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Old August 14th, 2006, 02:06 PM
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I've never had a balcony at the back of the boat and not sure if I should....what are your thoughts? We will be on the 7th floor....is it noisy, etc.?
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Old August 14th, 2006, 02:22 PM
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Hi,

I don't know about the noise in the balcony cabins on deck 7 but we were on the victory and assigned to the aft dining room on deck 4. Occationally when the ship would change speeds, enter, or leave ports the cavidation from the engines caused so much noise and vibrations you could talk to each other for several minutes.

I didn't notice the sound and vibrations any where else on the ship so it could have just been the location of the dining room in relation to the engines.

If you try out the rear balconies, let us know what you find. I've always thought the views from them would be great.
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we had an aft-facing oceanview cabin on the 2nd floor of the valor. when they dropped the anchor in the mornings the cabin vibrated a little, but by then, we were already up and dressed and ready to go into port so it wasn't a big deal.

our view was amazing, though! we had a recessed window that gave us about 2 feet of "ledge" between the wall and the actual window and we used to climb up there and sit in the window and watch the sun set on the last leg of the cruise as we headed back to miami.
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We went on the Conquest in July. We had two aft cabins on deck 7. It was very quiet and I personally enjoyed the view out the back. It's a long walk to the spa, theater and lobby but other than that it was fine.
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I had an aft balcony cabin on Glory last year, no problem with noise at all. Although, unlike Royal Caribbean, the balconies were not much larger than a normal one, really enjoy those huge ones on Royal Caribbean, but I think you'll enjoy it, I try to get a cabin back there.
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Hi,

I don't know about the noise in the balcony cabins on deck 7 but we were on the victory and assigned to the aft dining room on deck 4. Occationally when the ship would change speeds, enter, or leave ports the cavidation from the engines caused so much noise and vibrations you could talk to each other for several minutes.

I didn't notice the sound and vibrations any where else on the ship so it could have just been the location of the dining room in relation to the engines.

If you try out the rear balconies, let us know what you find. I've always thought the views from them would be great.
Something must have been hellishly wrong with Victory when you were there. We were in the Pacific (aft) dining room ourselves, ate there every night, and never heard or felt a peep out of the engines.
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Something must have been hellishly wrong with Victory when you were there. We were in the Pacific (aft) dining room ourselves, ate there every night, and never heard or felt a peep out of the engines.

That could well be the case, I'm glad your experience was better. It only happened twice, once when we were backing out of port then started going forward, and once when we had turned around 1 hour out to return towards Miami with a medical emergency. We stopped beside another ship and unloaded the unfortunant family, then when we started moving again it got real noisy and vibrated a lot, just for a minute or two. Could easily have been something out of balance.
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Something must have been hellishly wrong with Victory when you were there. We were in the Pacific (aft) dining room ourselves, ate there every night, and never heard or felt a peep out of the engines.

That could well be the case, I'm glad your experience was better. It only happened twice, once when we were backing out of port then started going forward, and once when we had turned around 1 hour out to return towards Miami with a medical emergency. We stopped beside another ship and unloaded the unfortunant family, then when we started moving again it got real noisy and vibrated a lot, just for a minute or two. Could easily have been something out of balance.
Maybe we just lucky enough not to have a turn or change of course / speed during dinner.
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