Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower Cabins
A Stateroom contains two lower beds convertible to a king-size bed, bathroom with small bath, shower and WC, wardrobes and drawer space, two seater sofa and table, vanity unit/writing desk, TV and radio, safe, hairdryer and refrigerator.
Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower (DF)
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Deluxe Stateroom with Balcony and Bath/Shower Cabin Reviews
This is the first time I have had a forward balcony cabin on Arcadia (I prefer the stern cabins), but have had them before on Queen Victoria/Elizabeth. QE and QV cabins were fine, but I would not have one again on Arcadia due to noise and vibration that was not noticeable on the two Queens.
This is one of the metal fronted balcony cabins at the front of E deck. It also only has a shower rather than a shower over the bath. I prefer the shower only as it does make the bathroom that little bit bigger.
I did find some issues with noise in this cabin.
First, for about an hour either side of docking the cabin was noisy and once the bow thrusters were powered up to complete docking there was a lot of vibration.
Secondly, the balcony door did not fit properly causing a whistling sound. This was excessive and I had to be moved to another cabin for the night. The door was fixed the following day but by the time the ship returned to Southampton it was starting to whistle again.
Third, the cabin is next to an air-conditioning unit which seems to be noisy when in port - after leaving port the noise drops.
Fourth, crew access the front of the ship on D and E deck early in the morning and many days there was a clanking/metallic sound every morning around 6am. Also, there were cigarette butts on the balcony which I can only assume has come from the crew areas. Read entire member review >>
Good position close to lifts and stairs. Plenty of storage. The balcony divider rattled in more windy conditions but was not too bothersome. Lovely cabin steward, always smiling and chatty. Read entire member review >>
This cabin was very handy for the forward lifts/stairs, and relatively spacious.
* Very good design of wardrobe, allowing flexible use of the space with shelf options.
* Generous storage space
* Modern flat-screen TV
* In-cabin tea-making facilities
* Very good soundproofing between cabins
* Poor ergonomic design - when in use by a couple, if one is using the wardrobe you cannot get to the bathroom.
* Bathroom door opens outwards, so beware!
* The sofabed (we only used it as a sofa) was rather uncomfortable and not suitable for sitting on for any length of time
* The balcony door rattled unless it was double-locked - it was fine otherwise Read entire member review >>
Cabin was light, bright, spotlessly clean. Wonderful bed. Air-conditioning that worked the way it should. Tea and Coffee making facilities and and iron and ironing board were delivered to the room for me to freshen up some shirts. Wonderful room attendant - Silvestri.
One silly gripe that irritated me was the nice print, framed on the wall that had slipped within its frame. If it wasn't such a nice print I might not have cared. Read entire member review >>
The stateroom was fine with a large flat screen TV, but the balcony was a little small.Wardrobes were opposite the bathroom door, which was,a tad frustrating at times.Bath as well as shower Read entire member review >>
Can some one explain how to get into the locker with good store space if a person is old or disabled you need 3 arms one to hold the locker and 2 to put things away
The only way is stand on the settee turn down bed
The cabin plug sockets are so low on the table a 13 amp plug is hard to put in Read entire member review >>
Good size. Lots of hanging space and hangers. Cases fit under bed.Super glass fronted balcony.
Well insulated. Quiet. Comfy bed.
Decor and fittings a little tired - need a facelift.
Helpful, attentive steward with a good sense of humour. Read entire member review >>
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