I always pick the same cabin area... star board side near the glass elevators either deck 8, 9 or 10). It is close enough to check quickly what is happening in the atrium but high enough and far enough not to hear the elevators or the loud parties downstairs. Plus I can always find my room quickly because I know it is near the atrium/ glass elevators. I love having a balcony. Nice to go out in my PJ's first thing in the morning and watch the sun rise. and vise versa in the evening. Read entire member review >>
Dirty and not clean. Mold in shower. Comforters were dirty. One day our room was not cleaned. They decided one day in port to clean the balconies but I could not tell a difference upon return to the cabin. Read entire member review >>
Our room was a balcony and was very nice The drain in the shower overflowed overtime we used it which was annoying. I never told our room steward because I literally never saw him. He was a ghost. He came in and out in a flash and kept everything clean. Read entire member review >>
Our cabins were always clean, lots of storage, and perfect for sleeping, naps, watching tv and relaxing. The bathrooms are teeny but it's fun and unique! The rooms are small, of course, because you are on a cruise.....you should be out enjoying yourself, not sitting in your room for 7 days! lol Read entire member review >>
We made our way to our room which was ready for us. It was an usual set-up room 8469 balcony aft, which I was eager to see. I was quite disappointed the room was tiny, since I was traveling with a teenager this time and not my husband we needed the beds split. They had split the beds but because of the configuration this meant the bathroom door could not be fully opened! So we of course had to shift night stands and move the beds as well as a poorly placed table that we couldn't pass by. The balcony was huge as it was an extended balcony, we did enjoy the balcony when we could. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9283: It was just a standard balcony cabin on deck 9 just aft of the forward elevators both under and above other cabins. We had no noise issues from our neighbors or from the atrium. We had a pretty decent view but I don't think I'd want to be in balcony cabin on decks 6-8 though as the view would be more limited because of the lanai. What's the point of the lanai anyway? No one was hardly ever out there and it just blocks everyone's view from above it. Our main issue with our room however was the temperature. We complained 3 times. Each time they agreed it was too warm but they never sent anyone to fix it. They brought us a fan which helped but it didn't help with the humidity in the room. One day in port we came back to our room after lunch and it smelled of paint fumes. We went down to GS and brought it to their attention. They gave us a temporary cove until the fumes were gone plus 4 drink coupons. It was a very nice gesture and I was happy to check out a cove. We thought about switching but it really didn't seem much cooler in that room either. I'm guessing this is another area they are cutting back. On all our previous cruises we would practically freeze sometimes it would get so cold. This is a problem when cruising in the hot & humid Caribbean. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony, quiet in room, little hallway noise especially nearer to end of cruise. Not a lot of electrical plugs so we always take a power bar. Very near the laundry room be sure to take soap/fabric softener. Helps lighten cloths needed. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 9272, a balcony cabin on the Vista deck. It is very near the Atrium lobby on the port side of the ship. One thing to note here. The location of this cabin is very close to the Atrium as stated which means that it's very close to the Atrium bar and the singer. I could hear her on into the night each night. Thankfully I bought a small fan with me that helped drown out the caterwauling; I mean entertainment, so I wasn't too disturbed. The cabin was nice and has a mini bar. Since I had brought on my own juice and soda, I removed most of the contents from the mini bar. If you do this, please take inventory of what is in the fridge BEFORE you put your things in it. And if there is something missing, notify the Guest Services desk immediately. I did not and almost had to end up paying $8 for a can of OJ and a can of Heineken beer. I was able to get it removed from my final bill, but I was a little upset that I would be charged without being asked if I had drank it. I explained to the guest services rep that I brought on six bottles of OJ and six bottles of Cranberry juice. I had ordered a bottle of Absolute ($60 for a 1ltr bottle) from the Bon Voyage department that was to be delivered later, note: Due to Texas liquor laws, the bottle wasn't delivered until the next day. NO big deal. Anyways, I went on to explain that I also do not drink beer. Like I said, the charges were removed and I only bring it up, so that others who do remove the items will know to take an inventory. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was the standard balcony cabin on most Carnival Ships. The main improvement is that there is now a flat screen tv, so the shelf at the end of the desk area is gone and the safe is now underneath. The room seems bigger without the shelving that used to house the TV and the safe. The only bad part, was that there was a 2 year old in the next cabin that screamed every night and the parents did not know how to calm the child down. He woke us every night and even with ear plugs we could hear him scream. Read entire member review >>
Great location, close to the elevators and right across the hall from the service closet - which made finding our steward so easy. We always had a full ice chest, extra room service tickets, whatever we needed. The location was also very quiet and the views from the balcony were perfect. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9410 Cat 8E. Great location. Balcony. Near the Lido deck. 120a plug-in in poor location. Everything else fine. Not much noise in the hallway. Our steward was just great! Read entire member review >>
Cabin was centrally located, far enough away from the stairs so it wasn't too noisy. Up a couple of flights and you were at the buffet and pool area. Down a couple and you were at the Red Frog Pub.
Closet and drawer space was more than adequate, could use a few more hangers.
Balcony chairs reclined and were quite comfortable.
Bathrooms had several shelves, clothesline, and comfortable size shower.
Lights in the rooms will not work unless you place your key card in the slot, the tough part was remembering to take it with you when you left. Read entire member review >>
9372 Balcony Stateroom 8E
great balcony view on starboard side. great location to get to Lido Deck. Close to elevators and stairs but not too close. Midship. Lots of space for our items. The odd time heard chairs being moved in night from Lido Deck. Loved it! Read entire member review >>
Balcony cabin - Plenty of room for 2 people who packed 'lightly. We took extra coat hangers.
Great location - away from the stairs/lifts but only 1 floor to the LIDO deck restaurants & pools. Read entire member review >>
Nice balcony, close to one end of the boat though so you may want to be more central! Lots of kids running in the halls but it was a holiday cruise so more kids than usual on this voyage. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9346 - lots of storage. Third bed instead of sofa (although if you only have two passengers they would convert bed back into sofa). Nice view from balcony and large window (although window view partially blocked if you open balcony divider between 9346 and 9342...not blocked at all if open between 9346 and 9350). We had three adult men in this room and did not feel cramped. Read entire member review >>