Overall the ship is in decent condition. There are some crappy areas of the ship that need some work, our cabin was a deluxe balcony on deck 8 which is a good location. Lots of room with king size bed and sitting couch, vanity. Bathroom is decent size and looks like your typical bathroom. We did have a few days where our flush button didn't work but was fixed quickly. Our room steward did a great job on getting whatever we needed and keeping our room in good shape. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was really nice and we really got to enjoy the balcony this time. It was nice to just sit on the balcony and enjoy a cup of tea since those facilities are in the room with Southampton cruises. Read entire member review >>
Very good cabin the bed was massive, plenty of room and lots of space for everything, the room has a kettle, the bathroom was very small but functional. Balcony was nice overall a very good cabin Read entire member review >>
Was quite basic however most things were there and was probably on a par with those experienced on other cruise lines. Bed linen could have been changed more frequently but when asked they did change it immediately, however our cabin staff did an adequate job overall. However if you are travelling into the Med from Souithampton, do not pick this cabin as it does not get sun on the balcony at any time during the whole trip or whilst in ANY of the ports. Disappoining in that respect. Read entire member review >>
Decent size, good storage (as long as you don't over pack!), very comfortable bed, loved the balcony for "getting away from it all".
Bathroom only had soap in a wrapper and a plastic shampoo dispenser in the shower. I expected a lot more for the price of the "deluxe oceanview stateroom". Read entire member review >>
8562 is nice but there was obvious aging in the bathroom, mostly. The faucet was no longer very shiny and had patina marks. There was rust along the bottom frame of the bathroom door. Our toilet seat had a brown stain on the front that would not come off. The toilet had black stains that appear to be permanent since they remained for the duration of our cruise. The wall cabinet had obvious age marks along the bottom. The cabin has a king bed with overhead Pullman and a sofa bed. Our coffee table was missing. On the plus side, the cabin felt pretty spacious. The balcony has an actual table instead of the little side table. Other than the age issues, the cabin is fine. We slept really well. The only noise really was the very loud baby in the room next to us. Read entire member review >>
Since we were celebrating our honeymoon we splurged and got the balcony room.
While we enjoyed having the ability to go out on the balcony at morning, we did not use it much and probably won't book it again, unless it's a special occasion.
The room was clean & our room attendant was very nice & made sure he checked our room multiple times a day.
Other than the loud hen in the room next door, our room was typically very quiet. Read entire member review >>
What can I possibly say, there's a dated feel to the stateroom, the noise barrier from other staterooms or hallway, is non-existent, and majority of the stateroom have the same look as they did 5 years ago, with exception of the dressing on the bedding which had been changed to an updated look. Bring an extra pillow, as every pillow we had and even requested replacements were flat from wear and tear, and made for a very uncomfortable rest/sleep, and it showed once you got up and had such back pains Read entire member review >>
We just loved this AFT balcony. Just loved being out there at all times and really could just stay here the entire cruise it is so great.
Our cabin steward was the best. Just awesome. Read entire member review >>
I continue to be amazed by these cabins--compact, but space for everything; store your luggage under the bed. Our first cruise we went cheap and did an interior cabin-- can't imagine going back to that from a balcony; our 12 y.o. boys were cast into one such dark cave across the hall (highly recommended). Have a least one room service breakfast on your balcony. My wife and I would bring a snack-plate from the Windjammer and have "sunset cocktails" out there as well. Yes, the bathroom is tight, and you might want to bring your own, better, soap & shampoo. Stewards were great, quickly brought whatever was requested, room had always been tidies when we returned-- and it's always been like that for us on RCI. Read entire member review >>
Was clean, spacious enough for 2 of us with a small sitting area beside the bed. Balcony was small but I believe standard. Bathroom small but I believe standard. Room attendant, Cristin, was awesome: unobtrusive, friendly, helpful Read entire member review >>
The cabin's location was great, and that's about all the positives I have for it. The cleanliness of the cabin was poor, dirty mirror, dirty bed skirt, stained towels more than twice...yuck! The cabin steward was a jerk, and a dirty jerk at that. The configuration of the room is quite awkward as the doors to the closet open and the door to the bathroom run into one another and it was a bit hard to maneuver with one of us going in or out of the bathroom and the other one standing in front of the closet choosing clothes. So weird, given the excellent configuration in our last Princess cabin. Read entire member review >>
Was roomy and seemed to be a bit larger than the same category room on the Freedom Class. Shower certainly was larger! A bit disappointed with the overall cleanliness of the room. Read entire member review >>
Perfect with LOTS of storage in the room, closet and bathroom. I brought along a shoe organizer after reading the suggestion online but I didn't need it. Sure the drawers were on the small side (8 all together plus a center desk drawer that accommodated a MacBook), but with my set, enough for me to put undergarments in one, swimsuits in another, small tops in another, and my makeup case in the smallest one. At both ends of the mirror there were about 5 small storage shelves behind mirrored doors (good for toiletries). There were 2 larger shelves above the safe. There was small storage behind a mirror in the bathroom and also a long shelf under the sink. The shower had a small caddy. If you bring large shampoos and shower gels then it would be tight but all of our stuff was small. The suction hooks I brought was nice for holding my shower sponge inside the shower and my shower cap outside the shower. Lastly there were about 5 deep shelves in the closet that was great for the clothes we didn't need to hang, like shorts and tees, and for shoes. Read entire member review >>
The balcony was amazing! We had three chairs and two loungers. The views from the balcony make the long walk from the elevators worth it. As for the cabin, the bed was really hard. We got used to it but it wasn't pleasant. Make sure you put down a towel because the shower door leaks on the bottom by the toilet. Our stateroom attendant Betty (not sure if I'm spelling that right) was awesome. She has set the bar high for future cruises. We did experience quite a bit of movement in our cabin because of rough waters. I'm sure it's not as noticeable during calm cruises. The rocking just wasn't for me! Read entire member review >>
Nice sized cabin, refridgerator did not get cold was useless.....closet opposite the bathroom door is bad design and caused problems. The beds could really use a 2 or 3 inch memory foam topper...it was quite hard. Shower temperature was OK but pressure was poor. Read entire member review >>
Not sure which balcony stateroom I stayed so I guessed. It was very nice. The gentleman who took care of us was great. only problem was a stopped up shower, which flooded the bathroom floor, which was taken care of promptly. Read entire member review >>
Was expecting it to be smaller. We personally wouldn't need to upgrade larger. We were satisfied. We were really never in the room- morning to grab showers and leave, then again to get another shower for dinner. Sleep. We repeated for 7 days.
