any info would be great
especially on Pearl rooms 8566 or 8066
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We were on the Dawn in a sideways cabin..inside.We also had noise issues with our sideways room on the Jade and were moved after 2 nights of no sleep (I am a light sleeper)
I would not do it again. It felt cramped and awkward with the door opening at the base of a bed. We had noise problems as my bed was against a wall that had a banging sound thoughout the night...they ended up giving us an outside room to sleep in for the last few nights of the cruise.
I would go back to a traditional cabin and not a sideways one.
It was daughter and myself staying in the cabin, we found it to be a bit tight by the bathroom, vanity and closet area.Pixiedustdawn: Were you on the Carnival Miracle last July?
We liked it because it is the only cabin in the hallway. The room next door is used by the stewards, be prepared to wake up early from the noise. I used them as my alarm clock each morning. Also door across from cabin is used by staff (stairwell).
I would not have more than two people staying in that cabin, mainly because of the bathroom, vanity, closet area.
We were obstructed view, yet we had a small lifeboat outside our window we were able to look straight through the lifeboat's door to the ocean.
I believe the cabin on the Gem and Pearl are the same.
I have pics of 8066 on the Gem. E mail me. Pixiedustdawn @ msn .com
Pixiedustdawn: Were you on the Carnival Miracle last July?That was me!!!
That was me!!!Hi Dawn! How could you possibly "squeeze" in another cruise this summer? Are you really cruising the whole month of August? WOW!
I really enjoyed that cruise. I loved Grand Turk and their private island. Thinking of maybe squeezing one in again this summer.
Hope to see you again on another cruise! I see you are on the NCL Spirit this year. Enjoy her, she is a favorite of mine. I found her to be very quaint and loved her. Don't forget to climb down the spiral stairs to the little museum they have onboard.
Hi Dawn! How could you possibly "squeeze" in another cruise this summer? Are you really cruising the whole month of August? WOW!Hi Sally,
Yes, DH & I are sailing 6/11 on the Spirit out of Boston (we only live about an hour away). I can't wait!
The Miracle cruise last July was our 1st cruise & I was instantly hooked! We had a balcony cabin, which was awesome, but we decided to be somewhat frugal this time & booked an inside cabin. We only plan on being in the cabin for sleep, shower, etc., and if we absolutely HATE it then we'll know for next time.
We chose cabin #9611, which is a sideways cabin smack dab mid-ship. Somebody posted that the bed set-up had their head aft. Do you know if this is true? And, in your opinion, is it better to rock head to toe or side to side? Not that anything can be done about it.
How do you like NCL's Dawn? I see that will be the ship out of Boston to Bermuda in 2011. Thinking it might be my next cruise maybe in Sept/Oct '11.
Have fun on your cruise next week!
Hi Sally,Yes, our cabin appears to be right around the corner from the elevator, which will be so much easier, especially when I'm a little (or a lot) tipsy.
The cabin you have chosen 9611, I believe is right next to the elevators and very convenient. I prefer midship/aft cabins. Whether the beds are facing aft or forward has never been a concern for me. And I am sure you will be fine either way. I just would never intentionally book a cabin all the way forward. I seem to feel that motion more for some reason when I sail all the way forward.
I have stayed in the inside sideways cabin on the Dawn and have photos of those cabins as well. I believe it was the same type of a cabin (as you have on the Spirit) with the third bed which is a bunk from the ceiling. We also had a trundle under the bed.
I also loved sailing on the Dawn. We did the Dawn down to the Bahamas and Bermuda.
Thanks for the well wishes for my cruise next week.
Have fun on your cruises, and hope to meet up with you again.