The cabin: We stayed in E532 (Main Deck, portside, near the bow). The cabin comes complete with a broken DVD player, wood blocks wedged in the corners of light fixtures and mirrors (I'm guessing as a poor man's way of reducing rattle noise during sailing), plumbing that fails every other day or so, and a map on the inside of your cabin door that diagrams your escape from a ship that doesn't exist. In other words, the lifeboat diagram of the ship shows the version of the ship that existed before the refit (i.e. missing the back decks on deck 9 and 10 which was added). I list this because, while it doesn't affect my cruise, it says to me a lack of professionalism and skimping on costs. Read entire member review >>
Given this was an older ship and a "premium" line, the cabin tended to be larger and more spacious. The bathroom was huge compared to other cruise ships. Shower is not well marked and a bit tricky to operate. Read entire member review >>
I would book this room again. It is right next to the promenade deck and doors, so you always have a bit of fresh air in the hallways. It is just a few steps from the Atrium where we often sat or played a game, or took the beautiful stair to the other Atrium decks. It was quite and peaceful with a really good ocean view. Even with the 18 nights of packing, we have plenty of room for our stuff. Easy access to the prominate deck made for some quick getaways to take lovely surise or sunset pictures, or head our for our daily 4 mile walk. I ready about this afordable catagory from another member review and i am so glad that i listended to advice from someone. I hope you appreciate this avice as well. When you love your surroundings, little can dampen your day. Happy sailing. Read entire member review >>
Regular cabin walls permit the sound of neighbor’s TV and drawers closing to be heard. Please, add some soundproofing! I don’t remember hearing the neighbors on other cruise lines. The stateroom attendant was great, and we loved the towel animals. Be aware if you are a light sleeper that cabins on deck 5 are under the walking area on deck 6. This is not a problem at all times, but if someone is wearing shoes with hard soles or dragging a suitcase, you can hear it very clearly. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was large and spacious. However, it is right above the engines and at times I thought the walls would fall in on us. The walls and bed would vibrate and it was LOUD! Not for light sleepers. Read entire member review >>
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