I'm new to your community. My husband & I are trying to plan a cruise in the Victory going to the Southern Car. Can anyone give me some info on what is the best deck and room location for a baloney room. We have previous sailed on Princess and one time our room was located above the stage and show area and was quite loud for us.
So I guess I'm looking for a room not below or above all the activities areas. And has anyone stayed in a aft room in the very end of the ship?? Is it too rocky??
Any advice would be helpful.
I was on the Triumph which is a sister ship of the Victory and I had room 7220. Awesome room towards the bow of the ship. A few steps toward the bow was a perfect location to see many views.
I was on the Victory in Dec. '05 and was in an interior room.
There is no "best" cabin location. Do what I do - I go to the cruise line website and review the deck plans to see what is above or below the cabin I am considering. Having cabins both above and below you is best if you wish to avoid all noise.
I find the aft balcony cabins to be worth it. The balcony views are larger and there is less wind. A downside is the occasional ashes showing up when they blowdown the stacks to clear them. This is usually at night and you might see some specks on the balcony and furniture in the morning. It isn't rocky unless the seas are rough, and in that case the ride is bad everywhere.
I'm curious, are the aft cabins noisy? Vibrations? I've always booked mid-ship balcony cabins fearing that the noise and vibrations would keep me up at night. However, the view off the stern must be fantastic! Have you had any bad experiences booking an aft cabin?
When are you planning to cruise.. we are sailing on the Victory this June.
llev80- There maybe be vibration when coming into port and the ship is using the thrusters to dock, but for the most part an aft cabin is not much noisier than any other cabin. You pay for that extra balcony space and the great view with that extra noise. But it is worth the cost.
Originally posted by Dave Beers:
Do what I do - I go to the cruise line website and review the deck plans to see what is above or below the cabin I am considering.
When I am choosing a cabin, I use Dave's aforementioned guideline. I am not as svelte as I used to be and I tend to indulge in all of the wonderful food that the ship has to offer. Knowing that, I try to always use the stairs instead of wasting time waiting on the elevators. Using the stairs makes me feel better about the gastronomic excesses that I am inflicting on my body. I always try to pick a room that is central to all the areas of the ship that I wish to access.
I have been on this ship, the Verandan Deck is a nice deck but make SURE you are forward of all activities on the lido deck, we had a great cruise but didnt get much rest, our cabin was below lido and the chairs start moving above the rooms at 6am, not fun. Aft cabins are great but it depends on the sailing in my opinion, in the Caribbean its not "rocky" at all. hope this helps. Oh we are on this ship again in March (southern Carib) and staying on deck 6 forward
The Verandah deck is my favorite because of the convenience. Good advice about not getting one directly under the activities! Deck 6 forward should be pretty quiet other than when they have a show in the main lounge. Hopefully there will not be any 6 AM sound checks.
Hi justacruiser, welcome to Cruise-Chat. I wouldn't say the Caribbean isn't "rocky" at all. We recently returned from a Caribbean cruise where the first 3 days we had 10-20' seas. We were rockin' and a rollin', but it was a blast! Honestly, that was the first time at Christmas/New Years that we've had that much bad weather. Thankfully, we're snorkelers, so we get wet a lot and it didn't matter that it was raining. The seas did calm down on the 4th day and stayed that way until we left Virgin Gorda on the 11th day. I absolutely loved it!
The Caribbean can be "rocky" depending in the time of the year specially if you are in the atlantic ocean over Puerto Rico. I can't tell you about the victory I hope someday I'll cruise on it but for now I'll have to wait maybe another year so have a great cruise...