Originally posted by: JusMe
I have noticed that noise insulation on ships is much better in the newer ships then 20 or 30 years ago. Remember the relay old Vacuum toilets that you could hear flush from 2 cabins away ?
I can remember on one cruise on the old Viking Serenade (Launched in 1981, now the Island Escape) The couple in the cabin next to us were fighting, the woman yelling and the male crying (see I did not call him a man). I had called the desk a few times after pounding on the wall did not quiet them down. On the third day of the cruise the Cabin Steward asked if they were still fighting, I told him no, they had made up. He asked how I knew that they made up I just replied "because he is a moaner" For the 5 days they just fought, made up and put room service plates outside the cabin door with lots of beer bottles.
On the Carnival Glory I booked cheap, a 1A cabin. I had the broom closet next to the anchor. Let me assure you that every morning when the anchor doped I heard each and every rung in that chain. It was one cruise where I was up for breakfast every day. One night a noise woke me up, the next morning I discovered it was the drawers sliding open to the stops as the ship was rocking.
Ship cabins are like buying property, LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Do your home work and you should have a good cruise.