Our cabin was very large and very comfortable. We had a handicapped accessible cabin. The verandah was also very large and comfortable. What we did not like about this cabin was it's location. It was in the aft section of the ship which should have been great but we were disturbed every evening until 2 AM by loud disco parties coming from 9 decks above our cabin. All of the rooms in this area from decks 9 through 14 share this same problem. The Spice H2O outdoor venue has themed parties every night. The reverberations sounded like the party was in your room. If you are a light sleeper, reconsider location. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was a great size for our family of three. We had a King size bed and the couch made out into a twin. We had enough room to walk around and enough storage for all of our stuff. Glad we opted for the balcony view! Read entire member review >>
Fantastic cabin. Very spacious and set to a high standard. It's a disabled room which we didn't know until we arrived. It has a self opening and closing door! Annoying when in a hurry ;-) It has fantastic views, Truly stunning. It's a little noisy with the parties every night at Spice H20 Bar on top deck but it didn't bother us. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of room for two people. It is on the Starboard side. Life jackets are u dear the bed on the right hand side. Leave your key in the light switch or you have no power. Storage under the couch and along the side of the tv. The bed is next to the balcony door. Night stands are really small. There were two chase loungers, small table and a regular chair.The vanity chair can be used for dirty clothes. It is a nice room and has beautiful views. Read entire member review >>
In its quest to get more passengers on board and add more venues, the size of things has shrunk. Cabin, closet and shelving space appear to have decreased in size. There was a draw under the sofa, however, it was filled with spare linens for the bed. There wasn't too much room between the end of the sofa and the closet. There was a small Ottoman that doubled as a table and a storage area, which was quite handy. There were some smaller shelves near the fridge so they were used for clothing. We had an Aft cabin so our balcony was quite big with two loungers, two chairs and a table; there was room to move around and the view from the back of the ship was great. Cabins on the side decks have much smaller balconies with hardly any space. Being at the back of the ship, we were subjected to singing and the sound of the bass pounding out some nights when H20/Spice was in full swing. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was perfect for 2 folks with a suitcase each. The closet was close to the bed but didn't put me out, I am 5'11", 200lbs, she is 5'6" "slender":) The people complaining about the space must be pretty big to complain about space in a balcony room.
Our cabin attendant was Sue, he was great. He remembered our names and always had our room ready at convenient times. We kept a pretty predictable schedule and he seemed to take note. I liked that the room was freshened up after we showered and changed for dinner, new towels and always a towel animal of some sort.
Had continental breakfast delivered to our room every morning and sat on the rear facing balcony enjoying the sunrise ( the rear balcony decks are huge and we had 2 lounger, 2 chairs and 2 small tables. Unfortunately it was the only time of day the balcony was used. Read entire member review >>
We chose deck 11 because of its location. There were cabins below and above us so other than the typical engine noise at the aft, it was smooth and quiet. This cabin was easy to find...as you walked down the hall towards the aft, you will see the door right in front of you. Our cabin #11310 was a nice size and had the sofa next to the bathroom. The ship is only a year old and the cabin is decorated very nice with wood trim. The bathroom in the cabin was roomy with a nice size oval sink and plenty of shelf space to put your bathroom stuff. The shower is round and was enclosed with a glass door. The bed in this cabin was towards the sliding door, and the balcony had 2 lounge chairs and 2 sitting chairs with a small table. There's a flat screen TV, and under the shelf across from the sofa was a mini-bar. There was also a pull-out mini table if needed. The door to the cabin opened outwards and we had to get used to that. Also, just inside the door was a slot where you have to insert your room key; there would be no electricity in your cabin without doing this, and it also activated a green light outside of your door so that your cabin steward can tell if you were in there. Our cabin steward (his name was pronounced Y-U) was friendly and did an awesome job. Read entire member review >>
Awful view of the deck below with a big metal box and lifeboats. Wish I had known, but maybe the next person will know now. Very small balcony....very small. Noisy air conditioner. Being on the floor with restaurants was nice and cnvenient. Quiet area. Read entire member review >>
As I mentioned above, the layout of the room made it seem smaller than the Carnival ships we've been on. The bathroom was nice, however, and had a plexiglass shower enclosure, instead of a curtain. Also, plenty of shelf space in bathroom. Read entire member review >>
Adequate space and design. Bathroom was fine and the shower was larger than most though there was no water pressure and the sprayer had only one setting. Toilet flush was on way to breaking so you had to bang on it. Read entire member review >>
The cabin had pros and Cons.
Pros: Great view, very private as the walls between balconies are straight up. Unlike the aft balconies on lower decks. 2- lounge chairs and a small table on balcony. Quick access to the buffet for coffee, breakfast and late night snacks.
