Our verandah suite (6153) was well designed, albeit "cozy" at 249 sq. ft. including a nice sized verandah with unobstructed views. It was also very quiet, had plenty of storage and closet space, and came with a DVD player (unlike comparably priced cabins on some other cruise lines). The flat screen TVs (at 21" or so) need updating, but were "watchable." Heating and air conditioning worked well and were quiet.
As noted above, our cabin service was outstanding, with two very friendly and efficient cabin stewards who kept the cabin neat and clean (twice a day). They asked if we wanted daily fruit, and brought what we liked, and left evening chocolates and cute towel animals. In short, they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and taken care of. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was bigger than we anticipated and had plenty of closet and storage space. But the furniture was worn, and the colors outdated. Also, it could have been cleaner. There was dust on ledges, and corners were missed in the bathroom on the vanity, and in the medicine cabinet. Not too big of a deal, as I just gave it all a quick wipe down, but still.... Read entire member review >>
We chose a Seattle round-trip for this cruise, and booked a balcony stateroom in the front of the ship on the starboard side, which gave us a great view heading north and also for most of the return journey. We sat on our balcony and saw whales, orca, dolphin, seals, otters, eagles, bear, mountain goats, glaciers, and gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. The room was compact but well-laid out. The two single beds were made up into a queen bed, and was suuuuper comfortable even for me and my bad back. The little couch could be made up into a generous single bed for a third traveler, but it would have been cramped for storage and walking space for that. The balcony was roomy for two, with two chairs and an ottoman/stool and a small table for your champagne glass. The bathroom had a tub-shower combo, and the tub was tiny, just big enough for a sit-down soak, if you're short. The grab bars are slippery, so good luck getting out without calling for reinforcements. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was great.lots of room and storage,only problem was that it was directly under lido deck which was only a problem on bbq day (which was above) ...a lot of chair shuffling.all done by 11.00 loved the location and cabin. Read entire member review >>
Great room. Spacious and clean. The closet space was great and there were actually enough hangers. The bathtub is a great addition, if for no other reason that having room to move in the shower. The tub did drain really slow, something I heard from a lot of passengers, so I was standing in several inches of water by the time I was done.Loved the fresh fruit and the wool blankets for the balcony. I do wish HAL would ban smoking on the balcony, even if it was one side of the ship only. It can ruin a lovely afternoon.I liked having a couch to sit on instead of having to sit on the bed all the time. Location was quiet and I didn't feel any ocean movement. Would book this cabin again. Read entire member review >>
When we arrived on the ship our cabin #6132 & #6128 were all ready for us. Most of our luggage had already arrived in our cabins as well. We had an upper veranda cabin right next to each other and we asked our cabin steward to remove the partition connecting our balconies to make it one large balcony and he did. These cabins were in a great location on the ship. Very close to the elevators which took us right up to the lido for breakfast and lunch. Also very convenient to the main dinning room for dinners. In the evening we had to walk a bit to get back to our cabins from the theatre and casino but still a great location. You can't have it all close to you. Besides the exercise was good for us. Read entire member review >>
Lots of storage space (we had two suitcases and two A4-type bags full of stuff). The bed was comfortable. I recommend bringing a squeegee so you can clean the balcony windows if they get wet. I used a towel but it wasn't quite able to do the job adequately. The cabin had a shower only (no tub) but since I haven't used a tub in years and neither has my wife we didn't miss it. We went to the spa whirlpool to satisfy any "tub" cravings. There was a nightstand on each side of the bed. There was a TV with a DVD player. They had a movie list of about 1,000 movies you could get delivered to your room. There was a small sofa that couldn't be moved (I wanted to move it 90 degrees so it would face the balcony). We brought the chairs from the balcony into the room while in Glacier Bay. And there was one additional chair that seemed out of place (my wife indicated she saw a room full of these chairs that others found as useful as we did). There was a blow dryer permanently affixed inside a cabinet at the desk. My wife had to dry her hair sitting at the desk. There was body wash, shampoo, and conditioner in the shower. The body wash tore my face up so I had to stop using it. I had to use the soap I brought with me for my face. We never felt cramped. Read entire member review >>
Upgraded from a VH to a VB (6149). I thought the room was plenty big for us. Great storage space, small sitting area and wicker chairs on the balcony. Tub with a shower and the normal size bathroom. The only drawback was if my wife was standing at the foot of the bed I couldn't get from the seating area to the bathroom without her moving or jumping on the bed. Ohter than that it was excellant. Read entire member review >>
Our room was great, but I can't recall the #. It was a VB room and perhaps, because it had a sofa that converted to a bed for a 3rd person, had extra storage above the sofa. It had easy access to the aft elevators but very quiet. Read entire member review >>
The size of the cabin was sacrificed for a larger balcony. I loved the balcony, but would have like a little more space in the cabin. We were located aft, port side on deck 6. Good location; not noisy at all. Read entire member review >>
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