Balcony room. No other way to do this cruise. More than worth the extra $!
A room with a balcony affords you the opportunity to witness breathtaking views from the privacy of your own room instead of having to battle hundreds of others at the crack of dawn on the decks of the ship! Read entire member review >>
Our attendant, Malcolm was wonderful! If we asked for anything it was granted immediately. He kept our cabin spotless and even offered us new balcony furniture! When I booked our cruise in Aug. 2016, flowers in our cabin was still a Concierge perk. There were none in our cabin upon arrival in May 2017 and Malcolm said they do not do that anymore. Next day, a knock on our cabin door and it was Malcolm with flowers! How thoughtful was that? Cabin was great and for two people we were NOT cramped at all. Very well designed. Read entire member review >>
Our Stateroom was Concierge Class, on Deck 10 forward. A great location! It was quiet, close to the elevators, and very convenient for the spa, pool etc.
The bathroom was beautiful! Shower Enclosure, instead if a curtain and lots of storage. However - there was no hair dryer either in the bathroom or the room.
General Storage was lacking - a closet and a few drawers. Other ships we have sailed on have had shelves built into the closet.
Our Room Attendant, Michael, was terrific! He kept our room spotless and made sure we had everything we needed. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated. We especially loved the roomy bathroom with the rainfall showerhead.
Plush towels and bathrobes were provided in the room but no slippers!
The room was also supposed to come with an extra hand held hairdryer, but apparently this is on request only. i.e. if you request one, one will be brought to you. Read entire member review >>
I was lucky to get an upgrade to a midship cabin. The cabin I had been assigned was a very long walk from elevator and as I have walking difficulty it was too hard for me to access. Cabin and balcony were pleasant and well furnished. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nice, comfy bed. There was a pillow menu and when I called asking for a body pillow, I guess they didn't understand my request. I asked on 4 different occasions, but never got one. We had a balcony, which is a must. Very nice to be on the balcony and watch the water. Read entire member review >>
The room was great. I wanted to make certain we had an unblocked view and we did.
We were on deck 10 (Room 1166 though) and the view was not blocked. We didn't get any folded animals out of our towels at night and I supposed that was my biggest disappointment in the room...still, not a big deal! I didn't ask for them, so I possibly could have gotten some had I requested them.
The mini refrigerator did not work but was fixed on day 2 or 3. We didn't make purchases from it, but it was great to keep your drinks cold in there. We would bring drinks into our room after we picked them up at the bar or restaurant.
The waste basket in the bath needed re-attaching and was fixed on day 3 or 4. It actually fell out and onto the floor and hit my big toe (ouch) so be careful how far you pull that door open until you know for certain it's secure. The nightlight in the bathroom worked the first night and then went out. We had it fixed towards the end of the cruise; it was great. The shower is small, but still not as small as the ones in Rome. Even with these 3 minor problems, the room was absolutely GREAT. It was cleaned twice a day and we received the 4 pm canapés platter (request the fruit platter if you don't prefer olives, dip and crackers). Read entire member review >>
For the most part, it was a very good room. Great view, liked being on the bump 'out' instead of the cut 'in'. Room are showing a bit of wear, though, our couch had a very noticeable tear. Even though the room was close to the elevator, it was fairly quiet - the only noise we ever heard was from our rather boisterous next door neighbors. HOWEVER - there was a LOT of rattling coming from the ceiling panels, and from the balcony dividers. We ended up having to rig them up ourselves with napkins or tissues just so we could get some sleep. Read entire member review >>
This cabin was 194 sq. ft., smaller than the comparable balcony on Princess at 232 sq. ft. The balcony itself was slightly larger than Princess (54 sq. ft. vs. 47 for Princess). The main difference between these ships is the space allocation within the cabin. The Celebrity bathroom is almost twice as roomie as Princess'. The shower is much more spacious and the sink area is much less cramped than on Princess, a major advantage to Celebrity. However, the large bathroom comes at the expense of much less closet space on Celebrity. Princess offers a true walk-in closet with easily twice the clothes-hanging space as the tiny reach-in wardrobe on Celebrity, which has annoying sliding double doors that limit access to only half the closet at a given time. A major advantage to Princess. The Concierge Class upgrade offered very little in real value. The daily afternoon appetizers were sparse and something we never used after the first day. Not worth the extra money. Read entire member review >>
