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There is already a great thread going on cabins to avoid. It's getting long so I thought I'd start one for Royal Caribbean. Here's a link to one that is active on the main RCI thread: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=19077375&posted=1#post19077375

We had booked #9620 on 3 cruises for 2010 as we had a bumpy ride on a corner aft on the Jewel and decided to switch to midship. On the above thread, someone said "don't book under the Royal Suite" on Voyager class ships. While I knew the Royal Suite had a piano, the noise factor would not have occurred to me. Anyway, I called and, to our surprise, #9320 was available on all 3 bookings. LIfe is good!

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Thanks for posting this over here. I added my two cents on the original thread. After one bad experience being under the pool area, DH and I book a cabin (usually a JS) which has passenger decks above and below.

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I added pics of the Cafe Promenade sign in front of PR cabin 6263 on the cabins to avoid last night. We were on Voyager. The sign sticks out and up and blocks the walkway and you cant look directly down because of the sticking out. It wasnt awful, but Id have been upset if we paid full PR price for it. We got it as a inside guarantee.

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Hi, I am booked on the Indepence Of the Seas March 2010 and I'm now really worried about our choice of cabin. We booked (GS) #1268 and I'm worried about #1 being the hot tub over hang is it right over our room?? and #2 about all the noise being under the Solarium.

 

We really need to be in a Grand Suite as we need the room. So if anyone has stayed in this room or right near it could give me some answers that would be great. There are some other rooms still available but near the general area.

 

So Please anyone, I would like to able to sleep and enjoy my balcony without having a big over hang above us.

 

Thanks Heather:)

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Can anyone tell me where the original thread for Cabins to Avoid Best and Worst can be found. I had it saved in my Favorites; but now it won't bring it up. Thanks.

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We always book on the deck under the pool--and have never had a noise issue. They're very convenient if you spend a good deal of your day at the pool!

It doesn't look like the hot tub is over your GS 1268---and ALL balconies are shaded by the deck above....

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What's This Cabin Like? We Will Be On it TA In November Barcelona To Galveston Nov 7-21

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Our room was 7056 and BF's parents were in 7054. There's a door that was below us that was constantly being slammed shut making it difficult to sleep. BF's parents could hear it too but not as bad since the door was directly below us. We had to call Guest Relations 4 nights in a row and the 5th day we went to talk to the manager at Guest Relations since he left us a voicemail.

 

At first we were told it was a door to a pantry. When we talk to the Guest Relations manager, he determined it was a door used by the casino manager. He told us that he advised the casino manager not to slam the door but obviously his orders weren't followed. I told him to put a sign on the door as a reminder but he argued with me that telling the casino manager was sufficient. He compensated us with a 15% discount on a future cruise to be used within a year which I feel now isn't adequate but at that time I thought the problem was resolved. The door was sometimes closed carefully but most of the time it wasn't and this would happen well into the night around 2AM until the casino emptied I supposed. Only 2 nights it was quiet enough for me to sleep after midnight. We gave up with calling the Guest Relations manager because it would just aggravate us then we really wouldn't be able to sleep. He said he didn't work at that hour and would have to get up and go to the casino manager to tell him to stop. On those previous nights, he would then call us back and then we were wide awake and angry.

 

There was no way by looking at the deck plans that there would be doors below us. We thought it would be safe since it just looked like a hallway between the casino and sports bar. The ship was booked full so we were not able to change rooms.

 

Please note that while this was irritating, it did not ruin my cruise but my BF isn't sure he'd want to sail with RC again. Luckily we were able to take naps in the afternoon during port days when the casino wasn't opened.

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Hello fellow cruisers, I'm new onboard and I have a dilemma. Is cabin #2640 on RCI Adventure of the Seas a good choice? It's on Deck 2, Ocean View and near the aft? Above is Vivaldi Dining Room and below, engines??? I've read that being seasick prone, having a lowest deck is ideal but how about the noise level above and below? Or I should go for #6373 Inside Cabin. I'm given very limited choice as these are under the special senior rates. I'm so lost now and I need to book soon ... its for a 7 Nights Southern Caribbean on Mar 28 2010. Greatly appreciate any suggestions.

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We are first time cruisers and we are going on the Majesty of the Seas, Deck 4, room 4588. My husband and I are going with our two "adult" kids, ages 20 and 26. I had heard that the 20 year old might be able to have a drink on board, is that correct? Also, is it okay to bring our own bottled water and canned sodas?

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Wondering if anybody knows if the 9th deck at the FRONT of the ship is going to have a lot motion because it is at the front of the ship? We will be on Adventure of the Seas. Not worried about the noise.

 

We are going transatlantic in May and since we have always had lower decks and mid ship rooms in the past, I am nervous about this front of the ship deal for motion sickness.

