Where is the best cabin locations on the Carnival Cruise ships? I have seen in another post that folks book earlier to get better cabins. I have been on several cruises and do prefer the inside cabins. Are there quieter floors than others?
I think everybody has a special deck, or type of room they prefer. I personally don't think it depends on a particular ship, but it may on the different class'es of ships. (Ex. Conquest Vs. The Inspiration )
Myself, I like a balcony on the very back of the ship. I'm not far from the pool deck ,pool bar, and the buffet dining room. And best of all, 8) During the days @ sea, when all the decks are packed with people, I've got my own private balcony, and chair.
My wife on the other hand, likes to be on the Main,Lobby, or Riviera decks and,around the midship area. The Ocean View room is good for her. She thinks theres less movement on the lower decks, and being midship helps.
Booking early - I book a year in advance. I save all year to pay for a cruise. And when that time comes, Its all payed for Thats the only reason I book early. Some people do book early just to get a certain room, on a certain deck.
Happy sailing to all;
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It really is a matter of personal preference. One year we were one level below the Lido Deck and every morning I was awaken by the sounds of pool loungers being moved around. Not fun. I do prefer the Main or Upper Deck in the middle of the ship. Only because it's easier for me to figure out how to get where I want to go by being closer to the main elevator. That's just me. I guess any cabin is good as long as you are cruising!!!
Marc and Nancy
On the Carnival Spirit, Room 8171 is directly underneath the Lido deck, I think. As someone else said, there was a lot of "scrapping sounds" in this cabin.We had this cabin in May, and I would not book this cabin again. The deck right below this room would be perfect. Mid-ship, but still high enough that the life boats aren't in your sight.Check out the deck plans and when you're talking with the Carnival Vacation Planner you can see which cabins are available.
We were on the very first deck, and although it was fairly quiet (except for kids running down the hallways, which I'm assuming you'll have in most areas), the elevators can be slow, so if you don't like waiting, you'll be walking up quite a few flights of stairs every day.
The last time my husband and I cruised was on Glory early May. We had a cabin on Empress, balcony, #6248, aft, about half way between the elevators and the very aft cabins. It was perfect. It was quiet, not much room for the kids to run, just far enough from the elevator, which was never crowded, and we got off at the dining room door not far from our table. We were seated upstairs by a window. Little to no motion that we noticed. I would pick that area on any ship. Practically a little hideaway.
I was midship upper deck on fascination 1 below the empress. No noise, very little hall traffic, did not feel the boat rock. Only draw back was waiting for elevators was too time consuming so it was the stairs. + and - to this was lots of walking since the main deck was 3 filights up and the lido 1 more. but I didn't gain any weight on the cruise cause of this.
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