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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.

Balcony (8F)
Decks: Deck 10
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7374
Great cabin and steward....very quiet ....not a peep at night ..was surprised. Cabin was bigger than I expected and we all fit in it just fine. I have read on some other blogs and forums about a smell...and I have concluded that the smell has NOTHING TO DO WITH THE BOAT but it is from the Mississippi River, because on our return the minute we entered the river it smelled until we arrived at port. Not much you can do about that.
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10269
Best time ever YouGoAngel

The lido balcony was awesome!!!! This room is very close to the elevators and pool. I recall a night or two when music could be heard from the pool area. If you are a light sleeper and hit the bed before 10pm, this may not be the cabin for you. Also, the door faces the hallway/atrium which means people can see right in your room when walking by. This didn't bother me too much.

I would have thought there would be more noise from people walking by, but this was not the case. I would book this cabin again for sure.


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10278
Dream cruise Love2cruise2048

Great room! Close to lido deck and the blue iguana and red frog bar for liquid refreshment but quiet as it was at end of hall w/ very little hall traffic! Loved it!


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10277

Really liked the placement of this room. First time we had been up this high in a ship and this far forward, but found the convenience to the Lido Deck, most attractive.


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10286
Our personal experience was that the Category F Balcony located on the Lido Deck (Deck 10 - Forward) was not worth the upgrade in cruise fare. Because of the weather, the ship pitched more than I have previously experienced on prior cruises. More concern was that for the first two days it was so cold that spending time on the balcony was quite prohibitive. The framing around the patio door and window was at the time, quite cold to the touch. Even more serious was that either the ship had problems keeping the cabin reasonably warm, there was bad insulation from the balcony or perhaps a combination of both. It became necessary to request blankets. Otherwise, we found the bathroom to be quite adequate. I would say that honestly for someone over six foot and 200+, the twin beds were quite small and I believe they were actually the width of a youth bed. This was a challenge for both my wife and I.
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7441
Nice ship; nice weather HartfordCTChris
I found this cabin to be very noisy in a number of ways... it was the 2nd noisiest room I have had. The curtain holders rattled, the hangers rattled and other parts of the rooms made noise. Plus people were continuously slamming the balcony doors, which are very heavy. The worse was the people next door and their TV. I could hear every word as though it was the TV in my room on loud, and that was with the ear plugs in! I actually had to call them after a few days and ask if there was any way they could lower the volume. It was better after that, but those walls are so thin. It was pretty bad.
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7406
Walls were very thin, could hear TV and regular conversation in the next rooms. lot of kids yelling and running up and down the hallway. but were a nice size and clean, steward was very nice.
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8237
Great trip Shieldbearer@yahoo.com
Great balcony view
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9442
Balcony Room 9224. Excellent size, great closets, Balcony views and location were great. Could come right out of our room and go up to Lido, work out, or serenity area.Down to 5 to other areas. Tough going to our dining room, but we had My Time Dining, so think it would have been better in one of the other dining rooms. We were never bothered by neighbors. Yes, we could hear them talking at times, but rare that we were all out there at the same time. Doors do have a tendency to slam, it is hard to avoid. Take a bungie cord to keep open if you are going in and out alot! Will definitely have a balcony again.
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8233
A Well-Balanced Dream happysnorkel
Overall great room, plenty of space, three closets, drawers for storage plus fridge, safe and nice themed room. Balcony is great. This room is forward and on the starboard side and views are excellent. Love Carnival's balcony rooms.
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10229
room 10229. Great room on lido deck with nothing loud above it. Close proximity to the pool and also the stairs (and elevators). The room is far enough down the hallway so that noise from the common areas can not be heard.
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9384
cabin 9384 Great location - mid ship - easy access to Lido deck. Good space for 2 parents and one child though no curtain to separate beds. Good sized balcony. Great shower head. Great lighting - seems like daylight.
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10275
A big family vacation dalmatianlvr
room was right off the elevators and the main pool. nice for day time, bad for night time, noisey!
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11264
Balcony cabin was fine.
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9363
Just a Dream! vegaspsychdoc
Our cabin 9363 was nice, but located just below the busy Lido deck.
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10262
Unruly children running through the hall at all hours. Children playing on the elevators all day and all night.
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8371
Amazing Dream vacation so_excited_to_cruise

We were in room 8371. Lots of storage. We did take an over the door shoe organizer and hung it on the bathroom room. Worked great. For a family of 4 we had stuffed in every place. But, it worked out well. We put luggage under the bed. Great location. Balcony view was great. Very quiet. Short walk to the stairs and elevator. But still, no noise.


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The doors to the balconies are constantly slamming and it is what will wake you each morning. Not your door, but those of your neighbors. Our bed was already extremely scalloped with 2 prominent channels for us to lie in. Lots of closet space, bathroom was a little larger than normal, and the balcony was really nice to sit.
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8229
The Dream is a Dream Pandabeartx
Two small separate closets with an additional closet that only has shelves. There were 4 drawers on vanity table area. Nice balcony. I had read that the balconies on upper floors were visible to people on the 5th floor area. I did not notice any problems with that. When on the balcony, I could not see people on the deck.
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8401
Plenty of closet space, hallway too noisy, across from crew space, can hear all balcony doors within a 3 cabin radius. Room attendant did not clean balcony glass.
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10252
Cabin was fine, just as expected. The balcony was small but no smaller than other ships. Limited closet space, but again very typical. We were on Lido deck and had no noise problems of any kind. The view was great .
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10290
A Passing Grade Whiplash2130
10290 Probably one of the best balcony rooms on the ship. I thought noise would be an issue, but that was not the case. Best for access to all activities and far enough away from the elevators (but not too far).
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11250
Great location. Well designed. Comfortable.
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