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Old March 26th, 2013, 09:01 PM
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Default AQ Cabins on Solsticized Ships Advice

I recently booked Infinity for next year in an AQ cabin (very excited about Blu and all). I booked on 9, but now having second thoughts as I hear there are noise problems, being right under the pool.

So I think I want to book on deck 11 - there are plenty of cabins left and price difference is negligible. So which AQ cabins on 11 are considered the best - those more toward the aft? And also, what are the aft-facing AQ cabins on deck 11 like - are they desirable (I've never been in an aft cabin before).

I appreciate any advice.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 09:13 PM
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Hi

Here's a thread with pics on the Aft/AQ cabins you might enjoy...


http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...errerid=422315


I too just booked my first AQ/Deck 11 cabin for next year...Looking forward to it.

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Old March 26th, 2013, 09:34 PM
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I would go for the aft rooms on 11. They are new and have great balconies.
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hello mcamen,
DH & I enjoyed our first AQ on Equinox last spring and can't wait for our second experience in AQ next week on Eclipse! We were on deck 11 last year, forward near the elevators; this year booked in nearly the same place but on opposite side of the ship. Perfect location for us, just a quick hike up the stairs to the solarium pool area w/ lovely pool-side cafe, which we both loved for a quick lunch or healthy breakfast. Aqua Class infused teas brought to your room daily was a pleasant surprise for both of us & my husband can't wait to enjoy that perk again. We actually drank more water and herbal teas because they were so readily available and very refreshing. I don't know where your room is located on deck 9, but suggest you search the posts about that particular area of the ship & move if you don't like it. We were also very pleasantly surprised and happy w/ Blu....everything we were served was absolutely delicious. Wishing you a very relaxing cruise.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 06:14 AM
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We've got 1140 on Millenniun in July, northbound Alaska.

I believe it is supposed to be the cabin to have on Deck 11 - not long until we find out!

Port side cabins on 11 have tiny balconies and some are above the smoking area.

Starboard cabins are similar but smoke-free.

Aft 1136-1140-1138 are supposedly the ones to go for - big balconies and handy for the stairs to the bar.

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Port side cabins on 11 have tiny balconies and some are above the smoking area.

Starboard cabins are similar but smoke-free.

Aft 1136-1140-1138 are supposedly the ones to go for - big balconies and handy for the stairs to the bar.
Aren't the balconies on 11 the same size as other balconies on the ship? I know with the aft you get larger balconies but we do not like to be on the back of the ship like that, we prefer the side where we can lean over the rail and look straight down to the water. I didn't think that they were tinier than the normal cabin balconies.
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The only problem with deck 11 cabins is that there is no shade. If you love sitting in the sun and being baked, you'll be happy. Otherwise, you'll get very little use of your balcony.
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Old March 28th, 2013, 05:09 AM
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Now have to decide between 9 and 11 because none of the aft-facers are available (of course). I'm not a sun person though, so probably should just stick to where I am on deck 9 (I'm not really right under the pool, but further aft, so may be ok?).

Aft cabins look great though (thanks for the pics). Maybe next time...
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We've got 1140 on Millenniun in July, northbound Alaska.

I believe it is supposed to be the cabin to have on Deck 11 - not long until we find out!

Port side cabins on 11 have tiny balconies and some are above the smoking area.

Starboard cabins are similar but smoke-free.

Aft 1136-1140-1138 are supposedly the ones to go for - big balconies and handy for the stairs to the bar.

When Alaska 2014 bookings opened up I quickly reserved this cabin for our B2B cruise in June 2014. PLEASE let us know how you liked this cabin --- pictures would be appreciated if you have the time. Thank you so much.

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The only problem with deck 11 cabins is that there is no shade. If you love sitting in the sun and being baked, you'll be happy. Otherwise, you'll get very little use of your balcony.
We just had a deck 11 cabin on the port side 1109 and we could get shade if the chairs were toward the back of the deck near the sliding door, we did not have a problem.
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We've got 1140 on Millenniun in July, northbound Alaska.

I believe it is supposed to be the cabin to have on Deck 11 - not long until we find out!

Port side cabins on 11 have tiny balconies and some are above the smoking area.

Starboard cabins are similar but smoke-free.

Aft 1136-1140-1138 are supposedly the ones to go for - big balconies and handy for the stairs to the bar.
Wtihabix: We were in cabin 1138 on the Infinity last April on a set of B2B cruises through the Panama Canal. You have commented that the port side cabins on deck 11 may be above smoking areas. Cabin 1140 is above the Sunset Bar, and one of the smoking areas on the M-class ships is the port side of the Sunset Bar. That being said, we did not smell smoke one time during the thirty-one nights we were on the Infinity in cabin 1138. We may have been lucky, but if smoke is a consideration the aft cabins could potentially have that issue.
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