I was very happy with this room. Before I left I was reading here on Cruise Critic that its location being near the elevators may be susceptible to Elevator noise and foot traffic or noise from the atrium but it was not the case. The room was very quiet. It may be because most people use the rear elevators most often due to that they are closest to the food areas and such but I had no complaints about the room. According to the specs the Deluxe Ocean-view has a slightly larger balcony than the slightly more expensive Superior Ocean view and I must say I liked the balcony very much. a tip, the breakfast room service is free so get it everyday and eat your breakfast on the balcony. Its really nice. The Balcony was roomy the glass was clean. Nice view! The last night around 10 PM I went down to deck 5 to get something to drink and they had this really loud 70's music with Village People dancers and stuff. It was pretty loud on deck 5 however outside my cabin I could hear it a little bit but inside the cabin I couldn't hear anything at all. I didn't know anything was going on until I opened my door, it could have been going on every night for all I know because I couldn't hear a thing from inside. I would defiantly get this room again. Nice balcony, near the elevator and stairs and quiet. I was actually concerned before I left that I made a mistake in picking this one and it would be noisy due to its location but thankfully it was good. one of my favorite rooms on any ship I had sailed so far. Read entire member review >>
Loved our corner aft balcony cabin. Balcony was very large with a side porthole window as well as aft view. Two loungers, two chairs, and a small table. Some shade, some sun. Read entire member review >>
The cabin wasn't huge, but it was an adequate size for 2 people. The closet was a bit small, however, and so we were not able to both fully unpack. Our suitcases fit easily under the bed. The "cooler" didn't feel cool at all, so I called to ask how to turn it on. I explained I had eye medication for my glaucoma that needs refrigeration, and our excellent steward Henre brought me a mini-fridge, which kept my eye drops cold and also was handy for keeping bottled water cold.
The balcony was small, but still nice. I have only experienced an aft balcony before (this was our 3rd cruise, and the first on this ship), and I do prefer aft to the side balcony. However, it was nice being close to the elevators. A steward's break area was right outside our cabin, but we did not hear them at all when inside our cabin, so it was no bother. It actually made it easy to find our cabin!
The bed was hard as a rock. I kept meaning to call to see if we could get a foam topper, but we were so busy with all the happenings (it was a reggae cruise) I kept forgetting until it was bedtime. The bed we had on the Norwegian Pearl was MUCH more comfortable. Pillows were good.
The bathroom was small, but I thought the shower was very well designed. It is a little capsule, but unlike many hotel showers there is no clinging curtain, and there are adequate and well-placed shelves for your shampoo, etc. (bring your own!) The water pressure was good, and there is also a hand-held shower head - you switch between the two.
Overall it is a good cabin, but not at all luxurious (and for the price a little luxury would not hurt!) Read entire member review >>
Lovely cabin on Deck 6 portside..... nice location near aft ship easy to get to dinning and childrens activities ... location near lifts handy.....No noise at all was heard
Balocny was nice we were on the curve of the aft so we didnt get to see the front of the ship due to the curve we could see the back for sure and we enjoyed our balcony views.
Cabin was nice as there was 4 of us .... nice large double bed with sofa bed...... which was always put away and taken back in the evening by joseff our stateroom attendant.
The cabin was spotless but as others have mentioned it was a little tired but that did not affect us in anyway. plenty of wardrobe space ...... we placed our cases under the bed which was very handy for getting them out of the way......
Would stay again in this cabin ...... Read entire member review >>
I finally had a balcony (deck 8, 8606) to share with my brother. Having a balcony room was definitely one of the top things about his cruise, having been inside for the last cruises, I finally saw daylight. The room was a nice size with plenty of room for two people. We actually had an adjoining room with our parents, so at times it felt like a suite. Read entire member review >>
Clean! Ample room but the bathroom was a bit "tight". Still trying to figure out how some of the "larger" folks go in and out of the shower. Do not drop the soap! The bed was one of the most comfortable we have had while on a cruise.
We had a balcony which was more than ample in size...no deck lounges but two chairs and a table.
