In a word Tiny! About 50% smaller than the similar room on the Carnival Spirit (which is the same size ship), and a bathroom to rival an aeroplane, shower you cant even get into, an not even a door so water goes everywhere. Read entire member review >>
Good sized cabin but very poor storage. First ship ever bags did not fit under bed. No bath amenities at all.
No drinks in fridge
Our cabin directly opposite a very noisy pool pump room Read entire member review >>
The cabin was pretty run-down and the handicapped features made it somewhat useful for someone in a full wheelchair, but a little uncomfortable for someone with just a cane or walker. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was a good size and in a terrific position, even the white canopy over the lifeboats, which was below our Balcony, didn't really infringe on our view or enjoyment of the Balcony. Plenty of storage in the Cabin, only thing was it is directly under the Explorer's Court so some noise in the morning and during the day. One thing I would like to see changed (but don't know if it is possible) is get rid of the shower curtain and have a sliding circular door that some of the other ship's have. Read entire member review >>
Okay for 2 people, had room for suitcases in closet, lots of hangers to keep things unpacked. Kept clean twice a day. Perfect especially since in Alaska you do not spend a lot of time in the room Read entire member review >>
Bed was very uncomfortable and furniture need to be updated.The shower curtain was dirty and smelled sour. The shower needs to be upgraded for water would get all over the floor. Some Royal Caribbean Cruise ships had sliding doors on the shower stalls and it worked better. Read entire member review >>
Cabin seemed a bit old - the furniture looked like it was from last millennia a looked a bit shabby, but I loved the lay-out of the staterooms on this ship. The desk/seating area is near the door/closet, not on the other side of the bed near the balcony. Read entire member review >>
Our room was like any cruise ship stateroom - small, but manageable. Plenty of storage for our clothes in the closets (I loved that they had shelves as well) and even some extra space in the desk area. Opting for a room with a balcony on a cruise through Alaska is a MUST! The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and being able to sit outside your own room and read a book while looking at a glacier...you can't find that anywhere else. We had a king size bed and the mattresses were okay, but the pillows were horrendous and totally flat. I found it to be very uncomfortable at times, but there was obviously nothing I could do to change it, so I just had to deal with it. Bad? Yes. Impossible? No. Although the room was nice, our bathroom shower and toilet were probably the most aggravating part of our trip. We had a problem with our toilet failing to flush or continuing to run on the 4th day, and from that point on, we had an issue every day until we got off the ship. I had to call maintenance several times (they always responded and took care of the problem within 30min.) and there was even one day that apparently they did repair work to a pipe underneath our room without telling us and we only found out because of the brown/yellow water coming out of both the shower and sink (lasted for almost 24 hours). I had to shower and thought the water was running clear, but when I dried off, my towel had yellow stains all over it - it was disgusting. Thankfully that issue was fixed that day, but it was still gross. Aside from that, we had a fantastic stateroom attendant who always took great care of us and left us extra towels every day after we only asked once. He was the best! Read entire member review >>
We had 4 people in this balcony cabin. It was tight but manageable, especially if at least one of those 4 is a little one as with us. We were on deck 8, and so if you aren't familiar with the Radiance or her sisters, this means that the balcony deck below you isn't actually at the edge of the ship. For them, they could scale the balcony railing and walk out onto a catwalk that covers the lifeboats. For us, if I somehow fell overboard I'd land on it just 7 feet down as well. If you aren't good with heights, but you love the balcony cabin, deck 7 or 8 on this ship is a good option. So long as you pick a cabin that is far enough away from the bulbous area midships that has cabins that jut out obstructing view, you're good (keep about 8 cabins away from that, at minimum for good views). Read entire member review >>
Well lit, lots of room for everything (store suitcases under the bed). There are secret compartments everywhere (check both sides of the mirror). Carpet was brand new (just had a refresh in May 2016). Balcony is double the size of others-does overlook life boat roof, but that wasn't an issue. Comfy room, perfect temperature. Read entire member review >>
Cabin being accessible is larger than normal balcony cabins and has a larger balcony that looks onto white cover over tender boats.
It is very close to centre elevators and there are no cabins across the hall.
Beds were comfortable enough and there was plenty of shelves and hanging space for clothes
There were actually two spaces by window that were set back were we could store luggage. Negative to this room - every night around 3 in the morning there is a lot of noise from below which woke me up Read entire member review >>
The cabin was much, much smaller than I expected, however décor looked exactly as pictured. We didn't mind so much as we were hardly ever in the cabin and utilised the balcony when we were. The balcony is much larger than normal, but you do lose your privacy as the screens between balconies do not extend all the way out. The bathroom in the cabin is pitiful to be honest. The shower is not big enough at all. I'm 5'9" and felt claustrophobic when showering....and ladies forget shaving your legs... no room! There is no power point in the bathroom. The cabin does have adequate wardrobe space and storage. We tried to put suitcases under the bed, but they didn't fit, however we placed them in the wardrobe which got them out of the way. In general the cabin was clean, tidy had ample power points, storage, etc and the bed was comfortable. Was it luxurious like a hotel might be? Sadly no, but as I said we weren't in there for more than an hour at a time. I would absolutely refuse to put any more than two adults in the room. Read entire member review >>
Unpleasant smell in bathroom which cleared after a few days (or we got used to it) but later in the cruise the shower drain was blocked. Room generally tired and carpets cleaner but otherwise not too bad. Some drawers stuck and others feel apart. The shaver socket was not compatible with UK / European shaver plug Read entire member review >>
Room is lovely with plenty of room and storage. Bed is positioned near the window with a 2 person couch near the bathroom. there was so much storage, the cupboard was very generous with lots of hanging space and one set of shelves. there was also draws and cupboards elsewhere. the bathroom was compact with a plastic curtain in the shower. there is limited bench space so you need to use the cupboards in the mirror and below the sink. the view is wonderful with no obstructions - most of the cabins on L7 have a white ledge in front of them (with the tenders attached) which limits your view down. however the hump didn't result in any extra space with only room for 2 chairs and a table. My parents were in 7650 and the room and balcony was similarly sized and set out, but the next room back had a double depth balcony. Read entire member review >>
The cabin steward was great and he really tried to do what he could, however the maintenance was poor, and the noise outside made sitting on the balcony unpleasant for a few days until we finally complained.
