Due to cancellation of our planned cruise in May, we elected to do the October cruise. This left us with only a few choice for the starboard side with a patio. This was a handicapped room. Shower only which was fine. The room was identified as being bigger. Only had 2 chairs when previously had a sofa and an end table. What was the biggest negative was the closet space seemed much smaller than with a non handicapped room. Read entire member review >>
We did not believe a yoga mat and a higher deck justified the additional charge. Had this not been a free "upgrade", we might not have believed we received good value for what we paid. Read entire member review >>
We really liked our cabin. Plenty of storage, a comfortable bed, roomy shower with tub, and an average sized veranda. We liked the dry dock updates in the cabin. The small TV in the corner has been replaced with a 40” HDTV on the wall at the foot of the bed making for great viewing from bed or the sofa. Programming on the TV included news, free streaming of dozens of movies, TV shows, menus, weather, ship position, etc. Unfortunately, there is no reservation system or account review functions. Moving the TV freed up some space in the vanity corner and there were four 120 volt outlets there as well as one high up in the bathroom. No need for our power strip. The only real negative was the noise from the room service station across the hall. A comment to the service desk resulted in less racket, but I would recommend against cabin 5071 if you like to retire before 10pm. Our room steward, Duwi was excellent. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was great. We appreciated the recent upgrades such as the big-screen TV. The cabin had plenty of storage in closets, shelves, and drawers, and had plenty of outlets. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable; far better than most hotels. We had our steward remove the heavy comforter and replace it with a simple blanket. The verandah was a joy and we spent time there watching scenery and reading. We loved to watch the sunrises and sunsets when we were on the correct side to see them.
The bathroom was snug but large enough for one person at a time. We loved the faucet arrangement in the shower, where we were able to set the water temperature just once and it came on exactly right each day. What a relief from fiddling with it every time! The wall dispensers for soap and shampoo were a huge improvement over lots of little bottles that fall over and are difficult to open. We brought along a night light and plugged it into the overhead outlet, which was a good choice. Otherwise the bathroom is pitch black at night.
Our cabin happened to be right across from the food service room although we couldn't tell that from the diagram when we booked it. The first couple of nights it was very noisy, with carts running in and out, stewards clanking dishes around, and such. My husband mentioned it on a comment card and the noise immediately was reduced. The door to the area remained closed and carts were managed more quietly.
Our steward, Duie, was efficient and helpful and often anticipated our needs. Read entire member review >>
Cozy but plenty of room for two. The balcony was very nice. Bed was very comfortable. TV in room had several information channels, bow cam, stern cam, several movie channels, and several news channels. We took advantage of the free DVD checkout at the Office and watched several movies on the DVD player in the room. Room service was quick, easy, and fantastic. Our cabin stewards, Nadi and Rulli were very friendly and each had a great sense of humor. The towel animals each night were a delight. Read entire member review >>
The room itself is very functional, typical of a HAL ship. But as mentioned above, don't book cabins on deck 5 - at least the ones overlooking the lifeboats. The view is fine, but the balcony is very shallow. If that doesn't bother you, you'll be fine. But it bothered us. Read entire member review >>
Like others have said before, when you get back home the first thing we did was go shopping for a new mattress to try and duplicate what this ship offers. The problem is that when you return to your stateroom if you sit down on the bed it is so comfortable that you don't want to get up again even to go eat. Read entire member review >>
My mom and I were in 8026 on the Navigation Deck. Our room was a handicapped deluxe verandah. The room was great. It was large enough for my mom's scooter even with the beds separated into two beds. The bathroom was huge and it was all one level with a walk in shower. The shower has a drop down bench that comes down from the wall, so there's no need to request a shower bench as we discovered.
Our favorite part of the room was the verandah. It was much bigger than the standard ones. This had to do with the fact that our room was one of the few that has an angled balcony. This made for a great view because you could look out to the bridge and you could see everything as you looked back to the stern of the ship. My mom has already decided that if we go on the Eurodam again, she wants the same room because that balcony was so spacious and the view was so neat. Also, the verandah does have a ramp to it so you can enjoy it even if you are in a wheelchair.
There were only a few small downsides to the room. Due to the layout of the room, there were only two closets. The other people in our party of eight had three closets in their rooms, but they were not in handicapped rooms. The room does have two drawers under the beds and two footstools that have storage in them though, so having that did help, but more area to hang items would have been nice. Also, this room doesn't have a clock in it so remember to bring a watch or have your phone on you to check the time. Finally, it would be nice if there were a couple more power outlets in the room. Other than the shaver outlet in the bathroom, in the main room there was just one outlet by the desk.
Even though we were one level below the Lido deck, the room was nice and quiet. Even when there would be parties or a band playing a level above us, we didn't hear it at all - even if we were on the verandah. Read entire member review >>
We booked a guaranteed balcony cabin and we were upgraded to a "V" cabin 8115--wonderful cabin location, quiet with excellent service by cabin stewards....We were worried it might be noisey right below the Lido deck but we never heard any noises...around the corner from the stairs and elevators----good cabin---highly recommend on the Navigation Deck. Read entire member review >>
Ample closets, private & comfortable balcony, upscale decorating, quiet and clean hallways, appreciated the secure safe in the closet area. Only issue is the small space between the bed and closet/bathroom door area. Easy to accidentally hit each other when one person was standing by the closet while the other person was exiting bathroom - hazardous. Only recommendation is to install automatic lights in each closet - would make it easier to access clothing at night and see into the interior of the safe. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8074 is located under the passage from the Lido to the Outside pool area. This is not only a hard floor surface that magnifies sounds of carts going from each area but there is also a food or sanitation staging area door that increases traffic and noise. Also, the cabin has a smaller than average veranda as it is adjacent to the glass elevator on the port side (this was not a problem with noise as might be expected and means you have neighbors (and possible smokers) on only one side. Read entire member review >>
great balcony with great furniture. We could not hear a thing outside of our cabin except one night a drunk was being rude and yelling outside our doors.
We loved our bed. The sheets were so soft. I needed a down pillow and our steward got for my.
We also needed help with a blouse I spilled wine on and our steward with the help of the laundry people out it completely out. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 5164: Ample-sized closet, adequate under-bed storage for empty luggage, wonderful verandah. Our only complaint: no bed-side electric outlet for medical devices, thus we had to use an extension cord and plug it in on the opposite wall.The bathroom is well-designed and having a tub rather than a small shower is most welcome Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8097, Category V balcony, located on Navigation Deck 8, just aft of midship on the starboard (right) side of the ship. Cabin stewards Andy and Sri.
Lots of closet space, with drawers under the foot of the bead and shelves in the night tables to each side of the bed. The bed was comfortable, although we enjoyed the Massdam's bed a little more, seemed that the bedding was softer on Massdam. Bathroom typical of HAL ships, hair dryer plug in at Vanity Mirror area near Flatscreen TV and balcony slider. Vanity/makeup mirror was magnified, lighting could have been better. TV visable anywhere in the room. Pictures on the wall had interesting "twists" of subjects. Would stay in this room again. Did aeem somewhat narrower than Massdam's balcony room. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was more than adequate in space (larger than other lines) A queen bed, nice love sea and chair, table, and a flat screened TV.3 good sized closets, some with shelves, and storage under bed was a plus. The balcony was large and had 2 chairs, an ottoman and a table. Plenty of space to move around. The bathroom is good size with a tub. Read entire member review >>