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This was my husband's and my 3rd cruise. We traveled with two teenagers who were on their first cruise. We chose this cruise because we live just one hour from Baltimore, and because we liked the ports of call. Cruise Review: Grandeur of the Seas 12-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise, Nov. 18-30, 2017 Leaving from Baltimore; 4 days at sea, 5 days of port calls, 3 days at sea. Highlights first…then a narrative of each excursion for those who like lots of detail. OVERALL: This cruise was a truly wonderful time that we didn’t want to end! Passengers on the Grandeur are like a big, friendly family, and the crew is very friendly and helpful. Tons of things to do every day & night! EMBARKATION: Easy & very fast! We stayed at a hotel, the Best Western, that allows free parking if you’re on a cruise. It is about 20 minutes from the cruise port. They have a complimentary shuttle for guests that will take you back & forth. We were on the ship by 11:00 a.m. The restaurant next door to the Best Western, "Stained Glass Pub," is really good. SHOWS/PERFORMERS: Everyone loved “Rookie” (rock & roll cover band from Canada); the ventriloquist Michael Harrison was hilarious, as was the magician. The Royal Caribbean dancers & singers were amazing, and boy they work their butts off! We especially liked the singers Kiara & Rolando. On a negative note, the comedian (Stan ?) was not suitable for family/children. He should not make jokes about sex & body parts during the first night’s sail-away orientation. The ‘comedian’ on the last night was very negative and just a bunch of rants. MEALS/FOOD: The food was good, with a nice variety of choices. They offered many interesting, fresh appetizers like chilled soups. Desserts: Oh, how I loved the baked chocolate soufflé! That little thing was to die for!! Thanksgiving dinner was plentiful and delicious, although I would have liked to have soft, white dinner rolls. The Windjammer has a huge selection. One of the days they replaced the pasta bar with tacos/nachos, which were were especially good. Captain Ante was friendly and funny. We loved it when one of his little kids would come on the intercom and make an announcement with him! I was amazed at how friendly and highly visible he was. Cruise Director & Staff: Paul Rudder [sort of rubbed us the wrong way], "Tornado Tonya," (sunny & upbeat), "Gemma" (delightful, down-to-earth, and hilarious), and “Orlando”, who tried to be funny by teasing /ribbing the passengers but it didn't seem to translate well. DR Server: Kameika, Assitant: Safii. Both of them were attentive & helpful. CLEANLINESS: This ship is clean! The crew was constantly wiping things down, cleaning the elevators, clearing away dishes in the Solarium, etc. Each time we went to a meal, there was a smiling crew member posted at the entrance, holding hand sanitizer and encouraging each passenger to use it. ACTIVITIES WE ENJOYED: Dance lessons from cruise staff (especially Gemma); “Rock-a-roki” (singing along with the LIVE band); ping pong on the pool deck; volleyball with officers vs. guests; “Dancing with the Stripes” was hilarious; and just reading, relaxing, & playing family games in the Solarium. I loved my hot stone massage, until I saw the price go down by $50 a few days later. We loved watching movies sitting in a hot tub on deck! There were also some good movie offerings in the cabin, such as “Thor” and “Lord of the Rings.” NOT SO MUCH: (1) The teen program offered a lot of fun, creative activities, but there was too little supervision by staff. The behavior of many teen passengers was incredibly immature or inappropriate. Boys were making jokes about masturbation and genitalia, spouting racist remarks, trying to find a place to get alone with girls, and using foul language. The ship’s staff didn’t deal with any of this behavior or even react at all to it, until a parent finally called and complained to their boss. One of our teenagers refused to return to any teen program activity. (2) One morning, a room service waiter brought our breakfast 20 minutes early, waking me up and arriving before I had a chance change out of my nightgown and while my daughter was still asleep. When I sleepily pointed out that he was 20 minutes early, he smiled and said, “Well, the earlier you wake up, the more time you’ll have for fun.” I just stared at him, and then he said that during the 30-minute time window when we had ordered our food to be delivered there is a staff meeting, so no one would be available to bring our food then! At dinner our waitress heard us discussing this. She reported it to the manager of Room Service, and within 2 hours, there was a box of nice chocolates in our room with an