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freckles1063 April 25th, 2007 08:54 PM

Booked on Lowest Deck Is it a good choice???
Does it really matter which deck you are on? We booked a cruise and chose our stateroom. Was this the best thing to do?

lauriloo April 25th, 2007 09:02 PM

depends on what you need to make you happy. If you had booked a "guarantee" and let Carnival choose your cabin, you may have been surprised with a more expensive room. I booked a 1A Guarantee and got a 4B, which means I can push the beds together to make a big bed. People who get seasick easily or are sensitive to noise like to choose their own cabin.

rosetattoo April 25th, 2007 09:12 PM

I think that the consensus among cruisers is that the lower deck you are on, mid-ship, the smoother the ride. I personally prefer the highest deck I can afford. Everyone has their personal preference for stateroom location. We do try to avoid rooms anywhere near the galley, disco, Lido deck, etc. The noisiest stateroom we ever had was near the galley, there was loud banging and clanging going on at all hours of the day and night. Every cruise thereafter, we chose our stateroom carefully. We have never booked a Guarantee Room, don't want to take a chance on location assigned by the cruise line.

GaryI April 25th, 2007 09:31 PM

Last time on the Glory we chose our cabin. This time we went for cheap, and booked a 1-A Guar. We are hoping for the upgrade fairy to give us a visit, but if not we will be fine with what we end up with. I believe on a longer cruise I will pick my cabin. This is just our reasoning, whether it makes sence or not.

Robert6260 April 26th, 2007 06:45 AM

The only problem I have with the lowest deck is the distance you are from every thing. It can be 9 to 10 floors to the Lido deck. I prefer to be as high as possible for easier access to things.

skymaster April 26th, 2007 10:04 AM

On the other hand, the lowest deck is usually much closer to the dining room! :D This could be a big plus in some peoples book! As stated, the lowest deck also has the least "motion of the ocean". If you're prone to motion sickness, this too could be a big plus, especially if your cabin is also mid ship. The lowest deck is usually very quiet as well, unless it's very near the bow, or the stern.
The elevators are also empty when they get to the lowest deck, so you won't have the problem of the doors opening, and the elevator full, like often happens when you're on the decks which are about in the middle.
I wouldn't worry about the cabin on deck one or two. They'll work just fine.


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