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The Standard Inside Staterooms have lower beds which are convertible to one queen-size bed. Private bath with shower. A minimum category with maximum comforts.

Large Interior Stateroom (K)
Decks: Deck 5 | Deck 9 | Deck 10
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Large Interior Stateroom Cabin Reviews
Cabin 549
May 2017
Bermuda Short! By: 2freespirits
We booked an inside cabin on the Main Deck (5). Cabin 549 is situated very near the forward elevators and two decks below the Showroom at Sea, but we never experienced any disturbance from rehearsals nor from other passengers. However, we did experience a great deal of early morning noise as the crew prepared for their work days. As frequent sailors we realise that a ship runs 24 hours a day, and her crew have duties to perform, but the 6:00 a.m. series of thumps, bangs and crashes was an unwelcome intrusion most mornings. TIP: deck 5 is located quite low in the hull, so if you are prone to sea-sickness, it might be a good location (noises notwithstanding)! We could certainly feel the rolling and pitching as we headed south through a Force 8 gale, but the effects were much more noticeable on the upper decks. Some passengers were really ill on this trip, although free anti-nausea medications were available at the Front Desk. Cabin 549 is very spacious and very conveniently arranged. There is plenty of storage space for hanging clothes and plenty of extra drawer space. Cabin stewards Gede and Eko are excellent—very amenable and very helpful. Individual chocolates appear with the nightly turn-down, and our stewards created a collection of amusing towel animals for us. The bathroom is similarly large for a shipboard facility with open shelves rather than cabinets, and the shower stall did not feel cramped. TIP: the hot water in the shower is fiercely hot, and you can easily scald yourself if you are not careful. There is a sign at eye-level warning you to take care, but the temperature control in cabin 549 did not lend itself to micro-adjustments, so we recommend you adjust the water temperature carefully BEFORE you stand under the shower! On our third day in port we noticed an unpleasant odour of garbage in the corridor on 5, and on the last day it had crept into our cabin through the ventilation system. A complaint to a senior officer solved the problem within an hour.
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Cabin 066
Feb 2017
Fairly good sized. Adequate closet space for 14 day cruise. All requests were fulfilled promptly. Be aware that certain staterooms do not have mini refrigerators. My husband is diabetic and his insulin needs refrigeration. Last cruise with HAL we stored the insulin in the medical facility. but that was inconvenient due to limited hours of operation of the facility. Our remedy this time was to place his insulin next to the ice bucket and hope that would suffice. It seemed to work OK. Any physicians reading this will probably be cringing. Bathroom adequate for normal sized adults. Would be tight space for larger persons, especially the shower. Amenities consisted of the usual shower goo, a bar of soap for the sink, a small bottle of body lotion, and a plastic shower cap. The room was kept clean in all the visible areas. I looked under the bed and the couch trying to find a missing earring and saw a lot of dust, so they don't have time to move furniture/beds and clean underneath. The earring did appear on the vanity eventually, so I guess the cabin steward did find it. We had trouble with our thermostat the first day and that was fixed to our satisfaction. Also there was an annoying noise in the bathroom vent, which was temporarily fixed by removing a part from the vent and covering it with a towel and duct tape. It fixed the noise problem, but from then on, the vent didn't work and we had to shower with the door open.
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Cabin 537
Sep 2016
Our stateroom 537 was relatively large for an interior class stateroom. It featured a large king bed with nightstands on either side, a two-person love seat with a moveable coffee table, a small chair, and a large dresser area. There were six drawers in the dresser, two drawers under the king bed, and three tall cabinets. The bathroom sink was nice and big, with two glass shelves to store toiletries and a shelf underneath. The shower was a bit small. All four of us are either tall or wide and we all struggled with the size of the showers on board. The temperature in the room was relatively cold throughout the entire cruise, even though we set our thermostat to "warm." While it didn't bother me, my Mom was freezing the whole time and had to sleep with extra blankets (which are stocked in the cabinets). Our cabin only had one neighbor on the right side. The left side and rear were backed up to the crew hallways, which made for a very noisy day. They were moving vacuums and carts and bags of things up and down the stairwell for crew, which often sounded like a bowling ball being thrown down metal stairs. Sleeping during the day was a challenge because of the extra noise. They also had some kind of trash compactor or machine which clanked loudly and had a big buzzer sound when it finished. We did not hear any noise at night, just during the daytime. Overall our room was clean, comfortable, roomy, and centrally located.
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Cabin 066
Sep 2015
Great Refurbishment! By: GOODYJWG
Excvellent heat control and lots of storage.
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Cabin 548
Jul 2015
Very Bad Cruise By: ichinensei
The cabin was nice and big and next to the stairs. It is square and really large and spacious.
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Cabin 677
May 2015
Lots of closet and storage. Nice seating area. Beds really comfortable. Cabin stewards assigned to that room were excellent.
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Cabin 682
Jul 2013
Great location on the ship. Has a "crew only" veranda on the back of the ship that we were never kicked out of (FYI no chairs). The environmental officer uses it and that's about it. Quiet, near dining, and away from gangways. We did wake up early in the morning when the ship was thrusting sideways into port - it vibrates a bit.
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Cabin 676
May 2013
The room is comfortable and is very nice when you want to sleep in or take an afternoon nap because for don't the sunshine coming in the room. Our room was located toward the Alt section and was VERY quiet!!! during the rough seas on the way back from Quebec City we really appreciated having an inside stateroom on the Main deck. the movement was small compared to the higher decks. Our room steward, Donald, and the rest of his team did a wonderful job of keeping our room in tip-top shape!!!!!!! We will book large interior room on the Main deck whenever possible.
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Cabin 407
Jun 2012
We were in and inside cabin 407. The cabin was larger than those on most ships. The shower was also a little roomier than those on other ships. There was ample storage space with three closets, a dresser and two night tables with two drawers each. Very quiet at night.
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Cabin 661
Sep 2011
We stayed in an interior cabin #661. The cabin was a little on the noisy side being close to the Stewart station but it was close to the back elevators and it was on the deck that we disembark from which was convenient for getting off of the ship. We do not book a cruise to spend time in a cabin so the size is of no great importance.
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