The cabin is center aft, great view when sailing away from ports of call. The bed was a little hard, but Kisna, the stateroom attendant, managed to add padding of some sort. There was a little black ash coming from above while laying out on the balcony one afternoon. There are 2 chairs and 2 loungers though. Read entire member review >>
STATEROOMS: Stateroom attendant was good and always friendly. Ship speaker in room does not work even though there is a volume switch (our stateroom 9200) so you can't hear any ship announcements. Read entire member review >>
This was a very quiet room, away from all public spaces and crew utility areas. The room was clean, had an impressive amount of floor space, and the balcony was a real treat! Read entire member review >>
superb loved it really good size balcony fabulous to wake up and watch the sea sail past..very comfy beds nice cool sheets i think were changed daily or seemed so. fresh towels twice daily very good cabin service everything spotless and tidy..could not fault anything.. Read entire member review >>
Extra large balcony next to the hump elevators. Great location and no noise from Centrum activities. The renovation removed the concierge area from above us, so we did not have any night time cleaning. LOVED the cabin and would get it again. We like facing forward versus aft, so this is a wonderful alternative to still have a large balcony! Read entire member review >>
Very clean. Cabin steward very nice. Only got towel animals several nights. Plenty of storage in cabin. Bathroom lacking storage ( had one shelf under sink). Shower was extremely tiny and round. Took several days to get used to that. Read entire member review >>
Cabin in the back of the ship was very spacious with large balconies. Only bad thing was that if you are traveling with a group don't book the back of the ship. When the ship is moving it is very noisy on the balcony and therefore very hard to talk. when the doors are closed and you are inside your room,it is very quiet. Read entire member review >>
This was a good room- we did not feel a thing. We were able to see the land when we pulled into the ports, so I would definitely recommend that side of the ship. The only issue was that it is difficult to fit three people into this room. I was in the sofa bed, and it kept detaching itself at night, which hurt my back. However, it was bigger than we thought, and we loved how the shower had a door instead of a curtain. Lots of space to hang or store clothes and luggage! That was surprising! Read entire member review >>
9224 was immaculate, our cabin steward Reta was perfect. The location is good and I prefer port side as the ship docks port side to at all ports and I enjoy watching the activitiy. Read entire member review >>
8186 was in great shape and comes highly recommended on cruise critic (second only to 9256)
They were updating the plumbing during this cruise so we had some brown water one day and the typical sewer smell in the bathroom. Remember your air freshener
Otherwise no issues. Read entire member review >>
The room was SMALL. Smaller than I ever remember on any of our cruises. It was centrally located and I never got lost being on the wrong end of the ship trying to get back to the room. Would definitely be looking to book in that area again - just a little bit bigger room. Thank goodness for the balcony! Read entire member review >>
Cabin was fine, quiet, relatively close to centrum. I traveled with 6 other people. We had two rooms on each side. If I were to do it over, I would have all rooms on the same side, not necessarily side by side. It would have been more convenient. Read entire member review >>
The room was tidy, smelled good and was in good shape over all. Our stateroom attendant was Lenworth Clamie and he was wonderful! Although we didn't get to see him much, he always was happy to see us if we passed in the hall and always remembered our names. Our bed was a bit uncomfortable, we mentioned it to him and that day he had padded it with extra comforters. It was much better after that. Our balcony had two sitting chairs and a table. It was sufficient for our needs. Read entire member review >>
Lovely stateroom with very nice balcony. Balcony was probably normal for this class, but was bigger than on the previous RCI ship I'd cruised on, so I was very happy. The room was arranged differently than on my one previous cruise, with the bed next to the balcony instead of toward the door. I preferred this arrangement by far because it seemed to open up the room. Our room was sandwiched between two stateroom-only floors, so everything was quiet. My only complain was that I would have preferred to be closer to the center of the ship. However, being toward the front had its bonuses--the forward lobby elevators were much less used and much quicker than those in the Centrum. (Plus they led straight up to the Solarium!) Read entire member review >>
Aft cabin...it in a great location! Great views from the back of the ship. The balcony is definitely larger. You can fit two loungers, two chairs and a table very comfortably. Oh and previous reports show that there is no flat screen tv. We found one in our cabin when we arrived. Only thing to note is with a aft balcony the overhang slants and doesn't completely cover your balcony so if you move a chair closer to the railing and it rains, it will get wet! At least a foot or two back. Just be aware.... Read entire member review >>
Spacious, nicely laid out, with lots of storage. The deck was a great size and being midship, we had a great view. The only downside was the shower would give a large woman/man a bit of claustrophobia. Read entire member review >>
This room would have been perfect for just two people. We had our 17 year old daughter sharing this room with us, and it's just not big enough for 3 people. Especially at night after they fold the couch out to make it a bed. Then there is no room to walk. This room is also the first room you come to after coming off the stairs. Some times you can hear the music from the centrum parties they have down there at night. But for the most part, it's pretty quiet. Some rooms have flat screen TVs. Not ours. We had an older boxy tv. But hey. Who cares, It still worked. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9206 was clean and well located near the centrum, the Windjammer and pool. Balcony a good size with two chairs and a table, fixed dividers. Bed by the balcony, 3 seater sofa by the door. Warren from Nicaragua was a very friendly efficient cabin steward. Read entire member review >>
Small and cramped. We had a balcony room. Sharing it with 3 others was not pleasant, and the sofa bed is one of the most uncomfortable beds I've had the misfortune of having to sleep on. I did get to sleep on the regular bed one night, which was pretty comfy. I couldn't really enjoy the balcony considering there was always cigarette smoke coming from the sides of above/below me. Lots of smokers on this cruise. The bathroom was ridiculously small and the shower was so cramped it made me feel claustrophobic. The decor was really dated looking, I'm surprised this ship was launched in '04. Read entire member review >>
Tight with 2 standard suitcases. Unable to lay suitcase flat on store to open it. Anchor-shaped queen bed was a safety hazard. Mini Sofa was too small and useless, Mini Coffee table was useless and a safety hazard. Balcony area is small, just two chairs and a small round table. Cabin does not offer bathrobes. Read entire member review >>
This balcony cabin is well located on deck nine. There are no cabins across the hall, it is quiet with cabins above and below. It does not have a sofa bed, but this also means that is is much more comfortable to sit on. Perfect for stretching out and reading on long sea days. There is a pullman bed above the couch, so the cabin sleeps three. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9582: Well situated on Deck 9, close to Library, lifts and Centrum. Only downside was that music from evening entertainment in Centrum could be heard faintly in the room. Read entire member review >>
9582 is a D1 Cabin starboard side at the mid front of the Hump on Jewel of the Seas. It has a fantastic forward view and a good aft view if you lean out just a bit. Awesome location near Library and Centrum Elevators and stairs. The storage space for the 3 of us was adequate for us. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony stateroom was #8426. Spacious enough for two people and had a nice size balcony. It was in a nice location on the boat - forward right - and close to the main elevators. Our attendant was great. Our room was cleaned twice a day and we had plenty of towels. Read entire member review >>
Cabin has good location on Deck 9. No cabins across the hall. Very quiet, no noise from above or below since it is between two cabin decks. Large pull out couch, and pullman above the couch, sleeps four. Balcony is standard size, but roomy enough. Two chairs and a good size table, enough to have breakfast on.
