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15 Reviews
Oceanview stateroom with a private balcony and twin beds that convert to a king. Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and color television showing first-run films. Our ships all feature staterooms above ocean level for a more comfortable cruise.

Aft-View Extended Balcony (8M)
Decks: Deck 6 | Deck 7
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7456
Not What it Used to Be! spinagent2004
The balcony was basically unusable because there was soot coming from above constantly falling on you and anything you had on. It also turned your feet black. There was no couch in this room as expected.
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8479

Clean and well maintained. All fixtures and lights worked.


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7456

Carnival needs to train their people on exactly what the cabins include. We had 1 closet to hang our clothes in. No sofa as we were told. The balcony had 2 chairs no lounger and we were assured that our adjoining balconies could have the doors opened when we booked. They refused to open them on the cruise. Said it was a safety issue. The room was very small and about the same as a regular ocean view room on the Fantasy.


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8468

We had our first ever Aft Balcony on Deck 8 and it was amazing. Yes, it got a bit warm in our stateroom, but I was prepared with a 6" portable fan. Yes, you felt a wee bit of movement at times during the night but it was never an issue. There was a pattern of vibrations and then nothing at all, and this occurred a couple times during the nighttime hours. The extended deck was awesome, but be forewarned that although deck plans indicate reclining chair, standard chair, and lounge, there was NO LOUNGE on our balcony. We were informed that they were removed due to safety concerns. Now this is why I booked the aft cabin - to lounge in the morning, afternoon, or evening. I requested & received a lounge and assured them that I would not trip over it, as was the new concern. We had our twin beds converted. There was a sofa and an oval cocktail table. There was also a small stool by the vanity area. Cabin had a safe and a refrigerator (which really does not chill items). This room could easily accommodate 3 passengers. Bathroom was standard. Closet & drawer space was ample.


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7463

7463. Aft extended balcony. Nice size. King bed and full sofa. Balcony size was very nice, allowed several people to gather at the end of the day. The only down side with being aft was that in the morning you really heard and felt the engine as the ship was maneuvering into ports.


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7462
Oh what a Dream! Sailorgirl222

Very roomy and a fantastic view. The only drawback to the aft cabin was that the balcony dividers are slanted so you can see onto your neighbors balcony and they can see yours. You will get to know your neighbor! There is also A LOT of walking because the cabin is at the very back of the ship. It is very quiet and not near any public areas. The balcony had two upright chairs, a table and a lounge chair. A little crowded, but not bad. I would highly recommend an aft-balcony cabin on the Empress deck if you don't mind walking.


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10268
Great Cruise Toffees Dad
Heavy smokers both side of us. Other than that great cabin, standard balcony layout. Great stweard. Apart from the tobacco smoke, no problem.
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7465
Great veiw, great balcony. There are some noise issues. The cabin stewards seem to make a lot of noise starting at 8 AM. I think they want you up and out so they can clean the room. Plenty of storage and a nice size room considering it is on a ship.
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7460
Carnival not a Dream Boogienbooboo
Room 7460 was great aft balcony great room steward however be prepared to walk a lot!
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6498
Cabin 6498 Premium Aft Balcony - We were on the Upper deck aft just above the Burgundy Lounge. We were told by the Carnival PVP when we booked the cabin that the Burgundy Lounge would quiet down around 11PM. Against my better judgement, I booked it along with my friends we had 3 cabins in a roll over the lounge. I should have listened to my better judgement. The speakers for the Burgundy Lounge are connected to our floor and there were a couple of nights when the band started up at midnight. If you are a night owl and won't be going to bed before 1AM, this is a great room overlooking the back of the ship with a larger balcony. All the ports are excellent. You have to tender to Belize City so expect a long wait before you can actually tender if you don't have an excursion booked with Carnival.
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7460
TWO issues with this room/balcony. As the days went on, the ash/soot problem got worse. Quarter sized pieces of black ash. It was gross! The steward didn't clean it unless asked. It was on the deck, chairs and railing. Some friends made the mistake of leaning on the railing (in their good cloths) before I could say anything and the stuff just doesn't wipe off. We carried it in on our feet in the mornings when we went out to see the new ports. If I wanted to sit on the balcony I had to wipe things down. Some days were worse than others. This really sucked and took away much of the enjoyment of the balcony. SECOND BIG ISSUE: the dividers between these balconies is slanted at an angel, not straight up and down. I guess to give the back of the ship a more streamlined look. This means that your neighbors can see your entire balcony without trying to snoop!! I was unpacking the first afternoon and looked up to see my "neighbor" watching me. Not only could he see our balcony, but our entire BED. There is no privacy in this room unless you close your blinds and why have a balcony if you can't look out it? Let me make this very clear: WE WILL NEVER BOOK AN AFT BALCONY AGAIN!
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7463
Cabin 7463, aft-extended balcony: room was great size with a couch & small table, lots of closet space, very quiet, some rumbles when pulling into port for a few minutes, no big deal. Balcony is not covered, one chair, one chair that reclines to a short lounge & one end table. Dividers are at an angle, you will meet your neighbors. FYI: Cabin 7461 next to us was much smaller with no couch or table, but they had a lounge chair on the balcony and the balcony was a little bigger, maybe 3 - 4 feet wider, but all were same depth. Cabin 7465 on our other side had more room in cabin by about 2 feet between couch and night stand. We also saw cabin 7459 (corner, cat 9) had no couch and was smaller that ours, that was a big shock!
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7467
7467 - Aft extended balcony - great cabin - has a couch and bed, small refrigerator, safe. One outlet very far from the bed (would need at least a 15 foot cord to use a cPAP machine in bed.
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6485
fun time Lillybeth
lots of closet space, bigger cabins then Royal or Princess, not enough activities for rainy days
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