I took a gamble on this trip and booked a cabin that was forward and on a higher deck of the ship than I normally would go. I would say that we lucked out on the Panorama deck. We were on the top floor of the atrium elevators and the ... Read More
I took a gamble on this trip and booked a cabin that was forward and on a higher deck of the ship than I normally would go. I would say that we lucked out on the Panorama deck. We were on the top floor of the atrium elevators and the forward elevators have 6 elevators instead of the 4 shared mid-ship and aft. I have to say location wise the room was perfect, we could walk straight out onto the pool deck moving aft, and onto an open air deck moving forward to the front of the ship as well.
The cabin itself is rated for up to 5 people...and it shows. We had chips in the bathroom counter, scuffs and marks on the furniture (there was a cigarette burn in the chair) and obvious non-matching tile work in the bathroom (some of the grout was coming up towards the end of the trip). There was also a ring in the toilet and it smelled heavily of urine each time we opened the lid. We were given one glass to use in the restroom for 3 people (our steward was not the best). The medicine cabinet also would not close unless you gave it a decent shove. Lots of pale green and pink colors.
The bedding in the room has been updated and was comfortable. We had multiple light bulbs out in the cabin and several had been replaced with a different color florescent bulbs than had been previously installed.
The room also still has the old fashion tube TV (a Zenith Concierge to be exact), but didn't make much of a difference, because the satellite service was out on the ship for most of the cruise (bouncing DirectTV logo...the last night we didn't even get that, just got snow) but oddly enough the Carnival channels came in just fine. We were able to utilize the interactive system to check our sail & sign accounts without issue.
As a side note, the image that carnival has on their website for this category cabin is not an image of what the cabin actually looks like. Read Less