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We weren't under a pool on the Crown, but we were under a pool on the Coral. Baja 529 for a 3 night coastal cruise. It wasn't really noisy, but I did notice a hum in the walls. It didn't bother you really, like a thumping noise would. Actually I like a white noise to help me sleep so it wasn't bad.

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No personal experience with it (personally I'd never book a cabin that wasn't sandwiched between 2 other cabin decks), but there was just a thread on here about how the PH suites on Riviera deck don't seem to sell out because of the noise. The general consensus is it depends how sensitive how are to noise. One of the worst things I've heard people complain about is the very early morning cleaning up on the pool decks. Apparently the crew has to move the loungers around and that does bother some people.

 

If you aren't noise sensitive and tend to use the pools, I say why not??? Go for it... it will probably work out ok for you.

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Hi Everyone. I am looking at booking a cabin on the Crown for next January. There are a couple of rooms under the Calypso pool that are available. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with these reguarding noise etc. Let me know. Thanks.

 

 

There have been quite a few discussions about Riviera deck cabins under the pool area on the Crown. Be careful as they can be noisy with deck chairs being dragged around etc. :)

 

We were on Riviera deck on the Crown but were all the way aft in a balcony and it was perfect.

 

Most people will tell you the noise is not a factor, all I can say is do your homework. ;)

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There have been quite a few discussions about Riviera deck cabins under the pool area on the Crown. Be careful as they can be noisy with deck chairs being dragged around etc. :)

 

We were on Riviera deck on the Crown but were all the way aft in a balcony and it was perfect.

 

Most people will tell you the noise is not a factor, all I can say is do your homework. ;)

 

I am in room R607 for the 11/10 sailing of the Crown. I believe it is more under the cafe than the pool so I hope it's not that bad. I booked a BG gaurantee and got this BB. Can I ask what your room # was?

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:) I agree, I always book a cabin with cabins above and below...too many horror stories...treadmills running all day...dragging deck chairs all day, rehersal music from the theater, bingo #'s being called..casino bells etc etc etc...it is your vacation don't make a big mistake...

No personal experience with it (personally I'd never book a cabin that wasn't sandwiched between 2 other cabin decks), but there was just a thread on here about how the PH suites on Riviera deck don't seem to sell out because of the noise. The general consensus is it depends how sensitive how are to noise. One of the worst things I've heard people complain about is the very early morning cleaning up on the pool decks. Apparently the crew has to move the loungers around and that does bother some people.

 

If you aren't noise sensitive and tend to use the pools, I say why not??? Go for it... it will probably work out ok for you.

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You'll hear more noises if it's a hot-weather itinerary. People tend to spend more time near the pool areas for those itineraries. For colder weather itineraries (Alaska and northern Europe), you'll hear less noises if your cabin is underneath the pool deck. I think underneath the pool is not really a problem, but underneath the deck chairs may pose a bigger problem, especially if people shift the chairs around.

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Here's a copy and paste from a recent thread. It's from my 9/16/07 CB cruise:

 

 

My cabin is Riviera 403. This is an inside cabin of the II category and one of only 6 cabins (R403, 407, 507, 508, 514, and 515) of this built that I could see on my deck plans. While all other inside cabins (including others of the II category) are of the pre-fab kind, these 6 cabins are clearly custom build and are approximately 50% larger than the pre-fab kind. Their orientation isn’t port-starboard like most other cabins but aft-forward.

I want to emphasize that these six cabins are not handicap designated cabins but are almost as large as these.

As you enter R403 the door opens to your left toward “the middle“ of the cabin which consists of two “areas“. The desk with one chair is immediately to your right along the hallway wall. The bed (in this case configured as queen) occupies most of the space up to the door area. To the left of the door and perpendicular to the hallway wall, runs an island which contains the fridge, a raised TV, some closet space below (facing the bed), as well as a waist high counter area. There is a good 4 feet of space between the island and the bed.

Behind the island is that second space which leads to the head (so basically you travel in an inverted ‘U’ from cabin door to the head around the island). Here, there are 4 full length closet doors. One has shelves and the in-room safe/life vests, the second has the beach towels and a hanger rod (but no hangers), the third and fourth doors open to one closet space behind them with a rod and hangers. The head is indeed small as I read on cruise critic. The shower is about 3 feet by 2.5 feet.

The decoration of the cabin is essentially beige walls with light wood trimmed accents at every edge all around. All shelve and closet knobs have faux gold accents while all lighting has a brass look to it and “look nautical”. A large mirror that spans across the bed’s headboard creates an illusion of more space. There is a large painting of a coastal scene with lots of small sailboats on the wall facing the cabin door.

I wish the cabin would have some hooks to hang things on. My cabin on the AOS had these as I entered the room, which was very convenient for hanging up my hat, sunglasses, and lanyard with room key. I’m using the edge of the bar that holds in the TV for these purposes as a makeshift. Also, unless I have missed some kind of hidden drawer, I have not seen paper and a pen; fortunately, I brought my own to make quick notes.

Here are some details I noticed. Cleanliness: The toilet had a piece of toilet paper in it (luckily completely white…) and when I moved the phone to a location closer to the bed, a hair band fell out from the cables (the previous owner was a long haired brunette). Maintenance wise, I’ve notice that the middle shelve of the end of the island is obviously broken (about a 30 degree down angle), one of the desk drawer knobs is quite visibly out of alignment as if something heavy bent it sideways, and the closet door where the beach towels are has a completely broken off top hinge. Small details, that’s all; the observations only a consequence of me having been a Hotel Front Office Manager earlier in life.

There was some machinery noise going on ocasionally behind my wall. It was sort of a deep whine but not toooo loud. There was some movement of pool lounges during the day but nothing too crazy. The only night it got a little loud was the night they prepared the pool area above my room for the tropical party; the conga line seemed to move above me but this quieted down very suddenly between 12-1am. I could sometimes hear just a tad of the bass from the band playing above in the afternons.

 

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Since it was such a unique cabin and layout, I posted pics of the cabin in the same thread:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showpost.php?p=11929952&postcount=16

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Thanks Much for all the replys. We typically look for Balcony cabins and since they are already called for this year and we are looking kind of last minute your replys are calming my fears. :) We are looking at the cabins R508 & R515. We will be doing the southern caribbean itinerary and most of the port days start at 7 or 8 so we will be up early and we like to check out the entertainment at night so I think we should be alright. Thanks again for all your comments. It is so nice to have a place to go with these questions. Happy Cruising!

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