We had an aft stateroom...very roomy and well furnished. Few electrical outlets is the only problem Bath very roomy. If you are a non-smoker and have a verandah....good luck. HA docs say no smoking, but on our cruise, they did not enforce that policy. Read entire member review >>
We were only a few rooms from the front of the ship. This was convenient to out to the bow for views. We were quite a distance from the elevator, but we didn't mind. The room itself was very comfortable, modern, clean, and spacious. We loved our private deck. There was one day that smokers forced us inside. Read entire member review >>
Clean, comfy with excellent service from the room stewards. Loved the new HD TVs in the rooms and the new movie/TV/audio system - a major improvement over system on 2 other Holland America ships on which we had sailed in the past year. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of storage area for the two of us! Bigger than some we have been in. Nice sized balcony. Comfy beds and pillows. I would like to see an electric outlet in the bathroom, not just that shaver outlet. Using an electric toothbrush isn't exactly convenient. Really like the individual reading lights! Read entire member review >>
Air conditioning works well when turned on. It was clean. Cabin lacked storage space. Only drawers were the small ones in the night stands No cabinet over the small sofa like it shows in their pics. The small corner cabinet held the hair dryer and stemware no room to store anything there. When you open the closet doors they block the light so you can't see inside. Table top was very worn. Read entire member review >>
Our Stateroom was 4179 on deck 4 starboard. It's the very most rear cabin before the corner suite. The cabin was nice though there was an issue of the closet closest to the door not having any light. Makes it almost impossible to see in there so a battery operated tap light or something like that would be useful. And the overall layout of the closet setup is much better laid out on Princess, though its just a bit of a tight layout between the closets and bathroom Otherwise, the room and balcony are what we would expect for a cruise ship.
Actually being on Deck 4 our balcony is about a foot or so longer than all the other decks which is nice. This is because the lifeboats are directly below us and they needed a wider perch to hang from. So if you want a larger balcony for no extra cost, deck 4 is where you want to be.
The cabin is a shower only room, no bathtub, which we knew going in. Have to say, one of the nicest showers we've had on any ship. Good pressure, plenty of room, and a really nice shower head. The triple dispensers in the shower with soap, shampoo and conditioner make for easy access to all. And I really liked the dual controls for temperature and water on/off. Makes it easy to set the temp quickly the next time. Not to mention the lush towels like you used to get in the nice hotels years ago, really nice. And the bathrobes provided with the cabin were really nice and soft and much thicker than the paper thin ones we get on Princess. We thought about buying a set to take home.
Beds are relatively comfortable though DW (RebeccaC on these forums) did ask for an egg crate topper after the first night. The pillows were a bit too soft but we find that in almost every hotel and ship we go to. We at also had the mini fridge emptied so we could put out our own drinks in there. They have it preloaded with pay beverages. Read entire member review >>
Cabin is good size, has a couch, balcony is decent size with arm chair, chair and little round table. TV is on the wall, refrigerator with bar, few shelves, wardrobe, bathroom is equipped with hand held shower and small tub. There would be no room in this cabin for more than 2 people, but for 2 it was sufficient. Read entire member review >>
We had VD class Cabin 4172 on Upper Promenade and travelling with brother and sister-in-law in Cabin 4168 allowed us to open up the balcony between the two cabins. The balcony for 4168 is double the size of normal balcony so we ended up with a very large space. This allowed for plenty of space when having drinks. The cabins themselves were spacious enough without be constricting. Plenty of wardrobe space. The small table & chair, sofa and dining table were not intrusive on the space as the flat screen TV was mounted on the wall. The bathroom did not have a bath, only a shower alcove which was OK. Being a large person I did not feel cramped. The sink and bench area can be overcrowded with one's toiletries (mostly my wife's)though. One may have to adjust air conditioning to suits one's taste. Being aft there was not the engine noise you might expect. The beds are very comfortable but I found my pillows too soft. In all we were very pleased with our cabins. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 5015 was wonderfully roomy, attractive, and had tons of storage. Balcony beautiful but oddly one large, comfy chair and one small, not so comfy chair???? Bathtub and spacious bathroom. Hallway too dark. No plug in the bathroom. Convenient to the open bow deck which was opened for special sail-bys. Read entire member review >>
Smallish cabin, located near the back of the ship and we could feel and hear a bit of the engine in heavy seas but quiet enough on gentle days,and I am very noise sensitive. Good balcony. Could hear the "ping" of the elevator sometimes. Read entire member review >>
The best in it's category I'm sure. An accessible room, but what you lose in bathroom layout, you more than make up for in views and space and extra balcony area. Quiet and spacious. Read entire member review >>
Great Storage and great plumbing (water pressure good, hot, toilets always flushed even during peak times) We had family in the cabin next to us but even when they opened the divider you could pass through the opening but your balconies were not one big space. You had to bring your chair over and squeeze in to one area. Wish you could turn off the a/c some time instead of it constantly running. It didn't bother me but my in-laws found the noise distracting at night-time. Read entire member review >>
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