Should i change my state room?

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#1
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Hubby and I are booked on the Emerald Princess in October to the Mexican Rivera. We prefer balconies in mid ship... talked to Princess TA and she convinced us to book room R618. she said it was only one away from being mid-ship but the price point was more affordable. I've since learned that this room is right under the Horizon food court and I'm really concerned about the noise- hubby is very sensitive to noise.

Unfortunately, there are only a handful of cabins left in our class: most all in the Rivera deck in the aft (should have same noise problem). R743, 739, 735, 731, 727, 723, and 707.
Two rooms on Aloha Deck: A 202, A 201
One room on Baja Deck: B201
One room on Caribe Deck: C108

Not sure we will be as happy in the very front of the ship, as I have motion sickness issues.

Any advice?
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#2
Williamsburg, VA
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Originally posted by octoberdana
Hubby and I are booked on the Emerald Princess in October to the Mexican Rivera. We prefer balconies in mid ship... talked to Princess TA and she convinced us to book room R818. she said it was only one away from being mid-ship but the price point was more affordable. I've since learned that this room is right under the Horizon food court and I'm really concerned about the noise- hubby is very sensitive to noise.

Unfortunately, there are only a handful of cabins left in our class: most all in the Rivera deck in the aft (should have same noise problem). R743, 739, 735, 731, 727, 723, and 707.
Two rooms on Aloha Deck: A 202, A 201
One room on Baja Deck: B201
One room on Caribe Deck: C108

Not sure we will be as happy in the very front of the ship, as I have motion sickness issues.

Any advice?
Keep you cabin on Riviera.
#3
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Originally posted by octoberdana
Hubby and I are booked on the Emerald Princess in October to the Mexican Rivera. We prefer balconies in mid ship... talked to Princess TA and she convinced us to book room R818. she said it was only one away from being mid-ship but the price point was more affordable. I've since learned that this room is right under the Horizon food court and I'm really concerned about the noise- hubby is very sensitive to noise.



Unfortunately, there are only a handful of cabins left in our class: most all in the Rivera deck in the aft (should have same noise problem). R743, 739, 735, 731, 727, 723, and 707.

Two rooms on Aloha Deck: A 202, A 201

One room on Baja Deck: B201

One room on Caribe Deck: C108



Not sure we will be as happy in the very front of the ship, as I have motion sickness issues.



Any advice?


I'm guessing you meant R618? If so that looks like the best choice of whats available. We prefer Baja deck but not that cabin choice.


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#4
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Seems to me your choices are to:

1. Take your chances under the buffet, which will likely produce noise late at night and early in the morning or;

2. Move to the front of the ship. In which case you might as well get the Caribe balcony with the bigger outdoor area.

As I said on your other thread, we have sailed in Caribe balconies toward the front several times and have no problem with them. That's what we would do, take the one remaining Caribe balcony. This morning there were three, now there is one. Obviously someone else is willing to sail up front.

Do you have a reason to believe you will have seasickness issues up there, or do you just assume so? I've met a lot of people, including my wife, who think they will suffer seasickness and mostly they don't.

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If you don't get sea sick midship it is highly unlikely moving to the front will be noticeable. I would do Carib also because we spend a lot of time on our balcony and that double one is awesome. Also no noise because passengers above and below.


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Staying with the cabin you have seems like your best option all considered and feel you'll still enjoy and have a wonderful time.
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I say stay in the 700's on Riviera. We have many times and the HC above is carpeted in that area by Cafe Caribe.
We have not had any noise issues back there. The further back the better.


The C108 would be good because of the great balcony.
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I was in R743 on a TA on the Emerald 4 years ago -- loved it. No noise issues & great access to the aft deck.
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Originally posted by octoberdana
Hubby and I are booked on the Emerald Princess in October to the Mexican Rivera. We prefer balconies in mid ship... talked to Princess TA and she convinced us to book room R618. she said it was only one away from being mid-ship but the price point was more affordable. I've since learned that this room is right under the Horizon food court and I'm really concerned about the noise- hubby is very sensitive to noise.
R618 is in the Aft, one cabin away from the Mid-Aft, not Midship.

If you want to switch cabins, I suggest any of the cabins R743, 739, 735, 731, 727, 723, and 707. It is under Cafe Caribe that is frequented by less passengers.than Horizon Court.
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Originally posted by easyboy
R618 is in the Aft, one cabin away from the Mid-Aft, not Midship.

If you want to switch cabins, I suggest any of the cabins R743, 739, 735, 731, 727, 723, and 707. It is under Cafe Caribe that is frequented by less passengers.than Horizon Court.
I completely agree. We have stayed in this area (R618) and had no noise issues. Our favorites cabins are the aft R700's on Grand Class ships... You can go straight out the back door to the adults only pool & up one floor to the bar or take a quick flight up the stairs to the buffet for coffee & snacks. So convenient!
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There will likely be cancellations around the final payment date. I would recommend checking cabin availability a few days prior to a day or two after the final payment due date. You may be pleasantly surprised.
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#12
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Originally posted by Shelly97060
I completely agree. We have stayed in this area (R618) and had no noise issues. Our favorites cabins are the aft R700's on Grand Class ships... You can go straight out the back door to the adults only pool & up one floor to the bar or take a quick flight up the stairs to the buffet for coffee & snacks. So convenient!
Yeah! I love those R700 cabins too. For the conveniences mentioned above, as well as that it tends to be a quiet area with limited foot traffic in the corridor.
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#13
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Originally posted by A&Jfamily
If you don't get sea sick midship it is highly unlikely moving to the front will be noticeable. I would do Carib also because we spend a lot of time on our balcony and that double one is awesome. Also no noise because passengers above and below.


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From personal experience I wouldn't agree with this. I was at the front of the ship B102 crossing the Gulf of Alaska and suffered horrendous sea sickness in rough seas - was an amazing balcony view for the inside passage though which was fortunately smooth sailing. However since this time I have generally booked mid or mid aft cabins - last time in February and crossing the Tasman Sea to Sydney we had gale force winds. From the balcony you could see the considerable movement up and down at the front and back of the ship but I felt nothing in the mid ship cabin [Dolphin Deck] and was not effected with motion sickness at all. I would never now travel at the front of the ship.
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Originally posted by -Lew-
There will likely be cancellations around the final payment date. I would recommend checking cabin availability a few days prior to a day or two after the final payment due date. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Good advice Lew!! I agree with you.
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It is after final payment so this is what's left.


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#20
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Are the balconies on Rivera and Baja deck covered?
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