Very well maintained by Alex, then Bernard. Well situated mid ship, although keep in mind there is an over hang preventing the full sun being on here. The over the bath shower was powerful & hot. Towels good, and replaced regularly. Toiletries were also replaced when needed. Kettle & coffee machine were good to have, as it meant we could have early morning tea of fresh brewed coffee to start the day. Both normal & decaf coffee were available. Fridge is empty, which allows good use for personal drinks & food. Read entire member review >>
Great cabin, really spacious and nicely furnished and decorated, with a large balcony and a great view.
Anyhow, there were some drawbacks.
1) There is a extension door to the neighboring cabin, on days with moderate wind a howling sound and rattling was coming through this door, pretty annoying. Also one can hear pretty much everything from the neighboring cabin, poorly isolated.
2) The balcony is big, however, there is only 1 little table and 2 rather uncomfortable chairs. No sunbed.
3) Location underneath deck 9, sitting area by the pool. Here you could hear walking, running, jumping, moving of chairs and tables. Dancing was the worst thing, nobody could sleep. Read entire member review >>
This cabin was very comfortable especially the bed. Alexander, our room attendant was great and we had clean towels twice a day!
Plug sockets in a good place. There's also a kettle and coffee maker in the cabin.
I had read about others complaining of noise but can honestly say we didn't hear a thing until around 7 am and people were up and about. Remember this is under the pool deck.
The curtain was hanging in the corner though and this should be corrected.
We also had 2 bottles of water from the mini bar $30! Come on RC a bit steep don't you think? Read entire member review >>
Nice and big, but not a walk-in closet, like on the Allure of the Seas. The obstructed view wasn't bad, and it was kinda nice to have a hidden area on the balcony, instead of a full view. One could actually sleep out there, if they wanted to!!!
The extra space was nice because we weren't constantly bumping into the wall or drawers. There was plenty of storage space that we didn't even use. Read entire member review >>
Ryan was a good steward and very friendly. Our junior suite (8572) was clean and well-maintained. However, only one towel animal was placed on our bed during the 5 nights we were there - not an essential need, but I have always looked forward to this special added touch on cruises. The excessive ongoing train-sounding noise during each day and night was unacceptable. I believe it was carts being moved around on deck 9, and it both awakened and kept us awake in the middle of the night. We have cruised 8 times on different cruise lines, and this has never happened; this was our first experience in a suite, so that made it even more intolerable. Not worth the extra cost !!! No staterooms, let alone suites, should be located in this area! My sister two suites away had to tolerate the same issue and dealt with Guest Relations; it was not resolved. Read entire member review >>
The worst was that my sister and I and our husbands had suites 8568 and 8572 - every night we were awakened several times (midnight, 2am, 4am, etc) by large carts rolling overhead and chairs being scraped across the deck on the Solarium deck above us. We complained to Guest Services three times (we were not permitted access to the Hotel Manager, although I asked to meet with him/her), and the Guest Services manager said he'd address the problem by cordoning off the area above our cabins, but nothing changed and the noise continued. It was clear when we talked with him that this was not the first time he'd heard the noise complaints - I think it's unconscionable that Royal Caribbean continues to book those suites. Read entire member review >>
I wouldn't necessarily recommend this cabin although is very convenient to the Windjammer (that was part of my problem-my frequent trips up there necessitated my need for more stairs. :) Our previous junior suite had a walk-in closet although we didn't need it and had plenty of storage space. If you like to retire early or are a light sleeper, this cabin may not be for you. It's directly below the track and the pool dance floor-depending on the evening festivities, those were both used late into some evenings and there was definite pounding on our ceiling...It didn't last much longer than our bedtimes and didn't really bother us much.... Read entire member review >>
Spacious handicapped room with a convenient location near the elevators. Unfortunately right below the pool deck which adds quite a bit of noise from carts and chairs moving around. There are interior ramps which we tripped on occasionally. The shower is open for wheelchair access which gets water all over the bathroom floors. Especially when the seas are rough. Ask for extra towels to wipe up. Read entire member review >>
The cabin is spacious and clean with a couch and 2 lg chairs. More storage than 2 people would need. There was that smell in the bathroom no one wants to talk about. Not real bad but never ever smelled it on any other ship. Nice large balcony but my advise is get some loungers out there and throw those chairs away. Read entire member review >>
At 1 pm, our staterooms were made available. We were in a junior suite . It was clean, comfortable, and the attendant, Alex, promptly took care of the few requests we had for extra pillows and raising the head of my side of the bed. The balcony was clean, but the rail was in need of being re-sanded and re-varnished. This is a maintenance issue. There was one occasion where the toilets for our section ceased to work. Maintenance got to work on it quickly and had it repaired within an hour.
Notice for those who are considering this room and who like to turn in to sleep early. You are right below the pool deck and you can hear noise coming from above through the deck [overhead]. We did not have any trouble with noise from outside the room when we would return to our room at night [11:30 pm - 1:00 am].
