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Old December 26th, 2008, 04:51 PM
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We are considering a cruise on Holiday before she sails out of service. All decks are below the public areas. How much noise do you pick up on the Empress Deck? I would think if you went Empress you'd want be be aft of the clubs?

Any thoughts from former Holiday/Celebration cruisers?
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Old December 26th, 2008, 08:11 PM
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We sailed on the Holiday in Sept. and our cabin was on the empress deck mid ship. Never really noticed any noise and I am a light sleeper.
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So Sad to see the Holiday leave. She was the first Carnival ship I sailed on. Bob
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I was on the Empress deck when I was on the Holiday and never heard anything....
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The Holiday is a wonderful little ship. I have have many good memories on her. If you have been on the larger ships you might be disappointed.
I never had any issues with noise. Enjoy the Holiday.
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The only noise problem I have ever encountered on Holiday/Celebration was noise between cabins. The walls between cabins on Riveria/Main do not do much to stop noise. Did not stay on emperess.
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The only noise problem I have ever encountered on Holiday/Celebration was noise between cabins. The walls between cabins on Riveria/Main do not do much to stop noise. Did not stay on emperess.

I agree the only noise we heard was the noise from other cabins on same floor.... we stayed on the empress right under the showoom didnt hear a peep from that.
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Our first cruise was on the Holiday when it was still sailing from N.O. and we have sailed her several times since then. We always try to stay on the Empress deck, but stay midship (around E97). Hate to see her go, but ready for one that is a little bigger and nicer (the Fantasy). We have also been on the Fantasy a few times as well and it is a nice ship too, but it would be great if we ever got a Conquest class back in our area. There just seems to be so much more to do on that size ship.
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We were in a lower deck...can't remeber the name...almost a year ago to the day. Never had a bit of trouble with noise. It's a small, old ship, but the staff is fantastic and we had so much fun!
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