Sure, taking a cruise is all about experiencing everything there is to experience on the ship and when in port. But, if you really want to enjoy your cruising vacation, you want to make sure that your accommodations are as good as you can afford. That’s why we thought it would be useful to take a look at the kinds of cruise ship cabins you should avoid booking. Some of these will, of course, be obvious. There are others, though, that even the most seasoned cruising veterans might not have considered. What are they? Let’s take a look…
1. Next to the Laundry Room
Unless you like the idea of listening to washers and dryers spinning all night while you try to sleep, you’ll want to avoid cabins next to laundry rooms.
2. Near the Crew Quarters
When the cat is away, the mice will play. Believe it or not, cruise ship crews no how to get down. Best not to have a window behind the curtain on this one!
3. By the Ice Machine
Unless you plan on having your fair share of “cocktail hours” while you’re at sea, best not to stay in a place where you listen to people getting ice at all hours of the night.
4. Near Main Elevators and Stairs
It doesn’t matter what time of the day or night it is, these areas are always going to be well trafficked. If you’re a light sleeper, then you will absolutely want to avoid cabins near these areas.
5. Near the Dance Floor
This one just goes without saying, doesn’t it? Well, maybe you might want this cabin if you plan on partying your entire cruise away…
6. Near Equipment
Here’s a real pro tip that will serve you well. Definitely do not book a cabin that’s directly adjacent to something like the anchor… You will hear AND feel it!
7. Beneath Public Decks
Cruise ships try to cancel the noise between public decks and sleeping areas, but the people that design these boats aren’t miracle workers!
8. Interior Cabins
Do you really want to book a trip on a boat and stay in a room that doesn’t offer a view of the ocean? Come on, now!