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Two twin beds (can convert into one queen-size bed), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony, mini bar, private bathroom, vanity, hair-dryer, closed-circuit TV, radio and phone.

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1)
Decks: Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9 | Deck 10
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 7168
Nov 2016
Compact but cosy. Balcony lacked much of a rearward view due to bulkhead but that didn't trouble us. Great bed ... I was a little worried beforehand about it being two singles pushed together, but you honestly can't tell. Disturbed by loud music from the Colony Club event room/bar immediately below us for typically an hour and a half most nights: we could live with that, but any more than that it would have been very disturbing. I suspect those nearer the central atrium's longer duration 'entertainment' might have come off worse. Television fuzzy picture and not worth bothering with, and remote control buttons sticky and very hard to get working. Disappointed not to have a blob on a map showing our position on the cabin's tele, but Google Maps on the phone did the job better anyway.
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Cabin 7598
Sep 2016
Good ship; Great ports By: shockhouse99@gmail.com
Our cabin;7598, was a balcony superior suite, but was tiny for the 4 of us, and shouldn't have been an option for us. I assumed we would have a queen bed, sofa and twin pull down, but in actuality we had a chair, not a sofa and when this was pulled out there was no place to put the desk chair. It got stuffed between the queen bed and the balcony curtain. I could not get out of bed on that side. The pull down twin was over our queen bed. I cant tell you how many times we hit our heads on this. We tried to change rooms but everything was sold out. We would definitley book RC again; ( we just would make sure our room was bigger for us all or book 2 rooms, as many did).
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Cabin 1006
Sep 2016
1st time By: rmsimcoc
Not the best. Needs doing up.
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Aug 2016
Old furnishings very worn and dirty chair and sofa but the bed linen was clean, and the bathroom was cleaned well.
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Cabin 7654
Aug 2016
Great Cabin! Balcony is extended! Lots of storage! It is near the end of the boat, so if you don't like walking, that may be the only "downside".
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Cabin 8646
Jul 2016
Cabin was roomy and comfortable and everything was nicely finished. Mini bar wasn't properly stocked (we only had water, coke and Sprite!) and the TV wasn't interactive so we couldn't book tours or restaurants.
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Cabin 8108
Jul 2016
Vacation of a Lifetime By: tycomom2
Overall our cabin was very nice. We are a family of four that stayed in this cabin so it was a little crowded at times. The first four days of our cruise was very port heavy so we were hardly in our room and when we were it was to get ready for dinner or sleep. The room was clean and the balcony has an open view. Rhonda our state room attendant was wonderful in making sure all of our needs were meet.
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Cabin 9642
Jul 2016
First Cruise Delights By: matt32113
Always clean and Tidy as the staff were in 2-3 times a day. The added touch making animal shapes with the towels was endearing. The Cabin staff were always smiling and very courteous
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Cabin 9578
Jul 2016
Great Itinerary, Ship Average By: Rschmidt60@comcast.net
Definetly dated and showing wear. The balcony is larger due to position so ask for a pool deck chair to stretch out. You will hear noise from Centrum music everynight until 11:45pm so bring ear plugs or stay up. If you want quiet, choose different cabin. We like the larger balcony.
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Cabin Deck 7
Jun 2016
Perfect for our first cruise. Lots of storage space. Cases fitted easily under the bed. Small but adequate size balcony. Slight problem with shower hot water at the start but quickly solved. Excellent steward.
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Cabin 7058
Jun 2016
Tour to Kusadasi By: harry37hverna
Had a settee which made the room a bit cramped, the bed as a double had a curved end, when separated the bed had a longish side and a short side which was annoying to someone on the tallish side. the TV showed the same films/tv everyday, the news was good
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Cabin 3576
Jun 2016
Holiday Camp and Sea By: carolinep
Cabin was great
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Cabin 1004
May 2016
Wonderful cruise, nice ship! By: WateryTartocrat
The cabin was nice. It may not have been as big as some other cruise line's rooms, but it never seemed small. There were many places to store items and belongings. Outlets closed to the bed would be nice. We brought some adapters so we could use the 220v plugs with our electronics, which doubled the number of outlets in our room from 2 to 4. Between that and power strips, charging our electronics was a piece of cake. The balcony was really nice. The view was also really nice. Some may not like the protruding bridge when looking to the front of the ship from the balcony, but I thought it was kind of neat. It wasn't that close to the room anyway, and most of the time we were looking straight out to the ocean. Bathroom was small but functional. Water pressure in the shower was surprisingly good. Toilet clogged twice, but was fixed with a quick phone call.
