Standard ship's stateroom. Would not pick Promenade Stateroom again. We did not go to bed until entertainment was finished each night but if you wanted an early night you would be disturbed by noise coming from the very loud Grand Promenade and the bars and eateries there. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was midship on deck 7. It was fairly close to the elevator and the games room. We were told it would be noisy from the promenade below, but it wasn't. It was extremely noisy from our neighbours as it was an adjoining cabin with a connecting door. Our neighbours yelled constantly and at 4am one morning I had to get up and knock on their door to get them to be quiet. I guess the noise passes more easily through the door cracks than through the wall, as we didn't hear a peep from the guests on the other side of us. I would avoid the adjoining cabins unless you are travelling together.
The cabin was much smaller than those we have been on previously. We had a Central Park View on Oasis of the Seas, and it was much larger. We normally book balconies, but this was a good deal. The cabin had a window seat and a half sofa, which made good use of the area near the window. There was no coffee table, although there was room for one. There was plenty of cupboard space and the suitcases fit under the bed. The powerpoints were on the opposite wall to the bed, so to use my Cpap machine I had to use an extension cord, which was provided by RCI after I submitted a request form. The sockets are European and USA, so bring an adaptor. There was very little space between the foot of the bed and the wall as the room was quite narrow. The bed was large and comfortable. The cabin had blockout curtains, so we weren't bothered by the lights being on all night. The view from this cabin was of the guest services desk, so not a good choice for seeing the shows that are held on the promenade deck. If you want to see them, you need to book a cabin down towards the other elevator. This side was good for getting to the dining venues - straight up for Windjammer, down for MDR. All in all, I was happy with the cabin, except for the noise through the connecting door, so I would never book it again. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was OK - about what I expected. Neat & clean but not overly fancy. The promenade window was a bit of a novelty for the first few days but after that I rarely bothered opening the curtains. I was hoping it would let in natural light but there is only artificial light on the promenade. May as well have been in an inside cabin & won't pay extra for promenade again. Our cabin steward did a good job - we rarely saw him but the room was always well kept. Read entire member review >>
Jose looked after us well for the most part and the room was adequate. We did however have regular coffee and sugar issues which we remedied by visiting Cafe Promenade. When taking my suitcase out from under the bed to pack I found a Cruise Compass dated Thursday 29 October, 2015. Read entire member review >>
A good choice for us overlooking the Promenade. It was up high, and far enough away from any music entertainment noise below of a night to be an inconvenience. The state room was comfortable for the two of us. We chose this room as it did not have an interconnetcting door to the next. It was next to a crew service room but did not present any problems. A problem we had with the wardrobe was quickly remidied and checked upon again soon after. Read entire member review >>
The Explorer supposedly to have a renovation but this not the case for our stateroom. The stateroom was dated. The finish on the mirrors was worn off. The drawers had chips on the finish. The fridge door was broken, shelving missing and it was not cold.
