We stayed in 8574 and my sister in law stayed in 8568.
These rooms are pretty spacious compared to inside rooms.
I never can figure out the whole square feet thing they list, so if youre like me and want to know the approximate real size, its 9 x 17 (from door to window).
Amenities: These rooms come with a spare bed under the main beds and a bunk bed fitting 4 people altogether. (In the room, not on the bunk bed )
Hair dryer, desk, closet, safe, the usual stuff.. NO ROBES in the room, for those of you who ask. I dont care, but I see that question a lot. So there you go.
Sound: Both rooms are above Chin Chin, so theres no noise from below or above.
There was some kid running up the hall pretty much constantly and at all hours, and one day I finally caught him and asked him what his problem was. Thats not the rooms fault tho. Just noting that I can hear it as a light sleeper.
View: These are obstructed view cabins. 8574 is mostly blocked by a lifeboat. Probably 90%. You can see a little ocean and mountains tho.
8568 is probably 10% blocked by a lifeboat. Both have double elongated porthole type windows. (see attachment)
Pros: I will be booking a deck 8 obstructed room again for sure. Without giving everything away, (I dont want everyone to book all the rooms! ) Ill just say that its convenient to everywhere.
Cons: The kid in the hall kind of makes us want to book at the end of the hall instead of midship.
Deck 8 is like a freakin' maze. It winds and turns and even goes up and down. On day 1 I was totally lost. As a comparison, on deck 11 you can see pretty much from one end of the ship to the other.
The end that opens to the atrium is very narrow and turns so you cant see if someone is coming. Youll have to keep an eye open.
8574 is mid hall. 8568 is at a turn with a room on only one side and faces a hall junction. This probably leads to more sound problems if youre a light sleeper.
Conclusion: Those cons dont make me want to not book this room or deck 8 again. I would for sure. Its just a really great location. You can get to everywhere really easily.
4 stars. It would be 5 if the hall wasnt a maze!