This cabin is amazing (penthouse suite 9000 with forward large balcony)! It has more storage than necessary with many drawers, cabinets, shelves and a huge closet with doors on two sides. The main room has a nice couch and stuffed chair, a ... Read More
This cabin is amazing (penthouse suite 9000 with forward large balcony)! It has more storage than necessary with many drawers, cabinets, shelves and a huge closet with doors on two sides. The main room has a nice couch and stuffed chair, a dining table with plenty of room for two to dine (there are 4 chairs), a desk under the wide-screen tv, and the bed with 2 side tables. At the end of the bathroom hallway is a "make-up" desk with great side lighting, power outlets, hair dryer, wall mirror and a close-up mirror.
The bathroom has a separate toilet area next to the sink and bath area. The storage above the sink is adequate, considering that most items can go next to the "make-up" desk. The full bathtub was a great treat on a cruise. Even if you don't care to sit in a bathtub, having room to shower was great. The shower head was a movable, hand held type with a very comfortable spray. Ventilation was quick from the bathroom.
The large balcony made private sunning and sitting a great experience. On the first day, it was a shock to open our balcony door and be stopped by a bulk-head door that requires some muscle to open, but was easily latched open for the entirety of the trip. With two lounge chairs and two sitting chairs, each complete with thick, soft cushions, the choice of tanning positions was endless. The little table came in handy as well. The floor of the balcony was a squishy, soft substance that became quite hot in the sun, but was comfortable to walk or lay on. The 180 degree (plus!) view was amazing. When at sea, the wind could get quite brisk, but depending on the weather, it was still quite comfortable sitting outside.
The other amenities when selecting this room are the fresh flowers, complimentary sparkling wine and fruit bowl, fancy coffee maker, ability to borrow DVDs to play in the included DVD player and the personalized special service provided by the butler and concierge. The ability to discuss any plans with our concierge made everything easier- from meal reservations to shore excursions to disembarkation. Also, our butler provided full meals, deserts and drinks from the restaurants and bars whenever we wished.
The one issue I had was the placement of the suite directly over the main theater. During shows and rehearsals, it was quite loud in the suite. It woke me from a sleep the first night and could be heard through headphones or earplugs. Once our schedule shifted to eat during the first show and go to the late show, it became lest noticeable except for having to listen to the rehearsals and some of the game shows. Read Less