We chose a B1 category stateroom 8723 that overlooked the Boardwalk. I wanted to say thank you to other reviewers who posted the room lay-outs. We choose a room with the bed by the balcony and not by the closet. There is plenty of storage but I did run out of hangers. You may want to bring some extras if you are the type who likes to hang all your clothing. No complaints about the room, bed, or bathroom. We were very happy with this stateroom. There was a special for booking that category stateroom: free soda package for two, free lunch/dinner at Johnny Rockets for up to four, and a free rock climbing session. The great part of the room is we had a wonderful view of the Aqua Theater and actually watched the show right from our balcony. If you do not stay up late, this may not be the location for you as the sound from the Aqua Theater can be quite loud. General noise from the Board Walk was negligible. Our room steward, Dmytro, was amazing. He will take care of you. Period. I intend to write a letter to Royal Caribbean praising him after I write this review. Read entire member review >>
Dirty, Smelled, plumbing problems, great view of aquatheater, too small to turn around, nowhere for luggage, hard to get into closet for anything, and most importantly....terrible access to anything - there are no stairs close by so you have to go so far forward just to turn around to go back on the next floor to get anywhere....poor planning in design Read entire member review >>
Average room. Compared to competition, rooms are subpar in regard to storage. Need some over-bed cabinets. Can't use half of the closet. Housekeeping staff was excellent, and many days of the trip they were the factor that offset the bad feeding experience. Always a smile and kind word. Room was spotless and they always had a fun surprise for us when we returned to our room each night. Read entire member review >>
This is my favorite location, and this time came with some surprise "perks" (free sodas, private rock climbing session, etc. ) though I did not use them, but a nice gesture on the part of RCCL ! The cabin attendant "D" (Darwin) was probably the best in a long line of always TOP attendants we've had through the years. I don't care for the poor quality products RCCL now uses (toiletries) so I bring my own, but the robes, hairdryer, shower and compact bathroom are clean and efficient. RCCL cabins all seem to be smaller than similar categories on other lines, so it is difficult if two people share a room and the beds are separated; almost impossible to get into the closet unless bed is in single formation. Nice view of the boardwalk and the aqua stage, quiet (never heard the merry-go-round or other sounds once door is closed and secured (sealed) to the balcony). Read entire member review >>
Right under the table tennis facilities! (According to guest services). When they are playing table tennis it sounds like an elephant hunt gone awry? Our balcony that fronted the Boardwalk and they had loud music, shows and an infernal carrousel that clanged a bell every time it moved. Ample space, scooters could be maneuvered easily inside Read entire member review >>
Fine. Couch arms a bit worn, but overall very clean and comfortable. The long walk to the elevator is very real, but that's the exchange for the rear view, and worth it. The PA system, on boarding, was so loud and distorted as to be in the TORTURE category, but that may have been a malfunction, since it improved when we set sail.
Our 2 foot power strip was a great accessory - so many things to charge. Read entire member review >>
Great value. We loved the boardwalk balcony with view of the Aqua Theater. We enjoyed sitting on balcony in early evening before dinner having a glass of wine and watching activity on boardwalk. We wanted the same room again for our next cruise, but it is not available. We like this room better then on ocean view balcony that you only see ocean. We had the best of both worlds. We had view of the ocean, and a view of the boardwalk. Read entire member review >>
Again the mattress was hard as a rock. They kept telling us that they're replacing all the mattresses and they don't have any more memory foam toppers. The pillows were flat. They no longer have liquid soap. The soap is tiny and you can't make lather out of it for much that you try. The room keeper tried hard and she was able to get something to help it after 3 days of bad sleep. Read entire member review >>
I loved our cabin, there are not a lot of drawers anymore but with the added shelves in the closet we made out just fine. Lots of hangers (not the usual 8 or 9) Our bed was closest to the balcony door - which I like. Bathroom was fine, a small cupboard instead of shelving behind the mirror and a tiny drawer . Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin, kept very clean by the staff (Kelvin). Did not like the noise sometimes from the Aquatheater, but other than that, I had no complaints. I liked the location and being able to see down onto the Boardwalk (and also the ocean aft of the ship). Read entire member review >>
Boardwalk view with a decent view of the Aqua Theatre and ocean view behind the ship. Room was good size for 2A, 2C. Sofa bed was adequate, main bed was very comfy. Nice size balcony and bathroom for a cruise ship stateroom. Decent storage, nice big flatscreen TV. Stateroom attendant was excellent. One minor note, there is some noise from the boardwalk below and from deck 15, but pretty quiet at night once the movie or show ends at the Aqua Theatre. There is a "Zoltar" fortune teller amusement that talks pretty regularly and you can hear them ring the bell for the carousel. Keep sheer privacy curtain closed when needed, as the port side cabins look right into your room, and visa-versa. Easy access by stairs to pool/sports deck and windjammer, and also for Adv. Ocean. Elevator needed for access to other decks. Easy ship to navigate around, especially considering its size. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in room 12325, a boardwalk balcony room. It sufficed for 2 ppl. Loved the enclosed showers. Those curtains on a lot of other ships only ensure your floor will get wet. Read entire member review >>
