We loved the cabin's large window and glass door, its ready access to the Lower Promenade deck, and the reserved deck chairs. Although the weather was cool, my wife found a bin of heavy wool blankets to wrap herself in, and we both ... Read More
We loved the cabin's large window and glass door, its ready access to the Lower Promenade deck, and the reserved deck chairs. Although the weather was cool, my wife found a bin of heavy wool blankets to wrap herself in, and we both spent many hours over four days enjoying the views.
The large shower in the bathroom was a surprise: there was a small step-over, but the shower floor was the same tile as the rest of the bathroom, so there was no difficulty in access.
The bed was comfortable, no complaints. The lights took a bit of getting used to, since there were essentially two settings, one over the window and closet/bathroom hallway, and the other over the loveseat and beds. Each side of the bed had reading lamps that were largely useless, since they didn't produce enough light to read by.
The cabin was quiet: we didn't hear anything from the deck, the hallway, above us, or from either side. Overall, it looked new (and was apparently re-done in late 2014 when the ship was in drydock). It wasn't big, but we thought it was cozy and worked well for us, save that the love seat was quite snug (we're tall). On the positive side, the loveseat was next to the window, so when there was too much wind or rain, we took turns sitting there watching the water.
We brought DVDs, understanding that the cabins had appropriate players. Our cabin didn't have a player, so I called the front desk to request one. An engineer came by a few minutes later with one. He set it on the desk, and ran a heavy multi-conductor cable to the flat-screen TV on the wall next to the desk (that faced the bed). He explained that lanai cabins didn't have a place for the player to be, so they were installed as requested. It turned out the player was strictly standard definition, so picture and sound quality would have been quite low. We decided not to use it for those reasons.
Overall, the deck access, reserved deck chairs, and newness of the cabin fittings (especially the shower) made the bump-up in price from an ocean-view cabin well worth it. Read Less