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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:10 AM
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New to cruising and I was wondering how the lounges effect the rooms above and below them. Specifically on deck 6, at the back of the ship. Is it bad, doable, or no effect? Thanks.
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 11:21 AM
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Depends on the ship. We had a corner aft on the Glory and had no issues, yet people a few doors down had a lot of noise from the club below. I know we could hear the music as we walked down the hall towards our cabin, so I know people had to be able to hear it in theirs. I would go for a deck with a cabins above and below if at all possible.
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If you have a choice of having rooms above and below you, you will be better off. That is of course if you don't have noisy neighbors. Also try to avoid being close to the elevators.
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we girls are cruising April 11 and can only afford oceanview... can anyone tell me if it is better on Riviera or Main? the galley is above main on most of the back deck... price is alittle higher for Main.. any help would be welcomed....
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I don't have any experience on either of those decks Manetamers, but I'm sure someone will. As to the OP, I generally try to book 2 levels bellow the Lido. Good positioning in respect to most activities we are interested in, and rooms above and bellow keep sound from being an issue generally.
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It can be very loud depending on the ship. THUMP THUMP THUMP of bass from the lounge.
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If you have a choice of having rooms above and below you, you will be better off. That is of course if you don't have noisy neighbors. Also try to avoid being close to the elevators.
I'd have to disagree with this advice. I do book a cabin close to the elevators to minimize the walking and have never had an issue with noise. I agree, however, that passenger cabins above and below are ideal.
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I found this document yesterday when I googled balcony size, and it's long, but thought it might be helpful. Of course, the classes are different now, but the cabins are the same.

As you will see in reviewing the list several complaints are directly related to being in the cabins right below the Lido deck or over/under the dance club. I have noted those cabins across from the pantry as potential problem areas, although I have been 2 cabins down from the pantry and had no issues. There have been complaints about noisy ice machines and stewards making noise late into the night as the enter and exit the area. You may want to check the file Laundry Room Locations to see what cabins are located near by. Usually it isn’t an issue but you never know.

At the end of the list I have listed some of those SPECIAL FINDS. Those cabins that have something that no other cabin in that category has – like a larger balcony or more interior room. These are things you are not paying extra for.
So now on to the best and the worst (whew) …………..

Conquest Class

(Conquest, Freedom, Glory, Liberty, Valor)
Cabin Comment
1006 Noise from gym
1062 Pantry across the hall
1120 Pantry across the hall
1268 Pantry across the hall
1271 Noise from gangway above
1354 Pantry across the hall
1393 Noise from below
1395 Noise from below
1429 Pantry across the hall
1430 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
1434 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
1442 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
2278 Noise from above
2364 Pantry across the hall
2432 Pantry across the hall
2446 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2449 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2450 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2453 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
6224 Noise from Showroom
6249 Noise from Showroom
6358 Pantry across the hall
6367 Noise from below
6400 Noise from below
6402 Noise from below
6418 Above Bar Blue - band played late into the night
6425 Pantry across the hall
6445 Pantry across the hall
6453 Noise from below
6454 Soot on balcony
6456 Above the Lounge
6458 Above the Lounge
6471 Noise from below
6475 Noise from below
6487 Noise from below
7334 Pantry across the hall
7368 Pantry across the hall
7369 Empty space in the middle is Crew work areas
7411 Pantry across the hall
7449 Cigarette butts & trash on the balcony from above
8346 Pantry across the hall
8347 Noise from Lido Deck
8356 Noise from Lido Deck
8370 Noise from Lido Deck
8377 Pantry across the hall - plus noise from above
8425 Pantry across the hall
8425 Noise from above
8426 Noise from Lido Deck
8430 Noise from Lido Deck
8434 Noise from Lido Deck
8445 Noise from Lido Deck
8448 Noise from Lido Deck
NOTE: Aft Deck 8 Conquest class, the sprinklers to clean the windows above come on late at night, don't leave anything on your balcony or it will get soaked.