Nice but small even for a cruise ship. If it is just for 2 then it is fine. Traveling with more may want to upgrade or get two rooms. You can make it work if you want to save some $$. The room can sleep up to 5 and has a pull down bunk bed. Read entire member review >>
Standard room, small but adequate with ample storage. Small shower, but great water pressure and temperature. I love the boardwalk balconies because you are inside, can see the boardwalk, are sheltered from the wind, and yet since the back of the ship is open, you also have ocean view. Best of everything. Read entire member review >>
Room was great and spacious. Bed was by the patio door. We had a balcony near the back of the ship overlooking the Boardwalk. We had a partial Ocean view. Slept like a baby; beds are so comfortable. We were able to watch Aqua show from our balcony. Drawback, you can see your neighbours across on the other side. In future, I would get a balcony on the Ocean. Nothing beats waking up in the morning and looking out into the ocean. Read entire member review >>
We loved our room-- the view was great and we loved having a balcony. Occasionally we heard noise from the floor above us or rooms around us, but overall, it was a fantastic room. I felt perfectly comfortable with the size of the room. We also had the most wonderful stateroom attendant! Read entire member review >>
Boardwalk/Balcony. Very nice, compact, and the bed was next to the door. Our cruise mates had the other configuration 10721 and the bed was by the closet. This was not a good configuration for someone with a scooter, the scooter will not go into the room. So, think about that when booking. Problem was solved when RCI picked up the scooter and charged it every night and then brought it back for my brother in law. The balcony itself has a curved arc glass enclosure which adds room. The table is regular table height which makes it nice to have food on, no stooping down. YES there is a plug at the bed, It's underneath the bed itself, at the head of it. So many people asked about this and so I wanted to let you all know. If you use C-pap it's great, no extension cord needed to go across the room. Noise on the Boardwalk/Balcony, was minimal, and nothing was heard at night. During the Aqua show, it was still fine if the door is closed View from Boardwalk/Balcony is exceptional. I guess you could call it obstructed if you want to, however, it was ocean panorama all the time, except where the Aqua Theater diving towers and stage sit, as well as the Jumbo Tron TV. My only issue is at night, you can't see or hear the ocean, so if that is your thing, that cabin is not for you. I would probably not do it again, because I love to sit out at night and listen to the ocean, but you can't beat the daytime view of the Boardwalk and Aft. Read entire member review >>
Great cabins to see the Aqua Shows and still have view of ocean. A little bit more sea motion though. Read entire member review >>
CABIN--#8311 & 8313--We booked 2 cabins overlooking the Boardwalk in the aft section. Deck 8 is 2 decks above the actual Boardwalk and close to the Aqua Theater. We never had noise issues but we could hear the activities at the rear of the ship in the afternoon and evening but since we never retired before midnight it wasn't an issue. I was able to enjoy naps in the late afternoon. The cabins were pleasant and very well maintained. Our room attendant Brian Carvalho from India did a great job tidying our cabins 2x a day. He fulfilled our requests for extra clean glasses and towels and ice every day. He always had a smile and answered all our questions. Please provide an extra tip your room attendant since they work so hard!We were glad we booked 2 cabins because I don't know how 4 persons could have fit into one stateroom. To be honest, we usually book junior or mini suites on other cruises so the cabin was smaller than we re used to. We had the option of opening the common door between our cabins but chose not to because we wanted to give ourselves and our teens some privacy. The partition between the 2 spacious balconies was removed so we could access our cabins from the balcony anytime. (You can also ask for an extra key card at guest services for your children's room.) Once my husband and I got used to the size of our stateroom (8311), it was fine. I had no issues with the close placement of the closet to the bed (larger cruisers may) but our kids' cabin--8313--had the sofa next to the closet and the beds closer to the balcony and that seemed a better configuration. The closet was adequate for my typical over packing although we needed more drawer space. Our large luggage easily fit under the bed. The queen size bed was quite large since it felt more like a moderate king. It was very comfortable but the pillows were thin. Luckily 4 pillows were provided per cabin. Bring your own pillow as I do when I travel anywhere. The colors of the cabin were in tasteful blue and soft gold. The pretty framed wall art depicted photos of plants or sea life. The flat screen TV was easy to operate although the recent movie offerings were costly--$9.99 to 11.99 per 24 hours. Other cruise ships offer this for free. The bathroom was small but fine if only one person uses it at a time. The shower stall has a nice round design and had outstandingly good water pressure. Sometimes my hubby had to kick me out of the shower since I loved the hot water and strong water pressure so much! The bath towels were of good thickness. Only bar soap and a dispenser of shampoo was offered. We didn't mind since we always bring our own sulfur-free toiletries. No robes were offered (suite guests only) so I was glad I brought mine. The AC was good and easy to adjust, but, as on every ship, be patient because it is always a bit warm on the first day until the cargo doors are closed and the ship gets underway. The balcony was very spacious and it was fun to eat breakfast overlooking the Boardwalk. My husband was dying to have a nightly cigar on our balcony but that was prohibited. (He had to go to the pool deck to smoke in the popular area that also had a nice bar for smokers.) Cabins near the Boardwalk are conveniently located to the forward/aft elevators. Our aft location made it easy for the kids to access the kids clubs/pools/buffet on the upper decks above. We liked being on Deck 8 since we were on the same deck as the lovely Central Park specialty restaurants. Read entire member review >>
