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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1): Serenade of the Seas Cabin Reviews

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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony Cabins

95 Reviews
Two twin beds (can convert into queen-size), private balcony, sitting area, and a private bathroom. (179 sq. ft., balcony 41 sq. ft.)

Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony (E1)
Decks: Deck 7 | Deck 8 | Deck 9 | Deck 10
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8104
We selected 8104, on the port side, just past the hump of the elevators. Balcony for this cabin was much larger than the standard balconies, and had a lounge chair and 3 regular chairs as well as a small table. Read some reviews that the noise from the Centrum could be a problem for rooms in this location, but we did not hear a thing (even when trying to during one of the late night Centrum parties). Location of this room was perfect, enabling us to almost never use the elevator as everything we needed was only a few floors down or up. Easy walk on the stairs. Only complaint that we have is that we only saw our cabin attendant twice during the cruise. coming from princess, where we've had our attendants seemingly ALWAYS there and visible, it was a little strange for us, but perhaps a RC standard (keep out of sight so as not to bother the passengers?? who knows.). That being said though, our room was always made up in a timely manner. The room itself was small, and perhaps not as clean as I would have liked (dusty along the drawer handles, things like that). Bed was very hard and pillows were BAD. However, there was plenty of storage space between the closet, drawers, cabinets, etc. and it was fine for our purposes.
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9018
9522

We had Balcony rooms on the 9th Floor toward the bow of the Boat. the rooms were ok for the size i would have liked just a bit more room. the Beds were a bit odd. they were pointed i the middle like a V this i thing was too make room for the dresser and the connecting room Door so you can get around. It is not a Suite and there for a bit tight, and the sliding room Door for the balcony was a bit hard to slid open took a bit of arm strength. but well worth it !!!


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4008 & 8008

4008 was a handicap accessible ocean view that was nice and big and easy to move around. Cabin 8008 was a balcony on front of ship. The cabin and bath were small but the balcony was the same size as other balconies. Attendants were awesome.


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7552

Was disappointed because it is an obstructed view but it does not specify this when you make the reservation.


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8074
Travel with friends canada_eh!

The room was great, roomy for all of us to stay together (we were 3). The balcony was amazing, and we loved the inroom fridge. The service to our room was great and was clean when we returned from shore excursions, with ice in the ice bucket and clean glassware. The bathroom/shower were adequate and there was enough closet space for the 3 of us.


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8104

Nice size balcony. Smallest balcony cabin we ever had. Very uncomfortable.


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7654

Outstanding balcony, a good 9' x 9' (big enough for a barbeque with guests...if there were ever any reason to cook upon a cruise ship). Excellent views, very comfortable (for 2 adults).

If I were ever to find myself on this ship again, I would request the very same room, because it was outstanding.


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8120

Well appointed cabin with good storage.
Lovely sheets & comfortable beds.
Towels thin, small & poor quality.
No complimentary toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion & shower cap).
Poor quality toilet paper.
Didn't always have hot water


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8102
First time cruising pandpEastbourne
Really large balcony (on the corner close to the lifts), conveniently located but no noise from the lifts, slight noise from the Centrum but hardly noticeable, plenty of hanging space and hangers.
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7634

Deck 7 mid ship.....I was not aware this cabin had somewhat of an obstructed view. YOu could not look directly down and see the water. You had to stand and look out 7634---The noise at night was awfuluntil about midnight.


