We upgraded from an interior cabin due to some last-minute price cuts. Very nice - felt more roomy vs. interior and we appreciated being able to look outside way more than we expected to. Cabin was very quiet (excellent soundproofing). I like a very dark room and should have taped over the door peephole; curtains are adequate for this time of year in tropics; would NOT suffice for me in Alaska. Location was close to forward elevators and stairs, so a bit of a walk from MDR and Centrum. Cabin was an excellent value.
Cabin service was adequate but not spectacular. Some hiccups on getting room made up 1st sea day (they were assuming many people sleeping in) and had to ask for soap & TP a few times - prior experience has been everything just shows up and happens. Used the door card when we needed room done and left notes from then on and all was fine. Steward did 3 towel art pieces - we always enjoy the creativity and wished he'd made more.
Cabin is very limited in outlets - 2 110V (US standard) and 2 220 outlets (did not use). Bring a multi-port USB charger if you have several devices you need to keep powered.
One mechanical issue one night (forget which - 1st At Sea on return trip?) where there was no water at all in cabin from about 1AM - 4AM (guessing based on who had to get up when). All fine by dawn and never heard what was up.
We met a couple with exterior more forward cabin on Deck 2 - they got to listen to a lot of wave action that we didn't. Another couple had a very far forward on Deck 3 and said they knew when anchors or other mooring was underway - they could clearly hear the chain and machinery. Read entire member review >>
We booked a "handicapped" stateroom due to my wife's walking difficulties, and while it was roomy, the storage space was limited. The lifejackets stored under the beds made storing our suitcases difficult. The fact we had three in a cabin seemed to confuse the steward at first, but he got it together by the third day. There was a "sofa" which apparently did not make into a bed, and the steward brought in a folding bed. Read entire member review >>
oceanview room was spacious and housekeeping was pleasant. Booked late and oceanview was the only thing available. I was nervous considering I like balconies, but I really enjoyed the space of the room and the pull-down bed. Read entire member review >>
It was a very conveniently located cabin, very close to stairs and elevators. We prefer cabin in mid-ship and at the lowest level in order to reduce the feeling of seasickness. We did it. Read entire member review >>
Perfect location, just 2 cabins away from Centrum. Never heard any noise but when all the seats where taken in the Centrum, we could bring extra seating from our cabin. Being right in the center of the ship was perfect for "stability" as many passengers towards the front of the ship had complaints during rough seas while we barely felt anything at all. Read entire member review >>
My wife and I shared a cabin on the FWD end of the ship on the port side located close to the R-Bar and main Centrum Area.
The Cabin received only 3 stars due to the alignment of the door and light continuously shined in on 4 spots from the passageway despite several evident efforts to correct it in the past. (i.e. there was some sort of tape material along the non-hinged side to mask it.)
Despite what some reviews have stated, we thought the bathroom was adequate and the size was all well utilized.
Additionally, the room was quiet and no noise could be hear from our room ever. Read entire member review >>
It was compact — no shock. But perfectly laid out. The bathroom is a bit tight and may be a challenge for those with mobility issues, but most folks will have no issues. Beds were on the firm side but nice. For the price, it was an excellent value. Read entire member review >>
This was our main issue with this ship. We booked a large oceanview on deck 3. The room was tiny, we were expecting that from the online description and comparing the size to other lines we typically cruise on. The beds are so low to the ground that the suitcases will not go under them, which makes for a rough week with no where to store your suitcases, other than taking up the little bit of room you have in the closet. We utilized every drawer, the remaining closet space, and still had stacks of clothing on the counter with no where to put them and had to keep one suitcase still packed and out on the tiny two seater couch. We can deal with the size, the lack of storage, but the big issue was the noise in the room. We were on deck three, room 3156, which had rooms below it, and rooms on either side of it and was under the dining room. Whenever the ship was moving it was so ridiculously loud in there with engine noise it sounded like we were located in the engine room. Everything in the room vibrated- the ceiling panels, the beds in the ceiling, the wall panels, everything on every surface, the doors, the actual bed, the air vent, etc. Everything. The first night was the absolute worst noise wise. We couldn't believe how loud it was. This was our 26th cruise and we've booked all over different ships, in different locations, front, back, high decks, low decks, interior, oceanview, balconies, suites, etc and have NEVER heard such noises or experienced such vibrations on a cruise. Around 1 am when our 4 year old daughter was still awake because she couldn't sleep with the noise we dressed and went up to guest services and the guy on duty said that the noise was a very common complaint in the area we were located in and that he had no other rooms to move us to and could do nothing but offer us ear plugs. He said we could check back after our first port and see if anyone had left the ship, but otherwise we were stuck unless a room became available. Over the cruise multiple guest service workers and our room steward all said that guests constantly complain about the ridiculous noise in our room and the general area, so it's a known issue that Royal chooses to ignore and continue to book staterooms that are ridiculously loud to the point it is difficult to even sleep in them. A room never did become available the entire cruise. We received a couple in room voicemail messages from the Guest Services Manager inviting us to come down to speak with her about our issue, but she was only on duty at weird random times like when we were off the ship on an excursion, and they wouldn't page her otherwise, so we gave up on her doing anything for us. Near the end of the cruise she sent a letter to the room offering us 10% off a future cruise if we book within the next 12 months, which is useless as we won't be cruising Royal within the next 12 months, if ever again. Thankfully the noise wasn't at a deafening noise the entire cruise when we were moving, but we were woken up on several occasions throughout the cruise when the noise and vibrations crept back up to a ridiculous level. Read entire member review >>
We had them split our beds and still had plenty of room. Love the ocean view and kept the curtains open! Our room was in the perfect place. Right at the beginning of the aisle. No long walk down those narrow halls. Read entire member review >>
Standard cabin, with a large window, as we usually get a balcony, we did not get one on this cruise as it would have been doubtful that we would use it very much with the cooler weather. The mattresses probably needed to be replaced, a little lumpy!
