Outside cabin Walk around deck

Alaska 14 day cruise May 2018. I-have been offered an upgrade on the Zaandam. An outside cabin on deck 2 Aft or an outside cabin on deck 3 Mid Ship which is a Walk around deck Which would be the best.

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I've never sailed on the Zaandam. Whenever I am choosing a cabin, I make sure there are cabins above and below me. In looking at the deck plans, personally I would choose deck 2 since deck three midship cabins are below public areas, and could be noisy. Also, on the ships I have been on with walk around decks, folks are able to see into your cabin unless you have the blinds closed. You have to be deliberately peering into the cabins, but I

have seen folks doing just that, probably out of curiosity as to what the cabins look like.

If anyone responds who has sailed on the Zaandam, they will likely have better advice, but I would choose the deck 2 aft outside cabin if I were booking.

Hope that helps!

Thanks so much..good advise

OTOH, if the deck 3 cabin had direct access to the walk-around deck, I would be tempted to take it -- a huge balcony at an outside price!

We have sailed on the Zaandam. Several things to think about. Deck two aft you can leave you curtains open at all times. Uninterrupted view out the window. If there is movement in the ship you will feel it a little more.

Deck three where the walk around deck is. It is midship so less movement. A few things to think about. Folks walk the deck early, so if you are a light sleeper you can hear them. Your view is across the deck and folks do walk by and will stand in front of your window against the rail. And finally during the day the window is tinted and folks can not see in, however in the evening you turn a light on and people can see in so make sure your curtains are closed. Hope this helps.

Thanks Bubba54,

great advice, I never thought about people looking in my windows. I will take deck 2.

We had an outside view one time on the promenade and didn't find it to be all that bad. True, sometimes folk will peer into the window, more often than not thinking it is a public space area beyond, but that was rare. If you are into people watching though, that is a good way to do it, all sorts and kinds and types march around those decks. Of course, those were the days when I was a lot less picky, today, no mini-suite balcony no cruise. Makes little difference where the cabin is located, I lean toward a bit forward of mid-ship though and want a balcony where I don't look down into someone else's.

Thanks Kennicott.


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