These rooms get you close to the waterline and feature balconies that let you make the most of your location. Featuring two twin beds (convert to a king), one upper pullman, and a single sofa bed, sofa and coffee table, desk and seat, and a full bathroom with shower.
Our cabin was clean and surprisingly spacious. I was worried that it would be loud because other reviewers had commented that deck two was noisy. It was so quiet! We slept peacefully every night. I'm an early riser and enjoyed a book for an hour or two on the balcony each morning before the family woke up. Read entire member review >>
Had a connecting door to a couple with a small child who woke up at 7 am EVERY morning, and the door let the sound travel quite clearly. But no noise above us, so that was nice! Read entire member review >>
Never again. This is the loudest room I have ever booked. Directly under the Galley for the restaurants and under the life boats. Guest services gave us ear plugs because it was so loud.
Spend $100 more and book a 7th flood mid balcony. Read entire member review >>
The perfect location, no noise from the dining room up above, and there isn't a cabin on one side of you (crew area is on the other side). The downside, on the first day and last night when they are moving luggage, this room is VERY loud. But it stopped after an hour. I would choose this cabin again in a heartbeat. We loved how big the balcony was, and the little extra privacy that the Cove affords you. There is a lifeboat blocking the sun, which made it even better. Read entire member review >>
The room and service quality were fine as we had no issues with the staff and both were pleasant. The smell of fuel from our balcony area killed our entire experience though. Other rooms nearby were reporting A/C related dripping issues as well. Read entire member review >>
There was constant noise from the lifeboats hanging just above the room every night. My wife had trouble sleeping through it, but I didn't really notice till the last night of the cruise, and then I couldn't sleep a wink. The room is closer to the aft elevators which was nice, because we could easily get around the ship. The views from the balcony are great very isolated from other people unless you lean over the rail. Loved being able to see the port when we pulled in from the room to prepare ourselves for the day. Read entire member review >>
Nicer than I was expecting, as my first cruise we had a suite. It was helpful to have a shower curtain, vs a door as have more room that way. Plenty of space between 3 closets, drawers and cabinets. I enjoyed being in a lower floor, as I rarely felt the boat move. Read entire member review >>
Room was nice. We have always been in the center of the ship before & this was the first time for us to be in a room in the front of the ship. The motion at night is definitely more noticeable but not too bad. We had a balcony room, which was nice. Room attendant was very good & helpful. Read entire member review >>
I did not LOVE the cove balcony.It was ok, I don't regret trying it and the location was very convenient (2290) but I don't think I would ever book one again. It was always wet and sticky....salt I am guessing/hoping! I also felt my view was very restricted and felt boxed in. Finally, one day my husband was sitting on the balcony reading on his iPad and a HUGE bucket of soapy water came down and soaked him!!! It was 11am on a sea day so not like it was a port day and we received a warning saying they were cleaning decks! After that, we were all scared to sit out there. Read entire member review >>
We were not under the galley so spared that noise, but did hear theater from time to time. Loved the balcony but it was often wet from rough seas. Some rattles kept waking us up. Tons of storage. Good deck location- close to getting on and off ship. Read entire member review >>
Loved the Cove Balcony. Closer to the water and more private than a regular balcony. Inside the cabin was standard cruise ship style. They haven't changed much in 20 years but this ship is relatively new so it's in great shape. Read entire member review >>
We had a cove balcony on deck 2, cabin 2333. We had plenty of space for our family of 4. I was a little apprehensive as we usually have a balcony on upper decks and I wasn't sure I would like being so low. I actually ended up loving it. Being close to the water does give one more of the sense of being at sea. There were lifeboats above, but we still got sun, depending how the chair was positioned one could choose sun or shade much of the time. Of course this will depend on your itinerary and what direction you are sailing. We had no noise, smell, or motion problems. This cabin is mid ship and we were between 2 sets of stairs/elevators. It was more convenient than I thought it would be getting to lido pools and kid club area. It was very nice to just go up 1 flight to get to lobby and dining room, and extra nice to just walk up or down 2 flights on port days for getting on and off the boat rather than waiting for elevators. Note: these balconies have metal railings rather than glass panels, and there is a ledge about a foot up that is incredibly tempting for children to climb up upon placing them in a dangerously high position when looking over the top rail. Read entire member review >>
Great location, no unusual noises. Was a connecting stateroom. Only downside if you are using it to the connecting room and want 1 big balcony you can't. The balcony will open to the room not connecting (which is very weird) but because of how the storm doors open they can't do it. Read entire member review >>
This was a typical Cove Balcony with ample storage in the closets and drawers. It was not under the galley but we did hear galley type noises (rolling of carts and clanging of pans) in the late evening on several occasions. This room is near the elevator and people laughing and talking coming off of the elevators could be heard in our room all hours of the night. This was an okay room but next time I would choose one a little further from the elevator toward the front of the ship. Read entire member review >>
