One of the fantastic aft-corner cabins, we were very pleased with layout of the cabin itself, however, numerous examples of poor maintenance detracted significantly.
It appeared in general that no refurbishment had been done on the room at all as part of drydock, for the most part everything worked but was not in great shape.
Mirror frames were all rusted, toilet was worn to the point that the black "interior" of the seat was showing through the white shell ... not a great look, sink did not drain properly, water pressure in the sink had two settings (off and fire hose), temperature selection in the shower did not work (it just spun around and around and you got "warm" water no matter what), bedding had ink stains, balcony curtains were stained, balcony itself had extensive rust and was in need of painting.
The only item that did seem to have been updated at some point was the bed itself which had been "upgraded" to the new RCI slab of stone variety. Requested additional padding from the cabin attendant who was able to use additional comforters to provide some relief. Read entire member review >>
This was by far the most cabin we have had in 18 cruises. The cabin is very dated and is in dire need of new carpet, cabinets and fixtures. That by itself wouldn't have caused us an issue. The Superior balcony was a waist of money. The hull encloses around the balcony and obscures your view and usefulness. There is no way this could be rated as a superior balcony. The other balconies have way more space and usefulness. Please do yourself a favor and avoid this room unless it is really on sale. Read entire member review >>
A standard D class balcony. The room is showing some wear and will benefit from the time in dry dock. The balcony does have a solid bottom that cannot be seen through and has a metal divider between the adjacent room preventing the balconies from being joined. We were aware of this, and this was a large part of the reason these are discounted.
The air conditioning in this cabin was adequate getting the room to 70 F overnight. We also had 6336, and the a/c in this room would go as low as a comfortable 67 F. Read entire member review >>
They have done a decent job with the upkeep of the ship. largest disappointment was our balcony. We had a superior balcony on the 6th floor. we researched heavily since we could find only 1 photo online of the balcony of this ship (which lead to our concern) but called royal caribbean twice in regards to it. The picture we saw showed no glass on the balcony. Last time we were on it, we were on the 7th floor and had a half glass wall. We were told by RCCL that all balconies were the same. This is NOT TRUE. the 6th floor is all metal. Our group had 5 rooms total, 3 balconies were in a row and it was difficult to visit between each other because of the design. There is no way to open up these balconies as we have done on other ships.
Rooms come with a "cooler" (like a fridge, but not quite as cold) which we found nice. they did not stock ice because of this, but when we asked our steward, he was more than happy to get us some. Read entire member review >>
Great location...probably my favorite room location so far. This room is close to the elevators and offers a spectacular view of the captain's overlook at the front of the ship. It is amazing to look out your balcony and watch the captain looking out over the horizon. The balcony is very private and in very good shape. The room is in very good condition and the bed was comfortable. We never had any issues with water pressure or hot water. Everything about the room was in great shape and our attendant was wonderful. Read entire member review >>
Cabin furnishings were dated looking but were functional and served my purpose well. The shower head was excellent and the water pressure more than adequate.....can't really say the same about the sink water pressure. The selection of TV programming is lousy and aside from catching a few minutes here and there of CNN International and the channel which indicated our position and listed daily events and times, there was no reason to turn on the TV. Read entire member review >>
Excellent level AFT balcony location. Corner unit with larger cabin and very roomy balcony. Balcony included 2 chairs, 2 tables and 2 loungers - great view and very private. Located below Windjammer but NO evidence of noise. Room is showing some signs of wear with furniture, carpet and bathroom but did not affect our stay. There is a pole to contend with in the cabin - but you will only walk into it once! There is also a structure type beam on the balcony but was no problem. Recommended. Great steward with Udine. Read entire member review >>
We went to check out our home for the week and upon arrival we found our luggage was there also. We have never had our luggage this early. The earliest prior to this was about 5:00. We were in 9320 (D-1) Center Hump Cabin. Room was plenty big, with the typical bathroom with small shower (Sliding glass doors) and the various things I had pre ordered in the online gift shop was there waiting in the room. Although I said the room was plenty big enough, were able to see a junior suite of one of the couples from our roll call and my wife should never had seen that room with even bigger space, bigger balcony, walk in closet and bathtub! She has made it known that is what she wants for our next cruise! The room was clean and neat and we had no problems with that all week. We met the room steward for the first time after we left and came back later. He was not the most personable of all the room stewards we have had in the past and we rarely saw him throughout the week, but whenever we came back after the excursions the room was clean, after dinner the bed was always turned down but we never saw him unless we saw him in another room down the hall. In the beginning we didn’t like a couple of answers he gave us when asking about something and it made his stock go down. It picked up as the week when on and turned out not be so bad. There were towel animals 3 times during the week.
Room – A / Steward – C (this was compared with previous room stewards) Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was on the 6th deck. I liked the location because it was right around the corner from the elevators, and we could walk down 1 deck to the shops and the Royal Promenade. The balcony had two chairs and a round table. We always have our breakfast delivered to our balcony one day during every cruise. It's lovely. The cabin was very clean, and we always had plenty of towels. However, we did lose our hot water one day, and the toilet didn't flush one day. Read entire member review >>
This is the second cruise where I had to have housekeeping change my pillow or sheet because I found blood that did not belong to any of my family members on them. This is disgusting. The bed skirt was also torn. I don't understand why RC would think that we would not notice. Read entire member review >>
The room was nice, if not on the small side. The furniture was definitely showing wear but everything was very clean. The biggest con was this room was ajoining another cabin (with someone not in our group) so we only got a small chair instead of a couch like others in our party got. Plus the walls were super thin and we could hear the children in the cabin next door crying and screaming at all hours. Read entire member review >>
8218 - excellent but why does an American ship show, for example, Polish TV for a predominantly UK based passengers off the coast of Norway! I can't take much more CNN or Spanish cartoons!! Surely cruise ship technology could do better in this area. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7560 had a good size balcony on the port side. It was kept clean by the cabin attendant but is showing signs of age. There were rust spots around balcony door, shower screen was cracked and several scuff marks throughout. Did experience slight annoyance with the smell of cigarettes as our neighbors were smokers and used the balcony at all times day and night to snoke. Read entire member review >>
Port side cabin located mid/aft (more aft). Beautiful, unobstructed view. Quiet, easy to access location (not a long walk. Lots of storage space, easily fit all of our clothes and supplies (we over packed slightly). Didn't feel much ship movement, except for the last night when we sailed through a front. Bed was SUPER comfortable, duvet & pillows were SUPER comfortable. Had no problem maintaining room temperature. Great cabin!! Read entire member review >>
Lots of space but a little tight for 4 people after 7 days. If you can afford it, book cabins for 2 and 2.
