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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:06 AM
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OK...I booked my first RCI cruise yesterday. There was a 'hump' cabin available, but I choose not to take it because of the location. With the elevators being right across from it, I figured it would be constant noise and traffic. From reading another board, seems those 'hump' cabins seem to be very desireable. Did I make a mistake not taking the 'hump'?
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I'm not exactly sure what a hump cabin is. However, I would say you made the right decision by not being right next to the elevators. People tend to congregate around the elevators while waiting for them and it can be a long wait at times. They get impatient alot of times and start talking loudly.

I would avoid any cabin that has a hallway that leads to a lounge or some other popular gathering spot on the ship...Lots of foot traffic at all hours. On the Sovereign for expample, the most popular way to get to the Voltage lounge was down a long hallway of cabins. No thanks to staying in one of those. You just have to watch out when booking for what is adjacent to your cabin as well as what is above your cabin on the next level. A good TA who knows cruises will usually tell ya what to look out for in that regard. I'd rather be in a regular room with no window in a quieter area than in a suite in one of the areas listed above. Long story short, I bet you made the right choice. Have fun!! What RCI cruise did ya book?
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OK...I booked my first RCI cruise yesterday. There was a 'hump' cabin available, but I choose not to take it because of the location. With the elevators being right across from it, I figured it would be constant noise and traffic. From reading another board, seems those 'hump' cabins seem to be very desireable. Did I make a mistake not taking the 'hump'?
What hump cabin and on which ship
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On another board, they call those cabins that are located on that part of the RCI ships that bow out in the middle the 'hump' cabins. Ship is Mariner.
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I booked a "hump" cabin on the Explorer of the Seas for our next cruise. I don't thnk that the noise will be all that bad as there is a Royal Suite right next to mine. I don't think RCI would put one of those there if the noise is really bad.

The one concern that I have is the LOS foward with that RS right next to me. The LOS aft looks like it will be OK.
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I booked a "hump" cabin on the Explorer of the Seas for our next cruise. I don't thnk that the noise will be all that bad as there is a Royal Suite right next to mine. I don't think RCI would put one of those there if the noise is really bad.

The one concern that I have is the LOS foward with that RS right next to me. The LOS aft looks like it will be OK.
Have you booked # 1612 on EX?
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And what about "LOS foward"
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On the deck plan, it looks like the RS juts out and it might be blocking the LOS forward. i.e not a "clean" view.
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On the deck plan, it looks like the RS juts out and it might be blocking the LOS forward. i.e not a "clean" view.
It is So book the RS instead
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On the deck plan, it looks like the RS juts out and it might be blocking the LOS forward. i.e not a "clean" view.
It is So book the RS instead
I was lucky to get this cabin. All the "suites" are gone.

Can you help?
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I was lucky to get this cabin. All the "suites" are gone.

Can you help?
Depends on when your "next cruise" is.
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We had a hump cabin on Serenade and it was awesome. We were one room away from the elevators and never heard them. We had a "side" faceing the aft. you could see along the whole side of the ship. Plus the ones on the sides of a hump have a larger balcony too.

So yeah, don't book a hump cabin if you know I am comming along, it will give me the chance to get it before anyone else!
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If you can still grab it, do so. The location IS perfect. There are private corridors for the entrance to those cabins so the noise is not an issue. Some have larger balconies and you have a better view both forward and aft.
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OK...I changed my cabin and am now booked for 6620..a big THANK YOU to everyone for their help!
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We have 1612 on the Explorer 11/11/07, right next to the royal Suite. I'm told that the slider to the deck is separated. Other than that, I think it's a great location.
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I boooked 7600 for our cruise o the serenade. Should I change to more forward or aft to have a bigger balcony? Will 7600 have the same size balcony as on the Rhapsody? Thanks!
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I'm told that the slider to the deck is separated.
What does that mean?
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I boooked 7600 for our cruise o the serenade. Should I change to more forward or aft to have a bigger balcony? Will 7600 have the same size balcony as on the Rhapsody? Thanks!
#7600 balcony on the SR is of course much bigger than cabin with same number on the RH. However the RH cabin is bigger.
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We had one of those hump cabins on the Mariner and loved it. Noise from the elevators was never an issue. Enjoy!
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