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Old July 2nd, 2008, 04:34 PM
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First off thank you to everyone who has been posting here, I've learned more about cruising from this site than I probably could have taking 20 cruises on my own. The only problem is that my wife and I still have more than a month to go and we can't stop thinking about our vacation, and you guys are some serious enablers.

Anyway on to my question. We booked a balcony guarantee and recently got assigned a room 8433 on the Glory. We were really excited as this is an 8C room and seemed like a pretty decent upgrade. According to the deck plans though, it looks like this is right underneath an eating area with tables and chairs. Quite a few people have said they had a problem with hearing scraping sounds as people move their chairs and such. Now this obviously wouldn't ruin our vacation, but I also know myself and repetitive noises can really get to me after a while. Does anyone know if we should be concerned with sounds in this cabin?

Also one further question about upgrading. Since we paid for a balcony guarantee and got put into an 8C, would we pay the difference from 8E to 8C to upgrade, or would it the difference between what we paid and the level of cabin we would want? Thanks for any light you can shed on this.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 05:34 PM
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Had a very similar cabin portside on the Glory. I did hear an occasional scraping noise that it took me a while to realize it was the tables and chairs on the Lido deck. I didn't notice them very often and more in the morning than any other time of day. If you are a very light sleeper it might be an issue, but probably not.

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We just stayed in 8280 on the Glory. I would be more worried about loud folks strolling the halls late at nite. I heard that the most. But it is really not more than any motel.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 10:51 PM
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First off thank you to everyone who has been posting here, I've learned more about cruising from this site than I probably could have taking 20 cruises on my own. The only problem is that my wife and I still have more than a month to go and we can't stop thinking about our vacation, and you guys are some serious enablers.

Anyway on to my question. We booked a balcony guarantee and recently got assigned a room 8433 on the Glory. We were really excited as this is an 8C room and seemed like a pretty decent upgrade. According to the deck plans though, it looks like this is right underneath an eating area with tables and chairs. Quite a few people have said they had a problem with hearing scraping sounds as people move their chairs and such. Now this obviously wouldn't ruin our vacation, but I also know myself and repetitive noises can really get to me after a while. Does anyone know if we should be concerned with sounds in this cabin?

Also one further question about upgrading. Since we paid for a balcony guarantee and got put into an 8C, would we pay the difference from 8E to 8C to upgrade, or would it the difference between what we paid and the level of cabin we would want? Thanks for any light you can shed on this.
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I don't think you have anything to be worried about. I've been on several cruises and noise has yet to be an issue.
Will you be charged for an upgrade...is that the question? No the ship shouldn't upgraded you and charge you if it was THEIR decision. Now if you refused room 8433 and demanded an upgrade then yea...they would charge you more.
If this is your first cruise expect to have the most fun you have had in a LONG time. Be advised...it's additive. One can't take just one !
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Thanks, we are really looking forward to it. About the upgrade question let me try to clear it up a bit. First off we were thrilled we got an 8C which cost almost 200 dollars more than the price we paid for a simple balcony guarantee. That being said, it is mostly out of curiosity that I wanted to know if I were to choose to upgrade to a higher level how much more would I end up paying. For example we paid about $900 a person for the guarantee and the 8C is selling for roughly $1100. If we tried to upgrade to a higher room, maybe even one with those extra big balconies like 9A, would we pay the difference from $1100 to the cost of a 9A or would we have to pay the difference from our original price? Thanks again.
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The noise won't be a factor as the floors are carpeted. Look at it this way... you are very close to the food!!
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A lot will depend on "when" you are sleeping.

If you are a person who goes to bed at 9pm...then there may be a noise issue. But if you are like me (not in bed until after karaoke and the piano bar closes....usually 1:30am ) then I don't think it will be a problem.

However, I do wear ear plugs AND I take my noise machine with me.
I bought a portable alarm clock/noise machine that runs on batteries from Radio Shack for about $10.00 that works remarkably well.
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Thanks, we are really looking forward to it. About the upgrade question let me try to clear it up a bit. First off we were thrilled we got an 8C which cost almost 200 dollars more than the price we paid for a simple balcony guarantee. That being said, it is mostly out of curiosity that I wanted to know if I were to choose to upgrade to a higher level how much more would I end up paying. For example we paid about $900 a person for the guarantee and the 8C is selling for roughly $1100. If we tried to upgrade to a higher room, maybe even one with those extra big balconies like 9A, would we pay the difference from $1100 to the cost of a 9A or would we have to pay the difference from our original price? Thanks again.
I think one would need to call the cruise-line on that.
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Have FUN! And I second the motion for taking earplugs. You might need them and you might not, but they work like a charm and you'll be prepared if you do need them!
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I had a 8C cabin under the main Lido deck pool area and when they had the late night deck parties I didn't hear a thing. My cabin was right under the covered area where they have all the tables and we never heard a peep!!!!
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I think you would be charged the difference between your original booking price and the cabin you request. But, as already said, ask the cruise line or your travel agent.
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You would pay the difference between what you originally paid and the current price of the cabin you wanted to upgrade to. PLUS Iv heard they will also tack on the latest fuel surcharge. Say it was $5 when you booked and $9 a day now, that would also get added on. double whammy.
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