The cabin view was great for my first cruise. We didn't want to have the very beautiful sight of the water because of my wife's motion sickness, but it was an awesome consolation to have the Central Park view. The balcony made the room feel larger than it was which was a nice addition for the money. Plenty of natural light during the day with curtains that blocked the light if needed. Cabin room service by Kathyann was quick and courteous. At night we loved opening our balcony door and listening to the different styles of live music. Do not drink the "Evian" water in the fridge, it is not complimentary. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was in Central Park on 10th floor (10603). The location is convenient , halfway between both sets of elevators but there is less privacy on the balcony and can get muggy often. However, great views of Central Park. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nice, no better or worse than other ship's cabins. The balcony overlooking "Central Park" was very nice, overlooking all the activities there. we had joined our balconies for 4 adjacent cabins so we would gather there in the late afternoon for "happy hour" Read entire member review >>
Lovely cabin! We enjoyed the view right above the park cafe; noise wasn't bad at all and most days the breeze was decent. Don't make the mistake of turning off the master switch as that will also turn off your A/C (oops). Bed was comfortable; pillows were super flat but it wasn't a huge deal. The TV remote doesn't work from the bed which is probably the only annoyance I can find with the room. We would choose this room again in a heartbeat (though it's far from any elevator). Read entire member review >>
We enjoyed the inside balcony. We could sit on the balcony and enjoy the music being played in the park. I was worried that noise would be a problem. The door closed tight and the noise was minimal with the door closed. No music was played after about 10:00 pm. Never was an issue. Read entire member review >>
I heard some people complain about their cabins, but I did not have any. I had a lovely view of Central Park, enjoyed people watching and music from my balcony. When you close the sliding doors, you couldn't hear a thing - perfect. You can hear outside of your front door, people walking, talking, doors closing. So be prepared. We had a great attendant, his name was Hough. Gave us a lot of tips of where to go and eat. Read entire member review >>
The Central Park View Stateroom is everything that is advertised; spacious, clean, extremely pleasant and well appointed.
However, we personally did not find it worth the additional cost over an interior stateroom. We went out on the balcony perhaps twice (and rarely saw the balconies of other, similar staterooms occupied); there isn't much to see in central park aside from the for-fee restaurants, a few cruisers padding around, and some plants.
If you want a good simulation of what this balcony would be like, go to the atrium in a nearby hotel or a local shopping mall and sit and watch it for a few minutes. Far less engaging than a balcony stateroom overlooking the water.
Unless you are a huge fan of people watching, opt for the ocean balcony or the interior stateroom rather than this middle ground. Read entire member review >>
Loved the location of this cabin just above Chops Restaurant. Central Park balcony cabins are not for those who desire great privacy, but are perfect for those who enjoy live music from their balcony. Deck 12 affords great views, but without the chair scraping deck noise that comes with Deck 14 cabins. Read entire member review >>
Absolutely loved the view from here! When looking at the Boardwalk balcony rooms when we got on the ship, my first thought was that I was SO glad to be in Central Park! It was quiet and enjoyable, even though it's an interior balcony. Read entire member review >>
Not enough drawer space, sink too low in bathroom and bed too hard. Woke up each morning with back ache. The balcony was a waist of money too noisy and no privacy. Cabin needed updating and the location was very far from the elevators ( not a great location) Read entire member review >>
Here's a shout out to our terrific cabin attendant Idham, who worked on our stateroom, 12-255. Idham recognized us immediately and always knew us by name. He was quite friendly and he had a great sense of humor. 12-255 is a balcony stateroom overlooking the amazing Central Park section of the ship. It wasn't fancy but we had more than enough room and found it very comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Noisy during the day, quiet at night. Very accessible. Wheel-in shower; transfer to drop seat. Door was difficult but not impossible to open from chair without help. Balcony door, however, was surprisingly easy and useful -- small ramp came up/down with the sliding open/closed of door. Balcony was large enough to comfortably use a wheelchair and still share the balcony with other(s). Read entire member review >>
10593/10591 Connecting Central Park balconies...much quieter than Boardwalk balconies...seemed to be configured to allow more maneuverability in CP balcony rather than Boardwalk. Great views/low noise. Central location. Read entire member review >>
Room was roomy enough for two people except for the storage space, it lacked drawers. Very quiet room which overlooked Central Park. Room was close enough to the elevators and accessible to all the venues. Read entire member review >>