Queen size tranquility bed that converts to two twins with 1000-thread-countÂ linens, private teak veranda, oversized marble and granite bath with full size tub and shower, vanity desk, spacious plush seating area with breakfast table, mini-bar with unlimited soft drinks and bottled water, shower with Grohe handheld shower head, safe, LCD flat-screen TV, hair dryer, phone, 110/220 volt outlets.
Cabin was fine.The cruise ship company, however, forced upon each passenger the amount of money that each passenger "voluntarily" tipped the staff. This is outrageous. Some staff deserved a big tip, and some deserved no tip at all. Being forced to tip a high amount to all is unacceptable. Read entire member review >>
Enough drawer and closet space for clothes for two weeks. Large bathroom with separate tub/shower and stall shower. Bathroom has good storage for all your items. Today's large suitcases will not easily slide under the bed, so either give them to the cabin steward to store, put them by the patio door, or lift the bed frame up and store them under your bed. There were plenty of electrical outlets to charge your devices and most were US 110-volt. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was nicely appointed , bath area was better than average size, beds were comfortable and storage area was slightly better than average. Cabin steward was attentive and very polite. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was of regular size for the category. The bathroom was more spacious with separate bath and presented floor to ceiling ceramic/granit.
Our fridge was always filled with softdrinks and water, as many as we cared to drink.
We had access to the concierge lounge which offered softdrinks, sandwiches and biscuits, newspapers. Read entire member review >>
We stayed in Concierge Level Balcony Stateroom 9006 (deck 9, left/portside, about 4 cabins from the front of the ship)). I actually picked this room because I found a review online referring to this exact cabin (search Riviera 9006 and you will probably find it). From experience, I also worked out that portside staterooms on average seem to get better views whilst in the various ports (not the case on many larger ships that typically berth the other way around).
The Balcony Staterooms are not huge but are big enough for a week’s cruise in comfort. Seeing inside some penthouse cabin doors, we really didn’t think they looked worth the extra cost. Our stateroom had a nice size balcony with 2 chairs and a table. The marble bathroom features a softlit mirror, Bulgari miniature toiletries, fluffy white robes, a full bathtub/shower plus a separate shower cubicle (which was a little on the small side).
Storage throughout the cabin is great with some intelligent design for storage in nooks and crannies. The wardrobe/closet is of reasonable size and has about 15 wooden hangers. Two suitcases will fit under the large bed with ease. The bed was very comfortable and the bedding is top notch cotton. Fluffy white gowns and slippers are also provided as are cashmere blankets to use on the balcony on cooler nights. There is also a fairly large flatscreen TV on the wall with ship and excursion information, CNN, Sky News, Sky Sports News etc plus 3 or 4 ship channels with recent Hollywood blockbuster movies on rotation. The TVs have HDMI ports but NO USEABLE USB PORTS, should anyone wish to plug in their own players/devices.
N.B. Whilst there are several plugs around the cabin, there is ONLY ONE European (two round pin) socket located above the dresser. All other cabin plugs are USA 2 flat pin types. We were constantly fighting over the one European socket, so I strongly recommend bringing one or two USA adapters for additional devices.
Our cabin steward (DUJON from Jamaica) was helpful and efficient. We didn’t get any towel art sculptures like on other ships, but he kept the cabin immaculate and provided all our requests without delay. Read entire member review >>
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