We had a cabin with a sliding door that opened onto the promenade deck where people could walk laps. It was quiet, due to the very heavy sliding glass door (with a crack in it, marring the view.) The bed was comfortable, and linens and towels were of good quality. Our stewards (Taufik and Charel) took good care of the room, created cool towel animals, and always greeted us by name. There was plenty of storage for a two-week cruise. The water in the shower was hot and had good pressure.
Our main complaint was the toilet, which sometimes leaked (fresh) water, flooding the bathroom. On other days, it wouldn't flush at all, causing us to need to use the public restrooms - however, fairly frequently, there would be an "Out of Order" sign on one of the stalls in the restrooms. One night, the water in the sink came out discolored. We reported all of these issues to customer service, and they were eventually resolved, but not terribly promptly. The plumber who visited our room said he was the only plumber available. Other people on our deck had similar or worse problems. Read entire member review >>
Lanai Staterooms are great You are on the promenade deck with reserved deck chairs. On the Voyage of the Vikings they brought us hot chocolate in the afternoon.
Rooms are a little smaller than your typical ocean-view. It also did not have a refrigerator but we made do with a champagne bucket which our steward was very good at keeping it filled with ice. Read entire member review >>
The lanai cabin was well appointed and spacious. The sliding door to the deck was a nice touch giving direct access onto the deck.
The cabin staff were very efficient and unobtrusive - in fact we hardly saw them but they kept the cabin in good shape. Read entire member review >>
This room is directly under the galley (kitchen) so unless you are a heavy sleeper, I would recommend that you avoid this room. We were constantly woken up as early as 5AM with sounds from the galley along with them working late into the evening, ~11:30pm. I would definitely recommend a lanai stateroom, but just pick one that isn't in this position of the ship. Read entire member review >>
I love this lanai cabin. It is so nice to look out at the ocean. Or open your door and be on the walkway. I wasn't bothered at all by people walking the deck and actually enjoyed watching people. I loved sitting in the deck chair in the late afternoon or evening after sunning or a port day. I think for the price these rooms are a real bargain. Read entire member review >>
We booked late and were offered an up-sell of a handicapped Lanai cabin . It was great being 50 % larger then other cabins . Huge bathroom with an open shower . It felt like showering at the YMCA . The room had adapted features , none of which were issues . The cabin opened up right on to the (lower) Promenade deck which was great . Not private but it felt like we had a one acre balcony . We had two reserved deck chairs right outside the sliding door . Very glad we chose it .
The cabin although well kept was clearly dated with older furnishings , no fridge and a bolted on DVD on the TV . No accessing your folio by TV . The toilet made noise but we didn't wish to get involved with plumbers so we kept the door closed . Read entire member review >>
Good stateroom. Small but functional except for the excess of furniture and throw pillows that made the cabin smaller and just got in the way. Bathroom was a good size and storage space was adequate. The opening to the public promenade was not an issue at all but was a plus. Window tinting worked well to preserve privacy Read entire member review >>
We had a Lanai room which opened directly onto the Lanai walking deck. The layout of the room was good, lots of closet space. Bathroom a bit 'tired'. No fridge but we were provided with buckets of ice.
We really enjoyed the easy access through our mirrored patio doors (automatic locks and pass card provided) to the 'walking deck' where I could easily access both sides of the ship for photography. Weather permitting, we enjoyed our reserved deck chairs and plaid blankets. There was minimal noise from morning walkers and running is prohibited. It was also 'busy' sometimes when we were sailing past some of the wonderful scenery and glaciers. This is a perfect room for a South American or scenic cruise. Read entire member review >>
Great location. Loved the sliding doors to deck. Close to laundry room which was helpful. Close to stairway and elevators. Slight sewage odor in hallway. Temperature control worked fine. Comfortable bed. Lots of storage space. Plenty of hangers. Read entire member review >>
Lanai room on the lower promenade deck. The room was smaller than we've had before, but certainly adequate. We liked the large open view out the arcadia door onto the wide open promenade deck. The door glass was mirrored so no one could see inside the room. We enjoyed seeing the few people walking past our room, probably not more than 50 a day. All in all, I would choose this deck and room again. Read entire member review >>
Almost centre of the ship. Great room especially on itineraries that you want quick access to both sides of the ship quickly. Loved the Lanai room.
Only negative was it was across from the laundry room and got noisy once but laundry was only open from 8am - 10pm so this was never an issue. The other thing we noticed was tender boat 7 was noisy when coming down.
If you are easy waking up they do wash the windows around 5:30 am. I personally never heard them. Read entire member review >>
The Lanai room was wonderful but a bit small ,much smaller than any type cabin we've had previously . Having said that ,with 100% certainty we will book a Lanai on our next cruise . Read entire member review >>
Lania cabins are great, spacious with a door that you can step out onto the walk around deck. Has 2 lounge chairs reserved for each stateroom. The only problem we has was coming back from Bermuda had a big rain storm that flooded the deck and water ran under the door and soaked our carpet. Again loved the room. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 368 - Great location on the lower promenade with direct access and reserved lounge chairs. Although it appears that there are open spaces connected to the Galley overhead we heard no early or late noises. Occasionally we heard what sounded to be discharge water but this was maybe 3-4 times during the week and it was over quickly. Ample closet space, love seat, desk with sitting stool, table, full tub and shower facility, Elemis dispeners located on the shower walls with shampoo, conditioner and body gel.
Good hair dryer provided. Ample sink space with surrounding area. Very comfortable and lovely rooom. Read entire member review >>
Just loved Lanai cabin 361. This is great idea for singles, but may have been a bit small for 2.Good alternative to a balcony and good price.
Being able to open my door and get straight out onto the promenade deck was wonderful. Read entire member review >>
Great location, close to stairs & elevator. From Lanai doors view was excellent. Heard a noise about 2 times a day but was not sure what it was but was not disturbing. Plenty of closet space. Read entire member review >>
Great location on the port side mid-ships of the Lower Promenade Deck. And don't forget the famous HAL bed mattresses. Is there any way we can get HAL to reveal the name their mattress vendor? I guess I will have to make a point of looking for the manufacturer's tag on my next cruise. Read entire member review >>
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