Royal Caribbean Cruise Ocean View Stateroom21 December, 2009
With my limited experience in cruises (mainly overnight cruises from Destination A to B), I had expected nothing more than a pothole (for my view of the ocean) and a very cramped room (like the easyHotel room we had in London). Thus, Royal Caribbean Legend of the Seas Ocean View Stateroom was quite a pleasant surprise for me. The room was spacious (154 square feet) with 2 twin beds being combined to form a queen-size bed. The window provided a good view of the ocean and our room, being situated at the second deck (from the bottom) had a direct line of sight of anything that floats and swims in the seas (though we didn’t see anything interesting except yachts.
The toilet was small – about the same size as a toilet in an airplane but with an attached shower compartment. Our “living room” is made up of a one-seater sofa, small TV and coffee table. There is also a spacious wardrobe where you can hang your formal, sports, leisure wear.
The “minibar” is neatly laid out on the table – US$4.55 for a bottle of Evian water. These took up most of the space of the dressing table – you will have to maneuver them around to make full use of the table. A hairdryer is also provided.
Perhaps the best and interesting part of our stateroom is the housekeeping service provided. Housekeeping is carried out twice a day, usually in the late morning and evening (dinner-time) and you will find a pleasant surprise and a new companion or two when you return from a shore excursion or dinner. Towels are folded in the shape of different animals and placed on your bed together with the Cruise Compass (the programme for the next day of your cruise). We got a dog made of towels on our first night. Trying to be funny, I made a request for a giraffe and monkey just before we left for our shore excursion the next day and guess what!? – We got an Elephant on our bed and a Monkey hanging over the ceiling. We were pretty surprised that they did a monkey! Guess a giraffe is too difficult to make. 🙂
There is even a programme that teaches guests how to make these towel animals. Stay tuned for our post on this coming soon (video tutorial included) and see how we translate what we learned into practice. 🙂