Popular amongst travellers, a two week cruise can be a holiday of a lifetime.
Offering passengers a range of on board possibilities from luxury dining and spa treatments to culture and entertainment activities, it’s not hard to see why a cruise is a dream way to travel.
However, living in close quarters, noisy neighbours can be difficult to escape.
So what can be done when the noise next door is keeping you from your beauty sleep?
Fighting fire with fire is not the right way to handle the situation. An awkward run in outside your room could dampen the experience.
A more gentle approach is advised to smooth over the situation and allow both parties to continue their holiday happily.
First it’s important to make sure your neighbours are not breaking the passenger code of conduct, if you believe this to be the case, it’s best to contact security.
If the matter isn’t as serious, a polite conversation is a good idea come morning as there is a good chance they are unaware of the impact they are having on your enjoyment.
Introducing yourself and lifting the neighbour anonymity may even spark a holiday friendship.
However, face to face interactions are not for everyone – especially if the complaint is one of a sensitive matter.
In this case seeking out our cabin steward is a good idea.
The steward’s job is to look out for passengers wellbeing and they would be able have a word with your neighbours.
If things persist, and the noise worsens, then it is recommended to contact a more senior member of staff and ask for their advice.
This is the type of matter they are trained in dealing with but as the situation will escalate the matter, only report the problem when absolutely necessary.
There is no telling who will be on the other side of your cabin wall, so taking all the precautions possible for departing is probably a good idea.
Noise cancelling headphones or earplugs may be the saving grace of your holiday, especially if the noise is coming from your snoring partner.