Air conditioning was great but most of all the room was quiet and we could not hear any of our neighbors! Read entire member review >>
1534 - large and spacious, very quiet no noise above or below, it is a connecting room so there can be noise from the other room as we unfortunately heard strange things at strange times, lol. It is far forward so there is a bit of a walk to get the back where most activities are. Most people said service was better on the higher decks but quite honestly, it seemed like my relatives received better service than I did on lower decks, so I wouldn't necessarily go by that. Read entire member review >>
The cabin itself was good. However, we paid extra for the balcony, we always do, we love to sit out there instead of having to fight for a seat by the pool, but this time we had all these bars overhead so when we laid out we had to find that one kinda clear spot so you didn't get a funky tan. This is also not clear and of all the balcony rooms we had in the past this is the first to have these bars so it was certainly not expected, I was really rather upset about this...paying more for this is absurd. Read entire member review >>
Loved our cabin towards the back of ship. Windjammer, FlowRider, sports court , dining room, etc were above or below us. Biggest balcony(1) room we have ever had. Deep and easily accommodated two chairs and a lounger. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was wonderful! I don't know how they make their sheets so soft, but they are heavenly. The bed was comfortable too! Lots of closet room; we always pack a few extra hangers with us as we bring lots of clothes. While not as spacious as a Suite, the room was fine for 2 people. We had a balcony which was center on the hump. Loved, loved, loved the view. We drank our wine on the balcony, and watched the stars at night. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very nice. We really enjoy balcony cabins. Plenty of room, and storage room. Enoyed the fact that the shower had doors, instead of curtains. We had three couples beside each other and we were able to open the dividers between the balconys to make a large balcony. Very nice! Read entire member review >>
We were able to reserve cabin #7408 after doing some research on Cruise Critic (aft balcony, starboard corner). We loved our balcony - it was the best one we've ever had! It wasn't as big as my imagination based on the descriptions and some videos I'd seen, but it was really, really nice. We could look down into other balconies, but no one could look down on ours and that was nice.They had egg crate foam on the very large bed. It was so comfortable! There was ample room to store clothing and supplies for all three of us, but I do also bring a shoe holder to give us extra storage space. There were six drawers in the dresser, and one drawers and a cubby hole in the each of the two night stands, along with shelving in the closet. We also use the space under the bed to store the suitcases. I loved the way that they used the space in the bathroom to enlarge the shower. It was a circle that extended a little way into the bathroom. It gave more shower space and didn't take too much space from the interior of the bathroom. I would have liked two side medicine cabinets instead of one.The interior of the cabin was a little smaller than the Disney Fantasy cabin, but it met our needs well. My daughter slept on a bunk bed that came down from the ceiling and loved it (Disney had a fold out couch that wasn't nearly as comfortable as the bunk bed). We didn't love the bunk bed to the extent that we both hit our heads on the bed (it stayed down all week), but we got used to it after awhile. Our cabin attendant, June, was great (though I was disappointed that we only saw towel animals on three of the eight nights - my daughter was looking forward to them as well). Since RC doesn't provide chocolate on the pillows, we should at least get towel animals, I think. But the lack of towel animals was our only complaint about June, and in fairness, we didn't mention it to him. Read entire member review >>
Surprising amount of room in the cabin. The bed was very comfortable.The cabin steward was a very hardworking person, nothing was too much trouble for him. He looked after us very well. Read entire member review >>
Very quiet hallway location, close enough to elevators to be convenient but not close enough to hear any foot traffic. Note; The aft port side bank of elevators (the one nearest this room) is the only way to access deck 14 by elevator, where the Olive or Twist Lounge and Diamond club are located, so if you are going to frequent those places, get a room here. Read entire member review >>
We were towards the back of the ship (port side) in a connecting room. Our neighbors were French and we could sometimes hear the husband when he was annoyed with something- rather gruff with his wife, but she could hold her own. :) The room was great. Plenty of room for the two of us. We spent lots of time on the balcony! Room attendant (Aleen) was terrific. Read entire member review >>
Room had queen bed, sofa, table and built in desk. Lots of little nooks and drawers to put stuff in. Closet has several shelves and safe and plenty of hangers. Bathroom is normal postage stamp size with shelves on both sides of mirror. Great shower spray, small shower... Room itself was clean but what I call spit and shine. Found food under sofa (gross), hairs in bathroom and also in desk drawers. Curtains smelled musty, if had been longer cruise probably would of asked to have them changed out. Balcony had two chairs and table. Spent tons of time out there! Read entire member review >>
Perfectly placed on the port side as we got the full sun on the last day.Spacious enough for our short cruise in the English Channel.8522, high and low enough to have a great sea view, and quiet enough too.Comfortable bed, bathroom big enough for the two of us.That's it really. Read entire member review >>
Adequate as long as you can get your cases under the bed. Wardrobe door opening arrangement is very awkward and could easily be improved, Starting to look a bit worn but nothing big enough to be an issue. Read entire member review >>
great cabin,lots of storage.shower had doors not curtain.rooms was connected so we was allowed to open balcony divider.If you get a connecting cabin please remember the walls are very thin and you can hear next rooom very clearly and the tv.Coffee table and chair just got in the way really.Not far to lifts.Loved this cabin,will book again. Read entire member review >>
Nasty carpet. The sort of hairdryer I'd expect in a Backpackers hostel, no toiletries, no robe, no slippers. The in room tea/coffee facilities were also worthy of a Travelodge, rather than a 'Deluxe' room.
We were kindly left a note halfway through the holiday because we could smell that they were obviously having issues with the drainage. It asked us not to use too much toilet paper. How much is too much?:- after all there were no bidets.
