I was pleasantly surprised. The balcony has a perfect unobstructed view. We spent a lot of time on the balcony because of the beautiful views. I recommend a balcony for the Alaska cruise. I don't think I would care if it was a tropical cruise. Very happy with our room. The room was always spotless. The bathroom had a few places that need caulking and the sofa had a stain. That is being picky. I was overall very happy with the room. We ordered an egg crate to go over the bed because there are two mattresses that come together and that was not comfortable. The egg crate was perfect. The service in our room was outstanding. The two attendants made sure we had what we needed. I asked for ice once and they made sure I had ice twice daily. We tipped them extra on top of what we pay for tips daily...because these men work so hard and work long hours. Read entire member review >>
Nicely designed and efficient. The beds very extremely comfortable (even the pillows)! Everything was clean upon arrival and kept in perfect condition during the entire cruise. We had asked for 2 twins but had one bed upon arrival. The staff was very gracious and co-operative and immediately took care of it. Read entire member review >>
The cabin (verandah) on the 4th deck was fine, enough room for clothes etc. But not so much for the day to day stuff like bags, shoes and so on. A major concern is the noise the airco produces, you cannot slow down the fan! You'll get used to it after a few days. Also annoying is the sound the balcony dividing screens produce when it is windy, a constant brattling(?). I could fix it myself with some paper in between but ....
The airco in the main dining room seems to work bad on some spots, which makes it hot it these spots. Read entire member review >>
Modernised with large screen wall mount TV, additional storage space and slightly larger balcony due to position on ship. Very comfortable and would happily book this one again. Read entire member review >>
Very comfortable bed with shower & bath en suite; a good seating area with settee and armchair; a desk with power sockets. The Balcony on the bridge level gave excellent views of the shore with comfortable deck furniture for relaxing in the open air. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was roomy and very clean. Our balcony was large. Cabin attendants (2) were very good and polite as well as helpful. Every night we got not only chocolates but also an animal (made from towels) on our bed. Each night the animal was different. Read entire member review >>
We let HAL choose our balcony cabin and it was on the 4th deck near the back of the ship. (we've always picked the middle) The noise level from the engines was probably marginally heard (the day of the storm we heard them more) but it was a good room and good cabin crew. Read entire member review >>
Lots of storage both drawers and hanging space. Loved the bathtub in bathroom. Very attentive cabin stewards.We were travelling with friends and asked for the steward to remove balcony partition which he did so we had a very spacious area to share while relaxing and cruising. Loved the commentary while leaving each port. Sat with a glass of wine with door open to balcony and TV volume up so we could hear it out on balcony. Read entire member review >>
Big bathroom/shower with a tub (no phone booth style showers like Royal Caribbean), bigger room than past cruises, big balcony, and pretty quiet. Had comfortable furniture, flatscreen TV, a refrigerator, and good size close with decent storage space. Read entire member review >>
Plenty of storage space for three adults! The pull out bed had a terrible mattress so we ended up using the bunk which was more comfortable but challenging for those below. The room was clean and located just above the lifeboats. It didn't ruin the view but was a bit distracting. No noise outside our room and very soundproof between rooms. If you're traveling with someone else next door, ask the steward to open up the verandas between you - that was a tip passed along to me with the reservation agent and we appreciated having that information. The bathrooms were great with a full bath tub - that worked very well for those in our group with children. Read entire member review >>
I was in Stateroom 5105 aboard the ms Eurodam. This a Deluxe Verandah Outside cabin. The room in my opinion was outstanding. It was close (but not too close) to the elevator and very clean. The bathroom was larger than I anticipated and the shower was great. I loved the Verandah which had two chairs and a small table. There are life boats just below this floor of staterooms, but this balcony was located between life boat 11 and 13 which provided a great view all the way down to the water. Since the floor below has no balconies, you don't have to worry about the smell of smoke drifting up your way. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was number 5123.OUr cabin was ready for us and our luggage was delivered within a half hour of boarding. Although the cabin was on the old side, it was very clean and we had a plexiglass terrace which included 2 nice chairs with cushions, a foot stool and small table. We had a great unobstructed view. The only thing that could have been better is if the top of the lifeboats, which were below the balcony, were cleaned on top. There was standing dirty water, ping pong balls and debris on top. This was the first time we had a balcony and don't know if I would book without one now. Our only problem was with our right side neighbor who didn't know how to secure the partition between them and their cruise buddies on the other side of them, so when we had some wind, the door clanked and clanked! We called the front desk and they had someone up to correct the problem within the hour. The ship is very quiet if you are in the cabin and want to nap. Cabin temperature was perfect and they included 2 robes which were very comfortable. There was plenty of closet space with hangers, but could have used more drawers. There is a nice flat screen TV and vanity which included a pretty good hairdryer. The bathroom had a bathtub and a shower which was nice and roomy and had great pressure and hot water. Not too much room for your stuff on the vanity, but had some small shelves and a place underneath the sink you could put a few thing. The bed was extremely roomy and comfortable. The pillows were even comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Good location, halfway between midship and aft elevators. Nice view. Everything worked properly. The balconies of the Deck 5 VF cabins are not as deep as the other "V" category cabins. The reduced cost for this category makes it a bargain in our minds as we really don't need all that much room to sit and enjoy the view. Read entire member review >>
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