Post # 1
So Fiance and I have decided on cruising for our honeymoon and we are so excited. I booked the cruise a few months ago.
Well- yesterday I got an email that they upgraded our room. At first I thought it would be to a nicer/bigger room… I was wrong, it was to the same type of room on a different deck.
Here’s the issue… the new room is on the Lido deck and we are worried that it will be too busy/loud to have any relaxing time. I have cruised before and remember there being activities on the lido deck at all hours (well- pretty late at least).
Anyone who has cruised before- any thoughts? Should I accept the upgrade or refuse it?
Post # 3
if you dont want it, i would refuse it. I don’t understand why they did it without asking you first??
Post # 4
I’ve never stayed on the Lido deck, I’ve always stayed in the lower decks… But I do know that the rooms are on the other side of the boat than where the “action” is… The only thing you might worry about are drunk people walking the halls and/or kids running around playing games (I used to be one of those kids… sorry).
If you don’t want the “upgrade” then don’t take it.
Post # 5
@futureboo: Personally i would take it. We havent been on our cruise yet (we will be on our honeymoon too) but we have been told that no matter what level you are on it is still quiet in your room and the higher up on the boat the better.
what i have found is that all boats have facebook pages which have past passengers on it that you can ask any questions to 🙂
Post # 6
@futureboo: What ship? You will be totally fine if your hallway doesn’t lead to anywhere. Some of the newer ships just have rooms say in the front of the ship on the lido deck so there is no reason for people to be in that hallway unless their rooms are there. If the pools and such are at one end of the ship, then come your rooms, and then comes a lounge you might be in trouble.
Post # 7
@futureboo: The lido deck is actually awesome! I love being on that deck and generally its more expensive because you are so close to things. What ship are you on? You can then look at the deck plans to see where the rooms are located.
Post # 8
Check your ship and deck on http://www.cruisecritic.com for comments.
Post # 9
It all honestly depends on what you and your Fiance want. If you are looking for a more quiet, secluded romantic cruise I would not take the upgrade, if you are looking to spend most of the time on the pool deck, in the club/bars and close to the food than go for it. It will definitely be busy, and you will definitely hear people outside of your door at all hours so be prepared for that one.
Me personally I would not want to stay on teh Lido deck level, I would select a room higher up and preferably at the center of the ship, that would probably be your ideal situation.
Post # 10
My theory on the uexplained upgrade is that it’s the week of Thaksgiving and maybe they are less full than expected at this point.
I ended up refusing the “upgrade”- but the lady was super nice and put us in an equally upgraded room a few floors down that only houses cabins!