The Shower was broken - water helpfully coming out of both ends. Read entire member review >>
Independence of the sea room 7312. Nice room. Decent closet space. Great balcony. Quiet location. Bathroom shower like a standup tube. Very small. There are no electrical plugs except by the TV, so forget any device by the bed unless you have an extension to run across the room. Comfortable bed. Temp control works ok. Had to ask for ice, shampoo. Hair dryer in a draw by TV. Cannot be moved. Bathroom has a special plug for an electric shaver in the ceiling. That's it. Toilet is small. No irons. Read entire member review >>
First time we had balcony cabins after nine other cruises, (four cabins for the eleven of us). We would not do without again.
Bathroom was better than expected, pull down bunk was OK for kids, not for an adult in the three adult cabin, steward gave us a roll away bed after the first night! Much appreciated. Cabin location amidships was fine. Was easy to get to dinning rooms or entertainment venues. Read entire member review >>
The room appeared clean and the service from the hard working steward was good.
Our balcony was on the 8th deck with a nice view, but the plastic strap chairs were very uncomfortable. Smoking from other balconies will drift into your space. Read entire member review >>
ROOMS: they do what they say on the packet so to speak, call me spoilt, but we always have a outside stateroom as it has a balcony due to my other half liking to sit out and read. He's also an early riser so he tends to sit on the balcony and watch the ship dock as the various places. The bathroom was big enough, the wardrobe was also big enough if fitted all mine ooops all our clothes in, plenty of draws, bed big enough an curtains kept the light out so one could get some sleep. Door opened wide enough to get my wheelchair in once it was folded up. Read entire member review >>
Our Cabin was a Deluxe Balcony Stateroom number 8574. The cabin was excellent, larger than expected, with a comfortable Queen Size double bed, TV, Kettle with tea bags (Coffee has to be got from room service, but its free, Fridge/mini bar. Shower and toilet were a good size as was the balcony.
The Cabin was quiet clean and in good condition and if you get Grace Santos as your cabin attendent you are sure to be well looked after. Read entire member review >>
Cabin has enough space for 2. Bed was wonderful, pillows were perhaps not up to scratch-some passengers carried their own, so perhaps experience tells.The bathroom was compact but adequate.The balcony had the usual furniture and no restriction to views.Close to forward lifts and stairs with no intrusion of noise from corridor traffic. Read entire member review >>
I felt our cabin was a bit small for 4 people. The bed was a very big bed and there was not much room when the settee was folded out.
There was plenty of storage space and the room was maintained very well by our room attendent.
The balcony was great although there were only 2 chairs for a cabin for 4 people. Read entire member review >>
Not exactly spacious but clean and well kept. Difficult to shower without repeatedly banging elbows on walls of shower cubicle. Good balcony offering unobstructed views. Soundproofing between cabins could have been better especially through the 'closed off connecting door'. Room service excellent. Read entire member review >>
Excellent cabin 7242. loads of storage, great shower and large balcony.Quiet location. Close to lift. This cabin was at the front of ship but prefer center of ship which we had last trip. Read entire member review >>
The room was lovely it had everything you could want on a holiday a small seating area inside and a lovely balcony. We were opposite the lifts but we never heard anything, we had children in the next cabin and never knew this until we were in Gran Canaria and they were on the balcony so the rooms are well insulated. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9406 is smaller (shorter) than other deluxe balcony staterooms. It has a loveseat, not a couch. It's position at the very back of the ship is nice and quiet, however, the steel girders curving around the stern block the view of the ocean somewhat. It is a quite location but it is almost 3 football fields away from the gym / bow of the ship. Internet reception inside the room is fine, but there is no Internet reception on the balcony. Balcony is larger than most with two chaise lounges, plus two chairs plus a table. Read entire member review >>
Starboard side balcony cabin - just about big enough with seating area, large wardrobe space and good size bathroom with shower, the balcony was only just large enough for two chairs and a stool which you are expected to use as a table. Room service is offered but there is nowhere for you to eat a meal unless you use the coffee table. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7408. Aft corner balcony. Room on small size. Balcony huge!
Balcony 2 lounge chairs, 2 regular chairs, 1 small side table.
Depending on wind direction, got some smell of ship exhaust.
No noise heard. Read entire member review >>
Cabin lovely and cosy.on deck 8. balcony needed for mobility scooter. put coffee table in closet more space Cases under bed.disappointed no coffee no china cups, take your own cups
Great view watching sun rise Dolphins also whales.
Our cabin lady Maravic from Philippines very helpful kept cabin very clean.
Many thanks to her. We appreciate how hard she worked for us Read entire member review >>
Connecting cabins, 7304 and 7306. Great location. Very quiet. Balcony divider opens. 7304 had a pullman, 7306 did not. Very comfortable with 2 adults and 3 kids (12, 15, & 17). Lots of storage space. Would definitely book thes rooms again. Read entire member review >>
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