Middle decks are best . if you areon the bottom deck it can be a bit noisier from kitchens/engine noise etc.
also if you are up high and the sea is a bit choppy you can really feel it.
also the higher up you are the more it costs and when cruising you are never in your cabin as there is so much to do.
Having travelled twice on Ocean Village (1) we liked Decks 8 and 9. We asked for an outside cabin with an unrestricted view (so you can see daylight but no lifeboats outside your window)and near the front/middle of the ship (there's less movement whilst you are sailing). There are fewer cabins on these decks, no engine noise and you are handy for everything such as the marquee and getting to the lower decka to get off the ship for your trips. Of course its all a matter of personal opinion. Enjoy!
L Williams 15 Aug 0.
Id definately say deck 8 (d deck)- fairly central deck, we were on ov1 on our first cruise and stayed in cabins D112 and D114 on d deck at the front of the ship and you cant really feel or hear a thing.
We have cruised several times>twice on O/V and are due to go on O/V2 later this year. We prefer to be on the higher decks. You can plan your cabin location from the deck plan on the web page for O/V. If you can spend that little extra a balcony is well worth it for your own privacy. Hope you have a happy experience. cruising is the only holidays we do now. Waking up most days in a different location is wonderful. G & S .
We have always booked an FF Grade cabin in the middle of the ship & have not regretted being higher up the ship. In fact it's perfectly placed for the Village Square & bars in one direction, and a couple of flights up the stairs to the Waterfront restaurant. Views are not restricted.
We have cruised on OV1 a few times, and would recommend either FF or GG outside cabins (with picture window), not too near the back (due to the engine noise). Sometimes on these decks you will hear the gangway go down early in the morning, but we have never found it to be a problem - all part of the fun...
Only been on OV once - to the Caribbean and we were in an HH Grade Cabin on Deck 8 - D122 if I remember rightly. We felt it was a perfect location - half way along the ship and half way up with the lifts just around the corner. We had no trouble with motion or noise at that level.
Depends what type of cruise you do. Lower decks (usually 3 or 4) are good in open sea as you get a feeling of speed and a closeness to the water and are usually cheaper than higher decks.
If you want a good view from your cabin in port try higher decks, otherwise your view is usually blocked by port buildings, dock walls, etc.