Destiny
Cabin Comment
1169 Pantry across the hall
1195 Noise and wall shake
1250 Pantry across the hall
1303 Pantry across the hall
2109 Pantry across the hall
2251 Pantry across the hall
2304 Pantry across the hall
6109 Pantry across the hall
6260 Pantry across the hall
6335 Pantry across the hall
7101 Pantry across the hall
7236 Pantry across the hall
7291 Pantry across the hall
8246 Pantry across the hall
8301 Pantry across the hall
9104 Below the gym - noisy


Triumph Class

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Cabin Comment
1005 Below the gym - noisy
1007 Below the gym - noisy
1009 Below the gym - noisy
1011 Below the gym - noisy
1015 Below the gym - noisy
1017 Below the gym - noisy
1019 Below the gym - noisy
1021 Below the gym - noisy
1062 Pantry across the hall
1112 Pantry across the hall
1262 Pantry across the hall
1348 Pantry across the hall
1399 Pantry across the hall
2221 Pantry across the hall
2363 Pantry across the hall
2414 Pantry across the hall
2418 Next to pantry
6207 Pantry across the hall
6244 Speakers from Show Lounge right below
6360 Pantry across the hall
6398 Loud thumping
6423 Pantry across the hall
7201 Pantry across the hall
7336 Pantry across the hall
7391 Pantry across the hall
8346 Pantry across the hall
8401 Pantry across the hall
8410 Noise from Lido Deck


Fantasy Class

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E165 Noise from crew stairs & galley
E299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
M15 Noise from thrusters in the morning
M298 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
M299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
R144 Mechanical metal clanking and vibrating directly below
R248 Noises
R298 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
U151 Noise from crew stairs
U299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
V42 No view


Spirit Class

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Cabin Comment
1130 Noise from Jazz Club
1151 Noise from above - chairs
4226 Stairwell from 3rd deck that leads right up to the window looking into the cabin
4235 Stairwell right in front of window
4246 Stairwell right in front of window
7197 Pantry / Ice Machine against cabin wall
8144 Noise from Lido deck
8191 Noise from Lido deck
8265 Noise from Lido deck
8272 Soot on balcony
8277 Soot on balcony


Now that we’ve gotten all through the “bad” stuff let’s talk about the “jewels”. For example:
On the Spirit Class - 7A cabins (obstructed view). These are great cabins since they are a balcony at a bargain rate. But before you book be sure you know where the taller lifeboats are located. The first three lifeboats are taller then the others - which causes more of a view problem then the others. The remaining lifeboats hang below the balcony rail and cause less problems. The cabins with the taller lifeboats are 5142 - 5167 (best to be a couple more cabins back). Cabins 5168 - 5191 and 5224 - 5245 have the shorter lifeboats.
Not that any of them are really bad. After all – how bad can a balcony be?
Additionally 5236, 5238, and 5245 (all 7A’s) have very spacious balconies (extended length) for the same price as the other 7A's. Cabins 6232, 6234, 6281, 7258, 7260, 7303, 8232, 8234 and 8239 also have larger (longer) balconies then cabins in the same category.
Cabins 5238, 6234, 7260, and 8234 are handicap equipped. Keep in mind that if you book a handicapped cabin (more spacious – wider doors – larger bathroom) and you are not handicapped, the cruise line has the right to move you to accommodate the handicapped
cruiser. This may not work out in your best interest. Be sure you know what you are getting into before you book one of these cabins. You should not knowingly book a handicapped cabin unless you have a need it.

On the Triumph, and Victory cabins 6424, 6451, 6432, 6459, 7416 & 7419, shaped like an L and are regular Cat 8 cabins. The interior of the cabin is a little smaller with 1 queen as opposed to the 2 twin/king but the balcony is at least twice the size of the regular cat 8 for the
same price. Same on the Destiny with cabins 6336, 6344, 6363, 6371, 7316 & 7319.

Conquest class: Cabins 2470 and 2473 are 6B's but are about 310 sq. ft. and have 2 windows. Cabins 6442, 6473, 6450, 6481, 7434 and 7439 are larger and have longer balconies then their counterparts. 7228 is a Cat. 11 suite that is handicapped accessible and I’ve been told it is huge as the white area forward of the cabin on deck plan is actually part of the cabin. Please reserve only if needed.

