We found the statement to be perfect for our needs. We really didn't spend much time there so we were just fine. Good location - near enough elevator bank for convenience but far enough away for quiet. Storage was perfect - room for everything, makeup bags, hanging clothing and shoes. Suitcases fit right under the bed and weren't in the way at all. Bed was comfortable - surprisingly so - and the view every morning was amazing. Our cabin steward was wonderful and took care of anything we needed immediately. I would stay in it again - good value for the money. If it had been larger we might have stayed in it and that is so not the points. Read entire member review >>
I love getting balconies for 2 main reasons:
- Enjoying coffee while watching the ocean
- Watching pier runners
This particular cabin was close to perfect. Overall, everything was clean and tidy. Plenty of storage space.
Location: Right behind Giovani's on Deck 8. Close to the elevators and stairs, and within stumbling distance of Central Park. It was always quiet inside the cabin, and there was a predictable amount of noise on the balcony when the band would be playing.
Extra balcony space: The extra space was nice. It didn't feel quite as cramped as a standard balcony.
Bathroom: we got 2 bar soaps, which I wasn't expecting (was only expecting the goop and 1 bar). It was a small thing, but it made a difference. I like the bar better than the goop, and one bar lasted the two of us almost all week. We ended up moving the one we used for hand washing to the shower for disembarkation day. The shower itself is very small. It's a cylinder, and there was enough room to stretch my elbows out to either side, but that's it. No hanging line in the shower either, so I used some of those towel clips to clip our wet swim suits to the top of the shower.
Outlets: We asked our stateroom attendant where more outlets were as we could only find the 3-outlet on on the vanity. There's also one under the headboard (balcony side in this cabin) and one under the vanity where the chair scoots in.
Orientation: sofa is next to the balcony. The TV is in an awkward spot not really in front of the sofa or the bed. Not a big deal, but a little odd. Read entire member review >>
I'm writing this review as a comparison to my previous rooms on Celebrity and Norwegian. The positives are that this rooms balcony was spacious enough to accommodate my family of four with chairs. Sufficient storage, drawer and closet space is provided. The room offers a 3 outlet plug which is convienent. Several hooks are anchored into the walls to hang various items. The bathroom however seemed extremely cramped. It affords the typical cruise shower (I'm a tall girl). Shelves are provided for storage. The sofa bed opens into a queen or full size bed which was spacious enough for my 11 yr old twins. The offerings for tv (yes, we watch a bit when we need a break) are limited to the Dreamwork movies for kids, some news channels and I believe 1 normal channel for regular tv. ESPN is included. Movies are 11.99 to view. Overall the room was average and for the price paid I expected more...
This was a port forward room. If there are mobility issues please be mindful of the room location in relation to the elevator banks. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony mid-ship stateroom (11598) was great. A good size and plenty of space for hanging garments. We removed the beverages in the fridge and replaced it with our water. Read entire member review >>
Nice room but way too small for four people... Smallest room we've ever had. I would do thought with an upgraded room with large balcony the room would of been larger but "Not". I only assume they made them smaller to get more people on board. Suck a shame because it took away from our experience. Read entire member review >>
Balcony Stateroom (7200)Cabin is little smaller than most other Superior Balcony staterooms on other ships we have been on, but not by much. Overall, the cabin functions efficiently. Although this cabin did not have the pull-out sofa, if it did it would be way too cramped for more than two people. The scheduling through the interactive TV was nice and allowed you to review your plans and change or add to them to meet your needs.I found deck 7 to be a good location to everything except the pool and sports decks. Everything else was either up or down one or two decks and easily walkable verses fighting for an elevator.The location was about 1/3 of the length of the corridor from the forwards stairs and 2/3 of the corridor from the aft stairs. A good location that eliminated most of the traffic and hallway noise outside the stateroom.The balcony was protected from most of the wind created from the ship's movement. Because the balcony is covered there may or may not be direct sunlight on the deck depending on whether the balcony has a southern exposure or not. The direction the ship is traveling will dictate whether the sun is beaming in the cabin for two days straight or none at all.Promenade View Stateroom (7201)Stateroom size and setup similar to D1 Balcony stateroom except instead of the balcony there is a window seat where you look out over the Royal Promenade. Great for people watching of seeing the activities going on at the street parties. Fairly large stateroom when compared to other "inside" statements on other ships. Read entire member review >>
