I stayed in a Junior Suite with Balcony.
And I also had a Preferred Ocean View room. Both on Deck 8 near the elevators, which we had NO noise complaints at all. We had 5 guest total. 4 slept in the Junior Suite with no issues. My children(7&2) slept together on the sofa sleeper.
The room was GREAT! Plenty of space. Quiet. BEATIFUL views. In both the Junior Suite and the Preferred Ocean View. Read entire member review >>
I was in cabin #8616. I read in a previous review about noise above them. I would have to say the same. I think I was located underneath the pool deck towel area so it seems that we were always hearing the rolling of the towel carts that was quite loud. Read entire member review >>
I would avoid this cabin, above is the Park Cafe kitchen, lots of scraping and banging noise all night. The AC works great! TV the smallest we have ever seen and very little selection.
The linens and towels were a very good quality. The service was excellent!
Lots of vibration from the engines.
VIP check in. Read entire member review >>
We had a junior suite, which is just a larger room. The decor was direct from the 90's. Nothing has changed. Hunter green carpet, oak paneling, green hotel couch, brass light fixtures. Dated.
The closet was a decent size and there were plenty of places to store things.
The shower head didn't have a proper nozzle and sprayed all over the place. We asked other cruisers and this was the same in every cabin.
Overall it wasn't worth the money to purchase the suite. We didn't get anything for our exorbitant fare other than some additional space. No perks. Never again. Read entire member review >>
It was very roomy and had a sitting area which had room for 4 to sit comfortably. We had a large balcony which was perfect for eating a room service meal. There was a support pole in our room, against the bottom left of the bed, about 6-12" from the edge of the bed. I've read several reviews about these poles in some rooms. The pole didn't bother us, but did get some comments from our travel companions who, coincidentally didn't have a pole. The pole was well padded and didn't pose a safety hazard to bare toes. This room had a tub in the bathroom and was well equipped. I'm used to there being a soap dispenser in the shower on cruise ships for guest use. There was one in this shower, but it appeared to only contain water. However, there were shower gel and shampoo/conditioner bottles provided on the counter. These were replaced by the steward as needed. Read entire member review >>
Fabulous accommodations with tub/shower, walk-in closet, and drawers galore. The huge balcony could have used some fresh paint.
A/C malfunctioned first night, but was taken care of before too long and cruise line was very nice about it. Read entire member review >>
Nice large size, nice balcony. Weird giant stain on Sofa, curtains not functioning, finish coming off. I was prepared from reading on here but still felt just a little money could have freshened this up a lot. My sister in the adjoining suite her attendant didn't even bother to make the sofa bed in to a sofa for the day so they could enjoy their balcony easily. Calling this a Junior Suite is a bit of exaggeration. Big room with Balcony at best. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was junior suite #8140 on deck 8. Having been in a junior suite on Freedom class ships, this room was smaller than that but bigger than a standard balcony. The location was,unfortunately, under the solarium/Park Cafe area. So chair scrapes and some big heavy rolling carts could be heard early in the morning and late at night. To make the noise situation worse, the weather was very rough and the balcony door squeaked the whole time. And for the last challenge to getting any sleep, the bed mattress was rock hard. Sleep came from exhaustion (and wine) more than comfort. I would definitely not choose this location again. Our room steward, Daniel, was excellent and part of the comment in the title on service saving this cruise. Read entire member review >>
Clean but bad balcony door and way to much noise from elevators, ping pong table and glass sliding door on deck 9. Balcony door banged continually day and night and the activities in the atrium disturb the room as well. Unless this room is as cheap as an inner room, don't go for it. You will regret it. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was great. Junior Suite. Good repair. Nice surfaces. Safe, Refrigerator. Flat Screen. Clean Windows. Nice Balcony Furniture (2 chairs and a table). I think that they could add some storage on the walls around the bed.
The bed is set a little low for us and the luggage required a bit of extra effort to push under. I just picked up the bed....
The Cabin Attendant was incredible and we provided an extra tip for him. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was old. The furniture looked like it had been corroded by salt water. The shower was dirty from mold and smelled like a sewer every time we ran water. The only bright side was that our steward, Clive, was excellent. He was very responsive and did his best to clean the room. Read entire member review >>
Cabins were ready right on schedule at 1 so we went down one deck to Deck 8 and found our adjoining junior suites. They were just forward of mid-ship on the starboard side - cabin numbers 8560 and 8562. They were nice and appeared clean, although smaller than junior suites on other ships we have sailed. From previous reviews and online photos we knew there was the infamous "pole" at the foot of one of the beds in 8562. Although it gave us some laughs, it didn't bother us at all. It was padded with some vinyl-type material so if we bumped into it in the middle of the night we wouldn't have a black eye. I did wipe it down with a lySol wipe just in case the honeymooners before us were doing acrobatics on it. :0
The cabins were well stocked with tons of storage, although we did not have a walk-in closet as some have reported. There was a bathtub in the bathroom, but only 1 sink. The bathroom had been renovated with new tile and an elevated vessel type sink, and more storage shelving and drawers there.
