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Old June 14th, 2011, 11:06 PM
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Are there cabins on a ship that you would not book because of what is over them ?
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:06 AM
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Yes there are.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 12:17 AM
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Friends of ours just booked a cruise .Their cabin is directly under the galley .I've read that this is not a desireable location.
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Henry,
Nope, would not suggest a cabin under the galley, or any club or pool deck. Ideally a cabin with both guest cabins above and below would be best. I once was very close to an elevator, that turned out not to be any problem, actually a plus when needing to use the elevator or stairs.
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Old June 15th, 2011, 10:08 AM
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We have never booked a cabin under the pool and always have other cabins above us as Donna mentions. We do prefer to be mid-ship close to an elevator and fortunately have never had a problem with noise
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I believe we have ships offices above us on our cruise next month.
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would not book a cabin under a nightclub, or near the galley, we like midships the best, with cabins above and below, being near the elevator is nice
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One of the negatives of booking a higher category cabin is that many of them are directly under the pool deck. I have had them on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean and NCL. The only real problem was when they were dragging deck chairs across the deck in the morning and the evening. I would stay away from one under the galley because of the 24 activity and the number of carts that are wheeled around. I've had a balcony cabin over a lounge and I never heard a thing.

The worst cabin I ever had was a Sunset Veranda cabin on Celebrity Century. It overlooks the Sky Bar and the tarp over the Sky Bar. It was noisy and about as "un-private" as you can get. Plus the squeaking noise from the tie down for the tarp drove me nuts. I would take one if it was free but I'll never book that cabin on Century.

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I agree with Donna, generally the cabin's with other cabin's above and below them are the quietest.

This can be affected by the location of the lifeboat's, as we found out on one cruise ! On tender port days we heard all of the noise that come's with lowering and raising the lifeboats !

We also try to stay away from a cabin over or under the galley, nightclubs, and the Lido deck.

We also thought we were booking a good cabin on our last Carnival cruise. Unfortunately, the sound from the band in the atrium (five decks away) and the sounds from the laundromat (about 10 feet away and on the inside) came right through our door! It was not a huge problem, but it was noisy .
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Although we've never done it, my brother and sister-in-law once booked a cabin at the bow of the ship, outside cabin, deck 2, and and the dropping of the anchor each morning served as an impromptu alarm clock. (Their TA neglected to forwarn them about that.) I'd be curious to know how many "seasoned" cruisers have purposely booked one of the less desirable cabins, knowing about the noise potential, in order to save money. Has anyone ever done that?
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That is one reason I will not go too far foward, I've been there and done that. At the time, no one told me of the problem.....now I know :-)
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I'm another one who had a balcony cabin right under the Lido deck. Bad idea and I won't do it again. It was convenient getting to meals and activities, but, the chair scraping started early in the morning and ended late at night. The cruise I was on last month had cabins above and below - MUCH more pleasant. I am going to remember that when planning our next cruise.
I've never heard about the anchor noise; I'll take that into consideration from now on.
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Although we've never done it, my brother and sister-in-law once booked a cabin at the bow of the ship, outside cabin, deck 2, and and the dropping of the anchor each morning served as an impromptu alarm clock. (Their TA neglected to forwarn them about that.) I'd be curious to know how many "seasoned" cruisers have purposely booked one of the less desirable cabins, knowing about the noise potential, in order to save money. Has anyone ever done that?
Guilty. Carnival has port hole cabins where you can see out at the 4A inside price. I think its a trade off. I can see the weather and get a great price. PT is the category for portholes.
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