BEN AND JERRY'S SWEET! The room was great, the cow decor was a humorous touch and the free ice cream was utilized 5 of the 7 times. We didn't use the Suite Lounge as the biggest perk would have been free drinks in the afternoon (if we understood correctly) and we already had the beverage package, So why did I give it 4 out of 5 if it was great? A few things: 1) Water never got COLD and smelled like well water. We refused to drink it once we noticed it but up until that point both the faucet and shower never got colder than "body temperature". We asked them to take a look at it and the replaced the whole part of the shower where you turn it on, adjust the temp etc (new one looked way never and less confusing... you're welcome) but it didn't help the temperatures. 2) Interactive TV never worked. As a result we always had to stand in line at guest services to check our onboard bill, etc and never ordered room service because we had no clue what the options were. Not even sure what else they may have shown on there. Supposedly it was looked at and "fixed" but nothing changed. 3) These promenade rooms are REALLY small. We actually moved both nightstands to the side of the room closer to the bathroom to get a little more space at the entrance. I'm not tiny but had the shower been any smaller it would have been very difficult. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was laid out well & I enjoyed having the extra window seat.
I also enjoyed the black out curtain as it made sleeping/resting easier.
We did hear some noise from the promenade, but not as much as I thought there would be. The only night that was frustratingly noisy was the disco night, most especially since the following morning was our early port & we had an early excursion booked.
It took me FOREVER to find the hair dryer in the drawer under the desk/vanity. I didn't even know that drawer was there. The shower had what appeared to be black mold growing in between the wall & the plastic shower enclosure wall. I informed RCI in their post-cruise survey to pay better attention to that since it is a humid area that doesn't get much air & is a concern. However, I don't know how they could clean it without taking out the entire shower enclosure. Read entire member review >>
We booked 7615, deck 7, a promenade cabin. It was centrally located and an easy walk to the central elevator. We really appreciated the extra window seat. It made for a nice little seating area (small couch, window seat & a coffee table) that made the small cabin seem a little larger, and it was great to have the light from the promenade so as not to feel claustrophobic in the cabin.
The bathroom is another story--small. At least the shower has a rounded sliding door so there's room to maneuver in there. The only time we regretted having the PR cabin was 70s disco party night. It went on until almost midnight & it was loud. Other than that, the only thing you need to worry about is drawing your curtains while you dress, or the world will see you!
Our room was small but cozy and had plenty of storage space. There are shelves, drawers, medicine cabinets, a closet with shelves, and there was a mini fridge. It's not very cold, since it's really meant to just keep beverages cool. The room comes with a hair dryer in the vanity drawer. I brought a plastic hanging shoe holder to put over the bathroom door, and that helped keep our toiletries tucked out of the way. We never heard noise from our neighbors. The only time we did hear anything outside in the halls, it was a loud bang late the last night, and that was probably the stewards loading luggage. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was in a good location, was fun peeking out to see the Cafe Promenade and watching the parade. The only noisy night was when they had the 70's party but it didn't go on too late. Our room steward was excellent. The beds were comfortable. Read entire member review >>
We had adjoining 7613/7611. It was a great location - not too close to elevators and stairs, so avoided that noise, but being in the middle of ship you could take the stairs down to Promenade or up to pool deck without much effort so you didn't have to wait for the elevators (which were always a wait!) They were large rooms with two couches - one next to the bed, and one next to the window overlooking the promenade. Ours look across at Ben & Jerry's and we were directly over Café Promenade. The only noise from the Promenade were early evening when they had bands (usually around 5:30-7:30) and the one night they had the 70's party (10pm-11pm). Otherwise it was quiet, and the kids LOVED people-watching. It was quiet between the rooms as well - with the adjoining door closed, we couldn't even hear the kids' TV! Read entire member review >>
Good layout and size.
Noisy from the street below especially when musicians are playing music.
Be aware that the hair dryer is hidden in a secret drawer under the table. We did not find it until day 4! Read entire member review >>
Great location overlooking Cafe Promenade. Good views of the activities below without the noise. We could see a band playing down there but could not hear it in the room at all. Wonderful window seat and big bay window looking over Royal Promenade.
