It was a little cramped with 2 adults and 2 kids but being able to escape to the balcony was a blessing. The staff kept the small beds out of the way during the day and made up for the night. That went a long way towards making it more enjoyable. Read entire member review >>
Fairly new refurb. Bed was not the firmest and I, a back sleeper, found myself sleeping on my side. Bathroom always had a faint smell of urine. Vents are in all cabin doors which greatly increases hearing hallway noise. No problem between walls or above us. We had loud neighbors on both balconies, so sitting out wasn't always pleasant. Good news: smoking is banned on balconies. Also, some nights, depending on the wind directions. the panels between balconies would rattle. But the biggest complaint is the cabin is above the main theatre. We could occasionally hear sound during the day from bingo calling etc. but were rarely in the room during the day anyway. We dined late and always saw the last show of the day so show noise was never a problem EXCEPT the last night when we went to sleep at 1030P. It was "name that tune" because you could easily recognize every song they were playing in the theatre below. Sleeping on your side was impossible because, with your ear to the pillow, you could actually make out lyrics! I ended up on my back where the sound was less booming (but not by much). I finally fell asleep after 11 and it was still going strong. The next AM at breakfast a tablemate said she left the theatre at 1215AM and the party was in full swing! Mind you, folks were getting off the ship as early as 7AM. Why do that to the passengers the night before disembarkation? Read entire member review >>
Our Stateroom was a balcony room and we enjoyed it the first night we were on board but it slowly just went downhill from there. Our bathroom sink leaked the entire time we were there. We called about it twice and were pretty much told it could not be fixed. So we dealt with a puddle of water on our floor majority of the cruise. We also so several ants in our cabin and the trim of the vanity/desk area was completely torn off in several areas. One night our cabin was neglected in the nightly cleaning. I talked to guest services and they just brought us towels and didn't even offer to change the sheets or make the bed. It was very aggravating considering Carnival used to come through the rooms twice a day but now they only give you the option either in the morning or evening and they completely skipped us one night. I have attached a photo of what appears to be mouse poop that we found on our couch after we moved the "throw" that was on the couch. Overall the room was TERRIBLE. Read entire member review >>
We were pleasantly surprised to discover that our cabin had been upgraded with a new TV, thermostat, and bathroom cosmetics. We had plenty of room, and loved the location. We felt just enough movement to remind us that we were out in the ocean, but too much rocking. Read entire member review >>
DO NOT PICK THIS CABIN! We chose it because we wanted adjoining balcony rooms and it was what was left when we booked. It is loud, right next to the stairs and elevator, and directly below the serenity deck. The cruise was great, but I've always slept well on ships in the past, and this was the worst sleep I've gotten. Read entire member review >>
Since this was my first trip, I felt I needed to be able to see out. We had a nice cabin, and I was very pleased with it. Showers were great, the person that kept our room was wonderful, and the beds were comfortable. Read entire member review >>
We were in 6246 and 6234. Two balcony rooms on the port side forward.
This was my first Balcony experience. It was not an updated room. It still had the pink bathroom and CRT TV. The balcony made for a different cruising experience. Whereas in my prior cruises I felt like the room was just a place to sleep, having the balcony made the room a retreat. I spent a good deal of time hanging out on the room's balcony, whereas on past cruises I probably would have been out and about.
The room had the dated interior and showed its wear. The faux leather on the couch was worn through in a few spots, the edge of the desk showed signs of being battered by suitcases over the years. The old standard definition CRT TV was very dim and fuzzy.
We actually had two rooms booked together, one for my wife and I, and one for our two sons, age 19 and 15. When booking the room class stated the rooms had two twin beds that could be pushed together to make a king. We requested one room be configured as a King, the other with two twins. When we got there both rooms were configured the same, the couch was converted to a twin bed and there was a "king" between the couch and the balcony window. There was a gap of only a few inches between the window and the bed on one side, and the bed abutted the couch on the other. I did not see how the beds could be separated without some serious rearranging of the furniture.
