These Inside Staterooms are the most affordable way to cruise. There's room for up to four guests and they include two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and of course, you'll have room service and many other amenities.
I found our inside cabin to be very well planned and was more than enough room for two adults. The lay-out provided plenty of space when we unpacked two full suitcases and one carry-on. The closet was huge with a huge space above. Three sufficient drawers and a row of open cubicles for additional storage were more than enough for what we packed for the 8 days on ship. We implemented the use of a shoe bag that hung over one door of the closet that is excellent for a handy place for sunglasses, ship cards, cell phones, etc. and it keeps the two desk areas free of clutter.
This cabin has plenty of mirrors which not only reflect light, but prove to be very handy when applying make-up or dressing. One of the desk areas has a mirror along with a plug for your flat-iron or cell phone charger. It also is an area where you have an installed hair dryer. Perfect for your own makeup vanity! The other area is also handy for writing or eating if you order room service. The cabin had a chair and stool with each area. A huge mirror was behind the beds and a full length mirror completed the sleep area.
The beds (we kept ours twin) were very comfortable and roomy. Each bed had a small but sufficient night table with it. Under the bed there is room for luggage storage.
This cabin had a mini-fridge that was stocked. Ice bucket and glasses were also provided.
The cabin safe was spacious and was easy to operate. Although my 8" tablet stayed home, I have no doubt it would have fit inside the safe. There is also a receptacle there to plug in a phone or tablet charger.
A small flat screen TV that runs your standard cruise channels and well as news and movies was a perfect size and could be used as a night light on the ship's web cam if you needed to see outside. It was our own "Porthole" LOL.
The bathroom was roomy for an inside cabin. The shower was a good size and worked well. Again, a huge mirror with sufficient space for toiletries was provided. Soap and shampoo dispensers were provided in case you didn't bring your own. Towels were very soft and of good quality.
The cabin was spotless and did not look worn at all! It was super quiet as well! What we found VERY convenient was the fact that our cabin was only a few steps away from where we would go to leave the ship on excursions.
It has been 12 years since I had been in an inside cabin and after our experience in this one, I will consider it again! Read entire member review >>
Comfortable cabin. Air conditions controls nice and easy and effective. Great powerful shower. Nice bathroom... plenty of storage space in wardrobe. In cabin safe for use with simple to set up instructions. Expect towel animals each evening on your bed when the cabin attendant turns down your bed!!! Read entire member review >>
We had an inside cabin on the 11th floor, mid-ship, starboard/right side. It was a comfy room, a little small but we were hardly in our room for this port intensive itinerary, so we chose to spend the $ on shore excursions. Our cabin steward was great. The bathrooms were a nice size and I especially liked that the shower had a sliding glass door instead of curtain. In the hallways, the carpet have little fish designs on it to show which direction you were headed - the head of the fish always faces the front of the ship, the tail always pointing to the rear. I thought this was pretty clever. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was quite snug but fine for a single passenger. I had requested the bed in a single, queen bed set-up and then moved it to one side of the room. With it centered, you had to duck around the folded-up bunk bed on some side and attempt to shimmy around the other side by the small take that was only 6 inches away. I definitely recommend getting the twin bed configuration if you are sharing these cabins with someone.
That said the bed was very comfortable although that may be in part because I pre-ordered and foam topper for it. Otherwise the furniture consisted of a small table and with straight back chair with a television on the shelf above and a tiny stool in front of a small counter. There were three drawers and five open shelves in addition to the closet--again O.K. for a single but might be tight for two. There was also a mini-bar that was actually cold enough for storing milk--yahoo!
And the shower---OMG, I loved the shower which was almost twice the size as most inside cabins provide and it had a sliding door instead of one of those flimsy curtains that always let the water all over the floor. Storage around the sink was the usual size for most cruise ships.
A nifty feature on the Jade are these dials outside your door where you can move the wheel to say Do Not Disturb, Welcome, Please Make up the Cabin, etc. A much handier way than those cardboard things you hang on the door knob on other ships.
My major criticism of the cabins was the lack of information. There was no information binder in the cabin as I've found on other cruise lines so the only source of information was the daily program which was not great. This meant there was no phone directory or no list of television channels. Fortunately I had learned from another CC review that I could request from the front desk a schedule of movies for the week; this was very nice as I'm a big movie lover.
This cabin's location (Deck 9, aft) was ideal for someone like me who likes quiet. I never heard anything--it was great. And there was quick access to the stairs/elevators to the dining areas. Read entire member review >>
The ship cabins are small, there were three of us and two had to share a bunk bed. Good thing the third person was younger because it would’ve taken a lot of effort for me to get up and down off of it. Read entire member review >>
We chose an inside cabin because we are typically only in the room to sleep and get dressed. It was nice and spacious, and very comfortable. I will say, however, that our room was located on deck 11, and we could hear music and noise from the pool and lounge area above us, but the noise usually stopped at 11 pm, thankfully. When booking, make sure you ask if your room is near typically loud areas, as it may be a problem for some, especially if you like to retire early. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8003 near the front bulkhead on deck 8. A bit noisy when arriving at a port as a lot of machinery could be heard that you would never sleep through. large shower room and nicely furnished. Read entire member review >>
I thought the cabin layout was good and they even replaced the TV in our cabin on this cruise, but they could get rid of the table in the room as it serves no real purpose and we just hide it out of the way.
The closet and storage space is a god size and teh fact you have a glass door instead of a shower curtain is certainly welcome. Read entire member review >>
Strange noises all day but especially when underway. Loud motor/transformer hum from the electrical room next door and rattling noises every time the front thrusters started. Sounded like chains rattling or similar. 11th deck was fine.
Overall design/layout was actually quite good although narrow, lots of US electrical sockets (5 in all?) and two European ones (including the shaver socket). Read entire member review >>
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