7528 was a standard balcony cabin located port side forward. Its location was very quiet and ideally located in the forward part of the ship. Yes, you have a walk ahead of you from the Dining room, but not far from the main theatre. Let's face it, unless you're located mid-ships, in these large ships you'll have a distance to walk to your cabin regardless. The room itself was very clean and well-kept with no mold or rust anywhere. The bed was firm but not hard and the TV was upgraded to a new flat screen. Nothing else in the cabin seemed to be upgraded during the recent refit. We liked being on 7 deck as it encouraged us to use the stairs to the Promenade or Deck 11 and outside. The only compliant I have would be the balcony. Some people like the fully enclosed steel balcony but I felt I was in a echo-filled box. Balconies with opaque glass side panels and a full glass front offer so much more sunlight. AoS is the only ship in this class to have this enclosed balcony. I understand the new rooms being added on deck 12 will full opaque glass walls and full glass front walls. Read entire member review >>
Cabin is in need of refurbishing. Closed in balcony needs some time to get used to. No bathroom goodies only soap and shampoo dispenser.
Fridge is empty and can be stocked on demand ( i like that since we never used the stuff from the mini bar). Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin, in pretty good shape. Like the shower doors, although they would still leak until we learned to always aim handheld shower to back. GREAT water pressure in shower! Poor pressure in sink. No toilet odors as long as you keep the lid closed when not in use. A LOT of movement felt. Pretty uncomfortable couch, but balcony chairs were comfortable. Bed didn't seem as hard as some describe. Quite a bit of storage! Read entire member review >>
Good cabin: CLEAN
Smells: none noticed but we brought an air freshener, car type and open it up for extra. always spray Lysol for germs.
Room: couch needs replacing, stains on cushions from wet bathing suits.
Bathroom: clean but dated: stains in sink, shower needs a good cleaning and re-calking/sealing.
Closet: plenty of hangers and good space: desk storage is great.
Balcony:Partition between balcony is a metal wall on both sides for extra privacy. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was more spacious than I was envisioning, but even so, any more than two would have been a tight fit. With just two of us though, it was fine, as was the shower! Wasn't bumping my elbows all the time...had plenty of room. Cabin steward was first rate and was in several times a day to make sure everything was taken care of and we had everything we needed. Could feel the ship sway a bit where we were, but it wasn't enough to bother either of us. Read entire member review >>
#9376 Toilet Seat needs replacing but nothing that would keep you from using it.
Sometimes the water in the shower got extremely hot so we told our steward about it and it was taken care of. Small tear in carpet near adjoining room. Bed was very comfy!! Read entire member review >>
Room was quite good. Sofa, drapes, and carpet were in good condition but need to be upgraded. Extremely clean room and bathroom. Balcony was a real treat as it was fun to see the port approach each morning and have a quiet place to read or eat breakfast. Don't skimp on the balcony! Read entire member review >>
Usually book the slightly larger Ocean view Balcony cabin. Plenty of storage space and ideal for 2weeks cruising. Very clean and comfortable. Will be perfect after a refit. Read entire member review >>
We had a Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (8246) that we lucked into when picking a balcony guarantee. The room was very spacious and there was plenty of storage. This was our first balcony on RCI and I have to admit that even on deck 8, the balconies seemed a little closed in to me compared to what I have had on Carnival ships. But we enjoyed it none the less and spent time out there when we could. Also, this cabin was right behind the forward elevators. We were worried about that at one point, but we never heard any extra noise and it was super convenient. Read entire member review >>
Note: this is a connecting cabin.
We did NOT have a good first impression of this cabin. Both of our sinks would not drain. The desk and other areas were banged up and the safe looked like something exploded on the outside of it because half of the numbers were burnt off and didn't work. The safe did not function properly and the front desk disregarded us. The air conditioner didn't work properly either. On a side note, the balconies are metal, not glass. Overall, the cabin looked very worn out. Book another cabin if you can. Read entire member review >>
Had a nice stateroom attendant (always do). We had to move the touch to look for a pair of earrings and didn't like what we found. They don't clean behind the couches/side tables often. They had to do some painting/varnishing while we were docked one day. We like to come back and nap before dinner, but could hardly breathe from the fumes. The stateroom attendant warned us, but was an inconvenience. We had an EMPTY refrig the entire week and had to buy water from the bars in order to have anything available in our room. The Noro Virus hit the week prior, so they emptied out the rooms to clean everything out, but we never did get a stocked refrig for our week. Read entire member review >>
Nice colors. Very attentive and polite cabin steward. HORRIBLE metal cots, thin mattresses and uncomfortable pillows. Filthy balcony glass! Visibility much more limited on this type balcony than Carnival balconies. Shower water was tepid at best; no hot water. Read entire member review >>
Balcony cabin plenty of room but smelled for a few days. Room was nice though we like the baclony. We bought some wire hangers with us and got everything put away.