 

thanks

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For the first time we took a guarantee outside room where RC picked our room for us. We were assigned room 2278 at the very end of the hall. Turns out it was right outside Studio B and there were parties going on until 2 a.m. and every time the staff opened the doors to take things in and out it was as if the music was being played directly in our room. Then they needed to clean up afterward so there was banging going on until 3 a.m. The first night we complained to our room steward and she said “it was probably the waves you heard”. WHAT? At midnight the next night, hubby went out and found staff coming out of the studio and he asked how much longer this was going on. The staffer with a huge smile said “Not much longer. The private party is only booked until 2:00 a.m.”!!!!! We ended up borrowing earplugs that had already been used (my sister YUCK) and borrowing a sound machine that we turned up to the loudest volume possible to get a little bit of sleep.

 

After 3 nights in a row (of a 5 night cruise) of complaining we were told we would be given a credit for 15% off on our next cruise. Not great but ok it’s something. Then we got the letter and it states “We are eager to restore your goodwill and hope you will accept a discount offer valid towards a future cruise with Royal Caribbean International. The discount value will be 15% of the cruise fare paid for this sailing. The offer is per person and valid for the price of the cruise only for a stateroom comparable to yours on this sailing”. As if we would EVER get that quality again! This was our 6th cruise on RC and we are VERY unhappy with the whole way they handled our complaint. We will NOT ever sail on Adventure of the Seas again.

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We are going to book on Yoyager of the Seas for a December cruise soon.

Has anyone ever stayed in a promenade room? It has a small window that overlooks the promenade. I am wondering if the room would be loud. It might be better than an interior with no windows.

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We are going to book on Yoyager of the Seas for a December cruise soon.

Has anyone ever stayed in a promenade room? It has a small window that overlooks the promenade. I am wondering if the room would be loud. It might be better than an interior with no windows.

 

Cabin 7557 on the Voyager

 

 

http://public.fotki.com/SpringTx/voyager-of-the-seas-1/voyager-w-carb-2010-230.html

 

Its not loud at all, have had 3 promenade room

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Voyager class interior cabin 7383

 

My daughters stayed in this cabin on Mariner, and were awakened throughout the night by the sound of carts banging. There must be a storage area behind this cabin that's not visible on the deck planes.

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We are going to book on Yoyager of the Seas for a December cruise soon.

Has anyone ever stayed in a promenade room? It has a small window that overlooks the promenade. I am wondering if the room would be loud. It might be better than an interior with no windows.

We had a promenade room on royal caribbean and noise was not a problem. It was nice having a window and you could watch the action from your cabin. The only downside was that the promenade room directly across from you could see in your room if the drapes were not drawn. We enjoyed the promenade room and would book one over an inside anyday. Hope that helps. :)

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We just returned from B2B cruises on Radiance of the Seas -- booked cabin 7514 (last minute booking). Will NEVER stay in the cabin again. Nice balcony (only one neighbor and room for 3 chairs), very, very forward so good walk. Bad was we heard ALL the noise from the Aurora Theater (when rehearsing and for two nightly shows). Didn't let it spoil our cruise at all -- just will never book it again.

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We are going to book on Yoyager of the Seas for a December cruise soon.

Has anyone ever stayed in a promenade room? It has a small window that overlooks the promenade. I am wondering if the room would be loud. It might be better than an interior with no windows.

We stayed in 6291 in March in the Voyager. We could hear noise from the pub every night but it was never loud enough to keep us awake. I would sit in the "bay window" and people watch. My only complaint was that I never knew what the weather was unlike until I was on a different deck.

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We have hump cabin 9618 on The Voyager for our March 2011 cruise, right below the Royal Family Suite. Yes they have a Grand Piano but from what I have been reading here at Cruise Critic, from other people who have had this cabin before me, this has never been too much of an issue. One poster said he did hear someone banging on the piano one night but it wasn't very loud and did not last long.

 

As if I am lucky enough to get some who does know how to play the piano I will love to hear them while relaxing on my balcony with a pot of coffee and a plate of fresh pastries next to me.

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Hi,

I just booked a family ocean view guarantee room. I was told by my TA that I would not be put into a lower room. At the time of the booking this was the most expensive OV room. Now 2 days later I checked my reservations and fot the FO room guarantee it says they can put us into any OV room. I do not want a floor any lower than the 6th fl which I told the TA that and she called RC and they asuured her that wouldn't happe. However now seeing the reservation I'm not so sure. The only cabins available above the 6th floor were balcony rooms. Should I just call back and get a balcony room or hope I get the Fo which is what I really want. Any help would be appreciated.

Thank-you

Barbara

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Two years ago we stayed in suite 1568 on the Mariner of the Seas.

Loved the location.

Minimal noise from above or the utility area catey-corner to the door.

