Although slightly smaller than some Grand Suites on other RCI ships, it was well arranged with more storage than we could use. It was well maintained and kept VERY clean. Our cabin attendant was friendly and very professional. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8518 was just below the Lido deck, and although the room was spacious and well-appointed, due to its proximity (one deck below the Lido) and near the outdoor movie screen, we heard noise (foot traffic, bands playing, movie noise) on several occasions. Read entire member review >>
Terrible cabin because of noise! Please avoid. Noise from windjammer above about 21 hours every day. It is loud and constant. Otherwise, the GS is very nice, large bath, large balcony, tons of storage and newer furniture and carpet. Read entire member review >>
Large, good storage, large deck. Please be aware that the restaurant is above your head and you will hear the rumble of carts being rolled all day and night. If you're a light sleeper, find another cabin. Read entire member review >>
The room we had was perfect. Clean and comfortable with the sweetest room attendant. The balcony was amazing! Having always cruised interior or ocean view in the past, this was like Heaven to me. The bathroom was very spacious with two sinks and a huge tub/shower. My husband is right, Grand Suite or better is the only way to go! Plenty of space for the two of us. Read entire member review >>
The suite was nice...a lot better than a normal stateroom with the standard 2x2 bathroom. We had a large bathroom with a ton of storage everywhere in the room. The beds were not overly soft. The water in the shower/tub was not consistent and kept going from hot to cold, pressure was barely there. Our stateroom attendant was very nice and made us a few towel animals. Our suite was right under the pool deck so there was a lot of noise overnight from them cleaning the deck and moving chairs around. Read entire member review >>
StateroomWe had stateroom 8508 which is a category GS suite on deck 8 forward. The room was similar to GS suites we've had on other RCCL ships but perhaps slightly smaller. The balcony was nice sized and all of the furniture was in good shape. The room was in very good condition. Our stateroom attendant, Patrick did an outstanding job and was very visible and helpful. There were three major problems with the room, the first being the least important. I have never understood why most of the TV channels are international when 90% of the passengers are from the US. Second this cabin has a major noise problem. It sits beneath the Windjammer buffet line and the crew starts to get the breakfast buffet ready between 5 and 6 am and there is a lot of noise from carts being rolled around and things being dropped etc. We should have done our homework and avoided this room. The last problem is the worst and will probably keep us from sailing with RCCL again. The mattress is like sleeping on a CONCRETE SLAB. We both woke up with sore backs, hips and shoulders. We talked to the concierge about it and Patrick, our stateroom attendant, did his best to help by putting two comforters on the mattress, but it didn't help much. Since this is showing up as a complaint more often I have to assume that this is their new bedding and if so it is a deal breaker for us. There is no need to be miserable when there are other choices. Read entire member review >>
Grand suite was nice. Plenty of room with two chairs and two lounge chairs on the balcony. Nice fruit plate and concierge amenities. Our suite on Celebrity had more extras but for the money this was fine. The previous reviews that I read mentioned considerable noise from the pool deck above. It's true. We heard the arranging of the chairs being dragged across the deck on numerous occasions Read entire member review >>
Wow, the Grand Suite on the Vision blew us away. Its smaller than what we had on the Voyager Class, but the layout is the same, the biggest difference is the balcony and the windows. Basically, the entire wall is floor to ceiling glass, so you can see everything going by. We loved this because on the days it was a little too chilly to sit on the balcony, we could still watch the world sail by from our couch or bed. No noise complaints or any real issues, we did hear a little thumping from deck nine above as things were being set up, but nothing that bothered us. The cabin is in great ship for a ship that hasnt been refurbed yet, and if you just keep that in mind, youll be pleasantly surprised.
The facet in the right sink leaks a little, but you just have to turn it off at the right angle, and it'll stop.
Ive posted pictures of our suite on Flickr below because I know how hard it was to find Grand Suite photos on the Vision.
Happy Cruising! Read entire member review >>
We had a Grand Suite 8006. Whist it was clearly a little dated, it was a very comfortable suite with a good deal of space and day light through the big patio doors.
The one down side was the feeble shower over the bath. Read entire member review >>
Loved our cabin. It was plenty big for the 4 of us. Bathroom was very large in our opinion. Had large bed for the adults and pull out bed for the kids. Had a "bar area" (had some drawers for storage too) which was nice when we had breakfast delivered to our room. Had large wardrobe area with plenty of room for clothes and suitcase. We loved our balcony. Spent many times gazing at the sun, the full moon or just having a glass of wine while the boat pulled into and out of the ports. Given this ship overall wasn't that big, we wanted to be on the highest passenger deck so we selected our cabin on the 8th floor (not near front or back of boat). Read entire member review >>
Spacious and well designed with wall to wall glass leading onto a large private balcony with comfortable seating and a small table. Excellent drapes provided proper darkening for the night and early morning. There was a decent sized flat TV and enough English language news channels that could be easily viewed from the comfortable beds or good room seating available. Just inside the door was a bar area and plenty of storage facilities. The bathroom was also large, with one of the biggest tubs on any ships I have previously sailed on. There was no separate shower and for the over-bath arrangement it was difficult to adjust the temperature to remain steady. It varied too much from hot to cold and was abandoned for the full bath experience. Loads of regularly replenished amenities were provided.
WiFi is not available in any cabin, but can be accessed in various advertised areas of the ship.
One of the impressive features was the absolute absence of engine noise and vibration. There was no way of telling if we were at sea and underway, or alongside, in port. Read entire member review >>
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