elegant note of apology, and a follow-up phone call. (3) Confusion about our promotional package. When we booked our cruise, it said that any passengers under age 18 would get a complimentary soda package. Unfortunately, it wasn’t added to our kids’ Seapass cards. After boarding, when we inquired, Guest Services checked some big notebook and then gave us the stickers, and told us that that bottled water was included. We didn’t know at the time that they were supposed to offer our kids some reusable, insulated plastic beverage cups (like a Tervis). Next day, the bartender said bottled water is NOT included. I went back to Guest Services to inquire about it, and a different clerk acted like we shouldn’t have even received any soda stickers! She got ruffled and asked why the kids don’t just use their reusable plastic tumblers. (And what, drink the water out of our bathroom sink?) I told her we didn’t get any plastic tumblers, and that I didn’t even know what she was referring to. Maud said she would get them each one, but then asked me, “Did you already get any?” (If I had, I wouldn’t be asking for them!). (4) The Shore Excursions staff needs to make a few adjustments – see notes below about St. Thomas and Martinique. Other note: “The Lady G” is beautiful, but getting along in years… I bet the newer ships have better ventilation. The cigarette smoke from the Casino could be smelled over most of the Centrum. Also on the last morning of the trip there was a stinky sewage smell on all floors (aft). EXCURSIONS: St. Thomas, USVI: It made us sad to see this beautiful island looking so beat up. Although they have clearly done a LOT of clean-up, there is still plenty of debris around, and evidence of damage. It looks worse around the port than it does further up. Our ship was only the second one to visit this island since the devastating hurricanes in September. The name of our excursion, “5-star St. Thomas,” was misleading; nothing about it was “5-star.” We drove to top of mountain, where there was a nice view, as well as a huuuge shop. The prices were very reasonable. Then 2 hours at Magen’s Bay, which was ruined. Water was cloudy, beach was dirty, concession stand still being rebuilt, and they were pumping sewage out from the bathroom in middle of the day when several cruise ship excursions were there. Then they dropped us off at a little square downtown for shopping on our own, but many places were boarded up. Got a smoothie at “Jen’s Café” for $6.50. The people of St. Thomas were friendly but there were a few sketchy characters on a few corners. Back Street is very sketchy. The Grandeur gave a personalized letter to our daughter inviting her to visit the Effy jewelry store in St. Thomas, so we wasted an hour looking for it, only to find out that it’s been closed since the hurricane two months ago. Funny moment: I heard a fellow passenger read the words “St. Thomas, VI” out loud as “Saint Thomas, Virginia.” Antigua: Snorkel with the “Wadadli” company. We met the catamaran just a few feet from the ship! Guides were funny & friendly, lots of instruction, very good for beginners. Clearly sanitized snorkel equipment, and the crew helped people with getting the right swim fins. The swim was at a coral reef about a mile or so out in the open ocean, but we were carefully guided and with boats skimming around, it was very safe. The guide had some fish food which attracted some fun fish. Poor visibility that day. Tasty sandwiches & STRONG rum punch on the way back. By the time we returned to the dock, it was time to get back on the ship, so no time to explore Antigua. St. Lucia: Pitons Cruise & Snorkel. Outstanding! That same morning, the Shore Excursions staff had left a tiny, folded note outside our cabin, notifying us that the excursion would meet 45 minutes later. But since we didn’t see the little note, we waited anxiously on the pier, wondering where everyone was and if they had left us. A big German cruise ship had docked outside the harbor and was tendering passengers, so a lot of excursions left late. It seemed like the various excursions’ boats – and the tenders from the other huge ship -- were having to fight to get a spot at the pier. After we got a short ways out of the harbor, the engine quit. Finally got underway about a half hour later, no explanation given. No music or atmosphere during that time. No drinks were offered until after the boat got started. However, after we reached the Pitons, it was worth it all! GORGEOUS view of two old (extinct) volcanic peaks, and a beautiful little bay / cove between them. No instruction for first-time snorkelers. The masks were in a bin that looked like an old freezer chest. There was some faint whiff of sanitizer but it just looked like water. The ocean