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We are looking into booking an OV cabin on the Amsterdam for a long cruise. Any recommendations of specific cabins that are quiet; no noise from engines, thrusters, kitchens, or people walking above.

Thank you in advance.

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We always liked the cabins closer to the lower open aft decks - almost your own private deck with loungers and view of the wake as well as stairs up or down from the aft Lido. Yes you are closer to the engines back there and the lower aft open deck space can be noisy due to the churning water noise but it becomes mesmerizing to be so close to the power of the sea and the ship cutting through all that water. We spent 50 days on the similar Rotterdam in this part of the ship but did not notice much noise in the cabin itself, or if we did it became basically "white sound" background noise.

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The outside cabins on Lower Promenade are smaller than the outsides on the two lower decks, but they are a lot closer to that great promenade. If you do select a cabin on that deck, do know that those between the mid-ship elevators and the aft elevators are under the galley, and have potential for noise in the middle of the night.

 

The outsides on Main Deck are under the promenade, and there could be noise from heavy-footed walkers, or those who run/jog in spite of the prohibition of doing so. There is public space that is visited by few on the aft of this deck.

 

If you look at cabins one deck below Main, be careful of those forward of the forward elevator. It can get bumpy there, and as you go much further forward, you can hear the seas crash against the hull, and noise from the chains when at anchor.

There can also be a bit of traffic by the infirmary entrance on port side.

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6100 and 6102 are small and get noise from the Queen’s Lounge. You probably want to avoid them.

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We have twice booked an obstructed cabin on the Lower Promenade under the MDR closer to the elevators and outside deck door on the 14 day Alaska Cruise on the Amsterdam. In fact, we have booked the same cabin on other HAL ships. The outside deck is steps away and the location is quiet above and around. Dining venues are close and it is a good value. You do not want to be midship on the Amsterdam as Ruth pointed out, under the galley and noisy (we made that mistake only once!) You also do not want the cabin right next to the outside door either. The flagship Amsterdam is a well maintained, beautiful ship with a great crew!

 

Karen

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Dolphin Deck, between the forward and mid-ship elevator/stairway foyers: I have had several cabins in that area on both the port and starboard side. Best OV cabin area on the ship, in my opinion. Be a bit cautious about #1827 and #1829, however. The stairway to the tender platform on Deck A is at the foyer were #1827 is located. When that platform is being used and the outside temperature is cold or hot, such conditions can be experienced in the foyer and hallway outside those cabins. Inside, you won't feel a thing, however. The duplicate cabins' hallway on the port side don't experience this difference in temperature usually.

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Thank you all so much. You have really given us a good idea of where we will find our "ideal" cabin. We really appreciate Cruise Critic.

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