Escape Deck 8 cabin question

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#1
northwestern Pennsylvania
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We are thinking about booking a cabin w/large balcony on Deck 8 on the Escape. I notice on the ship layout that these cabins are above the Escape theater. If anyone booked one of these cabins, did you experience noise from the theater? Suggestions to cabin number?
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We just got off the Escape two weeks and were JUST reminiscing how fantastic our room was on Deck 8! We were in 8134 which is port side in the closest mini suite in that area. I only had 45 steps to get to the District Brew House which was fantastic. We had no noise from any Waterfront venue, nor the theater! The NCL Escape was one of the best vacations we have ever been on.


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Thanks for the info, especially the 45 steps to the District Brewhouse!
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Portland, OR
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We were in 8130 in March, also port side and about 40 steps from the brew house... loved everything about this room and location!
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#5
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This question has been asked about these cabins on the ships with this layout (Breakaway, Getaway and Escape), and I have yet to read of one person saying they heard anything from the theatre.

We were in a similar cabin on the Getaway and had no problem. It is my cabin of choice on these ships.
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#6
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We were in cabin 8154 this past April (not one of the large balcony cabins) and I would definitely warn anyone against this cabin or any close by. Being just steps from the Brewhouse was one of the only positive things I can say about it😕
There was really no way of knowing when we booked that it is situated directly above the shuffleboard court and was noisy most of the day. We also heard booming theatre noise on at least four evenings.
Farther down (I'd say maybe 8144 and forward) should be far enough away from shuffleboard. Not sure how they don't get the theatre noise though!
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#7
northwestern Pennsylvania
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Thank you Aquaman for your input. We took your advice and just finished booking Cabin 8134 on the Escape for our cruise next summer (2018) to Bermuda out of NYC. Wanted to grab this cabin before someone else did!
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Oh dear, we are booked for this month on the Escape in 8746, on the Starboard side. Is there shuffleboard on Deck 7 on both sides of the ship? Worried now about that and potential theatre noise. Challenge is it's a guaranteed balcony, so I can only hope we may be able switch at the port! Alas, such is the risk we take to save some money -- luck of the draw, so can't really complain I suppose!
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Originally posted by aquaman39
We just got off the Escape two weeks and were JUST reminiscing how fantastic our room was on Deck 8! We were in 8134 which is port side in the closest mini suite in that area. I only had 45 steps to get to the District Brew House which was fantastic. We had no noise from any Waterfront venue, nor the theater! The NCL Escape was one of the best vacations we have ever been on.


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That will be our cabin in January, with BIL in the cabin next door...I look forward to sharing the number of steps with our group. :-) We booked that based on our last Escape experience, where a cabin crawl brought us to one of those awesome rooms in the secret hallway.
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Originally posted by barb65
We are thinking about booking a cabin w/large balcony on Deck 8 on the Escape. I notice on the ship layout that these cabins are above the Escape theater. If anyone booked one of these cabins, did you experience noise from the theater? Suggestions to cabin number?
we were with friends who were on deck 8 just above theatre and next to food republic and they moved their room half way through cruise! noise was unbareable!! guess it depends where on deck 8 you are
#11
Fredericksburg, va. USA
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If you want to see if they can change your guarantee assignment, do it NOW>..once on the ship, there will likely be NOTHING available. Most lines will switch you to another cabin of the exact same category, if it's available. Don't wait!
#12
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Thanks everyone! Have spoken to my travel agent, balconies are sold out, but he's putting me on a wait list, so hoping something will come open in the next week (probably unlikely, but crossing my fingers). If nothing changes, oh well, will just have to plan limiting the times we'll be in the cabin while the shows are going on. Good thing we're night owls!