Was offered an upgrade to Vista suite (for dollars) took it because 32 days in the bottom might just be too much. Glad I did, And now I will only book suites ever though they cast more. Deck wise, I was 1/2 between Lido and Promenade about 2/3 down the long hall. Excellent location. Up back stairs to Lido, down middle stairs to Front Office, etc. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was in great shape. Mid-ship. We worried about being right below the Lido Buffet with noise, but it didn't happen. Everything worked fine. The bathroom has a tub and shower. It has a nice couch for sitting and desk area. Plenty of space for storage. Read entire member review >>
Spacious enough for two. Lots of storage. Good lighting well maintained. Nicely decorated.
Close to the stairs and lifts. About two thirds along the boat of the verandah deck.
Good verandah size. Read entire member review >>
More spacious than we'd expected, wonderful bedding and comfortable bed; lovely verandah that allowed us great viewing opportunities. Large glass sliding doors so that we were able to see the sights even from inside. More storage space than expected, as well. Two large-enough closets for hanging clothes and storing luggage and one with shelves, a desk with drawers in sitting area for storage and two end tables next to the bed. A modern hair dryer was available in one of the desk drawers, but there is only one outlet, so I'd suggest a small three outlet extension cord. Room was clean and inviting. I'd wanted the Neptune deck where the rooms are much larger, but it was all sold out. The Verandah deck was just fine. In addition the room, midship, was quiet. Most announcements were only in the halls and did not disturb us at all, although we could hear our neighbors when they were on the balcony. Read entire member review >>
The cabin is large and well appointed. Nothing was worn or dated. The dressing room was large and the bathroom good.
Comfortable king size bed with good linen.
The verandah is massive and we appreciated this area in Glacier Bay and when arriving in Port.
We did have a fridge and ice was always available. Laundry service was very good. Read entire member review >>
Excellent bed. Super comfortable mattress. Roomy. Nice size bright bathroom with bath ( shallow) but roomy for standing showers. Shower has a grab bar if the boat sways.
Deck has one lounger and one chair. Cushions just inside behind the drapes. Our steward put them away each evening for us.
Flat panel TV that showed the course of our route on one of the channels. That was interesting to see. Read entire member review >>
Spacious with well appointed bathroom that features a Jacuzzi-style tub which is a nice feature when visiting a chillier destination such as Antarctica. Larger television screens would be a nice touch but then again, who stays in there? Video library and video players in each room are a great feature on these ships; never stuck with nothing to watch if wanting quiet time in the room. Read entire member review >>
The Neptune suite was worn and a bit dated, but it was clean and comfortable. The free laundry is the thing about it that really made it awesome. Clean clothes everyday is the nicest feature I have ever seen on a cruise. Read entire member review >>
Our Verandah stateroom was clean but dated. The bathroom was very poor. Having paid top money we did not expect a chipped bath, painted tile grouting which was peeling off and black mold in places. I have the photos. I found a small bottle of mouthwash and a hair grip in the bathroom cupboard.The door frame had been hastily repainted and the other side had no paint on at all. The verandah furniture had been badly repainted too.It was tatty. HAL proclaim they are saving the planet but having a spa bath is very wasteful and not hygienic. Climbing into a bath to have a shower is so last century and dangerous to the elderly in rough weather. Read entire member review >>
For the price of this suite, I would expect more room, more closet space, and a bigger bathroom with usable tub. Since I was traveling solo but usually this suite would be used by two people, I don't know how they would do it. You literally had to walk around the bed and the table in front of the couch to get anywhere. There was barely enough room on the single sink bathroom counter to put my toiletries, and only no proper vanity. The "flat screen" TV was miniature. The "jetted" bathtub was a joke, and yes, I do use the tub. It looked like a child's tub. As always, the lighting was extremely confusing. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was reasonable and I gather the bathroom large in comparison to some stories that I've heard from cruising friends. The center portion of decks 5 and 6 (and maybe 7 but I didn't go up there) were taken up by equipment. I don't know if it was the engine or generator room but the cabin was fairly noisy especially during night time. One would probably get used to it, i did, but the noise was there all the time and could be annoying to a light sleeper. The balcony was a great place to hang out during the day, quite sheltered from the wind or maybe because we were on the lee side most of the time. Read entire member review >>
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