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Great list Rockport girl...thanks for posting! I'm happy to see I've booked an extended balcony, 7A on Miracle! PVP insisted it was a regular sized balcony, but it looked bigger to me on the deck plan and I took a chance...happy to have confirmation.
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You also need to watch how close you are to the atrium. On the Glory we were "seranaded" every night by the duo at the atrium bar even though we were on deck 9. I did not mind it too much, but my daughter found it difficult to sleep.
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We were on deck 6 on the Conquest and it was the worst cabin we've ever had. My husband and kids are heavy sleepers so they didn't complain. But I am a light sleeper and the noise from the Degas Lounge below us kept me awake for hours every night. I kept hearing people cheering and laughing at the late night comedy show that didn't start until 11pm. When you are on deck 6 then deck 5 below you is the promenade with lounges, theatres, bars, and the casino. That's the busiest deck on the ship and Carnival utilizes every one of those areas till the wee hours in the morning. If you're a heavy sleeper like my family is you're ok but if you're a light sleeper like me you will be miserable. I finally found some slight relief by going to the pursers desk and getting ear plugs. I hate to be such a downer but I've got to be truthful. I don't want anyone else to go through what I did. My favorite deck is deck 7 which is sandwiched between decks that are all cabins.
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we girls are cruising April 11 and can only afford oceanview... can anyone tell me if it is better on Riviera or Main? the galley is above main on most of the back deck... price is alittle higher for Main.. any help would be welcomed....
I find the Riviera deck to be a quieter deck all around. I prefer to be near one end or the other to cut down on hall activity & noise.
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I found this document yesterday when I googled balcony size, and it's long, but thought it might be helpful. Of course, the classes are different now, but the cabins are the same.

As you will see in reviewing the list several complaints are directly related to being in the cabins right below the Lido deck or over/under the dance club. I have noted those cabins across from the pantry as potential problem areas, although I have been 2 cabins down from the pantry and had no issues. There have been complaints about noisy ice machines and stewards making noise late into the night as the enter and exit the area. You may want to check the file Laundry Room Locations to see what cabins are located near by. Usually it isn’t an issue but you never know.

At the end of the list I have listed some of those SPECIAL FINDS. Those cabins that have something that no other cabin in that category has – like a larger balcony or more interior room. These are things you are not paying extra for.
So now on to the best and the worst (whew) …………..

Conquest Class

(Conquest, Freedom, Glory, Liberty, Valor)
Cabin Comment
1006 Noise from gym
1062 Pantry across the hall
1120 Pantry across the hall
1268 Pantry across the hall
1271 Noise from gangway above
1354 Pantry across the hall
1393 Noise from below
1395 Noise from below
1429 Pantry across the hall
1430 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
1434 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
1442 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
2278 Noise from above
2364 Pantry across the hall
2432 Pantry across the hall
2446 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2449 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2450 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2453 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
6224 Noise from Showroom
6249 Noise from Showroom
6358 Pantry across the hall
6367 Noise from below
6400 Noise from below
6402 Noise from below
6418 Above Bar Blue - band played late into the night
6425 Pantry across the hall
6445 Pantry across the hall
6453 Noise from below
6454 Soot on balcony
6456 Above the Lounge
6458 Above the Lounge
6471 Noise from below
6475 Noise from below
6487 Noise from below
7334 Pantry across the hall
7368 Pantry across the hall
7369 Empty space in the middle is Crew work areas
7411 Pantry across the hall
7449 Cigarette butts & trash on the balcony from above
8346 Pantry across the hall
8347 Noise from Lido Deck
8356 Noise from Lido Deck
8370 Noise from Lido Deck
8377 Pantry across the hall - plus noise from above
8425 Pantry across the hall
8425 Noise from above
8426 Noise from Lido Deck
8430 Noise from Lido Deck
8434 Noise from Lido Deck
8445 Noise from Lido Deck
8448 Noise from Lido Deck
NOTE: Aft Deck 8 Conquest class, the sprinklers to clean the windows above come on late at night, don't leave anything on your balcony or it will get soaked.


Destiny
Cabin Comment
1169 Pantry across the hall
1195 Noise and wall shake
1250 Pantry across the hall
1303 Pantry across the hall
2109 Pantry across the hall
2251 Pantry across the hall
2304 Pantry across the hall
6109 Pantry across the hall
6260 Pantry across the hall
6335 Pantry across the hall
7101 Pantry across the hall
7236 Pantry across the hall
7291 Pantry across the hall
8246 Pantry across the hall
8301 Pantry across the hall
9104 Below the gym - noisy


Triumph Class

(Triumph, Victory)
Cabin Comment
1005 Below the gym - noisy
1007 Below the gym - noisy
1009 Below the gym - noisy
1011 Below the gym - noisy
1015 Below the gym - noisy
1017 Below the gym - noisy
1019 Below the gym - noisy
1021 Below the gym - noisy
1062 Pantry across the hall
1112 Pantry across the hall
1262 Pantry across the hall
1348 Pantry across the hall
1399 Pantry across the hall
2221 Pantry across the hall
2363 Pantry across the hall
2414 Pantry across the hall
2418 Next to pantry
6207 Pantry across the hall
6244 Speakers from Show Lounge right below
6360 Pantry across the hall
6398 Loud thumping
6423 Pantry across the hall
7201 Pantry across the hall
7336 Pantry across the hall
7391 Pantry across the hall
8346 Pantry across the hall
8401 Pantry across the hall
8410 Noise from Lido Deck


