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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 (E2)
Decks: Deck 8 | Deck 9 | Deck 10
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Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony Cabin Reviews
Jan 2017
Very standard, nothing special. Clean. Our cabin attendant was wonderful.
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Cabin 7136
Nov 2016
Lower Standards By: cockney cruiser
fixtures and fittings in good shape, sliding door easy to open and close, bed was comfortable. The toilet seat had to be tightened which was done as soon as it was pointed out
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Cabin 8132
Oct 2016
Clean .Room attendant Anna Excellant. Could use clock and oulet in bath and pen and tablet
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Aug 2016
Very clean. Needs updating. Room stuart was great.
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Cabin 8056
Jul 2016
The cabin was adequate; it was small. but there is tons of storage. You just can't open the closet and bathroom door at the same time! The other issue is that there is no clock, and no outlet near bed for a phone charger.
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Cabin 7570
Jul 2016
Our 1st cruise on a large cruise ship. Stateroom was roomy and light enough with plenty of storage space. The bathroom shower was excellent. The balcony had an obstructed view so that one could not look straight down to see the water or the dock as the case might be. Also, the noise from the casino below filtered up to our cabin, but usually by 10:20 or 10:30, the loudness of the bingo caller died down. There weren't enough plugs but we had brought both European plugs and US plugs so we were able to plug in all of our electronics.
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Cabin 7062
Jul 2016
Great By: Crazy Golfer
Clean and well kept
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Cabin 8070
Jun 2016
Absolutely amazing By: rmb7010
service was excellent, beds two twins, a bit small for my taste but that is to be expected
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Cabin 8578
May 2016
The cabin was quite comfortable and located starboard about midship.
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Cabin 9604
Dec 2015
Pretty roomy, except the bathroom which was tiny. The balcony was good enough with 2 chairs and a table.
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Jul 2015
Bathroom toiletries were body shampoo and a bar of soap.
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Cabin 9078
Jun 2015
This is mostly an excellent cabin. Pretty standard interior, fine space. I won't go into those details, as I'm sure they are pretty similar to other rooms in that class. The two unique characteristics about this room are as follows: 1. Proximity to the Atrium. This room is the first room forward of the Atrium on the Port side of Deck 9. It is adjacent to the Atrium and elevator space. Inexplicably, RCI insists on putting on very loud music acts until midnight or later. Because of this, the fire door (right outside the room) stays shut from about 9:00pm-midnight or 1:00am. It is very awkward and difficult to get into your room--you have to go through the very heavy fire door, then close it, hope no one else tries to come through, and enter your room. Outside of this very odd time period, the proximity is nice because so much happening on this ship seems to center around the atrium. 2. The balcony. Chances are, if you've selected this room on purpose, it's because you saw on the deck plan how large the balcony appears. You are absolutely right about that, it is HUGE. It was by far the largest balcony we've ever had--probably about 1/2-2/3 the size of the indoor living area of our room. It was very private, not loud, and had tons of space. There were two regular chairs, a table, and two lounger deck chairs out there. There was probably room for our bed out there in addition (not an exaggeration). The only minor drawback was that it was hard to see the tops of the fjords when we got close, due to the equally-huge balcony above us. All in all, though, it was an excellent feature of our room.
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Cabin 9570
Jun 2015
Adequate size, comfortable beds, nice balcony, usual compact but adequate shower. Good sized storage wardrobe and plenty of drawers and places to keep things. Clean and tidy, well looked after by our excellent cabin attendant.
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Cabin 8604
Apr 2015
Cabin: We had cabin 8604 and 8606. They were balcony cabins and 8604 was on the hump and had a deeper kind of pie-shaped balcony. My sons are 6’ and 6’4 and their feet kind of hung off of their beds, but all was good. Our cabin steward was great and always kept things clean and made awesome towel animals most days.
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Jan 2015
Just OK By: mikea168
WHen Crusing, you must have a balcony. The room is a nice size & a full size closet was perfect to store suitcase & hang clothes.
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Cabin 7130
Dec 2014
Couch a bit worn and bed a bit hard but otherwise it was a nice room.
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Cabin 8078
Oct 2014
The room was fine. Comfortable bed and plenty of storage.
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Cabin 9004
Jun 2013
9004 Serenade of the SeasPlenty of closet space (we didn't use all of it), bathrooms are small, but have enough storage to keep most items off the countertop, good location on ship as near bridge, so not much hallway traffic, good view from balcony...can even see captain on bridge!!
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Cabin 7594
Mar 2013
Cabin 7594 - very close to the Centrum which could be quite noisy if you go to bed early! View from balcony was restricted by the lifeboats - ie you could not see directly below.
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Cabin 1512
Feb 2013
First Time Magic By: Tony747
We were on Deck 10 cabin 1512 and it was everything you would expect of a ship cabin. Not that big but it had everything you needed.
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Cabin 7118
Jan 2013
Smaller than expected. Great balcony, good sound insulation
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Cabin 7540
Nov 2012
Super Serenade By: slenmargni
Room 7540, Deck 7 Fwd. Great location, larger balcony, no noise from those at work nor from either neighbor.
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Oct 2012
The balcony room was spacious and well deocrated. The balcony itself was OK. We were at the 7th floor and could see the bridge from our cabin. It was very cool watching the officers on the bridge having a cup of coffee every morning while arriving to the ports.
