Likewise, these areas are used for a lot of reasons and I have never encountered noise from them. ... Neil
The 'blank' areas could be entrances to the crew staircase, it could be storage for the vacume cleaners, sheets and towels. I have never encountered a noisy blank space.
Thanks to all. Hopefully all will be well. This is our first cruise and we are VERY excited about it.
We are also going on our first cruise ever in August 2009 (14th). On the Brilliance of the Seas and also on deck 8. We are opposite some internal cabins so not worried about empty spaces! Just concerned that we have made the right choice for our 1st cruise with no children in tow.
We are also travelling child-free. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. I'm not sure whether I would have taken my sons on such a port intensive cruise when they were younger. We too travel in August next year but not until August 26th.
We are booked on the same cruise as yourself. We also sailed on Brilliance last year. Our cabin was next to a storage room where they keep sheets etc. We heard no noice what so ever. You never know we may bump into you on the cruise. I am travelling with my husband and 17 year old son.