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sexyaznboy February 27th, 2007 10:06 PM

Worst cabin on the ship???
 
I just got my cabin assignment on Summit and we are in 2140 (bottom floor, inside) below the grand foyer. We could only afford an inside and did the GTY thing and now regretting it, it looks like the worse cabin on the boat!!! I'm worried it will be incredibly loud at that location. Anyone can let me know?

Rev22:17 February 28th, 2007 01:18 AM

Re: Worst cabin on the ship???
 
sexyaznboy,

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Originally Posted by You
I just got my cabin assignment on Summit and we are in 2140 (bottom floor, inside) below the grand foyer. We could only afford an inside and did the GTY thing and now regretting it, it looks like the worse cabin on the boat!!! I'm worried it will be incredibly loud at that location. Anyone can let me know?

The worst passenger cabin aboard any Celebrity ship is far better than the best suite in any resort on the beach!

Seriously, I have yet to find a bad cabin on any Celebrity ship. The passenger cabins are very well insulated, so you won't hear much of what's happening outside the cabin. Also, the "Grand Foyer" is not exactly a venue for passenger activities. Rather, it's more of an administrative hub where you'll find the "Guest Relations" desk, the "Bank" desk, the shore excursion desk, the future bookings desk, the Captains's Club hostess's desk, and other similar functions. IOW, it's primarily a place where passengers go to transact business of one kind or another rather than to engage in loud activities. The lounge seating in the Grand Foyer functions more as a waiting area for these services than anything else.

Norm.

cruisequeen March 2nd, 2007 01:19 PM

Request a cabin change when you check in. If there are any available, they will probably move you.

sexyaznboy March 2nd, 2007 01:44 PM

Hey cruise queen, I wouldn't know where to move to other than upper levels? Would there be a charge if it is from inside to inside? Any suggestions on location on Summit?

Brian O'brien March 3rd, 2007 05:24 AM

Believe me, the worst cabins on ships in regards to noise are the ones just below the children's activity centers--or right next to them.

We've had great luck with GTY rooms in the past, but you can always request a cabin change if the noise proves unbearable. If one is available, you will probably get it.

Also, inside cabins on the lowest deck and midship are subjected least to rocking in rough seas--though not immune. Your cabin assignment could be a blessing.

Good luck!

rswallis April 14th, 2007 11:49 AM

And under the pantry or kitchen
 
Cabins under a pantry or kitchen work area can also be quite annoying. It's always important to know what is directly above you. On Infinity once, we had a Concierge balcony cabin directly under a pantry work area that serviced the buffet. Every single night when I was getting ready for bed, I had to go up there and personally secure a rolling cart that would otherwise spend the entire night rolling back and forth and hitting the walls. One evening it was a large can of something or other rolling around.

That said, it was a wonderful cruise. And even being under the pool deck with all the moving chairs hasn't bothered me. But since then we opt to make sure only other cabins are above us.

Most likely, you'll be fine.

phoenix_dream April 25th, 2007 09:41 AM

:) You should have no problems with that cabin. As people have indicated, the Grand Foyer is where people congregate for things such as business transactions, or maybe booking shore excursions. It is definitely not that big a deal. I have also been in many areas of Celebrity ships and except for the rear rooms on the Century class ships, which are prone to vibration, I have never had a problem. I have even been directly below the casino. The rooms have very good insulation.

One other point - I have been on 18 Celebrity cruises and have yet to be on one that wasn't booked up with a sign indicating that no cabin changes would be allowed. So please don't count on that - it is rare. They also would not upgrade you for nothing - unless you had a real issue with the cabin and there happened to be a cabin available, you would definitely need to pay the higher rate - the time of sailing rate by the way, which would be sky high.

skymaster April 28th, 2007 03:57 PM

I agree with the others that this will be an excellent cabin. The worst cabins IMO are on the lowest decks, way forward, (noise from the anchor, or sea when underway) or directly under, or over the disco, or childrens activity centers. I'd keep that cabin if I were you. I'll bet you have a great time aboard, and find the cabin to be outstanding.

See you aboard,

Ken

Rev22:17 April 30th, 2007 05:13 PM

Ken,

Quote:

Originally Posted by skymaster
I agree with the others that this will be an excellent cabin. The worst cabins IMO are on the lowest decks, way forward, (noise from the anchor, or sea when underway) or directly under, or over the disco, or childrens activity centers. I'd keep that cabin if I were you. I'll bet you have a great time aboard, and find the cabin to be outstanding.

Actually, there are even worse cabins than those. There are cabins located on the beach, for example....

On one Princess cruise I got upgraded to a balcony cabin. It happened to be on the deck immediately above the lifeboats, about amidships. It was a great location except on days when the ship pulled into port. If it was a tender port, it got noise from the davits when they lowered the tenders into the water. And if we moored to a pier, it got noise from the hoists for the gangways and the ramps. I have been in cabins located just about everywhere on a cruise ship during the course of 22 cruises, and that was positively the worst noise that I have ever encountered.

Norm.

skymaster April 30th, 2007 07:00 PM

You're right Norm. Some of the "mechanical" noises emitted from the life boats, davits, and anchor are absolutely awful. With over 100 cruises, we too have been just about everywhere you can think of on the ship at one time or the other, and our recent cruise aboard "Glory" with a cabin 2nd from the bow, on the lowest deck was absolutely terrible while in port, sounded like 15 little guys with a hammer in each hand beating on the deck, and you wouldn't believe the noise of the sea hitting the bow while under way. We made the best of it anyway, and still had a great time. Each cruise is a new adventure! LOL

See you aboard,

Ken


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