We loved our cabin. The small bath tub is a nice change from a shower stall. Enjoyed the larger screen TV and the reclining chairs with foot rest on the veranda. Cabin is just one floor down from Lido dining so it is also close to the Lido pool. The downfall of the cabin is that it is below the rear deck so during peak times there was the muffled sound of moving deck chairs or tables. Just a few cabins down from rear elevator. Read entire member review >>
Terribly disappointed with this room. We paid a premium price for a veranda / balcony room.
We always select mid ship , 8th floor. We were encouraged by our vacation planner to sign up for a guanteed room for an " almost certain " upgrade especially since we were HAL repeat cruisers. What a terrible disappointment. This cabin is forward, NOISY, with a metal barrier with NO view unless you stand at the steel barrier and look over it. We heard dishes clanging late at night. The room was the exact opposite end from the main dining room so the walking was too much. And, If all that isn't enough, It's over the theater so don't plan to sleep soundly. We feel so let down by Holland America by assigning us this awful cabin. FYI, we booked early so it wasn't as if the good cabins were taken.)
When we arrived home we booked our 2017 cruise with another company. Read entire member review >>
Very nice. The room is close to the elevators and I was concerned we would hear the ding-ding of the elevator, but we never heard it. We had two beds, instead of one and after a day figured out where all the hidden drawers were. We loved being able to sit on the deck, have our breakfast, or a cup of tea, listening to the waves lap against the ship and watching the Caribbean sunsets. Read entire member review >>
clean most of the time but starts to smell like mildew after a couple days. Comes from the bathrooms. The stewarts kept the room well made and they were awesome people to cruise with. During rough seas there was a constant banging on the 10th floor like a pipe against a wall but no one could find it. It was loud and hard to sleep through it. Read entire member review >>
The room had three closets and various hidden niches for storage. Suitcases fir under the bed too. Cabin had a bathtub and couch, table, and desk. There was a fridge and glasswork. There was also extra comforters under the bed. Flat screen television loaded with movies, TV shows, live news, and music. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7018 was forward on Deck 7 with a verandah. Plenty of room for storage & clothes.
Shower over the bath was nice & roomy. Cabin Steward Dan & Cham were fantastic !!
Quiet, with no noise from above or below. Read entire member review >>
CABIN - AVERAGE 3 STARS - Highlights:
1. Stewards clean it 2x/day which some other cruise lines do not.
2. BALCONY upgraded stateroom - the balcony is deep enough for a chair & foot rest.
Typical size and configuration overall - Bed plus Sofa-bed. Good hair-dryer!! Storage is mainly in the closet, sufficient for 2 people, cramped for 3. Modern flat screen TV - but not interactive (couldn't order excursions, etc.) Bathroom had a small tub - handy for rinsing clothes. Good storage space. Read entire member review >>
With 3 of us in the room it was a little small but we managed. Our daughters bed was right in front of the balcony. I had to squeeze by it in the morning to get outside. The bathroom was a nice size. Read entire member review >>
When I booked this suite I assumed that we could have access to a bow facing deck that was 1 cabin away from us. This turned out to not be the case because that adjacent cabins are officers quarters and the access was not permitted to the bow facing deck. The room is smaller than on other Holland america line ships especially the class that the Zaandam belongs to.The lighting was harsh and not controllable to our preference. The convertible couch was uncomfortable to sit in and there was no separate chair as there was in the Zaandam. The room was spotless and finishes were fairly fresh. The room was quiet with the exception of when the bow thrusters were used. The bridge was directly above us and projected over our suite. A search light protruded into our field of vision. There was no noise from the bridge. Read entire member review >>
We were in Cabin 5110. This cabin is right between lifeboats 12 and 14 and so we were able to see the water straight down from our balcony. If you were on either side you would not be able to see the water straight down because either of those lifeboats would block your view and you would only see the water beyond the boats. Another time we will choose a higher deck even if it costs more. Read entire member review >>
The cabin and balcony were good. The bathroom was a good size with the bathtub/shower combination. No drawers for clothes but the closets had ample shelves for clothes. We were mid-ship across from a crew service area and at times were able to hear some noise around 11 PM at night. Read entire member review >>
Very quiet location except for being across from the cabin stewards' utility room. From time to time we could hear them in the early morning hours. Counter top area is a bit small and because we had a frig there was no room for shelving in this unit.
Many shelves in the closets with nice in-room safe. We enjoyed the size of the bathroom that had tub and shower.
