Oceanview stateroom with a private balcony and twin beds that convert to a king. Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and color television showing first-run films. Our ships all feature staterooms above ocean level for a more comfortable cruise.
The aft balcony staterooms have wonderful views off the rear of the ship. However, as with the rest of the ship, the cabins are old and worn. The balcony glass was extremely dirty/old making the view less than what it could have been. The view out side from the cabin looked out through a small window and clear single glass door. While in port, the balcony was cleaned, but it left it with standing water and cleaning product/material residue making it much worse than it was before. Read entire member review >>
We had an aft facing balcony, and it was fabulous. The balcony was actually big enough to sit on comfortably, and listening to the sea/wake was a very pleasant experience. Since the balcony cabins on the Fascination were apparently just added on to the ship a few years ago, the balcony cabins are really just outside cabins and are very small. We took this same cruise 2 years ago on the Valor and had a VERY spacious balcony cabin - it was wonderful. In comparison, the Fascination balcony cabin was tiny - no love seat or sofa, just one small chair. The lack of space for our snorkel gear etc. made the cabin feel very cramped. Our cabin attendant (Rafael) always kept our cabin neat and clean. He was very courteous and we were grateful to have such and excellent cabin attendant. Read entire member review >>
Nice room, new fixtures. The bed was extra, extra comfortable. The bathroom is a bit tight but functional. An over the door shoe holder is a good idea for keeping all your toiletries and makeup from cluttering up the sink. Shower was warm and a strong stream. When we cruise, we like to be off the grid, so we don't turn on the tv, but if you are a tv-head, the tv might be a bit small. The balcony was an aft balcony, room for 3 chairs and a small table. Nice for early morning breakfast and watching as we sailed away from each island. Our room was consistently cool, which we like. Read entire member review >>
Aft is the only way to sail! The room itself is pretty basic, we had the normal bathroom, three closets which included shelving and a safe, and there are four drawers built into the desk/vanity. Whoever said to bring magnetic hooks was mistaken. We brought two very sturdy (holds 25 lbs) hook and they basically slid right down the wall. We did buy the hanging toiletry bags and used the towel holders to hang them on. That worked very well.
There were two bathrobes for our use which allowed us to stay warm in the cabin. The temperature was ideal for sleeping so we left it alone.
There are no ironing boards or hairdryers, FYI The are two outlets, one at the vanity and one above the sink in the bathroom. I brought an extension cord but never needed it.
There is ample room under the bed for your suitcases. My husband and I each brought large pieces of luggage and they fit without any concerns.
Two deck chairs were on the balcony although we wish they were chaises instead. It would have been divine to nap out there. We set my IPad on the small table provided and read or looked at stars while listening to music and the soothing sound of the churning ocean. Our balcony was never hot nor cold due to being sheltered on three sides and the overhang kept us from ever being in the sun which was quite alright with us.
We would have like a couch or table and chairs inside the cabin but we honestly did not spend much time inside except to sleep or shower.
The room stewards were great, especially on my birthday when they greeted me (twice) and wrote "Happy Birthday", etc on the vanity mirror. The towel animals were cute but unnecessary.
We opted for room service continental breakfast twice and they arrived 15 minutes early each time. Good thing for the robes :)
I can never go back to a normal stateroom again, All aft from now on, unless we upgrade to a suite. We had plenty of room inside and out. Read entire member review >>
My room. Aft balcony U243 was the best room on the ship. Yes it was a regular room but the huge balcony and beautiful views made up for it. Morning room service breakfast was the norm with that room! My room steward was awesome! I retired early and missed out on my nightly towel animal. ( I had ordered the book....he knew) so that next morning I had my towel animal and another one that night. That room was extremely clean! I wipe rooms down myself but here I found nothing! Was also thankful the air-conditioning worked really well. Being a smaller ship the walk to the room is not bad. Its a very quiet area! Highly recommend this room! Read entire member review >>
Cute as it could be. Three comfy beds. Roomy bathroom. Felt like I might fall through the toilet seat, but this was my first cruise, so that might be normal. Anyway, I got used to it. ha
In spite of our mess after a particularly eventful day at the beach (50yr old women vs. a rough surf), our cabin was cleaned from top to bottom and in between, getting rid of all our sand and wet beach towels. Read entire member review >>
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