I actually found the bed to be quite comfortable and a big improvement over the ones on the Fantasy. The bed and the balcony were the best parts of the room. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was fine, however the balcony was not even close to private and the noise from cleaning at night was unbearable. Had we not taken a cabin right below a public deck, this would have been much, MUCH better. I'm not sure why this cabin is classified as 8F, which is supposed to give you confidence that this is one of the best balcony cabins. I would consider this to be the absolute worse balcony cabin you can get. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony on the Spa deck, 1111, this is the top balcony deck so there is no overhang above you which I thought was so good. Brought a collapsible cooler with trash bags and Fuad kept it stocked with ice for the whole cruise. As a plus for us, we just walk up one deck to the Serenity deck, an adult only area (although people cant read signs and bring their children) It has lounge chairs, big lounge mattresses and huge oversized covered chairs for two.
The cabin was clean but as all over reviews the decor is old, especially the bathroom, the toilet was not dirty just very worn, the paint on the balcony looked like it was done by a kid and there were rust spots. The TV is old as well as the interactive system for your sail and sign card. The bed was nice, i didn't feel it coming apart since they just push the two twin bed together. We weren't in the room that much so the old decor and TV did not bother us plus Fuad was so great it makes up for the older room. Read entire member review >>
Kunkun was our steward and he did an amazing job. Not only was everything always extremely clean when we got back from the beach or dinner, there was always a towel animal waiting for us on the bed. He was very friendly and everything was in place. I miss our balcony room already and we got off the ship 2 days ago! Read entire member review >>
Our balcony cabin was wonderful. Great location on Deck 10. Clean and comfy. It was kinda tight in there with 5 of us, but not horrible. Our cabin steward Hery was amazing! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was spacious enough for two people. We had a balcony on deck 10. The bathroom was really outdated and there was dirt/mildew between the tile in the shower. The balcony was small and it looks like it's rusting a lot. Read entire member review >>
Spacious cabin with great storage, great view balcony, easy access to the front public balcony for sail-aways. Near some kind of crew work space with lots of clanging noises in the evening. Read entire member review >>
Our room was noisy in the wee hours of the morning due to deck location. The balcony did not have a roof as we were on spa deck. The rooms have no Fridges. We did not have night stands as the couch was too long but the bathroom seemed larger that most cruise ship bathrooms, but not much. I did love the location though as we could walk right out to watch a movie, join main pool parties and games, use the water slide and if we walked up one small set of stairs, we were at the adult only retreat. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was normal with good space for storage. TV selection very limited. Good location - left front of ship on deck 10 - very convenient to Lido pool areas. We enjoyed our room. Very comfortable bed. AC adjustment is on the ceiling in the middle of the room. Read entire member review >>
DAY 1: The day of our cruise we arrived at the ship at 11:30am and was on at 12:30pm. We couldn't go to our cabin till 2:30pm, so we drank, drank some more, had lunch and drank some more. We were on Spa Deck forward cabin 1115. What a great cabin. It was 5 steps from the door to the deck. It was very quiet and private on this deck as there were only 7 cabins on each side. The balcony was small, but what a view from up this high. Also worth noting is that all the cabins on the spa deck have a sliding glass door leading out to the balcony where all the other balcony cabins on the other ships decks had the regular swinging open/close doors. Other than hearing the music out on your balcony it's very quiet inside. Another plus was the adult Serenity Bar area was right above us and you couldn't hear the people up there from our cabin. Read entire member review >>
#1111 - the absolute best one can possibly imagine - three steps to the top of the middeck open area, absolute quiet and serenity, decent service given so few rooms ( i went 3 hr early after I got my key to dump my bag and go off to walk around San Juan and had no problem - room was ready, key worked and no one bothered about me.
room only has shower and I kinda like the HAL bathtus esp in frosty Alaska but no big deal
bed not great, balcony good for testing the air and drying wet suits and shoes.
Btw, on this port a day cruise, I never was able to spend a day in normal clothes ; I was always on some watery excursion where we had to wear our bathing suits and sit in wet suits for a long ride home so the shower "clothes line" was most welcome Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9262 was near the middle of the ship, not far from the Lido restaurant, so was easy to grab breakfast and sit on the balcony to eat it and enjoy the scenery. Had amazing views from the port side balcony. Read entire member review >>
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