Cabin was great. Door to the balcony was easy to use and sealed well. Balcony was big enough. Wardrobe was good and had a few shelves and a fair bit of hanging space. Bathroom fine and clean. Room was great - we had a king size bed (I'm pretty sure it was) and a fold out sofa bed for our two kids which worked well. There was plenty of room for our bags under the bed. Room attendants were great although they seemed to have a few problems with other rooms as people were putting things down the loo that they shouldn't which caused issues - but not to us so that was good. We were at the back of the ship but your wouldn't know it - we didn't realise how far back we were until we got off. Stabilisers being used and such a big ship you couldn't really notice it move a huge amount. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was well maintained and always cleaned to a high standard. Our cabin steward was wonderful and very helpful, always happy and very obliging. We like to have a balcony to enjoy some quiet time and enjoy the ocean. The cabins still feel new and fresh after the refit but bathroom should have been refurbed when the ship was in dry dock. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom 8660 on the Deck 8 was overlooking the sea and had a private balcony.
We didn't spend a lot of time in the room but when we went inside we enjoyed our balcony a lot.
The room is quite spacious with plenty of storage and a big closet.
The bathroom is not too big with a washbasin and a shower. Read entire member review >>
Superbly located starboard cabin on the "hump" and right next to the aft elevator bank. Very convenient for people unable to walk long distances as straight up to Windjammers, or straight down to Main Dining Room. Busy corner so avoid if you don't like passers by, but we had no noise issues at all.
Cabin was clean though bathroom not updated in recent renovation. Plenty of space for 2 adults and 1 child to store clothes, luggage and paraphernalia as long as you remain organised. :) Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was adequate for two people and our cabin attendant Brenlynn was lovely. She attended to our needs when asked and brought us ice each day and an extra pillow for my husband. The cabin was always clean and tidy. We loved the towel animals that greeted us on most evenings. Read entire member review >>
A really good cabin that was modern, light, spotlessly-clean, with mini fridge, TV, plenty of drawers, sufficient hanging space, nice bathroom, and a very attentive room-steward who really attended to our every need and was super-courteous and nice. The one thing missing was mini bathroom accessories and bathrobes. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony cabin appeared a little smaller than on some other ships but similar to some. There was new carpet, new doors on the cupboards, new curtains, a new sofa and new outdoor chairs and table on the balcony. The doona cover was old and damaged but the fabric strip on top appeared new. There was only 2 cakes of soap and a body wash dispenser in the shower. No other toiletries were supplied. The cupboards were small and poorly designed so that we ended up never unpacking our suitcase. - just left it open on the sofa. The bar fridge in our room worked fine although it was often stocked with the wrong things and the snacks we were supposed to have never showed up. The jug was a good idea but as others have said there was no coffee or milk only tea. My partner bought a small jar of good quality instant in Darwin to use for the rest of the cruise (milk wasn't an issue as he drinks it black). The TV worked OK but reception was poor and the stations available pretty woeful. Once we got to Darwin we could get some Australian channels but infuriatingly just as you got to the important bit of a show the signal would fail and would usually only come back as the end credits of the show were running. Also, the only free movies to watch were kids ones after we lost the free old black and white movie channel about 3 days into the cruise. As we often like to relax in our cabin in the afternoons and watch a movie at the same time we found this a little disappointing. Most of the movies shown in the main theatre in the afternoons and evenings were also mainly kids movies or you could watch some very old movies near the pool if you could cope with the noise and the weather. We did enjoy the 3D Penguins of Madagascar movie in the theatre (which was very popular with both adults and children) although I thought it really wouldn't have made much difference if it was shown in 2D instead.Our cabin steward and his assistant were excellent, helpful, friendly and professional. Equal to the best we have had. Read entire member review >>
Our room was more than adequate. This was our first cruise and we chose not to "over extend" ourselves financially in case we didn't like it. As it turned out, this room was very suitable for us especially as the weather was not always warm and a balcony would have been under used.The window gave a good view in all weathers and the room was in a quiet position on Deck 2. Read entire member review >>
Aft, balcony cabin with plenty of room. The largest stateroom we have had of any cruise line. It was described as a Superior Oceanview Balcony and we intentionally picked an aft location for privacy, the ability to keep our balcony door open, and to keep away from any smokers. Read entire member review >>