Cabin was immaculate and the a/c thermostat worked like a charm. If we turned it up or down a degree, it actually worked. There was nice air flow all the time. Cabin seemed to be very stable as well in this location.
Balcony was nice but narrow so there was no room for a lounger. I would have liked a lounger but this really was of no consequence since we were crossing the ocean, the weather was usually on the cool side. Read entire member review >>
This was a great cabin - close to elevators, but very quiet. Good midship location minimized the boat rocking. Layout of room is great, table raises/lowers and can be moved out of the way as needed. Desk was handy for our laptop, and the wireless was adequate - not fast, but you're at sea, so adequate for our needs.
The cabin we were in wasn't large - average sized in comparison to what we've had in the past. We loved the balcony, and the fact that it is about 18 inches narrower than the balconies above shouldn't deter anyone from booking this room - if you don't, we will!! :-)
Bathrooms and all anemities were great. Best bathroom layout we've seen, and it had a full-sized tub/shower. Hair dryer and shampoo/soap is provided. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a VE Veranda on Deck 5 of the Eurodam, ports side and mid-ship. It was perfect in having everything we needed and nothing we didn't. The balcony was just big enough for us to sit, stretch out, enjoy snacks and take in the views. Inside we had plenty of closets space with adjustable shelving and plenty of hangers. There was no noise other than the a/c. We loved our room enough to book it for our future cruise. Read entire member review >>
Deck 5, port side, Veranda. Our cabin was just right, nothing extra we didn't need and all space maximized to be comfortable. We really appreciated having plenty of hangers and closet space with adjustable shelves. Having wall mounted pumps in the shower for shampoo, conditioner and body soap were awesome, no awkward rolling around sample sized bottles, no spills, no running out. Lotion though, Eurodam, we needed some Elemis Aromapure lotion mounted in a squeeze pump beside the sink. Read entire member review >>
No way to hang long garments in the closet and the location is odd. Obstructs the bath door and the lighting is poor, so we could never really see what we pulled out. Our balcony kept flooding and we were unable to use it until we complained and 2 room stewards cleaned and somehow got rid of the water. We liked the location near the elevators and it was not noisy. There is no laundry facilities (which we were used to on Oceania and Princess) but the one charge for all you can stuff in a bag worked great and the clothes were returned in under 24 hours nicely done. Read entire member review >>
excellent cabin. there were 3 of us. cabin compact but it worked for us.
bathroom compact but very functional.
the only thing lacking in the smaller cabins such as ours was space! and there's plenty of that on the rest of the ship! also it helped that we had a balcony, there was lots of space out there, not usable but looked spacious!!
good position midship. very quiet, often thought we were the only ones on the ship! Read entire member review >>
Average cabin with a good location mid ship between the elevators and stairwells. Easy to get to both the main stage and restaurants. No drawers to put your cloths in. Veranda appeared smaller than most. Good size bathroom with a bath tub. Read entire member review >>
Loved the location. Midship, only a 5 rooms from the midship elevator so easy to get around. Very quiet, never heard any noises. 3 good size closets. Small balcony, but big enough for 2. Read entire member review >>
Desk/vanity table size too small almost even for a lap top. We otherwise enjoyed the cabin and its comfort. The veranda didn't get as much use as we thought it would (a bit shallower than expected) but was appreciated at times and worth the extra cost. I was impressed by the acoustic insulation. Hardly ever heard anyone else. Everything was small, but you're on a ship! Unless you can afford a penthouse, that's what you get. Read entire member review >>
PERFECT location - almost the center of the ship.
Plenty of closets, four small drawers in the night stands, small safe in the closet, large bathroom tub/shower combo, view good if you look OUT at the water but life boats are right under the balcony so if you look DOWN it is an obstructed view. Read entire member review >>
The Cabins-Verandah Superior Ocean
The cabins are inadequate if you need to split the beds into twins because it becomes extremely tight to maneuver around. The curtains in the room are so thin they are almost sheer therefore the sunlight comes through very early in the morning.
Verandah rooms on the 5th deck views are obstructed, although HAL does not consider these obstructed view, they are, the lifeboats are on Deck 4 below and the lifeboats block a portion of the view when you looking out the sliding glass doors.. When you sit out on the verandah the lifeboats block about 2/3 of the view through the glass railing. .
They do not have enough Handicap rooms on this ship for a cruise line that caters to an older population. When we spoke with the Front desk they told us every cruise there are more requests for Handicap rooms from people with disabilities then they have rooms for on each cruise. While it is a nice touch they have tubs, in most of the cabins, they are not useful to an older person or one with a disability who really needs a shower. Read entire member review >>
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