The cabin was as described by the carnival rep, larger than a regular balcony, but nothing too extravagant. We had a fridge and mini bar. The flat screen TV is a joke given that they put standard def programming in 4:3 aspect ratio. The suite had a nice vanity area and loads of drawer and closet space. I spent too much time reading cruise reviews and packing recommendations and severely over-packed; these reviewers must have been on 10+ day cruises, because I had clothes to go back to back on the ship. Our steward was only seen one time, but his presence was very well known as he cleaned our room 2x a day and left us plenty of ice and clean linens, and those fun little towel animals. Oh, and the life jackets are in the table by the sofa, we found them on the last sea day!!
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The cain was fantastic. We had a suite with a king bed, balcony, jacuzzi, and a dressing room. Plenty of room. We were at the intersection of the hall where the cabins split to the right and left. No distractions. Read entire member review.
We stayed in cabin 7182, an Ocean Suite. This was an absolutely beautiful, clean room. We did have some sewage smells from time to time, but this seems to be fairly common among Carnival ships. It was not awful and we did remember to bring some room spray with us to counter it. We did experience some cigar smoke on our balcony after visiting Cozumel. There's a big cigar store right across the street from the port. This really did not bother us, but if you are bothered by smoke, it could be annoying. I would definitely stay in this cabin again. Plus when you stay in the suites, you are automatically a VIP which gives you quick embarkation and disembarkation. Even though we stayed in a suite with Princess, we did not get any similar benefits. Read entire member review.
About our Cabins:
DH, DD and I had a Cat 11 (OS) 7222 and my Mom, dad and DS had OV cabin 1300. Cabin 7222 (OS) is a very nice cabin and in a great and quite location. No noise that I could hear. I really liked the dressing room area since we had 3 of us in the room. The balcony was nice. It was bigger than I thought it would be. Spent plenty of time out there. When we got into the cabin we wanted to see what was in the mini bar. It was locked. So we just kept it locked so that we would not be tempted to use anything in it. Just seemed easier that way. The only issue with this cabin was the fact that for a suite it seemed a bit small. What I mean by small is that the space could have been better layed out. When you walked into the cabin there was a small hallway which could have been used a bit differently. Maybe instead of a hallway use the space some other way. Not really sure how but that's ok. I really LOVED the tub that had the jets in it. I used it every night after a long day! The bathroom was a very nice size and was accented with marble and glass and lots of shelves. The suite did have a new flat screen TV with all hook ups if you were to bring anything to hook up to the TV. Would I book this type of cabin again? Well I guess it would just depend on the money at the time. If I had the money I think I would. I did like the VIP check in that was very nice to have.
Cabin 1300 (OV) This cabin was a very nice cabin as well. It was next to the elevator and from what my mom said very quite. This cabin was smaller that the suite but the way it was layed out it seemed longer than our suite. The bathroom was very small but it worked just fine for what it was intended for. The window in the cabin was very large and everyone in the cabin took turns lying in the window seal watching the sea go by! The vanity area was very long in this cabin. Which seemed nice with plenty of room. There was the older type TV in this room and no fridge. For the money this cabin was very nice as well. I would not have an issue booking this type of cabin as well. The cabin window was not dirty like I have read about other cabins as well. You could see out of it just fine.
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