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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:42 PM
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So I've been given the option on the Liberty to take 2 different cabins. They're both Oceanview (6b) ... I can either take one on the Riviera deck midship.. or take one in the VERY BACK of the ship on deck 7 (I can't remember the name)... I like being higher up but I also like being close to the elevators.. I know its personal preference, but just curious, what would you choose and why?
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The least movement onboard would be Rivera Midship if you are sensitive to motion sickness.


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Old September 3rd, 2007, 05:50 PM
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Nah.. I figured out that motion sickness is just in my head. So now I just drink the entire week and tell myself the boat isn't moving, I'm just drunk! HA
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Nah.. I figured out that motion sickness is just in my head. So now I just drink the entire week and tell myself the boat isn't moving, I'm just drunk! HA
Well, the higher you go the closer you are to the bar.


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Old September 3rd, 2007, 06:06 PM
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Well I am on the Riviera deck, mid to forward. I can let you know after my trip, but it isn't for another 2 weeks. I am sure higher up is nice, but someone told me, on a cruise, your room is just a place to sleep and for the most part, you are not even there.
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If you are on deck 7, then its not a 6B cabin, is it a free upgrade?

Id take the higher deck even if its not mid ship, but we dont mind the rock and roll of the ship. We like being higher up if possible.

I have a OV on the main deck which is where all the 6Bs are I think right? the riveria deck would be a 6A and each deck above that is B, C etc.

We like being near the elevators too, my sister is somewhat handicapped, but not enough to be on a lower deck, given the choice.
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afte rmy first cruise in July, I realized I'd rather be on a deck closer to the activity decks so I can walk up and down stairs easier. I found it's really a pain waiting for elevators. I guess I'm too impatient. I will be on the Empress deck on Fascination which is closer to Lido, etc, than if I were down on Riveria Upper or Middle decks.
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We always book a stateroom as high and as far forward as we can get and prefer the Lido deck...you can walk out of your room and straight to the pool, buffet, etc.

The Riviera deck room mid-ship...is it near the galley? The large white area that you see on the deck plans towards the back of the ship is storage, galley, etc.

The Empress Deck (7) aft sounds good except you'll feel more vibration back there. If you're a sound sleeper, should be o.k. Is this room near the elevators?
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afte rmy first cruise in July, I realized I'd rather be on a deck closer to the activity decks so I can walk up and down stairs easier. I found it's really a pain waiting for elevators. I guess I'm too impatient. I will be on the Empress deck on Fascination which is closer to Lido, etc, than if I were down on Riveria Upper or Middle decks.
Couldnt have said it better myself. Exactly!!!

My favorite cabin so far has been obstructed on Lido deck of the CB. High up with a view forward of the ports when we woke up. I get so tired of waiting on elevators, Im very impatient myself.
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im not sure where i would prefer a cabin since this will be my first cruise, but our cabin is on the riviera deck with an ocean view, right near the stairs and elevator, its kinda close the the front of the ship i think...im not sure. i hope it works out ok.
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the lower levels midship are the best. very quiet and only a few floors to the casino and the shows. and of course the bars.
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but our cabin is on the riviera deck with an ocean view,

That'll be perfect for your first cruise on that class ship. I think everyone should at least have a window for the first cruise. On Imagination, and all Fantasy-class ships, the next level up is a Cat 11 suite for a very large increase in price. Unfortunately, the Fantasy-class doesn't offer the Cat 8 balcony suites of the newer/larger ships. You're young, you'll spend all your time on deck anyway. AND, that's the best part of the Fantasy-class, all the open air deck space.
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This is a free upgrade.. It says 6B and they have riviera, deck 6 and deck 7 as options? So I'm not sure...

My instinct tells me to go higher too... The problem was it was near a walkway so they can LOOK in to my window.. i guess thats why you have drapes lol
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I have sailed twice Main Deck aft and loved it. Close to elevators, not much noise, not much rocking-just enough to zonk me at night But I have always wanted to be higher up just to see what it's like. Not sure if I would like being near a walkway though...
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we like the riviera midship inside cabin the price is right were never in our cabin its quiet and you cant feel the ship moving its also easier on and
off when your in ports of call and you never have to wait for the elevators
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My first cruise was Riviera midship OV. Loved it! It was quiet and close to get on and off the ship at port. Also, we could watch the dolphins in and out of Galveston Bay from the window for a close up view and we ran down there to watch the flying fish coming into Cozumel.
The next cruise was Empress Aft and again OV. It was nice to walk right in upon Embarkation, and to be closer to the open decks with the stairs. But, the lower deck was quieter and we slept a lot better down there.

