Cabin dilemma

Hi all, this will be my first cruise and am learning so much now, that I should have researched before hand...

my Dilemma is our cabin...Lido deck, I wasn’t happy that we are right near stairs and elevators, then I find out laundry right opposite our door...I spoke with TA, sorry can’t move you, ship full...I had paid for balcony, and she told me this was an up grade, from what?? So goodness knows what original cabin was to be...

i will never go through TA again...but being a first cruise I thought it would be wise to...I have let her know how unhappy I am with this, her attitude is, not my problem...

can anyone tell me what I will be in store for, noise wise...

sorry this is so long...thank you...

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A large number of experienced cruises highly covet those Lido Deck cabins-but I understand the other concerns

Good deck, but not cabin...I know putting me there was probably because I mentioned that I get very sea sick..crossing English Channel x2..—thank you..Happy

You got it right when you put your cruise in the hands of a TA and looked the other way. That's why learning to look up deck plans and doing some homework online yourself is a wise move. That's what the definition of an "experienced cruiser" really is..You learn from your mistakes...on board as well as in life. I like the activities as much as the next person, but not where my cabin is. Next time, and I sincerely hope there will be, you can do it yourself. Leaning whats above and below, and reading reviews, some from folks who have actually stayed in your potential cabin, is a VERY valuable tool. What excursions to take, which are a waste, and so on, are all part of it. Eventually you "separate" yourself from at least half the folks on any given cruise who clearly are dazed and confused. Besides, I get a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction doing it myself. GOOD LUCK!!

..Thank you Yankee47..

learnt one lesson already...going abroad, travelling I always do my homework, checking, re checking getting it how I like it...but sadly this time as I know not a thing about cruising I left it to the expert...lol..My sister and I will have to just make the most of it now...good ear plugs...Wink

Since you mentioned you get seasick, if you decide to go on any future cruises, your best bet is to get a cabin on a lower deck in the middle of the ship as there is less movement.

I think the worse area is the cabin across from the workers' entrance/exit. That happened on my first cruise booked through a TI. It didn't occur to me that was what it was making all the noise and the constant ins and outs of the door shutting. Good thing I was a heavy sleeper because once the eyes shut, nothing was heard or seen!

Exactly right!!!

The laundry should not be much of an issue. I do not think people will be doing laundry late at night when you are trying to sleep. The only time I have found laundry to be really busy is people ironing before formal night. If you are a cabin or two off of the stairs or elevator it will not be to bad.

If you are a light sleeper I would suggest packing some ear plugs for sleeping.

Thank you all for your valuable imput...good ear plugs a must...

Im sure we will have a great time.. Love

We always choose our cabin, or at least list ones we would like, and we always use a TA. The ones by the elevators are fine. That should not be a problem. No idea about the laundry.

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