Promenade Cabins on Independence of the seas

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Richardson, TX
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Joined Dec 2006
What cabin, what deck?? Deck 7 is usually preferred if you might be bothered by noise. Deck 8 is a little high to see much going on in the promenade. It would also depend on where your cabin is located. If you are above a noisy bar or above a shop would make a difference.
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Joined Mar 2007
We were on Liberty in February Mid-Deck 8 in promenade room. No noise issues at all. We were able to watch parades from window, noise is pretty muffled though. I don't know about Deck 6 or 7. We loved this room!
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Akron, Ohio USA

Majesty of the Seas - January 12, 2009

Liberty of the Seas - February 9, 2008

Sovereign of the Seas - July 31, 2006
Central PA
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Joined Sep 2004
Recently stayed in a P on deck 7 - noise through the window was not a problem, never heard anything except during parades.
However, most Ps are connecting, and we did hear conversations through the door when our room was quiet.
Another consideration, space. In some ways the P seems even smaller than an inside, because as opposed to an inside, where the bed is at the rear of the cabin, in a P the bed breaks up the combined entryway/sitting area space. The little love seat / window seat space is nice however. Comes down to what's important to you - and keep those drapes closed!
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Catherine and Steve, I live just south of you in Uniontown, Ott Gangl is my name and I am a retired Beacon Journal photographer and we were last week on the Explorer in a PR room I picked expressly for its location on deck 6, no normal noise, when the parade was on or a band played there was just enough sound to alert us that it was going on but not more.

We love people watching and we were close enough for that.

This is the second time we have a promenade room, this one was booked particularly because it was too cold for the two days out and two days back to go out on deck to the pools or anywhere at this time of the year leaving from Bayonne NJ.

We love to people watch, so I'll put a picture here to show you the view from the room.


Northeast Ohio - Home of the 2016 NBA Champion Cavs!
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Check out this link to PR cabin information and a quick review of the 6 day Thanksgiving cruise on the Independence.
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Past Cruises
SS South America - 1962/63 - Great Lakes Summer Cruising as a kid
Rhapsody - 3/05 - W. Caribbean
Adventure - 5/05 - So. Caribbean
Explorer - 4/06 - E. Carribean
Voyager - 4/07 - W. Caribbean
Adventure - 3/08 - S. Caribbean
Coral Princess II; Small Ship Cruising on the Great Barrier Reef - 6/08 - Cairns to Townsville
Independence - 11/08 - W. Caribbean
Liberty - 8/09 - W. Caribbean
Splendour - 9/09 - Greece and Turkey
Independence - 12/09 - E. Caribbean
Splendour - 6/11 - Graduation, Birthday and Family Reunion Cruise
Voyager - 4/12 - W. Caribbean from New Orleans
Independence - 4/13 - 8 day Eastern Caribbean
Freedom - 8/13 - Summer Vacation to the E. Caribbean
Explorer - 6/14 - Bermuda and the Caribean
Liberty - 10/14 Westbound TA - Barcelona to FLL
Explorer - 1/29/15 - Southern Caribbean (Winter Relief)
Quantum - 4/12/15 - 12 days to the Southern Caribbean with the "Quantum Quayzies"
Oasis - 8/1/15 - Summer Vacation - Western
Radiance - 9/11/15 - Vancouver to Hawaii
Serenade - 2/5/16 - Eastern & Southern Caribbean
Navigator - 4/2/16 - Eastern Caribbean
Oasis - 7/16/16 -Western
Empress - 9/8/16 - Key West & Nassau BD Cruise
Harmony - 10/23/16 - Westbound TA

Serenade - 2/9/17 - So. Caribbean

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Harmony - 4/22/17 - Western Caribbean
Jewel - 11/6/17 - TA
Adventure -1/27/18 - b2b - E. & So. Caribbean

Serenade - 10/28/18 - Repo - Boston to FLL
Reflection - 1/28/19 - W. Caribbean & Panama
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Joined Mar 2007 you sure are close to where we live. That's a great view you had on Explorer, but knowing my DH, we couldn't be within view of a food
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Akron, Ohio USA

Majesty of the Seas - January 12, 2009

Liberty of the Seas - February 9, 2008

Sovereign of the Seas - July 31, 2006