water was incredibly clear and very calm; tremendous variety of fish & plant life. On the cruise back, we motored into Marigot Bay, which looked charming. The trip back to the pier was fun – we sat on the top deck, sipped Cokes, and felt the breeze as we enjoyed a fantastic view of the Pitons in the sunset. St. Lucia is a beautiful island!! Advice for this excursion: Bring snacks! None are offered and the trip is around 4 hours total. By the time we got back at 5:30 p.m., it was time to get on the ship. Martinique: Total bummer in every way! We had booked a kayaking excursion, but it was canceled due to low participation. The ship offered us 10% off any other excursion, but there weren’t any that interested us. So we slept in and spent a relaxing morning, preparing for a long afternoon of shopping and getting our daughter’s hair braided. However, the ship docked in Martinique on a Saturday, and did not tell us that the shops usually CLOSE around noon every Saturday. By the time we got off the ship, the fort, most stores, and many restaurants were closed! Also, we had a very hard time finding anyone that will braid hair unless they work in an actual hair salon, at French prices.$$$ We finally found someone among the stalls near the ship, who wanted to charge us TWICE what people charged on other islands. We negotiated and she braided our daughter’s hair, but it didn’t look like the photo we showed her, and it took an hour. While she braided it on a shaded dock, we were gradually joined by about NINE MEN who sat around, sang songs, smoked cigarettes, clearly wanted tips, and made us uncomfortable. Street vendors spoke NO English and were rude; prices were higher than other islands and vendors refused to negotiate. So we just used the rest of our time to call home. It was very hot; about 88 degrees. We will never go back to Martinique. St. Kitts: Dolphin Push- Pull Adventure. This was wonderful!! Very well done. Plenty of orientation & instruction before the participants even got in the water. Dolphins were amazing, friendly, & fun. The only drawback was how many of the other participants could not seem to listen to the guides, and did not follow the clear instructions that were repeated many times (like keep your legs straight, or turn toward the camera). The fun things that the kids got to do with the dolphins took twice as long because the guides had to tell grown adults what to do over & over. Also you cannot bring your own camera; and the prices they charge for prints are outrageous ($30 for an 8x10). MONEY-SAVING TIP: You can buy a cheaper ticket to just “observe” from the deck. You’ll still be close and able to see everything, but you will not be allowed to hold or use a camera or cell phone. DEBARKATION: It took a VERY long time to get off the Grandeur; someone said that U.S. Immigration had stopped the line? It took such a long time, they had to stop the line, clear everyone off the moveable gangway, and reposition it because the tide had moved. A passenger was overheard saying that the ship had actually struck the gangway when it docked. CABIN REVIEW: 3577, see below. GLAD WE BROUGHT: Portable power bank chargers for phones. Waterproof case for phones & cash. Extra hangers. A dim nightlight; a sweater or jacket (sometimes it’s cold in the dining room). Some small munchies & candy bars; ZIP-log baggies; books to read, board games we enjoy. Little treats / gifts to leave for the cabin steward each morning. Extra pair of contact lenses (one tore). Post-It notes and pens, for leaving each other notes / reminders on the mirror. A highlighter pen for the Cruise Compass. Four lanyards in all different colors, so it was easy to tell at a glance whose Seapass card was whose. A large, canvas tote, helpful for hauling towels & gear on excursions, and then good for departure and throwing last-minute items into. Luggage locks. Shoe rack. $1 & $5 bills for tips (room service, hotel shuttle, etc.). Extra batteries for the camera. Sunscreen. First-aid kit, including anti-bacterial ointment. Bonine (24-hour dose), Zicam (helps fight off colds), and digestive aids for traveler’s dilemmas. VISA card (not everyone accepts AmEx). Two bathing suits each. WISH WE’D BROUGHT: Strong magnetic hooks, for hanging up wet bathing suits, Seapass cards, etc. Every wall & door is metal, so those hooks are very handy! Magnetic dry-erase white board to hang on the wall for messages. More Zicam. BROUGHT BUT DIDN’T NEED: Big sun hats. Extension cord. Command hooks. Clips for securing towels to chairs. Also you do NOT need to bring beach towels; the ship will loan them to you for shore excursions. LASTING IMPRESSION: Can’t wait to cruise again!! When the dining room staff & chefs came out to sing farewell, I actually cried!

