Suffers horrendous noise from between 1.5 to 1hr. before anchoring and mooring to 1hr after those events. The noise comes from the work involved in bringing the ship to a stop - dragging chain/warps, bow thruster motors operating, winches letting go and tensioning chain etc. All this work is in a workspace next to the suite wall. (the same noise/work goes on at sailing time but we were out of the cabin and elsewhere on the ship then.)
A good cabin for early risers (3am was the earliest the noise started on one day)
We are very happy in Vista. The bathroom is bit enough with bathtub/shower. We love the large walk-in closet. The suite is spacious with a nice separation of sleeping and living areas. We spent 41 days in the same suite and never felt cramped. Read entire member review.
The basic cabin (Vista Suite 240 Sq Ft) is identical to the Veranda Suite, except the additional balcony has been replaced with a large picture window. We had one of each. I have no problem with the basic cabin and personally see little benefit from having a veranda, especially as they are of limited size (49 Sq Ft). I benefitted from having a Vista suite on the higher deck five, which although noisy when the bow-thrusters were operated, was very comfortable and the occasional if sometimes long-lasting noise did not bother me.
The bedrooms were very well, if traditionally appointed, with a particularly soft bed and goose feather and down pillows (allergy-free pillows also available). Additionally there was a large sitting area (sufficiently large to have dinner served in the cabin by your butler) and it has a settee that in some instances transfers into an additional bed and a mini-bar that is kept stocked with passenger's preferred drinks. The quality of cabinet work was very good and a lot better than on some ships I have seen recently and a good amount of storage space. There is also a flat screen TV and DVD player, as well as an i-pod base which doubles as an alarm clock. A turn down-service is provided, with the provision of any literature, bed-time chocolates and yet another re-fresh of the towels. There is also a frequently re-stocked bowl of fruit and my cheaper cabin benefitted from having an orchid in it - our more expensive Veranda cabin did not!
There is a large walk-in closet equipped with a safe, umbrella, clothes brush, hair-dryer, etc.
The bathroom is adequate, but small compared to hotel bathrooms and is finished with wood effect flooring, marble, and an annoyingly trendy wash-basin. Good quality towels / bath-robes are continually changed and the soaps / shampoos etc are good quality Bulgari.
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