OK and we had little interaction with the room attendant. I could not tell you his name as he never introduced himself. When I took the carnival cruises they call you by name when you arrive to your room. Read entire member review >>
pretty quiet hallway except when people want to access sun deck during sailing in to ports
Balcony is a little past the hot tub that overlooks the water, used it mainly to dry swim trunks Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was on the same deck as the bridge. We saw the captain several times while waiting in the hall and he was very pleasant and personable. Our room steward was excellent and went out of his way to be helpful. Although our room was at the front (starboard) of the ship, it didn't seem as if it was too far from anything. The ship has two main sets of elevators and our room was quite close to the forward set of elevators which made it convenient to the Opal Theater, Central Park and the Promenade. It was a bit of a hike to the Boardwalk area, but certainly manageable. (I appreciated the extra steps as a way to help walk off all of the food I ate!)
Our room was large - we liked the area with the couch near the balcony, as it provided a nice sense of openness. There was a small table in front of the couch also. The desk/dressing table storage area was a bit smaller than what we've experienced on other ships. There were several very small shelves behind doors on one side - only about 5-6 inches deep. There were two good sized drawers and drawer that included tissue and the blow dryer. They were the only drawers in the stateroom. There was a small refrigerator - BUT, it did not cool our pop or water. When we questioned the cooling ability of it we were told it was only a cooler not a refrigerator. (Huh????) Needless to say it was pretty useless. We asked for, and received, an ice bucket that we used extensively. Our room steward filled it twice daily.
Our balcony was adequate, but my husband really missed not having a recliner or a footstool. Instead our balcony (and most on the ship evidently) had only 2 chairs and a table. The bathroom is of a good size and I liked that the shower had doors instead of a curtain. However, I did feel like I was in a bank drive-through document travel tube! I kept thinking I was going to be blasted out at any moment! The shower has a nice handy foot bar - great for washing/shaving legs. It also had two hooks for wet items or loofahs. There was liquid shampoo in a dispenser on the wall - not the best - it didn't suds up much (probably on purpose, but it meant having to shampoo my hair twice to get it clean, which certainly defeated the purpose of less soap). The lights don't turn off completely in the bathroom - the one over the sink stays on all the time. Nice, but a bit bright in the middle of the night. There were 3 small shelves on the left, one small drawer, two shelves below and a small amount of space under the sink behind closed doors. Very adequate for our toiletries. Plenty of towels, and two more hooks near the sink. There were 3 hooks on the door - which made getting a towel from the shower quite convenient. Overall, a larger bathroom than on most cruise ships.
The bed was king sized and comfortable. There was a table on both sides of the bed. However, I'm used to bedside tables with drawers - and these tables were very small with two shelves below on each side that couldn't hold much besides my Kindle and a water bottle. My husband was able to fit his CPAP machine on his side, but there was only one plug on the bedside of the wall, which meant stretching an extension cord across the bed. There are two reading lights, but they are bright and not positionable like on some other ships. The suitcases all fit nicely under the bed.
The closet area, while adequate was not well designed. There are two room layouts in the type of room we had. Either the bed is on the side of the balcony or over by the closet. Ours was over by the closet, which made it very difficult to access. The space between the bed and the closet was only about 2 feet and included the side table on one side of the bed, which was right up against the side of the closet. It held our clothes, and did have a fold down bar for some short pants, short tops. On one side there were several top to bottom shelves, one of which included the room safe. The shelf above the clothing was very small - only 6-8 inches high, so not very useful. It was small overall, especially because there were only two real drawers in the room. The closet had two sliding doors, which made it even more difficult to get in and out of as only half of it was accessible at any time. There was a nice full sized mirror next to the bathroom. The walls are all metal - we bought heavy magnets (25 lb weight) and used them all over the room to hold hats, room key lanyards, our daily compass, shore excursion tickets, clothing for the next day, wet items, etc. I highly recommend bringing strong magnets for convenience sake. Overall, the room is very pretty, but not over the top.