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Cabin 9650
May 2016
Spacious, great furniture layout and ocean view balcony is always nice. Beds are extra comfortable.
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Cabin 9562
May 2016
Comfortable for two of us. Loved having a balcony!
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Cabin Aft balcony
Apr 2016
Not up to par By: Hunterjess3
Excellent beautiful wrap around balcony with chaise loungers as well as chairs and table. Very little noise and movement. There was a sound of running water in the bathroom which we didn't quite understand but it didn't bother us. The cabin was clean. The shower was very small and for a larger or taller passenger it would be difficult to maneuver in it. I am a thin female a little over 5ft tall and felt it was cramped but the cabin itself was so nice it didn't matter to us the size of the shower. There was virtually no noise and very little movement and I would highly recommend it.
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Cabin 7146 & 7155
Apr 2016
Great Cruise on Brillance By: cruise1804
Great cabin, it's classed as obstructed view but only if you look down as the life boats are below you but covered over. It really didn't impact on the view at all in my opinion.
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Cabin 8510
Apr 2016
This cabin was the smallest that we had ever had, but we chose it to be near our children and grandchildren who were in a fabulous family suite. We will never have an E1 with the small balcony again! There was no outlet for a night light in the bathroom, and if you tried to use your 1800 blow dryer for your hair it would blow the fuse. You have to use their 1200 blow dryer. We were at the front of the boat and it was extremely quiet. When the balcony door was open you could hear the ocean waves all night...no motor sounds at all!
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Cabin 8576
Apr 2016
First Time Cruisers By: griley7071
Benjamin kept our room exceptionally clean and fully stocked. He was wonderful and always had a smile for you.
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Cabin 4042
Mar 2016
Love loved loved our location and room for this quick little cruise!! can not rave more about the location. we were in the perfect spot for the dining room and a quick elevator ride to the windjammer. we were mid ship and a few steps to all the action you want on a cruise ship.
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Cabin 9654
Feb 2016
We had a "Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony" for the first time ever. Really liked the size of the room and not sure if I can convince my wife to go back to a standard exterior room after this. Room number was 9654. It is the last starboard facing stateroom on the starboard side. The upside is that you don't really have a neighbor to your right (their balcony faces aft) and because of the design of the ship, the deck is extra long...about 50% bigger than a standard balcony. There are pictures at the following link from the Cruise Critic forum: http://forums.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1799298 Bed was fairly comfortable, balcony was very private though direct sunlight only hit the balcony either early in the moring (0800-1000) or late in the afternoon (1600-1800) depending on the direction of ship travel. Very nice to sit on and watch the world go by, but if you want to sun-tan, you'll need to head up to deck 11 or higher. Bathroom was pretty standard. I've read other reviews that folks have had problems with odor. We noticed none of that in the stateroom bathroom nor most of the common area bathrooms
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Cabin 8566
Feb 2016
We felt our cabin was in a good location, and it was quiet for the most part. Plenty of storage and clean. Bed was a bit hard, but not so bad that I couldn't sleep.
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Dec 2015
Very Satisfied By: 537068
The cabins are actually quite classy. They have a nice blue couch that looks like a couch and not a futon and very high end and innovative light fixtures. The size was good and the storage for things was EXCELLENT!. The best part about the cabin was the HUGE balcony which had three chairs. The worst part about the cabin was the bathroom which was a good size but a little dated and smelled not so good--like there was a sewer back-up in the recent past or something. Also there were shower curtains which made water go everywhere and they smelled moldy. RCCL should put doors on showers cause that would look nicer.
