Originally posted by NancyN:
Cruise Fanatic is correct. Those aft corner staterooms on Deck 8 are category 9A. The confusion lies in Carnival's latest consumer brochures. Category 8B is light green (as on Deck 7) and Category 9A is the dark green aft corner cabins on Decks 6, 7 and 8. You may notice that in the brochure Category 9A is not even listed on the ship layout - thus the confusion. You mention you were given an upgrade, so I assume you booked a Guarantee. What cabin category were you guaranteed?
I had been looking at the deck plans online, and the colors on there are very misleading. And, you're right, there is no Category 9 listed anywhere. So, thanks to Nancy and Cruise Fanatic for clearing that up.
As former CLC cruisers, we paid for the 8A and have been bumped up to 8C. We already have the cabin number, and it is the very first cabin forward.
On my other 3 cruises, we've always been midship. Being very sensitive to movement, I have been bothered (even on Adventure of the Seas last summer)when cruising. Thankfully, the patches help a lot. But, I'm a little nervous about being so far up front.
However, having a cabin under the pool concerns me, too, because of noise and such.
So, I'm in a quandry as to what to do.
Thanks for any advice.