Our balcony cabins #7411 & 7423 were what we expected. The rooms were warmer than we like... we were fairly hot at night. My son was uncomfortably hot.
Beds were reasonably comfortable. The bedding was light weight and kept us comfortable. We were disappointed that the cabin stewards only service the rooms 1x daily now instead of twice. You come in from excursions with wet pool towels and have to make a trip the pool area to get new ones. I miss that little "extra" touch.
There is only 1 outlet at the makeup/desk area. I believe other ships have (had) some near bed. Read entire member review >>
No cold water in sink. Shower small. You will get your bathroom wet with every shower. Steward, Made' excellent. Balcony ok but needed a good cleaning. There is enough closet space but ask early for more hangers. Read entire member review >>
Balcony is smaller than standard for Carnival, and there is a large navigation/search & rescue light that blocks part of the view. You feel LOTS of movement in this cabin. If not prone to seasickness, you will be fine - it reminds you that you are indeed on a ship! Read entire member review >>
Nice! Dated decor, but clean and comfortable. Plenty of closet space and hangers for clothing. Spacious enough, especially when the bed is in a king configuration (versus two twins). Great water pressure and hot water in the bathroom. Excellent mid-ship location with easy access to public areas. Very quiet, too -- no engine noise or any other mechanical or employee noises. Physically located directly above the casino, but we never really heard any noise or smelled any cigarette smoke from it. The balcony was average size with two chairs (one reclines, but was not a lounge chair) and a small table. The balcony optionally connects to cabin 6316 if the locked exterior divider is opened. I would absolutely choose this cabin again. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was more spacious than the pictures led us to believe. Well designed and very clean. Our room steward was absolutely awesome. Never wanted for anything and she anticipated some of our needs without us even requesting service for them. The towel creations were an absolute joy! What talent! Read entire member review >>
The wall colors are just dull, even the design and paintings on the wall are bland. The green color in the bathroom didn't add life. It was too boring. The room did feel a cheap due to the colors. The curtains didn't smell washed and heavy with dust. Carnival added another bed adjacent to the bathroom since there's 3 of us in the room. By the other wall there is a scone and it is located quite low. It serves as a reading light but it can be annoying when your head hits it especially when you move in your sleep. The main bed was queen-sized and it is a bit pushed to the window area so there is little room for you to get in and out off the bed at the window-side. The beds are okay. They're not plushy but good for sleeping. The pillows are a bit hard as well. The balcony is a nice feature but some smokers don't really care about the boat's policy of not smoking in the balcony so prepare yourself to smell cigarette smoke from the balcony, or if you're lucky like us, we smelt strong cigar fumes almost every day. The dividers don't really provide privacy. You can hear what people next door are talking about. You can even peep through the dividers. When people drag their balcony chairs around 2 in the morning, you can hear it from your room, even if the balcony door is closed.You can hear people walking in the hallway, feel the floor bounce when kids are running. You can even hear your next door neighbors talking. The room is not really sound proof, so if you're a light sleeper, be prepared to be awoken a lot of times when you're on this ship.We particularly enjoyed hearing the woman next door buttering her toast at 4:30am on the day of departure while she sat on her deck. And every morning at 2, she would have her cigar break and threw away all the ash and butts on the sea so there is no evidence that she was smoking in her balcony. Add the re-arranging of her balcony chairs and table to the daily morning wake-up.There are lots of storage space inside the room. Under the single bed, there are 2 drawers. Under the main bed, you can store your luggages. The closet is quite spacious but not too many hangers. There are plenty of drawers for your clothes. The bathroom is quite small. The shower curtain doesn't really help in keeping the water from getting outside. We've always managed to flood our bathroom but that is what towels are for. There are plenty of storage space to store lotions and potions by the mirror. They situated the magnifying mirror too high and you cannot adjust the height so for small people, you can't use it unless you have a very good eyesight to pluck or shave hair. Read entire member review >>
The room was above the Teen Club. I was asleep every night by 1030-11pm, except for 2 nights where we stayed up and had a few drinks on the balcony. I heard very minimal noise from below on a few occasions and only heard it with the TV off. Nothing that would require ear plugs, keep me up or wake me up. On a summer sailing with a lot of teens this could be different, but there were a decent amount of teens on the ship. We were reasonably close to the midship elevators, but heard no noise from that either. Room was clean, steward (Iwayan) was excellent, no issues. Read entire member review >>
