Should deck plans show noise, soot etc too?


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#21
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The Celebrity forum on here has quite a good spreadsheet for the Solstice class ships, which has been put together by a dedicated forumeer from cabin reviews sent in by other members.
Maybe one of you interested members could set up something similar for P&O?
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#22
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Originally posted by terrierjohn
The Celebrity forum on here has quite a good spreadsheet for the Solstice class ships, which has been put together by a dedicated forumeer from cabin reviews sent in by other members.
Maybe one of you interested members could set up something similar for P&O?
One for M class too. Someone draws together in a spreadsheet the reviews which individuals make upon return. It is very helpful and highlights noise and things like near areas that staff use at night.
#23
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Luckily I have no been on Brittania and never will be. The soot on Azura was a problem as well. Strangely on Oriana last month, we saw no soot at all, but I have been on her before when there was quite a lot.
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#24
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Originally posted by jeanlyon
Luckily I have no been on Brittania and never will be. The soot on Azura was a problem as well. Strangely on Oriana last month, we saw no soot at all, but I have been on her before when there was quite a lot.
I always go for midships balcony cabins except for a suite on Oceans I have booked on a mini cruise.

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#26
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Being a lover of aft suites this would rule out Britannia entirely for me - quite apart from all the other design problems, such as the missing staircases.

Never any noticed a soot problem on Ventura or Azura in aft suites.
#27
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Some things are subjective, if you are a very good sleeper noise may not be a problem, the soot thing is a bit hit and miss depending on weather conditions and whether light or heavy oil is burned or the speed the ship is travelling. If you were blind you would not worry about an obstructed view. However I agree with the OP opinion that problematic cabins should be flagged, the cruise lines will know which they are by the number of complaints.
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Originally posted by terrierjohn
Suggesting that holiday providers point out all the reasons why you should not stay in X% of their rooms/cabins is a bit similar to asking turkeys to vote for Xmas.
A perfect way to compare the two --- made me laugh as well :-)
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#30
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Originally posted by Eglesbrech
But what I don’t get is the difference between a sooty cabin and an obstructed view cabin. Why tell customers about one but not the other?
With an obstructed it is cheaper than an outside. Soot, I had a delux baconly on the Azura, top of the price range and could not use the balcony that much because of soot
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