Fearnley - Answered a Question by Hall (14 Oct 08 17:50)

My husband and I went on Ocean Village a couple of yrs ago round the Caribbean, our cabin was not the one of the ones mentioned . We are avid cruise takers and have been on most ships and I have to say that while the destinations were fantastic as you would expect, the ship in general left a lot to be desired from previous ships/cruises. We were not made aware that the only resteraunt that was free was the help yourself, all the others had a charge and more importantly you had to buy a bottle of whiskey for example to take to your room but to be allowed to take the bottle you had to pay I think it was £10 cork charge to have the luxury of having a nightcap in bed, In all our cruising adventures we have never experienced either of these two restrictions. It was an eye opener and one we don't want to experience again, therefore we have not returned to ocean village despite their aggressive marketing campaign to previous customers. Globetrotters Wakefield W. Yorks England .

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Hodges - Answered a Question by Hall (26 Sep 08 17:40)

Hello Dawn We had very similar cabins on our cruise - we did not have any problems at all. We actually found being just under the pools and Plantation restaurant a bonus for nipping back to get anything and just 1 flight of stairs to get up or down - no queueing for lifts. There was no noise at all from restaurant or kitchens or deck above. We were so please with Ocean Village that we have booked again for the Caribbean this December. I hope you have a lovely holiday - Rachel.

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Thomas - Answered a Question by Hall (26 Sep 08 18:46)

Hi Dawn I would change from A deck if I was you as we had a very noisy experience on the Xmas cruise last year. Our cabin with balcony was under the ford pool deck area and the Crew were moving sunbeds late at night and again early in the morning. We have been on Ocean Village on three previous occasions and found the cabins on C deck to be very quiet. We complained to Ocean Village about the noise and they gave us a £500 voucher to compensate for our spoilt cruise. Chris Thomas.

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Crolla - Answered a Question by Hall (26 Sep 08 19:44)

Hello Dawn, we were in cabin A168 this year and had no problem at all with noise, we found the cabin was very comfortable and very handy for the restaurant, we would have no problem what so ever being allocated this cabin again should we decide to cruise wih Ocean Village again. Hope you enjoy your holiday as much as we did!-Ros.

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morland - Answered a Question by Hall (27 Sep 08 00:05)

We had a room under the pool/bar area, you do hear staff tidying up and puttinfg the chairs and sunbeds away, but only fo 20 minutes or so, we still went to sleep with no trouble, although it depends on what time you go to bed!!!

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Kane - Answered a Question by Hall (27 Sep 08 09:01)

Hi, do not worry you might hear a little noise when it is being cleaned up but that's only for a little while. Enjoy your holiday without worrying Ocean village one is the better of the two village ships.

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Calverley - Answered a Question by Hall (27 Sep 08 10:34)

We were in D182 outside cabin( Jan 2004)186 sq ft, probably the largest cabin we had ever had. We had not originally booked that cabin, we had booked a JJ inside cabin, but we were told that if there were not sufficient JJ cabins, we would get a free upgrade. It was at the stern of the ship, and we used to go out on to the large sun terrace at the rear of the ship, which was just one door away. We were one floor above the restaurant, very easy, as I was awaiting a knee replacement operation. However, the Theatre was such a long walk to the other end of the ship! I am not sure how cabins are booked now, as it was almost 5 years ago. Sorry I cannot be of more help.

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nile - Answered a Question by Hall (27 Sep 08 10:44)

Hi My cabin was-A108 underneath "La-Luna" restaurant and it was okay! You will find yours maybe noisy at daytime (scraping of sunbeds ect; night time no problem? (tendering ashore is chaotic)? but a good ship. Happy holiday, Fpn .

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Godsall - Answered a Question by Hall (27 Sep 08 14:36)

No problems with any of the top decks (A), reasonably quiet, just the odd bang and scrape of chair. But this is just the same as the cabins below that we have also been in. Do not worry and enjoy your voyage. Paddywack56 .

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Davis - Answered a Question by Hall (27 Sep 08 14:45)

We stayed in A198 3 years ago and there was no noise from the pool at all. There was a very slight noise on occasional nights from the restaurant but the only time we noticed it was when chairs were pulled across the floor adn when it was very quiet on board, in the middle of the night and the sea was very calm, ie. only once in 2 weeks. I would stay in that cabin again. Lynn.

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