Carnival called us a few weeks before the cruise and offered this upgrade to a junior suite for a reasonable price. We decided to give it a try. Suites come with priority boarding and tender from the ship, which worked out great. We ... Read More
Carnival called us a few weeks before the cruise and offered this upgrade to a junior suite for a reasonable price. We decided to give it a try. Suites come with priority boarding and tender from the ship, which worked out great. We also received two large bottles of water, which we drank, in addition to our two large bottles for being returning guests, which we also drank. The room was clearly larger than most. We had a king configuration. There was a sofabed on the opposite wall and a small arm chair against the wall of the balcony with a small table to share between the couch and chair. The TV was wall mounted and even though it was tilted to one side, you could not see the entire screen from the left side of the King bed. There were plenty of light switches and lighting throughout the cabin. You could turn on or off the cabin lights from the bed and there were reading lamps as well. There is a small vanity next to the bed that included the mirror and lighting as well. The hair dryer is in a drawer in the vanity and attached. You cannot take it to the bathroom.
The bathroom is large with a jetted tub (a small one) and two sinks. Plenty of room for two to get ready for the evening (or the day). There was plenty of counter space and storage area for bathroom essentials.
There are actuall two closets with sliding doors but they are not very deep. I was unable to hang my suit on the hanger and close the doors. There are also shelves in the close to put clothes. The room includes two robes in the closet.
There is room to store luggage under the bed and a small mini fridge under the TV. There is a safe in the vanity are that was large enough for an iPad as well as several other items.
The balcony was also larger with room for a chaise lounge plus two deck chairs and a small aluminum table. The door to the outside only swings to 90 degrees. We prefer a sliding door to a swinging one. The balcony was somewhat private but you are getting close to the bridge so they can see down to your balcony if you're on the right side. If you are standing on the left side, the guests walking outside on deck 5 can look up. If you are looking for complete privacy, you won't find that in this balcony. If you just want to enjoy the views away from the crowds, this is perfect. Read Less