4145 Balcony Room VB: We loved the cabin because it had a bathtub and extended balcony with the best mattress and pillows ever. I have never slept so much or so well on a cruise.
The furniture is worn but not in disrepair. The TV is too small but that is not anything to focus on for a cruise. We thought the storage was adequate with drawers under the bed and sofa and really enjoyed having the extended balcony. We had no view obstruction and were near the aft elevators. This was a convenient location to reach any dining venues. I would want this room again if I was booked on Zuiderdam. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was a little small, but fine for two people. It is built for 4 people, but I would not recommend it. Would be very tight. Cabin was very quiet. Had a balcony, not huge, but adequate. Read entire member review >>
The room (4139) is large enough and I think larger than the rooms we have booked on other ships. The balcony is plenty big and has baffles for privacy side to side and for protection from wind. Only some privacy from above as the balcony sticks out more than the floors above. It may be a good bit larger than the rooms on the upper decks.The bath room has problems. If you take a bath, you must use the showerhead to fill your tub. If you take a shower, the water drains real slow and you stand in it up to your ankles. The mirror will be fogged over for the vent in there didn't work at all. The toilet had a button to push and it didn't work. A call to the service desk had a man there to work on it and it did at least work if not well after the visit, and the front desk called to make sure we were pleased. The room is across the hall from behind the elevators and above an exit door to the Promenade Deck. Neither caused us a moment of trouble. In fact it was a real handy spot. Do understand that I'm not young and my hearing isn't all it could be. Most of the noise we heard was from our neighbors allowing their doors to slam. I would book that room again without hesitation. Read entire member review >>
cabin just okay. Many dirty spots on the carpet and comforter/duvet had stains on it. furniture a little dingey and could stand a good cleaning. Closet door fell off during storm and wasn't repaired until late the next day Read entire member review >>
Cabin was decent size but very limited storage. Virtually no drawers except for those in the night stand and none in the closets. Closets themselves are small and the lighting for them obscured if you have one of the doors open. Bathroom with combo tub/shower was good with shelf storage under the sink. The toilet was quirky and once began leaking from the wall in the middle of the night, making it necessary to call the plumber and the cabin attendant for clean up.Bedding was very comfortable with extra blanket and pillows stored underneath.There are different phones used in the cabins with no clear instructions as to how to retrieve messages. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was on the very back of the ship. Engine noise was not an issue, and it was nice for a Baltic cruise because there was no wind. (It might be nice in a warmer climate to have a room on the side of the ship in order to have a breeze.) Our balcony was completely covered, which was nice for protection from the rain and for privacy. The balcony rooms on the 4th and 3rd floors were only covered on the back halves, so we could see into them. Also, our balcony was about twice as deep as the balconies on the rooms on the sides of the ship, which made our room seem bigger. And we could see on both sides of the ship. We loved it back there! Read entire member review >>
Great cabin with verandah. There were some maintenance issues, but crew took care of it immediately. Bed was comfy, stewards were very attentive and always kept the room clean and tidy. Read entire member review >>
This was the first time we have ever had a balcony suite that faced rearward. My wife and I both loved it. Our outside deck was huge by ship standards as we had seating for 4 and three different tables scattered around the deck. Read entire member review >>
Much larger than expected, about 380 square feet including a 10 X 10 verandah. The bed was very comfortable, lots of closet space, better than expected. Has ruined me for future cruises! Read entire member review >>
Large balcony, cabin itself is slightly smaller than Carnival's similar cabins, but still plenty big enough for 2 persons and all their luggage. HAL provides free fruit on request at this level cabin, which was nice. The balcony furniture was comfortable and we found the cabin itself to be clean and all furniture in fine condition. The flat screen tv was rather small but was comfortably viewable from the couch as well as the beds. The bathroom had a tub with 3 safety handles for stepping in and out. Read entire member review >>
Much has been written on Cruise Critic about the condition of this ship due to its age. The cabin was in fairly good condition. The walls were clean and undamaged, unlike some of the reviews I have read. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was exceptionally clean, with the best shower I have ever had at sea. I especially like the full tub and handheld shower that HAL provides in this type of cabin, as opposed to small stand up showers on most other lines. Most of the furniture was fine, but the small table and the chair that sits next to the desk were in desperate need of replacement, showing their age. The carpeting appeared to be brand new, as opposed to many previous reviews which noted worn and stained carpeting. What was really disappointing, however, was the general condition of the balcony. There was rust on the metal fittings and walls and the balcony furniture was very dirty and stained. When we complained to our room attendants, they said that the furniture was fairly new, but had been stained by the soot emitting from the smoke stacks. Holland America should be ashamed of themselves for not correcting this. They used pool towels to cover the chairs, which helped somewhat. Our two cabin attendants, Sigi and Rudy, were both excellent, going out of their way to please us. Also, unlike previous reviews, our air conditioning and toilet functioned quite well and there was no unpleasant oder emitted from the toilet. I asked for ice and extra towels all day, which were always there. Read entire member review >>
standard sized ocean view cabin at about 200sq ft with ADEQUATE STORAGE Balcony on port side but not bothered by ports as higher than equipment a ports.
