Due to a change in work/vacation schedule, we were looking for a good, relaxing holiday and found this cruise just 13 days prior to embarkation. I am 99% certain we booked the last room on the boat - which happened to be a handicapped access Sky Suite.
We found the cabin to be in pretty good condition, considering the age of the ship. Certainly plenty of room to move about inside, although the balcony was a bit small, particularly if we wanted to get out there in a wheelchair. Ample storage space, plenty of seating room - all items looked good and were clean, although dated. Lighting in the room was fine, although lighting in the bathroom could definitely use improvement. Air conditioning didn't seem to work very well - we had it cranked all the way down, but it was still well above 20C in there.
The bed seemed comfortable at first, but we quickly grew tired of it, and eventually even had trouble sleeping on it towards the end of the trip.
Overall, we were pleased with the room, but for future cruises, I would prefer to go with a higher level of suite class where the rooms are definitely better appointed and better maintained (we were able to compare our Sky Suite with the Penthouse). Read entire member review >>
We ended up booking a suite guarantee (after going from balcony to concierge to Aqua) and were assigned 6132, an S1 SkySuite. We found the cabin to have plenty of room, even for a mother and son (we require a bit more breathing space than a couple would). The bathroom was smallish, but functional, with ample storage for toiletries and beauty supplies. Our cabin featured a slightly larger that standard closet and we had plenty of room for all of our things. The desk/vanity had a nice mirror, and four sets of outlets (two US/two European). The chair was wobbly when we arrived but this was quickly replaced. The sofa and chair were very comfortable and looked to perhaps be new. The beds were also comfortable. The TV worked, but we didn't watch anything. We found the moving map station to be lacking compared to other cruises. The mini bar was well stocked but we wished it was at refrigeration temp (34-40F) as opposed to just cool temp. We liked the mirrored wall, which really made the cabin feel more spacious.
Our cabin also featured a gigantic balcony with forward facing views. It was appointed with a full size table, two chairs, and two lounge chairs. The only drawback is that the portion of the balcony which juts out is uncovered, and is visible from the balconies of about 20 other cabins. This cabin would be ideal for those who like in-cabin al fresco dining, but not for those who enjoy private sunbathing. Read entire member review >>
We were upgraded for our first suite. The cabin was certainly large enough and had an equally large balcony and bathroom. The bathroom had a double sink and tub with separate shower, which were nice.
We very much enjoyed the cabin it was toward the aft port side with no cover over the balcony. The only issues we had with the cabin were the odd lighting controls and the hair dryer for the cabin needed an extension cord, which stewards quickly provided. No issues with noise. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was "refurbished" when it was "Solsticized"...but it's really tired. If you're over 6'5", reconsider as the bathtub is raised. I am 6'7" and either had to squat in the shower, or sit - or use the showers in the men's locker room.
The bed was comfortable and the amenities and service provided by our Butler, Sebastian was terrific (as an aside, we had Sebastian before, when he was a Cabin Attendant - 8 years ago on Mercury). Wonderful service!
Our neighbors on either side were pretty stuffy and unfriendly - (maybe this is another reason we didn't care for Luminae?) LOL... Read entire member review >>
Balcony was good size with 90+ degree views but visible from other cabins and from buffet area above. Floor in cabin is very uneven with many undulations. Always found myself almost falling into wall mirrors when getting out of bed due to the floor contours. Air conditioning was always cutting out and had to be serviced when we first arrived. The cabin became warmer and warmer as the nights passed. Read entire member review >>
Sky Suite 9111, port side, mid-ship: roomy size cabin with large closet and lots of storage (although not enough hangers). Rather small balcony, completely sheltered from the sun, with two lounge chairs but no table at all. Small bathroom with a tub and shower, which would be a problem for anyone at or over 6-feet tall; storage was pretty good. Bath towels are generous, but the hand towels were inconsistent between new-and-soft and old-and-scratchy. Small sofa bed. One very uncomfortable lounge chair. Read entire member review >>
S1 Suite 6131. Fabulous balcony. Can see into cabin 6129 because of the shape of the balcony but no issue for us. Great location next to aft elevator/steps. One floor to MDR and Martini Bar and Cova Cafe Read entire member review >>