The living area had a full sofa (that is made into a full twin bed at nite by the steward without folding it out, taking up all the floor space), two arm chairs a cocktail table and 2 round ottomans that we discovered had yet more storage -perfect spot for shoes.
Moving one of the arm chairs slightly allowed the adjoining door to be opened and walk easily between the rooms..we left the door open for the entire cruise and it made the suites feel larger and plenty of room for 5 adult women.
The balcony was average size but only had 2 small straight chairs and a small bistro table. Our steward said he could not open the partition separating our balconies due to rules and we assume concerns about breaking the glass in rough seas, although we have had the divider opened and braced back with no issues on previous cruises. We had to combine our chairs and tables to have breakfast on our balcony .. a little cramped but we made it work. The one big complaint about these cabins....you will DEFINITELY hear a lot of noise from the pool deck just above...the sounds of chairs being dragged most all nite, and footsteps until the wee hours of the morning. My earphones and some sleep music did the trick, but if you're a light sleeper I would opt for Deck 7 so there is a layer between you and the noise. Read entire member review >>
Nice living space, shows its age, unusual (and smallish) bathroom with fan on all the time (no switch to turn it off?), but won't make the mistake of being on the deck just below the Solarium/Park Cafe again. Too much noise - foot steps, moving carts - from above at night. Read entire member review >>
Very spacious, and had a walk in closet, which was very handy for three people, with lots of clothes and girls with lots of shoes. There were lots of hangers to hang our formal attire, too. The cabin was very clean, and vacuumed daily (thanks Dwight) our bed was comfy, and my DD's sofa bed was spongy soft and comfortable. Highly recommend this cabin for a couple , or a family with one child. The sofa bed when opened really can only accommodate one person. An extra large balcony was appreciated as we were in a corner cabin. Read entire member review >>
The room was nice though a bit dated. The steward was attentive and kept ice in our room after a single request. The towelgami was nice. We hid them in the room for the next residents. While some of the couples in our group were in inside staterooms we got a balcony and I have to say I've spoiled myself and my wife. We won't be doing the inside room. Its just nice to have that sunrise in the morning. One of the things we enjoyed (even though I don't think you were supposed to) was we left the balcony door open a bit so we could hear the water and the wind. It was very relaxing. Read entire member review >>
Room was great - we enjoy the junior suites and when available get the ones in the back of the ship. They seem be a little more roomy although the downside is you have to walk a long way to the stairs or elevator. Also if you are on deck 7 in the back just below is the club where they do the Quest show which goes to midnight and can be quite loud if you turn in early. The ship is definitely older and a bit tired but still was very well maintained. Read entire member review >>
We were in suite 8616, The room was very nice, with two chairs couch and coffee table. We really enjoyed the balcony which had two chairs and a table. The bed was very comftable and we had great stateroom service. The bathroom was larger than any I have seen on our previous cruises. There was a sewer smell in the bathroom. It was not real strong but noticable. It seemed to come from the drain in the floor. I had brought a can of air freshner spray with us and used it every time we opened the bathroom door. There are only two outlets in the room so I used a power strip that I had brought with us. We really enjoyed this cabin. Read entire member review >>
This cabin is a handicapped accessible Junior Suite. It worked quite well for my wife who is in a wheelchair full time. Very roomy bathroom and extra large balcony (though a little tight squeeze getting out there.) Read entire member review >>
For a first time cruiser I thought this room was big enough for two people. We had a balcony and I would recommend getting one if you can. The beds are a bit small, but acceptable in comfort. The sheets on one of the beds had stains when we arrived. The sheets were changed within 30 minutes of our complaint to room service. The bathroom is doable. We had one incident where the toilet would not stop flushing. Eventually, after about 20 flushes, it fixed itself. The noise in this cabin was bad on one night. A couple cabins nearby were partying until midnight with loud music, etc. noise from above was minimal as the Solarium is up there. We could hear some carts going back and forth up there during the night hours but it wasn't too bad. We complained to staff about someone smoking in one of the nearby rooms. It was a cigar and it was every day. We were told to let them know if we identified who it was and it seemed like nothing was done from the staff to figure out who was smoking. For a non-smoking cruise I wasn't happy with this response from staff. One more note on the room, it definitely shows its age and could stand an update. Read entire member review >>
