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Photo tour of Loft Suite on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas

In:
25Jan2016

We love to show off various stateroom categories that guests can enjoy on Royal Caribbean ships and today we have one of the most impressive suites available on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas: the Loft Suite.

Tracy Pearce shared these photos from her cruise, while staying in stateroom 1702.

Loft Suites are Category L1 staterooms and span two decks, with a staircase and floor-to-ceiling full wall windows, giving you an amazing panoramic view of the land and sea.

Crown Loft Suites feature a master bedroom on the second level with two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, and a master bathroom with his and her showerheads.

The main level is home to the living room, an entertainment center with large flat-screen LCD television, stereo, and DVD/CD player, dining area, double sofa bed, guest bathroom, and entrance to your private verandah.

The Loft Suite measues 540 square feet inside with an additional 98 square feet of balcony space.  A Loft Suite can accomodate up to 4 guests.

Photo tour of Oasis of the Seas AquaTheater Suite Category A1 stateroom

In:
20Jan2016

We love to explore the various staterooms on Royal Caribbean cruise ships and today we have a look at an AquaTheater stateroom on Oasis of the Seas.

This category A1 room was photographed by Arleen Jacoby during her stay in stateroom 8330.

Category A1 staterooms on Oasis of the Seas measure 820 square feet with an additional 803 square feet of space on the balcony.

Aquatheatre Suites have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private wrap-around veranda overlooking the Aquatheatre and Boardwalk, outdoor ocean-front dining area and bar, two bedrooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, two full private bathrooms with shower and tub, as well as a living room with desk, drawer space, vanity, and double sofa bed.

Each suite also has two Pullman beds, a marble entry, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, entertainment center, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, 24 hour room service, and concierge service.

The real appeal of these staterooms are the amazing views of the ocean, Boardwalk neighborhood and the AquaTheater.  

Photo tour of two bedroom suite on Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas

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Category: 
16Jan2016

If you want some extra space on your next Royal Caribbean cruise and do not mind a little extra price, then be sure to check out a Category TS Two Bedroom Suite on Brilliance of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean Blog reader Deborah Wolfe shared with us these photos of her stateroom from her recent cruise in December.

Photos of this room come to us from stateroom 7672.

Walking in, guests will find a spacious living room includes dining table, vanity, chairs, and double sofa bed.

Each suite also has floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors leading to your expansive private veranda.

There is a guest bedroom with two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, two upper Pullman-style bunk beds, dresser, and private bathroom with shower.

Two Bedroom Suites have a master bedroom with two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, walk-in closet, and large private bathroom with tub and shower.  

The two bedroom suite measures 532 square feet in size with a 195 square foot balcony.

 

Photo tour of a day in Royal Caribbean's Labadee

In:
03Jan2016

Perhaps you were sitting in front of your iPad, computer or mobile device and thought to yourself, "I would love a virtual trip to Royal Caribbean's private destination of Labadee" today.  Wish granted!

Royal Caribbean Blog reader Elena Oliboni shared these photos from her trip to Labadee this week on Independence of the Seas. 

Enjoy this virtual vacation!

Photo tour of connecting Category D7 balcony staterooms on Oasis of the Seas

In:
02Jan2016

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas has a lot of stateroom options to choose from and today we have a great photo tour of two connecting staterooms that share a balcony.

On Oasis of the Seas, Kim Olsen shared photos of staterooms 8574 and 8576, which are located on Deck 8.  Entry to the room is via your SeaPass card.

Like many balcony staterooms, there is a lot of natural light coming from the balcony upon entering the stateroom.

These staterooms offer a lot of storage options inside. It seems like the newer the Royal Caribbean ship, the more storage space there is.

Each Category D7 stateroom features floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that lead to your private veranda, two twin beds that convert to a queen-sized bed, considerable closet space, a private bathroom with shower, as well as a living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa.

Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

The balcony measures 53 square feet and in this case of connecting staterooms, Kim's stateroom attendant was able to open up the balcony dividers.

Here is a great shot of both staterooms with their doors open.

Independence of the Seas Category D3 Balcony Stateroom photo tour

In:
31Dec2015

It seems like everyone is curious what the various stateroom types look like, so we bring to you these photo tours of various stateroom categories.

Today, we have a Superior Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony on Independence of the Seas in category D3.

On Independence of the Seas, Elena Oliboni took photos of stateroom 6450, which is located on deck 6 closest to the forward elevator bank. Entry to the room is by your SeaPass card.

Category D3 staterooms on Independence of the Seas are listed at 199 square feet, with a 65 square foot balcony.

The bed is joined together but can be split apart if need be, with a nightstand on either side of the bed.  

There is also an expanded living area with desk, drawer space, vanity, and sofa. Each stateroom also has its own flat-screen television, thermostat controlled air-conditioning, internet access, direct-dial telephone, radio, mini bar, individual safe, and 24 hour room service.

The bathroom contains a sink, shower and toilet.  

At 65 square feet, the balcony has enough room for two chairs and a table.  There is lots of room for two guests to enjoy the views here.

Brilliance of the Seas Category E2 Deluxe Ocean View Stateroom with Balcony photo tour

In:
10Dec2015

Royal Caribbean Blog reader Keith Davis is back to share a photo tour of his Category E2 balcony stateroom on Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas. Enjoy!

Upon entrance you are flanked by the closet and the bathroom.  The closet features the standard Royal Caribbean features. 

High and low hanger bars are located on either side of a centered cluster of cubbies. The lower bars can be hinged up to provide one long space for taller garments.

