While the stateroom was a good size for 2 adults with scuba gear, the overall condition of the room appeared very shabby & worn. The carpet was torn in two different areas with large sections open & easily tripped over. The door to the bathroom had been obviously smashed by the stateroom door numerous times & had been cheaply taped over. The black mold in the shower/tub area was small but noteworthy. Our room steward, Troy Simon, was an absolute delight. He did everything within his power to make things right. He never complained about our scuba gear; sand, & water all over the bathroom, every single shore day! The tub made a great rinse tank! We always came back to a clean & fabulous stateroom! And we made sure to tip accordingly for our scuba mess. We feel $20 a day is appropriate, as the staff is extremely underpaid. Overall, the cabin was a disappointment for the price & what was advertised. Read entire member review >>
Needs renovation. carpet torn apart in some places, old furniture, somehow old bathroom as well.
Otherwise good space usage, nice balcony, lot of storage space (walk in closet) Read entire member review >>
Felt small by comparison to same category cabin on Navigator of the Seas. I think there was too much furniture in the room. Bathroom needed some upgrading (sink plug and handles)
Beds were extremely comfortable. Balcony was awesome. Read entire member review >>
Best room ever. Walk in closet and a large balcony. Fairly near the elevators so it was a quick in and out when we were running around the ship. Room showed a little wear and tear, but it was acceptable. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was 1330 (Junior Suite, Deck 10 midship). Plenty of storage in the cabin, and the walk in closet was wonderful! Bed wasn't super comfy, but I'm very bed picky. It was fine for a week.
The weirdest thing though, there was something "rolling" above us for the first 2 nights. Now, the ship rocked a bit those nights, but it was like a 55 gallon drum was over my head banging into the walls all night. Several maintenance people came to investigate, but literally scratched their heads at it. I never heard what it was, and it stopped once we got into the Caribbean and we didn't rock anymore. Still would've been nice to hear it was actually fixed. The next cruisers in 1330 are going to be MAD when it starts up again! Read entire member review >>
Nice JS cabin with a pretty standard layout. Close to midship lifts/stairs. Just far enough from the hump that it didn't really impact the view or our privacy...wouldn't move closer to the hump unless I was on it. Read entire member review >>
Although the furniture looked dated, big deal. The cabin was spacious, plenty of closet space, a nice sized bathroom, a large balcony. Our cabin steward, Milton, kept the cabin
spotless. The air conditioner could have been a little stronger, but all in all it was a great, comfortable cabin. Read entire member review >>
We have spoiled ourselves and booked a Junior Suite (stateroom 1350). Oh ! it will be difficult to go back to a regular balcony room :-) This was very nice. You get a good space with a small living area, nicely sized bathroom (with real bath tub) and a huge walk-in closet. That extra space gives you a great sense of roominess. Nice ! Be careful, you do not get all the perks of the regular suites, but the extra space alone was worth it for us. For gratuities they have charged us 13.50$/pers/day. The room was clean with very little (if any) wear and tear. Room 1350 is a connecting room. There was a family with kids in the adjoining room. We heard them on embarkation day and on the last morning. Not any other noise through the whole cruise. It is practical to be only one floor down from Windjammer and pool deck. Did not hear stomping or noises coming from above our floor (we were just below Giovanni Table). A lot of storage space ! A/C was good for us (we do not set it to low temps anyway). No smells nor issues with the toilets or shower. All fine.
Our room attendant, Grace, was very good. She was very quiet and we would not see her that much, but her work was perfect. She quickly picked up on our preferences and our ways. On one morning she had to take half the day off due to a medical issue. But when she came back in the evening she inquired with us to see if all was done correctly by her replacement. Read entire member review >>
wonderful extra large, the walk in closet could double as spare room. The handicap shower with seat great for me. There was alway a few fresh towels for me. Loved the balcony. One fault, no electric plugs on wall near bed. Made it hard to use my medical equipment. Read entire member review >>
The extra space in the bathroom is nice.
The walk-in closet makes packing, unpacking, and organizing so much easier.
