Cabin with balcony very good. (Please note that ‘Staterooms’ are reserved for royalty and heads of state), good size TV with video on demand (although not specified anywhere!)Read More
Cabin with balcony very good. (Please note that ‘Staterooms’ are reserved for royalty and heads of state), good size TV with video on demand (although not specified anywhere!)Read Less
Our cabin was always quiet..no other passenger or engine noise. It was a long way from the dining room but we got in lots of incidental exercise. The pillows were wide and very comfortable as was the mattress. I was pleased that we ... Read More
Our cabin was always quiet..no other passenger or engine noise. It was a long way from the dining room but we got in lots of incidental exercise. The pillows were wide and very comfortable as was the mattress. I was pleased that we could adjust the temperature ourselves and having a balcony was superb and would never ever have an inside cabin!Read Less
A751 - AFT cabin: Jerry, our steward, was supper nice and explained the room. The bathroom is tiny. The closet spans the entire length of the bed wall huge! Hidden shelves behind a full length mirror with a large safe. Phone, hair ... Read More
A751 - AFT cabin: Jerry, our steward, was supper nice and explained the room. The bathroom is tiny. The closet spans the entire length of the bed wall huge! Hidden shelves behind a full length mirror with a large safe. Phone, hair dryer on the desk. We had aft room A751 and A749 so he put the divider down between the room on the balcony. Deck chairs were very uncomfortable. They were either too far back or straight up and down for weird back support. We explored the ship. Very clean, and every crew member was friendly. Especially the first day they would ask if they could assist us we must have looked lost.
The luggage arrived while we were at the muster drill. Jerry also put egg cartons on our beds, re-making them for us and left two chocolates on the pillows. We unpacked in about one hour with plenty of hangars in the closet, shelves and drawers. We found there was enough shelves and counter space in the bathroom. We brought anti-slip material for the table tops and counters. We also brought two extension cords to be able to charge phones and camera batteries. One by the TV and one on the desk to run an alarm clock.
At first glance the stateroom very small. Again, first cruise, comparing it to hotel rooms. After a week it didnt seem so small and we were not in the room that much.
Loved the AFT views from our own private balcony. We didnt have to stand elbow to elbow with strangers on the deck. We could see from side to side as well as behind when looking for whales. There was never a breeze to cool you (in Alaska a good thing), we were protected from the cold air as the boat moved. We saw both sides of the channel and cruising North the moon glow (looking South) over the water at night was beautiful.
The toilet is an air pressure system. It sucks everything down the drain. We never found the stateroom or bathroom smelly. We feel they could have made the shower a little bigger and the shower curtain a couple inches wider. We did bring clips to weigh down the bottom of the shower curtain and it stayed in the stall better Water pressure was good as well as temperature setting with the lower nozzle.
The refrigerator in the cabinet with the door attached makes it hard for the unit to cool itself. There is no circulation of cooler air or holes for the heat to escape from inside the cabinet.
We brought two extension cords. One was very helpful as we used it to plug in a cell phone we used as an alarm clock. One on the desk and one behind the TV for charging batteries.
If I cruise again, I would get a min-suite. There would then be more room to sit inside. It also looks like they have nicer lounge chairs outside. I did like the AFT balcony views. When leaving a port, the bays or fjords we had a personalized view of the scene. We didnt have to stand shoulder to shoulder on the cold decks to see the view. If it is rainy you also have that protection to see the view.
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