Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

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Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by daveoc14 » 11 Mar 2019, 15:14

We are thinking about booking a balcony on the 2021 World Cruise that is just about to go on sale. We would appreciate any advice on good balconies, ones to avoid, best decks, port or starboard, in fact any balcony advice that will help us make a choice. Many thanks.

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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by barney » 11 Mar 2019, 15:54

On the back Dave. We've had those three times and loved it.


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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by LadyPCruiser » 11 Mar 2019, 16:09

We’ve booked an aft cabin for 2020 world cruise

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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by barney » 11 Mar 2019, 16:27

I think our last time was on E deck and that was great. Half in and half out of the sun.

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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by Suekersh » 11 Mar 2019, 16:33

daveoc14 wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 15:14
We are thinking about booking a balcony on the 2021 World Cruise that is just about to go on sale. We would appreciate any advice on good balconies, ones to avoid, best decks, port or starboard, in fact any balcony advice that will help us make a choice. Many thanks.
Dave a cabin on the aft is fab for a larger balcony partially covered with great views leaving the ports. Our fav deck is B deck and have had B150, and B152 for world cruises. B169 and B 167 are the same.

Aft cabins on A deck are slightly larger but can get noise from the upper deck.
Aft cabins on C deck are slightly smaller as are the balconies and at present do not have the new sliding door balconies but may have by 2021.
Aft cabins on D deck are fully shaded by C deck but they are bigger cabins and balconies so if you are not bothered about the sun a good choice.
Aft cabins on E deck are fully open to the sun and very close to the sea and therefore can be quite noisy.

Whichever cabin you go for just have a wonderful time. It is an experience which we will never forget.

Sue

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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by barney » 11 Mar 2019, 16:40

Sue is right thinking about it. E deck is full sun on arcadia. We loved it to Canaries and must admit I didn't find it too noisy.


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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by Whynd1 » 12 Mar 2019, 07:49

Had one of those aft cabins one E deck a few years ago for a Baltic cruise, yes full sun.
Didn't find it noisy. Having the same again this September for a cruise to the Baltic.

Very popular cabins they often sell out first to those in the know.

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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by screwy » 12 Mar 2019, 10:29

Barney, that E deck aft cabin was great but rattled like a bug*er when he put his foot down.
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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by barney » 12 Mar 2019, 17:15

screwy wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 10:29
Barney, that E deck aft cabin was great but rattled like a bug*er when he put his foot down.
I wouldn't argue with that screwy. I remember one time when after slowing down for fog, Captain Sarah Breton had to get a lick on to get back to Southampton and the cabin did creak a fair bit. Still worth it though, in my opinion.


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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by daveoc14 » 13 Mar 2019, 16:44

Thank you so much for all your comments.

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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by barney » 13 Mar 2019, 17:50

You're welcome Dave. Enjoy your holiday

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Re: Best Balcony For Arcadia World Cruise?

Post by GillD46 » 13 Mar 2019, 18:28

As already said aft is best we feel. We have had B, D and E deck and my favourite would be D. We found plenty of sun if near the rail, but yes fully covered. Having said that did from Hong Kong to Southampton on E deck and were very happy with that too.
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