Tons of fun, all well done! Friendly passengers & crew!

Grandeur of the Seas Cruise Review by LewisFamAdventurers

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This was my husband's and my 3rd cruise. We traveled with two teenagers who were on their first cruise. We chose this cruise because we live just one hour from Baltimore, and because we liked the ports of call.

Cruise Review: Grandeur of the Seas 12-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise, Nov. 18-30, 2017

Leaving from Baltimore; 4 days at sea, 5 days of port calls, 3 days at sea.

Highlights first…then a narrative of each excursion for those who like lots of detail.

OVERALL: This cruise was a truly wonderful time that we didn’t want to end! Passengers on the Grandeur are like a big, friendly family, and the crew is very friendly and helpful. Tons of things to do every day & night!

EMBARKATION: Easy & very fast! We stayed at a hotel, the Best Western, that allows free parking if you’re on a cruise. It is about 20 minutes from the cruise port. They have a complimentary shuttle for guests that will take you back & forth. We were on the ship by 11:00 a.m. The restaurant next door to the Best Western, "Stained Glass Pub," is really good.

SHOWS/PERFORMERS: Everyone loved “Rookie” (rock & roll cover band from Canada); the ventriloquist Michael Harrison was hilarious, as was the magician. The Royal Caribbean dancers & singers were amazing, and boy they work their butts off! We especially liked the singers Kiara & Rolando. On a negative note, the comedian (Stan ?) was not suitable for family/children. He should not make jokes about sex & body parts during the first night’s sail-away orientation. The ‘comedian’ on the last night was very negative and just a bunch of rants.

MEALS/FOOD: The food was good, with a nice variety of choices. They offered many interesting, fresh appetizers like chilled soups. Desserts: Oh, how I loved the baked chocolate soufflé! That little thing was to die for!! Thanksgiving dinner was plentiful and delicious, although I would have liked to have soft, white dinner rolls. The Windjammer has a huge selection. One of the days they replaced the pasta bar with tacos/nachos, which were were especially good.

Captain Ante was friendly and funny. We loved it when one of his little kids would come on the intercom and make an announcement with him! I was amazed at how friendly and highly visible he was.

Cruise Director & Staff: Paul Rudder [sort of rubbed us the wrong way], "Tornado Tonya," (sunny & upbeat), "Gemma" (delightful, down-to-earth, and hilarious), and “Orlando”, who tried to be funny by teasing /ribbing the passengers but it didn't seem to translate well.

DR Server: Kameika, Assitant: Safii. Both of them were attentive & helpful.

CLEANLINESS: This ship is clean! The crew was constantly wiping things down, cleaning the elevators, clearing away dishes in the Solarium, etc. Each time we went to a meal, there was a smiling crew member posted at the entrance, holding hand sanitizer and encouraging each passenger to use it.

ACTIVITIES WE ENJOYED: Dance lessons from cruise staff (especially Gemma); “Rock-a-roki” (singing along with the LIVE band); ping pong on the pool deck; volleyball with officers vs. guests; “Dancing with the Stripes” was hilarious; and just reading, relaxing, & playing family games in the Solarium. I loved my hot stone massage, until I saw the price go down by $50 a few days later. We loved watching movies sitting in a hot tub on deck! There were also some good movie offerings in the cabin, such as “Thor” and “Lord of the Rings.”

NOT SO MUCH: (1) The teen program offered a lot of fun, creative activities, but there was too little supervision by staff. The behavior of many teen passengers was incredibly immature or inappropriate. Boys were making jokes about masturbation and genitalia, spouting racist remarks, trying to find a place to get alone with girls, and using foul language. The ship’s staff didn’t deal with any of this behavior or even react at all to it, until a parent finally called and complained to their boss. One of our teenagers refused to return to any teen program activity.

(2) One morning, a room service waiter brought our breakfast 20 minutes early, waking me up and arriving before I had a chance change out of my nightgown and while my daughter was still asleep. When I sleepily pointed out that he was 20 minutes early, he smiled and said, “Well, the earlier you wake up, the more time you’ll have for fun.” I just stared at him, and then he said that during the 30-minute time window when we had ordered our food to be delivered there is a staff meeting, so no one would be available to bring our food then! At dinner our waitress heard us discussing this. She reported it to the manager of Room Service, and within 2 hours, there was a box of nice chocolates in our room with an elegant note of apology, and a follow-up phone call.

(3) Confusion about our promotional package. When we booked our cruise, it said that any passengers under age 18 would get a complimentary soda package. Unfortunately, it wasn’t added to our kids’ Seapass cards. After boarding, when we inquired, Guest Services checked some big notebook and then gave us the stickers, and told us that that bottled water was included. We didn’t know at the time that they were supposed to offer our kids some reusable, insulated plastic beverage cups (like a Tervis). Next day, the bartender said bottled water is NOT included. I went back to Guest Services to inquire about it, and a different clerk acted like we shouldn’t have even received any soda stickers! She got ruffled and asked why the kids don’t just use their reusable plastic tumblers. (And what, drink the water out of our bathroom sink?) I told her we didn’t get any plastic tumblers, and that I didn’t even know what she was referring to. Maud said she would get them each one, but then asked me, “Did you already get any?” (If I had, I wouldn’t be asking for them!).