One suggestion RCI - the glasstop table by the loveseat and window seat is not really needed. Removing it would add some needed floor space to the room. Read entire member review >>
Surprisingly quiet. The bay window with extra seating made it seem a lot more spacious and gave us extra space to put our bags. Only time we heard any noise was during the 70's disco party which happened one night between 10 and 11 pm (by 11:01pm it was dead silent again) and the Zumba Class which was on the last day from 9 to 10 am. Those two occasions were not a problem for us since we didn't go to sleep before midnight and were always awake by 9, but it is something you need to consider if you plan to be asleep during those hours. We were never in our cabin during the other parades that take place around 5 pm so, I cannot comment on that. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin steward Nelwin was so great. He made cute towel animals that my niece and I loved, especially the monkey wearing her sunglasses. He was always available for anything we needed, including fresh towels. He was able to get my laundry taken and delivered within 24 hours. Read entire member review >>
Had connecting room with daughter and son-in-law. That was fun. Whole group of 8 hung out in our cabins. Good location on ship. Good accessibility to stairs/elevators and mid-level, not too far up or down, to activities/foods. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom was clean and obviously well kept although the bathroom mirror was starting to show separation around the edges. We had an outstanding room attendant in that he always got the room cleaned without interrupting our daily routine at all. One disappointment however was that we only intermittently got towel creatures instead of every night as in the past. In addition there were no chocolates on the pillows at night. Both minor but still things we had come to expect making it feel light a slight disappointment. Read entire member review >>
We love these inside Promenade rooms. So sad the new news do not have these. The window out to the promenade makes the room look so much bigger and you get two couches in your room. We would always book this category if we could. Read entire member review >>
Promenade rooms are small. The door to the bathroom and the closet cannot be opened at the same time and the light switch for the bathroom is behind the door. The room is quiet though. Carpeting is dated and needs to be replaced. Read entire member review >>
We had adjoining rooms. I love the Promenade rooms because I feel as though I am in a hotel, rather than on a ship. Also, if I don't feel like going down to watch a parade, I can open my curtains and look down at it. Read entire member review >>
8287 - Clean, quiet and in the middle of the ship. The Promenade could be seen via the indoor window. Heard all the parades but not too loud. You are viewing the tops of the entertainer’s heads. If you wish to have a better view of the parades you may wish to be on the 7th floor. Plenty of room for 2 people - would be crowded with more. Slight wear and tear to rooms - nothing very noticeable. Facilities were clean and worked well. Read entire member review >>
Small, clean, comfortable, good for 1-2 people. Our attendant, Gabriel, was great. Very noisy at night, you hear all activities on the promenade. I love the layout of the room, but will not book it again, because of the noise. Shower is tiny, shampoo comes out of a dispenser on the wall, no conditioner, no lotion, just a small bar of soap and a shampoo. I was lucky to bring a conditioner, what were they thinking? After pool, the hair really needs good wahsing and conditioning. The blow dryer is in your desk drawer, not very convenient. If not for the noise, i'd be very happy in this room. Read entire member review >>
This room is extremely awkward. The doors to the closet are right by the cabin door and bathroom door. So, if they are open you cannot enter or leave the room, and you cannot enter or leave the bathroom. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 6263 is right above Sorrento's pizza. The only issue we had was noise from the DJ in the promenade on the first night. The DJ ended at 11:00, so it would not be an issue if you weren't trying to fall asleep. Unfortunately after a long day of travel and stress, we were wiped out. Never had an issue after that. We loved the cabin! Read entire member review >>
The Promenade stateroom is excellent value for the money. It's an inside stateroom with a view. If you choose the 7th or 8th floor the noise from below won't bother you and you can sit in your window seat and take in the sites below. Read entire member review >>
Promenade cabin very small, bed divides it into to two areas. Lots of shelves and big closet. Promenade noise only a problem during the parties but then it's loud and can be later at night. Noise from surrounding cabins very bad. No privacy with curtains open - cabins across Promenade can see right in. Read entire member review >>
We had a Royal Promenade suite and it was beautiful! Was really nice to be able to watch people and the parades without having to endure the crowds! We were not sure of an "inside" cabin, however this is NO inside cabin! Read entire member review >>
We had a cabin that overlooked the Promenade. With the angle of the heavy glass that distorted the view, it was not worth the money and we would not bother with it again. We thought the cabin was small and not laid out very efficiently compared to other cabins we've had even on smaller, older ships. Read entire member review >>
Nice room. Ample storage if you put empty suitcases under the bed. The room has a great central view of the promenade. You will hear noise from the promenade every night until about midnight. If you are early to bed and a light sleeper, don't choose this room. Read entire member review >>
This is the Ben & Jerry's suite. This cabin is a standard promenade cabin with a buch of special cow decorations. It included free Ben & Jerry's for the cruise and access to the concierge lounge which was a fantastic perk! I would absolutely recommend this cabin. Read entire member review >>
We had an inside Promenade state room. It was a very good use of the little space we had, with many drawers and plenty of closet space. It was comfortable, close quarters, but it was fine for what we needed. We always had hot water, and even though the water pressure in the shower was a little weak, it was a decent shower. The beds were comfortable, and we liked having the couches to throw stuff on. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom 6327, Promenade Stateroom. Decent size for a smaller stateroom, fun room with a view of the Promenade. If you're so inclined, I'd recommend a Promenade stateroom on Deck 7, better view with slightly more privacy. Location of 6327 is perfect though, starboard side near centrum stairs and elevators, one flight down to Promenade, two flights down to dining/casino. Read entire member review >>
Cabin #8313. We could hear the TV from the room next to us and also talking.I think the room next to us had the TV on the wall where our bed was. We saw the room when it was opened. They should put beds with headboards back to back on walls so you don't hear TV's on all night. Room was big enough for what we expected. Read entire member review >>
Convenient location beside lift and stairs, but not noisy. Overlooks promenade, but the top end so the noise of parades and bars is avoided. The only noise I ever heard were occasional footsteps - a few times during the cruise. I would book this cabin again. Read entire member review >>
We have always had a balcony room on other cruises, never anything smaller. We opted for a Promenade stateroom this time as our friends we were cruising with had a JS, so we could visit them. We chose the PR from seeing it on cabin crawl in November on the Voyager. (Cabin crawl is an awesome way to see other stateroom categories). We had adequate room. Closet was same as we had in our balcony room prior. The main difference was the bed. It allowed a smaller walking space in the room since the end was only 12 inches from the wall. We really liked the window looking out. It had 2 small seating couches & a chair at the desk. We had plenty of room for 8 days for the 2 of us. The bathroom seemed about the same size. The only drawback we had was where they place the light switch to the bathroom. It is behind the door. The door opens to the room, so if you turn the light on & open the door, it will light up the room & wake everyone up. The room is very dark, so bring a small flashlight to avoid this.