If you are looking for an inside balcony we noted that the Central Park inside balconies were the quietest (as is Central Park). Choose a room toward the middle so that people in the elevators can't see into your room at night. :) If you want a livelier inside balcony experience choose one overlooking the Boardwalk area, but toward the middle or toward the Aqua Theater. If you are closer to the middle of the ship people on the overlook above the Boardwalk will be able to see into your room at night. The ones closer to the Aqua Theater also can see a bit of the ocean - hard to tell how much while looking up from below. Read entire member review >>
We had 2 connected cabins which worked out great for our family of 4 including 2 teen girls (definitely having 2 bathrooms was helpful). Well laid out and surprisingly quiet. We never heard anything from other cabins either beside or above us. Don't get that in too many nice hotels! Beds were comfy and we liked ours as the bed was right beside the balcony so we could wake up with the view of the ocean. Shower water pressure was awesome. Our room steward, Fernando, was great! Kept our room in top shape even if we had slobby days. Read entire member review >>
Very nice stateroom with balcony. I like that the couch is near the balcony. The bed was very comfortable. There was plenty of storage. The safe was great. Shower had plenty of force and hotwater. I do suggest that outlets are needed near the bed (needed 6ft extension cord for my cpap machine. Luckily we brought one. I would also suggest to replace the chairs on the balcony with chairs that lay back for relaxation. Read entire member review >>
Cabin w/seaside balcony was larger than others we have had on other cruises, except for our Grand Suite on a prior cruise. Had plenty of room for our "stuff". Cabin steward was very attentive to our needs. Asked for kleenex, shampoo & conditioner and robes upon arrival to our room and were always provided with an ample supply. Room was kept neat & tidy. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was adaquate, bed was very comfortable, adaquate closet space, adaquate. Balcony was nice, table and two chairs. Better than adaquate electrical outlets. Internet was the best I have ever encountered on a ship. It is available everywhere, extremely fast with no fade outs or drops. It is also sold by the day, out by the minute. I wish the cruise lines could devise a way to contact people in your party while on ship. If something changes communication is impossible. Maybe closed circuit cel phone service? Read entire member review >>
Cabin was as expected. Small but functional and with plenty of room for a couple provided that you're neat about putting stuff away and using the space/closets/drawers provided. Balcony is always nice to relax to a cup of morning coffee while watching (and hearing) the ocean. Dreamworks channel on board was helpful keeping my 4 year old occupied while we got ready for dinner or took a nap. Read entire member review >>
It was good but tiny. We could not pass each other in front of the bed and the bed was right beside the washroom. Also they have installed a sensor that can tell if your balcony door is open so if you leave it unlocked your air conditioning will not work. It was nice to have a couch to sit on to watch t.v. (even though there was maybe 4 channels that we would watch). But the balcony was tiny and the chairs are uncomfortable so we rather go up ti the solarium and sit in the padded chairs with our feet up to read. The shower is tiny and they only have a 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner dispenser and it got knocked off the wall a couple of times.
I think from now on we will go inside or ocean view unless the price is right and save the money on the room to use for the specialty dining restaurants to make the food quality better, Read entire member review >>
Spacious. Well appointed storage, even in the bathroom. The bathroom amenities, shampoo etc. could be improved upon. Only provided is on the shower wall: shampoo and conditioner. Small bars of soap for handwashing. The refrigerator is only cool, will not keep drinks cold. They are made that way for medications, etc... not really for food. The snacks and water in the room are expensive. Need to ask for ice from steward, there is no public ice station. Limited plug ins, but did not need to use the power strip I brought. Read entire member review >>
Standard balcony cabin with a few exceptions. First, it's under the overhang from deck 15. This means you're always in the shade (which was fine for us). Don't worry about noise from deck 15, as we heard none. Second, the view to the left and right is a bit reduced due to a triangular deck support. This isn't a problem for views forward and down as well as backwards and down. But you won't be able to see forward or back along the same deck (14). Again, not a problem for us. Third, the bed is located parallel to and very near the sliding closet doors. This makes it a bit tough to access clothes hanging on the far side of the closet. Not a problem, but not as convenient as similar cabins where the bed is near the balcony, not near the closet. Read entire member review >>
Seemed a bit cramped even for 2 adults only. Bed was next to closet so hard to get at clothes. Not enough storage for both adults clothing so I had to live out of a suitcase. Balcony was small but fine for two people to sit on. Bed was comfy. Bathroom small but sufficient. Room attendant was great. Did not hear a lot of foot traffic even with kids club across the hall. Would book room category again but would probably try and get bed by balcony configuration instead. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was expected but the bed was right in front of the closet which made it often difficult to get your clothes. The desk is very small but seemed adequate. The balcony was huge but it would have been nice to have at least one lounge along with the 2 chairs and small table. It was a bit of a walk to the elevator but really not bad. Our room steward Chito was excellent. Read entire member review >>
