PRO: cabin had plenty of room and storage, and was kept spotless. The King-sized bed was comfortable.
CONS: Note that all of the junior suites have views that are at least partly obstructed by winches for raising the life boats. Also, the balconies are so small and cramped that you hear loud and clear every word of conversation on the balconies on either side. (In our case it was a couple of women who were loudly drunk before we ever left Los Angeles.) You feel like you're eavesdropping and it's embarrassing, so we ended up not using the balcony. We should have opted for a cheaper room with just a window. There is no value to getting a suite on the Carnival Imagination. Read entire member review >>
The room itself was really good (V21). It wasn’t bigger than a balcony cabin on the Dream as it was a “junior suite” but it had my balcony. The balcony was narrow but that is all I needed. The hallways were super quiet as there are not many cabins on that floor. I have to mention as well about how quiet the room was. One night I was returning to my cabin and my neighbours were blasting some really bad music as I walked by their door. I was disappointed thinking I would have to listen to the thump thump thump in my cabin. To my surprise, when I walked in my cabin and shut my door, I heard nothing. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom V1 is Junior Suite starboard side and is spacious and contemporary. The leatherette sofa is comfortable as are the beds. The bathroom is a little bigger than the standard rooms so there's room to shave but it still has a clingy shower curtain. There is plenty of closet space and a small fridge and bar. The nightstand/vanity is big and has two US outlets and one EU outlet still needed a power strip for all our electronic devises that we didn't really use. There are stairs from the Lido deck to the Bridge Observation deck right outside the room, also people and the Upper Bridge wings can look into the cabin. For security we kept the door locked when we weren't in the suite. Most of the time when we were in the room we kept the shades open the air valve closed and the balcony door open to enjoy the fresh Pacific air. Two things different about RCL is that the AC can be shut off and most RCL balcony cabins have sliding doors that can be locked in the open position. My friend and I liked V1 the people watching from our cabin was cool but we really loved V1, especially on speedo day and borat day. The balcony on V1 is tiny compared to newer builds but is still a nice place to have coffee and juice in the mornings with an old fashioned newspaper while just wearing the soft comfortable bathrobe and watching the sea. Read entire member review >>
The Junior Suite was spacious but I wish it had a wall separator or at least a curtain that separated you. Typically most people who will be in a suite will have kids and need some privacy. Read entire member review >>
The stateroom was called a Jr. Suite and it was not a suite by any stretch of the imagination, and had less storage than a regular stateroom on Princess, or Royal Caribbean and that's not saying much. It did have a shower that was a little larger than usual (I could wash my feet without sticking any part of me out of the shower.) But the room was tiny. The balcony was more of a Juliet balcony. You really had to squeeze to get past the chairs...regular chairs, not reclining deck chairs. To sit in the chairs, you had to turn them sideways. You could have fit one reclining deck chair if you put it sideways and didn't need to walk past it, that would have been the size of the whole deck. They didn't classify this an obstructed view, but there was a big boom kind of thing that did obstruct the view. Read entire member review >>
We had originally booked an ocean view room but were offered a great deal on an upgrade to a jr. suite so we took it. I was completely shocked to find that people could see directly into our room. We were the second suite from the aft end and there's an observation deck that juts out to the side. Anyone standing on the observation deck has full view of the balcony and partial view of the inside of the cabin. Are you kidding me??? I was laying in bed reading and made eye contact with a guy on the observation deck. Because of this we were unable to enjoy our room with the curtains open and the balcony was just like being on the pool deck in full view of anyone. If I'd paid full price for this cabin I would have been livid. I would avoid V3 at all costs. Read entire member review >>
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