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Cabin 7108
May 2012
Our Cabin was 7108. It was the first cabin off the stairs and we were sure we would get noise from 'traffic' -- not true - we never heard any people in the hallway!! There was good news and bad news regarding our balcony. The good news was that because it is a corner room, we had an extra large balcony!! It was great!! Two full lounge chars plus a chair and table -- It added to our enjoyment and pretty much doubled the size of the room. The BAD news was that because we got a lot of rain, for some reason the rainwater backed up ONTO the deck. We talked to the room steward ASAP who called maintenance but I don't think this was a fixable problem as there was a drain pipe that ran down the side of the wall. It was a great location and the balcony 90% of the time (rain aside!) was a true plus. Also, since we had a corner room, there was no one on one side of us - extra plus!!
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Cabin 70922
Jan 2012
New Years in the Caribbean By: beachbaby830
Near the Centrum on the "bump" which gives you a larger balcony, but you can "feel" the music at night coming from the Lobby
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Cabin 7660
Dec 2011
7660 - good sized room, plenty of closet space (bring some hangers with you). Bathroom was small, but functioned great. Balcony was deeper due to being over the lifeboats. It gives you another 3-4 feet of space. It was great as well as it was under an overhang and when it rained a few times, you could stay dry on the you watched others scramble back in their rooms.
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Cabin 8124
Nov 2011
Cabin 8124 was an aft cabin but was semi close to elevators. Never heard noise in the hallways or the adjacent rooms. The bathroom stall is small and if you over 6'2 you may be hitting the ceiling. The balcony had a good view. We were on the port side of the ship.
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Cabin 7152
Oct 2011
The Perfect Itinerary By: missmet31
Our balcony 7152 was a nice size room with an extended balcony but didn't like the fact that half of the balcony had a see thru glass.
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Cabin 1512
Oct 2011
Plenty of room, nice balcony, SMALL bathroom!
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Cabin 7544
Sep 2011
Great location, huge oversized balcony (half covered), small fridge, small couch, vanity area.
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Cabin 8626
Aug 2011
1. Nice balcony, cabin good size but hey i'm not paying for the suite as long as it had a balcony thats all that mattered. :) Closets were able to fit our luggage and our clothes. The little sofa bed seemed dirty and we could do without since it was mostly used to through our clothes on. Rugs need a bit of an upgrade.
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Cabin 7108
Jun 2011
7108: huge balcony. Noisy from 7-midnight from centrum music and parties. Seemed small and only had a chair instead of sofa.
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May 2011
First time we had a balcony and we loved viewing the sites from it. Our stateroom was on the 8th floor.
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May 2011
well laid out balcony cabin - plenty of store for 3 suitcases worth of clothing and things - big stain on couch never attended to - no electrical outlets bedside to accommodate c-pap, had to use 2 electrical cords provided by guest services - small but accommodating bathroom
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Cabin 1510
Apr 2011
The 10th deck forward is a convenient area, close to the Solarium an Pool area. The Windjammer is on the 11th deck, so the walk from our room to the Windjammer and other daily activities was easy. Our room was very quiet.
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Cabin 7070
Oct 2010
Balcony cabin was great especially for relaxing with a drink or coffee. On one night and only on one night we actually could hear every announcement made in the casino. Don't know why it occurred that night but it made us cognizant of just how quiet the cabin was normally.
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Cabin 7140
Sep 2010
Love to Cruise Royal By: LovetocruiseRoyal
Stateroom - Cabin #7140 - We were a little disappointed with the cabin as it sits at the canopy which covers the life boats and the balconies do not connect as in the newer ships. Our view was good only if you were interested in looking straight out. Nothing to see by looking down. We couldn't enjoy the balcony as it seemed everytime we would try someone was smoking (which is NOT ALLOWED) but couldn't tell where it was coming from to report it. Our stateroom attendant was very attentive. He was very easily located when we needed him. We had towel animals 5 of the 7 nights. Air temperature was always comfortable. The room was located at the rear of the ship just a short walk from the elevators and dining areas. Luckily it seemed we had the best views to see the ports as we arrived.
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Cabin 8592
Dec 2009
A week to remember! By: SOPOME
Hump cabin, deck 8, great location, convenient, typical cabin & balcony size-wise.
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Cabin 7573
Apr 2009
I've been in the inside cabin which is nice for 2 people. DO not pack your entire wardrobe because you will not wear it all. The balcony is really nice if you want to spend more money.
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Cabin 8598
Mar 2009
One Fabulous Week! By: swiss919
We had the "bump out" cabin which was great - could see the front and back of the ship! (our last cruise the cabin was forward and because of the "bump" couldn't see the whole length of the ship). It was fine as cabins go - only thing I didn't like: the dividers between the cabins on the balcony did not totally enclose the could see into the balconies on either side. Sometimes you just want to go out on the balcony in pj's and not have the person next door seeing you! We were on the starboard side which was great (except for Barbados as mentioned above!) because that was the side in portyou faced the island and could see everyone coming and going from the shipalong with what goes into docking such a big ship! Also it was very humorous at times - especially watching the people who partied a little too much on their tours return to the ship and try to make it up the gangplank!!
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Cabin 8594
Oct 2008
Cabin 8594 is the most central Balcony cabin on deck 8. It is normal "Balcony cabin" size with nice sized closet, well laid out with curtain between door and bed area. The safe is neatly stashed in a cupboard. Bathroom is small but very functuional. Shower has a glass door and so one does not have to pull the shower curtain off themselves. This cabin was very quiet. Absolutely the best of any cruise I have taken. It was next to the centrum lobby and stairs and so very convenient. Even in rougher water there was no real movement felt here.
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