The bathroom was stained and dated. Read entire member review >>
This cabin #8303 is nice. Its a bit small but the furniture and carpet is new. The bed is very comfortable and the bedding is very good quality. There are 2 sofas and a chair in this room so you definitely have plenty of places to sit. There is a window that looks out to the promenade. The beds were together as one king sized bed which offers more floor space than when they are both apart. The cabin steward kept the room very clean. I slept very comfortably, no disturbances or complaints. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was clean but there were 'wear marks' on the metal work in the bathroom. In rolling seas there was also a creaking sound from the wall which was not present in calmer waters. Read entire member review >>
We had two adjoining Promenade rooms. Love the extra seating and being able to watch what is going on at the Promenade. There are blackout curtains for the evenings and the lights are dimmed at night. In the morning the lights are turned up, giving the impression of daylight. Only issue was that our kids (age 9 and 12) in one room had a different muster station than ours. Read entire member review >>
This is the third time we have had a Promenade cabin. It's 160 square feet and was adequate. It had a nice size couch and the window seat for the bay window overlooking the Promenade . The view was not as great as we have had before. But the location is great; straight up is the Windjammer and straight down were the main dining rooms. The room shows age and wear but I felt like it was clean. It was around the corner from the elevator and was very quiet. Read entire member review >>
We had an interior room that looked over the promenade (deck 7 across from Cafe promenade) This room is convenient to the Palace theater and Exercise room/Spa but on the opposite end from the Windjammer and dining rooms. This is the second time we have cruised in a promenade cabin, and we really love it! It is nice to be able to look out and see what is going on in the ship - as well as a good spot for watching parades should you so wish. We have never been bothered by noise from the promenade - but then again, we have been careful to avoid rooms above or across from the pubs. Also, we tend to be night owls - so most stuff is shut down by the time we go to bed. Privacy is not an issue for us - we know how to close curtains. However - our room was in dire need of updating! There were stains on the sofas, drawers that didn't work, worn/scraped/dinged furnishings and an outdated tube tv. Also, the shower could not maintain a steady temperature. It constantly cycled from tepid water to scalding hot! I know I also complained about this in the locker room - but I cannot ever remember this being a problem on any cruise in the past. Maybe this is a ship-wide problem with whatever they use to heat water.Our room attendant - Rolando - was just about the best we have ever had! He always seemed to be working - and greeted us almost every time we left or returned! Our room stayed clean and he quickly fixed any problems we encountered (see drawer above) Plus he kept our ice bucket full! Read entire member review >>
First promenade cabin we've ever had and loved it. Deck 8 is quiet, never heard any noise except for 2 nights (70's party and a parade)... however it wasn't bad and it was fairly short. Loved the location of 8559 since the Cafe promenade is two floors down, right across cabin. Very convenient to elevators and if I had to choose another Promenade cabin, would not hesitate to book 8559. Read entire member review >>
The bed was uncomfortable, and old. It should be better after the refurbish in April. The fixtures are worn, but working. My husband told me he was looking for the crank to turn on the TV. :) It was that out of date. It also only semed to be clear on the Spanish channels. Nothing much to watch while you get dressed for dinner etc, but we really didn't miss it. Read entire member review >>
Awesome room. The category does not include an oceanview but does have a window overlooking the Royal Promenade. Loved the curved shower doors in the bathroom and all the extra shelves tucked behind mirrors. This was an adjoining room and I would probably not book an adjoining unless using it. Noise does travel through the door. Did not feel any rocking of the ship in the slightly forward cabin. The cruise destination might have had something to do with this. This was the perfect choice for our first RCI voyage. Read entire member review >>
Promenade stateroom actually had more space than the outside balcony stateroom. My sister took the outside balcony and her quarters seemed cramped. My Promenade room was roomy and comfortable! Read entire member review >>
Great location and view from the window. Only noise is when they have the 70's night on which is only till 11.30pm. You'll have a clean sofa as I had it cleaned while I was there. I would definitely stay in that one another again. Read entire member review >>
We like a Promenade cabin as you have a window looking down onto the Promenade. We like to book on deck 7 or 8 as you dont get bothered with noise from the Promenade except when they are doing a parade, the two parades they did have were finished before bed time so it was not a problem for us. There is two small sofas in the cabin and a small coffee table. I do like the storage that is available and we have had no problem with space for all our clothes when we did a two week transatlantic crossing. Read entire member review >>