Stateroom 1128 was a good location, on the starboard side, just aft of the central bulge. Very early in the afternoon we were advised our staterooms were ready so off we went to check them. Very nicely laid out with a queen size bed, plenty of storage in the wardrobe, cupboards and drawers and heaps of room under the bed for our bags. There was a three seater sofa and the expected bar fridge. The bathroom was excellent, again plenty of storage, a good size shower with Grohe shower head. As Concierge class guests we were greeted with a bottle of Champagne on ice, fresh fruit and canapes. We also had at our disposal quality shower robes, binoculars, an umbrella and we had a range of pillows to choose from, just to ensure we had a pillow that suited us. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was spacious, bathroom very good and balcony great, but for the extra money charged would not recommend it over a balcony cabin, embarkation went well although a huge line, disembarkation was chaos, people were off before cases were down in the area for collection Read entire member review >>
These staterooms were in the PERFECT location!!! Right next to the elevators and the center atrium which always had something going on but not noisy at all. We never heard a peep from any cabins around us or out in the hallway. These two cabins connect by an outer door that creates a private hallway between the two cabin doors so you can walk between the two cabins privately. Located in the center of ship, these cabins probably have the least amount of motion (the ship did have some occasional rocking/rolling when at sea). Rooms are good size and well-stocked. LOVED the extra large balcony on the "hump." Enough room for all four of us to sit outside together. Concierge class which was nice but not a huge difference from regular class of rooms... but I did use the "pillow menu!" Plenty of space under the bed(s) for storage of luggage. There were three of us in this room and still had empty drawers, plenty of hangers and plenty of room. Each room had two robes and one good blow dryer. As other reviewers have stated, the complimentary afternoon canapes weren't great (we never ate them) so don't book Concierge class just for that! :-) If I traveled on the Solstice again, I would book these same staterooms. We were so sad to leave! Out of a dream and back to reality...! Read entire member review >>
The CC Cabin (1011) was excellent, and our cabin steward may have been the best we've had in over 20 years. Sanjay P. was attentive, met our special requests immediately and kept the stateroom sparkling clean in minutes after we departed. It was nothing short of miraculous.
The cabin design on the S-type ships is very good for a regular sized balcony. We had last done a Sky Suite on Century, and really, a regular verandah cabin is more than adequate in terms of Size and functionality. Only bummer: no bathtub. Read entire member review >>
Adequate, not overly roomy. Door to veranda did not seal properly. Toilet tissue quality extremely poor. Need to bring your own, like in the old days. Everything was very clean and the house keeping staff was friendly and helpful. Read entire member review >>
We strategically had our room located between the aft section and the glass elevators since the food locations are on the aft and the entertainment venues are mostly on the bow. For C3, the highest we could get was Deck 10. (Note that the cabin number 1257 is not on Deck 12.) Relatively speaking, Disney cruise cabins are usually larger. Generally the cabin attendant is very attentive and you'll never be short of towels, ice, or turn-down service chocolate. Read entire member review >>
we were in 1265 great location deck 10 not mid ship but close to lifts not noisy and nice cabin just a bit cramped with the sofa being so close to the closet but that's the only downside to it there is space under the beds for luggage but that is were they keep the life jackets so make sure you have access to them Read entire member review >>
9245 directly overlooks the smoking area on deck 5. We could watch the people smoking and could smell the smoke. X first said that there was no smoking allowed, but then admitted that we were over the smoking area. We were moved to a suite due to a flood in the room and the smoking area below us. Room was directly at the curve of the ship, so the balcony was not very private, but seemed to be slightly larger than others due to the position.
Check out odd numbered cabins near the rear elevator to make sure you are not directly over the smoking area. Some cabins looked directly at the smokers a deck below them. Read entire member review >>
Concierge Balcony Room. Room was clean and new. Never figured out pillow menu?? Balcony privacy was great. Make sure if you like to sleep with the door open you are not above a smoking area.
Bathroom and shower better size than some cruise ships. Before you used to have to put all your toiletries, pills, etc. on a small ledge. This room has side glass front cabinet and drawers as well as back up toilet brush, paper and Kleenex. Shampoo, Conditioner, Lotion and Body Wash as well as cotton balls and q-tips provided. Only thing I wish had been provided would be a swing arm magnifying mirror.
