Our cabin was on Deck 10 right next to the bridge. The balcony has a slightly obstructed view as the roof is curved on the left side. Besides the vanity chair, there was a comfy "chair and a half" that was comfortable although the upholstery was warn. We had enough storage to fully unpack for 16 nights and our suitcases fit under the bed.
The cabin was at the very front of the ship and we had plenty of walking to do to get to other areas of the ship. Read entire member review >>
Needs some refurbishing - vanity drawers very worn, sheer curtains on sliding glass doors were extremely dirty and frayed, all mirrors in the cabin were streaked and smeared, beds were very worn and uncomfortable. Read entire member review >>
Nice room, plenty of storage. Balcony was small and obstructed below with a long covering of the lifeboats. We would not have selected had we known. Bed was comfortable and bathroom was small but standard. No complaints in regards to the cabin. Read entire member review >>
Clean, adequate space for two people but furniture shows signs of wear. Everything is in working order. Lighting is good. Carpet is clean, deck furniture is relatively new. Needs new pillows. Bathroom is small but efficient. Shower is small, but shower head was good with plenty of pressure and plenty of hot water available. Generic shampoo available from wall unit but no conditioner. Towels are decent size and in good condition. Counter space is small but adequate. Read entire member review >>
Cabin situated mid ship and great location. Furniture was in need of updating with the side table drawers had peeling interior lining. Sink in bathroom was very slow to drain.
Had a fabulous cabin attendant who kept the room spotless Read entire member review >>
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 Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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!! Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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!! Read entire member review >>
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 balcony....as you watched others scramble back in their rooms. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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 Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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 space...you 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!! Read entire member review >>
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. Read entire member review >>
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