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Old 07-07-2012, 11:48 PM
 
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We've been on 8 cruises with Princess Cruise Lines, anywhere from 7 to 14 days, and have never experienced a noise problem. We've found the majority of the passengers to be the over 50 crowd and very few families with children. The ships crews seem to keep an eye out for anything that disturbs other passengers.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Hi. We're excited to be going on Royal Caribbean's "Enchantment of the Seas" next week. We're first-time cruisers. I've just looked at some You Tube videos of the ship underway and got discouraged: VERY NOISY 20-something music pumping over the loud speakers at the main swim area, DJs screaming contests, etc. Where can 60yo-plus people looking for PEACE go on a huge ship like this??? We're still excited, of course, but we've outgrown the 100db disco music about 35 years ago and were looking for "serenity now."
I have never been on a noisy ship, not even Carnival or certainly not too noisy. Yes, some of the ships will have a lot of noise around the pool area and yes, you have decided to cruise at the height of the family travel time so there will be kids everywhere,but you don't really have to worry all that much. Enjoy and report back after the cruise ends. I am sure you will have many positives to tell us about.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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I have never been on a noisy ship, not even Carnival or certainly not too noisy. Yes, some of the ships will have a lot of noise around the pool area and yes, you have decided to cruise at the height of the family travel time so there will be kids everywhere,but you don't really have to worry all that much. Enjoy and report back after the cruise ends. I am sure you will have many positives to tell us about.
They returned two -years- ago and haven't reported back since. The OP's post was posted in 2010.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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They returned two -years- ago and haven't reported back since. The OP's post was posted in 2010.
However, in the TOS, it's encouraged to search for and add to old threads.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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The recent Carnival cruises I have been on had adults-only areas with pools and such. Much quieter.
These are the areas I like.
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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They returned two -years- ago and haven't reported back since. The OP's post was posted in 2010.
well darn them, they have had plenty of time to unpack and do the laundry...

thanks, I usually notice the date, guess I was in too big of a hurry or that last glass of wine went to my head...

Nita
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Old 07-09-2012, 04:51 AM
 
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Most senior citizens love taking cruises. So obviously the noise level isn't any issue with them.
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Old 07-09-2012, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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My husband and I (he's in his 80's, I'm in my 60's) enjoy cruising, particularly because he is disabled and in a wheelchair, and almost everything on board ship is fully accessible. We have not had issues with noise. After the first nap that was interrupted by an announcement over the loudspeaker about bingo, I found the volume button and turned it all the way down. No more announcement interruptions! We usually cruise on Royal Caribbean, because their ships depart from ports that are an easy drive from our home (Tampa and Port Canaveral).
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Old 07-09-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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Hi. We're excited to be going on Royal Caribbean's "Enchantment of the Seas" next week. We're first-time cruisers. I've just looked at some You Tube videos of the ship underway and got discouraged: VERY NOISY 20-something music pumping over the loud speakers at the main swim area, DJs screaming contests, etc. Where can 60yo-plus people looking for PEACE go on a huge ship like this??? We're still excited, of course, but we've outgrown the 100db disco music about 35 years ago and were looking for "serenity now."
Boy, i can relate to what youre saying ! This 'boom boom boom' bass music that they crank out from passing cars which rattle your dentures...is about as headache forming as it comes. To have it going on during a nice Cruise Ship is appauling to me frankly. Once you board your ship you will be given a calendar of events , activities, entertainment for your perusal and you SHOULD be able to find some more sedate things to do . Theres likely to be upscale Lounges onboard which will play some sensible sounding Music with a small dance floor for you to trip the light fantastic. There may be some sections of the top deck perhaps where most of the sunbathers are which will be quiet and not disruptive . A phone call to the Activities Director onboard may give you some insight on what to try. I think that most modern Cruising however, involves the Party Crowd and the Ships seem to cater to this non stop Energizer-Bunny crowd .

By the way, Disco is out now...its been replaced by the 'Boom Boom' Ghetto stuff in conjunction with incoherent Rap 'music' . Thats ok..im behind in the times too and wish Donna Summer was ressurected ; Ol Blue Eyes too..............lol...
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Old 07-10-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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I think they'll find plenty of quiet areas to hang out. No worries! Commercials don't want to you thing their product is boring, so they show the "FUN" times!!!

It can get loud right by the main pool, but there are other, more "out of the way" areas to sun.
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