Good cabin! It's on the 'bumpout' so it has a MUCH larger balcony than normal. The stateroom was a typical room - it's a bit tight to get into the closet but there were lots of shelves and ample hanging space. The desk had 3 good drawers and some side skinny shelves. The bathroom also had some cabinet and shelf space. It had a full size sofa to sit on, too. We weren't in the room much but it was comparable to other ships. I believe it was 172 square feet. It was mid-ship so close to elevators in two directions. I would have preferred to be even closer to the elevators but it was really a good location. We chose to be on the same deck as Central Park and that proved to be quite convenient since we ate at the Park Cafe quite a bit. (Ship food was horrible so we were constantly scrounging for edible food.) I would definitely recommend this stateroom - considering the good mid-ship location and the large oceanview balcony!! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was located on deck 12 on the first hump. It had a larger than normal balcony which would be good for dining but we never used it as such. The room was a superior ocean view. The storage space for two people was adequate but would be tight if you were traveling with a family. The bathroom was typical of a cruise ship, small but adequate. Read entire member review >>
6596 is starboard side, towards the front, in the middle of the first "bump". The balcony is extra long. We liked having the balcony, but the extra room really was not worth anything to us. The room was in a great location on the ship: close to everything (particularly Boardwalk, Central Park, and the Promenade) but was also very quiet. The room itself is pretty much your standard cruise cabin: not too spacious, but big enough for the time we spent in it. The bed was comfy and there was adequate storage space. Read entire member review >>
Our room was 11604 it was a balcony overlooking the ocean. The room was nice, that balcony was on the hump so it was a little bigger than the usual balcony. It was an adjoining stateroom which in the future I will absolutely avoid. We could hear everything in the room on the other side of the door. And they had a baby that would only cry and cry and cry. She would be our wakeup call anywhere from 5- 8 am. On the second to last night we got in around 1 am. She was crying and wouldnt stop. Then the husband came in from the casino and he and his wife started fighting. While the baby is still crying. I can tell you how much money he lost at the casino, I could hear it so well. On the other side with no door, we never heard our neighbors. Read entire member review >>
the Cabin was small but had some very nice modern touches. Ipod Dock compatible with 4 and 4 s not 5. and the flat screen was a nice touch as well. it was also right next to Central park and right next to Dazzle's and even with the late night music it did not travel into our room Read entire member review >>
Nice size balcony, but small cabin. Last year I was in the accessible room with a friend, which was quite large. But we really enjoyed this room despite its size. Some people hate the tube like shower in the itsy bitsy bathroom. But I loved it. No water on the floor! I choice this location because I was in this area of the ship last year and it was very quiet. We never heard our neighbors. We did however smell smoke from somewhere either above or below us while on the balcony. It did not bother me, but my husband did get annoyed. It really did not last long, so no big deal. I would take this room again! Read entire member review >>
D1 LARGE BALCONY IS REALLY NOT THAT BIF=G FOR THE DOLLARS SPENT.......REGULAR BALCONY CABIN WOULD BE FINE.......
CASINO WAS A BIG HIT WITH US MADE OVER 750.... GOOD SLOTS A RARITY ON CRUISE SHIPS Read entire member review >>
We booked 11666 because of it's proximity to the Concierge lounge, and honestly most of our time is spent in the Aft area (MDR, Windjammer, Johnny Rockets, Schooner Bar for trivia). We liked the cabin, the location was good and really the noise from the hallway wasn't bad. Read entire member review >>
Canin 11202: The cabin had a connecting door, which turned out to be our biggest negative comment. The door is not soundproofed and we could easily hear the other folks talking. They did keep it down when we informed them of the problem, and it could have been much worse. The cabin is equipped with a hair dryer, shampoo, bar soap, a safe and a stocked mini-fridge. We took out some bottled water to make room for our stuff. That resulted in a charge, which we had no problem reversing. The cabin is located on one of the two "bumps" along the side of the ship. These bumps result in the larger balcony. Our cabin had the bed by the balcony. Alternating cabins have the sofa by the balcony. The flat-screen TV also serves as a message center for ship events. Make sure you view it daily, and look at your account to verify charges. You can also get in-room movies costing 11.95-13.95 each. For folks who are "over-sized": The bathroom and shower doors are both about 20 inches wide. The shower stall is circular, about 24 inches wide. Read entire member review >>
We had stateroom 11-682 and had 3 adults in our room. We loved the location of the room and the balcony was great. The room is small though. There are no drawers, only shelves. The 3rd bed is a sofa bed, which was very comfortable, but once the bed was out, all extra space in the room was gone. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony, and quiet neighbors the whole week. The nightstands (if you can call them nightstands) were inefficient offering no drawers or cubby-hole. Bed was located by the balcony, which made it convenient to get out of bed and watch the sunrise in less than five steps. Read entire member review >>
We opted for an extended balcony cabin on deck 8. This stateroom is located mid ship to keep any undue motion down for my wife. I will state that the room was extremely clean and well kept. There was ample storage space for two people and with the space under the bed, we were able to make our bags go away.
The room's environmental controls worked well as long as you remember to completely close the balcony door. The shower is compact but the water is hot and the pressure is strong. The same for the sink.
