We were offered a reasonable upgrade to the Ocean Suite and accepted. We were impressed with the size of the room and balcony, and due to the rough seas, used the room more than we usually would have. We both agreed we would not have paid anywhere near full price for the suite, but it was a worthwhile one-time experience. The full shower and tub were nice, but the shower has a weird upper soap dish/grab bar that was in the way for a normal shower. A minor inconvenience, but I understand it may be for the benefit of disabled guests. Read entire member review >>
Dated, dirty, smelly, smoke smell was bad really bad, the bathroom or the outhouse was a joke smelledf like stench all day everyday and yes we brang lysol, and plug ins to no avail. Camel back beds were brutal, overall two steps below motel 8 , truck stop quality people.sorry truckers no offense. Read entire member review >>
We had an Ocean Suite. The room has a couch, chair and table. Plenty of storage. The room has a mirror as you come in the door with a small shelf. On the wall are hooks to hold coats and hats. There is a safe and refrigerator. Shelves above that with glasses. Our room steward was very friendly and always greeted us by name. Swinging door to balcony instead of sliding door. The room was clean but balcony showing its age. Carnival only cleans the room once a day now. The bed had the head toward aft. 4 chairs and 2 tables on balcony.
We usually hang a sign on the door with magnets so that we can find our room. No name outside room only the room number. The doors and walls were not metal so our magnets would not work.
Close to the elevators but also noisy. The atrium in open all the way to the top. So we could hear everything that was going on in the atrium in our room. If you want to go to bed early, this is a problem.
2 closets. Only 8 hangers in the closet. The hangers are the type and will not come off the rod. Hard to use especially since I am short and could barely reach them. They put a robe in the closet the very last day. That would have been nice earlier in the cruise.
Hooks by the bathroom door. This room had a bathtub with jets. The bathtub did not drain and ended up with ankles covered with water. The jets looked rusty.
Great location in middle of ship and easy to get to everything. Read entire member review >>
It was called a suite but was only slightly larger than a normal balcony.
the tub was very small. The carpet and general look of the room reminded me of a cheap hotel that had been nice 30 years ago. It was clean but looked old and worn. Read entire member review >>
Cabin and balcony were good comparable to other OS size and Decoration from other ships. Room definitely had some room for repair. For example the closet door were broken and there was mold in bathroom. Our air-conditioning was not working for the first 6-7 hours we were on ship which made for very sweaty unpacking in August. To add to our frustrations, our room steward spoke so little English that when we spoke to him about the air, and lack of water pressure in bathroom, and non-functioning cable on the tv, he never understood what we were saying so nothing was fixed without us contacting guest services. Read entire member review >>
Clean, spacious and staff very efficient. Stateroom needed carpenter's attention as one set of drawers and one closet were difficult to use. Refrigerator was large and lots of counter space. Balcony was not as deep as other ships we travelled. Read entire member review >>
The cabin. We were in a suite on deck 7 forward. I liked our location. The room was spacious enough. We had a king bed and a sofa sleeper. That was fine for me and my two boys, 7 & 10. There were some signs of wear but that happens. The AC worked great. It was a steady 70 – 72 all five days. Our remote never worked exactly right. It took many attempts to change the channel on the TV even after it was replaced. Our room steward did everything we expected and was pleasant. They now ask you to choose what time of day you want service. I don’t mind service only once a day. I liked not feeling obligated to leave the room in the morning if I didn’t want to. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was fine. The drawer in the dresser has a broken top drawer. The balcony was very nice. The extra space in the cabin was nice. Really liked the windows and the reading lights over each side of the bed. The bedding was great! I loved the pillows so much I will be ordering some for home! Cabin steward Ronald was good. Didn't see him much and he did no turn-down first night, otherwise he did animals maybe 3 of the 5 nights and ice morning and night.
Location was good. Close to elevator and atrium. Noise from atrium could be heard when door was open but was not that bad with door closed and we were never unable to sleep. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was roomy (for a 4 day cruise). The balcony was large enough for 3 chairs and a small table. We were very cold for a couple days until one of our dinner mates told us about a small lever on each vent that reduces the air flow. On a previous Carnival cruise, the bathroom had a basket of amenities. Not this one. The cabin is near the forward elevators which makes it very convenient. We were on the starboard side so had a good look at Galveston when we got underway. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was spacious and roomy. Loved having the extra changing room! The bathtub was my favorite because I prefer that to showers. The balcony is bigger and the whole area is just more relaxed. I definitely recommend getting a suite if you can afford it! Read entire member review >>
My Oceanview Suite was exceptionally clean, spacious, and comfortable. The bedding was awesome and my lumbar back problems were not bothered at all. Storage for 2 people was double what we needed and would easily accommodate 4. There were 2 large wall closets and a large dresser, and also a smaller set of several drawers in a large makeup/dressing area. The bathroom was roomy with double sinks and a spa tub/shower. Read entire member review >>
We chose a suite to have just that little bit of extra room since we were travelling with our two kids, ages 5 and 6. There is TONS of storage in this room. Two decent size closets (we fit both suitcases inside one of them with room to spare) a 4 drawer chest, 4 drawers in the changing area, and cabinets with shelves on either side of the mirror in the bathroom. We didn't even use half of it.