Nice accommodations with great view - horribly thin walls between adjoining cabin (inhabited by a couple that we did not know who were horribly rude to each other unless they were having relations that were pornographic in nature requiring us to hear every word and even some sounds of these encounters at 2:00 am). Read entire member review >>
This balcony was amazing! We loved being close to the water. Going into ports on this level was great for people watching in Cozumel. Loved having space to stretch our legs. If you are a light sleeper like myself, bring a set of ear plugs, it was noisy at times because we were under the galley. Read entire member review >>
Some people would view the Cove balcony as a cheap attempt to get your away from an oceanview, but do not believe it! These are really nice staterooms, with the added amenity of a private balcony nicely situated on Deck 2, close the the Lobby and Mezzanine deck activities, restaurants and bars. The slightly enclosed balcony gave us great views with sufficient room for some outdoor quiet time away from the bustle of the Lido. Great value, so don't miss the chance to try one when the opportunity arises. Read entire member review >>
If given the option to have any suite or a cove balcony, I'd take the cove balcony every time. Great room, quiet location and very private balcony. A little snug for 4 people but not a deal-breaker. Closet space was better than other cruise lines. Bathroom was great. Suited our needs with plenty of counter space and shelving. Read entire member review >>
I loved the cove balcony and didn't hear anything at night. I am a pretty sound sleeper but I'm pretty sure if it really sounded like elephants I would have woken up. My travel buddy said that she heard some minor noise a couple of nights but was more disturbed by the noise on the other balconies. Read entire member review >>
The balcony itself was great, spacious, and very private. However, do not stay in this room if noise bothers you. The noise above was excessive and it seemed like it was 24/7. It sounded at one point like someone dropped something and elephants were chasing after it. We did research before booking and nothing was said about this specific room having noise issues so we didn't think about it when we booked. Our cabin steward, Mohammad was very nice and helpful. Another positive to the room was the location. We were toward the aft and close to the elevators so it was easy to get to any point on the ship quickly. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was perfectly laid out, lots of closet space for the two of us, plus a whole other cabinet with shelves, and drawers, too! Being so close to the water was amazing and we really loved it! The bathroom was standard, except the vanity was large and, again, shelves galore. Very smartly planned. Read entire member review >>
We booked 2281 and 2283 and had the balcony divider opened up between the 2. I am a light sleeper and did not hear much at all at night other then the occasion crash of a big wave or loud people in the hallway. We were near the elevators but did not hear "ding's" from them. We loved the location and the cove balconies themselves. Read entire member review >>
Our room was spacious very clean and up to date. I've never had a balcony and I definitely won't go back it was fantastic very private very beautiful to sit and have your morning room service. Read entire member review >>
Cove Cabin: We had side by side cabins on deck two 2301 and 2305. They were connecting. For the first time ever we had different cabin steward for each cabin. Both were good and no complaints at all. Balcony partition did not open on these balconies. We loved the location and there was no noise at night from above. Read entire member review >>
Did a Cove balcony and I liked it very much! The only thing I was surprised by was that I expected that the life boats would be right over us and block most of the direct sun. I was okay with that but my room was under the dingy launch and so it was more open to the sky, which was just as good. There are about 3-4 Cove balconies that are in this more open area and I would ask for one them next time. I spend more time in my room than some others because I like to sit on the balcony and smoke and sip on a drink late at night and early in the morning when nothing much is going on elsewhere. Read entire member review >>
We did enjoy the Cove balcony. It had a wonderful amount of storage. I am not a light packer as we do not have to fly to the ships and if all my stuff fit then no one would have a problem. The bathroom was very pretty. I loved the blue they used. I also liked the door and window effect. What I object to the most is that you allow smoking on the balconies. We could not go out there one evening because of a nearby cigar smoker. I have asthma so that smoke smell made me sick. Read entire member review >>
Cove Balcony on deck 2 was great for privacy and relaxing.. the cabin was a bit small for 3 people.. the Bathroom was tiny but functional.. Loved the new colors in the cabin!!! Read entire member review >>
Love the cove balcony mid ship, closer to the water and little movement. Good location starboard side with views coming into Venice. Connecting rooms convenient. Note 2297/2293 connect to eachother but the balconies do NOT connect. Read entire member review >>
I wish every ship had Cove Balconies. They are the bast balcony value you can get, slightly higher than an ocean view, spacious as a regular room balcony, yet 10 times more exhilarating. Being right above the water line is awesome. Obstruction is minimal. Read entire member review >>
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