I’ve long subscribed to the sentiment that there’s no such thing as a bad cruise ship balcony — but my opinion might be changing. Onboard the brand-new MSC Divina in a forward-facing balcony cabin, you understand the need for the pictured wall of windows: It’s to protect occupants from the blustery winds that front-of-ship cabins often endure. I had a balcony cabin on the bow of Azamara Journey that was essentially unusable while we were at sea, though quite pleasant while docked or moving very, very slowly.
While there’s no bluster coming in on this one, when the weather heats up it feels like you’re sitting in a terrarium (not a good thing for long). On a positive note, it’s kind of cool looking, with all that steel surrounding you. Would you book this balcony? And tell us: What’s the worst balcony you’ve ever had? Got a picture? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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