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Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area and a private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (188 sq. ft., balcony 50 sq. ft.)

Superior Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (D2)
Decks: Deck 8 | Deck 9 | Deck 10
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Cabin 8640
Nice room. Plenty of storage and hanging space for clothing and suitcases.
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Cabin 8646
Great experience 12stopme
Cabin was well maintained and "serviced" twice daily. Carpets and furniture was in a very good condition.
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Cabin 8298
Bathroom floor drains were clogged ; sewer odor present throughout occupancy; floor flooded after showering. Balcony windows dirty. Bed comfortable
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Cabin 7338
Good position but a bit of vibration. Balcony sheltered. Good stewardess. Roomy with lots of storage. Close to stairs at midship so fabulous position to access most areas. Quiet.
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Cabin 9360
Cabin 9648
Cabin was perfect. New carpets sofa and curtains. Bathroom good and has shower with doors and good size. Our daughter had an inside opposite 9649 and although smaller was o.k
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Cabin 8530
Room was clean, neat quiet and well stocked. Our steward was very helpful.
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Cabin 8378
Spacious cabin with good shower and bathroom and balcony.
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New to cruising augustmoon849

Our room was very comfortable, ample storage for suitcases under the beds, numerous drawers and hangers. Two minor observations re. the bathroom that would be great in a refurb.: nightlight and higher counter. (second level)

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Cabin 8370

Cabin was well maintained, balcony was comfortable, and there was more than enough storage. I suppose it will be all torn out in a week or so anyway... It was quiet--we had no trouble sleeping in!

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Cabin 8618
Great Time MaestroD

Clean and comfortable cabin. This is on the "hump" and we had great views front and aft of the ship.

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As others have stated this ship is a little older and is scheduled to be refurbished. No complaints about the cabin or cabin attendant, although it seems that now the default is that you don't get ice every day unless you specifically ask for it.

I tried to order room service a couple of times, but no one answered the phone.

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Cabin Deck 7

Cabin was fine, but needed some updating. Big box TV, cabinets looking a little rough, carpet needed to be replaced. Overall, seemed to be clean and the cabin attendant was excellent.

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Cabin 1670

OK for two people. - room for all your clothes etc. Water pressure in shower great. Balcony dont know if worth the extra money - found the cabin to a little noisy, from the ship not from any other cabins or from the windjammer restaurant which was directly above.

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Cabin 8338

Nice location near the aft elevator. Great room steward - Melvin. Lumpy bed in December 2014.

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Cabin 7642
Really disappointed OkcRoyalTraveler

Room had a great location, no lifeboats below it, so the view was great. It was close to the stairs and elevators on the port side. Room has plenty of storage, and in the mid-ship so the rocking of the ship was minimal. Up 3 stairs to the windjammer entrance and down 4 stairs to the dining room.

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Cabin 6290
Let Down earltonharley

The cabin couch and chair had some awful stains on them when we arrived. Day twelve, I got a notice that someone was going to come in to remove the stains. I told them not to bother as I would lose the use of the couch for the two remaining days at sea (I had this happen the last time I was on the Explorer, and they decided to paint our Balcony and we couldn't use it. Royal did nothing for us.)

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Cabin 6624

We had a deluxe balcony 6624 on the hump. The room was large with a small sitting area and desk. The bed is two twins either separated or apart with comfortable linens. The bathroom is the typical small room with sink, toilet and shower, but the shower had a nice door closure instead of just a shower curtain. The shower pressure could have been a little more powerful. The balcony was a cove style and you not able to open up adjoining balconies. Also, you can purchase WIFI, but it does not work in the rooms. Our AC was not working properly the first night so it was 1000 degrees in the cabin so we had to sleep with the balcony door open to get any air. Luckily, it was cool out so it helped, but it was a rough first night. They fixed the issue immediately the next day.

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Cabin 9372

Small, dated but clean. The beds were comfy which is all that really counts. Spacious closet, lots of hangers. Old TV.

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Cabin 9364

Cabin 9364:
Outdated furniture and very worn carpet. Slight smell to the room. Rust in the bathroom and a lot on the balcony. Caused a stain on a shirt. Be careful where you lean. On a good note, it was one of the few rooms that had a flat screen TV.

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Cabin 9682

The room was good - when we got there we overlooked the statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan but upon arriving back to Bayonne we overlooked port. Not sure why they changed directions. We liked the location - away from the elevators but close enough to either bank. We were on the same floor as the Concierge Club making that coffee or drink easy.

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Cabin 9300
Wonderful Cruise luvscruising2007
Our cabin was close to both sets of elevators so very little walking was needed. There was more than enough storage space. The showers were like a tube and had rounded doors and no curtain. Balcony was nice but had a solid fire wall on one side and the usual divider on the other side. Salt collects on the railing and the clear glass but it was cleaned the 2nd or 3rd day and remained clean the rest of the cruise. It was a very quiet cabin and would book it again.
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Cabin 7218
Nice shower with wrap around glass doors.
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Cabin 7550
Great Cruise avideastcoastcruiser

We always get a balcony. This room seemed a bit smaller than balconies on the Freedom, Oasis and Allure. Balcony door was harder to maneuver as it is an older style. The tv was very old. This was more important to my husband than to me but worth mentioning. I also think due to the age of the ship the bathroom vent was not as great as I felt the bathroom was slightly stinky.