The extra space on the veranda allows for having meals delivered. Coffee and juice on the veranda was a treat in the morning. Read entire member review >>
The only part of the ship that you can tell REALLY needs an overhaul is the staterooms! The bathroom fixtures are old are worn and the whole room just really looks old. From the decor to the furniture, it just needs an update. If you are lucky enough to be in her section though.....our room attendant Norma was WITHOUT A DOUBT the BEST at what she does! Our room (which my husband and I keep immaculate) always looks fantastic! The bathroom was spotless, plenty of fresh towels were left and we were even greeted every morning and evening. A couple time we even stood in the hallway talking to Norma for 30-45 minutes! She is just the best!!!! Read entire member review >>
Robert, our stateroom attendant, was very attentive! We hardly saw him but he kept our room clean and smelling good! The room showed some wear (toiled was very scratched) but the bed was the most comfortable I've had on any ship yet! Kind of surprised that they took the lounge chair off the balcony and replaced it with two chairs. Read entire member review >>
Absolutely loved our room. The storage space is incredible. The walk in closet is large and the bathroom has a shower/bathtub combo. Our cabin was located forward and we were close to the elevator which was perfect. We had a couch, nice table along with two padded chairs and two desk chairs. The balcony was good size with two chairs. Read entire member review >>
It smelled musty throughout the vessel (even in our suite). Rust was apparent by the sliding doors in our suite (our room #9558) - the pillows were flat as pancakes, however the beds were comfortable. The safe numbers on the front of the safe were almost worn out and barely visible. Our room steward Oneal Lawrence was wonderful and kept our room immaculate. Read entire member review >>
Room needs updating, Nice large room. Big Closet. Great storage. Bathtub/shower. Bed hard. Vanity sink water pressure poor. Shower water pressure great. TV selection poor
(as on most ships). Great location, near elevators, not much traffic, not below or near activities area. Read entire member review >>
Had 7392, 7390, 7388 hoping to open the balcony, you cannot. The corner unit was small on inside with really small bathroom but best balcony with views from front and back allowing for breeze. The junior suite was just a little bigger and view and balcony the same so save a couple of bucks and get a regular aft cabin. It is for the balcony, and the balcony is worth the aft cabin, 2 loungers, great sunset views as you leave ports, which you do every night except one. Read entire member review >>
This cabin smelled like old carpet that needed cleaning. The good thing about it is that we were not in the cabin that much. We spent most of the time exploring the different ports. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was showing its age but was still nice. Stateroom attendant was great and could take a joke. I like to pull a prank on our stateroom attendants on occasion, and she handled it well. Have had a couple in the past that didn't think it was funny, but most really get a kick out of it. Read entire member review >>
A great way to travel. Mucho room, and a bathtub instead of a shower stall. The larger balcony was great. Teddy our attendant was excellent and attentive. We just booked another cruise and requested a Junior Suite (the only way to travel). Read entire member review >>
A very nice spacious cabin. There was more storage than 2 people could possibly use, and the walk-in closet made it easy to keep our cabin neat and tidy. We actually liked having a balcony with metal walls because it was very private - no one was going to peek around the corner! Having a bathtub made the shower area larger than in a standard room, with a nice long clothesline for hanging up swimsuits. Having the elevators nearby was very convenient and we never noticed any extra noise. Read entire member review >>
I loved this room. We were just about mid ship giving us easy access to both forward and aft elevators (although I used stairs). Deck 9 was great because it was not directly below the pool deck. The room itself was fantastic. It had a nice living area (although not separate from the bed) as well as very nice walk in closet. Plenty of closet and storage space. The bathroom is a step up form the other rooms in that it has a full size tub/shower combo. The balcony was quite large (we had breakfast on it several times). If you are looking for a little more space without the hefty price tag of a suite this is an ideal option. Although you do not get the extras perks of being in suite, Crown and Anchor members get double points (14 cruise points instead of 7). Read entire member review >>
We had Jr. Suite 9298. It was spacious and had a great balcony. We were near the aft Elevator and on two flights of stairs below the Wind Jammer and pool deck. The room and ship was very clean. Our room steward was excellent, keeping the ice bucket full and lots of towel animals for our 10 year old daughter. Read entire member review >>
The aft balconies on AOS have some framework outside of them which takes away a little of your view. It wasn't like they were obstructed but you would have to be careful how you took a camera shot so as not to get the framing in the picture. Also, the deck 10 balconies look down on the balconies of decks 9 and 8. Just below us was the Royal FAmily Suites and for that kind of money, I'd expect more privacy. But it was wide open for me to see the whole balcony. McAllan was a great room steward.
