How soundproof are cruise ship cabins?

Dec 11th, 2002, 02:46 PM
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Jen
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How soundproof are cruise ship cabins?

Can you hear your neighbors (and they you) or are the rooms fairly soundproof? I've never been on a cruise before and want to know what to expect. Are there some rooms that are better than others?
 
Dec 11th, 2002, 05:58 PM
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I can't speak for all ships but so far (Rhapsody, Millenium, Galaxy, Sky) all the ships rooms have been pretty quiet. The only noise I usually heard were people walking down the corridor. Generally much quieter than your avg hotel room
 
Dec 11th, 2002, 09:31 PM
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so you can nap during the day, if need be? How about snoring from the other room?
 
Dec 11th, 2002, 10:00 PM
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Paul Therault
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Hi Jen,

I will get anargument here but in 78 cruises I have never heard noises from another cabin. Just as what Rick says you can hear passengers in the hallways .... very loud and I can hear toilets flush and doors slamming. You will also hear the foghorn during inclement weather.

Paul
 
Dec 12th, 2002, 05:03 AM
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How about cabins directly below the main theater? I just noticed that our room for our next cruise is in just such a location. Its on the Carnival Victory. I'm afraid those great productions will be keeping us up all night!
 
Dec 12th, 2002, 05:51 AM
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All I can tell you is that I was driven insane by a snorer in the next cabin. He kept us awake almost all night, I had to resort to banging on the wall in the hopes of getting him to wake up and stop, to no avail. We were in a suite on the deck directly below the pool deck. This was on Royal Caribbean Nordic Empress. We could also hear them moving lounge chairs around early in the morning while apparently cleaning.

On another cruise, RCCL's Grandeur, also in a suite, we could hear furniture above us being moved as well. So much for the expensive cabins! You actually might be better off NOT being on the very upper deck so that you won't have public areas directly above you.

On the other hand, when we sailed on the Disney Magic in an outside balcony cabin not on the very upper deck, we didn't hear a peep.
 
Dec 12th, 2002, 06:10 AM
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Croozer--Don't worry about the great productions keeping you up all night. They have a maximum of two a night and the last one ends around 11:30!!
 
Dec 12th, 2002, 07:02 AM
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We took a cruise on the Grand Princess and had a room next to a couple on their honeymoon. We could clearly tell if they were arguing or "making up", lol.
 
Dec 12th, 2002, 09:22 AM
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Hi Jen: If you are a light sleeper, like me, you will hear noises from the other rooms, but no more so than in your average hotel. People who say they never hear anything are either heavy sleepers, or they are the ones snoring in the cabin next to you.
If someone in another cabin is a problem call the purser and they will usually try to help, just as in a hotel.
On one cruise we had a woman with a serious sleep disorder who would scream as if she was being attacked several times a night (in her sleep) and we called security. She was alone in the room and the ship was full so they could not move us. We got 50% off our next cruise and a nice letter of apology from the chief purser. Regarding the showroom location, on one cruise we took a free upgrade which put us directly under the stage of the showroom and it was terrible. During the day you couldn't take a nap due to practice by the band, dancers, bingo, etc. At night it finally got quite after the late seating show was over. Hope this helps.
 
Dec 12th, 2002, 02:54 PM
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Jen- I second the person who was next to honeymooners- YES, you can hear both HEAVY breathing( as in snoring) and "making up" -LOL..

Also do NOT take those wonderful upgrades that put you UNDER the POOL DECK NOR UNDER the theater---Both bad locations--

We were on the Millennium ( Celebrity) in a balcony cabin on the Panorama deck mid ship and it was ideal as far as NO noise.....However, you do hear toilets flush and you definitely hear people in the halls walking by===

So.........all said, if you are a light sleeper , seriously bring ear plugs---and if you are a "noise maker"-be aware others will hear your sweet nothings! LOL
 
Dec 16th, 2002, 03:56 PM
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I think it really varies from Ship to Ship and room to room. We were on the NCL Sun with my son and daughter. I put my daughter to bed in one room while my wife put my 14 month old son in the one next door. I thought he was sleeping quietly, but I later found out that he was crying loudly for about 15 minutes. Didn't hear a thing.
 
Dec 31st, 2002, 11:58 AM
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I'm about to go on my first cruise and am curious about noise also. However, I did heed different postings on other boards and booked midship on a deck that is between two other stateroom-only decks, to minimize noise from entertainment or sports decks. We picked our room online, and our travel agent thought that it was such a good location that we needn't put in for an upgrade, since we might end up in a louder place.
 

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