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Boneman 08-09-2009 02:05 PM

We are booked on Rivera deck aft on Fantasy. Is the engine noise very loud or any other concerns. Have always been mid or near top deck. Thanks!

Dwayne 08-09-2009 10:00 PM

I've never been in an aft Riviera cabin either. I've been in an aft cabin on the Main deck before and don't recall a lot of noise. I could feel vibration from the thrusters when we left ports though.


LHP 08-10-2009 07:06 AM

We have stayed AFT on many of the Fantasy class ships...but it is usually Main or Upper.

I would not think one deck would make a big difference in noise.

You have the crew area underneath you....

Dwayne 08-10-2009 08:32 PM

I actually tried to google the location of the engines on the Fantasy and couldn't find any specific info. I'm not an expert googler though. I know the funnel shaft should be somewhere between port cabin R190 and starboard cabin R185.

I think the loudest ship noise I ever heard was in a porthole cabin on a Fantasy class ship when they dropped the anchor. I was wide awake after that. No complaints about it, we were at Grand Cayman and I wanted to get an early start anyway.


Boneman 08-11-2009 11:43 AM

Thanks everyone. I knew that I would probably hear anchor noise which like you said that will be okay as we will want to get up and start our day. Just didn't know if I should bring earplugs because of engine noice. I have sure we will be just fine! Glad we are cruising!!

jetskier 08-12-2009 03:50 PM

While you might feel some vibrations you shouldnt hear any engine noises. To me the vibs are soothing and lets you know you are on a ship.

Dave 08-12-2009 04:10 PM


To me the vibes are soothing and lets you know you are on a ship.
Exactly. I like to hear the rumble of the exhaust through the stack and feel and smell things that remind me that I am on a vessel at sea. Perhaps the Machinists Mate in me from my Navy life (post-Marine).

Boneman 08-12-2009 04:17 PM

Yes, I like that too. The last time we were on the Fantasy we were "delayed" on the Mississippi. There was a deafening silence if you know what I mean. My wife nor I could sleep until the engines cranked back up which was not until, best I remember, about 3:00 a.m.

Dwayne 08-12-2009 07:48 PM

I love the ship noises too. They've never kept me awake yet..knock on teak.

The idiots in the hall talking loudly are far worse. Then some idiot dropped a bucket of quarters once at 2 AM. Opps!.. that was me.


sharilou 09-03-2009 10:00 AM

The people in the hallways are the problem, slamming doors at 5-6 am. Come on, be considerate, some of use like to sleep in !

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