Our mid-ship ocean-view stateroom, # 2598 was in a very stable position on the ship. The cabin itself was bright, comfortable and contained sufficient storage space for all our belongings. The A/C and plumbing worked well throughout the entire cruise. Unfortunately, stateroom TVs were still not interactive so we often had to visit the Front Desk to get our statements printed. For my husband, though, the lack of a mini-fridge in our cabin was a big problem. He needed to visit the medical office often to retrieve his medication that needed refrigeration. Another problem was early morning (5-5:30 AM) noise from a crew member working on open deck 3 that frequently disturbed our sleep. Many other guests on our deck complained about this noise. Read entire member review >>
Great location, very quiet and in good condition. We upgraded about a month prior for a small amount from the largest inside cabins. The views were great as we saw whales right outside our window.
The room features a full size couch, two twin beds or put into one queen bed, a number of closets, DVD player and small flatscreen, a desk with plenty of storage and a full bathroom with bathtub/shower. Read entire member review >>
I had read complaints that the cabins were very small and there was not much storage. Having travelled on budget airlines for years, I know how to pack and we only had 2 small carry on bags. We used one of the three closets available. There was plenty of room for two people to sit and the bathroom/shower was plenty big enough. The room was very clean and our cleaner was a lovely friendly fella. I had brought a banana with me and left it on the small table. The next day, after the room was cleaned, the banana was left in a fruit bowl with an apple and a pear. The adorable towel animals were a fun surprise.
My sister told us our 'porthole' would be only a tiny round window. On the contrary, it was a good sized window - big enough that my husband could curl up in it and watch the waves.
We were on Dolphin Deck - Level 1. I was very glad of this as it meant that we had 7 flights of stairs to climb to get to the food. We made this journey as often as possible (although my trousers were still too tight by the time we went home). Read entire member review >>
This cabin is around the corner from the midship elevators but don't let that fool you. It was very, very quiet. You hear no noise from the elevators or stairs. There is almost no noise from the promenade above you and none from the cabins below. I got this as a guarantee cabin and it could very well be one of the best outside cabins on the ship. Read entire member review >>
Our comfortable ocean view stateroom #2595 was cheery and well stocked; it even had two hair dryers. It was fairly roomy by industry standards. We had a sitting area with a large end table, lamp and adjustable coffee table, a desk, a safe, a comfortable queen (two twins) size bed, good bedside lighting and two end tables. The magnifying mirror came in quite handy every day. The one thing that I did miss in the room was a mini fridge. You can rent one for $2 a day/. Only the suites have mini-fridges. Read entire member review >>
Our Main Deck cabin was conveniently located near two banks of elevators. It was a fairly large room with a window. A drape could be drawn sectioning off the sitting & sleeping areas from the entrance door for privacy. There was plenty of storage room and enough lighting. The bed was comfortable and 2 end tables - one drawer with a lock provided bedside storage as well. A couch with pillows, a large end table with lamp, an adjustable coffee table and a desk with chair completed the furniture. Please note that there are only mini fridges in the suites. Our cabin did not have one. The bathroom (all bathrooms) needs a night light. Everything worked well. There was sufficient hot water. My only complaint was some early morning noise above us by crew working, which was corrected after a Q & A session with Senior Officers took place. So, I don't think this will be a problem on future cruises. The noise affected other staterooms on the deck, as well, not just ours. This deck is great if you have a tendency toward seasickness. It is very stable there. Read entire member review >>
Quiet location, handy to elevators. Nice roomy bathroom with tub. Tons of storage space. Only one electrical outlet in main cabin. I did not notice if there was one in the bathroom. They give you glycerin bar soap, which melts into a sticky mess in the soap dish. The room attendant never did clean out the dish; I did, and had to ask for each new bar of soap. Read entire member review >>
Although our Category C Cabin 3373 on Lower Promenade Deck 3 near midships has an only slightly obstructed ocean view, conveniently located with respect to the outside doors onto the promenade deck and to the elevators, and is a very nicely appointed, large cabin with big bathroom, its location directly beneath a portion of the galley on Deck 4 was disastrous! EVERY evening from 10 until 11:30 PM the substantial noises from above were MOST OBJECTIONABLE; it sounded like a combination bowling alley and roller rink. Several complaint calls to the Front Desk were a waste of time. Luckily we are early risers because the overhead noise began again around 5 AM. I would NEVER again accept assignment to this cabin, and I would NOT recommend it to my worst enemy! Live and learn, I guess. Read entire member review >>
Great location (in my opinion). Hallway to outside to the bow side, one cabin to the stern side and then another hallway to the promenade deck. Nice view out the window. Quiet - once in a while some scraping sounds from above us and we got some noise if they lowered the life boats for a drill or tendering but that was about it. They did hose down the decks and chairs about 5:30 - 6:00 AM but we didn't hear them (I was out walking so that's how I know). Read entire member review >>
I rated rates #1 because as a solo traveler I think the rates are to high. I love to cruise but the cost is just to high. Value I gave a 5 I had a wonderful time and I could not put a value on that. Its really to bad that HAL is discontinuing this cruise. Its a wonderful cruise. Also some of the ports on not on any cruise lines now. Also HAL does not give a solo passenger dooble Mariners points even though they are paying for another fare. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom was more generous than we expected, especially when it came to storage. We brought EVERYTHING and weren't even close to filling all the storage space. Actually we didn't even find all the storage space until the second half of the trip. (There are drawers under the bed - who knew?) Loved the CC advice about bringing a digital clock, power strip and extension cord and the over-the-door clear plastic shoe holder was such a great organizer for all our junk that would have otherwise been all over the dresser top. (Loved that trick so much I'm going to use it at home.)
Our cabin location was pretty good - nearly mid-ship. The only noise we ever heard was some deck chairs scraping on the promenade, but it wasn't very loud nor a regular occurrence. 2586 offers a great view of the tenders being lowered. Number 10 goes right past the window. It was fun to watch that procedure. Read entire member review >>