Enjoy the outdoor space of a private balcony with patio chairs and a table, along with all the standard Carnival stateroom amenities: two twin beds (convert to a king) and a single sofa bed, sofa and coffee table, desk and seat, and a full bathroom with shower.
We stayed in a category 8B balcony stateroom (6277), located on deck 6 forward, starboard side. The proximity to the forward elevators was convenient for our kids, and made for much easier way-finding as I could tell the kids to use the front “glass elevators”, and they knew they could come out right by our cabin. The music from the atrium was loud in the hallway, but never a problem at all from inside our room.
The cabin was clean and spacious, with plenty of room to store our luggage under the bed, and ample cabinet/closet/drawer space for clothing and shoes for four people. I was worried about the cabin being too warm, and I had seriously considered bringing a fan - But I’m glad I didn’t, because our room stayed like an icebox (exactly how we like it) the whole time!
Our balcony was overlooking a giant chess board, which was also nice with the kids. We felt very comfortable letting them go downstairs one deck without us, and play chess while we watched from our balcony!
Our steward, Wi, was phenomenal, tending to our every need. He serviced our room twice daily, and was especially kind and helpful to my older brother, who was a first time cruiser and has autism. He had his own cabin down the hall, but Wi kept me informed if he knew that my brother was looking for me, etc. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was 7209 and was a balcony. there was a few draw backs with this room.
First...the bridge is extended over your balcony so you cant get much sunlight.
Second... there was a camera mounted to the bottom of the bridge floor the looked down the side of the ship and I'm sure it could see everything on our balcony.
Third.. the outside door to the front of the outside deck would always rattle and slam in the middle of the night.
Fourth...The water was rough a couple of the days.. the waves would smack the hull and rattle and shake the walls. (I will Never book a room not in the middle of the ship).
Also we got woke up at 4 am with another couple fighting and yelling 3 rooms away, not a good way to start our vacation.
The room stewards were wonderful. room was always clean and they were very courteous. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of room for our family of 4. Clean and just wonderful. Our daughter loved the pulldown bed and our son said the couch/bed was comfy. This was our kids first cruise and it was a real treat for us all. It really was the best vacation we've ever had. We preordered that our cabin be decorated with a 'Bon Voyage" theme as an added surprise for our kids. I was a little worried that our balcony wouldn't be very private since the walkway & hot tubs were down below, but this room was away from the hot tubs and high enough that no one really noticed our balcony. Also, I've heard people asking about noise on this floor... We never heard any ship noises. Loved our room & beautiful ship! Read entire member review >>
Cramped with three twins but adequate. A Pullman bed out of the ceiling would have opened up the space much more for 3. Drab décor with only two plain pictures on the wall. Bath was nice, well designed. Three large closet spaces were just right. only two outlets limiting for phone and laptops. Sounds penetrated walls easily. Balcony enough for two people to sit. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin - well set out. enough space even with sofa turned into bed for teen. Good sized balcony though we had a larger one with RCL. Bathroom was a good size and had lots of storage space. Wardrobe space not bad. Aircon worked well. Bed was comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Standard balcony cabin. Overlooks deck 5 rather than straight down to the ocean. Some folks didn't like this, but I did! Some noise from the casino late at night, but not too bad. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was clean and our steward was very accomodating. My teenager was late getting up every day, but the crew worked around him and were careful not to interrupt his rest. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in a balcony cabin (8354) which was mid/port. To our surprise the cabin seems smaller then those on other ships (Glory and Destiny), not sure it if is actually smaller square footage or just the configuration. The location of our cabin was nice, and we didn't have any issues with smokers/noise or privacy out on our balcony, our balcony did look down over the smoking deck (deck 5) but like I stated, we did not have any issues with smoke. It was also in a great location for getting to places on the ship. Our #1 complaint was the sewer smell in our bathroom that came and went throughout the trip. We did have a few issues with our room steward throughout the cruise, when we first boarded our bathroom had not been cleaned (which he came in right way to clean). We also had to ask 3-4 times to have our mini-fridge emptied before he remembered to do it. He also "forgot" to do turn down service a few nights. This was our first cruise we EVER had an issue with our room steward, we have always had excellent service before. Very shocking to us. Read entire member review >>
The cabin and service was great. We stayed in an L shaped balcony on deck 7 (cabin 7454) and put our kids in an interior room across the hall from us. We loved the room. It was perfect for us and the balcony was extra long so we had a lounger and 3 chairs. All 4 family members could comfortably enjoy balcony at same time. We loved the room! Cabin was always clean and our room steward was exceptional! Read entire member review >>
One of several smoking areas on the ship is directly below. Do not book this cabin if you want to sit on your balcony and breathe fresh air! Also quite noisy (squeak in the wall somehow), and loud music from below until 12 midnight every night. The squeak in the wall drove me nuts, but the smoke was really what disappointed me. The music was loud, but quite good if your not an early sleeper. Read entire member review >>
Splurging on the balcony was worth it, we would definitely do it again. This room is a little far from the elevators, next time I would book closer to them. You can hear music and singing from the Red Frog Restaurant in the evenings if your balcony is open - it was really nice. In terms of size, it's a typical ship cabin, small but sufficed (1 queen bed, 2 singles one of which was a pull down)...were able to get all 3 large suitcases under the bed. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom was nice. Average size, plain, bare bones, no clock, no curtain between the bed and living area (a nice to have when you are travelling with children if you're wanting some privacy while getting dressed). We had an aft view balcony which offers a fabulous view, but we paid for an extended balcony and the balcony rail tilted on such an angle that truly our usable space was the same as any other balcony, it just cost more!! Our stateroom attendents were very pleasant, although I was surprised when on by day 2, they had not made my sons bed into a sofa during the day. When I asked if this could be done to give us some space he hesitated took a breath and said... Umm.. I guess we could do that, he made it clear it was extra work on his part. Other cruise lines I sailed with this was just a given. it was at the back of the ship.. which was quiet.. a bit of a walk to the elevator but worth the trade off. Read entire member review >>
The cabin itself was great but this particular location is horrible UNLESS you a night owl who will close down the disco and then wants a quick and easy crawl back to your cabin. If that's you - then this cabin is perfect for you. Read entire member review >>
Great cabin, Colorful, light, fresh and clean, well worth having a balcony, clean bathroom, informative interactive TV, sufficient storage cupboards and drawers, good hair dryer. Insufficient Laundry and Ironing for the number of passengers and not being able to take your own iron is not very convenient. Room service is great Read entire member review >>
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