Hi - we are on the Jamiaca to crete cruise 25th March to 17th April. we have been on Ocean village 3 times before and have enjoyed every minute. Queing can be avoided by avoiding the very popular times to eat e.g. around 7.30ish. We are staying on Deck 11 this time which we have never done before. However, i am often on Deck 11 taking my duaghter to and from kids club and can say i have never encountered corridors full of kids. Up to 9 they have to be signed in and out by parents and older they are usually down in the hideout.
I believe it is 228 square feet.
We were in A106 in May last year. It was a great size, although the bathroom a little small. I think all the rooms (except suites) are the same size. The only reason the balcony suite is bigger is because of the balcony! There are 2 chairs on the balcony which recline but don't go all the way back. There's also a small coffee table.
Enjoy your holiday - we'll just be getting off as you are getting on.
We stayed in 108 on the crete crise in October 07. If you have been on Ocean before I am sure you will know what to expect, we hated it.
Cabin was noisey, the swimmingpool up above means that staff re-arrange the deck chairs above your head, every morning at 6am. Also you are near the kids club, so expect running in corridors and shouting all day.
Also at night the top deck becomes an unsupervised playground for kids, whose parents are beering it up in the bars.
Horrible horrible trip, made 100 times worse by the position of the room.. We are in middle of suing Ocean and Thomas Cook, been offered some money back and we are curently going through the small claims court.
Sorry to be so negative, it was our honeymoon and the worst holiday we have ever everhad.
As I said I stayed in A106. Never heard ANY noise at all. NO kids running up and down corridors. It was bank holiday so loads of kids on board but never a problem near the cabins. Some kids did hang around on the stairs but not really a problem. They also monopolise the games court and pools/jacuzzis. However, I don't really think many kids will be on your transatlantic cruise. You will have a great tim.
We are also going on the 23 night cruise. Havent been on OV before so have no idea. Previously cruised on NCL Pearl which was ABSOLUTELY FIRST CLASS. We havent booked any excursions yet - any ideas?
Not so keen on queueing up for every meal Buffet style food kept in warmers but cant afford to eat every meal in the Bistro - again any feedback on the food ?
What is the entertainment like too?
Lastly is getting on and off the ship during the day stops problem or does it run smoothly.
You wont be disappointed with the food it great.they replenish all the time.we went on the helicopter to volcano on monserat,it was expensive but fantastic,also went on the submarine which was good.
no probs getting on and off the ship.only st barts by tender but ok.