These Family Mini-Suites with a Balcony are perfect if you want to bring the kids. With room for up to four they feature two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed, an upper bed and a sofa bed. In addition to the sitting area, luxury bath with shower or tub and your own private balcony, where the whole family can hang out and enjoy the view.
loud flushing noise annoying. Not much room to pass by bed and dresser. Lighting could be better. Balcony was great. Bed wasn't comfortable. Was quiet in room didn't hear outside noise. Like the separation of the toilet and shower
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We were in a family balcony state room on the 12th deck. I was very nervous about having all four of us stuffed into a tiny room, but it turned out very well for us. The queen bed for my DH and I was more than ample...we are used to a king and we didn't feel squished at all. The couch pulled out into a commodious twin bed and another bed dropped down from the ceiling. Our steward performed all the transformations for us so it went really smoothly.
There was plenty of storage for the four of us to put all of our clothes and then some. We were able to store all of our bags (4 carry on, 1 full size, various backpacks and 4 snorkel gear)under the queen bed. There was a blow dryer, coffee maker and fixings, and a tv(unfortunately we were not able to hook our computer up to the tv for video viewing). There were plenty of mirrors on the walls so we never felt like we were vying for face time.
The room overall was unique and well done. The walls were curvy and pleasing, the lighting was ambient and green (the lights turn off automatically when the stateroom card is removed from the slot).
There was a sliding glass door to the balcony which really kept out the noise.
(in Roatan a very loud band was playing on the pier, when you opened the sliding glass door you could hear every word...when it was closed you could barely hear the bass...it was awesome). There were two chairs and two small tables on the balcony.
The biggest downfall of the room was the bathroom situation. As you enter the room, on either side of you is a shower stall or a toilet area..both are enclosed in frosted glass. While the set up allows for maximum space both in the shower (which was huge) and the toilet it is a little disconcerting to be so open (going to the bathroom in a glass room is a nightmare to me)...There is however a curtain that pulls closed so you are able to change your clothes etc, use the facilities..without being seen...not being heard is another story. Teenagers are not very kind. If however you are open and free with such things, the bathroom set up will be no problem for you. I found it uncomfortable, but not un-doable.
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We loved our room but the room needs more outlets! I brought a power strip with me after reading a review~ also no lotion in the rooms~ Would love to see a dispenser with lotion since they make it hard to bring all you need on the plane~ Our room was quiet roomy enough plenty of storage for us~ Read entire member review.
we had booked 2 veranda rooms and 1 inside cabin. when they had a black Friday sale my husband called to get onboard credit and instead we were bumped up to 2 veranda family suites (13th floor)and 1 veranda room. (8th floor) the rooms are very small, thank God we had a "suite" as that was still very small. it would be difficult with 4 in a room. the rooms were clean, lots of storage and very quiet. i could not hear the phone ring in the cabin next to me as I can on other ships. We were just off the elevators and 2 floors down from the buffet and pool. we took the stairs most of the time, unless we were headed down to the 5th floor. we read a lot of complaints about the bathrooms. it was not so bad. having a curtain did help. we had a bathtub which was very nice. the stall for the toilet is small and there is not a lot of moving around room to and from the balcony. the beds are curved and if you are over 5'8" your feet will hang off the bed. the bed was also very firm (too firm for me)