A balcony stateroom is the way to go if you love to gaze at the water, sun, moon and stars, and an occasional oil rig and other structures. Sitting on the balcony is so tranquil, I drifted off for a nap and I NEVER shut down during the day for a nap. Read entire member review >>
Roomy with plenty of storage space. Our cabin steward Clement was outstanding. Had breakfast on the balcony several days and was pleased to see that the divider between balconies and be opened by staff if you choose and know the occupants of the adjoining cabin. Read entire member review >>
Everything about it was perfect except the neighbors on the first night :). They were in four adjoining rooms and took down the doors between the patios and that made a lot of noise. But this was a good location, great balcony, large room. I couldn't have been happier. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin 6686 on the aft port side was just below the hot tub. We had a constant flow of dripping water on our balcony rail. As women, this was a problem. Other than that the room was great. Our air conditioning worked very well. Our refrigerator also worked well and that is usually not the case. Everything was in good repair with no problems Read entire member review >>
Cabin was spacious with adequate storage. It was in pretty good shape, but the cabins may all be showing their age a bit at this point. We had a slight problem with the deodorizer used between sailings, but it eventually aired out. The bed was comfortable but someone tall might find the curve on one side challenging. Our cabin was the very last balcony on the starboard side. The cabin aft is an oceanview.
Our cabin was the very last balcony on the starboard side which provided an extra measure of privacy. Only occasionally were the two cabins forward of ours (who were traveling together) out on their balconies. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was standard balcony. Clean room. nothing special. Bathroom could use a little bit of upkeep though. Mold in places in the shower and the spot that holds the toilet bowl cleaner bristles was nasty and falling off of the wall. Read entire member review >>
We had Superior Balcony Staterooms on Deck 6. Two of them right next door with a door that connected the two. Plenty of space for the four of us, especially with two in each room. The location, Deck 6, was super ideal because of it's close proximity to the Royal Promenade floor (Deck 5), the theatre (Decks 4 and 5) and Dining Halls (Decks 2, 3 and 4 - if I remember correctly!).
Balcony rooms. Man. I don't know if I could ever do a cruise again withOUT a balcony room. Makes the cruise soooo much better knowing you can have your morning coffee on your own private balcony. Even the balconies between our rooms connected, creating a seamless "apartment".
For anyone wanting to bring an Xbox, DVD player, Apple TV, etc...with hopes of plugging it in to the TV, sorry to disappoint. I got a wifi package so I was planning on using my Apple TV to watch a movie here and there and came to find out you couldn't change channel inputs. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a very nice size and balcony was a good size for the two of us. We did not feel confined. We were told there might be more movement, since it was eighth from the front end of the ship, but it was not bad at all. One night there was more movement than usual, but I never got queezy.
Our cabin steward was Winsome from Jamaica and she did an excellent job. Read entire member review >>
The cabin had plenty of storage. We put the coffee table in the closet to open up space and not worry about tripping over it to and from the bathroom at night. I brought hangers with me as they never have enough to hang all I want to hang. Most of those items could be folded and put on the shelves in the closet but I like to hang all I can to get the wrinkles out. The steward/stewardess will get you more hangers but sometimes they are hard to find and very busy so I like having mine in hand. I leave them on the ship at the end of the cruise.
