Cabin Choice on Viking Longboat help needed

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#1
156 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
We have to make a decision on a cabin on a Viking longboat. We are going to be in the Main (lowest) deck. Our choices are 107,109, and 113. Does it make a difference? Is there more engine noise/vibration towards the back of the ship?

Thanks for your help!
#2
263 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
We stayed on the main deck....I would pick the cabin closest to the main stairs up to the reception area....It is just more convenient but really no big deal. We didn't hear a lot of engine noise or feel much vibration at all....If they rub up against a lock, and they most certainly will, everybody will feel that....but again it is no big deal. Have a great trip. BTW, the cabins on the main deck are actually a little larger than the ones with French balconies.
#3
372 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
It is really a difficult question as folks reported noise in different staterooms. We stayed on the main deck as well.
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#4
md.
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Joined Jan 2009
We are just back from the Forseti, our cabin was on the lowest deck. We heard no engine noise or felt vibrations, but you do hear the water sloshing on the sides, not that it bothered us, it just is not total silence. You do hear sounds from going into locks, as I am sure everyone else does as well. My husband is a light sleeper, so it would awaken him, I, on the other hand, slept through everything. Enjoy your cruise!
#5
Vancouver Island, Canada
639 Posts
Joined Nov 2006
I was on the Viking Odin in the spring in cabin 115 and we never heard anything.
I never heard anyone complain about any other cabin either.
#6
cincinnati, OH
323 Posts
Joined Dec 2008
Just returned from the Grand European tour on the Odin. We were on the lowest level. Can't remember the room number, but we were on the left side of the ship in the center.
To me the noise was horrible. Mostly from passing boats. i thought it sounded like a 747 passing by. I had to use ear plugs which helped some.
My husband was not bothered. Said it was white noise to him.
I wonder if we were on the right side of the boat if the noise would have been less since the passing boats wouldn't be heard as much.
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#7
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Joined Jul 2010
Originally posted by krillsister
Just returned from the Grand European tour on the Odin. We were on the lowest level. Can't remember the room number, but we were on the left side of the ship in the center.
To me the noise was horrible. Mostly from passing boats. i thought it sounded like a 747 passing by. I had to use ear plugs which helped some.
My husband was not bothered. Said it was white noise to him.
I wonder if we were on the right side of the boat if the noise would have been less since the passing boats wouldn't be heard as much.
We were on the right side and I had to use ear plugs all the time too.
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RIVER:
2011 -- Viking Sun 'Rhine Getaway'
2012 -- Viking Primadonna 'Passage to Eastern Europe'
2013 -- Viking Odin 'Tulips & Windmills'
2013 -- Viking Lomonosov 'Footsteps of the Cossacks'
2013 -- Viking Spirit 'Paris & the Heart of Normandy'
2014 -- Viking Schumann 'Elegant Elbe'
2014 -- AMA Waterways 'Melodies of the Danube'
2014 -- Viking Hemming 'Portugal's River of Gold'
2015 -- American Eagle 'Lower Mississippi'
2016 -- Viking Forseti 'Chateaux, Rivers & Wine'
2016 -- Mekong Navigator 'Mekong River Cruise with Saigon & Siem Reap'
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#8
168 Posts
Joined Sep 2013
Just off the Viking Magni. Cabin 217 right hand side in the middle area. Virtually no ship engine noise, a bit of water sounds.......after all we were on a boat. We had a balcony with our door open a bit most of the time.......some noise from river traffic but not bothersome, Some noise in the locks....some more than others. No noise on docking or leaving from dock

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