Absolutely spotless and in tip top shape. No signs of wear and tear. Nothing. Our stateroom attendant was absolutely fabulous and even though we pre-tipped, he still earned an extra tip from us at the end. We had a standard ocean view balcony on Deck 14. The view was great, and even this high up, you couldn't feel the ship move. We had our king bed split into two twin beds which was great. Also, our cabin protruded out further than others since we were under the pool area that curves out. We were able to see the side of the ship pretty well from our balcony which was neat. Read entire member review >>
Perfect for my needs. Attendant was fantastic! Made sure my water was the last thing on ice so it was chilled when I returned. Was able to answer pretty much all my enquiries about the ship and shore excursions. Read entire member review >>
Overall a very nice stateroom. Fantastic room attendant! To concerns: 1. I wish RC used the over the head of the bed storage method that Celebrity uses and 2. the seat area on the couch was faded. Not a big deal but something I was not prepared to see on a ship of this caliber. One thing that might have helped the TV would have been a search engine to find things such as photos taken when onboard, tours, speciality dining etc. All of this was there, but at times was hard to find. Read entire member review >>
I would prefer my bed to be by the window instead of the sofa. It was your typical tiny cabin and the shower was so little I could barely move and I am not huge at all. It was hard to shave my legs! On Norwegian we had a tub/shower combo, which was a lot better. Read entire member review >>
Most deck 6 balconies can not see ocean when looking directly belowdecks tolifeboats. We were fortunate that there was a large space, 5-6 feet, between boatsthat allowed us to see the ocean when looked straight down not just out. Room isMid ship but as most rooms on the huge ship they are much smaller than on smaller ships Read entire member review >>
The room was comfortable for 2 people, and there was space in the closet and storage area, for probably 3 people. It wasn't noisy, even though it was across from crew space. Read entire member review >>
Balcony - small but efficient, got what we expected, was not disappointed. Quiet - but hate that RCCL allows smoking on balcony! We had to shut our door once for several hours because of a smoker. Other than that it was great. Read entire member review >>
We were in a D5 outside cabin with a balcony mid ship on deck 11. The cabin was OK but smaller, with smaller closet space and fewer drawers than many similar cabin types we have had on other cruise ships. The bed was not vary good either. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony cabin. It was very cozy. Not large but very functional and comfortable. The bathroom at first seemed larger than most cruises I have been on and the shower, while tight, seemed fine. However, upon taking a shower, I realized there was not enough room to dry oneself or move much. Given the girth of some of the passengers I saw onboard, I wondered how they managed at all. The toilet is wedged in as well and presents interesting but not insurmountable challenges.
There was a flat screen TV with many channels including CNN but there really wasn't much to watch. There was a sofa, desk and closet with shelves and plenty of hangars. There was a small safe, NOT big enough for a computer or an ipad. The balcony had a table and two chairs and was small but sufficient. I wanted a suite, but honestly, to spend thousands of more dollars for some extra room seems like a waste of money when the balcony cabin was just fine. We peeked in on a grand suite and it was really not that big. I would have been upset had I paid $8000 for that vs. $2200 for our balcony. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony cabin was right next to the library which was both very convenient and easy to locate. Tiny closet! No room to walk once the sofa bed was out for the evening. My pet peeve- the container in the shower which is open on the front allowing anything you put in in to fall out! The rooms are attractive and the bathroom is pretty. The shower was a good size- we liked the rounded front. The balcony rooms on the Oasis aren't as big as those on the Freedom class. The beds were comfortable- even the sofa bed. Read entire member review >>
We had one of the port side balcony staterooms on the 12th floor, #12156. The room was very nice, with a flat screen TV and a very comfortable bed. The balcony was spacious with no obstructions in our view, definitely the best we have had on a cruise. The AC outlets are under the vanity/desk; so bring an extension cord to make access a little easier. The shower was a tad small, but the water was plentiful and the temp didn't fluctuate like it has on other ships. The closet was very close to the bed, which made access somewhat cumbersome. However, the stateroom, overall, was very nice. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was adequate size, clean, comfortable for 2 adults. I would think this size would be challenging with more than 2 people. The cabin we had on the Jewel of the seas in a similar category seemed bigger and we did have the kids in the cabin with us that time. Read entire member review >>
Room 8616, perfect location. Perfect size for two people. Balcony perfect size for two people. Great mattress. Had the best restful sleep every night. Very quiet in the middle of the ship on Level 8 which is the same level as Central Park. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 6632 -
this ship did not have enough drawer space like older ships - did have plenty of hangers in the closet.