We had rooms next to our teens. We booked late and could only get 7th floor forward. I Was concerned we would feel motion - felt nothing and loved that there was not any traffic down our way. In the past we have chosen higher level cabins and in center. Read entire member review >>
The cabin location was great. Not to close or to far from the elevators, and easily accessible from the pool deck by stairway. Dennis the cabin steward made this cabin specially nice because of his above and beyond efforts to make everything perfect. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was relatively spacious, and always cleaned promptly. Balcony view was great. The cabin was situated on Deck 7, and was not close enough to elevators/stairs to encounter noise but was close enough for it not to be a long hike to get to where we were going. Read entire member review >>
The cain was excellent, particularly on the sea days. We literally spend hours watching the flying fish. The shower was a bit small but then again, we aren't fat so it worked fine. Read entire member review >>
BEST cabin/balcony we have ever enjoyed. Corner aft balcony listed as obstructed. Google RCL Navigator images of cabin 7688 and you can see for yourself if their definition of "obstructed" will be for you. Considered an E1 category balcony so get the back/aft view, larger space w/o a bigger ticket price. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was quite small and the cabin steward was invisible most of the time. Two of the new things we toll on this cruise were: 1. a shoe bag that hangs on the bathroom door. My wife kept all of her shoes in there and there was room for my belts, books and other items. 2. We took two magnetic refrigerator clips for all the paper we accumulate since the walls are all metal they hold anyplace. Read entire member review >>
Lots of room to stretch out, including a full-sized couch, and plenty of storage space. Shower was decent sized with a round sliding door, which was nicer than a shower curtain for a smaller space. Cabin attendant was awesome! Loved the balcony. Read entire member review >>
Our Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom was refurbished and quite nice.and comfortable. We rarely book a balcony as we spend little time in the stateroom; we usually book an outside stateroom with window only, but were upgraded to a balcony. Our room steward was excellent. Read entire member review >>
This cabin was in a GREAT location on this ship. Very central as far as deck levels go and incredibly close to the elevators. It was also a "Hump Balcony" which means it was on the curve of the mid-ship so we were able to see all the way to the aft and even forward to the bridge. Cabins in front of the hump would not see the aft and cabins behind the hump cannot see to the bridge because of these hump balconies. As far as RC balconies go, this was a great one. The cabin itself was small and lacking and the BED WAS TERRIBLE! Left a really bad taste in our mouth for Royal Caribbean. You want to sleep well and feel well on your cruise vacation and the bed made us feel the opposite! Read entire member review >>
Stateroom 7246 was a deluxe balcony stateroom, starboard side, forward. It offered easy access to the forward elevators and was just two decks above the main facilities of shops, pubs and cafes along the Grand Prommenade. The room itself offered ample storage space. The bathroom and shower were adequate. The balcony provided a place for my wife to smoke cigarettes without having to seek out a public room that allowed smoking. The room was clean and well taken care of. Like any other cruise ship, the television programming was minimal. However, we don't take cruises to watch television. Read entire member review >>
A place for everything and everything in its place.
The cabin has enough room for two people travelling together. The bed is comfy and spacious, There are enough outlets for everything and we travel with a great deal of electronics. Read entire member review >>
The cabin space was adequate, not too cramped. We had room to store our luggage beneath the bed & out of our was. The closed was large & they provided enough hangers for our clothes. The lighting was good & the seating comfortable.
The only negative was the size of the shower with barely enough space to turn around, but this seems to be an issue on most cruises, not only this one.
The veranda provided a peaceful space to read & relax on sea days.