Fantasy Class

(Fantasy, Ecstasy, Elation, Fascination, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise, Sensation)
Cabin Comment
E165 Noise from crew stairs & galley
E299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
M15 Noise from thrusters in the morning
M298 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
M299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
R144 Mechanical metal clanking and vibrating directly below
R248 Noises
R298 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
U151 Noise from crew stairs
U299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
V42 No view


Spirit Class

(Spirit, Legend, Miracle, Pride)
Cabin Comment
1130 Noise from Jazz Club
1151 Noise from above - chairs
4226 Stairwell from 3rd deck that leads right up to the window looking into the cabin
4235 Stairwell right in front of window
4246 Stairwell right in front of window
7197 Pantry / Ice Machine against cabin wall
8144 Noise from Lido deck
8191 Noise from Lido deck
8265 Noise from Lido deck
8272 Soot on balcony
8277 Soot on balcony


Now that we’ve gotten all through the “bad” stuff let’s talk about the “jewels”. For example:
On the Spirit Class - 7A cabins (obstructed view). These are great cabins since they are a balcony at a bargain rate. But before you book be sure you know where the taller lifeboats are located. The first three lifeboats are taller then the others - which causes more of a view problem then the others. The remaining lifeboats hang below the balcony rail and cause less problems. The cabins with the taller lifeboats are 5142 - 5167 (best to be a couple more cabins back). Cabins 5168 - 5191 and 5224 - 5245 have the shorter lifeboats.
Not that any of them are really bad. After all – how bad can a balcony be?
Additionally 5236, 5238, and 5245 (all 7A’s) have very spacious balconies (extended length) for the same price as the other 7A's. Cabins 6232, 6234, 6281, 7258, 7260, 7303, 8232, 8234 and 8239 also have larger (longer) balconies then cabins in the same category.
Cabins 5238, 6234, 7260, and 8234 are handicap equipped. Keep in mind that if you book a handicapped cabin (more spacious – wider doors – larger bathroom) and you are not handicapped, the cruise line has the right to move you to accommodate the handicapped
cruiser. This may not work out in your best interest. Be sure you know what you are getting into before you book one of these cabins. You should not knowingly book a handicapped cabin unless you have a need it.

On the Triumph, and Victory cabins 6424, 6451, 6432, 6459, 7416 & 7419, shaped like an L and are regular Cat 8 cabins. The interior of the cabin is a little smaller with 1 queen as opposed to the 2 twin/king but the balcony is at least twice the size of the regular cat 8 for the
same price. Same on the Destiny with cabins 6336, 6344, 6363, 6371, 7316 & 7319.

Conquest class: Cabins 2470 and 2473 are 6B's but are about 310 sq. ft. and have 2 windows. Cabins 6442, 6473, 6450, 6481, 7434 and 7439 are larger and have longer balconies then their counterparts. 7228 is a Cat. 11 suite that is handicapped accessible and I’ve been told it is huge as the white area forward of the cabin on deck plan is actually part of the cabin. Please reserve only if needed.

How can we add to the list! Fantasy V8- noise from gym. Splendor 9260 - noise day & night due to crew stairway next door.
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we girls are cruising April 11 and can only afford oceanview... can anyone tell me if it is better on Riviera or Main? the galley is above main on most of the back deck... price is alittle higher for Main.. any help would be welcomed....
I would take Rivera
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Also try to avoid being close to the elevators.
Or, right next to a ventilation room. we had a cabin next to the "ventilation" machinery room. It was not noisy in the cabin, but the bathroomm was another story! we HAD to have had the BEST ventilation in our bathroom on the entire deck. it sounded like a small jet engine running, so we had to keep the bathroom door closed to block the sound. The vent had incredible suction and there was never any "odor" in the bathroom and it was impossible to steam up the mirror no matter how hot you had the shower and it would hold up a bath towel if you put one up in front of it.

For us, it was more 'entertaining' than annoying. We joked about it the entire cruise and it didn't keep either of us awake, or anything. But, if one were a light sleeper or could not tolerate the "white noise" it made, even with the door shut, it would be a problem.

