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Top 5 Ways To Enjoy Your Balcony

Posted March 20th, 2017

Buoyed by public demand, many cruise lines now offer a high percentage of cabins with balconies on their cruise ships. For some passengers, once they experience a balcony cabin, they can never go back! If you’re lucky enough to be booked in a balcony cabin or suite on your upcoming cruise holiday, we’ve got just the tips for you. Here are our top five suggestions for how to make the most of your balcony.

Start the Day with Some Fresh Air

Imagine being able to spend the first hour of each day in peaceful solitude, surrounded by amazing vistas and the refreshing scent of the salty air. As you sit and think about the blissful day to come, there’s a knock at the door. Your hearty, hot breakfast has arrived courtesy of room service and it’s free for you to enjoy on your private balcony. Is there a better way to start the day? We don’t think so.

Have a Gourmet Dinner Al Fresco

Whether you’re looking for an evening of relaxation or simply need a break from socialising, why not end the day with a special, romantic dining experience? In your very own retreat, you can order room service again and combine your views and fresh air with a mouth-watering feast. Princess Cruises’ ‘Ultimate Balcony Dinner’ package is the perfect option and offers fresh flowers, champagne, cocktails and a four-course meal featuring tempting lobster tail or succulent steak.

Be Lulled to Sleep by Waves

Cruise life can feel like a never-ending carousel of things to do, see and experience, from fascinating shore excursions to onboard adventures such as rock-climbing, bowling and pool volleyball. When you’re feeling a little tired, head to the comfort of your cabin’s balcony, recline on a chair and let the waves soothe you to sleep. Just remember to dress for the cool breezes or have a blanket on hand.

Take Stunning Photos Without Competition

We’ve all been there. Desperately trying to get a photo of a famous attraction, only to be shoved or to have someone walk in front of your camera. Avoid the stress of practising your photography skills elbow to elbow with other passengers; capture those stunning sunsets at sea and beautiful landscapes on your private balcony. If you’re travelling on an Alaskan or Mediterranean cruise, a balcony will be especially valuable!


Sometimes it’s fun to sit back and watch life unfold before you. On Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas, passengers can get a unique perspective by opting for a Central Park stateroom with a balcony. In these rooms, guests can stroll out onto their private balcony and watch as fellow cruisers explore the trendy restaurants and serene gardens below.

Do you have your heart set on booking a room with a balcony on your next cruise adventure? Our friendly cruise consultants are here to help – for more information or to make a booking, simply give us a call on 1300 954 661.

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Images courtesy of Getty.

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