as the weather outside! Our last cruise to Caribbean balcony would have been next to useless as it rained pretty much all the time!!!

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Probably about 30 min a day, both Port and sea days. I like to start my day out there, end my day out there, and spend some of the afternoon out there.

 

 

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Kind of depends,but I'd say the minimum is an hour a day. I !over to go out early morning and watch the waves go by. I also !over being out there was we are pulling into a port.

Last cruise we were out there all the time since we had a huge corner balcony.

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We eat breakfast on the balcony and every sail away. Also love star gazing at sea. We also love our balcony for quiet time anytime. Great place to wait for the DH to shower for dinner.

 

 

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Every day...morning, noon and night. Wouldn't have a regular room. Love the smell, the fresh air and especially the nights. I's the only way to go!

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We love our balcony. ON day 1 as soon as we can get in our room, going on the balcony is the 1st thing we do.....even after 14 cruises. We have room service deliver our morning coffee delivered and sit and enjoy our quiet time together. We love to watch people come on and off the ship when in port. We go out on the balcony at night to look for other ships and to take in both the freakiness of the darkness in the middle of nowhere as well as God's power to have created the beautiful oceans. For us, we will always have a balcony.

 

We all have what works and what doesn't work for us. Some get drink pkg, some don't. Some don't care much about their room cause and could care less about a balcony, some...like us thoroughly enjoy the balcony.

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