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Room on port side,smoking side of boat?

Discussion in 'Royal Caribbean International' started by fun cruiser, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. fun cruiser

    fun cruiser Guest

    Hi,
    New to these boards. Booked room 6666 on the port side w/balcony on the navigator. We are non smokers, should we be on the other side of the boat? We have never cruised before and I think I'm making a mistake. Also would an aft cabin be better? Would it have better views? We are going to the eastern side. Thanks
     
  2. ljeanbrown

    ljeanbrown Guest

    Either side it doesn't matter as they smoke in the cabins on both sides of the ship.Up on the pool deck they only smoke on one side of the ship, and there are mostly non-smoking areas around the ship. Even the casino only has smoking at the bar and by the entrances, not that you won't see someone walking around and sit at a machine with a non-smoking sign, but there is far less smoke than other casinos. The aft cabins are great and the view is fantastic :thumb
     
  3. fun cruiser

    fun cruiser Guest

    That sounds better. I thought the rooms were one side smoking the other not. If I already booked can I change my cabin? How hard is it and do the TA'S get irritated with changing? We anre not going till next Easter and I'm so excited.
     
  4. Ali

    Ali Guest

    Don't book an aft cabin on Voyager Class on deck 6. You will be looking out onto the roof of the crew deck below on deck 5. As Laurie stated above it doesn't matter which side your cabin is on, they smoke on both sides.
     
  5. ljeanbrown

    ljeanbrown Guest

    Sure you can change it , just give your TA a call and let them know what cabin or area you are interested in and as long as there is a cabin available they can change it for you. Good luck and I hope you can get the cabin you are looking for :thumb
     
  6. Natalia

    Natalia Guest

    =welcome aboard, fun cruiser!!

    What exactly is it you think you are making a mistake about?? If its cruising, I assure you, no mistake!! You will have a fantastic time on the Navigator. If you are worried about the smoke, don't. I am a non-smoker and really am bothered by cigarette smoke. I was also worried about this on my first cruise. The only 2 places (at that time, 1997) that were smokey was the casino (which I could choose to go in or not) and one of the lounges had the bar right at the entrance, so you had to walk past it (thus through the smoke) to go inside to take a seat. Held my breath for a second, and it was really fine. A few years have passed, and its even possible that rules have changed in regards to the casinos. Now that I think about it, the casino wasnt very smokey at all on my last cruise. I dont remember having a problem even up on deck with people smoking. Now this hasnt happened to me, but I have read about others experiencing neighboring passengers smoking out on their balcony. As you can imagine, wind could carry this to your balcony. Much to my (pleasant) surprise, smoking has never been the issue I had expected it to be. You may encounter it briefly, but its really nothing to worry about... believe me, I would be the first to tell you if it were. Hope you have a wonderful first cruise!



    Post Edited (04-29-04 09:57)
     
  7. fun cruiser

    fun cruiser Guest

    I can change my cabin from 6666 to aft cabin 8392. It would be one in from the corner. It would mean changeing from a cat d3 to a e1. Never cruising before there's just so much to think about. I can't decide which would be better? You guy's are really a big help.
     
  8. Ali

    Ali Guest

    Take the aft cabin 8392. You will have a great view back there. Aft cabins go really quick as the balconies are much bigger than the cabins on the sides of the ship.
     
  9. Natalia

    Natalia Guest

    Take 8392!!
     
  10. synlgar

    synlgar Guest

    Say, let me know what you think of the cabin. I am booked in 8390 for our June 26th cruise. I have heard that it is a great room as it has a larger deck and is right on the corner. When do you go?
     
  11. fun cruiser

    fun cruiser Guest

    We are not going until march 26, 2005. You will have to let me know what you think. I have done a search on google for navigator aft pictures and alot comes up. You can also do a search on the site with all the pictures, web? I'll have to find the site. Alot came up that way. Everyone seems to think that is the way to go except my TA. She says I will not like it, The view is terrible.
     
  12. Ali

    Ali Guest

    <http://community.webshots.com/album/48328219CtbGLi>
    That's a link on webshots.com to aft cabins on RCI. Cabin 8390 doesn't have sliding doors only a single door out to the balcony.
     
  13. svowen

    svowen Guest

    I actually cruised in room 6666 (easy one to remember) last year for my honeymoon (Explorer, not Navigator, but same set-up) and I thought the view was fine for the most part... if you look straight down, all you can see is the life boat, but there wasn't anything obstructing our view out to the horrizon... however, I'm going to have to differ to the others on this board, they have more cruising experience than I do...

    As for the smoking, I'm a smoker and I didn't even know you could smoke in the cabins at all! I figured they were all non-smoking... I just went out on the balcony... as a smoker, I'm probably less sensitive to it than you are, but it wasn't like either of the sides were smokey on the interior... I wouldn't worry about it unless you are hyper sensitive to smoke.
     
  14. gkrebs

    gkrebs Guest

    svowen,

    I agree with you. I am a smoker too. But when I take a balcony cabin, my wife and I never smoke in the cabin. Only on the balcony. Even when we are in an oceanview, I alsways look for a cabin near an exit to the open deck and we smoke out there. Guess its a carry over from not smoking in the house and we dont want to stink up the cabin for the next occupants
     
  15. svowen

    svowen Guest

    He he, same here... even us smokers don't want to wallow in stuff when we aren't smoking!
     
  16. Natalia

    Natalia Guest

    Fun cruiser.... the reason your TA said the view is terrible is because you will obviously be looking at whats behind you (the wake). You will have to decide for yourself what you would like. If it were me, I would probably take the aft cabin.... but the more I think about it.... for a first cruise, you may want a side view. It certainly is nice when you are in port. Many here love those aft cabins because they usually have larger balconies and they just seem special. Being at the back of the boat, to me it seems more secluded. I have not personally experienced this but I have read that a few passengers have had a noise problem back there, not sure exactly what kind of noise it was though. Good luck making your decision.
     
  17. Ashley

    Ashley Guest

    Hi there! On three cruises and two overnight ferry trips, my stateroom has ALWAYS been forward and 4 out of 5 times I have been forward port side, so I have a very biased and unexperienced opinion about where to stay on the ship ;) lol. I have heard excellent things on this board (as mentioned above) about the aft cabins and they seem really popular! The one thing that I wanted to add to Natalia's post above about the noise problem, is that I find the back of the ship to be much bouncier....if that's the word. There is more vibration. I'm not sure if this would be a problem on a higher deck but on Radiance I found the Colony Club (all the way aft, deck 6) to be the 'bounciest' location on the ship....as beautiful as it was :) I'm sure you will have a wonderful time no matter what cabin you choose but I hope this helps!
    Ashley
     
  18. fun cruiser

    fun cruiser Guest

    Now another TA called me and gave me a price of 4400.00 for an outside balcony and an inside across the hall for my kids on the new carrabean princess. The price is 1300.00 cheaper than the navigator with a D1 and an L cabin. My kids are teens and now I really don't know what to do? Never sailed on any line?
     
  19. Ali

    Ali Guest

    Wow!! Even though I'm a big fan of Royal Caribbean, that $1300 price difference would sway me to Princess. Kids will find something to keep themselves occupied on any cruise. I'd save the money and sail with Princess on this one.
     
  20. Natalia

    Natalia Guest

    Wow!! Which itinerary are you most interested in? If you dont know yet, research the ports of call, and maybe that will help you make a choice. $1300 is a big savings!
     

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