Suite 9117 just off the library. Just around the corner from the elevator and stairs to the Lido buffet. Large overhang prevents sitting in sunshine. Stay on deck 8 if that is what you want. Quiet though. You could hear the pool music on the large balcony, but not the room, that was cool. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom: We were worried that we wouldn't be able to get away from the crowds, so I did a lot of research on cruise critic and booked us a sky suite with a very large veranda (6132)-just to be on the safe side. We worried for naught, but more about that later. The balcony is triangular shaped, faces forward, and mostly uncovered. The small section which is about the size of most other sky suite balconies is covered. The balcony table was plenty large enough for a meal for two or three, four would be pushing it. The beds were very comfortable-firm for my brother and soft for me. Our room attendant, Luna, changed out my pillows(I don't like down) to memory foam pillows. She and our butler, John kept our room beautiful. They gladly and quickly attended to every request we had and even some we weren't aware we needed. I had this habit of locking myself out of my stateroom. After the first time, there always seemed to be someone around to help me get back in...LOL!! We had chilled champagne upon arrival and we were delivered fresh flowers, afternoon tea, cakes, savory snacks, and a fruit bowl daily. We thought it was great for the price we paid. There were nice toiletries in the bathroom. I will definitely skip bringing my own body wash and shampoo next time. Plenty of storage space in the bathroom. The only thing I really didn't like was the tub in the bathroom. It was very high to step over to take a shower. I would've preferred a walk-in shower. That being said, the tub is plenty deep enough to take a good bath if you desired. The closet was huge--lots of space and I did way overpack-I just couldn't do the cruise without six pairs of shoes. They all made sense at the time.LOL! Everything was clean and in working order. Ice was replenished twice a day. Read entire member review >>
Excellent, central location. No noise from adjacent elevator or lobby area. Occasional overhead noise from a storage area located directly over the veranda. The veranda itself is slightly small for a Sky Suite because it angles in on one side, and it did not feature a small table. However, this posed no real disadvantage.
Nice large bathroom, plenty of storage in closets and under the TV. Read entire member review >>
We were in Sky Suite 6145. It was about the size of a standard hotel room, which is large for a ship, since it serves as extra bedroom for the Penthouse, and thus has Penthouse-level appointments. The cabin features a nice, wide balcony with partitions which easily opened to balcony next door (and could have opened to Penthouse too). This worked very well for us, since fellow members of our group were staying next door in room 6143 (a Concierge Class room). The balcony has no cover, so there is no privacy to be had and in the event of rain or high wind/mist we found it unusable. Even so, when the weather was nice (especially during our dramatically-close approach to Hubbard Glacier), we found ti a huge asset for the cabin.
The room has a flat-screen TV that worked well once we realized we had to turn off the VCR. It also features a sofa that I assume folded out into a bed. There is no dresser in the room, just a closet. The closet has two sides, each 2.5 feet wide. One side had a closet rod, the other side had three shelves, although the safe takes up half of the middle shelf. The light only worked on one side of the closet.
Another great feature for this stateroom is the huge bathroom. It was done up with lovely dark-marble tile (although several of the tiles were cracked). The shower was big enough for two people and it also has a standard-size bathtub. There is a dual vanity with two medicine cabinets (we only found out the mirrors swung open on last day of cruise). There is an in-wall hair dryer and a standard consumer hair dryer stowed under the sinks.
The fit and finish of the room was nice on the surface, but there were enough dings and scratches to give the feeling of an opulent hotel gone slightly to seed. I assume this will be addressed when the Millennium goes in for its solsticization next year. Read entire member review >>
The cabin balcony had an unusual shape due to it's position on the ship which gave it extra room. The shape and position of the balcony allowed the balconies above a view of about 60% of the space outside the cabin. The storage in the cabin was very generous accommodating us with room to spare and we pack heavy. There were some uneven surfaces underneath the carpet which hindered access to one of the closet doors and gave an unusual feel to the floor coming in from the balcony. Bathroom was spacious for a cruise ship. Ample toiletries, 2 umbrellas and binoculars were provided in the cabin. Overall the cabin was wonderful and we would choose it again. Read entire member review >>
Large room, huge bathroom (handicap accessible), lots of closet and storage space. Nice desk, love seat, and chair in sitting area. Good location mid-ship, next to elevators and library, one flight of stairs from buffet dining. Great balcony. Some overhead noise in the evening as they moved the deck chairs around, but it was not too disturbing. Read entire member review >>
Wonderful bathroom, dual sinks, separate tub and corner shower with glass en closer. The room was bigger, but the closet was a bit smaller. Balcony was wider and deaper than most of the Sky Suites. Read entire member review >>