Originally Posted by susie51
I haven't been on the boards in a long time. I have been on 16 cruises on six different cruise lines. I discovered the hard way that it is important to look at deck plans and know what is above, below, and next to you. For inside cabins those blank areas on the deck plans are very noisy work areas
However, on Maasdam I knew when we booked we were in a bad location. My mom and I were in a handicap room forward. When we tendered, the lowering of the anchor was the loudest wake up call I have ever had. The cabin was great and we needed a handicap room.
Again on another cruise we were far forward by choice. We were cruising with my teen daughter and her friend. I wanted connecting rooms, not justing adjoining cabins. Even though we booked in Jan. for a June sailing. Those were the only adjoining cabins available.
I find I feel better about having a poor location when I know I chose the cabin for other reasons that had a priority over the noise.
We have had forward twice and yes, the anchor dropping certainly is a wake up call. other than that it really didn't bother us. On the Jewel, her first sailing across the northern Atlantic we were so excited about even getting a cabin we would have shared with the crew members.
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