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Old June 10th, 2013, 08:59 AM
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It's official! Booked our anniversary trip on the Splendor for next April. Does anyone have any experience with Main Deck (2) oceanview cabins? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Old June 10th, 2013, 03:17 PM
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While we've not done an oceanview cabin on the Splendor, we did spend 14 nights on it and we've also done more than 50 nights overall on the Vision-class ships, including an oceanview on the Grandeur, so we're very familiar with this class of ship.

Ask away and we'll be happy to answer any of your questions. And if we can't, I'm sure there are others on here that can.

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Well I'm most interested in the amount of noise and the possibility of motion in rougher seas. Someone on another board told me they were on the same deck and noise wasn't a problem but it wasn't near my particular cabin.
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It really depends on exactly where your cabin is. If it's in the front of the ship, which we had once, you can really feel the up and down motion should you encounter any rough seas.

Cabins in the back will sometimes feel more vibration from the engines. This will vary by ship and the type of propulsion (regular propellers or azipod).

The best place to be is in the middle of the ship, but then you'll pay more because these are in bigger demand.

As for the noise, that will be based on what's above you, below you, and around you. If you have cabins all the way around, then those cabins will be as quiet or as noisy as any other. Being in an oceanview cabin is no different unless you're in the front on the lower decks (deck 1 or 2), you can sometimes hear the water hitting against the ship.

On our Splendor cruise we were in an inside cabin right below the Lido Deck (the pool area) and it was really noisy because of all the traffic across the hard floor above us. It was miserable! So I never book clients in cabins below the Lido Deck unless that's what they want or we know exactly what's above them that won't create alot of unwanted noise.

But we all that said, you can always end up with some knucklehead in a cabin above you that can't stop walking or making noise! I've had some where it sounded like they were moving furniture all night long!!

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I've had an oceanview on the Splendor on that deck. We were mid to aft, closer to aft. We had no problems at all. There was no noise or motion problems, perhaps just a bit of vibration. We had a great cruise. If this is your concern, rest easy.
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We're booked in a mid-ship cabin, #2287 I believe. It's somewhat near the front but it was considered mid-ship when I booked it. Hopefully we won't have any problems with it. We may even upgrade to a balcony if possible. Any tips on what balcony rooms are good? Thanks
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We were on Splendor for 49 days around South America in ocean view and found this ship to be one of our best cruises on Carnival They were going into ports they had never visited and did an excellent job handling a full ship. Would definitely go on this ship again and very happy with ocean view.
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We were on deck 2 in the aft of the ship on the corner - Cabin 2470.

There was a little vibration in the back of the ship and some engine humming. We did not find this a problem at all. We had no motion problems that we could detect (it was our 29th cruise, so we have been on many ships)

The only issue and it was minor was; the ropes and back anchor are deployed from the back of the ship close to the aft cabins. There was mechanical noise, and gear noise when we came or left port or set anchor. Other than that it was a very nice cabin and we would book it again.
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