Closet was the down side. It is small, There were enough hangers, this is were the safe is and complimentary umbrella. Not a lot of shoe space and hanging room. Did not realize we could use space above the bed (would have helped). Not a lot of drawer space (maybe configure closet differently)?
Overall loved room. Read entire member review >>
We felt the cabins were poorly laid out. It seemed my wife and I were continually bumping into each other which we don't remember experiencing on prior cruses. A small coffee type table was in the middle of the cabin which would have been a nice touch in a larger setting. We were able to move it to the side and keep it somewhat out of the way. Read entire member review >>
COULDN'T GET THE PLUG IN IN BATHROOM TO WORK, AND THAT WAS EVEN WITH THE EXTRA PLUG IN PROVIDED; SO I HAD TO USE THE HAIRDRYER IN THE VANITY AREA OF THE CABIN, INSTEAD OF IN THE BATHROOM. Read entire member review >>
We chose a stateroom of the concierge class with balcony and sitting room which included room service. We did enjoy having coffee in the mornings on the balcony prior to going up for breakfast and also, with such a large ship, it was a great way to escape for some, peace, quiet and personal space..costs more but well worth it Read entire member review >>
Closet way too small. Hallway designed to give open look into cabin but you lose 8-10 inches of hanging space in closet. Drawers only a few inches deep & you have to stuff things in them. Larger cabinets above bed hard for medium to short person to reach, and even then, you still have to stack clothes up. Bath was fine. Great not to have shower curtain. Bedding, amenities, canapes, room service menu very good. Balcony fine. Cabin location was quiet. Read entire member review >>
For a C3 cabin, Solstice's 1030 left us very satisfied. It is near the forward elevators, so quite convenient to the Solarium which we enjoy, but not so near them as to cause commotion. It is, of course, a long walk to the rear elevators and all the dining venues, so if that is an issue it may be worth spending a bit more for a C1 or C2 more midship. We found the walk good exercise and it didn't bother us a bit.
Our drunk next-door neighbor leaned over the balcony divider (which I wish were more of a divider!) an hour after boarding and made a smart-a@@ remark about getting naked and partying, but thankfully in our brief cruise which was cut very short by a medical emergency, we didn't see this wiseacre again. Other than his intrusion, the cabin was quiet during our time there.
It was, of course, beautifully furnished in subtle colors we found soothing, well kept-up and thoroughly functional, with carefully thought-out storage space and a bathroom we thought well above average for ships. The desk/vanity space is very limited and would barely accommodate my laptop, but we were expecting that and brought a small multi-pocket hanger for the closet to accommodate things we normally would have left on the desktop. We also came prepared with a short, multi-outlet travel extension cord as the plugins at the desk were inadequate and wouldn't work w/our various computer, Kindle and camera chargers. The bedside tables are the size of postage stamps, but again we were prepared for that.
Posters here on CC sometimes say that the Concierge Class balcony footrests aren't worth paying the upgrade from Balcony class for, but we disagree -- they make a big difference in comfort and relaxation while outside.
All in all, would book this cabin again if we didn't want to spend a bit more money on a midship location -- or, more to the p[oint, if we ever book a Celebrity cruise again! Read entire member review >>
King size bed, large closet, good bath. Loved the ability to order in-room full breakfast at a full size table and the balcony was so large that we were able to lay back and lounge. Deck 10, room 1076 Conceirge Class. Read entire member review >>
In consierge class cabin on Ten Deck. A little small but manageable. Veranda is fine for two people. If you spend alot of time in cabin go for the most you can afford. Standard cabins are under 200 square which is kinda tight. Read entire member review >>
We had cabin 9330 Concierge Class Stateroom. This was a perfect location. Close to the Atrium Elevators. The cabin were spotless. Our room Stewart, Rodioric, and his Asst. Oleg were great. The were always asking if we needed something and were very friendly. Read entire member review >>
Great cabin! # 9275. Balcony, large bathroom, large bed, luxury linens. Ana Marie, wonderful steward! Fresh flowers, fresh fruit, canapes (yukky), champagne on arrival. 2 die 4 chocolate covered strawberries.Safe, hairdryer, robes, 32" tv. Very comfy room! Very quite room. No noise. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 1128 and 1130 were connecting. We never used the hallway door but the butler opened up the glass partition between the balconies.Storage was great in cabin and bathroom.
