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Old April 24th, 2009, 08:56 AM
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If you had to choose between these two decks Which one would it be? Main deck or Riviera? [/u]
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Old April 24th, 2009, 09:01 AM
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probably the main deck, isn't it one deck higher.
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Depends on the class of the ship. For all Fantasy class ships, I would prefer the Main deck. However, on the other class ships the Main deck is right under one of the busiest public decks...definitely prefer Riviera in that case.
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Being one deck higher is not always better.
Like the last poster said, it depends on the class of ship you're talking about.
Always check what's above and below you--you may not want to be under a disco, galley, show lounge, etc. in order to just be one deck higher.
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We were on Riviera deck last year - seemed pretty noisy from other pax. Maybe that was because it was spring break week. Did seem to have a lot of heavily occupied cabins there as well.
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If your deck has passenger cabins above it and below it. It is perfect wherever it is.
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Main deck. It isn't far from the door for docking and is also closer to the main public areas, making it the better choice.
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I would choose neither!!! I'd go Lido all the way. For Fantasy class ships I would have to go with a suite or owners suite. I needs me a balcony!!!!
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I would pick the Main Deck. You are less likely to hear the mechanics of the ship docking and whatnot.
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I personally like to be close to the action and also not be have to descend several decks down to the docking area to disembark, unless I have a really great cabin(think suite or balcony), which would make the wait to get further down in the ship worth it.
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I've done Rivera twice with no problems nice quiet slept well. I am booked on Main next trip, it depends on what is below and above your cabin I guess like they say. We had a storm at sea once and the waves were splashing our window, pretty exciting stuff!
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What does everyone think of the Upper Deck?
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What does everyone think of the Upper Deck?
This is the deck we will be on in May 2010....

It looks great to me

Last year we were on the AFT of Verandah(sp) This was a good one also

The Upper has 4 really different balcony cabins on them. There are 2 on each side. They have a long balcony. We have booked one of these 6450

I just want to cruise....so I can't wait

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I am booked on an Upper Deck Category 1A on the Imagination in October.
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Always look to see what is directly above or below you - makes all the diff in the world...

Having a Panorama Suite won't be so grand if all you hear is the pool area above you.
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I want the "Party" Suite......too little noise gets annoying to me so put me in suite near the dance club and I am good.
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Our first cruise was on the Riviera Deck. We’ve been all over the ship since then and for us there is no point in paying to be on a higher deck. We got free upgrades with Past Cruiser rates and found that we will pay the difference to have a balcony, but we would not pay money to move up to a different deck. Our room on the Panorama just below the Lido pool was the worst, Empress with cabins above and below was best.
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