Conveniently located near the kids' area, some of our Family Balcony Staterooms come with two lower beds that convert to a queen, one upper bed and a sofa bed, for a maximum capacity of four guests. Many are connecting staterooms, making it easier to bring the whole family. Triples feature two lower beds and a sofa bed. All of these staterooms feature curved walls, a unique bathroom treatment where every area is separate, including the shower and a modern vanity sink, plus a private balcony where the whole family can take in the beautiful views.
We had balcony room which were curvy and cramped, so we didn't spend much time there. There is a lot of storage space, but no information on where to find the "hidden spaces" which we found more and more of each day of the cruise: would have been nice to have guidance on the first day on where to stow our belongings. Read entire member review >>
We purchased a guaranteed balcony. 13285 is a starboard aft stateroom. The only real drawback was the pressurized cleaning equipment. However, you are not in the stateroom except to sleep. Otherwise, the stateroom was sufficient for three. Read entire member review >>
Very compact. Bed is very short - and blanket doesn't reach up all the way to your shoulders. Only one electrical outlet. Mattress was average, not great if you have back issues Read entire member review >>
Bed near balcony. Liked the location. Close to stairs/elevators. Easy walk up to buffet and pool deck on 15. Needs more plugs. There were only two for charging (but assume all cabins are the same). Lights could've been a bit brighter for applying makeup, but overall good. Liked the small, flexible reading lights. We slept with the balcony door open most nights. Read entire member review >>
Our balcony cabin was in a great location - deck 14 - Forward port side. Although the deck plans don't indicate it, we were in a dead end walkway which meant it was very quiet. Very close to the stairs and elevator. We had some concerns that it was close to Splash Academy and might be noisy since their programs end around 1:30am but this was not the case at all. We were underneath the main buffet which i read online on some reviews that this could be noisy but we didn't find this to be the case. Our balcony had a large overhang so we were in shade most of the time which i actually preferred. We had a great view from this deck level. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was just average. It was decorated nicely but highly inefficient. The "king bed" was actually just 2 twin mattresses pushed together which was super awkward and uncomfortable. The stones that they provided as pillows were horrendous. I called twice to exchange pillows and they were all just as bad. We both ended up using sweatshirts as pillows the whole cruise. There is no way in hell I could stay in that room with anyone besides my husband. The bathroom situation is ridiculously uncomfortable.The toilet compartment has no ventilation and is just a toilet with a fogged glass door. I felt odd and it was just my husband in the room, I couldn't imagine sharing with anyone. The balcony was actually really spacious albeit dirty and smelling like an ashtray. The worst part was how dark it is in the room if the sun isn't shining in. It seriously lacks in lighting. Read entire member review >>
Family Balcony was spacious and our kids loved the bunk bed! There was more storage compared to other cruises. I liked the set up where the sink, toilet and shower were all separate so we could all get ready at the same time. Read entire member review >>
Cabin features curved walls with beds that alternate from "next to balcony" in one cabin and "in middle of room" for the other -- this allows them to "steal" about a foot from the other cabin to fit the bed in. (Sort of, it's still short -- I'm 5'11" and my feet hung over the edge of the bed by about six inches.) That's probably okay if you have a cabin with the bed by the balcony, but ours was in the middle of the room, making it almost impossible to navigate with two people in the cabin. There is no separate bathroom, just small dividers between the toilet, shower and rest of the room. Read entire member review >>
Spotless clean, very good size for a ship cabin as I was expected a much smaller size, the balcony with 2 big size beds was a very big plus. Cabi design in all aspects including the bathroom was so creative with great space for storage . Read entire member review >>
The room seemed small to us. The bed was short and we are not tall people. The coffee maker did not work well due to a new brand of coffee. We asked for something different and the steward found us some of the older type that worked fine. The room temperature was hard to control. There was a lack of storage until we asked about this and the steward showed us some nooks and crannies that could be used and this worked out well for us. Read entire member review >>
Quite compact and a little narrow in places but fairly comfy, strange separate see through shower, toilet compartments and separate wash basin which is oddly located within the cabin, because this cabin has an ajoining door to the next cabin it seems to have less storage draws but has nice large balcony. Read entire member review >>
Robert was the name of the fella that looked after us 3 ladies, he was great, very courteous, friendly and went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed (thank you for the chocolates) Read entire member review >>
