Small but functional. Would like to be able to get around the desk/couch and walk up the side of the bed rather than have to climb over it however. Did like the shower - the best we've had on a cruise ship. Room attendant was fine (Angelo). Surprised at the lack of mints, lotions, moisturizers, etc. Read entire member review >>
We had an internal room - aft starboard side, which we found was adequate. it was on the small size but it was enough for both of us. our stateroom attendant was a nice man who did really cool towel animals and nothing was ever difficult. Read entire member review >>
Standard features - clean, air conditioning worked well, virtual balcony was great no problems ( maybe some noises from water running in pipes from pool above, but not really a problem). Read entire member review >>
-Roomy enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. Bathroom was clean and did the job.
-2 US power points and 1 Euro power point on the desk.
-Small bar fridge that didnt really get very cool.
-Beds were comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was bigger than expected the double bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of storage even for four people, the kids beds lowered down from the ceiling, our brilliant room attendant stowed them away every morning and made them up again in the evening Read entire member review >>
Room was clean and just as we expected... small. It was quite a walk to/from the elevator, but we didn't mind. The bed was comfy and I was really impressed with how much storage space there was. We brought a lot of stuff with us and I still had empty cabinets/drawers after I unpacked. Read entire member review >>
Quiet location, could not hear noise from hallway, easy walk to elevators, sleeping in total darkness was really nice. Room seemed small at first but you get used to it since you are out and about most of the time. Read entire member review >>
9561 is an accessible inside that can accommodate up to 4 people. We have had this cabin on past cruises and still like it a lot. There were minor stains on the carpet and some minor tears in the dust ruffle. But these are nit-picky things that did not affect our cruise at all. The staff was exceptionally attentive and very helpful. Read entire member review >>
Very quiet. A little more motion felt because it is in the very back of the ship. The cabin attendant keeps his cart just outside the door to this cabin which makes it very easy to get more towels if necessary. Long walk to get to the main staircase to go up or down. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin an inside stateroom had everything we wanted and needed, my only problem was as it had no windows you couldn't see if it was night or day or how the weather was, but you could always check the TV which had all updates of weather for you to see. I would definitely opt for a balcony the next time, everything was very cleverly compacted for your convenience Read entire member review >>
We loved the shows, the Ice show, the comedians, the juggler, the singers, and Jimmy Rhodes, the CD. He was great! Lots of energy; he really seemed to enjoy his job.
There were a few things on this cruise that we really enjoyed that we didn't remember from our cruise 2 years ago-->Captain's welcome champagne reception on the R Promenade; 70s disco party on the R Prom; the Canada Day luncheon/huge cake on the Promenade again.
Should state that our kids didn't care for the children's programs; they felt that there wasn't much for kids their age (17) but we had to sign for them to ice skate, climb the rock wall, etc. While they enjoyed the cruise enormously, they felt they were 'in-between,' not yet 18 but too old for the kids program.
As I said earlier, last year was very sad and stressful, and we didn't take a vacation. I think the combination of a beautiful ship, a great son, fantastic friends and outstanding service, food, entertainment, shore trips, ports, everything that makes cruising fun, made for a wonderful, fabulous, relaxing, exhilerating, superb vacation! Can't wait to do it again.
*There was only one problem* 'Express debarkation.' It was very poorly done, not at all coordinated. We did this 2 years ago and it was effortless-->we waited in Studio B until our group # was called, we walked off the ship and onto the shuttle, and were in our car and on the road by 9:00 AM. This time, we found jammed elevators. We were supposed to go to Deck 1 but when the elevator doors opened we were told by staff that we weren't cleared to leave the ship and we couldn't get off the elevator. We were told to take the elevator to Deck 2 to wait with the other passengers. Our party had to take several different elevators at different times and we had to split up. It was very warm and crowded, with people and luggage on stairs up to Deck 3. What a mess! RCCL really needs to fix this. (Notice that there wasn't a drop-down box to rate this part of the cruise!) *But that's our only complaint; won't let it ruin our great memories of this trip.* Read entire member review >>