Cabins are small, with standard oceanviews at 122 square feet and superior oceanviews at a still-tiny 157 square feet. At 119 square feet, interior cabins are generally difficult to maneuver.
Standard rooms do not have refrigerators; the "minifridge and snack bar" consists of small snack packets including candy and nuts, warm soda cans and bottled water left out on the desk with a notecard indicating price. Amenities consist of bar soap, four travel-size bottles of nondescript shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion; there's also a wall-mounted shampoo dispenser in the shower (which has the dreaded clingy curtain). All cabins have flat-screen TVs, safes and hair dryers. Due to passenger diversity onboard, in-cabin TV programming is being remodeled to include more multilingual channels.
Most cabins allow for the conversion of two twin beds to a queen-sized bed. Coloring sticks to shades of green (think jade) with pink accents. (One painting of a tropical flower will probably adorn your wall.) Closet and drawer space is ample, though, during a rough day at sea, we noticed the drawers didn't lock and were sliding open and shut. Standard accommodations each feature a small shower -- no tub.
Only 63 cabins have balconies. Balcony furniture (two chairs and a small table) is aluminum. Suites are comfortable and quite posh, featuring light and airy decor with creams, tans, whites and pastels throughout. The ship's 42 Junior Suites run 263 square feet apiece with balconies that are 74 square feet. Junior Suite passengers enjoy complimentary in-cabin tea and coffee service, bathrobes for use onboard and bathroom amenities. Six Grand Suites onboard each measure 382 square feet with 90-square-foot balconies. Three Owners Suites are 446 square feet apiece, each with a 108-square-foot balcony. One Royal Suite is onboard Majesty, measuring 700 square feet with a 147-square-foot balcony. It features a whirlpool bath, separate living room and wet bar. The ship also has one Royal Family Suite, which offers two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living room area with a sofa bed. One bedroom features two twin beds that convert into a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, and a Pullman bed; the other bedroom has a queen-size bed. The Royal Family Suite measures 364 square feet, with a 78-square-foot balcony. Royal Suite, Owners Suite, Royal Family Suite and Grand Suite passengers receive priority check-in and departure, reserved seating for main theater and entertainment shows, priority tender tickets on select cruises, VIP pool deck seating, full breakfast, lunch and dinner dining room menus available for in-room dining, board games available to order for in-room entertainment, spa bathrobes for use onboard, complimentary bathroom amenities, luggage valet service and pressing service on formal night.
The ship has just four cabins for people with disabilities -- two inside and two superior oceanview. Door width (for both the main cabin door and the bathroom door) is 32 inches. Toilet height is 17.5 inches for an oceanview cabin and 16.75 inches for an inside.
I was shocked at just how small the inside stateroom on Sovereign class ships really are. The Royal Caribbean WOW factor was already in full gear. To compare the, SINGLES cabin category on NCL ships are probably the same EXACT size, and do not require paying a 200% fee...continue
I got a Superior Ocean View (9016) to get the 30 extra square feet since I invited a friend along. I had requested ahead of time that they put a “bed wedge” in one of the beds since I have a reflux issue and need it for sleeping. That was not done, but our...continue