8 Unusual Cruise Ship Balcony Cabins

April 4, 2012 | By | 7 Comments

Hump, twin, sweet 16? Nothing to do with identical camels celebrating a rite of passage here. These are nicknames and marketing speak for cruising’s less common — but unusually well-loved — balcony cabins. We’ve waded deep in the message boards and cruise line media galleries to unearth examples of at-sea accommodations affording views of the wake, a zip-line and your neighbors above. Check out our slideshow of eight unusual cruise ship balconies.
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    7 Responses to “8 Unusual Cruise Ship Balcony Cabins”

    1. Susan
      April 5th, 2012 @ 2:24 pm

      You’re missing the best! Bowling Alley balconies on Carnival Spirit class! 3 times as long and twice as wide as regular balconies. (http://www.travelingnuts.com/2011cruise/images/DSCN0188.JPG)

    2. Cruise Critic
      April 5th, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

      @Susan, great stuff. Where are said Bowling Alley Balconies located?

    3. Susan
      April 5th, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

      They are considered midship, but closer to aft; right next to aft elevators. Port side. Decks 5-8. There’s just a handful on each ship, and only one on each ship can sleep 4 (iirc).

    4. serene
      April 6th, 2012 @ 11:31 am

      Carnival Spirit, Pride, Miracle Legend.

      the above is one of 3 bowling alley balconies on the entire ship

      6234 sleeps 4 people. 7258 and 8232 sleep 2 people
      there is another 5236 but its obstructed and its a lot more narrower

    5. Matt
      April 6th, 2012 @ 11:39 am

      I have a “Hump” cabin booked on Freedom of the Seas in May, cannot wait. Got a centermost hump, so that I will have a good view down either half of the ship!

      The bowling alley thing on Carnival Spirit sounds awesome

    6. LCDR Roberto Prinselaar, USCG (Ret)
      May 25th, 2012 @ 10:49 am

      We love the cabins with balcony facing aft where you have a view of the wake and you can also look to both starboard and port. We have one on the Crown Princess for 39 days, can’t wait.

    7. Balcony Suppliers
      June 4th, 2012 @ 6:43 am

      Nice Blog!!

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