My husband decided to surprise me with an upgraded room from standard room to junior suite. I am so grateful he decided to do this, as we had a lovely, large room with a nice patio, the bathroom was also impressive in its size, with a full bath tub and shower. We stayed in room 8630, which I would very much recommend as it was incredibly quiet and you couldn't hear anything going on only a short distance away. The only negative to the room was that parts were really warn looking. The wood on all of the cabinetry was completely stripped, well past its time. The also had these really ugly tie dye flower pictures over the bed, I'm sure they could have found something remotely nicer to put in the rooms. My husband and I agreed the the shipped looked nicer at night because you couldn't see all of it's flaws. Some might say the same about us ;) Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was outstanding! Both the Junior Suite and the balcony were spacious and inviting; more than enough room for two people. As usual, we ended up using the sofa sleeper for junk storage. The bathroom was also more spacious than you expect on a cruise ship, with a shower/tub combo. My only complaint was that it was exceedingly easy to set the water in the shower/tub way too hot. Check carefully before stepping in. The bed was also comfortable. I have trouble with a stiff back when sleeping, but didn't have any issues on this cruise. Most impressive was the level of soundproofing in these staterooms. We were only a few doors down from the Centrum, and directly below the pool, both of which generate a lot of noise. But even if there was music going full volume at the pool or down on Deck 5 of the Centrum, you couldn't hear a peep inside our cabin. Very impressive.This being a short cruise, we didn’t see our cabin steward very much, nor did we need to ask him for anything. Be aware that a Junior Suite doesn’t entitle you to butler or concierge service, only priority boarding and debarkation.TIP: In Nassau, free WiFi is provided by “Festival Place”, and you can pick up the signal if you have a stateroom on the port side. It’s pretty slow and cuts in and out – but it is free. Read entire member review >>
Large stateroom with balcony. Balcony had 2 chairs and a table - with lots of room leftover for us to store our luggage outside. The sliding glass door was extremely difficult to open. Had a full tub/shower combo. Lots of storage space for clothes and lots of bathroom storage too. Room had a coffee maker and hairdryer. 2 twin beds that convert to a king, plus a sleeper sofa. Enough electrical outlets to serve our needs. Did not hear noise above or next to us ever. Read entire member review >>
The cabin is a JS in a mid-ship location..... just below the pool area. I thought it would be noisy but it was NOT noisy and turned out to be a wonderful location...also close to the stairs and elevators without noise ! Read entire member review >>
Through reviews on Cruise Critic, and after seeing online photos, I decided that cabin 7666 would be perfect. It is a junior suite in the far aft starboard corner of the ship. It is a tad smaller than the other JS's, but has a very large walk in closet with tons of hangers and drawers, and a very large wrap around balcony that has both aft and starboard views. The balcony included three chairs, two tables, and two chaise loungers, which were perfect for private sunning, and morning dining. The bathroom has a full sized tub/shower combination, a hair dryer, and an assortment of soaps, shampoos, lotions, and the like. The cabin furniture was in good shape, and included the bed, sleeper sofa, an upholstered char, coffee table, two end tables, and the desk/vanity. There is a refrigerator under the tv which was loaded with four large bottles of Evian, and six cans of assorted cola's intended to serve as the mini bar, but the fridge is large enough to put a few extra things in, and didn't include a warning not do to so. The air conditioning in the room is a little erratic. We didn't adjust it for the first couple of days, however, the temperature fluctuated quite a bit, which could have been due to opening and closing of the balcony slider, and the taking of hot showers, but it seemed like it took a long time to recover. The cabins were ready by the promised time on embarkation day, which I believe was around 1:30. Our cabin attendant Ollie was rarely ever seen, but he was very courteous and called us by name when we did see him, and we never wanted for anything. The cabin was always well cared for! Read entire member review >>
Room (8170) Closet door was broken. The in room speaker didn't work until the last announcement of the cruise. The picture over the bed rattled when we were at sea. The IPAD could be very helpful if more icons was added with the activities of the day. The ships decks and the menus of all the restaurants. The bathroom had two issues. The vent fan ran all of time there was no switch to turn it off. All around the toilet was a smell of urine. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony. Lots of noise from the pool deck. Late night parties by the pool made it hard to sleep. Location was convenient as it was right by the elevators. Pole at the end of the bed. Slight sewage smell. Read entire member review >>
We were below the pool deck, and down from one of the bars, we could hear people walking and running on the pool deck. We could hear the music from the bar on the balcony. Other than that this cabin was great! Very centrally located. Read entire member review >>
Tons of storage, large balcony with lots of furniture.coffee port, small flat screen TV,Price was high but went down before we sailed.Sofa bed.One chair.
