We had a balcony cabin Aft (back of the boat). The cabin itself was well-maintained. The staff on our floor was excellent and accomodating. The only complaint about the cabin itself is the curtain for the balcony. All night you could hear the hooks that hold it up clacking against one another. Not sure how they could "fix" this issue though as it is a moving ship. We did have a strange Sewage smell the entire time on our cruise though. I have read about this in previous reviews as well.They really should look into how they could fix this. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was nice. Had plenty of room and closet space. Balcony was large enough for 2 chairs and a small table. Could occasionally be bothered by noise that sounded like chairs being scooted across the upper deck. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was fine, though very close to the bow. The rough seas and location of the cabin added up to a rocky ride most nights. For example, if you're a side-sleeper, the rolling of the ship could wake you up of make you feel you are falling out of bed. If you cruise in early January, better to book a room mid-ship! According to a bartender I spoke with, this happens every January. Read entire member review >>
Cabin interior was nice.
The location directly above the Promenade deck was a disadvantage. There was a wide canopy directly under our balcony which blocked the view straight down. On a couple of nights, loud music was audible in our room, but it was tolerable. Read entire member review >>
This was our first time with a balcony cabin we were on deck 6 over the casino. Being that we were on a wheel of fortune anniversary tournament cruise occasionally you could hear the PA announcements from the casino but it was very muted and no more annoying then hearing a television left on in another room of your house. Our balcony also overlooked one of the hot tubs from deck 5 lanai. We did not hear any noise from the hot tubs unless we were out on the balcony. They close the Lanai hot tubs at 9pm but usually after 6pm they are scarcely used because everyone is at dinner. There were 3 closets 1 with shelves and the other 2 with ample space to hang garments. The beds were so comfortable I slept like a baby this cruise and the frames were tall enough to very easily hide all of our suitcases when they were not needed. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nice but there could have been more room between the beds and the dresser/vanity. I think if the beds were set up as a king bed there would have been more space. The bathroom was adequate and so was the balcony. The Cabin Steward was fantastic. Read entire member review >>
L shaped with long balcony. We booked this for the long balcony with the lounger, but found that we didn't really like the cabin layout. There's a single chair instead of a couch. If you want to watch TV you have to lay or sit on the bed, which I find uncomfortable. Also just didn't seem to be as much room as a standard balcony. I can see why a lot of people like these, but next time I'll book a cove. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was at front of ship on the right side, a balcony. This is the farthest forward we have been. It was excellent, very quiet. The long walk to the back for dining we considered exercise to work on some of the calories we were consuming. No excessive noise at all. There was some slight rocking a couple of nights, but I liked it. Curtains kept the morning sun out. The balcony was covered (yes small). It was just behind the wing of the bridge. Joe our cabin steward was great. Read entire member review >>
As far as the room, we booked a balcony cabin on the 6th floor. Room 6451. It is located above the Vibe night club. I actually enjoyed the slight noise you could here but can see where it might negatively impact someone who is a light sleeper. Room service as always was very good.It is close to the elevators but, far enough away that the noise was not an issue at all. Our room steward Gede was awesome. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was clean and neat no weird smells or anything. Bathroom bigger then normal. Balcony was nice and love the fresh air. Cabin Steward was wonderful. His Service is what bumped the service rating up. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was the real sore spot to our cruise. The stateroom itself was well appointed, spacious and served our every need for size and need. The location however left much to be desired. Originally we had chosen a location on a different deck but there was a snafu with the booking year and Carnival corrected it for us but had to transfer our room. We would up right in front of the atrium elevators on the sixth floor portside. This also left us directly above the smoking areas on the lanai deck.
Nights I wished to retire early were nearly impossible because every party (Mardi Gras party for example) that occurred in the atrium loudly echoed through my stateroom making it impossible to rest or relax. The constant ding of the elevators, the loud laughter and commentary since people do not regulate their voices until they are farther down the hallway all led to a less than restful experience. We tried to escape to the balcony only to find ourselves deluged with cigarette smoke at all hours. Frankly for the price we paid for a balcony that we could not use I am very frustrated and upset with Carnival for allowing smoking under balcony rooms. Why not at the very back of the ship where smoke would simply blow away? Why at all?