The "mini" bar consisted of two each of coke, ginger ale, and diet coke, cookies, candy and bottled water with an expensive price tag to go with it. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was quite comfy & as long as my cabin mate & I were tidy it was adequate. Initially our beds were together but Katia, our attendant, separated them for us at dinner time. The beds were quite comfy but too low for my suitcase & the other hard sided carry on. This went into my suitcase & sat at the end of my bed between it & the loveseat. Not in anyone's way. The other case did fit under a bed. Neither my cabin mate nor I is very big so the shower was just fine for us. Storage was good & we even had empty drawers.
The location was excellent for the others in my party because the dining room was just aft of the elevators in the Centrum & we were in the hallway just forward of the Centrum.
Very convenient! Read entire member review >>
The room we had accommodated our whole family with our youngest in a pack and play that our steward Dwayne set up every night. and our two older girls in beds that lowered from the ceiling it was cramped. but if you have even been camping as a family it is very doable. of course having such an amazing steward kept the room clean and stocked helped a lot. Read entire member review >>
Large enough for 2 comfortably. Bed was great (twins together to form king) Location was wonderful. No outside noise. Balcony big enough for table & 2 chairs plus. Bathroom adequate...shower smallish for bigger people. Floor flooded one time while showering. Drain hole behind toilet took it all away. Room and carpet clean. Sea was rough last 2 days but we had no problems with sea sickness. Read entire member review >>
3500 was the last room on the starboard side all the way forward. It was quiet and good! The shower was a little small, but it wasn't terrible. Great water pressure in the shower though! No problems. Windows are smaller as it's forward, but not a problem for us. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was fair-sized, but I didn't care for the recessed port holes, since we were only two cabins from the bow. We were 5 feet from the portholes and I couldn't walk up to them to look out as it was 5 feet from our bed.But we had lots of storage space and good desk space.great flat screen tv.no frig but got ice twice a day.Bathroom was fine but prefer shower doors to the curtains.cabin was 2510. deck 2 forward Read entire member review >>
No complaints except for badly flushing toilet. Plenty of storage space, no fridge, fair shower room and comfortable bed. Near to Centrum but reasonably quiet after midnight. Read entire member review >>
Very strange cabin in very front of bow. Had a half-height bay which put windows about 7 feet from the cabin. Very noisy when docking as right over the bow thrusters and anchor locker. Vibration caused things to fall of the counters! Read entire member review >>
Rooms 3644 and 3652 are under the kitchen regardless of what the deck plan says. The kitchen operates around 20 hours a day. The deck plan shows the rooms under the chefs table. We heard banging, clanking and thumps that I don't think occur under the chefs table. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 2110 in great shape, close to the rear of the ship. Not too bad with respect to noise although you do hear the engines during approaches to docks or anchor positions. Read entire member review >>
On first seeing our cabin we thought it looked quite small but we were expecting it. As the week went on we realised we didn't need that much space after all. It was designed so well that there was plenty of storage. The bathroom looked very small but the shower was very good and I didn't get stuck to the shower curtain.
Our son had a pull down bed above ours which I was a bit dubious about but it was fine. Put up by our attendant each night & taken down every morning. My son wasn't too impressed though, said it wasn't comfy. Didn't stop him sleeping though! Read entire member review >>
Cabin 4056. Nice location. About 10 cabins down from the Champagne Lounge and then the main dining room. The only drawback was we occasionally heard people moving chairs or jogging on deck 5. Read entire member review >>