Very Roomy Cabin - the extra money is well worth the extra room. We research this room extensively prior to boarding and were surprised that some of the advertised perks were not as they seemed. Firstly pillow menu is no longer available. The coffee you can get in your room from your butler is from their kitchen if you want to get coffee from Cafe Al Bacio is will actually cost you $US5. In-suite dinning means that you dine in a suite restaurant on level 3 NOT in your suite. The In room breakfast menu seems very similar to the Concierge class didn't see any difference. The bathroom had some mould which should have been cleaned. The bed and pillows need to be replaced and the fridge had rust on it.
When booking a sky suite you must be aware that you do get noise from the Buffet above. We were lucky that we only had chair noise as only tables and chairs were above our room so late at night is was quite, but you do have early breakfast noise from the trolleys going across the tile floors. However we did hear from guests further on that the kitchen work all night and the noise continues into the night. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom was spacious and had excellent storage. Our 4 large suitcases fit under the bed and we had plenty of drawers to store our clothing. The bathroom is lovely and had plenty of storage as well. It was like a magic fairy came in and serviced our rooms even when were gone for a short time. She emptied our mini bar so that we could use our refrigerator for our own person drinks. The balcony was a spacious and since we traveled with 2 other families we were able to take down the partition to make a large balcony where we would sit outside and watch the incredible scenery go by. Read entire member review >>
Sky Suite 2148 is an aft balcony. Opening the balcony door to our kids in 2150 gave an exceptional panaramic view. The balcony chairs and ottomons are comfortable for hours of viewing the sea, the wildlife and the Alaskan coastline. This room was our first aft balcony and I do not think we shall do so again. The superior views were offset by the noise of the engines and constant noise from the Oceanview Bar above us. Even with the cool Alaskan weather, the chairs and tables were drug to and fro from early morning to late at night. Surely there is a rubberization technique or other insulation possible for such a grand ship.
The suite is spacious. The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of storage space. We were glad to have the Bulgari amenities back as well as the evening pillow-top chocolate. There is one plug on the desk, so bring an extension cord for bedside charging.
Our Butler. Dharma, was exceptional. Read entire member review >>
Avoid the Sky Suites on deck 12! The noise from the Ocean View Café above is really bad. Occasionally I smelled cigarette smoke from the smoking section above, but that was inconsequential to the terrible noise. Sounded like a heard of buffalo running overhead. Hard to get a good night's sleep. Also, the little couch is a pull-out bed. So it was very uncomfortable to sit on for any length of time. The balcony is totally covered by the deck above, so the sun never hits the space. Better off on deck 11 or lower. Read entire member review >>
A very spacious and well set out suite with plenty of wardrobe space and one of the best bathroom/toilet ensuite's we have experienced.
A very comfortable King size bed and a large flat screen television (no Australian Channels).
Spoilt by the OBSTRUCTED view from the balcony and the filthy dirty sheer curtains. Read entire member review >>
We decided to treat ourselves to upgrade from a standard balcony to a guaranteed suite about 6-8 weeks prior to sailing. Initially we were given 2125 (along the side of deck 12) , but this was changed to 2155 (looking to the very rear if the ship ) less than a week prior to sailing.
The cabin was well appointed, and everything we expected for the lowest grade suite. The cabin service by our 2 cabin stewards and butler were faultless. Plenty of storage space. Lots of nice little touches. You just need to be aware that the shower is over the bath - possibly not so appealing for some elderly passengers, or those with mobility difficulties.
The position of the cabin was initially appealing to us. A great view to the rear of the ship - great as we were leaving ports. Also, to be able to sit if the deck at any time without the wind blowing around us.
However, directly above this "Suite" level is the outside bar area if the buffet (Oceanview bar). The constant scraping of wooden chairs of the wooden deck as people dragged chairs from one table to another was initially tolerable. However, it became quite annoying after a few days. If we had paid less for a standard balcony, it would not have annoyed us anywhere near as much. However, when paying good money for a suite, you don't expect to have to tolerate this noise from 7am into the late evening. What made it less palatable, was that cleaning was obviously done between 3-4am, and a few times I awoke at this time to hear chairs being dragged across the deck by staff. Read entire member review >>
1665 - Sky suite. Gorgeous aft cabin. Great balcony. No noise. Clean, spacious and full bathroom was great. So much storage we didn't need it. Limited outlets!! Bring a multi-charger. Read entire member review >>
2132 accessible sky suite deck 12.
Very spacious stateroom good storage and a full-size bathroom.
There is an overhang over the balcony which means you can use the balcony in all weathers but it will hinder your view if cruising in fjords. Eg, Milford sound New Zealand as you cannot look up only out and down.
The Oceanview Cafe buffet restaurant is directly above some noise from trolleys. We didn't find it unacceptable but some guests may not like it if the are light sleepers or sensitive to noise. Read entire member review >>
Only slight issue with 2125 would be one cannot look up very easily as the balcony has large overhang BUT otherwise it was excellent, lots of space, good showers, and bath, wonderfully comfortable bed. Read entire member review >>
We were in a Sky Suite on Deck 12 at mid ship. Our stateroom was very spacious, the storage space was superb, amenities good and extra hangers appreciated. Balcony had overhead from extended Oceanview Cafe above which kept the sun mostly off the balcony but "oh, well." Butler, Teguh, and the cabin stewards, Moses (who made the delightful towel animals at night) and Aren were terrific- always with a smile and willingness to please. Excellent! Dump the new hair dryer! One has to hold down the power button to work it- what a pain! Very nice bath. Read entire member review >>
The room was more spacious than we initially anticipated. We did not, however, like that it is as far aft on the ship as you can possibly get. It is a good hike to the nearest elevator, and if you're trying to get to places in the forward of the ship, it is a long walk indeed. It has a good balcony, but window washing equipment is stored on the other side of the railing on one side of the balcony. If you use the sofa sleeper, once it is opened up there is only about 4" clearance between the end of the sleeper bed and the bathroom wall, which is very inconvenient for people to try to get around at night in the dark. We moved the sofa about 6" closer to the middle bed and this greatly helped, but this is not the standard room set up. Read entire member review >>
Sky Suite #1665 was even more fabulous in person than in the photos we had seen online. We loved all the room! It was so nice not to be cramped up and have a spacious sitting area away from the bed. The storage was far more than we could possibly use. 8 large drawers, & 2 wardrobes. The bathroom was nicely laid out and also had so much storage, I did not even need my hanging toiletry kit (no where to hang it anyway).
Having the beautiful wake view off the large balcony was wonderful! It was mesmerizing to watch. Read entire member review >>
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