Regarding neighbors and noise, that is hit or miss. On our last cruise, our neighbors had a small child that fussed on occasion. The Holiday has paper-thin walls, so sound carries well. It didn't bother me until after we had been in Cozumel. Seems the parents decided to buy their child a drum in Mexico. After a couple of hours, dad took the drum away and we did not hear it again the rest of the cruise. Thank goodness!!!
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Thank you so much for posting this list. I had U299 booked on the Elation in two weeks and my daughter would have been devastated if we couldn't push our beds together. I just called and although the PVP told me we certainly *should* be able to push them together, when I explained the situation she willingly and graciously made the change for us.

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we girls are cruising April 11 and can only afford oceanview... can anyone tell me if it is better on Riviera or Main? the galley is above main on most of the back deck... price is alittle higher for Main.. any help would be welcomed....
NEVER, NEVER, NEVER get a cabin with a galley/pool or open deck above you.

Chairs and "stuff" are drug around on these decks and the sound is so annoying....especially, if you like to sleep late [the pool area and decks with chairs on them, are washed and set-up very early!]

The galley is used and set-up very early for breakfast, etc. Have you ever heard a pot dropped on your head?

If you can avoid these decks, do.....however, if you don't spend a lot of time sleeping or are getting the most phenomenal deal, go for it!

I'm just saying, I wouldn't!
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I used the feature called serch this forum and searched our ship name and room number. Sure enough a few posts showed up with people who had stayed in that room and they had mentioned it was quiet.
There may not be posts on every single room, but it's worth a try as C.C. has been going strong for a while and there are posts going back for a while.
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I found this document yesterday when I googled balcony size, and it's long, but thought it might be helpful. Of course, the classes are different now, but the cabins are the same.

As you will see in reviewing the list several complaints are directly related to being in the cabins right below the Lido deck or over/under the dance club. I have noted those cabins across from the pantry as potential problem areas, although I have been 2 cabins down from the pantry and had no issues. There have been complaints about noisy ice machines and stewards making noise late into the night as the enter and exit the area. You may want to check the file Laundry Room Locations to see what cabins are located near by. Usually it isn’t an issue but you never know.

At the end of the list I have listed some of those SPECIAL FINDS. Those cabins that have something that no other cabin in that category has – like a larger balcony or more interior room. These are things you are not paying extra for.

So now on to the best and the worst (whew) …………..


Conquest Class
(Conquest, Freedom, Glory, Liberty, Valor)
Cabin Comment
1006 Noise from gym

1062 Pantry across the hall
1120 Pantry across the hall
1268 Pantry across the hall
1271 Noise from gangway above
1354 Pantry across the hall
1393 Noise from below
1395 Noise from below
1429 Pantry across the hall
1430 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
1434 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
1442 Noise from anchors - loud / lots of vibration
2278 Noise from above
2364 Pantry across the hall
2432 Pantry across the hall
2446 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2449 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2450 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
2453 Obstructed by the window washing platform when not in use
6224 Noise from Showroom
6249 Noise from Showroom
6358 Pantry across the hall
6367 Noise from below
6400 Noise from below
6402 Noise from below
6418 Above Bar Blue - band played late into the night
6425 Pantry across the hall
6445 Pantry across the hall
6453 Noise from below
6454 Soot on balcony
6456 Above the Lounge
6458 Above the Lounge
6471 Noise from below
6475 Noise from below
6487 Noise from below
7334 Pantry across the hall
7368 Pantry across the hall
7369 Empty space in the middle is Crew work areas
7411 Pantry across the hall
7449 Cigarette butts & trash on the balcony from above
8346 Pantry across the hall
8347 Noise from Lido Deck
8356 Noise from Lido Deck
8370 Noise from Lido Deck
8377 Pantry across the hall - plus noise from above
8425 Pantry across the hall
8425 Noise from above
8426 Noise from Lido Deck
8430 Noise from Lido Deck
8434 Noise from Lido Deck
8445 Noise from Lido Deck
8448 Noise from Lido Deck
NOTE: Aft Deck 8 Conquest class, the sprinklers to clean the windows above come on late at night, don't leave anything on your balcony or it will get soaked.



