Photo Tour

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

Photo tour of Junior Suite on Independence of the Seas

In:
28Sep2015

Lots of Royal Caribbean fans relish a stay in a Junior Suite (JS) and today, we have a look at one of the Junior Suites from Independence of the Seas to give you an idea of what to expect if you book a similar stateroom.

Susan Tady Widdowson took photos of her Junior Suite, which was stateroom 9568 on Independence of the Seas during her recent September 20, 2015 sailing.

Junior Suites on Independence of the Seas offer guests 297 square feet of space and a balcony that is 94 square feet.

Junior Suites on Independence of the Seas include minibar, vanity area, hair-dryer, TV, phone, vanity table with an extendable working surface for laptop computers and 110/220 electrical outlets. Some have sofa beds and can accommodate 3-4 guests.

Some can also accommodate a rollaway bed or Play Yard. (Junior Suites located in the aft of the ship cannot accommodate a rollaway bed.) 

All photos by Susan Tady Widdowson

Photo tour from Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas arcade

In:
12Sep2015

We love checking out photos of Royal Caribbean cruises to get a quick "virtual trip" and today we have photos of the arcade from Allure of the Seas.

The arcade is in a new spot in the Boardwalk neighborhood, and it's located next to the Pets at Sea store.

The photos are from this week's sailing, taken by our awesome blog reader Rich Freudenberg.

All photos by Rich Freudenberg.

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

In:
29Aug2015

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

Harold Banks took photos of his Royal Suite, which was in stateroom 1701 on Oasis of the Seas during the July 11, 2015 sailing.

The Royal Suite measures in at 1250 square feet and has a balcony that is 172 square feet.

Grand Suites on Oasis of the Seas feature Grand entrance with doorbell, master bedroom with Queen bed and sitting area, master bath with tub, shower, two sinks and bidet. Living room sofa converts to a double bed; guest bathroom with shower, entertainment center, and the dining room features a dry bar, piano area with dry bar, closets, an interactive flat-screen TV, mini-safe, radio, telephone, and a hairdryer. The private balcony features a Jacuzzi and dining area.

All photos by Harold Banks

Photo tour of Rita's Crab Shack on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas

In:
23Jul2015

During the summer months when Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas offers cruise to Alaska, Royal Caribbean transforms one of its specialty restaurants into a restaurant more befitting the region.

Beginning last year, Royal Caribbean has changed over the Mexican specialty restaurant Rita's Cantina into Rita's Crab Shack, offering the very best crab and seafood from the southeast Alaskan coast.

In fact, Royal Caribbean has also teamed up with the Alaskan Brewing Company in Juneau to provide the finest craft brews to go along the new fare.

Thanks to our friend Deb Wills from AllEars, we present a photo tour of Rita's Crab Shack from earlier this summer. Enjoy!

Photo Tour: Cabanas in Labadee

In:
06Jun2015

Royal Caribbean's private island of Labadee is considered by many to be a true paradise.  From the water color to the lush surroundings, there is a lot to love about a day in Labadee.

One of the most sought after amenities on Labadee are the cabanas that are available to rent at Barefoot Beach Club and Nellie's Beach.  Today, we're showing off exactly why so many guests love to rent one for themselves and secure their private part of paradise.

Cabanas in Labadee come in a few different varieties and this one is an over the water cabana.

Each cabana can accommodate up to 4-5 guests comfortably.

Despite not being on the beach, there is direct access from the cabana to the ocean.

Cabanas come with waiter service, so you are never too far from a Labadoozie!

The views from the cabana are hard to beat!

There are cabanas all around and guests in the ocean, so you are never far from the fun.

We hope you enjoyed this little tour of the Labadee cabanas!

Have you stayed in a cabana on Labadee? Do you want to stay in one? Please let us know in the comments!

Photo tour of Category L Large Interior Stateroom with Virtual Balcony

In:
07Apr2015

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

Inside staterooms on Quantum of the Seas feature what's known as a virtual balcony.  Virtual balconies are inside staterooms with an 80-inch LED screen that serve up ultra high definition views from floor to ceiling that make it look like you have a real balcony view but without the real balcony price.

On Quantum of the Seas, we reviewed stateroom 12231, which is located on Deck 12 just outside the aft elevator bank. Entry to the room is by RFID scanner, which is above the door handle.

Walking into the stateroom, it's hard to miss the focal point of the room, which is the virtual balcony.  The virtual balcony serves up views from various vantage points around the ship, depending on where the ship is.  When in port, you will get a view of the port but at sea, the view will change usually to the aft.

The bed is joined together but can be split apart if need be.  The virtual balcony can be turned on or off via a remote, although there are curtains provided if you would like to have the morning light come into your stateroom.

There is a large, flat screen television across from the bed, as well as a dresser below the television that has drawers for clothing and is also home to your mini-fridge.  Adjacent to the television and dresser is a desk with large mirror and power connectivity options.  You will also find along this wall one of the two large chairs.

On the other side of the room, there is a full-length mirror as well as your second large chair.  On both sides of the bed are bureaus and more storage options.  The safe is also located in one of the large dressers.

The bathroom features a stand up shower, sink and toilet.  Guests will find small bottles of shampoo, lotion, body wash and conditioner for use in the bathroom.  Your stateroom attendant will replenish your supply when necessary.

At 178 square feet, the category L inside stateroom offers the most room of the inside stateroom category.  It's quite comfortable for two passengers and perhaps a third passenger (preferably a child) could make the space work.  Anything more would be too tight a fit for comfort in our opinion.

For a solo cruiser or couple that wants to take advantage of the great inside stateroom pricing but wants a little more space, the Category L stateroom will be a perfect choice.

Photo tour of Grand Suite with Balcony on Quantum of the Seas

In:
12Jan2015

Royal Caribbean's Quantum 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.

On our Quantum of the Seas cruise, we had a chance to see the Grand Suite while on a stateroom tour. Like all staterooms on Quantum of the Seas, entry to the room is by RFID scanner, which is above the door handle.

The Grand Suite is essentially two main rooms, a living room and a bedroom.  The Grand Suite measures 351 square feet in size and can sleep up to four people.

You will walk into the living room area, which has a full sized sofa and some chairs that are position perfectly to watch television. The sofa does open up to a double bed.

There's a small writing desk that features electrical and USB outlets too.

Connecting to the stateroom is the bedroom, with two twin beds that convert to a Royal King, measuring 72.5 inches wide by 82 inches long, and separate dressing area with entrance to bathroom.

Also in the bedroom is a closet.

The bathroom is much larger and fuller than other bathrooms in stateroom categories below the Grand Suite, and offers a tun, two sinks and a second entrance to the living room.

Marble and mosaics are a big decor motif for the bathroom and just like all suites, there's a lot more space to enjoy here.

Of course, no suite is complete without a balcony and the Grand Suite features a 109 square foot balcony with seating and private dining area.

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