Cruise ship cabins vary widely. From over the top multi-story suites with slides to interior rooms without windows, the experience can be very different.
Knowing that we would not spend much time in our cabin during our short weekend cruise, we opted for an interior room to keep costs low. Rooms with balconies were more than 2x more expensive, not worth it for us.
Because the cruise experience is so much more than just the room, this review is dedicated exclusively to the cabin and subsequent reviews will be posted for other aspects of the experience.
This article is part of my Cruise Trip Report: Weekend in the Bahamas including:
- Affordable and Efficient: Southwest to Florida
- Booking a Cruise: Triple Stack
- Liberty of the Seas: Interior Cabin Review
- Liberty of the Seas: Ship Review
- Perfect Day in Coco Cay Review
- Spending a day in Nassau
- Lounge Review: Centurion Studio FLL
- The Weekend Cruise… would I do it again?
I’ll cut to the point, it’s not a large room. Compared to hotel rooms like the St. Regis Bora Bora overwater bungalow I stayed at in December, you could have easily fit five of these cabins in that one suite. But both are technically overwater ;).
Upon first entering with your key card, there was a closet to the left with plenty of hangers and a safe. There were also life jackets located here in the case of an emergency.
Through the narrow hallway (3 or 4 feet) was the desk/make-up area with a large mirror. Opposite was a small two-seater couch with a coffee table. There was also a TV on the side of the desk.
Further back was a curtain that could divide the room into two. There was a king bed centered (or two twins in the corners) along the back wall.
That’s really it folks. I was able to capture it pretty much all with one wide-angle photo. It was nothing large, but it was all we needed, and it served its role perfectly.
Some people joke that in a small bathroom you can go to the bathroom and wash your hands at the same time. That is very much possible here.
There is not too much space in the bathroom, with the shower tucked in the corner that barely had enough room in to turn around. It also had a wire to hang wet clothing.
The wash basin was not large but luckily there was enough space for two toiletry kits. There was also plenty of hooks and shelves throughout that served the two of us in the room well.
Overall, there was only enough room for one person in the bathroom at a time, but why would you need more than that? It was small, but similar to the room, it served its purpose well.
The Last Point
Would I want this room when I am staying at a hotel? No. Would I have liked a window? Yes. That said, the size really is not that bad and similar to some of the smaller NYC rooms I’ve stayed in.
The room was slightly dated, but I really have no complaints, especially for the price I paid. I personally do not think it is worth 2-3x+ more for a balcony when we barely spent time in the room due to all of the activities and entertainment available on the ship.
Finally, I would gladly stay in this cabin again, but for someone claustrophobic, it might be worth the splurge.
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