Located midship on Deck 8, these 322-square-foot elegant suites with large sliding glass doors and 24-hour butler service will have you feeling like royalty. These suites offer all the amenities you'd expect to find in a world-class hotel -- comfortable seating, an intimate area for private in-room dining, mini-bar, ample closet space and private balcony.
The PH suite was listed as having 332 square feet, had a balcony, and was as expected. It was clean and spacious with a soft but supportive comfortable queen bed, 3-seater sofa, table and 2 chairs. The suite bathroom was ok, a combination tub/shower with a retractable clothesline, one deep sink, and Bulgari toiletries. There was an immobile glass partition blocking off half of the tub, which made it awkward to put in the bathtub stopper before filling the tub (you either had to climb into the tub, or contort your body). There were two welcome and well-positioned grab bars plus ribbing at the bottom of the tub, minimizing fall risk. It was hard to get our full-size suitcases to fit under the bed, but we managed (or could have asked the butler to help).
Closet space was more than adequate for our week’s worth, or more, of stuff, though it was not a walk-in. The balcony had two cushionless adjustable chairs and a table, but no lounger. There were two oddly shaped footstools which were too low and flimsy for us to use. The balcony rail was metal with interrupted horizontal sections, so you could see the view through them when sitting down. Sound insulation was good, so we did not hear our neighbors through the walls. Though we were far up in the bow, near the bridge, we heard no noise from there, and the ride was smooth (but so were the seas). There were two thin cashmere blankets for our use. Linens and pillows were soft and luxurious. There was a small TV perched up and sidewards to the bed and sofa with basic cable channels, but you could not see your account or restaurant menus on the TV. The suite included butler service, which did not mean much for us. He brought afternoon “canapés" at 5 PM, which came from the same offered list every day, (you could pick two per couple from the list) and consisted of tiny portions of BBQ chicken wings, or tea style mini sandwiches with dried out bread, tiny celery sticks with blue cheese dip, or assorted other forgettable items like guacamole and salsa with taco shell chips that were not crispy. There was a small non-fluorescent clock on the counter.
Amenities of the PH suite included rights to reserve 2 nights at each of the specialty restaurants, pressing of 4 garments, butler assistance with packing, unpacking, shoe shining, and booking dining reservations and excursions, rights to have hot and not just cold breakfast room service, as well as potential to have en-suite course by course dinner service. Read entire member review >>
We had booked a PH3 stateroom - we thought the basic staterooms were just too small. The cabin was nice - about 1.5 times the width of a standard balcony cabin so we had a nice outdoor area. The width of the cabin made it feel a lot more spacious than a larger cabin we had on Regent's Voyager. The bathroom though was a lot smaller even though it was about twice the size of the lower level staterooms on Regatta. We did see one of these and it really was tiny. Even though there isn't a walk-in wardrobe in the PH, there was ample storage, in fact I suspect more than the walk-in would have offered. There was a lot more room to walk around the bed and the sofa and two chairs and table were far enough apart to make eating in the cabin a practical proposition. Read entire member review >>
Well fitted out and everything worked well. Room steward Margaritya and assistant Michael kept the suite in impeccable condition.
Butler Eric was friendly, warm engaging and attended to our every needs. Redecoration has worked well. Read entire member review >>
Large room with veranda, table and chairs and sofa.
Frankly I would have been just as happy with a somewhat smaller room and butler was not needed. He brought fresh ice daily and canapés if we wanted in afternoon. And, he did make a dinner reservation for one night. But, otherwise a waste. Read entire member review >>
Our Cabin, a PH3, was 8057, an aft cabin. All the Penthouse cabins are on Deck 8, which is just below the deck with the pool, Terrace Cafe, Waves restaurant, etc. Our cabin was below the Waves restaurant, and sometimes we could hear furniture being dragged around at night when they cleaned. It was not intrusive. Cabins more to the center (PH 1 & 2) would have been under the pool area.The only drawback to 8057 is that it is right across the hall from the door where the crew emerges with trays, etc. The only time we noticed this disadvantage was the night before disembarkation, when the crew collected bags from outside the rooms and left this door open while they did so. This was noisy. We could hear lots of thumping and some shouting. If we did it again, I'd choose a cabin a little further aft to get away from that. Read entire member review >>
We had a Penthouse Suite near the Owners Suites. Our suite was large and very nice, we dined in several times and had lots of room. We had guest for drinks several time and there was lots of room. The Butler is a nice touch, the ice bucket was always full and there was fruit in the room, we could have had canapes, but that was too close to dinner time. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in a Penthouse Suite. The room was comfortable with plenty of storage for clothes. The bathroom had a tub/shower combination that was a little tight when showering. It was difficult for more than one person at a time to be in the bathroom, but overall it was functional. The linens were first class, the beds very comfortable, and I loved the high-quality down pillows. While this room was adequate in size, for the money it should have been bigger. With the beds pulled apart, they felt small. It was definitely better to leave them together. Read entire member review >>
The Penthouse Suite gave us plenty of room and the bathroom was adequate although a separate shower would have been appreciated. The balcony contained a couple of loungers and again was a reasonable size.
The only disappointment was a very disfunctional TV system which was excessively devoted to promoting Oceania and consequently, things like movies never matched the printed schedules and no information about a movie could be accessed once it had started. The DVD library was like going back in time and badly needs updating. Read entire member review >>
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