would you book a oceanview balcony cabin for your honeymoon?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
373 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was never in the room other than to sleep or to get ready for the day and dinner – felt the money we paid for the upgrade to the balcony room was a real waste. But then you’re on your honeymoom…………

But then it was really fun to sunbathe on my own private balcony 🙂

Post # 4
2364 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@gpiglet:  Do they have a suite option?

I’ve seen a balcony room on another RC ship, I don’t remember what we were on.  It was NOT impressive.  We liked our room better – it was oddly shaped bc it was towards the front of the ship and we had a TON of room! 

Post # 5
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Oh I certainly think it is worth it. I can’t stand the interior rooms and not having any windows. The balcony is nice too, it is a place to hang out privately with your husband, but you don’t have to be in your bedroom and you can still be outside. We would order drinks up to the room and have pre-dinner cocktails. Plus I loved waking up in the morning and seeing the sun, be able to go outside without getting dressed, etc.

Post # 6
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

Ocean View is definitely worth the money, IMO…I went on the Oasis (same model), and it was gorgeous. WARNING! We went in August and it was HOT HOT HOT…and humid, when we opened the door to the balcony the mirrors would fog up. It was still worth it to me, especially in port, to have the balcony, though. If you want to save some money try getting the interior, boardwalk view cabins. I think they would be nice, too. Less money, and still not as claustraphobic as an inside cabin.

Post # 7
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I would get a window but not a balcony (and, in fact, that’s what we did). 

Post # 8
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@gpiglet:  I like balcony staterooms best. I’ve done balconies twice and one interior. I like the balcony because I could sit and have a cocktail out there, get fresh air without leaving my room and I just enjoyed having a view.

Post # 9
109 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve only been on one cruise and we had a balcony.  It was right for me because I’m not big on crowds, so when I wanted to spend some time out in the morning (I woke up before my FI) or evening that’s where I was.  I also liked watching us pull in to port! 

This is not to say you couldn’t enjoy the cruise without a private balcony.  You’re right, most of your time will be spent out of the room.  If something else is a priority, by all means skip it.

Post # 10
917 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

How many sea days will you have on the cruise? I found that the balcony can be a nice place to escape when you’re on the boat all day.

Post # 11
825 posts
Busy bee

@Krispi:  +1

I feel trapped when I spend too much time in a balcony-less room. 

Post # 13
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We’re booking an Oceanview that’s eligible for a free balcony upgrade so we’re just going to go with that. I’m terrifed of heights/balconies.

Post # 15
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Definitely get the balcony! It’s well worth it. Just sitting and watching the ocean go by, or seeing a sunrise or sunset is amazing. Plus, since it’s your honeymoon, you’ll probably be spending a little more time in your room than you usually do on cruises. 😉

Post # 16
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I worked on the ship. I also stayed in a Cabin overlooking the boardwalk. It is loud but only for the night shows. If you go to bed after midnight, you would be fine.

it just depends what you want to pay for. If you use a Honeymoon cruise to lay in bed “cuddling” for hours, then I would say go for the balcony. If you are going to be exploring the ship (going to all the different restaurants and shows) going on excursions etc. then I wouldn’t pay for the upgrade.

Nassau is a short day, so the cruise ends up being like 2 and a half sea days.

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