Cabin Deck 12 Category C2 Deck 12 Category D5 Deck 8 Category B1 : Our group all had quiet small cabins. The safe is much smaller compared to other ships ( an ipad mini barely fits inside and you can stack maybe 7 ipad mini on top of each other ) Towel Animals in all our rooms hurray ! The boardwalk and park view also offers a view of the sky and Deck 15. Balcony is great for drying wet stuff. Outlet in on top of the desk easy access. Large luggage will slide under the beds. Beds are comfortable enough like Westin Heavenly Beds. Shower water pressure and heat are glorious. The shower has sliding doors and you will need to squat to pick up fallen items. We heard some people having to slide the shower doors open in order to bend over to pick up stuff off the shower floor LOL. A few more metal wall knobs would have been nice to hang stuff up in the bathroom or main room. Bed is barely a foot away from the closet and I can see that being a problem for larger people. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom 12 725, a boardwalk balcony room. I do not recommend this one as it is quite small and the noise from the activities on the boardwalk was disconcerting. Not much privacy either. Read entire member review >>
Overall we loved this room.Positives: During stormy sea days, we were still able to use our balcony as we were protected from the wind and rain. Noise from the boardwalk was never a problem for us. If we sealed our balcony door, we could only hear outside noise if there was a show going on at the Aqua Theater.Negatives: Great view into the rooms on the other side of the boat, so don't forget to close your curtains! Read entire member review >>
A nice cabin with excellent location. Configuration has the bed closer to the balcony. 2 chairs and small table on balcony with a view of the Aqua Theater and the Atlantic Ocean. Suitcase storage under the bed. 2 outlets at the vanity w/chair. New HDTV, carpet, and mini-fridge that kept soda and water cold. Small safe in closet. Bathroom has stand-up shower and separate Elemis body wash, shampoo and conditioner delivered by cabin steward, Anthony Alexis, who did a wonderful job keeping ice bucket full and tending to our needs. Nice to sit on balcony and watch the water and diving shows, once the weather cooperated.The only negative we experienced was the sound from the big screen movies when shown. Even with the door firmly secured we knew when the movie was on. Read entire member review >>
Cabin location fine - at end of corridor and quiet. We were able to watch aqua theatre shows from balcony. No noise when balcony door closed. Very basic with no large bath towels, no drinking glasses only those in bathroom. No toiletries apart from 2 bars of soap which it seems were for the whole 5 days (where's the hygiene there?) and some sort of shampoo in the fixed holder. Bedding not fit for purpose - duvets comprising of large unfilled areas surrounded by great lumps. Read entire member review >>
11323 - boardwalk with balcony - absolutely loved location and view; can see ocean out the back of the ship as well as view aquatheatre; only drawback is no privacy on balcony like if you have an oceanview balcony, but that is not a problem for us. After doing a boardwalk balcony I will not go back to a regular ocean balcony unless I am lucky enough to get a suite. The bed is by the closet; loved the public balcony at the end of the hall for sailaways or for further viewing aqua theater. Very little hall traffic cause you are toward the end of the hallway. Read entire member review >>
The Boardwalk Balcony staterooms are perfect for families. We were able to watch the AquaTheater shows and see all the activity on the Boardwalk. When our sliding door was closed, it was completely quiet!There wasn't much room to move around for 4 people (2 adults, 2 children under 10 in each of two staterooms), but when the sofa bed was closed during the day, it was easier.Having the balcony provided more space and we enjoyed having the barrier removed so all of us could move freely between all 3 staterooms.Storage space was quite adequate. The bathroom is small but everything we needed was stored on shelves or in the cute little drawer. Read entire member review >>
Noise level was non-existent even being directly below the sports deck. You definitely need to bring a power strip due to the location of the outlets. Lack of drawer space but plenty of hanging room. Too many things stuck under the beds to allow for all of our luggage to go under the bed. Great balcony and good view. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 10723 Category B1 Boardwalk Balcony. We were the 4th cabin from the back, although it was a little further to the elevator it was worth it. There was really nothing special about the design of the cabin except for the balcony. The bathroom was normal size, the cabin was a little smaller than other ships. The closet I felt was small. But we managed finding enough space. The beds were very comfortable but the pillows were terrible. We requested some feather pillows and that solved the problem. The balcony makes the room and you forget about all the little things. The glass on the balcony is rounded and really makes a big difference when you are sitting down you can see out with no obstructions. They finally got it right.
