We booked a single ocean view cabin with 4 berths. This was an experiment of sorts to see how the millennial generation would adapt to the baby boomers. The experiment proved to be successful as no lab rats I mean passengers were harmed during the making of this cruise. With the 2 fold down berths folded up it was easy to get around the cabin with some traffic controls in place. With the berths down however, it was more like a yoga class combined with the traffic jams found on the Los Angeles Freeways. We found the mornings to be problematic with the biggest bottle necks and some of us used the locker room and showers in the spa to reduce waiting times and congestion.
The mattresses were newer and firm. The flat screen TV was small and located in corner. The TV had one movie channel, news stations, kid options and the usual carnival programming. Each berth had it's own reading light that was conveniently located in such a way that it did not shine on the other berths. The shower was ample in size and a welcome change to those found on Princess ships. Our room steward Manuel kept our stateroom well supplied with towels and soap. The cabin was outfitted with one desk with drawers, ottoman, one chair, a couple of small end tables with storage and 4 floor to ceiling cabinets for clothing. One of the cabinets had a safe that was locked via a magnetic strip charge card. We used casino cards for this safe and it worked just fine. Read entire member review >>
SHOWER: water pressure was FANTASTIC, and water temperature was PERFECT. Plenty of hot water, and if you're not careful, you will actually burn your skin off.
Just enough space in the room for two adults.
Room attendant serviced our room 3 times a day. 24 hour room service was awesome! Food/Drinks actually arrived within 10 minutes!!!!! Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was found to be clean and in order. Comparable with than other lines. Comfortable, yet hospital-like in overall appearance.
Great port side location on deck 5 not noisy and equal distance from mid ship and fore elevators. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was an ocean view. It was sort of frustrating that the water stains on the exterior of the ship somewhat obstructed our ocean view. However, my son is a cuddler, and midway through our crew we had our cabin steward configure our room to a single queen configuration in lieu of the dual twin bed layout. The shower was warm, and easy to control, and the room met our needs and expectation. Read entire member review >>
The rooms are what you would expect - standard 185sqft without anything fancy. The "individual temperature control" is a little dial to increase or decrease the cold air flow. The flat-screen TV is using an analog signal (and only on suites can you use your own input devices, and even there only with RCAs). The bathrooms show the most indications of the ship's age (it's from 1996, with an upgrade in 2009), and there are random bad design decisions, like the light switch for the bathroom being outside of it, making it a prime toy for little kids. Turns out that taking showers in the dark is pretty cool though.
There's only one 110V and one 220V outlet in a room, so bring a power surge. However, certain power surges (they don't say which ones) will be confiscated. Try something small - I brought a compact one with two extra outlets and two USB charging ports, and they were fine. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in R 115. It was small, clean and was just fine for this 4 day cruise. I prefer balconies, but this older ship does not have many, and the ocean view as a good compromise. You can hear some noise, just general ship noise, but nothing that kept us up. Located midway between elevators, it is a little hike to the room, but not unmanageable at all. Read entire member review >>
We don't have any complaint about our assigned cabin except our next door (we had an adjoining room) neighbors who were obviously honeymooners. But a knock on the door, stopped the moaning and groaning. We could not do anything on the other side of the room where a young child or baby cried every now and then. The bathroom has very little space for all our toiletries. Had it not for a tip I read on this website, I would not think of bringing a 99 cent shoe bag. All our toiletries just fit right in those individual compartments.
Our bathroom has a laundry string that can stretch across the shower stall to dry towels. I also brought several dept store skirt hangers to hang wet towels. Otherwise, our room (Main deck, Room 16X. midway of the ship) is quiet without external ship noise. Also, we were glad we had a quiet hallway. Read entire member review >>
Three closets, nice large dressing mirror, large window to the sea, mid-ship, air conditioning, European shower, airline-type toilet, fairly comfortable bed, reading lamps, and QUIET! Read entire member review >>
U219 was a spacious, quiet and had a well laid out floor plan. The bathroom had a shower with awesome pressure and more space than most.
We would definitely recommend this cabin! Read entire member review >>
The Inspiration does not have balconies and we would sail her more often if she did as we like the small to mid size ships. We had an Ocean View 6C category stateroom and it was spacious enough for the 2 of us. I really like all the storage closets but wish there was more storage in the bathroom. All the staterooms are the same on every ship. It would be nice to see some variation in something as simple as color of the bed coverings. Read entire member review >>
The closets held the majority of our clothes. Being at the back the ship the last room on the right side, it was very quiet. Beds were pretty comfortable. The extra toiletries, were a nice touch. Shower was hot! Read entire member review >>
The room was a bit small, but adequate for two people. There was a distinct sewer smell from time to time. The room was midway between the two main sets of elevators. There was a noise almost every night about 2am that sounded like a chain being pulled up. Not sure what that could have been, but it lasted only a few minutes and then was quiet again. There were a few kids that ran up and down the hall on occasion, but it was pretty quiet. We didn't really hear our neighbors. There was more than enough closet/drawer space. Just wish there were more plugs, but we brought a power strip with us. The bathroom was small, but definately big enough for one person. We had trouble with the water in the shower. It was scalding hot most of the time and we couldn't get it any cooler. Read entire member review >>
Cabin M146 on the Main deck!
Nice cabin, mid-ship, very roomy! The steward did a good job of keeping it clean and well stocked w/ice, towels, anything we needed! This cabin is located between decks Rivera and Upper. It was quiet for sleeping. No noise from dining rooms or galleys. We picked this cabin as it was one floor above the area where tenders docked w/the ship for transfer to Grand Cayman, as the ship doesn't dock there. We only went down one flight of steps and we were on a tender. The shower was nice and we had lots of storage. We had excellent room service and maybe our good location made it easier for them to deliver room service to us? VERY pleased! Read entire member review >>
Ocean view cabin on main deck (5). Very nice with one of the more functional (layout and fixtures) bathrooms we have encountered. Was very quiet towards the front of the boat. Bedding was comfortable. Would have appreciated a nicer chair. Read entire member review >>
No bathroom counter space. Bathroom very small. Not enough drawers. Great to have a window to see the weather outside. The ship is kind of chopped up. For some areas you have to go up or down to get to the other side of the ship on the same floor. Dinning room food could be better. Read entire member review >>
We had a category 6C cabin ocean view. The cabin number was U25. The cabin was spacious enough for the 2 of us but would have been crowed with any more. There is plenty of closet space. Decor was ok. The cabin and bathroom was very clean. There was no hair dryer or refrigerator provided in the cabin and we wished there had been. Read entire member review >>
Loved our cabin. It was forward and behind the elevators and next to the Grande suites. Very quiet hallway and I never heard the elevators. I did not feel the rocking of the ship any more than aft. Read entire member review >>
Great view! Bigger window than I thought. Bed was very comfortable. Next time I will try and get something more in the middle of the boat. The front seemed to rock a lot with the waves. Read entire member review >>
U128 is mid-ship and between two banks of elevators. Take the second bank straight to the Lido deck and buffet. The hallways were generally quiet and we rarely heard anyone outside our door. The cabin and bathroom was very comfortable for two people. Read entire member review >>
Small room with just a small vanity. Tiny bedside table by the other bed. No mini fridge. Closet space adequate. You'll need the "over-the-door" thingie as there is no vanity space in the bathroom, only a pedestaf sink. Read entire member review >>
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