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 SuperLiners all feature staterooms above ocean level for a more comfortable cruise.
Pros: very spacious; balcony brought lots of light into the room; ample storage space; bathroom layout took good advantage of wall space for shelves; desk area good for laptop use (see note below); mattress was very soft and enveloping; pillows too soft for our taste; AC worked very well
Cons: why was there only one 110v outlet in the entire room (on the desk/vanity area)? Not acceptable in a day when we're living off battery powered devices. Why was the hairdryer attached to the inside of a dresser drawer with only 15" of cord? This made for hilarious photos and a really pissed off guest. Wet hair was the rule of the day. Read entire member review >>
We liked our cabin. Midship and easily accessible to elevators and other parts of the ship. The only problem we had was being across from the midship atrium brought noise into the room as the entertainment in the atrium lobby went until 1145 each night. After the first night, the staff started closing the doors to the atrium so this was not a real problem. We were usually up late anyway but if you are an early bedder, you might want to consider this area. Our room was clean and comfortable and everything worked okay. We made the mistake of requesting morning turnover when we were offered early/late or both. Next time, I will pick both so that the room is refreshed twice a day. We also asked for a bucket of ice (you have to ask for it) and it was replenished each day. Read entire member review >>
We really enjoyed it. Very nice. Very clean and big. We really enjoyed the privacy of our own balcony. it was very nice. Pleased with the care of our room daily too. Very nice. Read entire member review >>
Our Balcony Cabin was comfortable and clean. Our Steward, Marut, was courteous and attentive. He was always at our beck and call! He kept our cabin clean and stocked. The view was lovely! Read entire member review >>
I found the cabin to be very spacious with lots of room to put all of your things away. Suitcases will fit under the bed. I loved having a balcony definitely worth the extra cost. Read entire member review >>
This is a standard balcony stateroom with a great location to the stairs. We like deck seven since it is two decks up to the lido and two decks down to the casino, shops and shows. Read entire member review >>
Good size cabin, well maintained and the balcony was just the right size to sit and read. I wish there was some noise control out there as people tended to blast their music and at times were none to quiet and quite profane (but none of that is the cruise lines problem).
The bed was comfortable and pillows were as well.
The bathroom and shower were amazingly big enough given how really small they are.
There was plenty of space in the closets.
The refrigerator was cold, yet fully stocked (unlike the announcements they would be empty) but contents were removed quickly upon request.
Service was provided twice a day without any questions asked.
Morning breakfast was inconsistent in delivery time (although within 15 either before or after the requested time) and the food was not always the quantity we asked for, and coffee was lukewarm (but I actually like it warm or cold and not hot so that was good). Read entire member review >>
We were in the most forward starboard balcony on the Empress Deck. Great balcony with protection from the rain (and sun) because of the overhang of the Bridge. Our only complaint was the noise in the middle of the night one time from the girls across the hall who apparently were partying hard on their spring break. We honestly enjoy seeing all age groups onboard--not just us old folks. It is great to see the couples, families and kids having fun. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony and connecting rooms, so we were able to open the balcony and it was perfect for the 6 of us. Room was nice, clean and staff did an excellent job in keeping it clean and fresh. No complaints. Read entire member review >>
7404 is a perfect spot if you like the aft area of the lido-two flights up and you are walking into the aft buffett-ice machine, juice and coffee right inside the door- out the back doors to the aft pool and bar. Elevator right there if you don't like the stairs. Nice balcony, quiet area. The aft area of the lido is mostly an older crowd and finding a spot in the shade was easy. The bar back here is the bomb!! Pizza and fish and chips as well as rear buffet all right there! Read entire member review >>
The balcony cabins in the mid-section of the ship are more than adequate for 2 people. Our cabin had beds that made into a kingsize, so individually, the beds are larger - that's a nice perk. Carnival does have very comfortable beds and pillows, also. The storage in the cabin is quite good with 3 closets (one is shelved), a cabinet, 2 nightstands with cabinets a desk with 4 drawers (there is a hair dryer and a Bible in the top desk drawer), and 6 shelves in the bathroom. The bathroom shower also has a retractable clothesline and wall mounted containers with shampoo and shower gel. The cabin has a chair and a couch, refrigerator, flat panel tv, and a safe. I don't think there are enough hangers in the closet - I always take extra. There are 2 bathrobes in the closet for use on the ship. The balcony has 2 upright chairs and a small, low table -- good to set a coffee cup on. Our steward, Arnold, was fantastic. We always wanted a lot of ice so he brought us a bucket like the bars put beer in and kept it - and our regular ice bucket - refilled twice daily. Read entire member review >>
We were in room 6273 close to elevators that take you down to level 0 to disembark for shore excursions or to level 3 to go thru custom so the cabin to me was in a good location.