They provide only about a dozen hangers and you need almost twice that. I suppose you can ask for more but we knew ahead of time (thanks CC!) and took our own.
The fridge is stocked but there was no indication anywhere that there would be a fee for what was used. Was it complimentary? My wife paid the bill so I am still not sure.
The crew scrapes and paints the ship daily. The cabin steward should sweep out there too. Found paint chips every day. Read entire member review >>
Cabin Room 7588, deck 7. Balcony Stateroom. Plenty of hanging space. Suitcases fitted well underneath the beds. Quiet location, centre Ship with easy access from either side if the ship. Balcony quite small and if you had friends / family next door and you wanted to get your Room Attendant to open up balcony by unlocking screen, this could not be done on this particular cabin either size. Bathroom small but everything you need. Good Shower power. Clean fresh towels as you need them. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was great. Loved having the balcony although it got a little smokey at times thanks to our neighbours but we enjoyed the fantastinc views and the dolphins. The bed was big and the bathroom a useable size. We were toward the rear of the ship and so experienced a little vibration due to the engines, we soon got used to it and didn't notice it. Read entire member review >>
D1 cabin. Bit of a humid smell. TV was old and some channels had a weird noise, but seems to be fixed very soon as other cabins in the same hallway had allready got flatscreen's. View's backwards are a bit limited due to the thing they use to wash the balconies. Else than this a very nice cabin. Stateroom attendant was the best we've ever had! Read entire member review >>
Avoid this cabin if you are a light sleeper or sensitive to vibration from the ships engine. Very strong vibration can be felt particularly at night and if the ship is moving at speed. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was nice. However, we had paint chips on the balcony and lights hanging in the shower. The phone didn't work and we needed to call for service. Our cabin attendant was awesome. Read entire member review >>
Standard Superior Balcony Room toward aft on port side. High up so motion in the boat is felt more significantly than other parts of ship. Quieter since it is away from elevators. Did not hear any noise from above (Windjammer). Felt vibrations at times, usually while docked. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9312. Small balcony but fine for 2 people. Nice to be more separated from the room next door by metal walls instead of flimsy plastic. Our cabin was near the elevators so I was concerned but never was bothered by noise. Bathroom of course was tiny, very small shower, but we are larger people and still did fine. Read entire member review >>
Great view. Small bathroom. Very quiet hallway even though next to crew space. Only tiny table of soap supplied with inferior shampoo. Balcony had flooded gutter and wet floor. Otherwise very clean if furnishings really tired. Read entire member review >>
Bulkhead to forward side of balcony blocks light but adds to privacy and weather proof. Bed arranged facing aft ie 'back to the engine'. Some may have an alternative preference to sleep feet first!
Stained sofa but otherwise clean. 3 socket outlets 2 american 1 european type + typical european shaver outlet in bathroom.
Well located to forward on the 9th deck for access to 24 hr drink/snack facilities from the Promenade cafe on 5th deck. No room tea/coffee facilities so this was a major plus point for us tea drinkers and bed time chocolate! Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was 8218 on the starboard side of the vessel in the front. I was a bit concerned about being that far up front but it was a great experience. We left the balcony door open most evenings and would fall asleep and wake up hearing the sound of the ocean going by.
Other than the bed being a bit too hard the room was adequate and had ample storage. The bathroom was big enough as was the glass enclosed shower. Unfortunately our room had a connecting door to the room 8220 and on several occasions we could hear our neighbors TV blaring late into the early morning. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was small and dirty . Balcony was pitiful should have got an oceanview with the small openings these balconies have . Silly , the whole time . I do however believe it was our steward who is opposed to cleaning . Being port side you can watch all the events below but you have to stand , cant sit to see port .
Being all the way forward it was always quiet . TV is good sized for the room . Beds were awesome . Read entire member review >>
Plenty of space for 2 people. Our cabins 1030 and 1032, at the very front of the ship adjacent to the crew entrance to the bridge, seemed to have a wind tunnel running through them whenever the doors were opened. We were never able to get the announcement speaker working except for the Musak running all day. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was adequate and as expected. Having a balcony was nice. Small bathroom, tiny shower. Loved the location - 8th floor near forward elevators. TV was adequate - would like wifi in rooms. Read entire member review >>
Cabin needed more storage and the furniture is shrunk to fit the room / make the room look bigger. The bathroom is small but efficient for someone under 6 foot luckily i'm 5'7". Balcony was similiar to Carnival. Room was quite. Read entire member review >>
Tiny but space is well used. Our cabin, 8354, had a very loud "squeek" at the cabinet with the mirrors an TV set. I had to wedge a galss between the top and ceiling to stop it. The closet door also banged with the vibrations of the ship, leaving it open stopped that.
The balcony door was difficult to open and close.
The carpets and funiture were soiled and stained and in need of replacement.
Great views from the balcony. Read entire member review >>