Two bedrooms with twin beds that convert to queen-size beds, two bathrooms (one with shower, one with bathtub), living area with double sofa bed and Pullman bed, and a private balcony. (532 sq. ft., balcony 53 sq. ft.)
I regret booking this cabin.
Before I booked it, I read about the review from MyJCrew. "How bad could it be" I thought. Besides there was only one Suite cabin left so I had no choice but to book it.
On the first day when we first entered the cabin we wowed because the suite was HUGE, comfortable and beautiful. The review MyJCrew wrote on 2014 is still true, there was a sour odor in the bathroom but we thought it was okay.
HOWEVER! On the third night, there was a sudden tilt of the ship and when we returned to our cabin, ugh! The main bathroom was totally flooded with dirty, black, sour smell water and so is the main bedroom. I reported to our stateroom service and the attendant guy reacted immediately. He shampooed the carpet of the bedroom and made us a sofa bed in the living room so that my mom could sleep there to avoid the smell. None of the other staterooms had this problem. The supervisor came, apologized and offered us a 40% discount on our next cruise. But I refused because "next cruise" means we have to sail with Royal Caribbean again and I think it is fair to solve the problem on the current cruise. At last the supervisor agreed to give us a partial refund.
Agreed with MyJCrew, great staff, great service, but if you have a choice (which I haven't), do not book 8052! Read entire member review >>
Do. Not. Book. This. Suite. There was a strong, sour/cigarette -like odor in the second bedroom where our kids slept. They complained every night about the smell. Also, the drain in the main bathroom floor backed up one night and flooded the floor with dirty, sour smelling water. To the staffs credit, each time we reported the issues, their response was very quick. Even the floor supervisor came to our suite to talk with us about what they were doing and to follow up. By the time we had the flood in the bathroom we were so familiar with the supervisor (who was extremely apologetic and professional) that he offered us a significant discount off our current cruise cost to be used to a future trip with Royal Caribbean. We had been prepared to have to complain and hunt down someone to address our concerns and frustrations but they were ahead of us! The odor was never fixed but the bathroom issue was addressed and did not recur. The customer service we experienced on these issues was amazing and that significantly helped us enjoy the rest of our time on the boat. Still.... If you have a choice, stay away from 8052! Read entire member review >>
8552 is one of the mid-ship Royal Family Suites, which I gather may be smaller and differently configured than the ones at the aft of the ship. Just inside the cabin door are a small bedroom (just big enough for the bed) and a small bathroom with a stall shower. Past these is a pleasant living room with a sofa and two club chairs, and a coffee table, but not the dining table seen in the floor plans for some other RFS staterooms (there wouldn't be room for one). Separated from the living room by a sliding glass door (and curtain), is a nice master bedroom with balcony, and its own bathroom with tub. The beds are very comfortable and there is plenty of storage.
The balcony is just big enough for four chairs and a small table.
The only outlets seem to be on the vanities (one of which is in the tight hallway from the corridor into the suite, and one of which is in the master). There are no outlets at the bedside, nor in the entertainment unit in the sitting room, so it's necessary to move the coffee maker to the vanity to plug it in! (There is a two-prong European outlet in the sitting room, and the tea kettle has that type of plug, but the coffee maker doesn't).
The location is convenient, just a short walk to the forward elevators/stairs that take you one flight up to the Windjammer. Music from the pool deck can definitely be heard in the cabin, but there is not much problem with late night or early morning noise.
This suite theoretically can sleep up to 8, if I recall correctly, but I think it was just right for four. Read entire member review >>