Destiny
Cabin Comment
1169 Pantry across the hall
1195 Noise and wall shake
1250 Pantry across the hall
1303 Pantry across the hall
2109 Pantry across the hall
2251 Pantry across the hall
2304 Pantry across the hall
6109 Pantry across the hall
6260 Pantry across the hall
6335 Pantry across the hall
7101 Pantry across the hall
7236 Pantry across the hall
7291 Pantry across the hall
8246 Pantry across the hall
8301 Pantry across the hall
9104 Below the gym - noisy


Triumph Class
(Triumph, Victory)
Cabin Comment
1005 Below the gym - noisy

1007 Below the gym - noisy
1009 Below the gym - noisy
1011 Below the gym - noisy
1015 Below the gym - noisy
1017 Below the gym - noisy
1019 Below the gym - noisy
1021 Below the gym - noisy
1062 Pantry across the hall
1112 Pantry across the hall
1262 Pantry across the hall
1348 Pantry across the hall
1399 Pantry across the hall
2221 Pantry across the hall
2363 Pantry across the hall
2414 Pantry across the hall
2418 Next to pantry
6207 Pantry across the hall
6244 Speakers from Show Lounge right below
6360 Pantry across the hall
6398 Loud thumping
6423 Pantry across the hall
7201 Pantry across the hall
7336 Pantry across the hall
7391 Pantry across the hall
8346 Pantry across the hall
8401 Pantry across the hall
8410 Noise from Lido Deck



Fantasy Class
(Fantasy, Ecstasy, Elation, Fascination, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise, Sensation)
Cabin Comment
E165 Noise from crew stairs & galley

E299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
M15 Noise from thrusters in the morning
M298 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
M299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
R144 Mechanical metal clanking and vibrating directly below
R248 Noises
R298 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
U151 Noise from crew stairs
U299 Smaller than standard 185 sq/ft- beds can not be pushed together
V8 Noise from gym
V42 No view


Spirit Class
(Spirit, Legend, Miracle, Pride)
Cabin Comment
1130 Noise from Jazz Club

1151 Noise from above - chairs
4226 Stairwell from 3rd deck that leads right up to the window looking into the cabin
4235 Stairwell right in front of window
4246 Stairwell right in front of window
7197 Pantry / Ice Machine against cabin wall
8144 Noise from Lido deck
8191 Noise from Lido deck
8265 Noise from Lido deck
8272 Soot on balcony

8277 Soot on balcony

Splendor Class
(Splendor)
Cabin Comment
9260 Noise from crew stairway next door



Now that we’ve gotten all through the “bad” stuff let’s talk about the “jewels”. For example:


On the Spirit Class - 7A cabins (obstructed view). These are great cabins since they are a balcony at a bargain rate. But before you book be sure you know where the taller lifeboats are located. The first three lifeboats are taller then the others - which causes more of a view problem then the others. The remaining lifeboats hang below the balcony rail and cause less problems. The cabins with the taller lifeboats are 5142 - 5167 (best to be a couple more cabins back). Cabins 5168 - 5191 and 5224 - 5245 have the shorter lifeboats.

Not that any of them are really bad. After all – how bad can a balcony be?
Additionally 5236, 5238, and 5245 (all 7A’s) have very spacious balconies (extended length) for the same price as the other 7A's. Cabins 6232, 6234, 6281, 7258, 7260, 7303, 8232, 8234 and 8239 also have larger (longer) balconies then cabins in the same category.
Cabins 5238, 6234, 7260, and 8234 are handicap equipped. Keep in mind that if you book a handicapped cabin (more spacious – wider doors – larger bathroom) and you are not handicapped, the cruise line has the right to move you to accommodate the handicapped
cruiser. This may not work out in your best interest. Be sure you know what you are getting into before you book one of these cabins. You should not knowingly book a handicapped cabin unless you have a need it.


On the Triumph, and Victory cabins 6424, 6451, 6432, 6459, 7416 & 7419, shaped like an L and are regular Cat 8 cabins. The interior of the cabin is a little smaller with 1 queen as opposed to the 2 twin/king but the balcony is at least twice the size of the regular cat 8 for the

same price. Same on the Destiny with cabins 6336, 6344, 6363, 6371, 7316 & 7319.


Conquest class: Cabins 2470 and 2473 are 6B's but are about 310 sq. ft. and have 2 windows. Cabins 6442, 6473, 6450, 6481, 7434 and 7439 are larger and have longer balconies then their counterparts. 7228 is a Cat. 11 suite that is handicapped accessible and I’ve been told it is huge as the white area forward of the cabin on deck plan is actually part of the cabin. Please reserve only if needed.


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How can we add to the list! Fantasy V8- noise from gym. Splendor 9260 - noise day & night due to crew stairway next door.
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