The family ocean view is around 328 square feet as opposed to the 161 square feet of the standard ocean view.
It has a second bedroom with a single bed and an upper bunk bed that can be brought down from the ceiling.
The cabin is all the way forward on the starboard side with two large windows looking out over the front of the ship, it was quite a nice view.
There was next to no noise in this room, other than the one day we stopped in Icy Strait point, they dropped the anchor at around 06:30 in the morning and you really heard it go, a minor point as we were up at this point and it doesn't happen all the time.
The first two days were rough seas, though it didn't bother us much, being as we were near the bow we did hear the occasional large wave striking the bow, but it was not really that loud.
If you are susceptible to sea sickness though you might consider something closer amidships as it will reduce the motion for you.
I had originally booked a standard ocean view on deck 3, but at 4 weeks prior to the cruise this room opened up and I was able to upgrade to it for a modest fee. Normally this room can only be booked by groups of 5 or larger. Read entire member review.
Our 390 sq-ft stateroom FO 8002 had a sitting area with a double sofabed, a bedroom area that had 2 twin beds (convert to a Queen), and a tiny separate bedroom for a twin bed and a pull-down bunk bed. The whole room can accommodate 6 people and you normally need to have at least 5 pp to book that type of room. However, just 1 month before our sail date, that room became available as an ordinary oceanview room that allowed double occupancy. As seniors we happily gave away our E2 mid-ship balcony room (on the Starboard side which should have been great while watching Hubbard Glacier) for a more spacious room. We LOVED our huge room and really enjoyed the separate sleeping areas. My daughter's family had 2 Aft rooms with huge balconies so we could still enjoy the Alaskan views in our own private world. Follow my daughter's thread to view the pictures of the suite:
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1467693 Read entire member review.
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