6595 - Nice interior promenade room, conveniently located. It is nice to have a "view" inside, but the room can be very loud, especially when the activities staff are holding a late night event on the promenade. Good room for night owl partiers. Read entire member review >>
We selected this room because it was economical. Indeed, the room was small. There is very little drawer space, but there are shelves in the closet and a double clothes rod. Unfortunately, in order to access the safe, you physically have to get into the closet and be tall enough to reach it. However, you cannot get into the closet and open the bathroom door at the same time. In addition, it was difficult for two people to get around the bed (two adjacent twins made up into one large king size bed). There were stains on the sofa and carpet. The carpet was worn in one area. The mirrored cabinets were loosing their coating in places due to use. The refrigerator was never cold. Also, this is a very noisy room. There is a service area on one side of the room, where they collect and scrape the dirty room service dishes. The Promenade window is not soundproof. In fact, there is a speaker above the room which blasts music until 11:30 PM. We couldn't really get a good view of the parades from the angle of the room. Read entire member review >>
Had promenade rooms on deck 7, #s 7561/7563. Good option for us as a family of 4 for the extra space and bathroom. Better value than 2 adjoining balcony rooms and we never felt closed in with view of promenade. These rooms provided a good view of the parades, they looked out directly across to the Cafe. A good location, only about 6 rooms down hall from front elevators. Only down side is you do have to go outside to see what the weather is like. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom was a Promenade View which was unavailable on Carnival's Victory. We selected this room due to our budget restrictions but still wanted to have a window. The view was of the Royal Promenade which is a fixture on Royal's ships; it houses bars, shops and is the main thoroughfare of the ship. The bed was two adjacent twins that made up one large king sized bed. It took up most of the room but still allowed for a small seating area and a make-up desk for my wife. The bed on Carnival was also two twins but they couldn't get the two to line up properly and the height of each bed was different which made very difficult to sleep comfortably. Royal has solved this issue by using a pad or "crease" filler to provide comfort when they put the beds together, it worked well and the whole bed was very comfortable. It was very interesting that the foot of the bed was rounded and only allowed for 12 inches between the wall and the foot of the bed, this may be used to accommodate taller guests but it was a minor inconvenience for us. The closets were similar for both ships and adequate enough to accommodate our ten days worth of clothes. We appreciated the availability of the promenade room on RC as it was a nice step up from the interior stateroom with only a minor jump in price; I highly recommend this room for couples looking for nice accommodations on a small budget. Read entire member review >>
Claustrophobic in size. View of the promenade is dark and dismal for the entire trip; it is not well-lit at any point. The room layout made it impossible for two people to get around the bed at any given time. Two love seats were hard and uncomfortable. There seemed to be less storage space than any cabin I had ever sailed in, RCL or other lines. Since this cabin category was in the top few I was surprised at the less than comfortable accommodations. The refrigerator was never cold. It was mid-ship however so we did not feel much movement and also it was a pretty quiet location. The bed linens were of good quality. Read entire member review >>
Promenade rooms on deck 8 appear slightly larger than on decks 6 or 7 because the promenade is 9 meters at floor level, but tapers in to 8 meters at the ceiling of deck 8. The result is the windows in the deck 8 promenade rooms slope out at the top giving the illusion of extra space.
This is a quiet room because there are guests only on one side. The other side is a service area that is quiet at night.
The TV is ancient! My parents, brother and sister all had rooms with new flat screen TVs. I had an old fashioned CRT TV! A flat panel screen would have given the feel of more space.
Closet is decent size for one (an over packer like me) or two with a reasonable amount of close. There is little drawer space, but there are shelves in the closet and a double clothes rod.
The safe is in the closet at an odd angle, so you practically have to get into the closet to use the safe. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8289 Promenade Room. The Promenade (a kind of interior mall) is on deck 5. Decks 6,7, & 8 have rooms with a picture window overlooking the Promenade. Noise is not an issue on Deck 8. People & event watching is fun. The room is spacious for 2. Lots of storage. The king size bed is comfy. The bath is fine too. Never ran out of hot water. I miss an ocean view but this is much nicer then an interior room with no view of anything. Read entire member review >>
7587 and 7589. Nice view of the Promenade. Not too loud, generally the noise wasn't an issue except the first night it was most noticeable. Cabins were clean and enjoyed the connecting doors. Water temperature fluctuated wildly when showering to the point where scalding could have occurred. Read entire member review >>
Very small, worn-out furniture, drum beat form music on the Promenade all the time, white curtains were see-though so nighttime curtains had to be drawn all the time unless you wanted people strolling the Promenade below to peek inside your room. Read entire member review >>