Cabin was great-perfect for a wheelchair with plenty of room. The beds-the mattress i believe should be replaced along with the bed skirts. They are starting to show their wear! The room window-so foggy on the inside could hardly see out. The shower is the same level as the floor with drains all around the area. I put towels around the drain to make sure the rest of the floor did not get wet. The shower has a curtain that could be a bit longer-but there was a shower chair that was sturdy with hand rails around the shower. The room also has a mini fridge and a hair dryer is provided. Quiet room. Read entire member review >>
I'm pretty sure 2508 is generally considered a "less desirable" cabin because it is all the way forward and has two portholes instead of a larger window. However, I booked it intentionally because I thought it would be nice and quiet (no screaming kids running past) and easy for my daughter to find her way back to (just keep going all the way down).
In that way I was right - this was a wonderful quiet room while we were in port and slightly larger than the other ocean view rooms - we had a loveseat instead of just a chair. The portholes were large enough that I didn't feel cheated out of a window and they are recessed outward a bit with something like a "bay window" - my daughter would jump up here to look out, but in general, there's a nice ledge of extra space there to store things.
Based on what I read about cruises, I was hoping for lots of towel animals and was a little disappointed when I didn't initially find any. But Natalia, our cabin steward, did end up making us a bunny and a puppy later on without us even having to ask, which was a really nice surprise.
The bathroom wasn't as tiny as I had prepared myself for, but the showering experience was as awful as others have described. By day 3, I did finally figure out how to position the adjustable shower so it didn't spray all over the room and so I didn't have to hold it, although there wasn't a good way to turn to shave my legs. The biggest problem was not the horrible shower (the hand-held kind) or the shower curtain, but the water temperature. The hottest it would go was barely above lukewarm and I really missed taking hot showers. If I had hot water, I would have given the shower experience a pass, but it was bad enough that I would need to think hard before booking the Enchantment again.
Otherwise, the beds were very comfortable. No refrigerator in the room, but I asked the cabin steward for ice just once - and she replenished it for us twice a day, every day, without us asking again. This was handy because as the water didn't get very hot, it also didn't get very cold either, and we found ourselves drinking a lot of water in the humid weather.
Speaking of humidity - the room became very humid and sticky when in port but was comfortable when we were at sea.
On a scale of 1-10, I'd give engine noise a 6-7. This was only an issue when we were arriving or leaving port. It was loud enough to wake us up (not fun when you're arriving on the last day before dawn) but it wasn't a problem otherwise - not deafeningly loud, and was sort of a nice alert that we were about to leave/arrive and we would look out the window to watch the ship sail away. For instance, on day 4, we were in Key West from 10 am to 6 pm - so we had engine noise at 9 am and at 6 pm, and it was no problem at these times of day. So you may want to consider your itinerary when deciding if the noise is an issue.
The porthole windows had condensation on them through a good portion of the cruise which meant the view wasn't crystal clear, but we would still see out okay. I would have rated the cabin a 4 if we had been able to take hot showers. To get a 5, it would have needed better temperature control (there is air conditioning but we had it turned all the way up and it was still sometimes sticky and warm), a refrigerator, a clear view, and slightly less engine noise... but the noise and no fridge were expected. Read entire member review >>
Everything (sheets, towels, bathroom, ...) very clean. The cabin steward was very nice. He remembered our names, which I thought was special! He gave us his card, told us that if we needed anything to let him know. The noise level at night was great. We were very pleased! Read entire member review >>
Two smaller port holes. Very nice condition. Can have noise, when getting tied up at port, as it is located behind mechanical area for winches (ropes being let in and out at the pier). So, when arriving and leaving. It will last for 30 minutes or so. Otherwise no issue with noise. Closet space, at first glance appeared small but worked well and with the drawers in the room it was very good. This was a 4 day cruise and we didn't pack heavy. Read entire member review >>
An adorable cabin on lower deck midship. Very quiet location. All room amenities were adequate. The bathroom shower was very small and has the clingy shower curtain but we made do. I would not hesitate to book this room in the future. Read entire member review >>
Cozy cabin, on the smaller size, but enough room for 2 people. Shower has a curtain though, not a door. This was a minor disappointment. Close to elevators but not that close that you hear a lot of noise (about 8 cabins down from elevators). Read entire member review >>
Staterooms were great, plenty of room and lots and lots of storage. The towel animals were fun and entertaining. Our cabin attendant ,Tanya from Bulgaria, was very friendly and accommodating as well. Our room was immaculate every day with clean towels even though we did not ask for clean towels. The shower was a bit small but how much time do you spend in the shower anyway! Read entire member review >>
We stayed on third floor in the aft. The room size is alright. It had a pull out sofa and small tv (had satellite channels). The room is pretty nice. The beds were alright, the pillows were comfortable. We had ocean view and the windows were a nice size. The bathroom is small. The shower was so tight. The toilet water stinks 24 hours. The hallway was not too noisy. A lot of carts were in the hallway though. The closet was a good size, it had plenty of hangers. Read entire member review >>
Small cabin, but lots of storage. We could not fill the closet or drawers with our stuff. The window was adequate for watching waves.
Quiet - couldn't hear the fog horn down here. Clearly heard on deck 8! Read entire member review >>
Standard cabin close to mid-ship. Ample storage space though my suitcase would not slide under the bed. The shower is rather small and the hand-held shower was a pain to aim. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was very small for a described "large ocean view". Have booked a balcony D1 for our next cruise. Tv set was a joke. Storage was adequate. Room location was very quiet, and took the stairs most of the time to get to upper decks. Read entire member review >>
2544 Oceanview: quiet, close to elevator, stairs to Windjammer and theater, longer walk to other end of ship for dinner, Solarium
Lots of storage, including shelves behind mirrors, and strategic mirrors give the illusion of more space. We liked the lower deck, as we used the stairs for exercise, and it was very quiet. Read entire member review >>
Room was very clean with enough room (154 sq. ft.). Very quiet. Ocean view. Having natural sunlight coming in was very pleasant. One thing was missing in the room: the coffee table; it gave us more room to move around. There was more than enough room to store our things. Read entire member review >>
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