Cons: 14278 has the smallest balcony, try to get balconies adjacent. Spice H2O on deck 16 is where all the late night parties happen...Either stay up all night and participate or make sure you have ear plugs!!! The bass sound from the music travels right down to your cabin and will keep you up all night. Not sure how it affected the lower aft balconies. Read entire member review >>
We had Aft Balcony Cabin 14278 (B1). There were pros and cons to this as well. I will try and list as many as I can. Pros – its location works both for it and against it. You’re at the back of the ship so if you want anything at the front of the ship, it’s a walk. However, the view off the stern is amazing. We didn’t notice any noise from propellers or thrusters or anything, even on port days. Deck 14 is the top deck at the back for the aft balcony cabins. As such, it is located directly below the Garden Cafe buffet which was great. In the mornings, I would go upstairs and get a couple of coffees and some sweets and bring them back to our cabin where we would sit outside on our lounge chairs (this cabin came with two chaise lounges and a small table) and have our morning coffee. When we were ready, it was about a two-minute walk up one flight of stairs and we were right in the buffet. We didn’t notice any noise per se coming from the buffet in our cabin at any time. The balcony of this cabin is probably one of the smallest of the aft balconies. We could tell as we looked over the side it was the width of two panes of glass, whereas the balcony adjacent to ours was two and a half panes of glass wide. The other thing about the balcony is unlike an aft balcony on one of the lower decks, the walls of the balcony go straight up which makes it even more private. Our cabin steward was Sudesh, an amazing young man who really made our cruise. He was so helpful and responsive.
The cons to the cabin was primarily the noise coming down from Spice H2O on party nights which was just about every night of the cruise. One other person mentioned this but I really feel it merits mentioning again. If you are sensitive to noise, you will absolutely need ear plugs. It wasn’t so much the music we heard, but the pounding of the bass beat that came all the way down through the walls. I didn’t hear it on the first night because I was so exhausted, but by night two, it was starting to become a problem. However, once I had the earplugs in, I couldn’t hear it at all. The other thing I found useful from other reviewers was to make sure to bring some sort of extension plug or an outlet extender that has more than one socket in it because there is only one plug in the room (2 sockets) and if you’re charging tablets or phones or a camera and you need to charge multiple devices at the same time, you will definitely need one of these. Your cruise card needs to be inserted in the slot immediately inside your stateroom on the wall to turn on your power (the mini bar is independent from this – we stored bottled water in here). Read entire member review >>
Wheel chair accessible. Shower had low pressure & too close to wall. Comfy bed & pillows. Nice black out curtains. Big balcony and fantastic views--had two chairs & 1 small table. Room has automatic door that open/close. Have to open door to hear announcements. Bed can vibrate but didn't try it. Read entire member review >>
Nice and clean. Plenty of storage space! The bed is harder than I am used to but I slept like a baby every night! There was a lot of vibration in the room and I felt the boat rock. It was due to being in the back of the ship because when I was walking around the ship, I never noticed the movement, only until I got back into the room. After a while in the room you sort of forget about it and not think about it anymore, so it was fine.
There's a coffee maker in the room which was a plus! The balcony was a good size for us. We had 2 lounge chairs, 2 regular chairs and a small table on the balcony. There was a roof so the sun was on the chairs for part of the day depending on the position of the ship to the sun.
It was everything I imagined it to be! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was fine - plenty of storage space. It was quite noisy when something was going on up on deck 16 but earplugs worked well. The bathroom was well laid out and a good shower with plenty of hot water. I was pleased that I could charge my electric toothbrush with a european 2 pin plug! Read entire member review >>
Superb suite with an extra large balcony and nice lounge area a beautifully laid out bedroom with 2 bathrooms and loads of storage, also a nice upscale coffee machine with a fully stocked bar and fridge..... Read entire member review >>
We had 3 aft staterooms on deck 11. Cabin #’s 11912, 11314, & 11310. The deck plans online make you think each cabin may be a different size or shape. They are not. All the cabins were the same size and layout of any balcony cabin on the ship. Cabins 11912 & 11314 had the bed next to the closet. Cabin 11310 had the bed next to the balcony. Now for the best part of an aft cabin, the balcony. They are LARGE. About 10 feet deep. Each aft balcony had 2 loungers, 2 chairs, and a small table. Nice and private too. You could only see up or down to the balcony above or below you if you came out to the rail otherwise no one could see you sitting down. They provide a great view of both sides of the ship and the wake behind. Plus the Captain backed into every dock which gave you a great view of the islands at port. NOTE: if you like to hear the ocean at night but want your AC to stay on just unlock the balcony door and keep it closed. Not sure if I can go back to a regular balcony again! It was so nice to be able to make a cup of coffee and layout on the balcony every morning. Yes I said make coffee. The balcony cabins each had its own small coffee maker. A first for me on a cruise. RCCL and DCL do not have in room coffee makers. Nice benefit NCL! Read entire member review >>