We upgraded to a Grand Suite for this cruise. We usually get a regular balcony, but splurged this time out. It was so NOT worth the money. Our room steward , while usually pretty quick to make the room up, did not have the room ready for us when we boarded. There were three of us, but the room was only configured for 2, so we had to call to get that rectified. That night, we realized that he never provided us with any of the breakfast door hangers, so we had to call to guest services for those. The balcony door would not seal correctly, so there was a high pitched whine like there was a hurricane outside running 24-7. Three of our closets would not properly turn off their interior lights, so the room would not get dark. When we called guest services about this, the maintenance man came in, looked at the light, saw that it was on, and said "its working now" and left. Of course its working. It won't STOP working. It actually took three calls to sort out that one closet light. By the end of the trip, two others were doing the same thing, but rather than deal with maintenance, I got creative with rubber bands and spare socks. Additionally, one of the bed lamps had a broken bulb with jagged glass in it when we embarked.
For a ship that was so recently refurbished, the bathroom had a large open rust hole near the tub, and about 10% of the floor was rust-stained. The room was large, but that was about the only positive. Read entire member review >>
Beat up jetted tub, spacious bathroom with bidet. No full length mirror in the entire room. NO perks, amenities with this suite - very disappointing. Would like to have had a coffee pot or upgraded room service. NO BREAKFAST available with a suite - can get juice/coffee/pastries/bread - very pour. THERE ARE NO BENEFITS TO A GRAND SUITE WITH CARNIVAL AS WITH OTHER CRUISELINES! Wine glasses are left in the room, however if you use them you will have to ask for replacements. Plenty of closet space, plenty of lights. Adjusting temperature is sketchy - you have cool or hot. We had 2 chairs that reclined and 2 that did not recline - very little space to move around. Although they now have a no smoking policy on the balconies people still stink them up. The beds are terrible - never had a good sleep. The noise level was horrible - especially on the last night. The banging of carts against the hall walls collecting luggage kept us up until 4AM. Each night we tolerated running kids up and down the halls well after midnight - sounded like they were wearing wooden shoes. There is a small refrigerator - recommend removing all the "for sale" items and asking them to remove them from your room to prevent accidental charges. The room was far from impressive - plain, tacky decoration with a 1970s yellow/gold couch. Awoke the first morning and the last morning with multiple bug bites - reported it but was "assured" that the bed was free of bugs. Didn't have bug bites when I went to bed but awoke to have dozens of them on my arms and legs still elevated and red - you make your own conclusions. Don't upgrade with Carnival - keep your balcony or less room and save the money. TV/RADIO - no radio and very limited TV - there will be no football games viewed unless you go to the sports bar. A hair dryer is in the vanity drawer with a very short/permanent attached cord. Read entire member review >>
This was our first Grand Suite on a carnival vessel and will be our last. After buying in to an upgrade to really enjoy our family of 4 cruise, we were all greatly disappointed. The mattress on the pull out sofa was so bad, my 2 sons were having backaches. The curtains next to my bed were full of odd stains that had a sour smell. They eventually came a removed curtains for a day to be cleaned. the large balcony, which was supposed to be one of the highlights, was not enjoyed as much. Wave after wave of smoke drifted by as butts from above fell onto the balcony. we called security, and the saw them smoking from our balcony, but told us they could not enforce the rule unless they caught them smoking. Really? I thought you just did that!But the worst thing about cabin 7315, was the gurgling bidet, toilet and sink, that made noises 24/7 and emitted foul odors. we contacted guest relations, who sent the plumber, who told us this was normal.So, all in all, i rate this cruise at a 1 at best. I would not recommend this one. Read entire member review >>
The room was very spacious, the bathroom was huge, including a whirlpool tub which the kids used a few times, and a double sink vanity. There was a lot of room to store all of our clothes and our cabin steward kept the room very clean for our entire stay. The location mid-deck on the 7th floor worked out really well for us as it was just a few flights of stairs up or down to everywhere we wanted to go. The oversized balcony was also a real ++ for this room! Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7307 Grand Suite. AWESOME room. Spacious, clean, quiet and outstanding Steward. Dressing area, double sinks and a whirlpool tub. Only complaint is, for a suite, the balcony was a tad narrow, but still long. Read entire member review >>
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