The only noise we got was from the door bell ringing before 1am. when the young'ns would be playing DING-DONG-DITCH. One complaint to the main desk and the problem was solved.

Safe travels.

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Sailing on Freedom of the Seas on 8/22 western Caribbean. What side of the ship is the best to have a balcony cabin on? Have some options to switch if necessary. Currently have left side mid-ship.

Thanks.

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side will not matter since you never know which way you will come into the port to dock. I've been to the same port on the same ship and we have docked differently, so no rhyme or reason to it as I have seen.

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Hello there, does anyone know when RCI allocate guarantee staterooms? I'm now questioning my madness in booking a guarantee, but am wondering if they allocate early enough and I'm not happy, I could try and move even if I have to pay extra. RCI have told me I can move category. I've booked an OV guarantee. We are really not too worried where we will be except I don't fancy somewhere VERY noisy. Thank you!

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Actually I've just looked again and they've allocated our room... deck 2 room 2324 which is an 'Accessible' stateroom. It's further down that the room that is talked about in this thread (I think Sunshine). Anyone has any comments please?

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Has anyone stayed in this cabin? How is the noise an most of all the view?

 

We love cabin 9692!

 

We did not hear any noise. A slight vibration is detectable but not significant.

 

Nothing like looking at the wake. The superstructure on the back of the ship becomes part of the scenery. Looks great in photos. Having 2 lounge chairs, table and two sit up chairs on the deck is wonderful. We enjoyed breakfast outside in the AM, sunbathing in the afternoon, (no chair hogs - chairs always available!) and cocktails before dinner. We could invite friends and there was room for everyone to sit.

 

It is a very long walk so don't forget anything when you leave the cabin. It is pretty open, the only shade comes from an overhead beam so, if it rains, you won't be able to sit outside. The cabin above can look down on you and you can look down on the cabin balcony below.

 

We booked 9392 for this year because 9692 was not available.

Edited by DianeMMHH

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Hello fellow cruisers, I'm new onboard and I have a dilemma. Is cabin #2640 on RCI Adventure of the Seas a good choice? It's on Deck 2, Ocean View and near the aft? Above is Vivaldi Dining Room and below, engines??? I've read that being seasick prone, having a lowest deck is ideal but how about the noise level above and below? Or I should go for #6373 Inside Cabin. I'm given very limited choice as these are under the special senior rates. I'm so lost now and I need to book soon ... its for a 7 Nights Southern Caribbean on Mar 28 2010. Greatly appreciate any suggestions.

 

If you're prone to motion sickness, I'd suggest booking a cabin midship, a low deck. I had an inside midship on deck 3, Radiance, and didn't get sick once. I know I don't have to book an OV, or I'll have a tendency to look outside at the waves, and that's when I'll get sick. But a low deck midship would be perfect I think. Whatever cabin you chose, have a great cruise

 

Cindy

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Thanks for that info. You have any pics? Are u able to lounge on the balcony an see the water without having to look through all those beams. I did not realize the aft on this ship was so different than others I have seen. Don't like they can look down at me or me look down at them. is there a small cover at all? I would think there would be. I liked it because there did not seem to be anything like dining or dancing below or above I have had that before an made for some restless nights. I enjoy hanging on my deck an relaxing i don't get into the noise at the pools but do enjoy a hot tub at night. Do they deliver dinner menu to the room on this ship? I always bring wine an relax in my room do they still allow u to bring wine on? This will be my first aft. do u think I will be impressed or try for a balcony on side ship?

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We love cabin 9692!

 

We did not hear any noise. A slight vibration is detectable but not significant.

 

Nothing like looking at the wake. The superstructure on the back of the ship becomes part of the scenery. Looks great in photos. Having 2 lounge chairs, table and two sit up chairs on the deck is wonderful. We enjoyed breakfast outside in the AM, sunbathing in the afternoon, (no chair hogs - chairs always available!) and cocktails before dinner. We could invite friends and there was room for everyone to sit.

 

It is a very long walk so don't forget anything when you leave the cabin. It is pretty open, the only shade comes from an overhead beam so, if it rains, you won't be able to sit outside. The cabin above can look down on you and you can look down on the cabin balcony below.

 

We booked 9392 for this year because 9692 was not available.

 

 

Thanks for that info. You have any pics? Are u able to lounge on the balcony an see the water without having to look through all those beams. I did not realize the aft on this ship was so different than others I have seen. Don't like they can look down at me or me look down at them. is there a small cover at all? I would think there would be. I liked it because there did not seem to be anything like dining or dancing below or above I have had that before an made for some restless nights. I enjoy hanging on my deck an relaxing i don't get into the noise at the pools but do enjoy a hot tub at night. Do they deliver dinner menu to the room on this ship? I always bring wine an relax in my room do they still allow u to bring wine on? This will be my first aft. do u think I will be impressed or try for a balcony on side ship?

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