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Cabin 9546
Dec 2015
Very good, cabin attendant was always friendly, kind and helpful. Good experience
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Cabin 7064
Nov 2015
Repositioning to Florida By: alswaysawayflorida
Great cabin, clean and lots of space for storage. Obstructed view not a problem and the cabin is quiet.
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Cabin 7598
Nov 2015
Now the cabin. We were assigned 7598 on deck 7. Never again and I wish when we booked this cabin, some advice would have been given about noise level.We are not night owls, but not total early people either. To have the level of music that was played until 11:30 p.m. every night was totally irritating. The cabin location was right outside the centrum and you could hear every boom boom like it was right in your room. I hope people will read this and think twice if they don't like to be up that late
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Cabin 9648
Oct 2015
Small, and our luggage did not even fit under the bed, like on other cruise ships. We kept it on the couch.
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Sep 2015
Need refreshing, where are the robes? I can't pack something that big on a 15 night cruise.
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Cabin 9060
Sep 2015
Love those days at sea! By: gocruisers212
Cabin 9060 is conveniently located halfway between the Centrum (route to dining room on Decks 4 and 5, and to Windjammer Cafe on 11) and aft (route to theater). Suitcases fit under the bed, and storage space is plentiful. As in most ships' bathrooms, the shower was designed for a skinny person. On the other hand, water pressure was strong. Avoid cabins too close to the Centrum; music lasts / blasts until 11 pm some nights.
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Sep 2015
Not suitable for 3 adults and one child. We had to climb over the sofa bed to reach the bathroom!
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Aug 2015
Amazing First Cruise! By: MissJoDeal
Lovely and clean. More than enough room for the 2 of us.
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Jul 2015
12 night Baltic Cruise By: ice hockey
Great size, lots of storage.
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Cabin 9002
Jul 2015
Small but cozy and functional. Clean and bed was comfortable. Loved our room attendant!
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Cabin 8124
Jun 2015
Scandinavia and Russia By: CTFireChief
Cabin size was fine. It was myself & my 3 adult children. 2 beds, open sofa, & pull down bunk over the beds. There really was plenty of space for 4 people, but you just have to pick up after yourself constantly and it works fine. Our cabin steward Rannell was terrific & well handled a room of 4.
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Cabin 7___
Jun 2015
Old and tiny rooms By: eastmountain
RCC has the smallest rooms of any cruise lines we have been on. You had to slide around the bed to get to the balcony or other side of the room. Their beds are horrible. Ours was worn out and sags in the middle. I asked for extra padding but that did not help at all. Woke up in pain daily. Another CC was told they have replaced about half of the mattresses. Their complaint was the bed were way too hard.
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Cabin 9236
Apr 2015
Beyond Amazing.... By: aclements25
Natalia did an amazing job everyday. Room was immaculate and the towel animals were a nice perk. Super friendly and helpful. You must have a room with a balcony. It's so peaceful to sit out there and read.
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Cabin 3558
Apr 2015
Not worth it... By: VegasGirl1108
Toilet broke twice, shower control panel had to be replaced on first day and shower drain plugged up flooding bathroom on day 5. A/C not very cold. Not a whole lot of storage cabinets. The size of the cabin was standard. Nice large window.
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Cabin 9520
Feb 2015
Great time, but the food - Oy! By: attilamom1217
Our Cabin was clean and had lots of storage. We were forward, but the motion of the ship did not seem to be greater than elsewhere. I get mild seasickness and was fine in this forward cabin. Our Steward filled the ice bucket for us twice daily and was pleasant. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony and reading or just watching the water go by.
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Cabin 7094
Feb 2015
Short Getaway By: jjnbabe
Excellent room, a bit noisy with music in the atrium. But great location
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Cabin 8034
Jan 2015
Perfect.....close to stairs and elevator.....no noise at night.
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Cabin 9058
Jan 2015
Disappointed Cruiser By: JonesCruiser
Ok cabin....don't expect anything spectacular. No lotions, condtioner, no chocolates on the pillow. Good balcony location.
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Cabin 1506
Jan 2015
Good room, excellent attendant service and close to the bridge on the starboard side.