The view was spectacular as we had a clear view of the aqua theater, The large outdoor movie screens, the fountain shows, the rock climbing wall, zip line and all of the activities on the boardwalk and a great view of the ocean. I have read that people say these cabins are noisy. There is a lot of noise when on your balcony but noise you want to hear such as music to the shows, movies ect. Once you shut your door it is very soundproof. And it seemed like the boardwalk was the least crowded place on the ship. So there wasn't a lot of people making noise.
We had a problem with an odor in the bathroom that smelled like mold. So they switched us to an ocean view balcony. I was disappointed because believe it or not it was boring to see the ocean. I really missed the boardwalk! I will take a boardwalk balcony over and ocean view any day. Loved it!! Read entire member review >>
Great view, very noisy outside on the boardwalk. Layout of the cabin was better than expected. The led lighting over the artwork was excellent. Other than that we loved it. Room 12325. Read entire member review >>
Boardwalk Balcony b1 cabin 8723 connecting 8725. A very far walk to elerators. These cabins we chose were in back and we overlooked the aqua theater. We were able to watch the divers in morning practicing for their shows. It was very cool. Read entire member review >>
Even with sliding door closed and locked still heard noise from Boardwalk
Could not see time on phone; need a clock in the cabin
Could have used more air conditioning
Was great for napping; blackout curtains really made it dark Read entire member review >>
Good location but very small cabin. There is no room to put your empty luggage. We had to stack them on the sofa. The safe is also too small. You cannot put the smallest netbook computers in it. Needless to say we were not happy with the cabin. Internet is a waste of money. TV has nothing to watch except ads trying to sell you products. Smelled sewage in the hallway but not in our cabin. Also since were on the Boardwalk the cabin can be very noisy late at night or early in the morning. Take with a power bar. There is only two wall plugs and the one in the bathroom is not very practical. Read entire member review >>
Excellent balcony view overlooks Aqua Theatre, Boardwalk & Aft Ocean View. Long walk from the elevators, but worth it. Some noise in the evenings from Aqua Theatre tv's, but nothing too bad-kids slept through it. Sofa bed is by the balcony, making it difficult to get through when the bed is open. Closet is by the bed, causing difficult access. Bathroom was roomier than expected. Read entire member review >>
Boardwalk can be a little noisy but our cabin was near the aqua theater we could see the zip liners, rock climbers, and the performances at the aqua theater WE LOVED IT.Shower was interesting but at least you don't have to fight with a shower curtain. Read entire member review >>
My daughter's cabin was sufficient for sleeping in but not very roomy particularly when the extra bed was made up. The balcony was needed if any time was spent relaxing in the cabin. Our cabin was an adapted one and had everything we needed and room for the two wheelchairs (one manual and one powered) which were used during the trip. The only thing was that the door into the bathroom was not powered and the carer needed to be present to enable the wheelchair user to enter. All other bathrooms on the ship had push button entry doors - why not in the cabins? We overlooked the Boardwalk and my daughter overlooked Central Park - neither cabins were disturbed by noise. Soundproofing is excellent. Read entire member review >>
Great view of the Aquatheater and the ocean beyond. Quiet when the door is slid shut and locked.
Suffers from some vibration and movement when the ship is at full speed. There was an odd sewage smell lingering in the corridor some days and the wash basin does not empty unless you lift the plunger mechanism out.
Quite spacious with a large closet but a small safe.
Overall ideal for a couple and one small child. After that it would start getting annoying. Read entire member review >>
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