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Hi we are looking at booking a cruise on QE and are thinking of booking a cabin on deck 1  but not sure what lurks below and how noisy or not it could be. Anyone been there done that? Thanx Allison

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We have been on deck 1 on QE on several occasions. Most recently less than 2 weeks ago for the new years eve cruise.


In General, deck 1 is a brilliant place to have a cabin as it seems to be convenient for everywhere.  We have had cabins on most decks but deck 1 is always the best for convenience in our opinion. 


The oceanview cabins are slightly larger than the balconies as the balcony part becomes part of the cabin. I prefer the layout of the oceanviews to the balconies too. However, you do need to consider where your cabin is if you are bothered by any noise. Some are above the holes that are opened in ports to take stuff in and out and they can be noisy at times. However, it is only when in port (though it can start quite early). Once we were over one of the baggage loading doors. This was fine until Southampton when we had no problem being up very early!!


We have also had some "hums". We had cabin 1001 recently, which was a great position.  However, once the ship moved there was a fairly loud "hum" coming from a machine room next door. We got used to it and it was fine but it might bother others more. Our latest cabin was 1028, which was a lovely big inside cabin. This was great but did have a gentle hum that went on and off occasionally when we were moving. Again, it didn't bother us but it might bother others. It was a much quieter hum than the one in 1001.


I hope that helps.

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Thank you for your reply  have just visited our T/A today and decided on deck 4. Thanks again.

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