Cabin was good for the week we were on board. The cabin was always maintained nicely by the cabin steward, was clean, a good place to sleep for the week. Contains a decent bathroom, a closet and shelf areas for clothing and misc. items, a safe for valuables, and life jackets. No issues encountered. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nice. Roomy by cruise ship standards. Bed was comfortable and linens were clean. This cabin had a bath tub and shower combo. Everything in the bathroom worked well with no flooding or water temperature problems. Cabin had a nice size, flat screen tv. It also had a desk, separate table and chair along with a sofa and side tables. Plenty of closet space. It also had an in-room safe, hair dryer, robes and in-room fridge with drinks it in. Read entire member review >>
This was a recently added cabin and felt warm and spacious. The floor plan is slightly larger than adjacent rooms in the area due to the entry door placement at the end of the hallway. There is ample closet space. The balcony did feel extremely small- there was one small chair, one very small table, and one lounger chair. The flat panel TV was great as was the on demand TV selection. There is no DVD player. There is a USB charger near the phone. Read entire member review >>
This was on the end of the ship right above and open deck but we never heard a sound other than the wake as we traveled through the sea. It was a HUGE room with a large verandah BUT the verandah (this deck only) was not entirely covered so it was not usable in rainy weather of when the sun was hot. The TV was a large wall mount, but since we had a large room, it was not easily seen from the living area so we had to sit on the bed most of the time. Bathroom was large and had a nice tub. Room service was great and when we tipped the waiters, they always looked so grateful! I had to ask for additional hangers but closets were huge and under the bed and couch had additional storage!!! No laundry on the ship (we already knew that) so we had the laundry service which was fast and good! No foot traffic going past this room but it was a hike to get mid ship. we do a lot of cruising but Deni and Yudi were the best room stewards ever!!!! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was comfortable with plenty of storage. A large flat screen TV faces the bed. There is a little desk/make-up table, a love seat and chair and table, as well as the bed and bedside tables. The verandah has two reclining chairs and a table. Read entire member review >>
We booked a guaranteed VD and were upgraded (supposedly to a VB cabin. We learned that next time we will wait and book a lower price verandah because the only thing different is the deck they are on or their location on the deck. Again, the cabin was of a good size and there was plenty of storage space. Read entire member review >>
4136 was a well-located cabin in a quiet area near the aft elevators.
Except for creaking and rattling a lot when the seas were a little active, it was quiet. We would book it again but bring ear plugs in the event of rough seas.
We LOVED our balcony - which was quite private. Everything worked. Read entire member review >>
We had cabin 4176. The aft cabin location may have been the best thing about this cruise, other than Alaska itself. I had read complaints that the engine would be too loud or the vibrations too much. Not so (though could hear and feel it sometimes). Remember that the dining room is in this area too, and lower and closer to the engine that the cabins are, and the dining room is OK with respect to these issues. Some feel that this end of the ship rocks too much. Though I have a tendency to sea sickness (and carry scopolamine patches with me for this reason), I felt fine compared to walking around rest of ship (and never needed my patches). I had read that soot gets on balcony. Yeah, some, but not enough to matter. The view of the wake and the 270 degree view of both port and starboard were super. And, the sound and changing waves of the wake was like sitting on a beach and experiencing the changing sight and sound of waves; became mesmerizing, sitting before a log fire. Sitting on our veranda with same view the historic sea captains of old would have had from their quarters gave the feeling that the cruise was somehow privately here for us. In fact, a channel on the in room TV gave exactly this view 24/7. I'm totally hooked. (and, ruined -- these are hard to get!)
