No I don't mean because of a leak or mechanical issues...that other thread got me thinking about this...did you pick it? did the TA do it? and what was it that made it a horror show? noise? smells? neighbors? anything...inquiring minds and all...ours was on an NCL ship right after the smoking ban went into effect...clods next door were chain smokers, made our balcony unusable. went on record with the HEAD of the hotel side...yes you can get at him...then complained after we got home...wound up with a $750 credit on our next one....but I'll bet things like that are over...the ship would have to sink b4 someone issued a credit that big.

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3 cruises ago we were in the front of the boat 1st floor. All we heard was the waves crashing into the boat all night..& the laundry facility was below us also. Never again will I get a room in the front of the boat.

3 cruises ago we were in the front of the boat 1st floor. All we heard was the waves crashing into the boat all night..& the laundry facility was below us also. Never again will I get a room in the front of the boat.

Carnival Pride on Deck 3. Movement was minimal, but the hallway, as was the rest of the ship, was very dark and there were unmarked ramps right outside my cabin near the elevators. My Dad was travelling with me (family vacation), and he has arthritis in both knees. He wretched both his knees a number of times because he kept tripping over said ramps. I even had trouble and kept tripping over the ramps because I couldn't see them.

Since we were right under the theater, late at night, we would hear everything that was going on. The theater, as were most other parts of the ship, was not very well insulated. Now, sometimes we will go to the late night activities, so we didn't mind there being late night activities, However, when you keep hearing the blaring music at midnight or 1am when you're trying to sleep, that's a bit much.

Did you guys pick those cabins? or did you have "help"?? Cyber is anonymous, its ok to fess up...or blame somebody who "should have known"....

First cruise, travel agent had us in a cabin towards the front of the ship. I learned quick to see where I wanted to be, and book my own cruises 😄!

We had one under the pool deck area, which was only a little annoying in the morning when they were putting out the deck chairs.

you've got watch out for slamming doors at front of Carnival ships with "secret decks". Heavy doors and there is a vacuum affect with the wind that causes them to slam loudly. Those "crazy kids" often like to gather in groups out there hiding from their parents so you get all their running down the halls, slamming doors, gossip and giggles.

About the worse experience has been noisy neighbours with slamming doors and/or loud arguing. We always check deck plans before choosing a room to avoid the more serious issues previous posters have listed

Never really had a "bad" cabin but our last cruise was the first time we did not have a balcony. It was one of those nose cabins with the big square window and the extra space in the cabin under a sloped ceiling where a balcony would normally be on deck 10. It was a nice enough cabin but I do prefer a balcony but for my wife who has some mobility issues it was not very good as there was a lot of walking involved getting anywhere we wanted to go. Going forward, mid ship may have a premium for pricing but is worth it.

We initially had booked a mid ship inside with a virtual balcony and upgraded to this one. In retrospect ... not much of an upgrade.

How did you wind up with that inside to begin with? your idea? thats why we're always midships balcony, usually as high as we can get it. neither of us gets seasick at all..and the location is usually equidistant to the spots where we spend our time on board...we have some classes of ship down to a science. the learning process was....expensive...

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