We were on a 7 day DCL in rooms 2622- 2624-2626 (deck2). These rooms and others in the vicinity are under the galley. We had noise that disrupted our children's naps and our sleep at night at least 5 nights out of 7. They would not provide us with a new cabin, only earplugs. We have contacted DCL but have not been compensated appropriatey for these 3 noisy cabins. DON'T STAY UNDER THE GALLEY!!!
It is too bad to hear that you found your staterooms to be noisy. As a travel agent / cruise specialist, I always try to look at what sits above a stateroom (or below for the lowest decks) and try to avoid nightclubs, galleys, etc. to keep things as quiet as possible at night or early morning.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!
We're doing the Disney Wonder 8/19/04. Room 2629 on deck 2. DCL said the room is not noisy because there is nothing above it. Do you know if that is true? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also, going with my grandmom. Is there alot of walking on the ship to get from the dining rooms to the shows. (Wondering if we need a wheelchair?)
You should be OK with #2629 on Deck 2 - the space above your stateroom doesn't have any passenger traffic from cruise guests; it is mostly just service area for the Triton's dining room and Parrot Cay restaurant. Triton's will be quiet after the late dinner seating around 9:30 p.m., and breakfast service is usually light in the formal dining room in the early morning - not a full wait staff. Parrot Cay is a buffet breakfast, so that shouldn't be too noisy and again, dinner will end around 9:30 p.m.
I've stayed in a stateroom directly below the nightclubs on the Disney Magic and could barely hear anything from them - no foot noise, just a very faint thump of drums. It was actually quieter than the rough seas we experienced!
If your grandmother gets tired easily, she might need a wheelchair. My mother has problems walking, and she did just fine all day into the evenings on DCL after shore excursions, shopping, etc. There are lots of nice places to stop and rest if needed.
Have a great cruise and feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions!
I disagree with the reply by the other person!! The galley (kitchen) is right above these rooms, and the kitchen noise goes on ALL night. They told us one night the noise was from them folding up tables from a deck party , and dragging them down our hallway for storage. They also clean all night for morning cleaning inspections. I would strongly suggest changing this cabin!!!
The rooms were relatively close to the restaurants but a wheel chair would be helpful overall.
Good Luck and please let me know how it turns out. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for the info. If I ask to change the room, then I believe I will charged a penalty since we are going 8/19/04. I hate to be charged a penalty but I really don't want the noise if there is any. Please advise.