This particular cabin is located by leaving the rear stair/elevator lobby on deck 9 and heading towards the aft on the port side and involves about a 60 yard walk to get to the cabin door itself. It’s further away than we would have like but being as there wasn’t too much in the way of selection left when we booked this was as near as we could get to the stair lobby.
Upon entering the cabin for the first time our initial impressions were very positive and it looked to be much larger than we had anticipated. Lots of blues and greys and it has a real contemporary look and feel to it. Clever use of space and we particularly liked the idea of the wardrobes either side of the bed.
There are some nice new features in the cabin and we were taken by the USB sockets over the desk. All the usual features were present and include safe, hair drier, fridge come mini bar and there were for this sailing plenty of hangers too.
The cabin has a nice large interactive flat screen TV with plenty of channels but nothing we found worth watching (not that we looked too hard or had time anyway) and for this sailing there was only a map but no webcam from the front of the ship.
There were plenty of sockets around the cabin and more than we had in previous cabins, one of which was above the bedside table.
To enable the lights to work one of the seapass cards needed to be sat in a little slot near the cabin door, I can’t tell you if this affected the sockets too but wouldn’t it seem odd if it only did the lights?
There were several areas where a distinctive pattern had been used throughout the cabin, the most obvious was in the carpet, it was then used again in the lamp shades by the bed and lastly it was on all of the door and drawer handles.
We found the cabin to have plenty of drawer space which was spread nicely around with locations being at either end of the cabin, there was also a light in the mirror which we only discovered on the last morning. Nice touch.
Another nice touch was the full height mirror next the TV which because it was on an angle, gave the impression the cabin was slightly bigger.
The bed was very comfortable but I think we would have preferred it to be nearer the balcony than the bathroom. I for one was very conscious of making any noise in the bathroom due to the beds close proximity.
To alert your Steward or other passengers of the cabins inhabitants activities there is a magnetic sign which can be stuck on the outside of the door to ask for either the room to be made up or for some privacy with a do not disturb sign.
The bathroom set up was a little different in as much as the door was at a slight angle and opened out. The room is much smaller than we have had previously and is basically set up for use by one person at a time. There is a good shower which has a hinged door and it had a really positive clunk as you shut it. The toilet roll position was in an awkward position under the vanity unit but being as the room is set out for a little space saving there there isn’t really anywhere is it could go. Its a very compact but functional bathroom which we liked. There is a nice big mirror and plenty of shelves for storing all those little bottles and things.
The balcony was nice and deep with two chairs complete with footstools and a small table, the balcony was also set in which meant the upstairs balcony was immediately over the top.
There was an adjoining door to the next cabin and although we didn’t hear any noise coming from our neighbours our friends told us that they could hear all sorts of noises coming through theirs.
Overall though we liked this cabin a lot and found it to be roomy, nicely decorated and very functional. I was just a shame we only had 4 nights in it.