TV, cupboard door, toilet, shower curtain, bad odour, telephone, balcony door were some of the items that required attention, the last three were never fixed. Read entire member review >>
we had an E3 handicap room since the wife is in a wheelchair. very spacious and well equipped. only complaint about room would be the entrance to the bathroom is hard to navigate. there is a ramp up to the bathroom and a raised door jam. very hard to get a running start up ramp and over jam, very jarring experience every time she went in there. would be difficult for someone in a manual chair to negotiate this. nice ramp and easy access to balcony, plenty of room to turn around, but again kind of steep so think it would be hard for a manual chair. roll in shower was spacious, but has usual problem of water escaping across floor. wish someone would invent a roll in shower that contains the water. room was exceptionally clean and comfortable. bed was nice and firm like we prefer. overall a very handicap friendly room Read entire member review >>
Balcony, starboard side, midships. Deck 7 is right above the lifeboat awnings which the maintenance crews walk on when in port. If your balcony curtains are open, well, prepare to be embarrassed if you just got out of the shower. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7550. We found it was easy get to everything. Lifts and stairs were close by. Cabin was very quiet. There was a good amount of storage for a small room. We had a good view out to sea but couldn't look down and see the water because of the life boats. Good size balcony. 3rd bed was a single sofa bed, OK for a young child but would have been very uncomfortable for an adult or teenager. Read entire member review >>
Partially obstructed view due to window cleaning rig. Also obstructed downward by awning over lifeboats. Room small, but adjoining room with family a huge plus. This is one of the smaller balcony rooms, so a bit cramped. Fold out bed from love seat worked fine for small child. Read entire member review >>
My balcony cabin had a large balcony and plenty of drawer space. sadly above me was the cafe and i could hear moving of chairs from my cabin and balcony was quite noisy at night. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 7122 - Great size with a decent size bed. Fantastic uninterrupted view. Spotless and plenty of storage in the hallway. Bathroom was a good size with endless hot water! Read entire member review >>
We were a bit disappointed in the size of our cabin ... but we chose the cabin so it was our fault. Would go for a larger cabin next time. Plenty of storage space and we were on for 18 days. Bed very comfortable and even though we were below a bar and night club we couldn't hear a thing. Read entire member review >>
back of ship, great view, spacious balcony with nice chairs and table. TV is terrible, never worked and repairs failed. Funky smell that was helped by the air cleansing unit the room steward brought. I love the location but the room was a little disappointing. Read entire member review >>
Very far forward, which we liked. Can watch the crew work on the flyover bridge at eye level. Great view, very quiet as at the end of the hall. You will feel movement here, up high and forward. We had lots of movement as we had rather rough seas several days (6 foot). Read entire member review >>
Our cabin opened up around 2:30 so we headed downstairs. Our bags were already at the cabin door. Our room was very nice and clean. I ordered the birthday decorations and they were up and waiting. $31 is a little much for them but it's the idea of your significant other walking into the surprise that makes it worth it. The cabin was roomier than expected with the exception of the shower WOW! It is really small but I guess that's normal for what I'm told. The cabin had lots of closet space and a mini bar under the television that we did not discover until we were leaving the ship on the last day. Balcony was not huge but big enough for two chairs and a table. Lambert, our stateroom attendant, was absolutely wonderful. After unpacking we headed out to get a bite to eat. Read entire member review >>
We spent our Alaska cruise portion of our trip in cabin number 1604. Cabin is located aft on the 10th deck ...... excellent choice for the Alaska south bound cruise. We ordered room service and enjoyed several lunches and breakfast on our balcony. Read entire member review >>
1002- Deck 10, second cabin from the front, just aft of the port bridge extension. It didn't block our view, and the Captain waved at us a few times as we watched him maneuver into port.
Some wave motion due to forward position and high deck, but only just noticeable.
Immediately above on deck 11 is a Massage and Spa. Noise was minimal, but occasionally we heard furniture being moved once in awhile. Overall, a quiet cabin. Read entire member review >>
Obsturcted view downwards due to life boat canopy, and sideways due to ship's hump. Old shower style with clinging curtain and shallow lip resulting in water spilling out. Otherwise quiet cabin location. Read entire member review >>
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