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Old 03-10-2011, 01:37 PM   #16
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There have been a lot of noise complaints from deck 8--moving of deck chairs at night with cleaning, noise while pools in use, etc.

Unless you need the cat 4 (in order to sleep 5 people in the cabin), you'll save serious money by dropping to a cat 5 or 6 and still have your balcony. Most people do prefer the plexiglass balcony--that's whey the solid is a little cheaper.
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Old 03-11-2011, 06:35 AM   #17
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There have been a lot of noise complaints from deck 8--moving of deck chairs at night with cleaning, noise while pools in use, etc.

Unless you need the cat 4 (in order to sleep 5 people in the cabin), you'll save serious money by dropping to a cat 5 or 6 and still have your balcony. Most people do prefer the plexiglass balcony--that's whey the solid is a little cheaper.
I think this is the case only if you are midship under the pools and areas where there is "activity". The front of the ship under the spa should be much quieter with less "activity" or at least quieter activity.


DH likes space to move, actually wants to do the 1 bed suite but I won't let him as I can't get past the cost...
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:36 PM   #18
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When did you cruise? We are going in Feb and have been told the weather is generally good so calm seas.
We sailed in September a few years back (on the Wonder 10-day). There were no hurricanes going on - I just think it was the fact that the room was all the way at the front.
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:48 PM   #19
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Just got off the Magic yesterday, and we were in 7602, with connecting room 7600 (DSIL family).

We loved it, as we were on the "right" side for most of the port adventures - beautiful views in all of the ports - especially Castaway Cay. We were right down the hallway from the laundry, 2 flights down from Topsiders (breakfast and sodas), and had rooms above us, and below us. Very quiet.

Category 5B, or 5C, can't remember...

Good luck on whatevery you decide..

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If you decide to go for a cat 4E, I highly recommend room 8090 or 8594. They are the two that are priced lower as "solid verandahs" but the verandah is actually half plexiglass and half solid and it worked out perfectly. I cannot say enough good things about this location. Very quiet, super easy to get to the food and pools, aft elevators were less crowded and so on.. If you pm me an email address I'd be glad to send you pics of the half and half verandah. :-)
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:23 PM   #21
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If you drop down a category, we loved 7534. It is a 5A or 5B-not sure with the new designations. It wasn't exactly midship but between midship and forward. Great location to the stairs which we took everywhere. Wonderful verandah-plexiglass. Very quiet and lots of room. We loved it!!
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Just got off the Magic yesterday, and we were in 7602, with connecting room 7600 (DSIL family).

We loved it, as we were on the "right" side for most of the port adventures - beautiful views in all of the ports - especially Castaway Cay. We were right down the hallway from the laundry, 2 flights down from Topsiders (breakfast and sodas), and had rooms above us, and below us. Very quiet.

Category 5B, or 5C, can't remember...

Good luck on whatevery you decide..

CC from our cabin (using iPhone. I will have better pics later)..

Did not even think about which side of the boat. Thanks! Being on the "right" side is definately an added bonus.
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Old 03-16-2011, 02:55 PM   #23
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Booked

Thanks to everyone. We are booked.

Magic, Western Carribean, Feb 2012. Cat 4E Room 8514 which is on the Starboard or "right" side of the ship.

Now the waiting begins.....
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:15 PM   #24
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Thanks to everyone. We are booked.

Magic, Western Carribean, Feb 2012. Cat 4E Room 8514 which is on the Starboard or "right" side of the ship.

Now the waiting begins.....
How was the room? We are booked in this room for January 2013. Please let me know. Any pictures? Thanks.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:49 PM   #25
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We are traveling with 3 adults (daughter 18) and 1 child (7).

I'm leaning toward the plexiglass for sure.

We're looking at 4B deck 8. These are at the front of the boat under the spa area on deck 9. I'm thinking the noise level from above will be low and possibly a better view towards the front.

Cat 4A deck 8 is about $150 more and located midship, why the increase in cost? Because it's midship? Room details look the same.

Any negatives with my thinking on 4B, deck 8?
What I would suggest in this situation would be a verandah cabin (cat 5, 6, or 7....try for one of the minimally obstructed cat 7s to save money!) AND a cat 11 across the hall. You have to book an "over 21" in the cabin with the minor, but no one cares who sleeps where. The kids can come to your cabin to enjoy the verandah, but you'll have way more storage space, double bathrooms, and likely not pay any more than a single cat 4.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:31 AM   #26
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How was the room? We are booked in this room for January 2013. Please let me know. Any pictures? Thanks.
My family has this room for the Dec 21st cruise. I will post a review of the stateroom and post pictures when we return.

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Old 10-27-2012, 04:24 AM   #27
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My family has this room for the Dec 21st cruise. I will post a review of the stateroom and post pictures when we return.

Charles
Great, thank you. I assume with the name cheesehead that you are from Wisconsin. Let me know if you have any questions about the Houston/Galveston area. Have fun on your Christmas cruise, will be so nice.
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