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I've had 2 midship cove balconies twice (Room 2330) and never had any issues whatsoever. When it comes to the Dream class it's cove balcony or no cruise at all - LOVE the cove!! Also, the casino is located on the 5th floor so that's one less place you'd have to worry about noise from
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This is all great input, folks! Thanks so much! Starting to get the idea that the location from bow to stern is more important to noise issues than what is above (with the exception of the galley). But since I haven't seen a deck plan where the galley location is identified, how do you find that out?
And with one poster saying when you look up all you can see are lifeboats, is it possible to even see the stars at night from a cove balcony?
Please keep the comments coming. Learning something new from each of them and sure that others will too.
Our only annoyance was the balcony doors slamming in our neighboring cabins.
We were amazed at the slamming doors as well, seemed to go on and on at times. We did feel like we had noise from below, but not above. We do sleep with a sound machine, which drowns out a lot of noise, but did hear grinding sounds throughout the night...but we would do it again. We loved the privacy, folks in room next to us smoked, which we respect their right to do, and it did not seem as bad as other balconies we have been on.
We had a cove balcony on the Dream and the Breeze. We had room 2326 on both ships. We liked that location because it was close to the mid elevators, which took us straight up to Camp Carnival, MDR, Casino and the Marketplace on the Lido deck.
We didn't remember hearing any noise on the Dream but this time I did notice some. Nothing major but depending on what time we were in the room, we could here them moving chairs around in the MDR, one night we heard them singing one of the songs during late seating. And on rough water nights I could here the life boats swinging or banging. No one else in my family could hear them though. LOL
It's so minor and it would not stop us from booking the Cove balcony in that location again.
If you were to look straight up, no, you can't see stars. But if you look out and up you could still see the sky and stars or moon. It's not the same as being on the upper decks course.
We had 2325 on the breeze and really only heard two noises all week. We heard a rumbling noise most nights which I guess was from waves crashing against the ship. It was quite loud. Kept me awake so much the first night I got up to call guest services because it sounded like something being dragged around above us lol.
Second one was the constant slamming of balcony doors from both of our neighbors. Of course this will happen on any deck. Most people just seem to lack common sense or don't care they are disturbing others by this. I could feel our cabin shake every time they went in or out. :sly:
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