deakin - Answered a Question by Barker (05 Feb 09 11:46)

Hi I would recommend the right hand side, 3oclock , away from lifts, and there will be cabins that are not opposite inside cabins which cut down noisey neighbours and you can relax.

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Wilba - replied to deakin (05 Feb 09 12:03)

Noisy neighbours are rarely a problem on Celebrity..... we are talking 5 star .

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Morton - replied to Wilba (05 Feb 09 17:50)

And 5 star fellow passengers can still have hearing problems which means audio/visual equipement can occasionally be turned up to rather unneighbourly loud levell. Sorry, just being pedantic here but you can have noisy neighbours of a different kind on any ship.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Barker (05 Feb 09 11:53)

A question that frequently crops up but the answer is no difference port or starboard. There is no fixed or regular side that a ship docks & at some Islands it anchors out at in the bay, also because the sun is so high in the sky in that part of the world it makes no odds as to sunny & shade. The higher the deck the higher the price is the norm but I would question whether the top balcony decks are always the best option. This can vary from ship to ship as to the privacy of some balcony decks. If you name your ship you might get some definitive advice on particular decks........Wilba.

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Barker - replied to Wilba (05 Feb 09 12:31)

Thank you to all for the feed back. The ship will be either the Mercury or Millennium. Regards.

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Wilba - replied to Barker (05 Feb 09 12:52)

I've been on Galaxy, exact clone of Mercury & the balcony's on Penthouse deck at the rear left & right sides (about the last 6 each side) are completely overlooked from the pool deck above with no privacy at all. Can't help with the Millie though......Wilba.

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Lewis - Answered a Question by Barker (05 Feb 09 11:56)

Having cruised the caribbean many times it doesn't really matter as the ship normally does a rouond trip and not much to see when sailing. If doing a cirular cruise you will get the sun on your balcony depending which way the ship is facing. We usually take a cabin on deck 9 mid-ship if possible, and just go one deck lower than the top deck of cabins, whcih usaully are the suites etc, as you will get the noise of the passengers on the pool, self service restuarants and joggers in the morning. The cabins are normally more expensive the higher you go, but it is only about £50 per person overall. With todays bargains you can pursade your booking company to reduce the price!! We had a balcony cruise on our 2nd cruise and always have one know, it is really good to open the balcony in the morning and enjoy at any time if you want yor own space, and we always enjoy the sail away on the balcony .

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Morgan - Answered a Question by Barker (05 Feb 09 12:31)

I would saythat ships usually tie up on the port (left) side.but the sun could be on the other side of boat. You can loose your balcony privacy if tied up next to another big ship. So don't think it matters much, but i would recommend midships and not to high up as if you do get rough weather you do feel it more the higher up you are. Also look if the all night disco ,pool parties, are above or below you. I also think you can hear some engine noise at back of ship.

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bedwell - Answered a Question by Barker (05 Feb 09 13:55)

I have just returned from the caribean and had a balcony on the Lido Deck on Oceana on the port side and all but two of them docked on that side. usually the higher you go the more expensive it is, saying that I have booked onto Arcadia for next year on E deck which is lower but the balcony is 3 times as big!! hope this helpful for you. Jacky.

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