Overall this cabin was laid out better than I expected, & we didn't keep bumping into each other. Read entire member review >>
Great location forward and high. Very quiet at the end of the hall very little traffic. Smooth ride, did not feel the motion of the ship. Please replace the worn out carpet. Read entire member review >>
I loved our room. We had a balcony room 7234... great views, wide window across the while room. Nice blackout curtains when we wanted to sleep. I had read that some didn't appreciate the balcony because of the smokers. We didn't experience that and enjoyed thanking at the rail as we came in and out of ports. Or just sitting the the deck chairs and sipping hot chocolate... very nice. The shower was great and being able to enjoy sitting on a full couch with a coffee table to enjoy our breakfast over CNN.. (we missed FoxNews)
We were steps from the elevator and would go to the 5th floor to a little 24 hour cafe for snacks, or walk down the promenade to the next set of elevators to go down to 3rd floor for our formal dining room assignment. My son turned in his suit for pressing on Sunday... They lost his suit and he went to the first formal night in shorts. They brought him a bottle of wine, but he doesn't drink... so they brought him a bouquet of roses...and gave him a $50 on board credit. They found his suit minutes before the Thursday night formal dinner. All was good... Read entire member review >>
9390 - Aft cabin on the edge of the ship. Small closet, compact room. Port Hole and standard door. No sliding door. Pie shaped balcony still held two lounge chairs. The cabin next to ours had two lounge chairs and two standard chairs (for comparison). Great water pressure in shower and sink for being at the very end of the boat. Overall a very nice quiet room. Can still see the wake of the boat. Has a love seat, not a full size sofa. If you're looking for the whole aft size balcony room, pick another room. As in all aft cabins, a hike to the main elevators. Buffet two floors up next to elevators, dining rooms a few floors down next to elevators. "Quiet" end of the ship. Read entire member review >>
cabin 8304 starboard side great because it's quiet. No noise from anywhere and close to elevators. Also it's under the restaurants on level 11 so you take the lift up but can walk down for exercise.
Cabin is comfortable for small people, adequate for larger bodies. Same for bathroom. Shower gel provided in dispenser on wall nice touch. Bed queensize more than adequate but mattress rock hard even with pillowtop.
Balcony on the small side. Sliding door very heavy to open.
Closet space good size in proportion to room size. Could do with more hangers for two people especially when there are two formal nights.
Television slides on pedestal so you can see it from the settee or in bed but would have been even better having a plasma tv mounted on pedestal on the wall in front of the bed! Ice is provided on demand which is nice to cool drinks down after coming in from the heat on deck. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8616 was a balcony cabin just like all the other Royal Caribbean Voyager class ships, except that we had a "hump" location which allowed for a bit more balcony space and a great location on the ship. The bed was comfortable enough. Sliding doors are great for listening to ocean waves. One annoyance was that water from the shower kept getting on the floor due to a gap when the shower doors closed. Another inconvenience occurred when the toilet decided to have a mind of its own as to when it flushed. We had to call maintenance on night. Water pressure was great in the shower, but aim shower head toward wall if you don't want a lot of water on bathroom floor. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was about 185 Square Feet. It was a deluxe balcony. We had the queen size bed converted to 2 doubles. Very comfortable. There was also a fairly large vanity area, a tiny mini-bar, & a small sofa & TV. The room was small, but cozy. There was plenty of closet space, with enough hangars & several drawers to store belongings. The hallway was quiet & the balcony was terrific. Loved spending the evening with the warm Caribbean breeze & the sound of the ocean. Read entire member review >>
Balcony was just enough to fit 2 chairs, beds are uncomfortable, couch is old and stained, floor covers are noisy and old and moving under your feet. Bathroom is small, hand help shower is the only plus. Very little closet space. TV is small and in the wrong spot so that you cannot see it from the bed. Read entire member review >>
Great room. Plenty of places to unpack into. Bathroom small but adequate. The small couch gave us extra suitcase space for our 22 year old daughter (who didn't unpack:) First time Forward so that took some getting used to as we have mostly been mid-ship or aft. I'm a little directionally challenged when on a ship! Read entire member review >>
Good deck, near elevator, in forward section of boat/starboard side, average balcony, great closet and drawer space, full size sofa, king bed, great shower-adjustable, strong pressure, and plenty of hot water. Read entire member review >>
Great balcony views, great size living area, perfect location on the ship, small bathroom but all essentials there, storage options limited compared to other staterooms of same category but is adequate. Read entire member review >>
Close to front elevators. Easy to access the Promenade cafe on 5th deck for coffee, milk, and snacks (open 24 hours). A bit of a walk to the back-of-ship areas like dining rooms and sports deck. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a nice size and the bed was very comfortable (two twins made up as one bed). The balcony was triangular, and we noticed it was smaller than the E1 next door, but it was still plenty roomy. We thought the closet was very large, it had plenty of space for our hanging clothing, and we were able to keep our suitcases under the bed. The cabin was a corner aft and it was very, very quiet and gave great views of the ports. Read entire member review >>
Cabin is directly in front of the entry from the elevators to the hallway but it was not noisy at all. Plus, due to the bulge in the ship, our balcony stuck out further than others beside us which gave additional privacy. Read entire member review >>
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