Quiet for sailing with no nearby business/ activities
near elevator and convenient up to Crow's nest and down to entertainment and casino Far from dining . Read entire member review >>
Loved this cabin! This was our first time in an aft cabin (usually choose mid ship) and it was great. Oversized balcony complete with sun lounger and tables and chairs. Very quiet, great room attendants and fantastic view! Very little movement felt whilst sailing. I would DEFINITELY travel in this cabin again. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was small but that's not where we spent most of our time so it's not important. There was plenty of closet and drawer space to unpack and store our luggage. In room fridge, safe, blow dryer and lighted makeup mirror!!! All the comforts of home! Loved the Verandah! TV was small and not positioned for watching comfort. Overall was fine. Read entire member review >>
I thought the room was fine. My only complaint would be that it is close to the elevators, which we could hear. If this bothers you, pick another room. It didn't both me, but I did hear the ding, ding of the elevator's arrival. It is also aft, which is more unstable. We had LOTS of waves, so if you're worried pick a more mid-ship location. I liked being in the back, though, because I got more walking in that way (walking to the front for the gym, for example). The beds were comfortable and there was plenty of room. The balcony was very nice with plenty of room for two people. We had people on both sides of us, but hardly ever heard them. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very nice. We had 2 four-person cabins which had a pullman bed and a sofa bed. The size was small, but we fit 4 people comfortably. Even having only one bathroom between us wasn't a big deal. Our group was fairly flexible and got along well, and just staggered when people got ready. I would definitely be comfortable going 4 in one room in the future despite many warnings online about it being too cramped. Definitely would take one verandah balcony room instead of 2 inner rooms. Read entire member review >>
Located on port side, very far aft. Chose this room for the large veranda. I would have enjoyed the big veranda more on a hot weather cruise. It is a double size balcony, with a long lounge chair, two other chairs, an ottoman and a small table. Read entire member review >>
Great cabin - pretty far forward on deck 6 but we never felt any seasickness. Beds were comfortable and although the cabin was cramped, it was adequate. This cabin was absolutely quiet - there was never any noise from the hallway or from above, below, or to the sides. Great location! Read entire member review >>
We liked the larger balcony and the convenience to the elevators. The towels are nice, as well as the bathrobes. We heard some banging every once in a while that we couldn't figure out where it was coming from, but it was quiet most of the time.
We liked the towel animals and chocolates each evening, and we got ice twice each day.
We really liked the DVD player and free Ship Flicks movies.
They will also shine your shoes for free if you put them in a basket with your room number.
The room seemed a little small, but it seemed to have plenty of storage space. There are shelves in the closet that can be put up or down to accommodate different clothing.
Overall, we were very pleased with the room. Read entire member review >>
Handicap accessible cabin with balcony. Cabin is a nice size, twin beds can be converted to a double, only 1 chair inside, adequate closet and storage with a safe. Balcony has 2 wicker chairs with footstool the rail is wood with plexiglass underneath for clear viewing. Balcony faces starboard and to the rear of the ship at a diagonal. The cabin is located closer to the front of the ship. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was on deck 8 (8028)with a veranda. We had a tub and a great shower. There was small spaces for personal items. Under the bed however were drawers to also space for suitcases. We also had a flat screen TV with good reception. The lights were a challenge. Overall the cabin was equal to others we had been. "The noise level was very low from the hallway. Read entire member review >>
Loved the location -- close to stairs/elevator, but no noise. Being on deck 6 was great -- only 3 decks up or down to most places we wanted to go. Cabin was a tad shabby -- but nothing that took away from the experience. Read entire member review >>
Nice Handicap-Accessible Cabin. It was difficult to get the electric scooter over the threshhold, which had come a bit loose, but the ship's crew fixed it immediately. The pipes in the overhead of the balcony could use some cleaning as the wrap on them shows algae growth, but this really was a great cabin for our needs. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of room in cabin, for sitting as well as storage. full bathtub and shower was excellent, no banging your elbows in this stateroom.
The balcony was big enough for 4 people, only downside was being right next to the lifeboats, so view forward was obstructed, but this didn't impact too much.
We liked being in the rear section midship - close enough to the elevators and stairs for a quick run up to the Lido restaurant or to head down to the Main Dining Room. Read entire member review >>
we had a veranadah cabin 4044, very small. the couch pulled out to a bed, but then you couldn't open the balcony door or refrigerator. Bathroom light never went off, small closets, not enought drawers for 3 people. Read entire member review >>
We loved our cabin on Deck 4 - Upper Promenade. Without knowing it when booking, we discovered that the balcony was a little bigger than the decks above. For some reason, the balconies on this deck extend about 2 feet out from the decks above. Although that does not sound like much, it gave us more room for the two chairs, ottoman, and small table. Read entire member review >>
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