For a junior suite, it seemed like the largest one so far that we have stayed in. Also, the balcony itself was huge and covered. We had more room inside than most. Although the "walk in closet" really wasn't. It was wedged into a corner so it was kind of triangular. There was more room in the back than at the door. It was quiet too. I woke up twice during the cruise at around 4am and I could hear some tables being moved up in the Windjammer, which is right above you. But I never heard any other noise from the Windjammer all cruise. And the hallway was quiet as no-one walks back there who doesn't need to be back there. Read entire member review >>
We were in a Junior Suite on Deck 9 (9284). The location was wonderful and very central to pretty much everything. The room was quite spacious and had a huge walk in closet and plenty of place to store things. My teen daughter and I shared the king bed and my husband and teen son shared the sofa bed. We were fine. I was worried because I had seen some reviews where people said space with an issue with more than three adults in a room of this type. We are used to a room with a king bed and a Pullman upper and lower and had not issues with lack of space.
The room had some wear—the carpet seams were visible and there were worn spots, in particular between the beds. The balcony was large but could use some paint touchups. The beds were hard and the pillows were either thin or lumpy. Other than that, we had no issues or complaints with the room. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was terrific- spacious- gorgeous balcony, very clean and very well maintained by room steward. My daughter had an inside state room - and it was a lot more spacious then we thought it was going to be. Both cabins were very nice- updated, and very nicely taken care of. Read entire member review >>
Lots of cabinet space, room was clean and spacious. The balcony was slightly larger than the standard junior suite because it is on the bend. Hairdryer does not work well and would turn off. Ladies, bring your own hairdryer. Read entire member review >>
Located mid-ship, by the rear elevators, so going to most venues was convenient. This cabin is part of the second "bump out" with a larger balcony. This JS seemed to be bigger than the one we had on the Allure. We definitely enjoy having the walkin closet, in fact there was so much storage that we didn't fill it all. The bathroom was a standard JS issue with shower over tub with a shower curtain, single sink with dual vanity mirror storage and an under sink shelf. Some of the fixtures are looking dated, and the silver in the vanity mirrors are showing signs of wear, but everything was functional. I found the flat screen TV a little small for a JS, but everything again was functional and in fairly good condition. We enjoyed this JS very much. Read entire member review >>
The aft cabin was fabulous. We had breakfast on the balcony every morning. The obstruction was not really an obstruction to us. Wendell, Janice, and the other cabin stewards were fabulous. Read entire member review >>
We loved our cabin.Very spacious and clean.The bathroom had a mildewy smell, but it was so big, nice bonus.The bed was nice and big.Plenty of storage.Balcóny was amazing and big! Read entire member review >>
Too much money for getting zero nothing out of this suites experienceOur advice stick to balcony as your top price then you can spend what you have to pay for a JS on the cruise itself !!!!!!!! Read entire member review >>
It was Spacious and we particularly liked the walk in wardrobe, plenty of hangers , in a good position near enough to the lift . And right next to the Royal Suite. The sofa is particularly uncomfortable. However with a few extra pillows it's bearable ! Q Read entire member review >>
Cabin 2144, accessible Junior Suite. Lovely cabin, huge with sofa bed, two armchairs, huge bed, accessible bathroom and enormous closet that took all of our stuff. The cabin is rather worn, particularly the armchairs but this never spoilt our holiday. The balcony was double size with two comfortable chairs, table and sunbed. Don't expect to get a tan however as the sun was prevented from coming onto the balcony by the walkway above. All in all a great cabin for a wheelchair user, well equipped and thoughtfully fitted to meet most people's needs. Booked again for 2014! Read entire member review >>
The type of room (Junior Suite) and location (midway between elevator transports) worked well for us. It was easy to get to the gym, the windjammer and pretty much anywhere else on the ship. We had no rooms across the hall and never had any issues with noise or high traffic. A JS category room has a great amount of storage including a walk-in closet and plenty of storage along the wall in the main part of the cabin. The balcony is double the size of other standard balcony rooms which was also nice. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9318 is a center hump Junior Suite. It had more than enough space for 2. The great things were the walk in closet, the bathtub, and huge balcony. It's in the perfect location too ... right next to the elevators. A very quiet cabin. Read entire member review >>
This room was great. It's on the "Hump" so you jut out a little. The balcony was private and spacious. The room overall didn't have any issues. It was a standard Junior Suite and we loved it. Read entire member review >>
9328: The cabin is larger than the most of the Junior Suite Cabins. The balcony was small. IF you want a huge balcony book the AFT rooms. The room is looking old and worn it. Lots of storage! Walk in closets, sofa and two chairs. Wider than most J.S. Read entire member review >>
I had a great, quiet location. Thank goodness because the ship was over taken with rude children. The bathroom was spacious and had a tub. The closet was a spacious walk in. The cabin was excellent. The view from the balcony excellent. The balcony was spacious and even had a lounge deck chair on it. The bed was very comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Lots of storage space, actually more than I have at home! Lots of room and it's very bright and airy. The only thing I didn't particularly like was that the trolley that the stewards work from seemed to be permanently parked outside our front door. This wasn't a noise issue or anything, it was just when we opened our door it was the 1st thing we saw. Also when walking along the otherwise empty hallways, we could always tell where our room was as it had the 'dumpster truck' outside it!
