Honestly, this was the smallest cabin that we have ever sailed on (about 7 cruises/ 2 cruise lines). I'm happy that they renovated the ship to add balconies. I don't think ours had one before the renovation and it was a standard ... Read More
Honestly, this was the smallest cabin that we have ever sailed on (about 7 cruises/ 2 cruise lines). I'm happy that they renovated the ship to add balconies. I don't think ours had one before the renovation and it was a standard balcony. In our other cabins, we have had a couch...no room for a couch here. So whatever the normal length of the Carnival couch is, that's how much shorter your cabin is. We had 4 people in our room and it said that you couldn't have a King bed, but that's what we had. You'll also have a berth bed that hangs over your heads and another one that almost overlaps your feet. If you have the two berths down and need to get to the balcony, you'll need to hunch over and crab walk to that side of the room. If your family spends most of their time out then it's no big deal, EXCEPT if you wake up in the middle of the night. Yes, you will bonk your head, if not getting out then getting in when you lay back down and forget how far out the bunk hangs. Good news, I only have 1 bruise left from the 3 times I banged my head.
Our biggest room complaint was that the bathroom smelled like urine. After housekeeping was done, it would smell fine but about 10 seconds after you flush, you'll notice a strong urine smell. We mentioned it to housekeeping, but it didn't get better. Our room/bathroom was very clean so we were baffled. I was at the airport and ran into another person who was also on Deck 6. She confirmed that they also had the same issue, but her other family members on Decks 4 and 5 did not. She ended up taking the shampoo from the shower, mixing it with water, and pouring that mixture into the toilet bowl after every flush. She said that that cured the issue, so maybe that'll help you too.
The TV is terrible (grainy lines), but you don't cruise for the TV so that's okay.
We could definitely feel and hear the engines when they were on, but if you need white noise to sleep and like being rocked sleep, then you'll love it. It was pretty quiet otherwise.
There were some under closet lights that helped illuminate the way without turning on the main lights which is great if folks come into the cabin late at night.
Housekeeping was always available and did a really good job. Read Less