I stayed in room 9598 (junior suite) on an Alaska Glacier cruise in September 2016. The room is across from an ice machine room. Throughout the day and into the night, the state-room attendants are constantly entering to the room with trays of glasses and obtaining ice which was very noisy. I brought this issue to the front desk's attention and the attendants tried to not make ask much noise and mostly used another ice room. The room itself is nice with a balcony and large walk-in closet. I would not recommend this room if you want quiet.. Read entire member review >>
Other than clothes from previous guests in our huge walk in closet and bugs in our in-room coffee pot, we loved this room! Great space, the balcony is quiet and quite large. Aft facing was exactly as wonderful as I had hoped and there was very very little movement felt from the ship. Being on deck 6, we didn't have open space off our balcony looking out/down, but honeslty it was fine. The back of the ship is closed off so you have compete privacy and still a nice quiet place to sit and relax. I wouldn't hesitate to book another room of this level. Just not on this ship or with RC again Read entire member review >>
The cabin was very nice with a large walk in wardrobe where I could lay/hang everything. I really appreciated the extra space when wanting to get away from crowds and when not feeling great when in big seas, My friends had regular staterooms which were still very nice but without extra seating space. My Room steward was on the ball and discreetly made up the cabin whilst i was at breakfast and had the bed laid down whilst at dinner, Any requests were actioned quickly and nothing was too much trouble. Read entire member review >>
Great Junior Suite at the rear of the ship on deck 10. Large room, big enough for 2 queen size beds with plenty of room to move around. Huge balcony with 2 sun loungers, chairs and two tables with great view.
No noise from the engines or Windjammer Restaurant which is right above it. I would not hesitate to choose this room again. Read entire member review >>
For two people this cabin is quite roomy with loads of drawers and cupboards. The room does not have the walk in wardrobe as it is connected to the next suite with a door where the walking would normally be, but there was plenty of hanging space
The bathroom contains a bath with a shower above it. Read entire member review >>
Love it. Great location, lots of storage area and room attendant kept the room serviced. The room is below the Windjammer and we could hear occasional chair movement but it did not disturb us at all. Read entire member review >>
Our rooms (9234, 9238 and 9235) were superb. Note that the couch in the mini suites is hard/uncomfortable and does not pull out but the two arm chairs are comfy. One of the cabinet doors in our room was broken, our safe broke, sticky tape on the ceiling - not a big deal to me but you might want to know! Location was excellent - super quiet. Read entire member review >>
Lots of room which is great on a long cruise. Our walk-in closet was the hit of the cabin crawl! Our room steward was outstanding, friendly, conscientious and great at his job. Read entire member review >>
This was the eye opener for us.We have always had ocean view balconies but this was our first JS We had such a lovely time enjoying all that extra space, with the walk in robe, the bath, the extra lounge chairs, bigger balcony. Outside, the hall ways were wider and all the new carpets, we were only 2 doors from the Royal suite, so felt very special. This would not have been the same without Vince our room attendant who was an exceptional friendly and caring person who would do anything for you at any time. He looked after 10 cabins but we were treated as though we were the only ones Read entire member review >>
This is an excellent cabin, quiet, comfortable and at least half as big again as a standard balcony cabin. Large bath, walk in robe, heaps of storage options. Tea and coffee making facilities, kettle and coffee maker. Fridge with mini bar. Large vanity in bathroom, nice toiletries. Robes, hair dryer, good TV with smart options. Extra large private balcony. Read entire member review >>
We were worried wouldn't be enough room. Was great size. Not cramped. Hugh walk in robe that stored all our clothes plus our bags. Ample cupboard space throughout the cabin.
Bathroom really great size, bigger than I thought. Can see some wear starting in the bathroom but none in the room on general. Great views at each bay, really good sized balcony to enjoy some wine and enjoy the views.
Your room is made up at least two times per day, you are greeted by name on arrival and your attendant remembers your names and gets to know your schedule to ensure they are cleaning the room around what you do to not impede you. Our attendant was AWESOME!!! Read entire member review >>
We had an aft facing junior suite on deck 10, which was amazing. We have a roof over our balcony so it was very protected from the sun and from other cruisers (we overlooked ALL the balconies below us). Being an aft balcony the cabins are a lot longer than normal junior suites, though a little narrower - which means the walk in closet, isn't really walk in - which is a small price to pay for such a big room. Would be great if sharing with kids (ours had their own virtual balcony room). Read entire member review >>
Very good, with balcony larger than most where there is a bulge mid-ship.
