Cabin was wonderful. King size bed, balcony to sit out on and enjoy fresh air. The only issue I had was the cleanliness in the bathroom, with toothpaste and dust etc over shelves.
Cabin was close to decks 9 & 10 where we spent a great deal of our time. Read entire member review >>
Balcony cabin 7239 mid-ship close to the lift. It was very quiet and yet we were very central to everything. The cabin was very roomy for two people. Plenty of cupboard space. The furnishings were a little outdated. The bed itself was very comfy including soft pillows. The balcony was small. However, it had enough room for both of us to sit and have a coffee outside when entering a port. If you want a larger balcony, perhaps the extended balcony may be more suitable. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in cabin 8214 on deck 8 (panorama deck), We were a bit apprehensive being on deck 8 as we had heard all the stories of sea sickness and really feeling the rock of the boat being up higher...in our experience we didn't feel much at all and we love being up higher, there was some noise from the above Lido deck that however didn't bother us as we are all usually early risers. Our cabin stewards Budi and Edy were absolutely fabulous, the kids loved the little towel animals. I absolutely love the bedding,i have never slept so good!. Read entire member review >>
Balcony cabin on deck 8. close location to the lido deck with pools and buffet, cabin was serviced twice daily with chocolates and towel animals left each evening. The cabin was clean and in good condition despite being slightly dated.
Bathroom small but functional. I would highly recommend paying the extra for a balcony cabin. Read entire member review >>
. Our cabin!...yeah A triple share *F category stateroom with balcony on the last floor that had cabins was according my judgement an excellent choice. We paid after all 7600AUD just for the cabin... What was the problem??? the air condition and the fan in the cabin was malfunctioning, so I called once the service they came they measured the temperature they decided it is too hot!!! and they sent the A?C boy who said that he had to get up in between the next deck and the ceiling of our cabin to fix the A?C because there was no cool air coming out! We got out of the cabin, he claimed he fixed it and he did, the room was cool at night! BUT next morning while sleeping around 5 am I woke up with metallic taste in my mouth and the smell of petrol and exhaust in the cabin!
I called the service they sent an officer -a lady with blocked nose and no equipment to SMELL the room.She said I cannot smell anything!!! and started playing with the A/C! I remind you that my daughter and husband were sleeping in the same cabin and all of us were coughing as crazy. The lady requested a higher officer!!!!... He came he said he cannot smell anything and he was rude as if I was crazy! I asked him to measure the temperature of the room and sent a technician but as "the authority" he decided that nothing was wrong!
I insisted because my professional expertise are related to mechanics and engine function and I knew the problem was that the filter was removed and all the engines' fumes were coming into our room! I removed my family from the room, asked for incidence report and to contact the captain and ONLY then they decided to sent a technician!! The gentleman came and he admitted that there was no record of the previous repair! So he got up in the roof and saw that the problem was the missing filter (yeah I was right and ALIVE) and he fixed it. Thank you Gabriel!
So we survived...Ah not to forget... they dared to offer me $100 credit in my expenses account!I called them and I said "..NO Thanks!I am not willing to accept a bribe"
Eventually, every time the boat stopped in a port, the fumes were still intruding in our CABIN!! Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony cabin which was impressive and clean. The bathroom is big and the basin is large. Not enough coat hangers in wardrobe but enough hanging space. TV - the movies repeat every 7 days. Read entire member review >>
We were on the 8th deck (one below the Lido). We thought it was one of the best locations on the ship, as most activities are either on deck 2, 3, 9, or 10. We were right outside of the forward elevators. We never hear any noise in the halls. The room was large by cruise ship standards. Plenty of storage. Very good use of space. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8247 was directly below the buffet. Easy to get to when you're hungry, however, you could hear chairs scraping on the floor at night. It seemed to quiet down after 10 PM. The layout of the cabin was perfect with the beds next to the balcony door. There were plenty of closets and drawers. The vanity area was quite roomy with good lighting. The bathroom had a spacious sink area, but the shower was small. Read entire member review >>
About our cabin: I use a CPAP machine, which comes with a rather short power cord (36 inches). Fortunately I had the foresight to bring along an extension cord, as the AC power outlet was on the opposite side of the room, away from the head of our bed. This could have made for a bad situation, if I had been unable to obtain a loaner from the room steward.
Second item: I am a former smoker, and am extremely sensitive to the smell of cigarette smoke in my proximity. Unfortunately, the folks in the cabin forward of us were smokes, and every time they lit up on their balcony, I was "smoked" off of mine.
NOTE TO CARNIVAL: As I realize that non-smoking cruise ships are money losers, how about limiting the smokers to specific cabins and/or decks, so that those "downwind" from their cabins can enjoy the fresh sea air on their balcony's, instead of stepping out and smelling "a Camel!" :-)
NOTE TO CARNIVAL: We could not hear the announcements from the cruise director or the Captain in our cabin, without having to run to the door and hold it partway open, sometimes for some rather lengthy announcements. How about adding a speaker in the cabin, equipped with a volume/mute control?
Another cabin note, had to ask to have the mini-bar unlocked.
The beds did not seem as comfortable as those on the Elation.
All other observations about the cabin are positive. Plenty of drawer and hanger space. Read entire member review >>
Cabin size is okay, a little congested when trying to shower/dress. It had lots of storage for clothes and shoes. Balcony was sufficient for two, not for three people. My neighbors were my noise level problem. In addition to their antics, at night, we could hear the neighbors snoring on one side and conversation going on through the adjoining door. When announcements were made we had to jump up and open the door; I would like for them to be available in the room. Read entire member review >>
7140: excellent quiet location, ideal proximity to elevators; staterooms above and below (hence no public room noise through ceiling or floor). Port-side location was good. Read entire member review >>
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