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We have had several aft facing balconies on other cruise lines, but are new to HAL.  The ones we've enjoyed were "wrap around" balconies on the corners of ships.  The one time we had an aft facing balcony that wasn't on a corner, it would get very hot on our balcony with very little air movement making it too uncomfortable to sit out for more than a few minutes.

 

There are some aft facing category VS rooms still available on our upcoming Koningsdam cruise, but they are not on a corner because those rooms are suites.  We were wondering if anyone has stayed in one of these VS category rooms and could comment about whether the balcony was enjoyable, or too hot and stuffy like we experienced on another cruise line?  

 

 

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We've enjoyed an aft Vista Suite (AS7194) on the K'dam and experienced no problems with heat or lack of fresh air.

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I think it depends on where you are sailing.  They are protected from the wind so if the sun is beating down in the direction of your balcony and there is no overhang, it can be warm.  We try to get one that is partially covered.  

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19 minutes ago, westcoastcruiser said:

I think it depends on where you are sailing.  They are protected from the wind so if the sun is beating down in the direction of your balcony and there is no overhang, it can be warm.  We try to get one that is partially covered.  

 Eastern Caribbean in January.  The VS next to the corner suite is available as well as the one next to that.

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We are booked on the K-dam in January in VS5221 - our first aft cabin also. Hoping for no issues!

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Currently in AS7195 on the Konigsdam.  Nice balcony and spacious room.  Would recommend any aft stateroom on any HAL ship for the great photo view and no wind when enjoying your balcony.

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3 minutes ago, kelsea3 said:

are the aft facing staterooms covered?

 

 

covered up to about 18 inches from the railing.

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I am currently in 7191, next to the corner wrap balcony.  It is awesome!  Unless the sun is bearing down on this part of the ship, the balcony is not hot.  We stayed on the ship yesterday in St Lucia and enjoyed the balcony all day.  The balcony above covers almost all of ours, so we can stay out there even with the random showers.

 

This cabin became available 4 weeks out and we snatched it up.  I would book this again in a heartbeat.

 

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Very nice pictures, RedHeadTexan.

 

What are the pros and cons to wrap around vs regular aft?  

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43 minutes ago, BRWolf said:

Very nice pictures, RedHeadTexan.

 

What are the pros and cons to wrap around vs regular aft?  

 

No cons to the wrap around except the price. 

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On 12/10/2018 at 2:29 PM, wldflr said:

We are booked on the K-dam in January in VS5221 - our first aft cabin also. Hoping for no issues!

We've been offered an upset for this cabin. How did you like it?

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With very rare exceptions, I cruise only in aft-facing staterooms.  The view of both sides of the ship, no foot traffic, the sound of the wake to make sleeping so wonderful, I can stay on my balcony while others fight for spots at the railings on the aft Lido Deck, and Room Service food is hot since it is so close to the kitchen. 

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1 hour ago, mpat said:

We've been offered an upset for this cabin. How did you like it?

"up sell" not "upset"

 

Edited by mpat
autocorrect

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Crew News is making me anxious to go on our April cruise on the Rotterdam.  We have an aft facing cabin largely because many posters here have said how much they enjoy them.  We did enjoy viewing the wake while dining on our last cruise.  Hoping for a most wonderful experience!

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I have 5221 booked for an Alaskan cruise in June. For those of you who've sailed in this particular cabin, can you share your experience?

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