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HAs anyone stayed on the Riviera deck of the Miracle? Could you hear noise form above? THanks!
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I stayed on the riveria deck on the inspiration and actually loved it. It was different being so close to the water (OV), but I found it rather nice. Would do it again if thats where they put me. :-)
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I have not been on the Miracle, but I have stayed on the Riviera deck on all 3 of my cruises. Loved being closer to water & I think less motion felt the lower you are. Not to speak of cheaper too. Why pay more when you're not in the room that much. I try to get mid ship outside cabins.

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Riviera deck on the Destiny NO problem at all, and had an OV cabin, so like they said so close to the water.
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I think the biggest problem with the Riviera deck is you are closer to where the crew sleep which is a problem for a lot of people and hence it is cheaper. Generally the higher you are the ship the more expensive it will be, although the Empress deck is the best because it's near everything and isolated from a lot of noise. Hope this helps. If you don't mind being far away from the action and closer to the crew you can save a lot of money
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I think the biggest problem with the Riviera deck is you are closer to where the crew sleep which is a problem for a lot of people and hence it is cheaper. Generally the higher you are the ship the more expensive it will be, although the Empress deck is the best because it's near everything and isolated from a lot of noise. Hope this helps. If you don't mind being far away from the action and closer to the crew you can save a lot of money
Not entirely correct, Lauera. When you go on your first cruise , go spend some time on the Riviera Deck and find out for yourself why it is one of the BEST locations on ANY cruiseship:

1) QUIET, QUIET location
2) Little foot traffic as it's mainly passengers going to/from their cabins
3) The smoothest ride of ANY deck, period. If you are subject to motion sickness, nothing beats the Riviera Deck. Think of a ship as an inverted pendulum, the higher you are, the more sway the ship has, the lower you are, you get much, much less sway.
4) If you are like the Captain & the Mrs, we like to use the stairs to get to any deck on the ship, helps make up for all the sins we make, foodwise!
The Riviera deck gives you plenty of opportunity to exercise.
5) Elevators are always available at that level, other decks most people are getting on or off the elevator and many times the elevator is full. By the time it gets to the Riviera Deck, it's always empty!
6) When it comes to going ashore, the Riviera deck IS the place to be.
The gangway 9 out of 10 times is just 1 floor down!

Penguin, take the Riviera deck-nothing wrong with it and many times you can get killer deals there. Like an 8-day Mexican Riviera cruise on the Spirit (I believe she is a sister ship to the Miracle and the Pride) for $349, taxes and port charges included!


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I always stay on the Riviera deck. Even when the water is choppy the sway is not as bad on the riviera deck. We are sailing on the Inspiration soon and (OV) we had a chance to upgrade but chose not too. It doesn't matter that the crew is one floor under us, and the view is so cool. I have asked other cruisers and they tell me you get the best night sleep on the riviera deck. But, then again you can put me in crew cabins and I would be happy because I am on the water again.

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We have not stayed on the Riviera deck on the Miracle, but have been on Riviera deck on other ships. Like some of the other posters, we have really enjoyed Rivera deck. We find there is less motion. I love being able to look out the window, and be so close to the water. It does seem to be the quietest of all the decks on most days. For some reason, it seems like we also sleep better on Riviera Deck. On port days you are closer to the gangway. It is usually down one deck. It is further away from Lido deck, but that is a positive for us because it gives us a chance to get more exercise. We try to take the stairs instead of the elevators for that reason. I don't recall seeing more crew members around Riviera deck. I found it no different than being on the upper decks. Just the cabin stewards cleaning rooms. It is closer to the Casino which makes me very happy.
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Riveria deck on the Ecstasy, 5A with port holes. Except for one drunk outside my cabin one night, it was quiet where I was.
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Riviera Deck or the Main Deck is the place to be. The lower you are, the less motion you feel. Getting on and off the ship at port is a breeze. The halls are quiet (especially at either end). The price is cheaper.

Why would anyone care that the crew is just below them is beyond me.
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Riveria deck on the Ecstasy, 5A with port holes. Except for one drunk outside my cabin one night, it was quiet where I was.
hey, that wasn't me! you tease!