I'd do either one again.
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We book Empress deck in the middle of the deck on all the ships we sail. No matter if its an outside cabin or a Cat 11 we like the Empress Deck middle of the deck for us!
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I booked a 6a guarantee on the Liberty, they gave me an upgrade to Panarama deck at front of ship with obstructed view. I am very easy to get motion sickness. I like to never got Carnival to put me back down on a 6a. They finally, after getting my Carnival rep involved they put me on the bottom deck close to back. The location was really good on the panarama deck, didn't really care about the view as long as some light was coming in. They didn't want me to move saying the 6a rates had gone up since I booked mine. Long story. I am a travel agent so I know what they can and cannot do. The time of season I am going is why I wanted to change. I prefer lower decks for the movement however I have been in balcony cabins high and had a good time. I don't spend time in cabin enough for me to want to spend alot of money for a cabin. I do however prefer outside to inside. The more I spend on a cabin the less I have to spend somewhere else. It's all realitive ya know.
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We have several people going on the Triumph in October. One couple got room 1433 on the Riviera Deck, which is a 6A. However, it is the VERY last room towards the back. They are concerned with engine noise. Does anybody have any idea about what they can expect? Is it any different than midship?

Also, if we have our room assignments now, does that mean it's the room that we absolutely will get, or do the upgrades happen once you arrive?
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Here's another thing to think about. Unless you are physically unable to exercise, don't worry about elevators. They are slow and crowded.

On my last cruise with my sisters and nieces, we decided at the beginning of the cruise (and did a huddle, knocked knuckles to seal the deal!) to ONLY use the stairs. We figured it would counter-act the huge amount of food we were consuming by getting a little exercise.

We would haul up the stairs and be where we wanted to go in a fraction of the time. Too much to do on a ship to waste time standing around, if you ask me!

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On my last cruise with my sisters and nieces, we decided at the beginning of the cruise (and did a huddle, knocked knuckles to seal the deal!) to ONLY use the stairs. We figured it would counter-act the huge amount of food we were consuming by getting a little exercise.
Our rule of thumb for elevator usage:
Walking upstairs: 4 stories or less = Stairs
Walking upstairs: 5 stories or more = Elevator

Only exception to the rule is Formal nights when I'm in high heels.

We abide by the walking/eating ratio. It works every time.
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My first cruise last year we were on the main deck oceanview, a little past midway toward aft just around the corner from the elevators and a couple doors away from the laundry room I thought it was perfect. Some say you get all the noise if you are by the elevators. I didn't hear anything. It was so handy being next to the laundry room although I only used it a couple of times. There was just enough motion to gently rock me to sleep. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
This time we have a balcony cabin on the Lido deck toward the front of the ship. I think I might like it better........so close to the food, pool and everything. We'll see!
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My preference is as close to the central atrium as possible. I prefer a Deck 7-10 balcony over an window only. I didn't find the elevators to be slow at all if you are close to the central atrium on certain ships you have 10 elevators at right there. It is slower when there is only 4, but 10 elevators is better, and I do like the glass elevators *BG*

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On our first cruise we had two cabins, Empress deck on the Elation. Ours was midship, Mom and daughters was at the very back. They hated it! Way too much noise and vibration. The only time it was okay was when the ship was in port and the engines were not going. You could hardly hold a conversation in their cabin it was so noisy. A lot of people seem to like being at the back of the ship but I will never book a cabin like that again!
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Hmmm- some friends of ours have been on the Glory and loved the aft cabin didn't say it was noisey or anything. They loved the balcony and ordered room service and eat out there a lot. So we booked an aft on the Liberty Empress Deck for May. So we'll see.
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I really think it must depend on the ship because I have read lots of good things about the aft cabins. I know on the Elation, Empress deck, it was horrible. We just booked on the Pride few days ago and were offered a cabin at the rear with a wrap around balcony and as many good things as I have read about cabins like that, I am just too afraid after our experiance on the Elation.
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