All of the RC staff spoke to us they all worked hard. I did not sleep well my side of the felt like it was slanted, wife slept very well. TV remote was aggravating all the time, to much in a delay from channel to channel. Almost like it needed new battieres. Light blew out one night wife using here hair dryer, the attendant stated it that a lot with our room and the one next door. Read entire member review >>
Room 7340 – beware, this cabin vibrates nonstop. If you’re sensitive to that type of movement avoid this room like the plague. I’ll post a video on youtube (https://youtu.be/ryq3lcMRKJw) so you can see yourself how badly this room vibrates. In general the rooms are freshly painted. They have a tropical feel now in their color scheme. New flatscreen tv’s are nice. Bathrooms are typical for Royal. Beds in the cabin were quite firm, bordering on rock hard. After 6 days I woke with some stiffness in my back. C. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was clean, spacious and met our every needs. Balcony was not the biggest, but we were only the two of us, and we were always in each others arms anyways. And we had breakfast 3 times on our balcony so it was just great.
We did not use the television except to order room service (breakfast) and check our account, so cannot comment on that much. The rest was perfect. Read entire member review >>
The room was large with more storage than I am used to. It was toward the back. The shower was curved and a bit small. The hair dryer is in the cabin, not the bathroom. It was about 15 cabins from the elevator. The room also seemed larger than I have had before with a sofa and small table. The room was quiet. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was very nice. We did notice quite a bit of paint on the balcony glass and some rust on the balcony as well. The room smelled a little bit when we first got there but either went away or we got used to it. I think it was just from the dampness of the ocean when people leave the balcony door open. Enjoyed the flat screen TV, even though we hardly ever use it. Wished they would have put some small lotions/body wash in the rooms but that's a minor detail. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom itself was fine - but I would not take a cabin so far aft again due to the additional noise (frequent boom of the crew storing containers below) on the last night of the cruise.My son's stateroom was an Interior stateroom - again the room itself was fine (if you were not planning to do anything but sleep there) but the location was not good. Read entire member review >>
Good cabin, although proper toiletries would have been appreciated rather than one squeezy bottle on the wall. This is cheap RCL and not expected on a cruise.Otherwise clean cabin and good view. Read entire member review >>
Great spacious cabin with large bathroom especially the shower ideal for my 6ft husband. The bed was so comfy. Flat screen TV. Good sized balcony. Plenty hanging space for longer clothes. Tea & Coffee making facilities was a first for us. Very quiet little passing foot traffic. Did hear engine vibration but soon got lost in the wonderful cabin ambiance. Read entire member review >>
RCI's balconies are like boxes with a hole cut out. I prefer something more open, with more glass and less metal. We had a full-size couch, whcih was nice. Twice we had impromptu parties with 8-10 people and the room didn't feels crowded. RCI's curved shower doors are so-o-o much better than shower curtains. Even though we had clothes for two weeks, there was plenty of room for them. Read entire member review >>
7642 - very nice room, roomy with a great balcony and lots of storage! The only issue was a vibration from the engine. It could be pretty intense, but actually was nice for sleeping. It could however bother some I would imagine. Read entire member review >>
Just aft of midships on Port (left) side. Quiet but close to dinning and Promenade (down) and Buffet (up). Close to stairs/elevators and Wifi computer center Good location for us! Read entire member review >>
Great room regarding location. Close to the elevators and stairs but not right next to them. Only thing we did not like was the tiny shower. I am 6'4" and there was not much room in there. Very comfortable bed and bedding. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of storage, nice views most often of the sunrise rather than sunset, but the curtains blocked any light you don't want. We got room service breakfast once and lunch once to enjoy on the balcony. A little tight, but well worth it. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin, 8330 was a very comfortable, clean & fresh smelling balcony room. I really liked that we didn't have a room directly across from us. The AC works very well in the room. We did not have any problems at all with our room. Our stateroom attendant was very nice and helpful. There is plenty of storage space in the cabinets, closet and under the bed. We never felt crowded.We did not have any problems at Read entire member review >>
