Sailing on Carnival Dream...My room #6458 appears to be right next to an elevator and over the jazz club..Will this pose a problem you believe..I called my TA and he says no other rooms available as i was upgraded..Some upgrade..And the room appears to be sideways or is that just my imignation...
Last edited by glenda55; May 8th, 2010 at 10:37 AM.
Reason: Forgot to list ship name..
Yes, your cabin is over the aft lounge and abuts against the elevator wall. Whether or not this would pose a problem would, I suppose,have to do with whether or not you're a light sleeper.When you just book a"guarantee" which is what it sounds like you did, you really have no choice as to where you will end up--you just won't get less than what you paid for and as far
" upgrade " goes, you've just learned a lesson--being moved up a deck or two doesn't necessarily you get a better cabin or location--just maybe moved up one or two decks to the same type cabin.
You didn't say when you're sailing --if it's still a few months out, I would think you would have plenty of time to change locations, or maybe even cancel the cruise and re-book with a cabin you'd be happier with. I would not think that picking your own inside cabin over just booking a guarantee inside would be much, if any at all , difference in the price.
I don't know who you used as a T.A. but I would wonder about them too, as it seems like they aren't too anxious to please, but maybe you're sail date is too close to make any changes now. How far out is the sailing date?
Carnival's moved up the cancellation dates to 76 days now I think. It appears you have 84 days to cancel without a penalty. I would also think that that far out that there would be some cabin location available other than what you now have. Everything on deck 6 where you are is over the promenade deck. Bars, casino, shops, etc.
I sent you a P.M.--P.M. me back if you get time.
At Any rate, any cabin on any ship beats staying home for a week !!
You'll have fun, even if you sleep in the life boats !!
Wow! Not the best stateroom location, in my opinion. You are very close to the galley (that big empty white space on Deck 6) which can be very noisy, there will be a lot of foot traffic heading to the elevators and people congregating there and heading down to the Scarlet dining rooms, that stateroom is positioned right above the Jazz Club (karaoke here at night) and is very close to the dance club "Caliente" and the Burgundy Lounge which hosts all those midnight X rated comedy shows. Having just sailed on the Dream, I know this entire aft area is a hot spot at night. Do some research on your own, rooms become available on a day to day basis, when one pops up, call your TA immediately and ask to be moved. Knowledge and research are your allies when it comes to choosing a ship, itinerary and most importantly, stateroom location. An upgrade is rarely a category upgrade, they just move you around the ship in the same category and your upgraded location could be a nightmare even if it is a deck higher.
Glenda55, re / my second post, I stated it appeared you had 84 days to cancel without a penalty--What I was meaning to say is--Carnival's penalty for cancellation takes place from 76 days--you have 84 days til the cruise so you actually had 8 days before the penalty--sorry I didn't make that clear in the post.
Hope you work it out to get a better location--if not, roll up your sleeves, wade in and have a ball anyway !!
was just looking at the dream on your sail date and there
are other in side cabins open. I think you better check them
out and call your ta.. and if that was a upgrade not being smart
where did she book you to start with?
But any way I would go to carnivals web site check the inside
cabins that are open then call her. pick where you want to be
and go from that.
Thanks for all your advice..I finally got a change. It took all day for something to open up..But Cat 4D finally did and I got room 6260..do not know if much better but I do not feel as though I got the last room on the floor..My TA asked me if I wanted to upgrade to a balcony for $ 200pp more. I said no way, was afraid of where I may have ended up..lol...
Great! 6260 is a much better location. Hope you have a great cruise. If you have any questions about food venues or general questions, read my review. Or, if you have any questions at all about the Dream, the port, etc., please do not hesitate to ask. Loved the Dream and our cruise experience, hope you do too.