Bar fridge was reported as not working, but never fixed. Ceiling is marked in places with the remnants of double –sided tape used to hang balloons and streamers – or perhaps mirrors?
The desk against the main wall needs a good cleaning to remove the gunk where to desktop meets the edging.
Cabin attendant very friendly. Read entire member review >>
We had a junior suite deck nine forward.
We chose this because it gives us a bit more room to move and you get a walk in robe which is just amazing.
The storage is first class, In the bathroom you get a shower over a bath which is great. Read entire member review >>
This is the worse balcony cabins we have been in. The cabin was the usual neat, tidy the usual storage options however the balcony was almost useless. We did choose this one however I will do more research next cruise. It was on deck six aft facing which should have been great BUT it was above the staff area (smoke and karaoke do not allow a relaxing atmosphere). Then there's the view off the back of the ship, the design of the aft means that the aft cabins are set back into a frame work which limits the view and you can't look down into the water. I love aft cabins this cabin was terrible I would definitely NOT recommend it. That all said the cabin steward was great, Marlon, he was really helpful. There was 3 of us so as usual cabins are set up to cater for 2, when I left a note for Marlon asking for 3 of everything he got right on it he even brought another sunbed which on other cruises we have had a hard time getting. The ice bucket was always ready for the refreshments and the towel animals were great. Read entire member review >>
Would recommend a Junior Suite over any other stateroom as it was spacious and comfortable. Having a full size tub and shower was great. The walk in closet was also a great perk. However do not expect to get any treatment as if you booked a "real" suite. Read entire member review >>
JS 1334, Deck 10 technically aft but not really. Very close to the stairs/elevators. I thought this JS was on the small side. The closet was huge but it seemed "short". Too much furniture in there for my taste; a couch and two club chairs. I didn't care for the balcony; enclosed in metal and very narrow. But, hey. We were on a cruise and we got double points and now we are Diamond. And our stateroom attendant was EXCELLENT. No real noise, we were underneath the pool deck. Every once in awhile when out on our balcony, I could smell the cigarette smoke wafting down from the smoking area on Deck 11 (so don't book starboard Deck 10 if this will bother you). A much nicer smell was every am when they were baking the cookies up in the Windjammer ;-) Read entire member review >>
How many stars can I give this cabin. First time for a balcony or JS. I could not believe the storage space. I had brought all the things to maximize storage space -- the shoe bag for over the BR door. The command hooks, the magnets. They all stayed in my suitcase under the bed. We had to find stuff to use up the space. We were on level 10 and had no issues with noise. Also had no issues with ship motion-- just a gentle rock to sleep. We had 2 minor issues: our phone didn't work when we first go to our room but it was quickly replaced. Our safe malfunctioned twice but we got a pretty quick response both times.The cabin was well taken care of by our steward. I hope when the Explorer goes in for her Revite in March that they don't change the size but I greatly fear they will. Our group had 1652, 1650, and 1648 -- all identical. GREAT CABINS Read entire member review >>
The only 'negative' thing I can say is we weren't entitled to the concierge room (we are Diamond level). This is a very nice-sized room, definitely much larger than the balconies we have had in the past. The bed was a king size, a larger bathroom with a TUB! There is also a very large walk-in closet with plenty of storage space. Read entire member review >>
Junior Suite 9608 has a good amount of room as was Cabin 9610 right next door. The cabin steward was excellent. Storage was optimal compared to some cabins we have been in. They both could stand for my refurbishing. This cruise both of these rooms had some issues with plumbing which was fixed right away.