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Cabin 8056
Dec 2014
Disappointing! By: kbt5
3 person Balcony. It was fine. No complaints.
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Cabin 8550
Nov 2014
Nice cabin with plenty of storage shelves, closet space and coat hangers. Small but adequate bathroom with a challenging shower.
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Cabin 8086
Nov 2014
The room was fine but the bathroom was very small. Everything in the room was the standard cruise ship fare.....Decent bed, lots of closet and drawer space, nice balcony. The only downside was the bathroom. It's very old fashioned compared to most ships these days. It's very small and the shower stall is the old, tiny plastic shower stall with the curtain that sticks to you during the shower and allows the floor to get soaking wet. I really wondered how a lot of the people on that ship were even able to shower. I"m an average size person and could hardly move in there. Many people today are huge and I don't know how they showered all week.
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Cabin 8588
Oct 2014
Cabin storage was fine. Closet had ample storage and luggage was stowed under the bed. We did take a power strip and used it at the desk.Bathroom has a shelf below sink and storage behind mirror. Shower was small. We avoided the shower curtain issues by using binder clips – great advice from previous cruisers.Hump Cabin 8588 (E1 Balcony) has a pie shaped slightly larger balcony and was conveniently close to elevators, Centrum and most dining. You could hear music and activities from Centrum each night until 11:30 pm. If you are sensitive to noise, take earplugs. Cabin 8586 had a huge balcony. Cabin 8590 had a tiny balcony.
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Cabin 7534
Oct 2014
Typical RCI trip By: padrek
This is one of the cabins forward on Deck 7 which have a balcony that is twice as large as other balcony cabins, however does not have complete privacy as privacy wall only extends 2/3 of the distance to the railing.
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Sep 2014
Our cabin was good
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Cabin 9500
Aug 2013
9500 - quiet location at the very end of the hall. Balcony slightly bigger because it juts out a bit. Cabin is small but adequate. Our kids were in the inside cabin directly across from us (9501) which was convenient. Because we were the last rooms in the hallway, we felt comfortable leaving our doors slightly ajar to go back and forth. The officers cabins were beyond the door at the end of the hallway but only occasionally would people come and go from this door.
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Cabin 7648
May 2013
Fiasco Cruise By: lewisltd
Cabin was OK and Steward was Excellent.
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Mar 2013
Great Itinerary By: FLCRUISER007
View was partially blocked by the life boats. We were on the 7th floor and our room was directly across from the service room and pantry. Not quiet at all, but the noise was due to the crew, not other passengers. Hopefully this issue will be resolved for future cruises as the problem was brought to the attention of guest services and the floor management. We will carefully choose our staterooms in the future.
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Cabin 7536
Jan 2013
We had a bump-out room on Deck 7 which gave us more deck room. The bathroom smelled the first day or so but after being cleaned several times, it was better.
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Cabin 7090
Nov 2012
7090 bed was way too small and not meant for anyone over 6 ft tall
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Cabin 8588
Sep 2012
Cabin 8588 is a standard balcony room with an extra large balcony due to being on the "hump". Extra noisy, though, due to being directly off the Centrum area. Loud music every night until wee morning hours. Flat screen tv. Still had a shower curtain (not a door).
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Cabin 1004
May 2012
We were in room 1004. We had a balcony. The room was nice. We had quite a bit of fog on our cruise, so we were very close to the fog horn when it was sounding. Bring ear plugs just in case. The only complaint about the room was the flush on the toilet was worn and needed several pushes to flush. Other than that a nice room.
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Cabin 8110
Jan 2012
Brilliant Brilliance of the seas By: intrepidseabird
Stateroom E1 8110. Reasonably sized room but can feel cramped if all 4 occupants move around at the same time. Small loveseat converts into a sofa bed for one and there is a pull down bed from above the queen bed. Midship location, close to lifts and really to everything but quiet corridor despite obvious traffic. Great port views from the balcony.
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Dec 2011
We were at the back of the ship and had a larger deck than most (almost twice the size). Room was great; sheets and bedding fresh and soft, room was a little small, but overall, considering, I would say everything perfect.