We didn't notice any noise that bothered us. You could barely hear any from the promenade. Good location as we were above Guest Services, so noise was minimal. Read entire member review >>
we had adjoining rooms, 8281 & 8279. We've never cruised before, but we were pleasantly surprised at the room size. suitcases fit under the bed, closet and drawers were big enough for all of our clothing. It was a quiet location on the ship. nothing negative at all to say about the rooms. Read entire member review >>
Not too far to walk from elevator. Small cabins. Good closet and storage space. Bathroom good size. Promenade windows a little fogged over not so clear to look through but could see things happening below. Rarely heard any noise from the Promenade events adn if you did very muted. Great blow dryer. Read entire member review >>
Loved our Promenade Stateroom - this is the second time we've selected that type of cabin. It is so nice to have the prices of an inside cabin with a window into the Promenade, to see what is going on at different times of the day and evening. Beautifully decorated, and loved having the small couch AND a window seat - very comfortable for 2 people. Read entire member review >>
Cabin: We were in Cabin number 6263, Category PR, with a view on the Royal Promenade. As with most run-of-the-mill cruise ship cabins, it was a slightly cramped, efficient and utilitarian cabin with lots of storage space, drawers and shelves. The cabin had a king-size bed that could not be separated into 2 individual beds, 2 small sofas, one of which is positioned in front of the bay window that overlooks the Royal Promenade. The bathroom is only slightly bigger than a phone booth used to be, but not by much. It also has a desk, a mini refrigerator, a flat screen TV and a hair dryer. That cabin has an adjoining door into the next cabin. On embarkation day, someone next door tried three times to open our adjoining cabin's door until I knocked on their front door and explained that if they tried again, I would call security: end of problem. I strongly believe in clear rules of engagement. Read entire member review >>
Good sized closet, enough drawer space and shelves to put clothes. Bathroom closet had 3 shelves for toiletries. Bed was comfortable, a little narrow passageway to get around the bed to go to the other side. Nice little couch to sit on right at the window so you can look out at the promenade. Our room was just about mid-ship--good location, not noisy. (Just be aware that all of these promenade staterooms do hear the activites (parades, music) that is playing down below. But, it ends by about 11-11:30 and then there is no more noise. Unless you want to go to sleep at 9:00, don't worry about the noise. Read entire member review >>
Unique room with added Ben and Jerry's" perks. "Plus" is the room gets some "outside light" from its mall window. We experienced no noise from the service area adjoining the room, nor from the ice cream shop below. But if you're early to bed you'll be in for night-after-night parades, dances, and other assorted spectacles that continue past midnight. That's true of all the inside Promenade rooms. Read entire member review >>
We had cabins 7287 & 7289 which are connecting Promenade cabins, each sleeping 2. The speakers for the promenade shows are close by and you could hear the music and MC during the shows but other than that both rooms are incredibly quiet(possibly the quietest of my 6 previous cruises). It was quite nice to catch the shows from our room as we were almost dead center. PR far exceeded expectations. Remember to close your drapes when undressing. Cabin was narrow but RC rooms in general seemed smaller. Very comfortable bed and linens. Adequate storage. Good room steward. Read entire member review >>
nice closet; bathroom was manageable... I was surprised. The promenade rooms are actually nice and for the price well worth it. This is a nice room if you are trying to save money and we had the 8th floor so it was easy to go up to the top and be outside. Read entire member review >>