Cabin 2546 was not as good. While the size wasn't bad, the cabin steward couldn't communicate (deaf) and when we set sail the window was blocked for safety reason (we were heading into a storm). You had to go up to go down in order to reach certain areas of the ship. On sailing day that had to reach their room through a crew area. While people may find it economical to be on that floor, its poorly situated for easy access to other areas of the ship. Read entire member review >>
1244 JS (AW) great location, quiet, double balcony with steel walls. Walk in closet with pull down rack. Sofa bed, two chairs, coffee maker, tea pot. Very comfortable cabin. Read entire member review >>
This cabin is great. It's mid-ship and very quiet. The walk in closet is huge and there is plenty of space for storage. I liked the long vanity. We have two computers and they weren't in the way and never needed to be moved. Balcony was big but without rubber matting. When it was wet or foggy and cold out there was standing water! It needs something so you can walk outside without getting your shoes soaked! Read entire member review >>
This was our first time in a JS. I think the I would change is the step getting into the bath tub. Plenty of room in closets, more than enough drawers, and the balcony was huge. Read entire member review >>
Our room, 9324 was ready by 1:30. This room is sooooo big with king bed, two end tables, a small sofa and two upholstered chairs plus a coffee table. The walk in closet was amazing with plenty of hangers, shelves along with a multitude of drawers and cabinets in the room. We did not need any drawers as the closet was so huge. Two good reading lamps plus a great flat screen TV with fairly decent selection plus movies to rent. The room is on the starboard side and is very quiet though conveniently located near the elevator. It is mid ship with a spacious balcony. Nice size bathroom too, all tiled. Just perfect. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9318, JS: Great location, very convenient to the elevators and most frequently visited areas such as the dining rooms and Windjammer Cafe. The room was large for 2 people - nice balcony and very clean. The room was quiet too. Read entire member review >>
junior suite 1654 on deck 10. Loved the spacious room with a full bathroom T and walk in closet. The outside wall is all glass and views the spacious balcony with a glass railing which allows you to view the turquoise ocean from bed. The couch and two chair seating area was easy to enjoy. More spacious than we anticipated. Our room was spotless and well cared for. Your room attendant comes in twice a day. We never knew what towel animal would be awaiting us daily! Read entire member review >>
Cabin numbers 9234, 9238 and 9340 are all in a row, aft and right off the stairway. All three rooms are the same, large and spacious with plenty of storage and nice balcony, and even though they were very close to the elevators and stair were very quiet. Read entire member review >>
quiet location. room furnishings are worn. did have a flat screen TV. great walk in closet - bring a locker-styled magnet backed mirror. Bring bath salts for tub soaking. great balcony with a good view of the bridge where we often received a wave back to us. bring a battery operated/motion sensor nightlight. Read entire member review >>
We had a Jr. Suite and I highly recommend it for a family of four. It was larger than a regular sized balcony room, and with a 12 and 14 year old, we needed the space. An unexpected bonus was the size of the walk-in closet which for us doubled as a changing room. The bathroom was a little bigger too with a full sized shower. There was an incredible amount of storage space in the cabin. The walk-in fit my husband and children's clothes, while there was an additional closet with shelves that fit all my non-hangup clothes, toiletries, etc. There were two desks (one was more of a vanity), and other cupboards that we didn't even use. Our empty suitcases fit under the bed. My son and daughter were not thrilled at the idea of sharing a roll out but they got over it quickly. Read entire member review >>
Cabin is awesome. Center on the hump. The balcony was what we expected, two chairs and a lounger with a small round table. Closet was walk-in. Had plenty of room for everything. The bathroom has a bathtub, which was ok, although, we only used it for showering. Read entire member review >>
Junior.suite ,perfect for the 2 of us. excellent condition, very large bed and very comfortable, flat screen tv , large balcony and full bathroom with full tub.everything in this room worked perfect. not a single complaint.