6650( Deck 6) Balcony sea-view.Decent size, could do with more shelves in wardrobe for four of us.Bathroom a bit dated, chips around bottom out-side of shower (to be picky) but otherwise clean and tidy with plenty of hot-water and clean towels.Carpet, better vacuuming required otherwise ok.Fridge/mini-bar clean.Clean fresh bedding.Balcony area - furniture a bit dated, again could do with renewing but chairs/table was serviceable.Bins always emptied.Quiet location, apart from late at night kids/guests less consincious of noise running past on ocassion.Didnt hear any music/too much entertainment noise, even though room was over/close to Deck 5 Royal Promenade side of the ship. Read entire member review >>
The cabin had plenty of storage and closet space. The television is of the older brand. The balcony was spacious. The location was great at midship. This deck is very quiet. The room was clean and neat but could use updating. Read entire member review >>
Great cabin. Great balcony. Well kept. Clean. BUT since we were so far towards the back, the shuddering motion which many cruise critic members have mentioned, was much stronger at the back of the ship. Read entire member review >>
We had the same cabin as during the transatlantic crossing, so we had the same problem with the shuddering motion of the ship. Our cabin steward was fantastic, but unfortunately, as I have said in my comments the whole ship was just too packed with noisy, rude, ignorant guests. And this really ruined our trip. Kids and toddlers running and screaming in the corridors day and night. It was not good enough. Read entire member review >>
Outside Balcony, two nice twin or double bed, TV, minibar, stocked with soft drinks (chargeable)small but adequate shower and toilet with washbasin and shave points.
Towels changes daily on request
10 seconds from lift, but very quite Read entire member review >>
Small balcony, getting a bit tatty - the left hand side of the balcony had a kind of metal column so there was no clear divider to the next cabin, just sold metal but it didn't obstruct any view, may be a bit of day light. Beds very comfortable and enough room for 2. Bathroom kept spotless but again some areas tatty (there was a wine cork stuck in the corner of the bathroom then sealed up!).
No noise from the ship or crew at all. Read entire member review >>
Overall a nice spacious cabin for two. Lots of space. We had lots of luggage for Europe and it all fit fine. The balcony furniture was awful though did not even want to sit on these chairs. Pretty quiet sound proof cabin. Heard very little noise from neighbors. Great position in ship when you are pulling into port. Read entire member review >>
Closet felt a bit smaller than other ships, but bathroom seemed larger. Plenty of space if you pack right. Balcony nice size. Generally quiet. Only noise was when other cruisers were telling between balconies or appeared to be having a party out there. Read entire member review >>
Crew was folding towels all week in the hall for some reason.
Deck location was fine -- nice because it was in the middle between entertainment and dining decks (3/4/5) and spa/pool/Windjammer deck (11/12) Read entire member review >>
We loved our cabin. There was tons of space for clothes and toiletries. The balcony was just the right size for two. Beds were big and comfortable. Bathroom was a bit smaller than other cruises we've been on. Our hallway was always pretty quiet. Only problem was with the air conditioning at night. Sometimes we were hot and other times cold. Not sure if they played around with it at night time. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was fine, really no problems to mention. Did love the towel monkey, which I understand many guests did not get from their cabin steward. Being on the 9th floor was nice and quiet other than a child running in the hall ever so often. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of storage, hard door on shower is a plus (not curtain), bed average, plenty of pillows, couch not to comfortable, balcony had solid wall on one side and see through wall on another (no privacy if neighbor is on balcony), quiet location except on pool party night for the kids (could hear the noise and vibration until 2 am), room also located right before the hall narrows and no rooms accross from it was very nice, not much activity in hallway around the rooms. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in a balcony room on deck 7 near the front of ship. It was our first time trying a balcony room and it was beautiful. We couldn't pass it up due to the great deal we got.Our room was one room down from the elevator which made me nervous at first thinking it would be noisy. It was not and it turned out to be a very convenient location. Read entire member review >>
Great cabin.. Lots of space... good storage. Liked being able to pull aside the curtain on the balcony from the bed!! Fairly close to the elevator which helps get around the BIG ship! Read entire member review >>
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