The room had a queen bed slightly firmer than my liking but comfy.
The balcony was small with 2 chairs and a small table which was great for morning coffee or breakfast.We left the door open at night to hear the ocean it was great.
Bathroom was of decent size with the typical amenities of toothpaste,a razor and a couple of packets of shampoo.On the shower wall typical Carnival shower and shampoo dispensers.
Bathroom did have adequate shelf spacing so all of my toiletries from home were out and within reach.
Decent closet and under bed space for storing suite cases after we unpacked.
Mini fridge was great for keeping drinks cool but you have to ask your cabin steward to unlock it and take out the mini bar items inside. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony room with a small fridge which we had to get the steward to unlock in order to use it.The room appeared to be bigger than the one we had on Destiny and we enjoyed it.Stewards were very friendly and don't ask me how but they remembered our names.Bed was okay not as comfy as on the Sensation.Room location was close to elevators so getting on and off ship was quick and easy at our elevator access.Noise wasn't bad but if your a light sleeper this isn't the room for you.We had no trouble sleeping.
Balcony was great for relaxing in private and we left our balcony door open every night to listen to the ocean and feel the cool breeze come in it was great weather to snuggle in.Bathroom was okay great hot water and shower pressure bathroom freebies were a nice touch-toothpaste Garnier shampoo and conditioner ,shaver etc. Read entire member review >>
-8B Cat, balcony 8207 was nice, third room from front.
- All odd numbered rooms faced the port when parked. I liked this.
-Shower decent space/clean
-Couch in room was plastic, odd angle of frame made it feel like you were falling forward and not comfortable
-Beds looked aged but we fine sleeping
-balcony deck enough room for 4 chairs
-Doors whistle, so slamming is needed to stop it. Don't get mad at neighborhood slammers. This could be the cause.
-Balcony was third from front with little to no wind, usually because the ship jutted out for the crew area to keep watch on the side of the boat for people throwing stuff out of rooms. Good location on the whole.
-Walls are soundproofed well, but doors are not. You can hear every person talking in the hall as they passed. You could also hear talk from other balconies well.
-You don't need night lights. They have three channels with serene scenes on the TV accompanied by three differing music choices. You can put one of these on very low and sleep with it on.
-Only local news you get is from Denver. They had two national channels (HLN, Bloomsburg). We thought they were supposed to have ESPN channel in rooms, but they didn't. I think that it must have been available in the sports bar. Very inconvenient location for casual sports watching.
-Recommend bringing air freshener for your personal bathroom. I use body mist in the 2oz size and it makes a nice environment out of a crappy situation. LOL
- Try to bring something to decorate your doors. Announcements describing why your cruising is fun and entertaining. It is fun to see the birthday/anniversary/random/silly/special occasion announcements. And if you feel like bringing poster board, then setup a announcement where people can write comments on your occasion, such as best wishes and stuff. Read entire member review >>
Basic balcony cabin... well designed...plenty of storage..great balcony..great TV..extremely comfortable beds and wonderful pillows. Warm comfortable robes.
Great bathrooms unusual amount of space for toiletries... Wonderful shower. Only minus was hooks on the door had a poor design. Cabin on 6 deck aft near stairway was extremely quiet. Read entire member review >>
Although with the location of our room, we had no noise from below. The laundry was enough down the hallway that we had no noise from that. The noise we had everyone gets too loud people in the hallways, but not too often, and a noisy neighbor. Our balcony was great with a good view, the room much larger than expected, nice sized closets and bathroom. Read entire member review >>
Room: We had a balcony cabin on the upper deck, #6323. Since it was almost right above the casino, we had concerns about noise but it wasn't noisy at all. Our neighbors were noisy some nights…some kids next door were having a jam session on the balcony and it was really loud. But other than our neighbors, we couldn't hear anything from the casino or the deck below. It was the standard balcony room. Next time, I would get a balcony on the other side of the ship since the views would have been better while in port. Read entire member review >>
Near elevator which provided easy access to Casino, bars, etc. on 5th floor and then straight up to deck 9 to Red Sail Restaurant and a small pool at the back of the ship. The cabin had good closet space and the bathroom seemed to be laid out well compared to others I've seen. The sofa was worn but the ship is due to dry dock in 2010. Overall, I would book this room again or one close to it! Read entire member review >>
Nice room with a great balcony. The bathroom was better than I expected. We were close to the elevators but had little or no noise from them. The room had a lot of storage space as well. Read entire member review >>
Big closets, balcony door stays open by itself. Great location right under Lido deck and near stairs. A little noisy at night, but not bothersome. Nice balcony because there is an overhang from the Lido deck above us and it provides more shade than other balconies. Read entire member review >>
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