The cabin was very comfortable in size. My wife especially enjoyed having a slightly larger shower than we expected. The room service was outstanding, with clean towels seemingly showing up every time we left the room. A gift of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries didn't hurt the enjoyment of the cabin. The room was quiet (with the exception of the anchors being dropped/retrieved). Read entire member review >>
I was very happy with this cabin. Since it is a small ship, the cabin was small but since you spend almost no time in the cabin except to sleep that is not a problem. Yes you can hear the anchor go up and down but most days that happened after I was up or before I went to bed so I did not find that a bother. Often I heard the anchor noise in the stern as well so no big deal. The cabin attendant was great and they service the cabin at least three times a day if you wish so you never have a dirty towel or mess to contend with. Read entire member review >>
Loved being on deck 4, it was the deck where the lounge and bar and meeting place for excursions took place. Not much rocking. Dinning hall was on deck 3. Room 415 is towards the bow so we never heard noise from the lounge. Very quiet room!! But the whole boat hears the anchor. After the first time it is a nonissue. Beds are small and we had them split otherwise one side is up against the wall. Room is small, cabin was always made up and very very very clean!! Nice size window but never spent much time in cabin other than sleep and clean up. Yes a balcony would of been nice but would not have used - no time so non issue. AC in cabin was fine. Room comes with robes and slippers, nice fluffy comforter on beds. Plenty of storage under beds for suitcases and two closets. We brought extra small hanger clips to dry items after a hand clothing wash. Did use laundry for cotton items and sweat pants I wore on airplane. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was small but comfortable (as were the beds), a little dated and worn in spots, but obsessively cleaned and maintained. Did not miss the lack of a verandah, as there were plenty of places to hang out on deck, with or without a crowd. Mostly, we used the room for sleeping, showering, and napping. Air conditioning was sufficient, and heard no complaints from passengers on Deck 3 where air conditioning had previous been a problem before the recent drydock. Could occasionally get a little WiFi from the room, but the WiFi from everywhere was spotty and slow. If the money isn't an issue, by all means, upgrade to a suite. But we were happy with what we had. Read entire member review >>
Nice standard size cruise room. Big window but it was dirty with an ugly streak on the outside making it not pleasant to look through. Not a big deal imo as it was nicer to hang in the lounges and the deck then in the room anyway Read entire member review >>
Our cabin, 403, was very convenient to the lounge and just one flight up from the dining room. The cabin feels larger than 160 sf, but it's hard to keep it neat with all the expedition gear you need for wet landings, swimming, etc. One of the twin beds is fixed to the wall, so when you have them together as a double somebody [that would be DW] has to crawl over the covers to get in and then doesn’t have a night table or reading light – but otherwise the bed was fine. There’s also a small desk which houses the flat-screen TV, and underneath the small fridge and hairdryer. Behind the TV there are two plugs, one US (for the TV) and one EU. Our cabin came equipped with a 3-plug expander in the US outlet, so we still had 2 spares – plus I had brought an EU-to-US adapter and a 3-plug/2-USB expander [http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0016IXEWG/ref=psdc_761520_t1_B0015DYMVO], so we had more than enough slots to plug in the computer, camera battery charger wall-wart, and my shaver charger wall-wart. There are three small drawers in the night table, and two closets with both hangers and shelves (and the safe). The bathroom has a nice shower (with glass door that mostly didn’t leak) and lots of space on the counter and the shelf underneath. The shower has 3 dispensers (soap, shampoo and separate conditioner. Water pressure is very good. There is a clothesline built in to the shower – but with no balcony, stuff doesn't dry quickly [meaning, bring 3 bathing suits]
Air conditioning worked great in our cabin and throughout the ship. I had heard rumors that the AC isn’t so good on decks 3 and 6, but we heard no complaints from residents of those neighborhoods. Our deck 4 cabin was nice and cool [even had to turn up the thermostat] I mentioned to the CD the complaints I have read on CC about deck 6, and she admitted that the separate AC system added for that new deck had some teething problems that were corrected after the first season. She also noted that the ship's AC system uses sea water and that makes it work perversely in the Galapagos climate where the water is warm when the air temp is cool and vice versa – the result is that the AC works too well in cool weather and not well enough in warm weather [I forget the engineering principle behind this, but it made sense at the time – of course that was the evening of the Wine Tasting, which may have had something to do with my comprehension ;)]. The dining room does get warmer as you go back, but we never had to sit further back than the first table past the arch and we did fine.
