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Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), sitting area (some with sofa bed), private balcony and private bathroom. Rates vary from deck to deck. (177 sq. ft., balcony 74 sq. ft.)

Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E1)
Decks: Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8
Average, we had to ask to replenish the shampoo and conditioner everyday. Other than that it was well kept.
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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 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!
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Cabin was in a GREAT LOCATION!!!!! The room was what you would expect from a basic balcony. No hot water at all and the a/c needs fixed.
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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.
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The cabin size was good and were clean. The cabin steward was friendly. Her service was not up to par based on our other cruise experience.
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Cabin Clean at boarding. All parts working. One deck chair needed repair.
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Very nice and very clean. The bathroom and shower were smaller than we are used to but perfectly adequate.
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Dissapointing at Best
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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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Small, but size sufficient. Did not like the bunk bed lay out at all. Directly above our bed. Beds very comfortable.

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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.

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Not impressed c771456

The cabin was quiet, clean and comfortable. The balcony was spacious and we loved the views.

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Room Was very spacious with a huge pullout sofa. there were 4 of us in the room 2 adults and 2 children and had enough space for all our stuff.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Great ship! Susan's Parents

We liked this cabin very much.

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Adequate sierra28546

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!

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OK but just OK. spideyswims

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.

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Great cabin but had to put the coffee table out on the balcony to ensure maximum room.
Did not like the "fat mirrors" though Ha Ha

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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.

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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.

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Apalling arnhem12
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.
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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.
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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.
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Dissapointed ShellyCruiser
Nice location, extra large balcony.
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Room 660. Really spacious. Plenty of storage and close to everything
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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.
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Nice location. Close to the stairs. No noise from Elevators at all.
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We were in cabin 8594 port side cabin was large, spacious and very clean top class
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E1 Balcony - Average Size - Average Closet space - Blinds ripped (changed on final day) Bathroom small but sufficed. Balcony ample.
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Awesome 2nd time cruisers
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.
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Excellent! Frogmill0

Cabin 7610 (E1 category), Good quiet location near lifts.

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Just off the stairway next to the Library. No noise. Balcony slightly angled which prevents view of the front of the ship.
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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.
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Our Review Broomboy1948
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.
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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.
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Cabin 7314, Balcony cabin, spotless, quiet area of ship just about half way on port side of ship.
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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.
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Great location although the bed coming out the celing would not be suitable for a child much older. Our 11 year old clattered against the rails.
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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.
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Frank and honest mika6617
Our Balcony stateroom was fine, it had enough room for our period of stay and was kept tidy enough, although you will find better kept staterooms.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Great view, nice and quiet too.
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Royal Chavibbean looper35uk
Cabin 9588. Very centre of the ship, long walks to the lifts (foward and aft). Decor of cabin very poor, looks like something from the 70's.
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Great balcony - cabin would be a bit cramped for 3 people on a longer cruise but was satisfactory for a mini cruise.
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Nice room. Large Balcony. Balcony is at back of ship and has some obstruction, but overall a nice Panoramic view.
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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.
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Devon Dumplings Pat Collier
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
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Aft balcony was great, however because of the metal across the back, it was not as nice as aft cabins on other cruise lines.
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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.
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Loved having the divider between our balcony and our son's balcony open so we had one big balcony that the whole family could enjoy... spent many evening on it.
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Good midship location, all ship facilities in easy reach. Plenty of storage (the usual), large balcony. Quiet.
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