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Balcony (8E)
Decks: Deck 9 | Deck 10
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Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 9270
May 2017
Valor with friends By: Matlily
Our Cabin was noisy to begin with being behind the elevator bank, we will not pick this room again, we had an additional problem of a water leak right outside our cabin door, so for three days and nights there were large vessels placed to catch the water and on several occasions a lot of maintenance workers trying to fix it. (carnival gave us a bottle of wine for our trouble) and after three days it was finally fixed in Cozumel, we had noisy hallway with dryers trying to dry the carpet as well.
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Cabin 8277
Jan 2017
Avoid Carnival Valor! By: beachbum26
Dirty!!!! Our bathroom smelled like a porta potty and our room was so dusty!!! I asked our cabin attendant to dust the room since we all have bad allergies and it was never done.
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Cabin 9274
Jan 2017
Our balcony cabin was located directly next to the elevators. I worried that this was going to be a problem with noise and too many people, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't an issue. During the day, you could sometimes hear people in the hallway, but it was not bad and at night, they shut the main doors between the cabins and the elevators so it was nice and quiet. Between my fan blowing and the gentle rocking of the ship...I slept like a baby at night!!
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Cabin 6620
Sep 2016
Another Epic Adventure! By: Cruisersauraus
Great cabin for four people, port side front. King bed and two bunks. Cabin starting to show its age, but Clive was an excellent cabin Stewart!
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Cabin 1026
Jun 2016
A Great Mid-Level Cruise! By: apearsonpmp
GREAT location....on pool deck level so easy access but no noise. Big room for a cruise ship. Loved our balcony and used it many times.
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Cabin 9214
Oct 2015
The room layout is just about identical to all standard balcony cabins on the Sprit, Destiny, Conquest and Dream class ships. When looking forward from the balcony you look across the owner’s suite balcony and can see forward through the large window on that balcony. Looking down and forward gives you a view of the bridge and you will see the bridge staff when docking on that side of the ship. The balcony light did not work in this cabin and that may be because of the proximity of the bridge.
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Cabin 8347
Aug 2015
We were in cabins 8343 & 8347. While the cabins were nice and centrally located, if you are a light sleeper you will want to be cautious of these cabins. You are right near the elevators which means that you hear the "dinging" of the elevator all night. You are just under the lido deck so there is alot of traffic in the stairwell and the elevators. You also hear all of the walking and moving of deckchairs above you, especially at night when the crew is cleaning the deck.
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Cabin 8371
Aug 2015
I was skeptical about this room since on the map it seems close to the elevator and it is under Lido deck 9.... I was worried about noise. Haha I was right. But anyway, I like this room because one, it is convenient to get food and bring back to your room. And two, close to laundry room if you want to iron or do laundry. This ship is full of kids running around so you hear people running or dragging chairs. Some late nights, you can hear someone outside running very heavy-footed back and forth in the hallway.
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Cabin 6309
Aug 2015
Great frills, but clean and perfect size.
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Cabin 1116
Apr 2015
2 weeks before the cruise CArnival contacted us with the opportunity to upgrade our Ocean View cabin to a Balcony for $55.00 per person. Seemed like a good deal to us. We got 2 adjoining cabins on the Spa deck. Rooms were standard Carnival balcony cabins, which are fine with us, but nothing out of the ordinary. What we liked: Connecting cabins very handy for couples traveling together. Spa level rooms make all outdoor stuff very handy...out the door and you are on the lower level of the Serenity deck, and hot-tubs are only steps away. Walk out and down and you are at the pool, buffet, and outdoor stage. Super handy! Of course, you are right by the Spa, but we aren't really spa people, so that didn't make a difference to us. IF you get a Spa level room, you will love the convenience to outdoor areas. However...being so far forward on the ship and so high up, you WILL feel more of the ships movement. We had calm seas, so no problem for us...but it might be an issue if the weather isn't so cooperative. Dislikes: If you get connecting rooms, they can't take out the partition between the balconies, which we would have liked. Not a huge deal ,but something to think about if.
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Cabin 7360
Dec 2014
Very nice. Well maintained and noise free. Like usual when guests were talking loud outside in hallways or kids running up and down it was heard but that was infrequent and expected. No "Ship machinery" or service noise.
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Cabin 9272
Sep 2014
Room was clean and a typical balcony room. This ship is an older ship and bathrooms could stand to be remodeled.
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Cabin 1043
Jun 2014
Great time By: kcolvin
Great cruise. Very satisfied!
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Cabin 1042
May 2014
Great room and lovely view. Did seem to not be as cool as I would have liked.
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Cabin 7267
Feb 2013
Good but not great By: 7timecruise
great cabin, great service from cabin steward.
