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6 Reviews
Two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed Bathroom with bath Wardrobe and drawer space Two seater sofa, chair and table Vanity table/writing desk TV and radio Safe, hairdryer and refrigerator Tea/coffee making facilities Direct dial telephone Large picture mirror (inside cabins) or picture window (outside cabins) Fully air-conditioned.

Balcony Stateroom with Bath/Shower (IB)
Good size, plenty of room for clothes etc.. TV channel selection poor. Movies need updating. Balcony could do with some TLC Bed very comfortable. Bathroom good size as was shower.
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This is a balcony cabin on deck 12 (Lido deck) which is on the same level as the bridge and just behind it. Clean and tidy, and everything that we had expected. The bed in particular was much bigger than the one we have at home, and has set my wife off on another shopping hunt for a new one, but that's another story. The balcony was the type with a framed opening rather than floor-to-ceiling view, which was quite good on some days for minimising the spray from the Bay of Biscay! Even so, the two wooden chairs and little coffee table out there did tend to get wet overnight, and we got into the habit of stashing the seat cushions vertically against the forward wall so they didn't get splashed.

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Our cabin was showing a few signs of wear and tear but was still pleasant and airy and everything worked well. There was a reasonable amount of space in the cabin and the balcony, with plenty of storage and hanging space. The balconies in this cabin grade on Aurora are slightly enclosed and attract criticism from some reviewers, but we find them all right and it does mean they are less draughty than some. The bathroom has adequate space, but the bath itself is very small and best used for showering and for soaking feet after a tiring day's sightseeing. The cabin was well-equipped, with television, telephone, safe, fridge, hairdrier, well-lit triple mirrors in cabin and bathroom, tea and coffee making equipment and supplies, biscuits, sweets, flowers and two small bottles of water, the last two items being provided only once at the start of the cruise. The cabin was well-located for the Orangery self-service restaurant, the Crow's Nest lounge, the Crystal and Riviera pools and the spa and fitness facilities. It is not on a route used by large numbers of passengers, and the occasional passage of a few ship's officers en route to the bridge makes it feel a little special. We found the cabin and its facilities and location perfectly adequate for our 17-night cruise.
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Cabin was great, much better than expected. Plenty of storage space and spotlessly clean. The only negative would be we needed a one way system around the end of the bed as it was a bit tight, but no worse than some hotel rooms we have stayed in.
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C Deck C160 category IB Balcony with a twin bed configuration seemed very compact - would probably be better with the double bed configuration. The balcony is one of the old style balconies that look like a picture window with the glass taken out. You might prefer to pay a little extra and get a conventional balcony on B deck Categories DA or DB.
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