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Spacious Panoramic Ocean View (1L) Cabin Reviews

Sail Date: February 2019
Captains view. We liked it, but the movement can be felt quite distinctly. Roomy and very quiet. We worried we would miss a balcony but didn’t really; close to the decks and sky bar.
Captains view. We liked it, but the movement can be felt quite distinctly. Roomy and very quiet. We worried we would miss a balcony but didn’t really; close to the decks and sky bar. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
I booked this cruise on the first day the itinerary opened up (about 18 months before the departure date). I accidentally stumbled upon a new category of rooms called Panoramic Oceanview room, on 12th floor all the way to the front, ... Read More
I booked this cruise on the first day the itinerary opened up (about 18 months before the departure date). I accidentally stumbled upon a new category of rooms called Panoramic Oceanview room, on 12th floor all the way to the front, basically right above the ship’s bridge. I snatched up room 1864 for my family of 4 and room 1866 for my parents. There were a lot of discussions of these rooms on the boards. You can go and see some photos for yourself. 1864 was especially gorgeous with 5 floor-to-ceiling windows covering the entire 20 ft of front wall that faced the ocean. For an Alaska cruise, it’s especially nice because we were able to sit in the cabin and watch the postcard-worthy view of Seattle skyline and later the fjord and glacier. However, there were some practical considerations: (1) If there is a fog at night, the ship is required to sound the fog horn every 30 seconds. The horn was right above the bridge. On this trip, the horn went off for 2 hours during the first night and 3 hours during the second night. It was brutal. The Guest Service desk gave us free earplugs. I also had a White Noise app on my phone. I turned the volume to the highest level, and with the earplugs, my kids and I were able to drift off to sleep. My wife, who must have had more sensitive hearing, got barely any sleep in those 2 nights. (2) The closet space was bad. The quirk in the layout of the room that made the cabin twice as large as a normal cabin also made the closet space only half as large. We had to hang our jackets and sweatshirts in our parents’ cabin next door. (3) When the ship was going at full speed and the wind picked up, it was rocking! The higher the floor, the closest to the front, the more you would feel it, and this cabin was basically on the highest floor and closest to the front. (4). We had 4 people in the cabin and was able to sleep comfortably. I was initially a little concerned about the pullout couch since my teenage son and daughter wouldn’t want to share a couch bed. To our delight, the cabin steward converted the couch into 2 separate twin beds. Problem solved! Read Less

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