Cruises can be a relaxing way to spend your holiday time. Make your next one even better by using a deck plan to pick the best room. By comparing the deck layouts, you'll be able to spot which rooms have undesirable locations, and which are close to amenities.
Deck plans from Princess Cruises
Conde Nast Traveller explains how you can utilise deck plans to get a room away from loud common areas:
Check the deck-by-deck plans for proximity to noisy elevators, restaurants, entertainment venues, and high-traffic areas. Remember, you don't want to have to endure the insistent late-night thump of the nightclub or the rearranging of pool furniture above your head. Private outdoor space is crucial, especially if your itinerary includes many days at sea. Request a balcony if your budget allows. Some ships permit smoking on balconies, so check your cruise line's policy lest you suffer every time your neighbour lights up.
In my experience on cruises, cabin location matters much more than its size. There's so much to do on a cruise -- from indulging in delicious dining to catching the captivating entertainment -- that you actually don't spend much time in your room.
Picking a great location can mean never being kept up at night by the dance hall above you or trekking all the way across the ship to get to your favourite activities. Most major cruise lines have deck plans available on their website. If they don't, simply contact their customer service and ask for them.
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