You're right Norm. Some of the "mechanical" noises emitted from the life boats, davits, and anchor are absolutely awful. With over 100 cruises, we too have been just about everywhere you can think of on the ship at one time or the other, and our recent cruise aboard "Glory" with a cabin 2nd from the bow, on the lowest deck was absolutely terrible while in port, sounded like 15 little guys with a hammer in each hand beating on the deck, and you wouldn't believe the noise of the sea hitting the bow while under way. We made the best of it anyway, and still had a great time. Each cruise is a new adventure!
See you aboard,