This location also left us to deal with loud clusters of teenagers in the middle of the night who snuck on to the lanai deck unattended to shriek and giggle and disturb our rest even when the atrium was finally quiet. I would choose a balcony stateroom again but higher in the ship and absolutely farther down the ship away from the atrium. Read entire member review >>
Wonderful overall! Always clean and the steward was awesome! The cabins are small, as expected, so it can be a little frustrating moving around the room with a family of 4... be prepared to have extra patience. :-) Read entire member review >>
This was a little father to the laundromat than other cabins I've had but was excellent for everything else. It was close to the atrium elevators but not so close that we got noise from the elevators. Our steward Alfonso was great. Something new: have to ask for ice (no bucket until I did) and Carnival has stopped the chocolates on the bed at turndown. This is a basic balcony cabin; everything worked and was clean. If I was sailing again on the Magic I would try to get this same cabin again. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nice. It didn't have any funny smells or anything like that. We had some very windy nights with some nearby storms. We only heard our curtains creak a little. This cabin had an LCD TV, and we had had CRT TV's in the past. Deck 5 was wide on this ship, so if you look straight down you will see it instead of water. I was somewhat disappointed with this because I always liked to look straight down and see water. Read entire member review >>
Good cabin, perfect location, close to stairs and elevator banks. We found it to be quiet. Some have remarked about noise from the hot tubs on deck 5, we didn't find this to be of concern. Would sail in this cabin or cabin location again. Read entire member review >>
Our room was aft, on the port side of the ship. We were next to the balcony that starts wrapping around the back of the ship. We could see front & back of the ship pretty good from our balcony.
We felt this room was in a quiet area, since there isn't much traffic, other than the ones who have rooms at the end of the hall.
We had plenty of storage - 3 closets, and one that had 3 shelves. Plenty of room to unload all of our suitcases. We had 5 suitcases, and the stored under the bed easily. The dresser area is very roomy with 5 drawers. There is a hairdryer in one of the drawers. It's not super-powerful, but was fine for the week, so you don't have to bring your own. We brought a power strip, but I think I remember at least 3 plugs at the dresser area - so we really didn't need it. There is also a plug in the bathroom, but we never used it.
The kingsize bed was very comfy. There is also a full size couch and coffee table in the room. The balcony had 2 chairs and a table. We enjoyed the extra outside room the balcony gave us. One whole wall of our cabin was window & balcony door, so we had a beautiful view.
The bathroom was very roomy also. The shower had great water pressure. We never had any trouble with our shower curtain sticking too us, so there wasn't any need for the clothes pins at the bottom that some suggest. We did use the clothes pins on the shower's clothes line to dry our bathing suits at night though. There is shower gel and shampoo in the shower. I would suggest bringing your own conditioner, though.
There is a refrigerator in the dresser area. We asked our steward the first day if we could stow our own cokes in the fridge, and take out their drinks, which he agreed to. There is also a safe in the dresser area, that has a keypad lock. It was big enough for all of our valuables, iPad, Kindles, money, etc. I don't think it could hold a full size laptop.
The room steward kept us supplied with clean towels at all times. He kept our room spotless. There are two very nice robes in the room.
We loved the room, and the two of us never felt cramped at all. Read entire member review >>
Deck 2, cabin 2293.
Lower balcony deck, noticed much less swaying of the boat than our friends on the upper decks 7-9
Great location with no one or room above you. Great to see the ocean and ports. Read entire member review >>
Deck 9 is right below the pool deck. Lots of noise, deck chairs being moved during the night, etc. Advise against Deck 9 mid-ship. Go forward, and you will be OK.
Also I noticed that the Oceanside BBQ (really, just an outdoor, unvented grill) on Deck 5 generated a considerable amount of smoke. Feel real bad for those balconies right above it on Decks 6+. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony room and it was great, except for the adjoining room. If you are not cruising with family make sure you don't have an adjoining room. We had 3 women staying in the room next to us and we could hear every word they said till all hours of the night. It lead to 4 nights of waking to screams of laughter at all hours of the night. We finally had to knock on their door and ask them to please keep it down for the rest of the cruise. The folks on the other side we didn't even know they were there. So it would be in anyone's best interest to make sure they don't have an adjoining room. Read entire member review >>
appeared smaller than usual for a carnival ship same size cabin as costa
perfectly adequate. Balcony adequate very noisy when docking bathroom fine
quiet at night only noisy when docking Read entire member review >>
The cabin we stayed in was a balcony very comfortable but the hangers in the wardrobes were very difficult to use and inconvenient. The bathroom was fine but there was no hair conditioner.
They would vacum at 5/6 in the morning waking us up and in the afternoon when we were relaxing. Read entire member review >>
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