The location was mid-ship and close to elevator but quiet. Read entire member review >>
Very comfortable bed, lots of storage space, great balcony that felt private except when coming in to port early in the AM. Room is adjacent to the Bridge; a busy area if the boat is being docked on that side.
Cabin service was incredible. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was great. Close to the stairs and elevators towards the rear or the ship. Always quiet and had a great view from the balcony. Closet was small. The safe was in the closet where the safe was by the frig on the Equinox. The above bed storage was a little difficult to reach. Had to stand on the bed to reach some items.
Bathroom was nice and as large as any we've had. Nice glass door for the shower. Good storage for items in the bathroom.
Frig. never seemed to keep items as cold- tried to turn it down. There were quite a few bottles, etc. they left in the frig. hoping we would buy them. Read entire member review >>
Cabin #1018 Concierge Class C3. Beautiful. Balcony nice size. Two large chairs, ottomans, and wooden round table. Bathroom, very nice. Enclosed Shower, great water pressure and overall room very clean!! Read entire member review >>
We loved our cabin. I didn't feel it was too far from the elevators but I welcomed the walking because of all the over eating on a cruise! Clean, plenty of storage and a nice balcony. Comfortable large bed. Read entire member review >>
Good location, not far from the central elevators. Good sized balcony with chairs and footrests (nice treat) and a table. Very quiet hallway on our cruise. Enough closet, cubby and drawer space to unpack all our stuff. Nice bathroom with a walk-in shower instead of a tub.
The room had a trundle bed, but it really is too small for more than two people. The sofa wasn't really comfortable as it had no back support. The bed was very comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Solstice 1016- Not too far from forward elevators, they always seemed less busy than the mid-ships elevators. The bed is near the bath, and it is a tight squeeze around it. The vanity/desk area blocks the balcony access when being used. Can see the bridge and the officers from balcony- that was interesting! Quiet room. If prone to motion sickness, either be prepared to take medicine 24 hours a day or move to a mid-ships room. When the ship goes fast, the beds really move around! Read entire member review >>
Fabulous bathroom. Closet was smaller than I expected and clothes were constantly getting stuck in the doors. The overall noise level is much higher and you can hear what is going on in the room next to you quite plainly. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nicely appointed. The closet is a little small and awkward to access. Hallway was not too noisy even though we were right next to elevators. Great location if you have a kid in the Kid's Club as it is right up the elevator to the club. Read entire member review >>
Quiet location. Close to elevator. Nightly hors d'oeuvres were not as good as on the other cruises - no variety. Always had clean towels. Room service was excellent. Food arrived on time and was hot and fresh. Housekeeping was done promptly and never interferred with our routine. Read entire member review >>
The 190 sq feet or so was plenty large for us. The LCD TV was great and we watched some programs while getting ready for dinner or bed. We also used it to check our spending account on the ship. The bathroom had large soft bath towels (Egyptian) and a larger shower than we has been used to in inner cabins. We loved the curved acrylic shower door in lieu of the shower curtains we have had on Royal Caribbean ships. This cabin is located behind a jutting out of the ship's structure so the Veranda during sailing had no wind issues. There was a small table and 2 comfortable chairs with foot stools on the Veranda. We had no issues with cigarette or cigar smoke on the Veranda from any of the surrounding staterooms. Read entire member review >>
Our Cabin (C3) 1071 was very comfortable and the bathroom was the largest we have ever had. Storage was adequate. There could have been a little more room for hanging clothes. The storage area over the bed was inconvenient to access. A person under 5' 6" would not be able to open or close the doors without standing on the bed. The bedding, towels, robes and amenities were outstanding. The room was quiet from hall noise. It is directly across from the elevator lobby. Room to room noise was a problem on a few occasions. You could her the neighbors phone and them talking on the phone. We did have a problem with cigarette smoke on the balcony. Several times while sitting on the balcony we smelled smoke. So did our friends who were in 1067. I complained and was told it was coming from down below where people are allowed to smoke. Could this be coming from the promenade deck? Read entire member review >>
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