Tips for the Best Stateroom Views

Cruise Editor Marilyn Green reveals the inside scoop Royal Caribbean and Carnival’s most desirable staterooms By: Marilyn Green

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Carnival Cruise Lines
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Royal Caribbean International
www.royalcaribbean.com

When sailing onboard a cruise, it is inevitable that your clients will want to set aside some time to take in the views, from the comfort of their own stateroom. Here are some tips for securing rooms with some of the best views on Carnival Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean International.

For balcony lovers on Carnival Cruise Lines’ ships, Category 9B Premium Balconies have larger balconies than standard balcony staterooms and, depending on the class of ship, the staterooms also feature upgraded finishes in the bathrooms — the same as those used in the suites. Category 9C Premium Vista Balcony accommodations boast huge wraparound balconies.

On Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom-class ships, you may want  to avoid booking clients in stateroom number 6305, a regular Promenade-View cabin. It has a partially obstructed view because of the derrieres of the cow statues above the ships’ Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlor. If your clients happen to be ice-cream lovers, however, this might not be so bad. The ice cream parlor provides unlimited Ben & Jerry’s ice cream for the occupants of that particular stateroom, who also receive other VIP amenities. On Freedom of the Seas, for example, these include Concierge Club access.

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