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#2
Northern Colorado
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I have had no problems with sound coming from the outside corridors.

Adjoining cabins, however, are a different story. The doors are really not very soundproof. We were unfortunate enough to have very noisy people next to us. They fought a lot, and did other extremely noisy things as well. Enough to wake me from a sound sleep, and I am a very heavy sleeper.

If you can avoid connecting cabins with strangers, do so.
#4
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Some of this can vary by cruise ship.

If you have a specific cruise ship in mind I would post this on the cruise line board for that cruise.

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#5
Fredericksburg, va. USA
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Unfortunately, you WILL hear loud folks as they pass your door. You are likely to hear more from the hallway, than from above, below or beside you.
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We have had neighbors who fought a LOT - not very fun - one night we called guest services to ask them to intervene. They were louder than any hall noise.
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Unfortunately the the cruise line (iberocruceros)do not have a board yet, nor does the ship, she used to be the Carnival Celebration
#8
Moon Township, Pa
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Cabins are not very soundproof, especially on older ships, like the Celebration. I've heard people talking in the room next door, children playing and babies crying.
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#9
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Ear plugs don't take up much luggage space and can be used in case of noise from other cabins and the hall.

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#10
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Originally posted by dorisis
Ear plugs don't take up much luggage space and can be used in case of noise from other cabins and the hall.
Ditto that, I'm a light sleeper and all of the ships I've been on have had enough noise to wake me up, (same for hotel rooms). Soft, squeezable, foam ear plugs will work wonders!
#12
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Originally posted by johnnie1uk
Thanks, i was thinking about sounds from us as well
It could be worse. You could be next to a wise guy like me who applauds when 'your noise' has finished. It could ruin other private moments through the remainder of the cruise.

http://luv2cruise.blogspot.com
#13
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Since I have traveled a lot over the past years, I take a MARPAC "white noise" machine for sleeping. It maintains a constant sound no matter where you are attempting to sleep.

It failed only once when the folks in the next room were attending a high school band competition and thought that practicing would be best done at 2:00 AM.

For cruise purposes, it is perfect.

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#14
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Originally posted by chipq
It could be worse. You could be next to a wise guy like me who applauds when 'your noise' has finished. It could ruin other private moments through the remainder of the cruise.

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With that kind of encouragement i might give an encore
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There are "Apps" for smart phones that will do soothing sounds to go to sleep and stay asleep. They are only a couple of bucks each such as SleepMachine for the iPhone. They include the ability to choose what types of sounds and how many you want mixed together at what level and timers to turn them off after X amount of time. They do work with the phone in Airplane Mode which it should be when on any ship not in port.
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#16
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Mostly I hear cabin doors when they slam shut. I never hear anyone talking or the TV from the cabins next door. If you have a public area above or below you, you might hear some noise.
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Originally posted by Jimnbigd
Mostly I hear cabin doors when they slam shut. I never hear anyone talking or the TV from the cabins next door. If you have a public area above or below you, you might hear some noise.
Ditto......maybe in the hallway once or twice but never inside our cabin? Hmm?

Just do not book under the jogging track or basketball courts, friends did hear some "noise"/pounding on their deck a few times
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#18
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Methinks that the cruise lines have addressed this problem. On our first cruise, we had a newly wed couple next door. Need I say more??? At least they didn't turn the ship upside down. Not that they didn't try.
#19
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The ship does have stabilisation, so that's maybe why it didn't roll over. Imagine what would've happened if it hadn't
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#20
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On my last cruise, I had trouble sleeping sometimes because I could hear the people next door snoring or watching tv. Fortunately, I discovered that if I laid on my side, I could hear the hum of the engine below me, and this helped drown out the other noises and helped me fall asleep.
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