I had heard that you have to go to the lounge to get Wi-Fi reception, but our cabin (403) was close enough that we had a good signal. The issue was getting beyond the local network to the internet – apparently there was an unusual problem on our cruise, because part way through they reformatted the network server with a new name and new passwords and after that it was much better. Read entire member review >>
First room on deck 4, right after the Guest Relations desk. Beds don't separate in this room, rectangular window. Discovered on the last day we could actually get wifi in our room since it was so close to the Discovery Lounge. The room in convenient to everything and was surprisingly quiet; although being a small ship I think everyone can hear the anchor. Read entire member review >>
We had a regular cabin on the 3rd level. I have nothing to add to the many other reviews except to say that the cabin was comfortable, had adequate storage, and a wonderful shower for a cruise ship. We hardly spent any time in the cabin. During the little free time that we had, we stayed in the lounge or sat outside. We did experience the rocking that others have complained about, but it was not bothersome to us. Now I know what it must feel like as a baby to be rocked! Read entire member review >>
Tiny but well kept; beds were comfortable, and good closet space. Shower nice and roomy. You hear the anchor every morning and feel the ship sway all night long. you get used to it. Public rooms are nice; nothing is luxury at all. The breakfasts were fine; LUNCH IS THE BEST MEAL EVERY DAY; and dinner just all right except for lobster so whenever they have it, eat it! Read entire member review >>
Room was very nice. Not quite as large as those we've had on the "big ships", but perfectly acceptable. The bathroom and shower did seem a little smaller (and the room's ceiling was a bit lower?), but otherwise fine. One item to note: the bathroom floor is raised about 8 inches which means anyone over 6'4" is going to be bending over a bit in the shower. I'm 6' and didn't have any problems with it. Read entire member review >>
Xpedition, XP Cabin 417. Port side, forward. Adequate space. Good mattress. Adequate storage. Noise from anchor chain. Would choose a cabin more mid ship if possible. Loved deck 4, close to Discovery Lounge and Bar. No drawer space but 2 closets with good shelf space. Room under bed for additional storage. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in Cabin 414. It's on deck 4, about mid-ship, and was fine. Deck 4 is conveniently located to the Discovery Lounge, where the briefings and entertainment take place. No balcony, but I didn't think we needed a balcony. The room was quiet and in a good location on the ship. By the way, fIf you're expecting world-class entertainment, this is not the ship for you. Also, there are no elevators on board so access for the disabled may be a challenge. Read entire member review >>
The cabins were well laid-out with ample storage space and comfortable beds although unusual in that they are mummy type single beds put together but they do not make a double bed. The bed against the wall is a little more difficult to access but having them apart takes space away form the sitting area. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 401 is in a great location, nearest to center of ship. It is next to Guest Relations and very near the Discovery Lounge. It is the closest cabin to the stairway leading to Darwin's restaurant. Read entire member review >>
The rooms were slightly smaller that other cruise ships we had been on, but more than adequate with plenty of storage and a nice bathroom. The beds were fine, but we couldn't see how they would make into a comfortable double bed since the foot of the bed tapered down a few inches - plus someone would be trapped against the wall.
Didn't miss having a balcony on this trip. Read entire member review >>
This was a very nice cabin seems larger than most with wider window. Plenty of storage space. Convenient location. May have had more motion than on lower deck. Only noise from anchor. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was compact, but well designed with plenty of storage space. The bathroom was a good size. Apart from the suites there is little difference between the cabins. It is a quiet ship. Read entire member review >>
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