But it was a small niggle, I wouldn't want to put people off if they've booked it already, but it may be something to consider if you are trying to pick your room. Read entire member review >>
Our Junior suite was excellent, well located near the lifts by the dining rooms and only a flight of stairs up to the pool decks. Decent size balcony, lovely comfy bed, huge walk in wardrobe, tea and coffee facilities. Very well sound insulated, never heard a peak out of our neighbours.Would certainly pick this one again. Read entire member review >>
I was informed at time of enquiry/booking that the price I was being quoted for included a Junior Suite Stateroom, On arrival I was disappointed that our ocean view was approximately 50% obstructed by platforms and railings around the rear of the boat on our's and levels above us.
There was three of us sharing a room, the third bed is a sofa bed, it was well worn and had the stains to prove it.
The decor is dated and the bathroom is very compact & plastic.
The balcony has two Sun loungers with missing and broken straps and a Sun chair with footstool. The balcony furniture is made of plastic construction, there are no mattresses or cushions "to soften the blow"
We had a flatscreen TV with interactive facility, we could find out ship/cruise information from this or book room service. We were also provided with a coffee machine but this leaked, I requested a replacement but this was not forthcoming.
There is lots of storage facility, we were not disturbed by passenger noise, the air conditioning was good as was the bath/shower water pressure. Read entire member review >>
We had cabin 9624, which is a junior suite on the port side at the back of the hump on deck 9, and cabin 2320, which is an accessible ocean view cabin on the starboard side of deck 2.
The junior suite 9624 was spacious enough for 2 with a walk-in closet and plenty of storage cabinets. We had the bed divided into two twins. There was a wall unit with a desk and vanity across from the beds. There was a night stand with a drawer for each bed plus the vanity had three drawers on each side. The vanity also had hinged mirrors on each side with shelves behind the mirrors. There is a curtain that can be closed to partially block the bed area from the sitting area. The sitting area has a couch, two chairs, and a coffee table. The couch can be pulled out to make a double-bed if needed.
The bathroom had a tub, sink, and the toilet. There is a mirror with shelves on each side above the sink plus a shelf under the sink for storage. We received some travel sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body gel, and a box with Q-tips and cotton balls in the bathroom. There was also a dispenser with the typical Royal Caribbean generic soapy goo in the bathtub. We didn't use the provided toiletries so I don't know if they get replenished during the cruise.
The desk had the TV and a few cabinets for storage plus the "fridge" for the mini bar and the safe. We put the sodas and snacks from the mini bar on the desk so the bar attendant would know where the items were and used the fridge for our sodas and water. There was a small coffee maker and hot pot for boiling water for tea in the desk cabinet.
The balcony had a table with 2 straight-back chairs and one reclined chair. The balcony is fully covered and is recessed into the structure of the ship. I haven't been on a balcony that was recessed like that so it had a cave-like feeling, but the recess made it extremely difficult for others to see into the balcony. The railing is also part of the structure, not Plexiglas like on other ships, so you cannot see through it when sitting down on the balcony. This was the first time that I didn't have a lounge chair on the balcony of a junior suite so I asked the cabin steward for one. He said they don't allow lounge chairs on balconies and if I brought one down from the pool deck, he would remove it. Very disappointing!!
I found the bed to be extremely hard, which is typical for Royal Caribbean beds. The cabin steward was able to provide a foam pad, which helped but still too hard.
