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What cabins NOT to stay in on the Carnival Holiday


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Just got back from a 5 day cruise on the Holiday out of Mobile. All in all it was fine but our cabin location was horrible! We were in 172 on the Main deck, an ocean view near the back of the boat. I had read some comments in reviews about vibration possibly being a problem but I was not prepared for the extent of the noise. While we were at sea, cruising at a normal speed everything was fine. However, whenever we were idling (like all day at Cozumel while anchored and tendering to and from the dock) the vibration and extremely loud noise were too much to bear. We could not stay in the cabin. Even ear plugs did not help. The worst was when the ship dropped down to idle speed when arriving back into Mobile Bay at 2:30 AM Thursday morning! After being awaken from our sleep by the roar (it honestly sounded like a train was about to come through the room) my husband and I again had to leave the cabin and try to find someplace to lie down to sleep as we had a long drive home the next morning after debarkation. We ended up in the ship's library which had it's own problems (the air conditioner was set on 50 degrees!) For those of you who are already booked in any cabin on main deck from 170 - 195, BEWARE and, if it was me, I would try to change cabins. If you are thinking of booking on this ship, do not accept these rooms unless you can sleep through anything! I feel that Carnival was remiss in not disclosing this information during booking and wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences on this or other ships?

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Sorry you didn't have the best cabin conditions aboard CCL Holiday.

I'm not sure if the problem is the cruise lines, As you said, you aware from others of sound and vibration at that part of the vessel. This problem is due

in part from the age of the ship (22 yrs old). and smaller size 46,052 gross

tons. Now that you know how these things work you will be a bester cruiser for knowing. I'm sure you will go on another cruise, if you do perhaps look at a upgrade of ships. Good pre-cruise homework will pay off!.

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