The ship's 1,301 cabins are divided into four categories. All received mini-facelifts during the dry-dock in the way of new gently hued soft goods. Standard inside and outside cabins number 1,096; of these a whopping 711 (or more than 80 percent) have balconies. There are 22 suites with separate sitting areas and sofa beds, 180 mini-suites, two family suites with interconnected doors, and one grand suite. Suites range in size from 595 to 1,314 square feet, mini-suites are 322 square feet, balcony cabins range from 232 - 274 square feet (including balconies), standard outsides are 168 square feet and inside cabins are 160 square feet. All cabins come with color TV offering a variety of channels.
Interestingly, the mini-suites -- which are quite family friendly for four -- have balconies that jut out from the rest of the ship's verandahs. It's a pro and con. The pro is there's no roof, and it's a great place to watch the stars at night. The con? No privacy. You're totally visible to anyone in a balcony above you.
The Grand Suite has three TV's, refrigerator, wet bar and walk-in closet; regular suites feature separate sitting areas, two TV's, refrigerator and wet bar; and family suites are actually two connected standard cabins that sleep eight.
Plaza 237. Close to getting on and off of ship. Nice to be close to Int'l Caf' for snacks and fresh brewed coffee. Last time I was on Plaza we were closer to the front of the ship where it bounced more. Might have been rougher seas.
Our balcony stateroom on Deck 11, mid deck was much smaller than what we had that was supposed to be similar to Royal Caribbean. Closet was small, balcony very small, cabin laid out strange so you had no room to relax. Only one easy chair where on Royal Caribbean we had...continue
Cabin D233 was handy to forward elevator. Unfortunately if is across from an interior rooms with 4 bunk beds. This meant loud children running back and forth. I'll never book across from such room again! There were 6 small kids in these rooms!! The cabin itself is good....continue