We were in stateroom 1328. It’s on the starboard side, on the aft arc of “the hump”. The room was in great condition, other than a few minor issues. The cabinet door over the fridge was loose, and the closet doors didn’t quite fit just right. But these are very minor issues, and easily fixed. This room is right off the aft stair/elevator lobby and just below Giovanni’s Table. Neither was a problem- we heard absolutely no noise at all – not from above, not from the hall, or even from the adjacent staterooms. The location was incredibly convenient with the pool, Windjammer, Chops and Giovanni’s right up one flight of stairs, and the concierge lounge down one flight.
The bed is indicated as a queen size, but it’s larger than that. A standard queen is 60” by 90”, but this one is 72” by 80”, so really closer to a king. The sofa folds to a second queen bed. It’s not a hide-a-bed, but more like a futon. The stateroom attendant puts a foam topper on it to make it a bit softer for the guest(s) sleeping there.
We like to sleep with it very cold, and the AC just needed to get it a little bit colder, but didn’t. The room has only two 120v outlets, located in the vanity area next to the bed. There are no outlets anywhere near the living room area, except under the TV, which is really more in the bedroom. There is also an outlet in the bathroom, but it’s only for razors, though we were able to plug a small fan into it. They need an outlet over in the dining/bar area. Or maybe near the sofa. We had two tabletop fans we used on the nightstands, and I used an extension cord to plug those in.
The balcony is huge, and has a great, panoramic view to the aft of the ship from the hump. There are two chaise longues and a small bistro table with two chairs. The balcony is about 30 feet wide, but maybe 30 inches deep. It’s large enough to enjoy, but not large enough for a party. The glass balcony panels are always wet from rain and/or sea spray. They also block a lot of air, so unless it’s windy, the balcony can be a bit stuffy. Still, you have a great view so enjoy it!
Overall, I’d book this room again. If it were just the two of us, a Grand Suite would suffice. The bathroom in the Grand Suite actually seems large, as it doesn’t have the shower or bidet. In my opinion, the bidet is a waste of space. The shower is nice, but a bit small. I’m 6’2” and about 235lbs. I was fine in the shower, but washing my legs and feet was a bit of a challenge. We never used the whirlpool tub, but it looked large. We really enjoyed the room and it was a very good size for the tree of us. Read entire member review >>
- Room = ordered a pack and play (crib) well ahead of the cruise and confirmed multiple times it would be set up upon arrival. Wasn’t there and so went to guest services, who stated earliest arrival would be 5 pm. By then our youngest DD missed her afternoon nap, making for a cranky customer and a rough first night. Could be due to room attendant who was kind of bad, considering we splurged for a suite.- Room Doorbell = spring break cruise, you’d expect some kids to ring it every once in a while. Turns out our main offender was a woman in her 40’s who was ringing it late at night (between 1 am and 3 am), which woke up our youngest DD and again caused a rough night. Our room attendant then informed us you can turn it off.- Room Side of Ship = don’t expect to enjoy your balcony out of Galveston with your room on the starboard (right) side of the ship. Sun was blazing after around 10 am and made afternoon enjoyment not possible. Also on the wrong side to view anything but ocean on all 3 stops. Somehow amazingly even on the trip back it was too hot to stay outside for long.- Room Balcony = from prior cruises with Royal Caribbean, one being in a Grand Suite, we skipped a stop and stayed on the balcony. There was a cleaning crew that came and scrubbed the glass and handrail daily. This cruise, the glass was so dirty you couldn’t see through it, the deck furniture left filth on your clothing, and each day they’d wash down the upper deck down onto your balcony. We had standing water each morning with cigarette butts, used straws from drinks, and even women’s hair (my oldest DD stated look, there’s a mommy hair one morning). So if you’re thinking of splurging for a balcony, don’t.- Room Inside Cleanliness = bathtub had to be cleaned by my wife and I prior to giving our daughters their first bath. My oldest daughter had various items in her hair after rough housing with her sister on the floor. Read entire member review >>
Owners Suite: Perfect! Lots of storage, a huge room. Shower and Tub, double sinks. 2 large closets and drawers galore. A dining table. a large sectional couch. 47 inch TV. Huge balcony with 2 sliding doors. Definitely worth the extra money. Read entire member review >>
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