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Aft facing verandah deck 4 Oosterdam...any good?

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Hi,

We just got our Alaska cruise  cabin assignment and it is Oosterdam 4181. It is an aft facing cabin. We have never had an aft facing cabin.  I know a lot  people seem to like these. Any tips on what we can expect?  Thanks.

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Thanks!  There is an old thread on this but it is over ten years old so thank you for the current info!

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I have seen discussion on another travel advice site that sometimes a small amount of soot may fall on the chairs and railings.  The staff is aware of this and will strive to keep the deck clean.  Just look before your drape your white shirt on a chair.  Have a great cruise. 

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If you hit any rough seas, you will feel motion.

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We had cabin 4174 on the Oosterdam, Aft, and we loved it.  Huge balcony, longer cabin, and no problems with soot from the stacks.   Compared to the aft cabins on decks above 4, when you lean on your balcony railing, all you see is the beautiful ship's prop wash and wake.   On higher decks, you are looking down on other balconies and the tops of people's heads.   No issues with rough seas.   When the ship is climbing over 15 - 20 ft swells, you do get a little bit of shimmy or shudder.  But in normal seas, it is quiet and calm.

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We have been on several cruises in aft facing rooms and only one time did we experience lots of motion but we were in a terrible storm. We have 5190 booked on the Oosterdam for our July Alaska trip.

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18 hours ago, madera1 said:

We have been on several cruises in aft facing rooms and only one time did we experience lots of motion but we were in a terrible storm. We have 5190 booked on the Oosterdam for our July Alaska trip.

You will LOVE 5190!  We had that one booked for our 2017 Alaska cruise, and managed to get it again for our Sept 1 Alaska cruise this year.  The balcony is flat-out AMAZING and almost ridiculously massive.  Just be careful not to lock yourself out on the balcony!  We accidentally did that during our Hubbard Glacier day and had to yell to one of the other balconies, so that they could get the attention of our steward, lol.

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4 hours ago, ldlewis45 said:

You will LOVE 5190!  We had that one booked for our 2017 Alaska cruise, and managed to get it again for our Sept 1 Alaska cruise this year.  The balcony is flat-out AMAZING and almost ridiculously massive.  Just be careful not to lock yourself out on the balcony!  We accidentally did that during our Hubbard Glacier day and had to yell to one of the other balconies, so that they could get the attention of our steward, lol.

We have 5191 on the Westerdam on Sept 1st! We can’t wait!

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