The only "down" was they have taken away the Kleenex from some cabins. I heard because people were discarding them in the toilets rather than the convenient trash bin and this can cause problems. Ours happened to be one of them and the one-ply TP does not get it for blowing your nose, make-up, etc. However, a friend had two boxes in her cabin and gave us one which I kept in a drawer in case our outstanding stewardess could get in trouble for "supplying" it when she wasn't suppose to. There were boxes in the public bathrooms that could have been "liberated." Those that got the Kleenex said it was not in the bathroom dispenser but on the vanity. Read entire member review >>
Cabin met our expectations and was maintained well throughout the cruise. Everything worked and the concierge and his staff worked well and were available for any queries we had Read entire member review >>
The best thing about the ship was the cabin. It is a very comfortable size and offers lots of room for clothes storage. The balcony is equally comfortable. We had an excellent cabin steward. Our cabin was always fresh and spotless!! She is probably one of the best stewards we have ever had. It was always a pleasure to return to our cabin. Read entire member review >>
You can stow your luggage under the bed, which was a little hard if you are a side-sleeper. Room was large enough and we underutilized the balcony. It was great to have for a view of the Rock of Gibraltar at night. The music on the announcement speaker is nice for an afternoon nap. Room service is basically free! We utilized the laundry service primarily for socks and underwear. Our shower had barely adequate force and the pulsing feature is good to focus cleaning on specific areas. Read entire member review >>
Excellent Balcony cabin, I booked this location so that it was on the same side as the teen club and also the same side as the restaurants. The room was in a quiet location , close to lifts but not too close so you didn't hear people passing by. The balcony was a good size with a table and two chairs. It wasn't windy and we regularly sat there after 1am in the morning which was beautiful. Felt it was very private on the balcony from both neighbours. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony and spacious room. One caveat ... the Windjammer is one level above this cabin...so we frequently heard carts rolling across our ceiling/their floor. It is also located across from crew access, but we were never disturbed by that. There was a smoking neighbor or two from nearby balconies, which in my opinion is unacceptable. Smoking should ONLY be in designated smoking areas, not on balconies. Passengers aren't even allowed to bring travel irons, but they can smoke cigarettes and use lighters/matches??? Makes no sense to me! Read entire member review >>
We had a stateroom with a balcony; I truely expected it to be small - it was perfect. I enjoyed breakfast on my balcony every morning, watched the sunrise and couldn't imagine sailing without one.
Our adult children shared an interior stateroom. It was small and crowded, but if they utilized the space better it would have been fine. Because it was so dark without a window, they partied all night and slept all day without a problem ;o) They had no problems, man! (insert the Jamaican accent here) Read entire member review >>
Considering the size of the room we really had a lot of storage area. I love the vanity area with the mirrors and secret storage ares. The bath is small but functional with a great shower door. We loved the balcony - spent a lot of time on it. When one considers how much time you actually spend in your room, it was really perfect for our needs. Read entire member review >>
Welcome to Cruise Critic; we're happy you decided to register to become a Cruise Critic Member.
Important: Do Not Use Your REAL NAME as your USER NAME
Important: Please disable your email verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Please add @cruisecritic.com to your email safelist.
Please respect that this is a MODERATED community for people who absolutely LOVE cruise travel or want to learn about cruise travel.
Registration to Cruise Critic's Cruise Community is free! We require that you use a valid e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address before you are allowed to login and post on the boards. Again, please disable your spamblocking or verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Also, as a member of Cruise Critic you will receive copies of our weekly newsletter plus our "Cruise Sails" and one "Member Offer" mailing. Should you not want to continue to receive these e-mailings, simply unsubscribe by following the directions in the newsletter. By agreeing to become a member, you are agreeing to receipt of our newsletters.
Additionally, we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed at this link: Community Guidelines.
This is a moderated Community. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Web site and do not wish to be bound by them, please do not use this Web site or continue the registration process. Cruise Critic reserves the right to remove any content in its sole discretion. Additionally, if you violate our Community Guidelines you may lose your posting privileges -- permanently -- without warning. By continuing the registration you are agreeing to the terms
These are moderated message boards. What this means is that we do our best to remove all objectionable messages from the boards. It also means that you cannot say whatever you'd like on the forums. If you are looking for an "anything goes" setting, Cruise Critic might not be the place for you. Understand, too, that our community is comprised of folks who LOVE to cruise. It therefore stands to reason that they will have a favorite cruise line or port of call -- in other words, they are "fans" and will sometimes take offense when a brand new member has arrived on the scene to bash a cruise line.
Keep in mind that we do not prescreen posts so there may be a period of time when an inappropriate post is visible. Please use the Report A Post icon located in the UPPER right hand corner of each posting if you wish to report a violation of our Community Guidelines. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Cruise Critic Message Board Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, are in violation of our Community Guidelines or otherwise violative of any laws.
Cruise Critic reserves to right to remove, edit, move or close any thread (discussion) for any reason from the forums without warning. or notification to the Community. Additionally, we also reserve the right to deny posting privileges to any member at our sole discretion.
You hereby grant Cruise Critic the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in our message board community (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
Our mission is to provide a haven on the Internet free of harassment and advertising for our community members' enjoyment. Any company or person(s) that interfere with that mission risk losing their posting privileges.
If you have any questions about how our community is moderated, please address them to our Community Manager via e-mail at email@example.com. Please do not post on the boards.