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Cabin 8352
Dec 2011
We were in outside balcony cabin( They call it stateroom) 8532, and for the first 5 days when the weather and the sea state were not at its best, we had a terrible constant loud banging noise that kept us awake at night. If you use this ship avoid booking your cabin in this area of the ship for this reason.
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Cabin 8580
Dec 2011
What a Cruise By: seafishermanbob
Great location very quiet great room service
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Cabin 8630
Nov 2011
Much Improved By: chas379
Cabin 8630 was a double with balcony. Adequate for 2 persons. Bathroom with shower cubicle only was a little cramped but served the purpose. Tea/coffee making facility provided but they have downgraded to supplying paper cups (to save on cost) what a mistake. Bedroom area could be curtained off from small sofa, but really this was only adequate for 1 person to sit on comfortably. But all in all it was OK . They have even upgraded TV to a flat screen LCD as opposed to old Bulky models
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Cabin 8164
Aug 2011
Cabin with obstructed view. Ladder on the right of our balcony but in front of the next cabin's deck. The view was o.k. Two single beds leaves less room to walk to deck. Great storage! Mini-bar handy for keeping leftover snacks and drinks. Very quiet area of the ship.
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Cabin 7628
May 2011
Cramped entrance and area round bed. Substandard TV and programs. No WIFI
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Cabin 8088
Mar 2011
Middle East cruise By: Germancruiser
8088 the highlight of that cabin- the great veranda- enough room for two lounge chairs. Downside- right by the Centrum there not recommended if one his " noise sensibel" !
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Cabin 9528
Dec 2010
Great Weather By: odojoe
small shower
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Cabin 8102
Nov 2010
Best Cruise Ever By: polodad
8102 on Brilliance was a fantastic cabin. Location was dead center, no elevator noise and balcony measured 140 sf ft (3 times normal) and included 2 lounge chairs.
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Cabin 9028
Oct 2010
25th and 30th Anniversary Cruise By: 25and30anniversary
We felt like our cabin was very clean, comfortable and roomy. No problems with noise. We loved the balcony. We were on the 9th floor towards the front of the ship.
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Cabin 9012
Oct 2010
The Most Amazing Cruise Yet! By: tarajean1962
This was our first time in the front of the ship and we loved the location of our cabin. It was quiet and had a very nice view!
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Cabin 9024
Apr 2010
Not what we expected! By: happyholidayer
9024 quite small in need of refurbishment - old television Dirty stained bed sheets 1528 - huge Old TV viewing screen off angle(irritating) handset hand to use. Bathrobes and products supplied
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Cabin 9582
Feb 2010
Cabin 9582 is a hump cabin which means that you can see both ways when you are on your balcony - it was near to the lifts and yet you hear no lift noise Balcony was not as big on that on Voyager of the Seas but immaculately clean, with enough space for 2 chairs and a table. Also we had tea and coffee making facilities in our cabin which was a real bonus - a kettle, tea, coffee, sugar, sweeteners and cups
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Cabin 9526
Feb 2010
The room was small for a balcony, the bathroom was a little tired but fine. The bed was a bit bumpy and the balcony was in quite poor state.
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Cabin 7014
Jan 2010
Nice Cabin with Balcony very noisy from theatre below.
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Cabin 8604
Aug 2009
A very happy ship By: martel
Great balcony although didn't like the huge overhang but great view. Cabin was a lot smaller than other ships I have been on. I did like the bed closer to the balcony it gave us more room to get ready, it had a nice touch with a curtain to close off the bed. Situation is perfect close to the lift and stairs and on the hump with a huge triangular balcony.
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Cabin 9530
Jun 2009
Amazing Trip By: lnacstan
great balcony, good location, small bathroom and shower
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Cabin 9632
Apr 2009
Connecting cabin but no noise ever heard from next door. Good location. Nicely-sized for 2, OK for 3 and would be very tight on cupboard space for 4.
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Cabin 7110
Jun 2008
Great cabin, but smells of sewer from the bathroom. Automatic door opnener could seriously hurt someone standing behind door. Great balcony, spacious and protected from wind.
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