Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and color television showing first-run films. Our SuperLiners all feature staterooms above ocean level for a more comfortable cruise. Inside stateroom with twin beds that convert to a king.
E211 is Located on Deck 7 Empress Deck the same deck used for embarkation at Carnival's Long Beach Cruise Terminal (Los Angeles, California). This Ocean View Stateroom is located toward the aft end of the ship and is conveniently placed near the Spirit Dining room and close to the "secret" ladders to the Serenity Deck. There is plenty of storage for three people on short holiday. This cabin features two upper pullmans and two twins to form a king. Upon embarkation the AC was on, the cabin was clean, with no foul smells, and had was ready at 13:00. The bathroom is a decent size for an older design, the shower has two dispensers for soap and shampoo, yet the room lacks shelf space (so bring a hanging shoe rack for the closet door to store stuff). The lack of a couch, bath amenities, ice bucket, fridge, and one US and one Euro outlet on the vanity are minor annoyances, so bring a power strip for the outlets, request ice from the stateroom attendant and if you book one of Carnivals great deals such as More the Merrier, or Pack and Go fares than the lack of stuff is acceptable since it's a budget cruise so the cost savings have to come from somewhere, so I gladly accepted less stuff since my the base fare was $120 for four nights instead of $699 for the same trip. Which is an excellent value.
Rooms E32 & E44 (Empress Deck 7). Avoid Empress Forward Port side staterooms at all cost if you want a quite stateroom without people being loud talking outside your room at all hours of the day and night. The Theater is directly above and can be loud during showtimes, but that was not the noise during mid evening hours that was bothersome. Access to the crew nightclub and other crew facilities access is from this hallway. The crew nightclub could not be heard, but the halls were packed with crew traffic up and down the hall at all hours of the day and they were often noisier talking than most passengers we heard. Passenger traffic was not bad or anything out of the normal someone would consider but adding the crew traffic made it the busiest hall I have ever seen, even congested at times especially during peak hours or when bags are left outside stateroom. Several times I had 10 or so crew pass by before I could walk around a housekeeping cart or other items in the hall. I have never been on a ship with even half the traffic as we had on this hallway. Our stateroom (7-032) was also the strangest layout I have experienced as most four person rooms are usually pretty standard on ships. The two upper bunks in our room were offset from one another and the queen bed below went across the room rather than with head of bed against the back wall. This made if very awkward to move around and person on queen bed near back of room would have to climb over spouse or crawl and duck around or under the upper bunk that was over the foot of the queen bed. Other stateroom (E44) that had two lower bed layout was still a strange layout of lower bed placement crossing upper pull downs rather than directly under but was not as bad positioning where it still allowed a walkway between the beds.
As other reviews often note, many Carnival ships only have one power outlet in bathroom and one outlet below the mirror/vanity in the stateroom. For those newer cruisers reading this, I highly recommend if traveling with multiple people in room with camera/electronics, take a small multi outlet extension cord. I have this on my travel checklist and usually throw it in my carryon with cameras. I seem to find myself putting it out almost on queue as if I were trying to impress my wife in perfect timing as my wife mentions “there is only one plug” as if it were her first time in a Carnival stateroom each cruise. It’s a simple thing, but is always nice to have to charge multiple devices.
M133. Ample Closets. Not enough storage in bathroom area. Comfy beds. No refrigerator. No hairdryer (but one was delivered upon request and we got to keep it for the entire cruise). Could hear some noise from people running down hallways, but not too often. Would stay there again. Read entire member review.
Great space. 4 people fit nicely. Closet space was adequate. Bathroom was adequate. Noise level was better than average hotel. Had room close to the engines but it just lulled us to sleep. Read entire member review.
M133 - inside cabin. Nothing special. Lots of storage. We had 3 people and one had to sleep on a cot on the floor. Teenage boy so he didn't care. Stewards kept everything neat and clean Read entire member review.
The three times that I’ve cruised before was on Royal Caribbean. So I was used to a couch and tiny bathroom. I was surprised at how spacious the room and bathroom was. The bathroom didn’t have the sliding door, but was a curtain rod. I had room to move around. And the water was hot. I loved it The cabin itself didn’t have a couch. Not like I stayed in my room much. Just used it to sleep, change clothes, and shower. The stateroom attendant was really nice. When I first got there, the bed was in a king size formation. There was like no room to walk around and do anything. When I asked the attendant to change, to twin size formation, the whole room opened up. I swear these rooms were designed for friends. The closet space was tremendous. There was two separate closets with a safe. Safe was a little weird, cause you needed a card to lock/unlock. You can use your room key, which I did, but I think its safer to bring your drivers license instead. There was adequate lighting. One down side was only one plug outlet. So do bring a power strip! I have to admit, that the cabin was really quiet. I slept like a log. Not to mention the cabin was located near the center of the ship, so it wasn’t rocking much.