(4) The Shore Excursions staff needs to make a few adjustments – see notes below about St. Thomas and Martinique.

Other note: “The Lady G” is beautiful, but getting along in years… I bet the newer ships have better ventilation. The cigarette smoke from the Casino could be smelled over most of the Centrum. Also on the last morning of the trip there was a stinky sewage smell on all floors (aft).

EXCURSIONS: St. Thomas, USVI: It made us sad to see this beautiful island looking so beat up. Although they have clearly done a LOT of clean-up, there is still plenty of debris around, and evidence of damage. It looks worse around the port than it does further up. Our ship was only the second one to visit this island since the devastating hurricanes in September. The name of our excursion, “5-star St. Thomas,” was misleading; nothing about it was “5-star.” We drove to top of mountain, where there was a nice view, as well as a huuuge shop. The prices were very reasonable. Then 2 hours at Magen’s Bay, which was ruined. Water was cloudy, beach was dirty, concession stand still being rebuilt, and they were pumping sewage out from the bathroom in middle of the day when several cruise ship excursions were there. Then they dropped us off at a little square downtown for shopping on our own, but many places were boarded up. Got a smoothie at “Jen’s Café” for $6.50. The people of St. Thomas were friendly but there were a few sketchy characters on a few corners. Back Street is very sketchy. The Grandeur gave a personalized letter to our daughter inviting her to visit the Effy jewelry store in St. Thomas, so we wasted an hour looking for it, only to find out that it’s been closed since the hurricane two months ago.

Funny moment: I heard a fellow passenger read the words “St. Thomas, VI” out loud as “Saint Thomas, Virginia.”

Antigua: Snorkel with the “Wadadli” company. We met the catamaran just a few feet from the ship! Guides were funny & friendly, lots of instruction, very good for beginners. Clearly sanitized snorkel equipment, and the crew helped people with getting the right swim fins. The swim was at a coral reef about a mile or so out in the open ocean, but we were carefully guided and with boats skimming around, it was very safe. The guide had some fish food which attracted some fun fish. Poor visibility that day. Tasty sandwiches & STRONG rum punch on the way back. By the time we returned to the dock, it was time to get back on the ship, so no time to explore Antigua.

St. Lucia: Pitons Cruise & Snorkel. Outstanding! That same morning, the Shore Excursions staff had left a tiny, folded note outside our cabin, notifying us that the excursion would meet 45 minutes later. But since we didn’t see the little note, we waited anxiously on the pier, wondering where everyone was and if they had left us. A big German cruise ship had docked outside the harbor and was tendering passengers, so a lot of excursions left late. It seemed like the various excursions’ boats – and the tenders from the other huge ship -- were having to fight to get a spot at the pier. After we got a short ways out of the harbor, the engine quit. Finally got underway about a half hour later, no explanation given. No music or atmosphere during that time. No drinks were offered until after the boat got started. However, after we reached the Pitons, it was worth it all! GORGEOUS view of two old (extinct) volcanic peaks, and a beautiful little bay / cove between them. No instruction for first-time snorkelers. The masks were in a bin that looked like an old freezer chest. There was some faint whiff of sanitizer but it just looked like water. The ocean water was incredibly clear and very calm; tremendous variety of fish & plant life. On the cruise back, we motored into Marigot Bay, which looked charming. The trip back to the pier was fun – we sat on the top deck, sipped Cokes, and felt the breeze as we enjoyed a fantastic view of the Pitons in the sunset. St. Lucia is a beautiful island!! Advice for this excursion: Bring snacks! None are offered and the trip is around 4 hours total. By the time we got back at 5:30 p.m., it was time to get on the ship.

Martinique: Total bummer in every way! We had booked a kayaking excursion, but it was canceled due to low participation. The ship offered us 10% off any other excursion, but there weren’t any that interested us. So we slept in and spent a relaxing morning, preparing for a long afternoon of shopping and getting our daughter’s hair braided. However, the ship docked in Martinique on a Saturday, and did not tell us that the shops usually CLOSE around noon every Saturday. By the time we got off the ship, the fort, most stores, and many restaurants were closed! Also, we had a very hard time finding anyone that will braid hair unless they work in an actual hair salon, at French prices.$$$ We finally found someone among the stalls near the ship, who wanted to charge us TWICE what people charged on other islands. We negotiated and she braided our daughter’s hair, but it didn’t look like the photo we showed her, and it took an hour. While she braided it on a shaded dock, we were gradually joined by about NINE MEN who sat around, sang songs, smoked cigarettes, clearly wanted tips, and made us uncomfortable. Street vendors spoke NO English and were rude; prices were higher than other islands and vendors refused to negotiate. So we just used the rest of our time to call home. It was very hot; about 88 degrees. We will never go back to Martinique.

