The balcony we had on our cruise last year came up as high as my shoulders and the balcony furniture was nowhere near high enough to climb up to it. Our DD had just turned 2 and hated being on the balcony anyway after we were out one night and the fog horn started
DD was 2.8 when we went last summer and she was absolutely fine. THe balcony we had, she would have had to be superwoman to climb over it anyway. My nephew was not quite 2 and they weren't allowed to book a balcony stateroom. I don't know if every company stops you booking if they're too young though.
I think she'll be fine and, having done an inside room previously, a balcony is so much nicer
We recently rented a holiday villa which had a balcony off of the kids bedroom. We also have a first floor balcony off of our spare room in our home.
We took no chances on holiday and locked it and hid the key in our room up high. I would have thought that as long as you do the same and only allow her on the balcony when you are also out there it will be fine. I am the same at home - the balcony door is always locked and the key well hidden.
We are going on a cruise in August with a 5 and 3 year old and will not have a a balcony although I'd love one just so that we can sit outside and have a drink while the kids are asleep in the cabin.
I Thought it might be a bit of an unnecessary risk- not that we would let dd on balcony alone- or even the cabin for that matter! I was worried she might open the door when we werent looking and climb on the balcony chairs and jump out! Shes a calm/ nervous child - so this is highly unlikely.
dh thinks i am being OTT and wants to get a balcony cabin- are they safe?