Cabins to Avoid at All Costs

I read many reviews where the writers complains that the noise in their cabins was so loud that they couldn't sleep at night. It ruins their whole cruise experience.  


If you  are an experienced cruiser you know enough to avoid these obvious cabin locations.   Or, if you book through a travel agent, the agent would point out poor choices of cabins. But newbies who are doing cabin selection on their own often don't know enough to be so careful..    Here's a link to the biggest noise offenders.



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11 Answers

We've been lucky so far to have never had a bad cabin. The first cabin we had was connected to another, but luckily we had great neighbors. I've learned not to do that again.

We avoid under the galley, under early morning high traffic areas, near the anchors (if there is a tender port) and under the shops. We thought the shops would be safe since they don't open on port days and don't open until nine on sea days. Every morning at 6:00 they were in there fixing and fussing things, it seemed the dropped more than they stocked. It's one of the "never again" locations for us.

Avoid - Cabins directly across a passenger laundry room.

Cabins next to me

We've always had great rooms with no problem of noise, but we carefully choose the location so we are not under the galley or other potentially noisy area.

and next to the elevators. The article was very basic. IMO - it could have been much more informative. I good writer would surely have added not to room next to BAK1061. Unknown how that was missed on the list/article.

I'm going to stop booking cabins way forward. Never know when the seas will get rough and if your in the very front you might not get much sleep. Experienced this two cruises in a row and have learned my lesson. My next cruise going to try the far aft.

We love being right at the front and have been for 3 previous cruises and our 2 upcoming. On our last cruise we had on really rough morning and I was practically bumping the hallway walls when we left for breakfast. That was the only day we couldn't use the "hidden" deck in front of our room.

Good thing we all have different preferences.

I agree. I have heard that it is quieter in the engine room than in the cabin next to BAKBig Smile

Same here. I sleep like a baby being rocked in a cradle :)


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