This cabin is located just on the other side of the elevator bank. I didn't notice a ton of noise from the elevators, but the music from the Capitol Bar carried quite a bit. It was rather loud until after midnight. It didn't bother us at all -- my kids were so tired, that they were passed out by 9:30. I could see how it might be a problem if you are a light sleeper though.
For sleeping arrangements, we had the king size bed, the couch, and a trundle bed. Do not expect to put an adult on this trundle. It was perfect for my 6 year old, but I ended up sleeping on it one night, and my legs were hanging off the end below my knees. I'm only 5'4" too! The bed, however, was very comfortable. We put the trundle between the couch and the bed, so we still had a good bit of floor space between the beds and the bathroom/changing area. There was a tiny bit of room to walk between the trundle and the bed to get to the balcony door. My one beef here is that during the day, instead of stowing the trundle under the bed, the steward just stacked in on top of the couch. There was really nowhere to sit except on the bed. That being said, it was never an issue since we were hardly ever in there except to sleep.
The bathroom was fantastic. Plenty of room, full jetted tub, shower with removable spray head, and lots of counter space. I had considered giving the kids a bath, but the whole point was to get the salt off them from the pool (not have them sit in another salt bath), so we stuck with showers.
The balcony was nice. There were 3 chairs and a small table provided, but you could easily fit a fourth chair out there.
Inside the cabin, there was a small fridge (stocked, of course), a small safe (the kind you lock/unlock with a credit card swipe), and a flatscreen tv. Fortunately, Cartoon Network is one of the channels provided. My kids had plenty of Teen Titans Go to keep them occupied while waiting for us to get showered/changed. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was an Ocean Suite w/ a slightly larger balcony (65 sq ft.). The room itself was relatively nice. Larger than a normal room, had a makeup area, 2 closets, and a jacuzzi tub. These were the main differences I noticed. The beds were all the same (fairly certain I've slept on concrete softer than them, by the way). Unless you're 5', 100 lbs or comparable, the width of the jacuzzi tub will be an issue. Not to mention, it will take over half an hour to fill the tub enough to even use the jets (my wife gave up after 20 minutes). The bigger balcony was nice, but looking back, it was not worth the extra money I spent upgrading from a balcony to the suite. The room overall didn't feel much bigger than our room on Princess and can't even come close to comparison of our suite on NCL (though we didn't have a balcony). Read entire member review >>
Spacious room. Comfortable bed. Large balcony. Big bathroom. Loved the vanity mirrors with seating. Extra bedding doubling as a couch was a big plus. Lots of drawers and cabinet space. Well worth the cost. Read entire member review >>
Awesome room with more space than we needed. Big balcony with 3 chairs and a table. The tub in the bathroom (no separate shower) is quite tall (a couple of inches above my knees (I am 5'4") and could be a problem for people with mobility issues. Drapes were a little frayed, carpet had some stains, but neither was a deal-killer for me. Read entire member review >>
Ocean suite 7270
The room was quite large, especially for 2. Two closets, dressing area, lots of drawer space. The bathroom had a jetted tub/shower, one sink, some storage. The balcony was long, but not very deep. We had three chairs and a small table. The bed was king, and very comfortable. We asked for extra pillows, and received no problem. Read entire member review >>
Cabins 7278 (ocean suite) and 7280 (inside across the hall) are both excellent cabins. They are mid-ship; near, but not too close to elevators; close to elevators to access aft areas (food/pools) of the ship; very quiet except for voices in the hallway; a short distance to the guest laundry room. The suite has ample closet and drawer space, multiple power outlets, a wide-screen televison, and a nice bathroom (single sink, whirlpool tub). 7280 has ample storage, but only one outlet in the room. Be sure to take a power strip. Both cabins were very clean and show only minor wear to the carpet and/or furnishings. Read entire member review >>
The suite was great. Tons of room. It is the only suite we have had on any ship/line so I have nothing to compare it to. Service and room service in the suite were a notch above. Read entire member review >>