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Old 12-06-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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Magic's super creaky state room

We just spent Thanksgiving week on the Magic. The staff was wonderful but the room was so incredibly creaky I hardly slept the entire week. Several on our hallway had the same problem. We were in room 2612. I was really surprised at how loudly the room creaked all night long. Kind of spoiled what would have been a perfect cruise.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:06 AM   #2
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oh man

That's must have been annoying. I booked a suite on the magic in a few weeks. Let me ask you something. you think earplugs would help? Just trying to avoid a sleepless night. I just know the creaking with creep me out. I'm very nervous about cruising to begin with.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:14 AM   #3
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I've been on 5 DCL cruises - 2 differnt ships, 5 different staterooms - they all creak, except when the ship is not moving.

No way to avoid it. Lots of folks use plugs or wave machines, etc. to mask the noise.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:27 AM   #4
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Creaking rooms are common on all cruise ships. Been on 4 different ships on 3 different lines, and they all creaked.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:09 AM   #5
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It is a ship and not a hotel.....just the inherent movement of a ship on the water makes it creak....personally I do not mind it but I can see how it could be annoying. What startles me is when the water is a bit rough and in the middle of the night the closet doors slide open and then slam shut. I see they now have velcro to hold the doors closed.

Definitely give ear plugs a try next time.

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Old 12-08-2011, 12:28 AM   #6
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what bothered me was the unused hangers rattling about... I just took those off and when we were moving and my dead weight was swaying side to side in bed. haha.
Heard creaking, but it wasn't loud enough to keep me awake.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:36 AM   #7
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I had the same problem on the Wonder. If all ships creak than this one was cranking. I have been on 6 cruises never had this much sleep disturbance. Was your room aft. I even noticed the aft stairways had creaking. It was not the sea because it was calm.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:08 AM   #8
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All ships creak...its is the movement of the steel in the construction, and the design that allows the ships to flex to the motion of the ocean.

All you need for the ships to creak, even loudly, is the right combination of waves.......swells, and direction and period (spacing apart). Add to that wind and ships course.

Another added factor is the RPM's of the props, hit the right RPM'S, even the difference of 1 or 2 RPM'S can greatly effect the vibration/creaking. The creaking could even be different from deck to deck and fore or aft, etc.

This is all very normal!

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