Bed comfortable;pillows and mattress was good; balcony great with excellent view; bathroom had mould in shower and on the rubber in the doors; cabin was comfortable with three adults; fridge in cabin I would not call a fridge as it was not cold. Read entire member review >>
6236 had a the usual bed configuration, at the window and balcony. There was a large couch. The fridge was really only a cooler. Shower with a shower stall. It was in good condition. The balcony had a solid steel wall on one side and the glass partition on the other. Read entire member review >>
Huge room for a standard balcony price. Nice large balcony with a view of the sky above. If you stand at the rail, you are visible from the buffet above. No noise from above. Some rattling from being way at the back. Long walk to cabin. Read entire member review >>
Lots of storage space, huge balcony with lots of privacy. Very quiet unless your balcony neighbors are partying on their balcony to the left. Carpeting and chair upholstery need to be redone as they look dirty. Bathroom good size. But all for naught if you don't like breathing second-hand cigarette smoke because your neighbors can ruin the balcony experience for you because they can and do smoke there a lot. Read entire member review >>
Our Cabin was tight on space, we weren't in there a lot so didn't really matter, but trying to get ready for the formal nights was problems. shower was the right size as long as you don't drop anything!! so funny when you do and bang your head off the wall which bounces you off the doors banging you back into the wall!! oh such fun :)
the towels they provide are small, i use that size at home as hair towels, but on the ship they are bath towels lol lol loads of places to store things. interactive TV a great thing; you can give yourself a heart attach each night when you see how much you've spent!! :) but excellent idea. Read entire member review >>
Typical balcony room. No problem with noise, convenient location to forward elevators making it easy to run down the Cafe Promenade for pizza, drinks, desserts, and cookies. It was a long walk to the aft when going to Windjammer, main dining room, or the pool(unless you cut through the adult Solarium). View was great and could even see people on the bridge sometimes. Read entire member review >>
We were on Deck 10 at the aft Room 1668. You could feel vibrations at times and sometimes could feel some movement of the ship but barely noticeable - i loved the view from the higher decks - great view from balcony - perfect amount of space - lots of storage for a smaller space!! Read entire member review >>
Great view and no noise. Mattress was 100% better than the one I had on Celebrity a couple years back. However, the cabin does look worn. Carpet shows use and the love seat was covered in a black grime. Bedding was clean, but there were tears. Grout in bathroom tile needs to be replaced. Safe would have to be reset daily as it would open and refuse to lock. Read entire member review >>
Having a balcony is wonderful due to the compacted room however, due to us only spending showering and sleeping time in the room I cannot complaint too much however it would have been nice to have a bigger room Read entire member review >>
We find the cabin very comfortable, enjoy the privacy on the balcony as we have seen other RCI ships with frosted Plexiglas dividers. Have no complaints about cabin as we feel it is our home away from home. Storage is more than adequate, plenty of hangars and shelving.
Wish you would go with a flat screen TV in the future. Read entire member review >>
This was a great location, hallway dead-ends at a door to the bridge, so no thru traffic. Close to the elevator and stairs, with the pool deck and fitness center just one flight up. Read entire member review >>
We were in cabin 7296. It was in the middle of the ship, right near the library. There was never a problem with noise of any kind. I think it was a good choice to have a balcony on the starboard side of the ship for viewing.The cabin was a perfect size for my wife and I. Read entire member review >>
D1-Cabin 8516: Our balcony room was near the front of the ship and a very good size for the 3 of us. We wanted a room that would be convenient to get to the pizza and cookies in the Promenade cafe'. Shon eats many, many, many, many cookies every day on the cruises so this was most important. Anyway, the couch pulled out to a queen sized bed and it was not nearly as cramped as I had imagined it would be. Since this was the first time that we'd cruised with more than 2 in a cabin, we were worried. The decor was nice, teh storage good, the bed a bit hard but the blanket great. I was unhappy with the balcony, I must say. There were serious rust stains on the floor and in some of the corners. Also, beacause of where the balcony is, there is a strange grill looking thing(step-plate I guess??) above the balcony. This wasn't a huge issue but I wouldn't have booked this particular balcony if I had known about it. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin #1388 was on deck 10, and was wonderful. I've been addicted to aft balconies, but never had a corner aft. As I said, I picked my room early when I booked so had lots of choices. After looking at the deck plans, I decided on the corner aft. I even had a pole at the end of the bed in case I wanted to practice my pole dancing, or as my DH said, it was a great place to hang on to while you are getting out of bed. The balcony was very big, not as big as aft wraps, but you could have either sun or shade.