the only thing i can grumble about is after spending thousands of dollars for the trip and thousands of dollars for the seapass bill, why charge me for water in the room?? give me a few bottles of water on the house ,, no? i even got a few drinks for free in the club and bars on the ship. i tipped every time i got a drink, this got me a few drinks for free after a while,, but water ??? come on RCI i am sure you can let a few bottles of water get past you . this is my 6th RCI cruise,, Give me BOTTLE free lol lol
PS the robe they let you use in the room is AWESOME !! Read entire member review >>
Jr Suite 9264: Right next to aft elevators so no walking required. We were on the bubble of the ship so we had great views ahead and behind the ship. Walk-in closet in the room was huge and great. Other than some loud teenagers who love to scream in the hallway, it was very quite even tough the elevators were 2 doors down. You did not hear them nor guests moving about. Read entire member review >>
1649 Deck 10. Quiet location on ship's aft. Huge stateroom, beautiful walk in closet, great, big deck with perfect wake view. Too bad it's shaded throughout the day due to overhang from top deck. A LOT of NOISE early a.m. from WJ directly above. Chair-scraping was very loud. Family cabin below ours looked perfect and sunny, for larger groups. Read entire member review >>
Junior Suite 9554 on the Explorer is a spacious room with a large walk-in closet and decent-sized bathroom with tub. Nice having a couch and two club chairs with plenty of storage space in the closet and shelves. Veranda is a bit narrow (3 feet or so in width), but is in-hull so there is shelter from rain, wind and sun. Location is portside forward near the front Centrum. No noise problems for us. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 1340 is excellent for location. It's on deck 10 and only a short walk to the stairs to the pool, Windjammer Cafe (breakfast & lunch buffets) and the aft elevators. I only heard noise in the hallway when kids were running and yelling. The walk in closet was a great touch and it had its own shelving unit; there was more than adequate space in the room. The couches and chairs were hard, but the beds were nice and soft. The balcony was very private, and if you drop something, it doesn't roll off since there's a foot and a half metal part. It's topped by a glass section which leans out from the boat so you can really look out as you stand there. Read entire member review >>
JS 1324 has a balcony with a weird shape, making it a little smaller than most.
JS 9618 is under the Royal Suite. You will hear a LOT of noise,and the piano, depending on who occupies that cabin-if they are loud party types, or quiet and reserved. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin, 6692, was a mini suite on deck 6 at the stern. It was the first time we had been in a balcony cabin, let alone a mini-suite. We loved the cabin which had much more storage room and space than we were accustomed to or needed. The stern cabin on deck 6 had a very generous balcony but unlike other decks and the sides of the ship, our balcony did not overlook the water because it was set back from the stern and actually had a significant deck outside our balcony. That deck was accessed during the morning and afternoon by the ship's crew as a work platform and staging area. Read entire member review >>
Jonior Suite 1624 was located just off the elevator on deck 10. It was very
very adequate for just the two of us with plenty of closet space (walkin)and
the bath room with shower/bath was very adequate for one person at a time.
We also enjoyed nice privacy on our balcony. This level of RC provides complete enclosed balconies - no plastic deviders seperating you from your
next door neighbor. Adequate space on the balcony as well. The room's was
very quiet with no noise coming through the walls. Plenty of lighting both
in the bath room and elsewhere in the room. Seating space along with coffee
table was very comfortable. One difficult we found was the ship's intercom
did not work. We reported it, but it was never fixed during our time on the
cruise. This often required us to open door to hallway to hear special announcements. We were told that the malfunction would require a full
swap out of the unit. Refrigerator, is not really one, but a storage for
their 'for sale' water, sodas,chocolates, etc. We made it one, by removing
their stuff and replacing them with ours which we purchased at first POC. Read entire member review >>
Great location, quiet, near elevators, balcony on the "hump" allowed better range of vision. Walk in closet and copious storage space. Don't like the bathtub - the sides are much too high and the grab bars not conveniently located. Almost fell twice with foot caught in shower curtain.
Very conveniently located to Concierge Lounge, but alas, Diamond members are no longer allowed to use it, nor are Junior Suite guests. Read entire member review >>
perfect location, but tooo small for 4 people that being 2 adults 1 teenager and one 8 year old....Cleaning guy was excellent "G.K." is the man...Thanks for your service..... Read entire member review >>
Junior Suite on deck 9 center of ship starboard side. The closet was HUGE, loads of shelves and hanging space. Large private balcony, larger bathroom with deep bathtub and shower with great water pressure. Never ran out of hot water. Bed mattress was firm but okay, sofabed mattress was hard and best suited for kids. This room had more cabinets and drawers than we could think of filling, so plenty of storage. What a difference from the D1 type room. Read entire member review >>
This cabin is below the Royal Suite. It can be very noisy as the RS has MARBLE floors, a BABY GRAND PIANO and MINIMAL soundproofing! I would NOT book this center hump JS again! Read entire member review >>
The JS is a great cat. with a well designed layout and a huge closet for a ship! Tons of storage cabinets and drawers, good size balcony. Location is very quiet and close to stairs and elevators. Read entire member review >>
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