Great room, Subdued Service, Terrible Buffet Food by CleteSail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
The room was large and very clean. There was tons of storage and the walk in closet had enough hanger space for enough clothes for a round the world cruise. The room was pretty quiet except for the occasional engine rumbling. It did not have the groaning and creaking that often occurs in ship cabins. The bed was very comfortable and the sheets and pillows were of high quality. The balcony was large with two lounge chairs and a nice table and chairs. The room steward was excellent. This is not to say the room was not without issues. The couch was getting a bit tired and you could feel the metal bars underneath the seat cushions. The faucet at the mini bar was loose and when fully turned on would take forever just to fill a water glass. The water pressure and temperature issues continued into the bathroom. The bathroom included a small shower and a nice Whirlpool tub. Unfortunately the tub was hardly usable because the hot water was barely hot and the pressure so low it took 26 minutes to fill the tub just up to the bottom jets. (yes, I timed it) We tried different times of the day, but the pressure never improved. Since the water didn't start out very hot, it cooled off during the slow fill making for a warm bath at best. The shower was ok as long as you don't want really hot showers (and yes, we went past the pre-set hot water stop) and you only want to wash your hair. This is one of the few shower on a ship I have been in that did not include a hand shower so that you could rinse off completely. I ended up with a rash from not being able to rinse off the soap properly. To top it off, the towels were very rough.