Veranda staterooms feature floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, a sitting area with a sofa, two beds that convert to a queen, bath with shower stall and washbasin, vanity, and a television. Category 2C cabins have an unobstructed horizon view but obstructed views when looking down to the water.
Cabin 1003 is port side forward and only two cabins behind the ship's bridge so the bridge personnel can see into your balcony. Was not a big problem but it was far from private. The cabin was ok but just ok. A bit smaller than I had imagined and the closet space was tight. The bathroom, also small, did have a nice feature to the shower with a sliding glass door instead of a curtain and the shower itself was really quite large for the cabin size. Read entire member review.
Our stateroom on deck 6 was comfortable, well kept and clean. The life boats on deck 5 below us were not an obstruction. Veranda provided access to fresh air and a quiet space in which to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. The stateroom attendant did a really good job at keeping everything in order. We were greeted every morning and evening by our stateroom attendant who was always available to address our needs and make our stay comfortable.
Our view was vertically blocked by the lifeboats on the next deck down. Storage space limited. Cabin was quiet and service was great. Fairly short walk to the elevator but it was at the stern of the ship so a long walk to the center of the ship and to the bow. Read entire member review.
Storage above the beds is not convenient for short people. On deck 5 aft port side is the smokers corner situated. On the upper decks you can sometimes smell the odour of cigarettes when you are out on the balcony. But we will not deprive the smokers their last corner on the ship.
Cabin 8138 - Deluxe Ocean View. Excellent cabin choice. Very quiet - no noise from above or below. Very close to forward elevators but no issues with noise from elevators. Bed close to balcony. Read entire member review.
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