These staterooms are perfect if you want to bring the whole family. With room for up to four guests, there are two lower beds that convert into a queen-size bed and a convertible sofa sleeps two more. Also includes a sitting area and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private balcony.
We had originally booked an IX (inside guarantee). We played their upgrade bidding game for a balcony when offered and got it! Best money I ever spent! Even though my bid was in the "poor" range, we still got our upgrade!
Our cabin was great- our room was "sandwiched" between two other rooms- just like we wish. I dislike being over or under public spaces- as it can get loud. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin with balcony view. Room was big enough to have another family of 4 visit us nearly every day comfortably. Small desk area that makes it hard to do much, but overall it was very comfortable for us. Read entire member review >>
We originally booked an inside cabin, but got a chance to bid on an upgrade. We put in a moderate bid for a balcony and were happily surprised that it was accepted. With 2 kids also in the cabin I am so glad we got the balcony!! The extra space was so needed! Read entire member review >>
Cabin was roomy for a cruise cabin and the balcony provided great views. As mentioned above the cabin is well suited for a family with small children. The fourth bed was a little small for teenagers. Read entire member review >>
We were on deck ten, can't remember which cabin, but it was perfect. Only a few steps from the elevator. Our steward was excellent and we tipped him every day for the service. Read entire member review >>
Cabin 9634 was of decent size, but when set up for sleeping you could NOT access the balcony without some tricky maneuvering. Many bumps on heads... The pullman is directly in front of the sliding doors. Not the greatest in design... FLAWED! Our steward made up the room by 6 pm, essentially rendering our balcony useless when the skies were light until 11pm. The beds were HORRIBLY uncomfortable. The sofa sleeper, although wider, was like a rock slab. My daughter complained of it nightly... and it would fall apart! The foot piece is brought in from storage to extend the bed out, held on only by a weak velcro strip. The pullman was pretty uncomfortable too, but my 13 year old didn't seem to mind. Another fatal flaw in the layout, when the cabin is set up for 4 single sleepers, as we were... (Single mom and 3 teen children) the ladder to the pullman does not securely attach to the pullman... lots of near falls. We alleviated that by setting one bed on a slight diagonal, but it wasn't perfect. BE WARNED! The bathroom was of decent size for a cruise ship, although of all the ships I have been on Holland America has the biggest. Storage? TERRIBLE for a family of four... there was one closet, 4 useable cubbies and 3 drawers. I wound up moving the teapot and ice bucket tray to accommodate more storage. There was too much extra furniture (chair, and 3 tables...). Hindsight, I should have asked for their removal completely to give us more room, but we needed the space to set binoculars and miscellaneous items on. The main beds... not terrible, but mediocre. The bedding consists of a mattress, 2 layers of nasty looking foam (looked like carpet padding) and a mattress cover. The sheets were silky soft and much enjoyed after a long day of walking in port. Read entire member review >>
The cabin worked just fine for us except they do not have a coffee maker in the room. That is a definite negative for us. We do like the larger flat screens they used to replace the old tv's. Read entire member review >>
Very small balcony room! TV was antiquated, a small 11 inch tube type on the shelf. Flat screen TVs are so inexpensive now, and the Jewel still has this awful tv in service. Edges of carpet around room was not vacuumed, center of floor was clean but no effort taken for cleaning edges! Read entire member review >>
118 - cute little cozy room which is what you would expect on a cruise - we had a crib and then my older daughter's bed came OUT OF THE CEILING at night - our cabin attendant would pull it down and make it up for us - she loved this and it was a real space saver!! Read entire member review >>
Balcony cabin is smaller than on the other cruises we have been on. The pull out couch for 3rd person is horrible. It's way too hard. My son ended up sleeping between my husband and I because he absolutely could not get comfortable. A featherbed or egg crate on top might have helped. Pull down berth is nice, but our steward didn't leave ladders. That made it interesting until we hunted one down. Read entire member review >>
Since there were 3 adult women the room was a little cramped. For 2 it would have been fine, space wise. It wasn't taken care of very well, dusty, dirty glasses, not always filling ice bucket, expired items in the refrigerator. The shower was nice. Read entire member review >>
Good size cabin with balcony. 3 rooms away from elevator and didn't hear a peep. Coming home, the water was rough and the hangers in the closet were knocking into each other. My husband tied the belt from the robes in the closet to the hangers to stop the noise. No one told us that if you have a room next to your friends, the balcony opens so you can all sit together without going into the hallway. Leaving the gangway we saw the doors open. I like to watch TV at night to fall a sleep and I must have seen the same shows a dozen times. The news was current but the TV shows were all recorded. I lost count of how many times I watched Malcolm in the middle. Read entire member review >>
Directly opposite aft elevator bank. Very quiet room overall though given the location. Has a door to the cabin next door going aft (9146). This room has a third berth which comes out of the ceiling by the balcony. Room is in great shape with no visible signs of wear. Read entire member review >>
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