Mattress is hard but great covers.
We like Aft views so enjoyed our stateroom.Nice view when docked in Nassau as we backed in. Read entire member review >>
Great size cabin, plenty of storage, great linens, nice size balcony. The location of cabin 8110 was great in terms of being just aft of mid-ship, near the Centrum, the Internet cafe, and convenient to the elevators. Unfortunately, the pool deck was right above and we constantly heard banging, stomping, and running. I would advise staying well away from that area (ping pong tables were right above us). Read entire member review >>
Great room, very nice size. No pole. No walk-in closet, but plenty of storage. Large balcony with 2 loungers, 4 chairs and 2 low tables. We weren't affected by any noise coming up from the Spotlight Lounge below. Full tub, refrigerator, sofa and club chair, coffee table and 2 foot stools. Robes above the closet. Some toiletries included. Shampoo/body wash dispenser in shower, filled by room steward. Coffeemaker and tea kettle supplied with coffee, sweeteners and creamer & stirrers and mugs. Drinking glasses in bathroom cabinets. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 7168 an AFT JS, our friends were in 7140 & 7138. This was the first time we booked an AFT cabin but I can tell you it will not be our last. There was plenty of storage space, a large closet, full bath and an awesome extended balcony. Our balcony had two loungers, two chairs and a table, very nice. The cabin itself is spacious although you can see that the furnishings are well worn. Read entire member review >>
Cabin #8670Room was fine but outdated. Nice flat panel TV, but stations were quite limited. Lots of shelves and drawers to store clothes, etc. A handy safe that kept our treasures secure. The cabin was on the back end of the ship and that's the ones we love! You can see both sides of the view instead of just one. Read entire member review >>
8670 is a rear facing junior suite. The cabin was great with a good sized balcony that is half covered and half not covered. The two corner junior suites (8666 and 8166) have huge balconies. I was told by one of the room stewards that the rear facing junior suites are bigger than the side facing junior suites and have a bigger balcony. There was plenty of closet space.
The junior suites have a tub/shower combination. The only real issue with the cabin was that there is a horizontal space between the tub and the wall that allows water from the shower to flow onto the floor. So when you get out of the shower to dry off, you have to leave the bathroom before you can dry your feet. Read entire member review >>
Aft JS 8172 was very nice. The aft cabins rarely get much foot traffic so they are very quiet. On occasion we did hear music, not sure where from, but most noticable on the balcony not inside. The bathroom was a great size but be careful as the tub only has a very small area with slip resistant surface. The cabin was very smaller for a JS. The deck 10 D1 balcony we had on the week before on the Explorer was larger! It also lacked the storage space we are use to but with only the 2 of us it was ok. The balcony was large enough for 2 loungers, a 15" small round table, 2 chairs and a 24" square table. Both tables were low and not a comfortable height for having a meal on your balcony. The overhang covered most of the balcony but we did get a good amount of sun. Read entire member review >>
We were in a Junior Suite #8616. Very close to the elevators and stairs.
Cabin was a good size with plenty of storage. We had a coffee pot, pot for hot water, mini fridge, flat screen TV and safe. Seattle's Best coffee was provided, along with creamer and sweeteners. Decent sized bathroom with bathtub. Only shampoo provided in the pump dispenser in the shower. There were small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion and shower gel below the sink that were replenished as needed. Balcony had 2 chairs and a small table Read entire member review >>
Stateroom (Junior Suite) was roomy. Located port side aft, it was aft of the pools and therefore we didn't hear any of the deck chairs being moved around at night. It was quiet and comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Lots of storage. About the size of a standard hotel room, with a nice balcony. Large closet, though I don't think it was much larger than the closet in the large interior my daughter stayed in. Some minor noise from the Solarium above (moving tables and chairs), but I slept through it most nights. Other than that the cabin was pretty soundproof.
The bathroom was much larger than the one in the large interior, but still small. It was easier to dress in the main cabin.