My room was nice and quiet. I thought it would be noisy because the Lido deck is directly above my room, but it wasn't at all, and turned out to be a great location, because I only had to go up one flight to get to breakfast and lunch Andre pool area, and didn't have to wait on the elevators.I also got to watch the sun rise and set while sitting on the balcony and got some really good pictures. Read entire member review >>
This is one of the best looking ships we've seen. Compared to other cabins we've enjoyed (Princess and Holland) we feel the Carnival balcony staterooms are the roomiest and make great use of storage. There is ample storage. Recommendations for the novice - place a vertical hanging shoe caddy over the bathroom door to allow extra storage of toiletries. It's easy to access and especially helpful if two are trying to get dressed at the same time. Another recommendation: carry a small multi-outlet strip (3 plugs is all that is necessary) to recharge electronics used throughout the stay.The beds are especially comfortable, pillows are plentiful and various firmness to meet both our preferences. The cabin steward was faithful and attentive to our needs. Our room was always cleaned and plenty of towels and necessities throughout the week. One of our favorite past times is to enjoy the morning on the balcony watching the ship come into port or see the sunrise. We are undecided on weather or not we will return to another Carnival cruise; but if we do it will be because of this ship and the accommodations she provides. We enjoyed exploring her and all her splendor. Read entire member review >>
Room was fine, plenty of space for 2 people, and love having the balcony to sit on and the sunshine in the cabin. Room stewardess, Evi, was fantastic, everything always ready, nice and clean. All room staff were very friendly and outgoing. Amazing how they can remember so many names so quickly. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9276 my wife does not need a handicap room but needs a wheel chair for long distance, we get her close fold up the chair and in she goes. We chose this cabin because it is right off the elevators and it is so much easier to maneuver her around. We knew there would be noise but this was terrible and very LOUD it lasted until 2AM and started again at 6AM People don't need a outside voice INSIDE!! CABIN IS HOT!!!!! The only time it seemed cool was overnight while we were sailing and we kept the curtains closed in the daytime still did not help. The only pro you walk out and all of The Lido deck is right there waiting for you, swimming movies and food I would give this cabin a 5. Read entire member review >>
Cabin in dire need of plumbing repair. We had to call to have our shower worked on twice for it not draining. Bathroom was completely flooded in the time it took my husband to take a shower. Then the sink started not to drain. Repair men came to our room 4 different times in the course of the week to fix the drains.
Mattress on main bed is made of CONCRETE. Not comfortable at all. Ask the steward for a foam pad for the bed.
Our steward was the WORST steward I've ever had on a cruise. In making beds he did not check beds, merely pulled covers back. Did not change sheets (son had spilled on it one day and we had to call to specifically have sheets changed). Any request took him days to fill (ordered a robe, asked for a new book for the cabin, asked for more towels). No personality and you could NEVER find the guy. Read entire member review >>
Very spacious balcony room. Above teen club and may be a little noisy but not terrible. Lots of closet space. Plenty of counter space in bathroom. No interior rooms are across from this cabin. Read entire member review >>
Great room as far as placement. It is directly above the casino band and they play until 1:00AM nearly every night. It's so loud you can hear every single word they are singing. I'm not a light sleeper so it didn't really bother me but wouldn't book this room again. It was very warm at night and didn't seem like the a/c was working well. There are tons of storage spaces and the balcony was great. Plenty of storge in the bathroom along with a clothesline in the shower. Read entire member review >>
8347 was great. When I first saw the location (close to the elevators) I thought noise was going to be an issue. Only noise we heard was the sraping of chairs one deck up. Overall was REALLY satisfied. Read entire member review >>
Nice sized room, blah colors, but plenty of storage space. It is above the theater, so you could sometimes hear noise from below. We were also in a spot where you could hear the waves smacking the side of the ship. I noticed that the ship's wake stopped the waves in all areas behind us, but our area was in the line of fire. Yet despite that, I found deck 6 was a great location in terms of being able to access everything on-board in a timely manner. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was very roomy. Luggage fits nicely under the beds. Bathroom was spacious and plenty of countertop & shelves for stuff. However our room was right over the disco. Bass was BOOM Boom BOOM til 3am every night. That was my only complaint about it. Balcony was great. Noisy neighbors were only problem there. Daily announcements do not come thru in the room you have to open the door to hear it. Read entire member review >>
As noted above, we loved our cabin. It was bigger than we've ever had, lots of storage space, easily accessible to elevators and stairways. Very comfortable beds. Nice balcony. Read entire member review >>