Our Steward Henkey was amazing! Very nice and helpful! This review does not apply to him, I am simply speaking on the SHIP STATEROOM...great space but dingy Stale smell, needs carpet replaced, the cabinets are old and worn, shower door wouldnt stay shut, tv remote would not work properly, beds were old, smell of cigerette would come through our air vent, it was not good...linens were stale smelling, the furniture chairs were very stained and old ...was it worth the upgrade? Not really....The ship just needs to be redone thats a great big system to suck up all that smoke Read entire member review >>
For being a Grand Suite it was a tight fit for 5 people in one room. My wife and I shared the king bed, two kids had to share the pullout sofa (very tight fit), and one kid had a rollaway bed. When the beds were put away, there was plenty of room for all of us during the day, but after the first night the room steward left the beds made and unfolded making for a crowded feeling room (he put it away going forward). It has a second sink in the dressing area which came in handy. The balcony was wide enough for all 5 us to be out there at one time. Read entire member review >>
Room was nice, a little dirty (carpet needed cleaning, food was left in the cabinets from previous guests, broken light switch in the bathroom). Great balcony. Spacious room. Worth the money to upgrade. Read entire member review >>
CABIN: GRAND SUITE EMPRESS Deck 7, #7306, MID SHIP.... This was my first time in a Suite. It has 2 twin beds (convertible to a KING) and a pull out sofa with a double bed. It is 345 sq. feet and appeared to be the width of two regular balcony cabins to get the idea of its size. For location purposes, it is directly center of the ship and a couple levels above the lifeboats with no view obstructions. The balcony is twice the width of a regular balcony and had 4 chairs and small tables. It has a very nice BAR area with glasses and multiple shelves. Most of the walls were mirrored which made the room itself feel even larger than it was. The usual amenities included a small stocked FRIDGE, SAFE, 32" flat screen TV, Robes. There is a separate changing area that connects the bathroom, and has a small sink.
The BATHROOM was VERY SPACIOUS all tiled with a nice SHOWER/JACUZZI TUB. The full stateroom itself appeared to be about the size of your average HOTEL room. We never had any problems with noise. Although I would settle for paying for a regular balcony or smaller stateroom, I could see grabbing a suite during one of Carnival's "more the merrier sales" with reduced costs for the extra two passengers. You could comfortably fit a family in one of these rooms and not be climbing over each other.
On a bad note: The pull out sofa was VERY uncomfortable. It had plank boards with a very thin mattress pad so there really was no give to the mattress at all when you slept on it. We ended up adding the extra Quilt and blankets we found in the closet on top of what was already there for extra padding. I was pretty surprised this was the type of sofa that was provided for 2 of the occupants in a "SUITE accommodation." Our third passenger would have benefited more from a roll-a-way bed to be honest. Read entire member review >>
Grand Suite - double balcony with loungers. Very large suite, 3 huge closets, more drawers than you could need. Large dressing area. Very large bathroom with full size whirlpool bath - very welcome after a long day doing excurions. Large king size bed - very comfortable.
Could not fault it and would highly recommend paying the extra for the luxury and comfort. Read entire member review >>
Welcome to Cruise Critic; we're happy you decided to register to become a Cruise Critic Member.
Important: Do Not Use Your REAL NAME as your USER NAME
Important: Please disable your email verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Please add @cruisecritic.com to your email safelist.
Please respect that this is a MODERATED community for people who absolutely LOVE cruise travel or want to learn about cruise travel.
Registration to Cruise Critic's Cruise Community is free! We require that you use a valid e-mail address. You will receive an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address before you are allowed to login and post on the boards. Again, please disable your spamblocking or verification software so that you receive our activation e-mail. Also, as a member of Cruise Critic you will receive copies of our weekly newsletter plus our "Cruise Sails" and one "Member Offer" mailing. Should you not want to continue to receive these e-mailings, simply unsubscribe by following the directions in the newsletter. By agreeing to become a member, you are agreeing to receipt of our newsletters.
Additionally, we do insist that you abide by the rules and policies detailed at this link: Community Guidelines.
This is a moderated Community. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Web site and do not wish to be bound by them, please do not use this Web site or continue the registration process. Cruise Critic reserves the right to remove any content in its sole discretion. Additionally, if you violate our Community Guidelines you may lose your posting privileges -- permanently -- without warning. By continuing the registration you are agreeing to the terms
These are moderated message boards. What this means is that we do our best to remove all objectionable messages from the boards. It also means that you cannot say whatever you'd like on the forums. If you are looking for an "anything goes" setting, Cruise Critic might not be the place for you. Understand, too, that our community is comprised of folks who LOVE to cruise. It therefore stands to reason that they will have a favorite cruise line or port of call -- in other words, they are "fans" and will sometimes take offense when a brand new member has arrived on the scene to bash a cruise line.
Keep in mind that we do not prescreen posts so there may be a period of time when an inappropriate post is visible. Please use the Report A Post icon located in the UPPER right hand corner of each posting if you wish to report a violation of our Community Guidelines. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of Cruise Critic Message Board Forums, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.
By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-orientated, hateful, threatening, are in violation of our Community Guidelines or otherwise violative of any laws.
Cruise Critic reserves to right to remove, edit, move or close any thread (discussion) for any reason from the forums without warning. or notification to the Community. Additionally, we also reserve the right to deny posting privileges to any member at our sole discretion.
You hereby grant Cruise Critic the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display any message posted in our message board community (in whole or in part) worldwide and/or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.
Our mission is to provide a haven on the Internet free of harassment and advertising for our community members' enjoyment. Any company or person(s) that interfere with that mission risk losing their posting privileges.
If you have any questions about how our community is moderated, please address them to our Community Manager via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not post on the boards.