Bathroom is small, but it works. Rounded shower is a tight fit. The shampoo and soap are the only amenities nothing special in this D1 cabin but they work fine. They provided plenty of hangers in the closet, and though it is tight. Very tight between the closet and bathroom and entrance door. Read entire member review >>
Cabin no 9658,was a decent size at the very rear of the ship on the starboard side. The balcony is double size with loungers which is great. The closet is not particularly big, with nowhere else to put my suitcase it had to go into the closet so all my shoes were squashed into a tiny space. There was some noise in the morning with the staff moving trolley's into the hallway but otherwise was very quiet. The shower room was adequate but there was a persisten problem with the lavatory becoming blocked on three seperate occasions. Read entire member review >>
Standard Balcony room, but with a very large Aft view balcony. It is near the center. There seemed to be less vibration and movement that I have experienced on other Aft balcony ships. Lots of storage. Read entire member review >>
Good size cabin with a reasonable size balcony with table and two comfortable chairs. Bathroom was fine with a shower that I could actually turn around in (different to some others) and a shower that actually worked like a shower should.
Bit of a walk to the lifts but at least we didn't get much passing traffic. Read entire member review >>
Be careful of Balcony Cabin #9050, its companion on the opposite side of the ship, and cabins in same location on Deck # 7 and 8. A window washing machine is parked outside blocking at least 1/3 of your view. These cabins should be sold, and priced, as "Obstructed View", but are marketed at full price. Read entire member review >>
Great location, balcony is extra large and was fantastic and there was plenty of storage. The television did not work great, but who wants to watch TV. Only complaint was we were close to the centrum and could hear the music while trying to sleep, but not a big deal at all. Read entire member review >>
Fair to good ok , clean ,scabin size ok, pity about they allow smoking on the balconies as next door cabins smoker drifted smoke onto balcony and in our cabin when door open. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was ideally located, just aft of the midship elevators on the port side. We had a big balcony, and a big room with lots of storage. The bathroom wasn't large but it, too, had plenty of storage. If you and your partner like to shower together, you'll find doing so difficult in the space. But for one, it was fine. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9576 is a Hump cabin on the starboard side near to elevators and library. Its balcony is larger than normal and has a lounger in addition to the standard two chairs and table. We loved the cabin and would book it again. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was very good. Bathroom was a bit cramped and still can't used to the "Tube" as in the Shower Tubes. But the cabin and the stewards were excellent and it was always kept clean. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was a standard D1 aft. Bed by the doors to the balcony. The balcony is very wide with a partial wrap around. But the wall is on an angle towards the corner and you have to contort yourself over a support pole and around the wall which goes right up to the pole. But you can do it. The balcony is also a little narrow for aft cabin, just enough room for the lounge chair to fit.
But we love the AFT cabins. Read entire member review >>
We were in a hump cabin, category D1. The balcony was enormous. We had two lounge chairs and two regular chairs with a small end table out there, with plenty of room to walk. The one amazing thing about this particular cabin (aside from the wonderful balcony) was the fact that because we were traveling north for the majority of this cruise, we had sunsets every night. Just gorgeous! We didn't hear any noise from above and the location can't be beat - we were right next to the elevator bank (but never heard a peep from there!). I HIGHLY recommend this cabin! Read entire member review >>
This was our very first aft cabin and we really liked it. It's the roomy balcony that really makes the difference! We had two lounge chairs, two sitting chairs and a small table. We found the aft to be both sunny and protected from the wind. We were on deck 10 and did not notice any vibration. Noise from the props/wake was comparable to the constant sound of the ocean when at the shore. Noise from above, chairs moving and talking could be heard at times when out on the balcony but this was not a big deal. In the evening all was quiet. Cabin was in very good shape, a comfortable size. Bathroom was adequate. Read entire member review >>
Roomy cabin with ample stroage space. Close enough to elevator for convenience and far enough away to be quiet. Best deck loaction. Easy to walk down to 4th, 5th & 6th decks for dinner and activities. Could even walk up to windjammer on 11 when the elevators were passing our deck by. Read entire member review >>
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