Question About Carnival Cloud 9 Spa Balcony

Has anyone gotten one of the Cloud 9 Spa Balcony rooms before? We'll be traveling with another group and we have the option of getting one of these rooms. We have 2 children with us, and I know they aren't able to use the Spa or the tubs or rooms, but I thought it might be a nice change to try. My only concerns are that it is on the 11th deck, towards the front of the ship (which I've read might make for a choppier stay), and the water slide is right below it.

Had anyone actually had one of these rooms? Is it loud with the water slide, and choppier than a normal room? I'd like to try it, but my wife does get motion sickness and has gotten sea sick before. I'd love any feedback you might have to offer!

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Repost to put this post back on the boards to hopefully get you a response.

What ship are you asking about? I'm actually curious about this answer too.

we had a balcony room in the spa area on the Breeze a couple years ago. If I’m not mistaken they will not allow children in that area, but I could be wrong. I’m almost positive they have to be a certain age before they can use the spa as well. The only problem that was had in that area was the gym was above one of our friends rooms. Every morning early, they would hear the free weights being dropped on the floor. Be sure to check what is above your room. We personally did not have any issues, however we didn’t feel like it was worth the cost. We always get our room on the upper decks, mostly the Lido deck. The choppiness has never bothered us.

I had one last April. I loved it! We were also right outside the water slide as well 11241. You could not even hear the outside activities. The first day was the only day that we felt choppy, but we also attributed it to the fact we had to get our sea legs back anyway. I enjoyed the area very much with the less foot traffic. I also enjoyed walking out of my room, down the steps and we were right on the lido deck for food and fun! I am unsure as children's ages in this category as well. I say if you can afford it and the kids are welcome, go for it.

ON any ship being more towards the bow or stern and on a higher deck will always have more motion than being on a low deck midship. BUT the motion is not "choppy" it is more of a rocking, though those that truly suffer from seasickness (not generalized motion sickness) this can still be a problem. So if available pick a cabin closer to the midship area, if the idea of these cabins appeal to you.

AS for noise from the water slides I can't absolutely state there will be no sound, but the water slides only operate from about 10am till 6pm. So unless you take afternoon naps there shouldn't be too much of a problem with sound interrupting sleep. The biggest cabins that experience sound, as noted by a previous poster, are the ones directly below the gym and class areas. The spa opens the gym section at 6am on most ships and the use of heavy weighted equipment can be heard.

There is no age restrictions for these cabins, just for the use of the Cloud 9 Spa pass and other included spa amenities, but you might get the "stink-eye" from other passengers in this area if the kids are noisy. Many that pick this area because the passways ares known to be very quiet, but if the kids are the reserved type they many not even notice that there are children with you. As noted

As an alternative you can also buy the Cloud 9 spa pass (either for the entire cruise or on a daily basis) and stay in a cabin in any location. You do lose amenities like the in cabin lones (extra trial sized spa toiletries, the slippers, and special on board use robe), the 2 free exercise classes and the body index analysis. SO compare the price of your prefered cabin location plus the price of the separate pass (found in the carnival.com FAQs) to see if it may economical sense.

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