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The 'Hull Holes' (sheltered balcony) are fine, but not so great if you want to sunbath on the balconly. Some cabins with traditional open balconies are the same size. You will need to pay a lot more money for a bigger cabin. Personally I would not bother, simply becuse they are perfectly adequate in size and you will not be spending so much time in it. (She's a wonderful ship!).
Thank you for your useful comments. I thought it might be quite nice to be able to sunbathe on the balcony occasionally, but it looks as if there is quite a high financial cost to pay for this facility. It's good to hear that you think she's a wonderful ship.
We have sailed on the QM2 several times and have found the sheltered balcony stateroom to be fine. We are non smokers and simply use the space whenever we can, but usually we are not in the cabin that much as there is a lot of activities during the day or we go ashore. Oliver of Chafford is correct as large cabins will come at an increase in costs. For me viewing from your sheltered stateroom balcony is very good and photographs I have taken have been very good also. Enjoy the cruise from Dubai a terrific experience is in store.
I appreciate your comments, and from what you say it sounds as if a sheltered balcony stateroom will do us fine. One thing that still concerns me a bit is storage space for our empty suitcases. We are spending three weeks in Dubai before boarding the QM2 so will have quite a lot of luggage (approx 4 large suitcases and two backpacks). Can these be stored in the cabin somewhere where we won't be tripping over them? Alternatively, I wondered if there is anywhere else on the ship we can store them? Any guidance appreciated. Many thanks.
Four cases & two backpacks no problem My wife normally takes nine cases ?? yes nine & i take two they go under the bed and in the wardrobes with plenty of room to spare.
That's most reassuring to hear and I have just told my husband, who thinks I am going OTT in wanting to take 4 cases!!! Sounds like you are a very tolerant husband, who understands that women need a lot of different outfits. Thank you for taking the time to reply.
Price, of Scunthorpe has posted a photo of a in hull cabin 4087 ? in the photo section of this site.