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7554
Overlooked the lifeboats so not a direct water view
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9022
Beautiful Ship! CyberTag
Our cabins were near the front of the ship but that was not a problem. The ship really isn't that large and walking to the back for meals never was an issue. We were right near the elevators and staircase and never heard any noise from either one. The cabins are showing some wear and tear, but nothing major. Many of the cabins still have the old "tube" style tvs. However, some do have new flat screens. We were in cabins 9022, 9026, and 9526 all were a great location near the stairs and elevator. They are located in the front of the ship.
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They claimed there was an unobstructed view, but we had the window washing thing on our balcony EVERY DAY. I thought it was quiet and it was close to stairs but not too close.
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Outside balcony (7th level)- spacious for a cruise cabin, quiet with good views
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I questioned the balcony on cabin 8508 when I booked. I was told it was full size for it's class but the ship diagram looked funny to me. Sure enough, we were the first balcony on the starboard side from the front. The view was abstructed by a curving wall, so I was not happy.
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1006
Cabin 1006. Quiet location, small bathroom, small room, ample closet and drawer space, small balcony, nice mattress, accurate controls for air conditioning, far from Windjammer, close to spa and fitness room.
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8020
Absolutely Fabulous Julie Hobbs
8020 - Would chose this cabin again. Near the front of the ship with no restaurants/bars above or below. Not many people passing. View from balcony brilliant - nothing blocking view. Shower room tiny but to be expected. Plenty of storage space. Room service excellent.
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7026
Expected More wagardsmith
We were in 7026, and it was above the Tropical Theatre. We could hear the music from the shows in our room, however the shows typically end fairly early, so it wasn't much of a problem. The balcony was bigger than the one we had on Adventure of the Seas, and that was a pleasant surprise to us. The rest of the room was pretty typical...not much room around the bed; small closet and small bathroom.
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8564
Smokey Cruise to Paradise LiftLockCouple
The room is mid ships forward. The only real issue is the divider between the two balconies of 8564 and 8566. Due to the ship structure the divider has a gap all the way around and therefore there is no privacy at all.
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8628
This room was upgrade for us. Cabin 8628. The room itself was typical size for RCL as was the size of the balcony. This whole level sits over the life boats so you don't get to see strait down to the ocean. It was odd at first, but didn't really diminish the view. We faced port for 3 out of the 4 islands. Noise was not a factor.
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Amazing! ! ! 40birthdaygirl
We had a balcony, and loved it I was up every moring by 6:00 to see the sunrise and got a lot of great photo's, I liked being able to see them dock the ship or see the people coming and going. There was plenty of room in the room and bathroom and plenty of electrical plugs
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7016
7016 - nice size cabin but heard noise from theater a few decks below us. Great view from balcony. Hit our heads several times on bunk bed.
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8088
Cabin 8088 is awesome...with it's huge balcony it's like having twice the space!
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8634
Great location with sufficient room on the balcony. Perfect size for 2 to 3 adults.
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Great Trip on Serenade cruiseandski
We were on deck 9 in an E1 category room (Deluxe balcony stateroom). We previously sailed on Serenade and were on deck 10 which was a more spacious room ( I'm guessing 3 ft bigger??) The deck 10 room had a full size couch with a Pullman bed over the couch for our two kids. The deck 10 couch turned into a bed and did not encroach much on the walking space in the room. The deck 9 room had an over sized chair instead of a couch and it folded out towards the vanity so you had to step over it to get to the bathroom. The deck 9 "chair bed" was fairly uncomfortable for anyone over 12 years old. Also the Pullman on deck 9 was over the king size bed whereas on deck 10 it was over the couch and you could pull a curtain to separate the king sized bed from the Pullman and sofa bed. Not a big deal but I'd spend the extra money to be on deck 10 with 4 people next time.
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7590
Same od, same old. Small cabin. Small bathroom.
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7088
Cabin 7088 - midship - great location -- Balcony is just above the lifeboat rafts so there is a bit of an obstruction but it doesn't block the view at all. The ONLY problem we had on the ship was a sewer odor that was coming from somewhere in the bathroom - (we reported it -- someone came up to fix the problem - it improved but never did go away). We decided not to complain further because it did dissipate and it clearly was not cleanliness related. I think it is a construction issue that would need to be addressed when the ship is renovated. I have 'motion concerns' especially since this is a smaller ship than we typically are on, but this cabin location was EXCELLENT - even on a day when the sea was somewhat rocky, our room experienced very little motion!! Lots of storage -- NO NOISE ISSUES AT ALL -- our neighbor enjoyed going out on his balcany and talking very loudly at 6 a.m . - but as long as we closed our balcony door we could not hear him at all. We were close to the elevator area but never hear noise from the hallway OR from the centrum area.