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Riviera Deck or the Main Deck is the place to be. The lower you are, the less motion you feel. Getting on and off the ship at port is a breeze. The halls are quiet (especially at either end). The price is cheaper.

Why would anyone care that the crew is just below them is beyond me.
Rich people often like to be as far away from the crew as possible. It's a tradition that stems back more than 100 years. Poor people and the crew were lower on the ship and the rich people were closer to the top. Most people that take Carnival cruises are middle class but because of this tradition they can still charge more to be higher on the ship, it's about making money.
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lauera9482,

The good news these days is no matter if we have booked a regular cabin on Riveria deck or one the suites on Upper, Empress, Lido, Verandah, or Panorama decks, we always find that Carnival treats us the same. We are always happy just to be on the ship each time, no matter where we crash.

Bon Voyage,

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Riviera Deck or the Main Deck is the place to be. The lower you are, the less motion you feel. Getting on and off the ship at port is a breeze. The halls are quiet (especially at either end). The price is cheaper.

Why would anyone care that the crew is just below them is beyond me.
Rich people often like to be as far away from the crew as possible. It's a tradition that stems back more than 100 years. Poor people and the crew were lower on the ship and the rich people were closer to the top. Most people that take Carnival cruises are middle class but because of this tradition they can still charge more to be higher on the ship, it's about making money.

What a great way to make friends, Lauera! I think you have just insulted a whole slew of people. Remember, we are in the 21st century, not the 19th. JMHO


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Well said captain!!
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Wow! I must be lower class or "poor".......we always pick the lowest cat ocean view, usually main or riviera deck. We like to spend money on other things since we only sleep in the cabin.

We did splurge once and had a balcony on the RCI Navigator.....it was nice but we still were not in the cabin too much.

My point is.....not a very nice comment.
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Let's not take any of these comments personally, folks.

I have not heard that comment before, and it seems to me that no one these days really cares about whether or not they are close to the crew. In fact, getting to know the crew is considered a highpoint of the cruise experience for most cruisers these days.

There is some truth to the statement, regarding "the old days", however. If someone at Carnival did say that (which I am not disputing) it only goes to show you that just because they work in a cruise line call center it doesn't mean they really know everything about cruising.

And for that matter, it seems to have been a somewhat effective sales tool to pitch a higher deck cabin to a customer.

If you read our articles, however, you will see we always recommend taking the lower deck cabin if the price is lower and the layout is the same. You save money and the the ride is smoother. Being close to the crew was never a factor we even considered. I would not consider it a problem.
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Riviera Deck or the Main Deck is the place to be. The lower you are, the less motion you feel. Getting on and off the ship at port is a breeze. The halls are quiet (especially at either end). The price is cheaper.

Why would anyone care that the crew is just below them is beyond me.
Rich people often like to be as far away from the crew as possible. It's a tradition that stems back more than 100 years. Poor people and the crew were lower on the ship and the rich people were closer to the top. Most people that take Carnival cruises are middle class but because of this tradition they can still charge more to be higher on the ship, it's about making money.
lauera9482 -
Do you really believe this to be "tradition"? Wow.
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HAs anyone stayed on the Riviera deck of the Miracle? Could you hear noise form above? THanks!
I stayed on the Riviera Deck on the Miracle 9/24/07 No noise problems except for my roomates loud snoring (Had to buy earplugs in San Juan ) Anyway the location was convenient in port because getting on & off the ship was a breeze. Plus I saved money.
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Rich people often like to be as far away from the crew as possible. It's a tradition that stems back more than 100 years. Poor people and the crew were lower on the ship and the rich people were closer to the top. Most people that take Carnival cruises are middle class but because of this tradition they can still charge more to be higher on the ship, it's about making money

Sounds like the Titanic Movie. Bou Carnival is not like that I have never had better treatment no matter what cabin I was in.
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The only reason I prefer an upper deck w/balcony, is because I can see further! That being said, we have booked the Riviera deck for the Fantasy.
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when we cruise we always stay on the rivirea deck the price is just right its always quiet and its always easy to get off the ship when its in port we have had grest service
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