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Cabin 9286
Normal stateroom with adequate storage for 2. Fine location, not too noisy and nice balcony.
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Cabin 6244
6244 -- was very nice , balcony, it was directly across from the elevators forward was very easy to get too. the closet was adequate, could of used more shelves, also could have used a light switch by the door for the lights over the bed, could only turn off at the light, otherwise this was a very nice cabin with a great view.
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Cabin 7228
Good location, quiet, near enough to elevators. Balcony large enough. Enough space for clothes and other items. TV in a not too convenient spot.
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Cabin 9640
Cruisin to Bermuda...... scojodtrvln11
Good location. Bed very hard. Stains on couch. Water temp in shower changes from cold to hot sometimes. Room missing room service menu in book (ripped out).
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Cabin 9520
RC needs work everyday gorgeous
The cabin was nice, spacious.. no issues other than they decided to do maintenance on the hot water heaters at 9am in the morning and did not get to take a shower until later that day.. not really smart,
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Cabin 8352
Overall generally good location. Very clean and in good shape. Felt and heard the engines a great deal more when under full power than we did in other aft cabins.
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We stay mid ship near the forward elevators on deck 7 0r 8 in a D class balcony stateroom which is a little larger than E class.The closets are adequate,the drawer space limited in the desk/dresser.Our luggage can be stored under the queen size bed which frees up closet space.The balcony was private,both walls were metal rather than opaque glass.The only complaint is the bed on the sliding door side is really close to the window and hard to pass getting in and out of bed especially if it's rocky.The forward elevators go directly to the dining rooms which is convenient.
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Cabin 8332
Cabin 8332 a D2 balcony cabin, on starboard side. Great location very near the aft elevators. Just behind the 'hump' which limits your view forward, but there is no other obstruction looking down or aft. Occasional thumps heard-not sure if it was from another cabin or what, but all in all, on a scale of 1-10 for quietness, I would give it a 9. Nice sized balcony as well. 2 chairs and 1 low table. One wall was sold metal, and the other was a partition. Didn't really hear any noise from neighbors.
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Cabin 8330
Plenty of storage, near elevator, behind hump, never heard a sound from outside the room
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Cabin 9346
cabin 9346 had no issues, everything worked fine, we over-packed and still had lots of space available. round shower stall, no curtain, plenty big even for me, not a small person. no noise, nice size balcony that we did not use much. My sister had cabin 9348, right next to us and had issues with wet carpet every time shower was used. for the first 6 days they kept bringing in a big floor dryer for hours at a did nothing to help but it caused a lot of noise. Cabin had a musty odor, she had to keep balcony door open to get rid of smell. on day 6 maintenance showed up, re-caulked shower stall and it fixed the problem. My niece had cabin 9347, inside cabin across from us. no issues with this cabin.
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Cabin 7634
Cabin #7634. Good location, but across the hall from a staff room where supplies were kept. It got a little loud sometimes. The room was spacious, lots of room for all our stuff, and the balcony was fantastic. The bed was very comfortable to sleep in. The bathroom was small, but the two of us could fit in there to get ready.
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Cabin 9348
Very nice stateroom. Good closet space, enough for all our clothes, including two suits and a wedding gown. Bathroom quite adequate, with a good shower. The bed was quite comfortable. The balcony was big enough for a romantic time, with a nice view. It was generally quiet, though with an occasional thundering herd of kids going by. TV needs an upgrade: still using CRT TV in the staterooms.
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Cabin 8652
We had 3 cabins in our reservation 8652, 8666 and 8664. All of the cabins were virtually identical. Very spacious and having lovely balconies these rooms were towards the back of the ship on the starboard side (I may be wrong about that but I am pretty sure) When you are docked in NJ there is a lovely view of the Statue of Liberty and when in Bermuda our balconies did face the dockyard! Very lovely. There was ample closet and drawer space.
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Cabin 8528
8528 is a great cabin. The cabin was sufficient in size and the balcony was a wonder.ful addition. The only problem we had was that the bathroom door was missing a few screws and would stop you from closing it. Antonio was our room steward and he got this fixed early in the cruise.
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Cabin 8652
We were in 8652. Plenty of storage, really roomy for two people, furnishings in good shape, quiet hallway, enjoyable balcony.
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Cabin 8246
Great Room, Bathroom a little small.
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Cabin 8952
Cabin 8952. Great quiet location. Well soundproofed - I didn't hear anything from cabins on either side and thought they were unoccupied until I saw luggage outside them the last night! I was a single, but there would have been plenty of space for two.
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Cabin 7672
Balcony cabin, category D2 on deck seven was large enough for two or three people with plenty of closet and ample drawer space. The bathroom was the right size for what it's used for. Good for two adults and one child, but no more. Balcony perfect fit for two or three, with great views. Solid privacy and ectched glass divider panels on balcony. Conversations not private. Location is port, aft side of ship (left and rear). Closer to rear of ship than to Centrum Elevators. No noise from heard from others cabins.
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Fall Color and Weather GilroyGarlic
Lots of storage, old TV sets, hard bed, well equipped bathroom but with a little rust near shower and floor. Large balcony but the outside doors no longer can be opened to adjoining cabins if cruising with other family or friends. The cruise staff said there were "too many problems."
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Cabin 6652
Cabin 7640
Balcony was small but adequate. Close to aft elevators and library. Shower stall plenty big enough for my 300+ pounds. Access to balcony a little tight aroung bottom of bed. Room very quite, had to open door to hear public anouncements. Storage spaces, closet and dresser drawers plenty large enough.
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Cabin 8336
Nice cabin, needs to upgrade the old TV's. Nice balcony but not so private. Clean but a little worn from age.
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Cabin 8386
Enough space under bed to store large piece of luggage. Very quite - never heard anyone else! 8th floor was very convenient to everything. 3 floors down for dinner, 3 floors up for pool...we walked everywhere versus the elevators
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Good cabin in good location
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Cabin 9276
Great location, large enough, enjoyed having a couch in cabin.
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