I posted an overview on the stateroom thread, but if you are interested, we had 1221, which was a PT category (interior class with porthole). It was forward, port side, and had a connecting door, which was unused in our case. The cabin was clean and as expected. It was only about 5 rooms from the far front, and there is nothing else in this corridor except crew doors, so the only people we saw or heard were crew or other people who had rooms in the area.
It was quiet for the most part. There was some weird noise at unexpected times that sounded like door slamming, but when it would happen at odd, wee hours of the morning (and since there were so few rooms around us), we chalked it up to possibly crew slamming doors or dropping things behind the crew areas. It was infrequent enough that I would typically forget to put my earplugs in before I went to sleep, but it was still annoying.
This stateroom location is far enough forward to have some significant “up/down” motion when seas are rough, and far enough at the bottom to be able to hear waves hitting the hull, and see spray up over the porthole windows, in the same rough seas.
One perk of a porthole room though is that there is an area under the windows that acts like a large shelf that is great for extra storage. It will fit a large suitcase for sure, plus plenty of other random things.
The curtains had both a sheer and a room darkening set, so you can shut the light out of you wish, but the portholes themselves also each had a heavy, metal door that closed and locked if you wanted to ensure extra darkness, or didn’t want to see the waves/horizon at all. Read entire member review >>
We had the cabin on Forward, when the sea is rough, I think you feel the intensity of the swaying of the ship. However, it is much quieter, even we are underneath the Ivanhoe Theatre, the sound proofing is good, we did not hear anything. Read entire member review >>
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