St. Kitts: Dolphin Push- Pull Adventure. This was wonderful!! Very well done. Plenty of orientation & instruction before the participants even got in the water. Dolphins were amazing, friendly, & fun. The only drawback was how many of the other participants could not seem to listen to the guides, and did not follow the clear instructions that were repeated many times (like keep your legs straight, or turn toward the camera). The fun things that the kids got to do with the dolphins took twice as long because the guides had to tell grown adults what to do over & over. Also you cannot bring your own camera; and the prices they charge for prints are outrageous ($30 for an 8x10). MONEY-SAVING TIP: You can buy a cheaper ticket to just “observe” from the deck. You’ll still be close and able to see everything, but you will not be allowed to hold or use a camera or cell phone.

DEBARKATION: It took a VERY long time to get off the Grandeur; someone said that U.S. Immigration had stopped the line? It took such a long time, they had to stop the line, clear everyone off the moveable gangway, and reposition it because the tide had moved. A passenger was overheard saying that the ship had actually struck the gangway when it docked.

CABIN REVIEW: 3577, see below.

GLAD WE BROUGHT: Portable power bank chargers for phones. Waterproof case for phones & cash. Extra hangers. A dim nightlight; a sweater or jacket (sometimes it’s cold in the dining room). Some small munchies & candy bars; ZIP-log baggies; books to read, board games we enjoy. Little treats / gifts to leave for the cabin steward each morning. Extra pair of contact lenses (one tore). Post-It notes and pens, for leaving each other notes / reminders on the mirror. A highlighter pen for the Cruise Compass. Four lanyards in all different colors, so it was easy to tell at a glance whose Seapass card was whose. A large, canvas tote, helpful for hauling towels & gear on excursions, and then good for departure and throwing last-minute items into. Luggage locks. Shoe rack. $1 & $5 bills for tips (room service, hotel shuttle, etc.). Extra batteries for the camera. Sunscreen. First-aid kit, including anti-bacterial ointment. Bonine (24-hour dose), Zicam (helps fight off colds), and digestive aids for traveler’s dilemmas. VISA card (not everyone accepts AmEx). Two bathing suits each.

WISH WE’D BROUGHT: Strong magnetic hooks, for hanging up wet bathing suits, Seapass cards, etc. Every wall & door is metal, so those hooks are very handy! Magnetic dry-erase white board to hang on the wall for messages. More Zicam.

BROUGHT BUT DIDN’T NEED: Big sun hats. Extension cord. Command hooks. Clips for securing towels to chairs. Also you do NOT need to bring beach towels; the ship will loan them to you for shore excursions.

LASTING IMPRESSION: Can’t wait to cruise again!! When the dining room staff & chefs came out to sing farewell, I actually cried!
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Cabin 3577
Inside stateroom, not sure if we were "M," "N", or "Q". Pullman beds fold/flip down out of the ceiling, and they were very comfortable and sturdy! We had the steward close them up during the daytime. All the beds had good mattresses. Before the trip we requested that the twin beds be put together and an extra pad placed under the fitted sheet. We slept well! There was a variety of pillows; some comfy, some not. Thermostat is very responsive, but makes a little noise up in the ceiling which you don’t notice most of the time. We had enough room for two adults and two teens to store lots of stuff. A couple drawers were loose / breaking. There are THREE electrical outlets: two on the desk and one in the bathroom, up high in the little shelves / cubbyholes. You have to look for it. We kept a tiny nightlight plugged in to one outlet on the desk. Didn’t need to charge phones much because we didn’t buy the internet package, so our phones remained mostly in the safe. The cabin was surprisingly very quiet; we never heard noise from neighbors on any side, but there was just a bit of noise from the Centrum on a few nights. On the last night there was a LOT of noise (luggage overhead?). Sounded like dropping furniture or heavy items. We could fit 4 suitcases under the bed, but we brought 2 suitcases and the rest were large duffle bags.
To help with storage, we brought an over-the-door shoe rack, which hung with hooks on the outside of the bathroom door. It was useful for keeping things like sunscreen, phone chargers, ZIP-log bags, hairbrushes, etc.
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