The bathroom is a standard Royal Caribbean style bathroom.  The shower, unlike Voyager and Freedom class features a curtain in lieu of doors. 

One must be careful to make sure the curtain is properly placed upon entrance to the shower.  Failure to do so will allow the water to spray outside the shower curb and onto the bathroom floor.

Beyond the closet, as you enter the stateroom, is a desk.  Just above desk level there are electrical outlets.

If you have a lot of electronics to charge I recommend bringing a multi-charger w/ multiple USB ports.  Above the desk are mirrors and lights. On either side of the seating area are drawers.  They are not very large but suitable for small articles of clothing and other small items. 

Beyond the desk is the TV, below the TV is a door behind which is a small refrigerator which acts as a mini-bar.  Above the TV is a cabinet with shelves.  The lowest shelf contains the safe.

Across from the desk is a small love seat and a table, the love seat would be best described as “cozy” if more than one person wants to occupy it at a time.

Beyond the love seat is the bed, Royal Caribbean's standard style, with two separate sections pushed together (or apart if preferred). Each section is curved at the foot of the bed to help accommodate passage in the narrow cabin.

Finally past the bed is the sliding doors to the balcony.  The balcony is your standard RC balcony, listed at 43 Sq. Ft., it contained two chairs and a table.

The unique thing about this cabin is its location.  It is located at the center of the "hump".  An area where the cabins bow out away from the bulk of the cabins.   On the Radiance class ships most of the balcony cabins are inset from the hull of the ship. 

The view straight down is not of the side of the ship and the water but of the structure that covers the life boats and the promenade deck.  As this cabin is located in the center of the hump it allows an unobstructed view both forward and aft as well as down to the water.

One possible drawback to this cabin is its location in proximity to the Centrum.  This cabin located directly adjacent to the Centrum and, as such, is subject to noise from the Centrum (music, activities, etc.)  

I personally found no issue with the noise but if you are sensitive to stray noise this may not be the cabin for you as the music tends to run until 11:30 - 12:00 each night.

The positive to this location is its proximity to the aft stairs and elevators.

Something to keep in mind is the center hump cabins are coveted my many and tend to be booked well in advance.  

Brilliance of the Seas Category N Inside Stateroom photo tour

In:
07Dec2015

It seems like everyone is curious what the various stateroom types look like, so we bring to you these photo tours of various stateroom categories.

Today, we have an inside stateroom on Brilliance of the Seas in category N.

On Brilliance of the Seas, we reviewed stateroom 3545, which is located on deck 3 closest to the forward elevator bank.  Entry to the room is by your SeaPass card.

Category N staterooms on Brilliance of the Seas are listed at 165 square feet and can accomodate two guests.  There was a surprising amount of space for an inside stateroom, perfect for one or two passengers to live comfortably.

The bed is joined together but can be split apart if need be, with a nightstand on either side of the bed.  

There is a flat screen television attached to a tilting arm, such that the television can be pointed straight across or swung for optimal viewing in bed.

There is also a sofa, closet, sitting area with desk, drawer space and vanity in the room.

The bathroom contains a sink, shower and toilet.  In our room, the shower had no plastic door, but a curtain instead.  I am not certain if this is standard for Brilliance of the Seas, or just a special case in our room.

The desk features two electric outlets.

There is a large closet near the entrance of the room, with the most storage space available.

Photo tour of Category D3 Balcony Stateroom on Anthem of the Seas

In:
10Nov2015

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas has a lot to offer, including a number of staterooms.  Today, we will look at the category D3 balcony stateroom and take you through the cabin to give you an idea of what to expect if you book this category.

On Anthem of the Seas, we reviewed stateroom 6266, which is located on Deck 6 forward, fairly close to the elevator bank. Entry to the room is by RFID scanner, which is above the door handle.

Walking into the room, you will immediately see the light from the balcony shining ahead of you.

The bed is joined together but can be split apart if need be. There's a large, flat screen television across from it and two night stands on opposite sides of the bed. Access to the balcony is also on the other side of the bed.

Across from the bed is a widescreen, high definition television.

Beyond the bed is a large sofa, with desk and chair opposite it.  This is where the bulk of the indoor living space is located and the room offers a good amount of space to navigate between objects and other guests.

A D3 stateroom features a full bathroom as well with stand up shower.

Of course, the reason to book this stateroom is the balcony.  

At 55 square feet, the balcony is average for a Quantum class ship and it has enough room for two chairs and a table.  It's enough space for two people to comfortably enjoy the view and ocean air.

Photo tour of Grand Suite on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas

In:
17Oct2015

Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas has a lot of different staterooms to choose from and today, we will look at the Grand Suite with Balcony (GS) stateroom to give you an idea of what to expect if you book this category.

This photo tour comes to us from Royal Caribbean Blog reader Ron Lodowski, who recently sailed on Freedom of the Seas.

Ron took photos of his Grand Suite, which was in stateroom 1598 on Oasis of the Seas during an October 2015 sailing.

The Grand Suite measures 401 square feet and has a balcony that is 107 square feet.

Grand Suite staterooms on Freedom of the Seas include two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, private balcony, sitting area (some with sofa bed) and private bathroom. 

Also includes minibar, TV, stereo, DVD player, larger private bathroom with bathtub and double sink, vanity area, hair-dryer, phone, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Sleeps up to four people and can accommodate a rollaway bed and/or Play Yard.

 

All photos by Ron Lodowski

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