This cabin was extremely quite and we never heard anything from the hallway. Read entire member review >>
The OUTSIDE STATE ROOM was the best part of the cruise - the outside staterooms are large and comfortable (compared to say, the Monarch of the Seas inside Staterooms) and the best time we had was just sitting on our balcony, watching the ocean and enjoying a glass of wine and room service. We are boating people, not cruise people, and the outside balcony was as close as you can get to boating, other than walking the cramped promenade deck. The inside balcony staterooms are noisy, and you have a view of someone Else's stateroom and central park or the aqua theater. The entire cruise, I saw barely 1 or 2 people using their inside balconies, whereas I could look over the side of the ship and see dozens of people using the outside ones. RC promotes the inside staterooms as they are harder to sell. But they are very noisy - particularly in the rear, where the aqua shows and midnight movies will force you to close your curtains all the time. BTW, the vaunted "loft" suites all face the rear and provide no great views. Save your money there and get an outside suite, if you want a suite. Better view and quieter and more private. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 12956: Right by the "hump" with a little bit larger balcony than the normal balcony. Would have appreciated some foot stools to stretch out with, since full loungers were not made available. But good views all the same. Nice size table out there for our dining with balcony/room service meals. Never heard any outside noises once the door was closed completely and properly. (But the door must be closed for the air conditioning to work--an energy saving system on this very efficient ship!)
If you're on a ship the size of the Allure, be prepared to walk anywhere! So the location of mid-deck had us walking to either the forward or aft elevator banks. It just couldn't be helped.
When we first entered our cabin, we noticed the shower had lots of moisture droplets on the glass doors. They never cleared up and we were convinced it was so damp and humid that nothing would ever dry in the bathroom. It was the last day of the cruise when we realized those droplets were an embedded pattern on the OUTSIDE of the glass! We had a good laugh of that!
Being a new ship, there's nothing to write about the bed, bedding, furniture; all new and in very good condition. The closet had double rods in one place to utilize lower space. No drawers for clothing--just nice shelves. We had no problems putting our 'stuff' away.
My hubby and I enjoy our iPads and I kept my keyboard out all two weeks. So there was enough space on that desk for all our electronics, plus the recharging cords. The iPod/iPhone docking station fits two, but one side was not working. The clock radio works with the iPhone dock, too. That was a nice surprise and we enjoyed our own music.
Oh! Got to tell everyone that the door and walls are metal! If you want to, bring magnets to hang notes like what excursions on what day and time; or what speciality restaurant/day/time; room numbers of fellow cruisers. This works out wonderfully--leave the scotch tape at home!
We were two people in that cabin. It had a sofa and small table. Can't imagine a third person in that size cabin.
Our cabin steward was fantastic. We wish him good health and happiness. Read entire member review >>
Our ocean view room with a balcony was tiny. Our daughters got bug bites from sleeping on the sofa/futon. It's too small and not comfortable for four people on for 7 nights. The main bed was very comfortable, but space was tight.
The ship is quiet. I could not hear any of our neighbors.
The crew leave their house cleaning carts in the hallway most of the day. There were stains on the carpets in the 9th deck hallway and the ship isn't even one year old yet.
The Adult Arts & Crafts scrapbook and jewelry making classes were a lot of fun in the Explorers Academy. Read entire member review >>
our cabin was way in the aft part of the ship. looooong hallways. nice balcony. other travellers with us had problems with their adjoining-room door not being able to be locked. problem! Read entire member review >>
Cabin is smaller than ones we have had in the past but was adequate for us. The balcony was a great size because it is a hump room. Closet space was fine with plenty of hangers. The bathroom again was small but adequate for one person at a time. Not enough room for two people at the same time. Plenty of storage in the bathroom. The bed was located next to the balcony and was very comfortable. Vanity and storage around vanity in the room was fine. Must say the refrigerator was full so could not put anything into it of our own. Could also use more plugs and have a regular plug in the bathroom. TV was nice and had good programs available. Safe was a decent size and easy to operate.
The room was well laid out, efficient and well appointed. Read entire member review >>
Great location on a quiet deck. Loved its proximity to Central Park and the Promenade. The D1 category was not worth the extra money without having the added advantage of upgrades to balcony furniture as well. We were very disappointed that there were no lounge chairs yet the space fo them. Read entire member review >>
The stateroom was in good quiet location, not too far away from the front elevators. While it is a bit smaller than D1 staterooms on some of the other class of RCI ships, it was well designed and decorated. The room could use a little more storage space. The D1 stateroom had a larger balcony (deeper) and we found this an excellent place to eat breakfast. The bathroom was also pretty small, but again it was well designed. The shower was small, but bigger than on the Radiance class ships and used sliding doors and not the curtain that would stick to you. There was a stench in the deck seven starboard hallway (worst between cabin 7600-7620) that smelled like rotting broccoli. Read entire member review >>
The clock in our room was broken. The display was missing a digit in the time. The TV did not rotate easily. This made it harder to view for the person closest to the balcony. Read entire member review >>