So reading reviews on cruise line forums about the Queen Mary's cabins, I've come to the conclusion that people are stupid. The complaints people have can generally be filed under "Yeah, what did you expect?"
That a ship's cabin meant for two is crowded and small when it has three people in it? Yeah, what did you expect? The walkway a little narrow at the foot of the bed? Yeah, what did you expect? The steel of the hull "is a bit intimidating"? Yeah, what did you expect? YOU'RE ON A BOAT.
Perfectly acceptable. And for two, perfectly fine. For three? Yeah, it'd be cramped, but that's not the boat's fault. You could feel the steel floor under the carpeting? Well, sure.
As for the balcony itself, I'm not crazy about the idea that you can't see the sea while seated in the deck chair. Obviously you can with the glass balcony. But hey -- higher price point, and you get what you pay for.
Strange how you have complaints in the reviews, and then they still give a high score.
Bit of preparation, and there should be no dashed expectations. Plus, there's always a reporting bias with these things, that people with a negative experience are more likely to review than positive ones.
Whatever. It is what it is. I'll miss not having a bath for a week, though. But guess what? I'M ON A BOAT.
Apropos of nothing, I'm debating about the internet package. I think it's $60 for 130 minutes, which is nothing. In and of itself, I'm not too concerned about no FB, but -- it's the wrapping up of Mad Men. Not the finale yet, but the buildup to the finale. So, can I download the ep from there, and how long would that take? Am I willing to pay, say, $30 to watch a final episode of Mad Men?
Probably, yes. It means that much. Gah.