8330 is one of the balcony rooms on the "hump" of the ship. This is great, because it give you extra room to accommodate for the curvature of the ship. Also, you can get a vantage point looking forward or aft depending on where you are on the hump instead of most balconies that just look straight out of the ship.
The room itself was spacious and had lots of storage nooks for all sorts of things. The bed and linens were comfortable. The bathroom was okay. I did notice some mold behind the area where the shower door slides. Read entire member review >>
Good cabin. Nice shower and generous flow of hot water. Balcony is very private. Even small fridge (although it didn't work well.) Comfortable bed. Multiple choice on pillows for those who like thick or soft pillows. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was clean and comfortable, our Cabin steward "Norlan" was excellent, always had a smile and did a good Job. The Seats on the balcony have been replaced from the reclining ones we've had before and were not good for trying to sun yourself, as you could only sit bolt upright. Read entire member review >>
This was a nice cabin. Loved the balcony in the warm weather we had. Near the elevators but not on top of them, and at the restaurant end of the ship so not constant walking. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was spacious with plenty of storage although we had packed extra hangers as there never seems to be enough for all the clothes we take! The balcony had two chairs, table and lounger on it and being on deck 10 and mid ship was accessible to everything we needed. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in Cabin 1700 port side. Large cabin with a pole in the middle of the room, due to this inconvenience you get a larger stateroom for the price. Huge balcony. The room sits below the Windjammer. No noise but also no sun due to the overhang of the windjammer. Read entire member review >>
We had an outside cabin with a veranda, it was clean and ready for us when we arrived. The mattress was surprisingly comfortable and the linen looked new. Our cabin attendant was a bit of a ghost but he kept the place clean. Read entire member review >>
The bed was HORRIBLE. The mattress sunk in the middle. I slept with a pillow under my back every night at an attempt to be laying level. I still woke up with a horrible back ache every day, and dreaded going to bed at night. They also don’t use fitted sheets, they lay a sheet on top of a plain mattress (no mattress pad) and so that bunches up underneath you in the night. Hair dryer and safe are in the room. Our cabin steward was nice, and kept our room clean - although we really didn’t require much. Read entire member review >>
Nothing special about this cabin, but nothing bad either! It was a standard balcony cabin located right off the elevators. I thought the noise of the elevators and foot traffic might be a problem but it was not. Very quiet at night. We loved the balcony! Because it was a "hump" cabin it did stick out a bit from the others for very good viewing.
Our cabin steward Shamari. Was awesome! Read entire member review >>
Not certain about the category but we had a balcony. Room was clean it appeared. The air conditioning did not work properly until a technician did his thing. I was surprised that there were only two soaps, no shampoos, etc. in the bath. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of space. Well maintained room. The partitions between balconies banged some with the wind, but we fixed that with as wash cloth for padding.
The pull out bed was perfect for a small child. Read entire member review >>
We had an E2 "hump" balcony. Others have raved about the extra balcony space on the hump balconies, but we found it was the same size as any other balcony. The extra room for being on the hump was taken up in the cabin between the drapes and the sliding door--a good place for some luggage, but not much else.
Cabin 8634 was small, but fine for the two of us. It was clean and well maintained. Read entire member review >>
We were advised that we might feel a little more ship movement with a forward cabin, but we did not find this to be the case. The only noise we noticed was children running up and down the corridor on a few occasions. Read entire member review >>
To have an E2 cabin on a hump and yet have a cabin on a strategically position area on a ship is just something you cannot ask for more. The hump extends out of the ship. and you could see the front and back of the ship..It was great as the other cabins down the hallway didn't have this luxury. Furthermore, despite the cabin being close to the elevators, it was quiet and you could barely hear anyone chatting outside, not even footsteps. There were a lot of closet space for you to put your stuff, and many hangers as well. Kettle and hairdryer provided. Toilet was a decent size and the cabin didn't look old so did the balcony which had space for 2 chairs and a table..(wanted a lounger but was informed it cannot be done) Read entire member review >>
I would take this cabin every time..it was close to the elevators and the stairs, great view looking forward and aft, and you can look straight down to the water. I don't know who designed the showers but that may be the smallest shower we have ever seen. Read entire member review >>
Cabin - E2 Balcony 7334 was mid ship, right at the start of the 'bump'. The cabin was in excellent condition, spacious enough for the 8 days and laid out well. There was plenty of storage space, and the safe was at eye level in the closet. There was room both under the bed and behind the balcony curtains for luggage storage (one of the advantages of having a cabin on the 'bump'). A few minor inconveniences (little hot water in the shower, a slow drain in the sink) were attended to quickly once they were brought to the attention of guest services. We think there was a problem with the phone system since we were not getting messages that were being left for us. Read entire member review >>
The balcony cabin was on the hump with a larger than usual balcony. It was well maintained and quite comfortable. I had an extra mattress pad put on the bed as it keeps it from dividing mid-cruise. Read entire member review >>