Cabin was a great layout. As you entered the room the toilet was on the left and the shower was on the right. This whole section could be sealed off with a heavy curtain too for those a bit shy in front of their room mates. Then beyond that you had a large wardrobe to your left and a wooden unit TV, mini bar etc to your right. The double bed was at the rear of the room beyond everything else so that part of the room was for sleeping etc. ONLY. Compared to RCL cabins I had previously stayed in this was much better as on RCL the bed was in the middle of the rooms. So if one person wanted a snooze the other person would constantly annoy them when drying their hair or getting a shower or changed as they had to walk past or sit on the bed. This was totally avoided on the Epic and overall we had great sleep time and felt much more relaxed compared to previous RCL cruises. Read entire member review >>
I found it comparable to other cabins on other ships. Plenty of space under the bed, the sofa, and the closet. The verandah was good enough to hold up to four chairs very comfortably. Read entire member review >>
Rooms: I really liked our room! We were on the 13th floor close to the elevators and by the end of the ship. (which is great if you use the gym because its right above you on the 14th floor,( didn’t hear a thing), and the 15th floor has the pool deck. Very convenient, and not a lot of walking. Yes it’s curvy but attractive. I went with one of my best male friends so the bathroom and shower set up wasn’t so bad for us. By the 2nd day you get used to it…lol However, if you’re not that close of friends or you like your privacy in the bathroom it might be an issue for you. Can you see through the frosted glass and be heard? Kinda. If you are a new couple and haven’t gotten passed the fact that we all have bodily functions then this set up isn’t for you lol. And yes the toilet is loud when it flushes, but it didn’t bother me, I’m on vacation who cares about that stuff!! There is a privacy curtain that blocks the separate toilet and shower area but it is right by the door, so if you’re changing or showering and your roommate is outside the room and wants to come in, you def have to lock the door or organize times…lol But like I said, you’re on vacation! Read entire member review >>
We could adjust to the small clearances in our balcony stateroom, but there were no dresser-like drawers where we could place our clothes and other items… only open shelves or cabinets with bins. Overall, our cabin was inadequately illuminated, particularly with regard to the light above the sink which was way too dim to put on make-up or shave with confidence. The sink itself was quart sized. I can only assume that it is intentionally small by design to discourage passengers from doing some of their own laundry... thereby encouraging them to pay for laundry services. The safe was too small to accommodate a 10 inch tablet much less an SLR camera. The only two power outlets were on the opposite side of our cabin from the bed. We have learned to travel with extension cords, but with this cabin's set-up we had power cords laying across the floor as a tripping hazard when we wanted to power our laptops and use them while sitting on the bed... which I would also assume is yet another personally preferred personal activity which the designers of this ship wanted to discourage since that would leave us isolated in our cabin and not participating in activities and spending money. Read entire member review >>
It was a connecting room but we didn't know the party next to us. So we lost some closed closet space because of it. There were shelves but then everything was just there. I would choose a non connecting room if you are not with another party next to you. Read entire member review >>
cabin 13039. Excellent location. Lose to elevators and walkways. Just down the haul from the bridge viewing room, which is a very interesting place to spend a few minutes. Convenient access to everything. Read entire member review >>
quiet couldnt hear any noise on 13th floor. lots of storage. a little narrow but not a problem for us. beds were so comfortable. toilet area was large. great balcony. shower head was terrific with great pressure. nice linens. i like the medicine cabinet. Read entire member review >>
When you enter the cabin, you are in the bathroom. To the left is the water closet, to the right is a shower and sink. No privacy at all for the shower. It is smoked glass, but nothing is hidden. A curtain partially covers water closet. No pleasant to see companion on the pot through smoked glass. Cabin is so narrow, one must get out of the way to allow companion to walk through. Read entire member review >>
Smallest balcony room ever. Cramped for two adults and one child. Insufficient storage space for clothing. Brochure misrepresented amount of space in the room - not drawn to scale. Read entire member review >>
Connecting balcony room - you lose a bit of storage for the connecting room, but you still have plenty. The bed is closest to the balcony which left more space by the sink that the other setup. Read entire member review >>
Deck 9 deluxe family balcony, with direct view of the hallway to stairs and elevators.
The good: liked the bed next to the balcony, room was surprisingly quiet in regards to its location. Great location for the pool.
Disliked: With the silly bathroom configuration, and us being in direct view of the hallway, if anyone opened the door they saw EVERYTHING, even with the curtain pulled! Read entire member review >>
Good cabin did not like separate shower, toilet, sink. Large sofa/bed taking up lots of room. Very small wardrobe with no hangers very narrow drawers which were O.K if you were practised in origami clothes folding. Lovely balcony but minute table not sure what use this was. Could have ordered room service but no table to eat off and no chairs. T.V with not much on but could pay for films. (surprise, surprise) Lovely large bed. Read entire member review >>
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