Same size as level 6 where we "lived"during the Brtish Isles trip. Carpets well worn and look dirty. Tiny bathrooms. But not spending the extra thousands for a balcony was the right move since there wasn't much to see on the ... Read More
Same size as level 6 where we "lived"during the Brtish Isles trip. Carpets well worn and look dirty. Tiny bathrooms. But not spending the extra thousands for a balcony was the right move since there wasn't much to see on the shoreline and it was cold. We spend a lot of time at the front of the boat in Horizons which was just fine except when Oceania used part of the room to entertain corporate clients from Asia thereby limiting the amount of space for guests to sit. So if you don't need a lot of fru fru like a butler and a bar, skip upgrading. The furniture even in the stateroom to which we were invited had old, scratched ugly furniture. It did have a bigger footprint but that's about it except for the obsequious butler for whom I felt badly. He happened to be from India so maybe he was used to the caste system. He really really really tried. The mattress is divided by half under the sheets and you can feel that. As well the duvet was overwhelming and we had to ask for a lighter blanket which was readily provided.
The bathroom is tiny and you can multitask in it. A guests on the 8th level said she couldn't get hot water in the shower. On 4 we had plenty. The ice bucket always filled and the fridge had water and pop on the house.Room service was prompt and very courteous. As expected the food came not very hot but that was understandable. It is a 24 hour service.
The furniture is old, ugly, and needs to be replaced. The furniture having been sat upon by the masses is soft and uncomfortable. Reupholstering is in order in the room and all over the boat.
If you are a reasonable packer there was enough room for clothing and not having a balcony actually gave more storage room which was a boon that we hadn't anticipated (shoes, binocs, maps, extra carry-ons, cameras, etc. all went on this extra shelving) and we didn't need glass doors or a balcony on this trip. (in the British Isles it's worth the $$$. Gorgeous skies, gorgeous rough waters, gorgeous clouds, etc) Read Less