We originally booked an interior but caught a massive price break for balcony guarantee Cat X for only $20 extra. Turned out to be the best $20 I've ever spent. Room 6340 was located on the starboard side hump, and it is category E2. The stateroom was surprisingly roomy, and the balcony was wonderful. This room does have its ups and downs.Location: It is located right by the elevator on Deck 6. In fact, if we leave our cabin door open, you can walk right into our room walking into our hallway. With that, we hear chatters from other cruisers walking by, but that did not really bother us. We also did not hear the parties and parades out in the promenade, so RCI did a pretty good job isolating sounds in our cabin. Because we are right above the out side promenade on deck 4, we did hear the crews working on the lifeboat hoist (which are right below us) with power tools. We heard grinding and banging at 8:00AM during sea day. Not something you want to hear when you want to sleep in. Other than that, the room is at a great location. Read entire member review >>
8350, on Starboard, cabin with balcony and was as expected. Adequate in size, with plenty of hanging and drawer space for clothes. Balcony had room for two chairs and table. The shower was better than encountered in other ships and most hotels.Leroy, our Attendant, was so discreet, though there when needed, in keeping our stateroom well maintained and clean, supplying clean towels almost at every time he was tidying or at "turndown". Read entire member review >>
my cabin was 7254 outside cabin with balcony.this cabin was very spacious in my eyes.the shower was powerful and roomy enough so that you didn't keep banging your arms.storage room was more than adequate.we had a mini bar and the safe was free. the bed was enormous and comfortable.the balcony was worth the extra money,the only downside is that my wife and i are non smokers and you cant stop ciggy smoke drifting onto your balcony or into the room if the doors are open.Great location not more than a few steps to the forward lifts,and we had no noise problems. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7248. Spacious and well appointed. Good sized balcony.
Hanging space a bit tight and difficult to get to safe because of side on position.
Bathroom a good size, Doors to shower make it easier to use than showers with curtain.
Cabin position being forward made it very quiet and very convenient to lifts and stais. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was no 6652 on deck 6 of Independence of the Seas. Was more spacious than expected. The balcony was adequate but a little over crowded with furniture. The partitions between balconies could be closed for individual cabins or could be openned and the area used between cabins - a good ideal for travelling with friends. The cabin was well lit with a variety of lights, the bed was 6ft double or two singles with bedside cabinets. There was a bed settee in the lounge area with could comfortably accommodate extra passengers. The TV was wall mounted and a range of satellite programmes were available, some were pay by view some were free channels. There was also interactive TV which could be used to book shore excursions and monitor on board account. There was also GPS and information on the on board activities and ports of call. The shower room was adequate but well fitted for the purpose with a small pull across line in the shower cubicle for drying clothing. The syphon system on the toilet flush was noisy and we were reluctant to use it at night. The soundproofing in the cabin was very good and we had very little noise from the adjoining cabins. Overall decor was very good Read entire member review >>
8244 - Convenient location near lifts and 3 floors below the gym. Blacony a good size but unfortunately th balcony cahirs were rather uncomfortable. Bathroom quite small but adequate. Near the fromt of the ship so you did have quite a wlak to the dining room at the back of the ship. Read entire member review >>
This cabin 8338 is a hump cabin. The only problem was the shower drain. It needed to be snaked during the first leg of the cruise. It is in a perfect position for getting to the elevators and stairways. Would have liked a lounge chair for the balcony. Read entire member review >>
the Cabin in E2 was nice size for us but you can't wash the back of your head with your elbows out without knocking the walls. Balcony is a nice size ans so is the size and set up of the room..I would choose this category again.. Read entire member review >>
E2 Balcony...front port side was a quiet location with a nice size balcony but the shower was way too small...Lots of noise from the upstairs rooms and especially noisy during the shows in the promenade, even tough we were not right on the promenade.. Read entire member review >>
Quiet, despite being close to elevators and stairs.
Plenty of closet space for two people
Enough drawer space for two people
Lovely balcony with view right to the bridge
Cabin 6636 Read entire member review >>
Maybe the only negative about our cabin is its distance from the elevators-staircase. We rarely heard any sound from other cabins. The mattress is very very comfortable. Our veranda of generous proportions.
The one thing we would really have appreciated is : cheaper internet access.
The duration of this cruise necessitated contact with the home front. Read entire member review >>
Excellent cabin although although doors and panels squeeked in rough seas.Beds are the finest I have ever slept on and I have never slept so long or so well, can you get them for home use? You can hear the toilet in the cabin next door being flushed which I did not expect. The shower with excellent also. Read entire member review >>
loved the balconies- wish there were more adjoing balcony rooms;if needed to call housekeeping- and the call didn't go through- the attendant must have their phone- could see where the call came from - and she was there asking how she could help. Read entire member review >>
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