We were below the Island Grille, but never heard any noise coming from there, nor did we have any stuff on our balcony. Guess we were the highest deck with cabins. Felt the prop problem every once in a while, but it didn't bother us. Did have some smokers nearby, but I guess you could have that on any balcony. The room was huge with lots of space, it even had its own little hallway in front of the door, which gave you even more privacy. You could prop your door open if you were expecting friends or room service and still have privacy. You really don't get too much noise in aft cabins, because no one walks by that isn't staying there. I mentioned that I don't travel light, and I did find that the closet space was small, for such a big room, compared to other ships I've been on. Loved the fact that you didn't have to be attacked by the shower curtain, but had nice sliding doors in the shower. Suitcases did fit nicely under the bed. The room had a couch and a chair so there was plenty of seating without sitting on the bed. No flat screen yet, but cable worked well. We couldn't have picked a better room and it was a D1 when we booked, but now I think they have moved it into a higher catagory. It was a great place to spend the week. Read entire member review >>
D1 level cabin was a bit disappointing...turns out that ours was a bit smaller than normal. Cabin service was okay...again had the wrong age for our daughter so she got the wrong Kids' Programme until we straightened that out...and had to ask for the towel animals which we've always enjoyed. We found lots of evidence of previous occupants...nothing gross, but clearly there wasn't much of an effort to get the cabin in tip-top shape. Read entire member review >>
Welcome to Cruise Critic; we're happy you decided to register to become a Cruise Critic Member.
Important: Do Not Use Your REAL NAME as your USER NAME
Important: Please disable your email verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Please add @cruisecritic.com to your email safelist.
Please respect that this is a MODERATED community for people who absolutely LOVE cruise travel or want to learn about cruise travel.
Registration to Cruise Critic's Cruise Community is free! We require that you use a valid e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address before you are allowed to login and post on the boards. Again, please disable your spamblocking or verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Also, as a member of Cruise Critic you will receive copies of our weekly newsletter plus our "Cruise Sails" and one "Member Offer" mailing. Should you not want to continue to receive these e-mailings, simply unsubscribe by following the directions in the newsletter. By agreeing to become a member, you are agreeing to receipt of our newsletters.
Additionally, we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed at this link: Community Guidelines.
This is a moderated Community. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Web site and do not wish to be bound by them, please do not use this Web site or continue the registration process. Cruise Critic reserves the right to remove any content in its sole discretion. Additionally, if you violate our Community Guidelines you may lose your posting privileges -- permanently -- without warning. By continuing the registration you are agreeing to the terms
These are moderated message boards. What this means is that we do our best to remove all objectionable messages from the boards. It also means that you cannot say whatever you'd like on the forums. If you are looking for an "anything goes" setting, Cruise Critic might not be the place for you. Understand, too, that our community is comprised of folks who LOVE to cruise. It therefore stands to reason that they will have a favorite cruise line or port of call -- in other words, they are "fans" and will sometimes take offense when a brand new member has arrived on the scene to bash a cruise line.
Keep in mind that we do not prescreen posts so there may be a period of time when an inappropriate post is visible. Please use the Report A Post icon located in the UPPER right hand corner of each posting if you wish to report a violation of our Community Guidelines. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Cruise Critic Message Board Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, are in violation of our Community Guidelines or otherwise violative of any laws.
Cruise Critic reserves to right to remove, edit, move or close any thread (discussion) for any reason from the forums without warning. or notification to the Community. Additionally, we also reserve the right to deny posting privileges to any member at our sole discretion.
You hereby grant Cruise Critic the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in our message board community (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
Our mission is to provide a haven on the Internet free of harassment and advertising for our community members' enjoyment. Any company or person(s) that interfere with that mission risk losing their posting privileges.
If you have any questions about how our community is moderated, please address them to our Community Manager via e-mail at email@example.com. Please do not post on the boards.