At 1,188 feet-long, it’s currently the world’s largest cruise ship.
But for a ship this grand, I was underwhelmed by my stateroom.
Before I dive into the negatives, I have to start on a positive note.
My balcony stateroom was in a great location on deck eight, home of the ship’s Central Park neighborhood.
And given its proximity to my stateroom, this tranquil park — which looked nothing like the rest of the ship — felt like my temporary backyard.
But besides this optimal location, I don’t have an endless index of high praises to give my hotel room at sea.
But given the price tag of this stateroom — which starts at $1,400 in 2023 — I believe these grievances are warranted.
Like any typical cruise ship stateroom, the bathroom was well-sized for one person.
Luckily I was traveling alone — This bathroom would’ve been uncomfortably small for two people.
Despite its size, it had all the expected amenities.
There were shelves that held my toiletries as the waves rocked the ship …
… a glass-walled shower next to the toilet …
… and a long countertop that led to the narrow sink.
The clothesline and hooks in the shower were perfect for drying off my bathing suit.
But the two-in-one body wash and shampoo felt cheap, although I am glad it was provided in a refillable dispenser.
I acknowledge that I shouldn’t be too judgmental given the ship’s 7,084-guest capacity. That’s a lot of body wash and shampoo to provide.
Outside the bathroom, I don’t have too many complaints about the bedroom. The “room” in “bedroom” is used loosely in this context.
Stateroom closets are often tossed off to the side by the entry door or bathroom.
Source: Insider, Insider