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We had a balcony room, overlooking the lifeboats. Small bathroom, but good closet space (considering) and reasonable amount of storage. Good temperature, very good stewards. We were over the Casino, so it was noisy with the machines making noise most of the night. We were on the starboard side (as I recall) and the smokers on deck below us made it difficult to use the balcony. We would not book this location again. The rooms near us had a water/sewage problem that required an emergency carpet replacement. Our room wasn't affected, but the hallway smelled and was impassable while the crews worked to complete the repair.
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8102
We chose this cabin because we loved it for Alaska. It has a much longer balcony. It blocked the wind for Alaska, would recommend the forward cabin on the other side of the elevators for the Caribbean. You want the breeze!
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8614
cabin closet not deep enough, shirts/jackets would get caught in hinge -- door difficult to latch properly -- shower head leaked badly -- no toiletries other than a plastic shampoo pump
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Holidays At Sea RobustoMaduro
My cabin was small for a balcony cabin. The couch was more like a love seat with little room for two. On the other hand, the balcony was very roomy, almost twice as deep as most other cruises I have been on.
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8070
Good cabin within the rating we went with. Mid Ship port side.
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8664
Adequate room, but too far from the stairs and elevator. Also, the balcony did not allow for expansive views.
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9246
Great cabin, a little far down the hall from the Centrum, shower had leaking issue, but they addressed it quickly. Great balcony with unobstructed views.
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8592
This cabin had a lot of noise from the Centrium at night. Also, we heard lots of doors slamming, which was annoying. Not sure if that has to do with the location, or just rude people. The balcony has a great forward view, but is a bit smaller than regular balconies because it is on the "Hump".
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8652
Cabin 7050 was our first room. Horrible view and you're right on the corner so you're looking into your neighbors room. View straight down is blocked by the life boats. We changed rooms and got 8652 which still didn't have the best view straight down as it was blocked too but it was better.
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7158
Extra deep balcony gave plenty of room outside, no obstructions in view, quiet location
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9636
Great balcony but a smaller cabin than I would have expected, certainly too small to swing a cat. The bathroom is all plastic surfaces. The shower cubicle is very small; if one drops a bar of soap or shampoo bottle there is barely enough room to bend down to pick it up .
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9522
9522 - quiet, close to forward elevators, large closet, hot afternoon sun while headed south making the balcony an oven in the late afternoon but very pleasant in the mornings. Pool deck just around corner into elevator and up two floors.
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7088
Cabin 7088. Small cabin, but beautifully planned. Lovely bed linen. Lots of storage space. Quiet. Nice balcony just forward of the hump. Very clean.
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7166
#7166 and 7168 - Connecting cabins. Category E1. A long walk from elevators and stairs. Noisy at night from Safari Club lounge right underneath. Balcony is good sized, but view somewhat hindered because of apparatus at back of ship.
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1518
Category E1, deck 10. Smallest balcony cabin I have been in. We had ajoining cabins and could not access the balcony when the ajoining cabin door was opened. Plenty of drawer and closet space. They really should get rid of the gross tiny sofa and put in a decent table and 2 chairs so you can sit down to eat or read your cruise compass. No outlets in the bathroom. Refrigerator wasn't very cold at all.
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7540
Loved having the extended balcony. There is less privacy, but you get more airflow that keeps it cool. It does not get hot like the fully private balconies. It was nice to be close to the elevators. We did feel the ship move more, as we were up front, but it was not bad at all. It rocked us to sleep every night!
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1506
Great view, small but good storage, tiny shower but great glass doors that kept the water from leaking onto the bathroom floor, good balcony
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9008
No complaints. Quiet location. A long way from most activities, but was never that big of a deal. Bathroom was a little musty smelling when the door was closed for a long time. Overall a pretty nice room.
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7572
Located between Centrum and Forward. Generally quiet.
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