Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony (E2): Independence of the Seas Cabin Reviews

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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony Cabins

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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 (E2)
Decks: Deck 6 | Deck 7 | Deck 8
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Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin 8368
Oct 2016
Standards slipping By: moswinner1
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.
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Cabin 9658
Oct 2016
Nice Sunny Cruise By: ranoutofcontinents
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.
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Cabin 1610
Oct 2016
Cruise on Independence aka Indy By: CruisingnotSnoozing
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.
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Cabin 1700
Jul 2016
Benidorm of the Seas By: r.kind1
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.
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Cabin 8388
Jul 2016
No complaints was not perfect but nothing is. Room attendant excellent
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Cabin 9576
Apr 2016
Room was spacious, comfortable and very clean. We enjoyed sitting on the balcony.
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Cabin 1286
Mar 2016
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.
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Cabin 7642
Mar 2016
A Great Time as Always By: Lynn1179
Beautiful room with a beautiful view. Easy access to the stairs/lifts which was fantastic
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Cabin 9293
Feb 2016
Just ok By: sugadogg
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.
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Cabin 8644
Feb 2016
Great Cruise, Not So Great Weather By: Soontoberetired2012
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!
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Feb 2016
Cabin was fine. Cabin stewardess kept it clean.
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Cabin 6644
Feb 2016
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.
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Cabin 7218
Dec 2015
Pleasantly Surprised By: Gailela1
Clean, plenty of storage space and the beds are on the hard side but very comfortable. The sliding glass door is a bit of a challenge.
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Cabin 7340
Dec 2015
Good; Some Issues By: joyce_6333
One of the better "deluxe balcony" cabins we've had. Great storage. Perfect location. Did smell sewer now and then.
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Cabin 6370
Nov 2015
Great Trip By: ebmedic
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.
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Nov 2015
Never This Ship Again By: NJMOM1216
Cabin was clean. Nothing special.
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Cabin 7594
Oct 2015
Nice Cruise By: dan l
very nice clean , great cabin attendant
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Cabin 8634
Oct 2015
Destination, The Independence By: Cruisin-Susan007
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.
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Cabin 6332
Sep 2015
Great cabin, loved it.
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Cabin 6298
May 2015
Cabin was bigger than I expected. Enough storage and room under the KS bed for cases.
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Cabin 6518
Apr 2015
Cabin was nice and clean. Some days had little to no hot water. Had warm water but not hot water, but think that was ship problem not room problem.
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Cabin 8538
Mar 2015
Ready to go sail again! By: DennyB1234
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.
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Cabin 6338
Mar 2015
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)
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Cabin 6384
Mar 2015
Splendid By: shawjam
We had a balcony cabin on deck 6, starboard, near the stern. it was outstanding. It was large enough, had a fridge and a 65 square foot balcony. The bed was comfy too
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Cabin 8638
Mar 2015
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.
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Mar 2015
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.
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Cabin 8348
Jan 2015
I Love This Ship! By: DCNative
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.
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Cabin 8638
Nov 2014
A great room on the hump where you can see up and down the ship due to its location. It is right outside the lifts and there was no noise at all.
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Cabin 8348
Nov 2014
Short but wonderful By: MommaMickey
Immaculately clean. Well appointed but little room between wall and bed...had to shimmy off bed. Had tea pot set up.
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Oct 2014
5th time on board By: lovethesun22
Lovely cabin.
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Cabin 6342
Dec 2013
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.
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Cabin 7288
Jul 2013
Very Good By: RC1903
Standard Cabin, Experienced little noise, Good view from balcony
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Cabin 8350
Jul 2013
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".
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Cabin 6632
Feb 2013
So Much To See By: ladyhawk415
Perfect cabin for this ship. Great location, cabin size & big balcony.
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Cabin 7574
Jun 2012
Great Cruise By: ursaterr
We where very pleased with our cabin very spacious plenty of room in the closet good balcony on Port side,very quite hall-way deck 7.
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Cabin 7254
Jun 2012
What a ship By: derek bryan
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.
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Cabin 8638
Apr 2012
A Good as I Remembered!!! By: wilkinwonder66
Spacious balcony, bu table a bit small if yu want to hav breakfast or lunch out there, wardrobes not overly spacious but you can just about manage for a week/10 days.
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Cabin 6242
Apr 2012
Family Holiday Cruise By: Michael Bailey
Well laid out. Clean. Good cabin service. Every thing worked except balcony door would not shut tight so there was wind noise at night
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Cabin 6644
Apr 2012
cabin 6644 which is in an ideal spot close to stairways but no noise.Midship it was ideal spot.
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Cabin 7248
Mar 2012
Somewhat disappointed By: Bruce Tucker
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.
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Cabin 7290
Mar 2012
GREAT VACATION By: Geoff Sheridan
Great balcony in a quiet location, well planed room plenty of space under the bed for you cases.
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Cabin 8518
Feb 2012
Spotlessly clean, comfortable. Nice balcony, really comfy bed & excellent shower. Not too much space to put cases though. Good TV listing.
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Cabin 8630
Feb 2012
First cruise By: Spent72
8630 great room great balcony great attendant great position near the lifts
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Cabin 9704
Jan 2012
Canary Isles By: Wendy Morris
Small balcony right at rear but quiet location. Balcony gets covered in soot, especially on sailaway. No noise from adjoining cabin or corridor.
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Cabin 6652
Nov 2011
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
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Aug 2011
Fun for all the family By: Sally Crowley
Great cabin very spacious with a balcony. Efficient shower - fine for us but not much good if you are carrying any excess weight as quite small cubicle.
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Cabin 8342
Jul 2011
See my comments about my stateroom in the review itself.
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Cabin 9590
Jul 2011
9590 - perfect location!
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Cabin 9540
Jun 2011
First timer views By: John Nightingale
Very , very good. Beds were lovely and most comfortable I've ever slept on. Will be buying similar for home. All other aspects good and maid service was excellent
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Cabin 6316
Apr 2011
Sub-Mariner of the Seas By: peter thorley
6316 Good position on the ship on the "hump" deck 6 mid ship. Close to lifts dining and reception but far enough away to suffer no noise pollution
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Mar 2011
Canary Islands By: bikn4fn
We liked the extra space between the balcony doors and the curtains. It was a good place to store our luggage.
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Cabin 6586
Nov 2010
The best cruise yet! By: Richard Edwards
Good location. Only downside it on street party nights as you are very close to the Promenade so it can be noisy.
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Cabin 8244
Aug 2010
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.
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Apr 2010
Better than Expected By: ajcruiser
E2 Hump room, great location, great balcony, great view, no noise...would book again.
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Cabin 7566
Apr 2010
Deck 7 Rm 7566 was a good location away from elevators.
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Cabin 6342
Apr 2010
Cabin 6342 is a balcony on the midship bubble.
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Cabin 8338
Apr 2010
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.
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Cabin 6258
Mar 2010
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..
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Cabin 6258
Mar 2010
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..
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Cabin 6636
Feb 2010
GREAT FAMILY VACATION By: winnipeg melody
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
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Cabin 7394
Dec 2009
smooth crossing By: kikaan
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.
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Cabin 6318
Jun 2009
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.
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Cabin 6626
Mar 2009
great location, near elevators, and 1 floor up from dining room, and not far from Pommenade
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Cabin 9240
Mar 2009
Need more drawer space. Teen kids need more supervision while onboard. Cabin and wait staff were excellent.
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Feb 2009
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.
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Cabin 6646
Feb 2009
Cabin 7324
Dec 2008
Great wheelchair accessible cabin with a spacious balcony.
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