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Old 02-08-2009, 07:15 AM
 
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I am looking at a Cruise on The Navigator in March. I found a great rate for a Guarantee Reservation for a Balcony stateroom. I am terrified that I will get a balcony behind a lifeboat or an obstructed view if I don't hand pick my room. I feel like it is a real gamble on my part. I would love to hear other peoples experience when booking a 'guarantee' stateroom.
Is it worth the gamble? It is cheaper, but should I risk it? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:30 PM
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There are very few obstructed view balcony rooms on the voyager class ships, and I don't believe on the "lifeboat level" there are any balconies, at least none I can see on the picture I am viewing. I would go for this if the price is agreeable. --Just checked the deck plans for the Voyager class ships and no obstructed view rooms are listed, and the other classes of ships have a couple room numbers of each deck that are classed as "obstructed view". Check your brochure to confirm this.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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Thanks for the info...as per your suggestion, I looked at the deck plans and you are right--the life boats do not seem to be an issue.

My fears have been put to rest anyway...I logged on to RCCL again this morning and found the same rate on a room that was not a 'Guarantee'. I am however directly above the dining room in the rear of the ship. Hopefully, it won't be noise in the early morning hours I am officially booked!
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Congratulations. The best part about a guaranteed rate is you can't get anything less and more often than not will get a better cabin in the same catagory.
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Usually at breakfast only one level of the dining room is open for business, and it is in my experience not the "top floor" It isn't a loud boistrous bunch in there anyhow. We have gotten deck 10 rooms directly below the windjammer and have never heard a sound and they have way more breakfast and lunch traffic than the dining room. RCCL ships don't seem to be loud to us. People have talked about hearing sounds from venues on Carnival but have never tested this out personally.
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The only noise problem i have heard of , is our friends had a room under the lido deck and complained about the noise at night when the crew was moving chairs at night.We have had a room above the dining room before and never heard any noise at any time.
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Hi the concern I would have if I didnt pick the room is that I would end up with one that had interconnecting doors, and apparently you do get noise from the neighbours - great if you know the people next door but not ideal if you have never met them!

Have a great holiday I love the navigator as a ship and you will have a wonderful time
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I just booked a balcony guarantee room on the Nav(March 14th too!). A day after I paid, they assigned us a room on the 6th deck. It is actually a great location, which surprised me. Most of the balcony rooms are in good spots, and if your lucky you could get a "hump" room.
 
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