We discovered that the rumors about not providing ice on Adventure are true. We had no ice bucket in the cabin when we arrived. We asked the steward about the ice bucket and ice and were told that ice was a special request. Once requested, he provided ice twice a day, but new cruisers would probably not know to ask for it.
I had a diamond gift basket in the cabin. When I sailed on Liberty in December, I got a basket with cookies, trail mix, and dried fruit. This time there were only cookies and dried fruit. I'm not sure if the lack of trail mix was a change to the basket or if I got a better basket in December because I was in a grand suite rather than a junior suite. Grand suites get chocolates left during turn-down but junior suites do not.
The ocean view cabin 2320 was larger than normal to allow for wheelchair space. The bed was divided into two twins. There was a wall unit with a closet and vanity across from the beds. The vanity had the TV and two cabinets for storage plus the "fridge" for the mini bar and the safe. The vanity also had hinged mirrors on each side with shelves behind the mirrors. The sitting area had a couch and a coffee table. There was a night stand with a drawer for each bed plus the vanity had three drawers on each side. The closet was small but adequate for two people.
The bathroom had a roll-in shower, sink, and the toilet. There is a mirror with shelves on each side above the sink but no shelf under the sink for storage. There was a dispenser with the generic soapy goo in the shower. Read entire member review >>
Junior suite with walk in closet, bathroom with tub and shower, Sofa and two chairs. Big balcony with 2 chair and a chair with foot rest and a small table. Fantastic room across from luggage room but never heard a sound. Read entire member review >>
JS 1340 was spacious - there were entire cabinets that we had nothing in! It was at least 50% bigger than the room we had once we got to Spain. Would be hard to go back to a balcony room. It was also perfectly situated toward aft - one flight of stairs up to Windjammer and right down 5 flights to Mozart dining room. Read entire member review >>
this junior suite has lots of storage areas and a large walk in closet. The balcony was wide but not very deep. There was a structural beam dividing the view. There was a full tub/shower combo and lots of room to maneuver in the bathroom. This was a very well maintained suite. Read entire member review >>
9308 was a very nice junior suite situated in the middle of the ship. We chose this because of previous experiences being directly under the pool area which can be noising at all hours of the day (think cleaning staff at 4 am!). Like most junior suites it was spacious and comfortable with plenty of storage space. Nice private balcony which was unique in that you could not see your neighbors (very nice). Salt has taken its toll on the glass on the balcony, however, so sitting and trying to see out was somewhat obstructed. But overall well worth the price differential from a regular balcony room. Read entire member review >>
Junior Suit - Huge walk in closet, great balcony, room walls were adequately thick, full size tub in bath, always had hot water when needed, all amenities in room worked, not near any of the "loud" zones. Read entire member review >>
The junior suite was big with a lot of storage...we didn't use half the area provided!! The only draw back is the balcony was small. Very nice that it was enclosed but very small area. Read entire member review >>
The room was a junior suite it was very roomy had plenty of closets space and a walk in closet lots of draws the balcony was big about 15 feet long. we did here some noise in the hall ways. water pressure was poor. Read entire member review >>
9330 is a junior suite behind the "hump." It has a large walk-in closet with tons of hangers and shelves. The vanity area is quite large, good sized frig, more drawers than we knew what to do with, sofa, coffee table, 2 chairs, and a door connecting to the next cabin if you doing the family thing. Balcony was great with 2 chairs, 1 small table, and 1 lounger, and still lots of room to stand and move around. The windows and sliding door WERE the wall; plenty of light, but also blackout drapes and then a sheer curtain for privacy. The bathroom had a tub/shower; good water pressure. Sink faucet had very little pressure; water saving faucet I believe. Toilet set at angle, so you had to sit sideways; okay, whatever. Beds were comfortable, but pillows mushy. We got 2 more from the steward without problem. 2 robes were already in the room. Cabin close enough to the elevators but not too close to hear any noise. It was a large cabin. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9272 - awesome cabin! This is a junior suite. Well worth the money for three or more people. Closet is huge, lots of storage space, huge balcony, full size tub. The sofa bed makes into a huge queen/king size bed for the kiddos. Deck nine was extremely quiet, and it was only a short walk up to the lido deck. It was very quiet on this deck, and we hardly felt any ship movement - even though it got rough on a couple of the days. Read entire member review >>
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