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Cabin 9283
Jan 2013
9281- awesome location if you like the pool. Surprisingly very quiet considering you are right by all the action. Nice closet space (3 closets and drawers)
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Cabin 1030
Aug 2012
Great Family Cruise By: poohbear
Great Location,close to everything. Quiet location!
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Cabin 8388
May 2012
Great Time! By: Pglady
Our cabin was roomy by cruise ship standards (balcony room 8133 level 8c). The shower was good and the balcony was well worth the extra money. The bed was not as comfortable as most hotel beds but it wasn't a problem as well fell into bed exhausted each night. We loved the adult deck areas - while there were few children on this trip it was nice to have this area. There was a little noise from above (at night) but not often and not too loud
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Cabin 9234
Feb 2012
Another Great Sailing By: 1katty1
We had a Balcony cabin on the Lido deck. Our cabin was very nice and really quiet. I love the lido deck because you are just a short walk to all the action and early morning coffee.
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Cabin 6356
Jan 2012
Carnival Valor 2012 By: ILoveCruiseShips
6356 It was mid ship, so close to everything. We never heard a thing being above the Promenade, like some reviews said. It was pretty quiet. There was a lot of storage space, so we emptied out suitcases put them under the bed and everything had a the surfaces were kept clutter free and easy to clean. The only thing we heard sometimes was the dinging of the elevators, which wasn't a problem. It was a great location.
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Cabin 9277
Dec 2011
Good location, close to elevators and near the main pool. Even though we were on the Lido deck and close to the pool and elevators, there was very little noise. The only downside is that you feel more movement in a room close to the front of the ship versus a lower deck mid-ship location.
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Cabin 9283
Sep 2011
My wife and I enjoy a balcony. We didn't like the fact that you couldn't open your balcony door and keep it open. Construction is simply another door, whereas we like the doors that slide. The balcony seemed a little smaller than on previous cruise ships.
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Cabin 9276
May 2011
Our cabin was very convenient since it was on the lido deck. We loved being able to run out to grab food or pop back into the room for something. We also booked next to our friends and were able to open up the balcony and hang out side a lot. The 2 draw backs to this room is that it is VERY close to the elevator and we could hear them dining all night long. Also, this room happens to be under a vent. It wasn't loud as much as it was windy.
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Cabin 9271
May 2011
Great location but VERY NOISY! The galley room and the elevators are so close to the cabin so all throughout the night you hear dishes clanking and the elevator dinging.
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Dec 2009
Our balcony cabin on Deck 10 was pretty much what we expected...except that the toilet did not flush properly throughout the voyage. The door to the balcony also did not close properly so there was a whistling sound during the really windy nights on board that we had to remedy by using some folded up paper and jamming it into the door frame. On our last day when we were readying to leave the ship, the entire bathroom flooded from the toilet. Thankfully we were on our way out. The cabin steward did a very poor job in tidying up the room and several times did not leave us enough towels. He forgot to empty the trash cans at least twice. He left dirty glasses on the counter twice. He never refreshed our beach towels even though the protocall was to refresh them before the stop at each port of call. On the next to the last day of the cruise when we were in Cozumel, there were workers outside on the balcony pushing the chairs around and opening up the adjoining doors and hosing the floor. We never received any prior notification that they would be working out there. Although our curtains were wide open, we were thankfully not doing anything "private" at the time but we were pretty startled when they came barreling through. One night our neighbors decided to watch TV--loudly. Be aware that the walls on these ships are not very thick.
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Cabin 9281
Sep 2009
Very Nice Cruise By: ccmtk
Category 8E, Cabin 9281 Lots of storage space, excellent layout and great balcony.
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Cabin 1047
Apr 2009
We loved the location of our cabin, on Panorama Deck, about halfway from the end. It's a half-deck, which we feel is quieter. You're close to the Forward elevators but also close to the Lido deck, so it's quick and easy to get almost anywhere. Quiet, couldn't hear the partying on the Lido deck. We always get a balcony cabin.
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Cabin 9274
Feb 2009
This room was next to the elevators on the 9th floor. It is a very busy area as the pool and buffet is located on this level. The best part is not having to walk very far to the elevators...this is a plus for us. After the 1st day you get used to the elevator noise. Never really heard much people outside our door. You could hear the singers on the 3rd floor but that was actually nice. The room was comfortable as I thought as advertised. I felt I got what I had paid for. We had three in our room, there was a bed that could have been for the 4th person in our cabin. It was tight with three but still okay.
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Cabin 9283
Nov 2008
The room was smaller than I expected, but still had plenty of room. Very close to the food on Lido deck. The shampoo and gel in the shower is a nice touch.
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Cabin 8404
Jul 2008
Spacious, nice view - Under Rosie's. Do not get if you are light or early sleeper or take children. Very loud.
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