Deck 6 is great - same as the boardwalk and mid ship is good since can get to lots of things quickly - just take right or left. Read entire member review >>
We loved our room. It was a quiet location and yet you could easily get to where you wanted to be from here. We wanted to be somewhat close to the pool areas, but far enough away so we wouldn't hear the noise. We felt there was adequate space for the two of us. We loved our balcony view. Read entire member review >>
Closets were small, the only electrical outlet outside of the one in the bathroom was under the counter in the sitting area, very hard to get to. We always take a power strip when we cruise but for some reason RCI confiscated the surge progector we had brought. We had brought it on board RCI ships before. Our cabin steward brought us a cheapo extension cord which probably really was a fire hazard. There was no clothes line in the shower. All other ships we have been on had the retractable lines for drying "unmentionables". Drawer space was very limited. Shelf space was adequate. The beds were very comfortable. One amenity that we really enjoyed - Our traveling companions had the balcony cabin next to ours and we could open the separation panel between the balconies and have coffee and conversaton together. Read entire member review >>
Balcony cabin category D5 - loved the room location - mid ship. Cabin was very small - hard to both get ready for dinner. The bed was next to the closet which made it difficult to get clothes, shoes, etc.... Read entire member review >>
D5 Balcony: Cabin was a little smaller than Radiance Class and drawer and storage space seems to be less. Great bedding though, much improved over earlier RCI ships we had been on. Location on Deck 8 just forward of Midships was wonderful though. Close to elevators, close to Central Park for Coffee, etc in the morning and easy to get most anywhere on board. Read entire member review >>
Ocean View balcony 12608 on the starboard side. Great location. Middle of ship between the two elevators. Bed by the balcony. Bathroom a little small. Do not like the plugs under the desk. I brought 2 extension cords to plug my hair dryer and curling iron into, and managed to do my hair in the bathroom, this way my husband was able to rest in bed without hearing the hair dryer. Read entire member review >>
I liked the layout of the closet...usually there are shelves on the inside and but hard to get to. The shelves in our cabin were facing outward making them much for accessible. The over-sized bed was great but it took up most of the room...it was only a few inches away from the closet making it difficult to get to. The balcony was small but still workable for two people.
Even though we were on the 7th deck, we were across from the kitchen. As you walked down the hall, you could smell food...and occasionally, we noticed soap suds seeping out from under the steel door and onto the carpeted hallway...seems like a major design flaw. Read entire member review >>
The state rooms have been cleverly designed to make maximum use of the square footage available. Smaller than Carnival, but appeared to have more space. Ample closet storage. Bathroom, especially the shower cubicle was very well designed. Read entire member review >>
Standard room, not much luggage space, quiet location, no real issues with room itself. Didn't like the TV arm, does not extend far enough. Would have like loungers on balcony. Read entire member review >>
We were in 11214 and liked the layout of the room very much. The bed was next to the balcony and we had not problem getting around the cabin. We did find the room very noisy resulting form poor soundproofing between the cabins. We could hear the washroom door slam close each time someone used it. We also heard lots of noise in the hallway, in terms of conversations and cabins doors slamming. Read entire member review >>
Layout was good- Enter into sitting area, then bed is near balcony. My parents room was the opposite, enter into bed area, and sitting area near balcony- which did not feel as spacious as ours. The closet was hard to get into but had lots of hangers.
The worst part was the outlet under the desk was difficult to get to. My parents missed seeing a clock. There was one on the phone - but hard to read. Our rooms were in the back of the ship on the 6th floor near an elevator. Excellent location to get around. Boardwalk area, Aqua Theater, Photos, and Bar was on our level. Dining room and promenade was 1 floor below. Read entire member review >>
1. Size-Too Small/Tiny and more space could have been added in the door was not designed to open outward.
2. Noise- All cabin doors slamming and toilet's flushing were too loud. Could even hear the adjacent cabins toilet flush.
3. Sink- Too small, shallow and awkward faucet placement.
Storage- Totally inadequate and horrible placement of bed in front of closet.
4. Bed- Comfortable.
5. Balcony- Great size and wonderful panoramic view.
6. Shower- Too small. Tall and Wide people will absolutely not fit.
7. Location- Great midship cabin and very little noise from passenger.
8. Deck Hall Floor- Too thin and very child running down the deck hall could be felt, which gave me a headache.
9. Wind on Balcony- None unless to stuck your head over the rail. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in a balcony room on Deck 8. it was right in the middle of the ship and was perfectly located for taking a stroll through Central Park late a night! I didn't find a problem with the room, however, unlike other RC ships there was a lack of storage in comparison, i.e. there were no bedside cabinets with drawers - these were just shelves. I do hear that Allure will have ipod clocks and this is a good idea as there is no clock similar to hotel standards. The bathroom was very nicely finished with wooden interior and tile detail so a bit nicer to look at than previous RC cabins. In general the rooms were nice and the beds very comfortable for a good nights sleep. Read entire member review >>
Staterooms were excellent. Plenty of storge for your clothing. Balcony was very adequate and kept very clean by the staff. Loved the Deck 10 location. It was a nice quiet location. Our Cabin and Deck was recommended by our travel provider. It was a great choice. It was accessible to elevators. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was located mid ship, across from some kind of storage rooms. I thought it may turn out to be a problem, but fortunately it was not. Cabin location was perfect. The only problem was that we could NOT enjoy our balcony because the people in the next balcony smoked all the time and we did NOT.
Something should be done about this...... Read entire member review >>
Cabins should have a little more room, more storage or end tables with draws. The sliding Glass door to the balcony, when opened, shuts off your air conditioning, even if you close the door behind you. The door must be closed from the inside and closed shut for A/C to go back on Read entire member review >>
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