Comfortable beds and big comfortable pillows. Lots of space and appreciate several things about layout. The metallic walls allowed magnets to hang things up. Art on the walls was a nice touch. Layout of lighting was good and effective and liked having switches by bed. Extra chair and fold out couch gave good sitting room. Small desk was adequate. TV worked, few channels to choose from, and did not care. Veranda had two comfortable chairs one with stool, a small table, and a recliner. Storage was abundant and very well conceived. My wife and I are one bag each travelers so we did not need a lot, but nice to have had it. Even the stool for the desk is hollow with a top that lifts to use the inside space for storage. Can store several bags under bed. Three standing closets, one with lots of shelves and a locking safe, and the others for hanging clothes each have larger shelves that can fold down or not as you wish. One even had a rack for belts and ties. Several shelves in bathroom too, for toiletries. Shower with good water pressure, massage head, and was a tub-shower mix. Clothes line for drying clothes over tub. Cannisters of self serve shampoo, conditioner, soap in shower worked well. Room decor and materials a bit dated and worn, but everything very clean and working well. Read entire member review >>
Quiet location, good storage, close to elevator, across from crew's space,nice balcony. Only negative was very poor mattress in sofa bed. Was unusable.
Would book this room again if just two of us. Read entire member review >>
Room #5003 ms Oosterdam.......
All the way forward on the Veranda deck. First forward balcony room on the starboard side of the ship. Windy all the time, flooded balcony most of the time??? View of water forward of hull washing out, kinda fun to watch the waves aft of the room roll away from the hull. Quiet, except for cross wind conditions when the balcony doors whistles badly. Lots of walking because the cabin is all the way forward on the vessel. We didn't care for the air-conditioning ventilation blowing on our heads while we slept. no way to control that. Other than a very worn environment for a deluxe veranda balcony room it wasn't bad at all. Read entire member review >>
cabin 7032, quiet, limited closet space for long cruise. TV at poor angle should be wall mounted to save space. Bed was better than expected and room service was excellent. Good balcony not the largest but good enough, should have two good chairs on the balcony not one good chair and its distance cousin. Read entire member review >>
Great location at the back of the ship as it is easy to zip down to the Vista Dining Room or grab a quick elevator to the Lido Deck.
We never hear or saw our neighbors next to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our veranda and it was huge plus sun and wind protected. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 6119 is an excellent choice: It is around the corner from elevator and stairs, just at the point where the ship decks bend, giving a little more privacy because the next cabin forward is angled away forward. It was always quite and very accessible to all other parts of the ship, being just aft of mid ship. Read entire member review >>
Oosterdam VB6043 is kind of "shopworn" with a lot of nicks and dents in the furniture and walls...the balcony furniture was really tattered and the carpeting needed a good shampooing!!! Read entire member review >>
Cabin was very comfortable. The soft goods can use some replacing which is my only complaint. The location was all the way aft on the stern and extremely quiet. Balcony was awesome and completely covered - deep, wide and big enough for two loungers, two chairs and a small table. Queen bed was on the larger size for a queen which suited us just fine (and our feet did not hang over the edge of the bed, an annoyance we had on Celebrity Century). I'd book this cabin in a heart beat again. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was showing its wear on the bathroom floor and the small chair. The tv was small and in one corner of the room. With four people there is no room to maneuver, especially with the pull out sofa in bed mode. Great view from the Verandah. If the drop down bed is used, you only have a couple of feet between the "bunk" and the queen for sleeping so it can be claustrophobic. The queen is simply two twins pushed together. Read entire member review >>
The closets are in the hallway right inside the door, across from the bathroom. You can't enter the cabin, go in and out of the bathroom, or have more than one person in the closet area. The bathroom has a shower only. Good balcony, quiet location. Read entire member review >>
Nice balcony cabin, love seat was a little worn but fit the need. The shower in the bathroom was great and much more spacious than the small stand up shower in the smaller cabins. Read entire member review >>
Cabin a little narrow for getting around in evening- need more space between sofa bed & refrigerator. Love bathtub. Sound of ping pong late in the evening could be heard on Lido. Read entire member review >>
This cabin is nice and quiet as nobody walks past to get to their rooms. The room and balcony are slightly larger than the regular VA rooms and the wake view is a bonus. There is only a small amount of shade on the balcony and it gets very hot. We found the storage space to be more than adequate and did not use the additional drawers under the bed nor under the sofa. Read entire member review >>
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