It has the infamous pole at the foot of the bed, but that in no way detracted from the room and was handy to grab onto when the ship was moving. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8084 is a Juniour Suite with Balcony. The room was very clean and comfortable. It was close to the elevators and internet room. We heard no noise from other floors. Our Steward, Michael, took very good care of us/the room. The bathroom had adequate space. Lots and lots of storage space. TV on the Enchantment kinda sucked. Lots of stations for non-english speaking cruisers. Two news stations, two ship associated stations, a movie here, a sports game there. Read entire member review >>
The bathroom was much smaller than I thought would be on a Junior Suite. It also had a strange pole just at the bottom of the bed. Weird but nothing horrible. Close to stairs and elevators, but no additional noise. We're early risers, so even though we heard chairs being moved in the morning, we were already awake. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nice there was enough room for 3 adults. the balcony was great. The bathroom was nice and it had a bathtub! I think these are the older ships have larger rooms maybe one or two feet larger. Read entire member review >>
Our Junior Suite was a few doors down the hall from the Centrum area, which made it convenient to the stairs/elevators, but far enough away from the late night music that we didn't hear it. The cabinets were showing a little wear, but other than that the furnishings were just lovely. It felt like a first-rate experience. Great view from the balcony. Ample closet and drawer space. Nice floor plan. We are both tall people (my husband is 6 ft. 5 inches), but we weren't bumping into each other. Plumbing maintenance took place from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m., which meant the facility didn't flush at those times. It wasn't a problem, just a worry because initially we didn't know what was wrong. Now we know. No worries. Read entire member review >>
This was a very convenient location. We had some noise from above during the day. I believe we were right underneath the ping-pong table, so there was some running noises overhead, but it was quiet enough at night. We didn't lose any sleep. The kids liked the pole at the foot of the bed in cabin 8614. The other cabin didn't have the support pole, but the room was large with fairly nice beds. One of the kids slept on the pull out sofa bed. While large, the sofa bed is a thin cot mattress over slats and bars. It would not have been comfortable for an adult to sleep on. The balcony contained two chairs and a table. The bathroom was large with a good sized tub and a large sink and counter with two medicine cabinets. Read entire member review >>
soot from the stacks on balcony, great view. real vibration from props, been on other ships not near as bad. great storage. nice bed but could use a couple more inches of foam padding. Read entire member review >>
We had a junior suite. It had a pipe running through the middle of the room, floor to ceiling. It had plenty of closet and storage space. Nice size flat screen tv. The sofa and chairs were comfortable. Would have liked to have a chair that opened to a chaise or a foot stool on the veranda. Read entire member review >>
Smallest JS we've seen! GREAT walk in closet and full bath with tub. Balcony was large but not as large as expected, rails and steelwork in horrible shape. Would not pay this much for these aft cabins on this ship again. Read entire member review >>
Junior Suite 8158 port side was great for 2 adults. It's relatively quiet although it's under a door and stairwell which leads to deck 10 from deck 9 and that could get a little loud with the kids running up and down, banging the door. Read entire member review >>
We were in JS 8562, mid ship. Although it had an infamous pole (people were grousing about poles in the staterooms) it didn't bother us. Plus, it was padded so if we whacked in to it, it didn't hurt.
Fantastic closet/drawer space. The bed was really comfy. Plenty of room for two people (I cannot imagine having a 4th or even a 3rd in there although there was a pull out couch unless it was a small child).
Absolutely loved the balcony. We got a lot of good use out of it. Only problem was a really loud next door neighbor who had an obnoxious, braying sort of voice who sat out on her balcony yakking on her cell phone. We couldn't hear here (too much) when we were inside with the door shut. We barely heard the couple on the other side of us.
The bathroom was a good size and had a bathtub/shower combo. We could both fit in the shower at the same time and both in the vanity area, too (although a bit close).
Only problem we had with the room was that both of our Sea Passes/room keys routinely stopped working. I think I had to have mine replace three times; DH at least twice. Also, it was very hard to get the door open before the lock re-engaged. But, not a huge deal. Read entire member review >>
Junior Suite - The twin beds pushed together to form a queen sized bed were lumpy and uncomfortable. I tossed and turned every night and had back and hip aches from it. They need new mattresses. Read entire member review >>
8172 - Juinor Suite on the aft of the boat. Spacious deck with two lounge chairs, two regular chairs and a small table. Room was adequate for 2 and closet was ok. For a longer cruise, it may have been a tight fit. The bathroom was big enough. Read entire member review >>
Our Junior Suite cabin was probably three feet wider than a standard balcony cabin. It doesn't sound like much, but it gives you a huge living space. We had a three-person sofa plus two club chairs and two foot stools plus a glass topped coffee table. The balcony had two comfy chairs with a table in between. The bathroom had a full bathtub versus a stand-up shower and was larger than what you get with the usual cabin with balcony. We have grown spoiled to cabins with balconies I'm afraid. There was a huge amount of storage with a big closet, plenty of shelves and drawers. Read entire member review >>