Posted June 4th, 2017, 12:49 PM
Glad to hear that you had a good cruise. There appears to be a long delay in reviews getting posted. I wrote one last week on our recent cruise on Aurora and it's still not published. Any info in the meantime on how you found the aft cabins would be much appreciated. We have a booking for an F deck aft corner wrap suite and are concerned about noise disturbance from the Live Lounge, even though we are 2 levels up from it, as reviews to date have been contradictory.
Hi, we were in F729 (sigh, to be there now) and the Ventura Suite (F730 / 31 we think) was to our left. We also had the chance to watch the folks enjoying the wrap round cabin on the deck below *G deck below the Ventura Suite)
All we can do is to compare with our last stay in August 2015 in the same cabin.
We thought that the noise level from the Live Lounge was far less - they certainly did not rehearse at full blast in the day and we could hardly hear them at all in the evening. Just a faint noise a very slight vibration for the bass. We asked the couple we had seen on the G deck wrap round suite about the noise and they said that they hadn't heard anything at all and from where we were they certainly appeared to love the extra space and chance to dine on the balcony.
We did experience some soot though - probably more than on our first cruise. Having said that the cabin steward hosed it down twice a day (poor man) -- I'd say that there were about 40 very small specks on the balcony this morning from overnight. Some days were better than others. We did enjoy a day on the balcony and weren't affected at all and didn't look like of one of the 101 Dalmatians when we came inside :-)
We just loved the peace and quiet at the back - couldn't believe that anyone else was on the ship and slept like logs. The sunsets from the back were amazing. The cabin steward, Jose, was brilliant - one of the best ever.
We did feel some judder from the engines at times, but that is normal for any ship at the back when docking and we got used to it.
From where we were, the wrap round balcony looked amazing and we loved our cruise. Would we book it again - in a heart beat - soot or no soot.
Which cabin have you booked?
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