Of note, there was a high pitched random whining noise that seemed to emanate from the rooms speaker. I located it by the balcony door as potentially coming from one of the fluorescent light ballasts that may have been feeding back though the room speaker. Maintenance came in and "adjusted the speaker. This stopped the noise through the speaker, but it periodically presented itself through the light. We complained about it again, and maintenance came beck and it appeared to be resolved, or we just quit paying attention to it. It was a carry over punch list item according to ship's personnel. Other than this, our room was fine. Read entire member review >>
The balcony was huge, wrapping around the port corner of the ship. However, there were rust spots all over and where an attempt at repair was made, a different color paint was used. It gave a very old, tired appearance, as did the entire cabin. I have heard that this ship was renovated, but if it was, Royal Caribbean has clearly wasted its money. The cabin ceiling needed a paint job and the bathroom had some rust issues as well. There were several minor things broken in the stateroom, none of which in itself was not a big deal, but it became more and more obvious as the journey wore on that all these things existed at all. The bed was comfortable. There was plenty of storage space. However, the décor was terrible and one couldn't help but feel that the room was decorated by a couple of frat brothers. The curtains didn't match the carpet or the furniture, et., al.
The television was almost a complete waste. There were barely any stations and once you had managed to see the current films (which you had to catch at their convenience), there was nothing to watch; not even an American news program was available.
Although we asked our steward for additional water on several occasions, as well as some other things, he was pretty poor at doing so. He did get the automatic tipping, but for the first time, we did not tip our steward any additional tip. Read entire member review >>
Loud noises at all hours of the night. We were across the hall from the crew doors & elevators and heard them coming and going all night long. The door was slamming all the time, and we could hear them talking/yelling at 5 am...I wouldn't recommend this location if you are a light sleeper. Read entire member review >>
Very spacious and well appointed. TV stations were a joke (although I guess you do not go on a cruise). The room and bathroom were well cleaned, but the balcony looked as if it was never cleaned since we boarded (maybe). Water and salt had built up on the sliding door as well as the outside balcony glass making it hard to look out. Windex or a squeegee could have fixed that in two minutes (although in RCL defense we never told anyone about this, so they did not have the opportunity to fix it). Read entire member review >>
The usual RCI Junior Suite - larger area, bath with tub/shower, upgraded toiletries. This was a JS on the stern and so balcony was substantially larger than other JS balconies and easily had room for 2 sun loungers, 2 chairs and a table. Read entire member review >>
Very spacious room with a king bed and a large sitting area. Lots of storage and huge balcony. The bathroom has a full sized tub with a shower. The A/C worked well. One side of the bed was a bit uncomfortable and probably needs a new mattress in my opinion but it wasn't bad enough for me to complain and it didn't keep me from sleeping. Noise - a couple of nights we got some loud bumps and bangs from above. It was never continuous and didn't happen everynight. This room appears to be located under part of the Park Cafe and the hallway to the side of it. Overall I'd say it was pretty quiet and could stay in this cabin again, however if I could I'd go back a little further aft and to the opposite side of the ship. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 8538 had good space. However, if you go to bed early, you can hear the bands and music from the atrium below. Also, you can hear people walking above you on the public deck. Read entire member review >>
Large room with a good size seating area. Balcony size was great. Could hear music from Centrum area, but it wasn't too loud. Bathroom size is good. Bathtub is built up a bit, which was not good for a guy that is 6 feet tall. Hard to wash hair with arms hitting the ceiling. Read entire member review >>
We were in a junior stateroomwith a balcony it was wonderful plenty of space extremely comfortable, bathroom was brilliant full size bath kingsize bed much better than most hotel accommodation. We had a super room attendant called "Ricardo" who was a wizard at towel art we always looked forward to coming into our room in the evening to find a different little animal Read entire member review >>
Smaller than expected but OK, some strange smells from the bathroom ( and not ours), plenty of storage space, furnishings in good repair. Mid ships, some noise from the upper deck but nothing serious. Read entire member review >>
This ship was in wet dock a short time prior to our cruise. Uphostery throughout the ship had been replaced. However, carpet looked like it was due for a change. Our room and the ship was relatively clean but some hard surfaces showed wear (mirror chipped, floor slightly damaged, metal corrosion, etc). Bathroom had a particularly dated appearance. Our kettle to heat water did not work well. Just fine for a value cruise but disappointing if we were paying more or compared to other ships. Read entire member review >>
junior suite 8588 -- amazing balcony that faced off the back of the ship and wrapped around the starboard side a little bit. No cabins above so no noise from other cruisers and at the end of a long hall so very quiet. Perfect. Read entire member review >>
This JS had a tub which is great. There is enough closet space for everything. The location was close enough to the stairs but not too close to have traffic noise. It was a perfect location. Read entire member review >>
We had a Jr Suite and the size of the room was very nice. The only complaint about the cabin (other than the issues stated above) was that there was not very much dresser space or shelving in the closet. Most of our other cruises had shelves in the closets. Read entire member review >>
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