Agung and Aries (VD 7907) cheerfully greeted us by name (how do they do that?) each time they saw us (a lot).What a great way to start your day. When I asked for a hairdryer that wasn't permanently attached to a lower cabinet I got it within minutes. (cord was too short for me to stand up).
Room was always clean and spotless. I read some others reviews during this writing and am shocked at comments on rooms and stewards. We couldn’t have asked for more. They were always visibly working.
This was our first balcony room (1st Celebrity was inside, 2nd RC was window, 3rd HAL was balcony). It was wonderful to be able to leave the door open at night or go out in the evening or morning and just sit. Room for two. 3 would be tight. The room itself was also much bigger than our others. I think it was just the design layout. Not having the box tv's makes a big difference. Since hubby wakes up very early we like to get a room where he can go elsewhere to read. At least the stateroom had a partial pull curtain and balcony. Very comfortable bed. Large enough bathroom with tub. We hand washed everything so had it strung all over the bathroom much of the time.
We had plenty of closet space, although not enough hangers, and storage under the bed.
Before our cruise I read a Critic recommendation to get a hair turbin towel due to the small towels. I followed the advice and it is my new travel 'friend'. It was a big help on the cruise as well as the hotels and travel for 2 months.
I liked having our room just behind the elevators. Quick to anywhere. We used stairs to the dining room.
We discovered 3 problems with the room:
You cannot hear any announcements that are made. If we heard something we opened our door too listen. They said it should come over the tv, but it did't. We may have missed some important departure information. Usually it was just cruise director stuff we didn't care about.
Tub wasn't draining- fixed immediately. Headboard lights stuck on or off- fixed. Bathroom sink hot water was scalding hot. They switched out the faucet immediately but it didn't help. Each time I turned the water on in the 'neutral' position I got burned, and I like hot water. It took a few days to retrain myself to put it at cold and turn slightly. Some other people we mentioned it to had also been burned. Beware. Read entire member review >>
Needed cleaning upon arrival, sofa bed cushion was all stained and dirty, lumps in floor at foot of bed, toilet overflowed then later would not flush. After the first night cabin was well taken care of by stewards. Sofa bed is in sad shape even after cleaning, many parts of the cabin are showing its age and hard use! Read entire member review >>
A very nice stateroom with a large balcony. This is the largest balcony we have every had. There was no problem getting 4 of us out on the balcony to sit, have a cocktail and watch the glaciers go by. When we booked the cruise, there were no handicap rooms left, so we inquired with HAL if they thought the scooter would fit into a regular room. They were not sure but said it should not be a problem. It didn't fit, so we had to leave it out in the hallway -which was fine with us, but our room steward had to move it for the night to another location and bring back in the morning. He really worked hard for us. He was happy to accommodate hubby's schedule (not a morning person and laying down in the afternoon). He would see us leave and literally run to the room to get it made up fro us so it would be ready if hubby needed to return. Always very clean and he kept us in ice!!! Read entire member review >>
More than adequate for our tastes. These accommodations were clean.Typical small cabin with veranda. Bed and Bath were fine. Cabin staff was excellent. Furniture slightly worn but acceptable. Couch cushions too small. Electric outlet in Bath was defective and was not repaired after repeated requests. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 4131. Handicapped cabin as wee needed the shower. It is rather pie shaped and slightly larger than regular cabins. Handicapped cabins are on both ends of the indented area in the middle of the ship. Cabin was very handy to dining but a long distance from public areas in the front of the ship. Veranda is at an angle allowing you to look forward on the ship. Decent storage. Not enough room for toiletries. Read entire member review >>
cabin 4168 VERY SMALL. No room to move around. If you are a single traveler this will be your cup of tea. Room also has no desk or bureau for clothes.
on the plus side, it is close to an emergency exit :| Read entire member review >>
Room 4134: ample space, lower level so less rocking, silent hallway, right by the elevators/stairs. The exterior side door on one side of the balcony squeaks in the wind but can be quieted with a hand towel while you're out there, and you can't hear it inside the room. Big balcony, good storage- look for the drawers under the bed! Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 7096. No problem whatsoever. It was right around the corner from the elevator and just two floors below the Lido. The bathroom was a nice size and there was a lot of storage space -- three closets and two large drawers under the bed. There was also room under the bed to store the suitcases. Read entire member review >>
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