Oasis - Central Park Larger Balcony?

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#1
Astoria, NY
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We have booked 11629 on Oasis.

On a couple of cruise websites the "29" balconies are described as "larger."

On one of the websites they are also described as "noisier."

So what's the real deal on these cabins? Are they larger and are they noisier?

Thanks in advance!
#3
London
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But the noise actually has little to do with The Park itself, alot of noise is in fact echo from the Music and People on the pool deck that get trapped in the well of The Park. The Park itself is very calm and peaceful at night, even with people walking though. The noise they make is less than some people make walking down the cabin corridors.

Originally posted by felice345
anything facing central park vs.the ocean will def have more "people" noise... people walk thru there all day and all night!
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#5
Astoria, NY
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Originally posted by dmwnc1959
From what I have seen in pictures the larger Central Park balconies are the first ones on each deck just aft of the Living Wall.

Here are pictures taken by our esteemed Cruise Critic member RADIO:

http://public.fotki.com/Radio88/allu...-of-the-seas-/





Thank you.

It looks like these balconies are double the size of the usual ones.
#6
Astoria, NY
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Originally posted by ChipLondon
But the noise actually has little to do with The Park itself, alot of noise is in fact echo from the Music and People on the pool deck that get trapped in the well of The Park. The Park itself is very calm and peaceful at night, even with people walking though. The noise they make is less than some people make walking down the cabin corridors.
I should have been clearer in my question.

The "noise" that is referred to is from whatever is next door to the cabins.

We have stayed in a CP cabin before and are aware of the pool deck noise. But there is supposedly something next to these cabins which I can't figure out from the deck plans.
#7
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Originally posted by yogimax
I should have been clearer in my question.

The "noise" that is referred to is from whatever is next door to the cabins.

We have stayed in a CP cabin before and are aware of the pool deck noise. But there is supposedly something next to these cabins which I can't figure out from the deck plans.
I believe that it's the cabin stewards supply closet...and i am pretty sure that it was reported that at least some contained an ice machine.
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Originally posted by bajathree
I believe that it's the cabin stewards supply closet...and i am pretty sure that it was reported that at least some contained an ice machine.
Ah, that makes sense.

Actually that would not be too bad since the stewards finish up their rounds mid-evening.
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Yes, they are a bit larger, but as for the noise, I dont think so. We had a CP balcony on the Allure and I didnt think it was that noisy. Sure there is more noise then a ocean view but Boardwalk is the most noisy.
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Originally posted by yogimax
Ah, that makes sense.

Actually that would not be too bad since the stewards finish up their rounds mid-evening.
I have read some reviews where they reported that they could hear some noise from next door....and others that said they never heard anything.
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#11
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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The balconies in cabins 12629, 11629, and 10629 are double the size of the standard Central Park Balcony cabin.

The blank space you see next to the cabin is a pantry plus the crew stairs and elevators. You may hear extra noise during embarkation and disembarking days as luggage will be loaded and off loaded from this area and delivered to the cabins.

Frankly I think the extra large balcony is worth any noise issues, which I don't think are anything excessive. I have cabin 12629 booked for January.

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Originally posted by eroller
The balconies in cabins 12629, 11629, and 10629 are double the size of the standard Central Park Balcony cabin.

The blank space you see next to the cabin is a pantry plus the crew stairs and elevators. You may hear extra noise during embarkation and disembarking days as luggage will be loaded and off loaded from this area and delivered to the cabins.

Frankly I think the extra large balcony is worth any noise issues, which I don't think are anything excessive. I have cabin 12629 booked for January.

Ernie
I once stayed in a cabin on Oasis adjacent to such an area..... forward deck 12..... every night at 2am...must have been a shift change or something....it was like a heard of elephant on the stairs for like 10-15 minutes....it was like clockwork every night.
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Originally posted by bajathree
I once stayed in a cabin on Oasis adjacent to such an area..... forward deck 12..... every night at 2am...must have been a shift change or something....it was like a heard of elephant on the stairs for like 10-15 minutes....it was like clockwork every night.

Crew bar was closing! ;-)

Generally I try to avoid cabins next to "white spaces" on the deck plan, as that usually equates to noise. The white space are usually a pantry, crew stairs/elevator, or a machinery space like air conditioning units. I also try to avoid cabins that are connecting, or next to 3 or 4 berth cabins as that usually means extra noise as well. Of course sometimes you can't help it or don't have a choice.

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Originally posted by eroller
Crew bar was closing! ;-)

Generally I try to avoid cabins next to "white spaces" on the deck plan, as that usually equates to noise. The white space are usually a pantry, crew stairs/elevator, or a machinery space like air conditioning units. I also try to avoid cabins that are connecting, or next to 3 or 4 berth cabins as that usually means extra noise as well. Of course sometimes you can't help it or don't have a choice.

Ernie
Yeap....I agree best avoided if possible...sometimes though you just never know with the 3 or 4 berth cabins...been next to some that had no extra noise and then been next to some doubles that would hang on the balcony till 2AM....just a toss.
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Crusinthrough, that link is to this thread.
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Originally posted by TravelerThom
Well, this thread does now have pictures

Originally posted by davelliott
Crusinthrough, that link is to this thread.

Duh , i was trying to post to a different thread. Thanks for the pictures, they were helpful. I saw this room when I was on CP and wondered the room number.
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Just what I was looking for thank you.
Is there any update from those of you who originally asked or who were booked as to what the noise levels are like from these cabins?
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Following.

We are booked Jan 16... Haven't seen an updated thread on this cabin in the archives.
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