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Royal Family Suite GT
Superior Balcony 3B-4B
Superior Balcony 1B-2B
Superior Balcony CB
Deluxe Balcony 1D-2D
Deluxe Balcony 3D-4D
Deluxe Balcony 5D
Family Oceanview 1K
Larger Oceanview 3M-4M
Atrium Promenade View 2T
Atrium Promenade View CP
Interior 3V-4V
Interior CI

The cruise line seperates the different categories (Inside, Oceanview, Balcony) into subcategories. The only difference in the subcategories is usually location on the ship. The detail above shows subcategory color, category name, and subcategory name. For detailed information, mouse over a cabin on the deck plans and a pop up window will appear. You will find diagrams, pictures and information about that cabin category including square footage and features.

Royal Caribbean uses a number followed by letter to denote the type of cabin. Cabins are ranked from the lowest number first to the highest number and also from the lowest letter first to the highest letter. Therefore a category that begins with 1 is consider a better cabin choice than one that begins with 3. The type of cabin is defined by the letter that appears after the number.

Letter V defines a inside cabin. Letter T defines a promenade view stateroom. A Boardwalk view balcony uses the letters I,J.

Oceanview cabins are defined by letter N. Spacious oceanview cabins by the letter M. Panoramic oceanview cabins are defined with the letters P and L. Letter S defines a boardwalk view cabin.

Spacious balconies are defined by the letter B. Regular balcony cabins use the letter D.

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The following is a listing of all the cabins we have pictures or videos for on this deck for this ship and also on the sister ships. Click on any highlighted link to view pictures and/or videos (youtube for this cabin = video available). Links for cabins pictures are a membership feature and are limited on the public site

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Here are some tips that you should keep in mind when looking for cabins on this deck. There may be other issues that we haven't noted, and if you are aware of any issues we have not listed, please contact us and let us know so that we can add it to the list.

Deck: Deck 8
* Port side and starboard side balcony cabins on this deck are part in hull style (solid metal) and in part glass panels. The metal comes up about 2 feet from the floor and the rest of the railing is glass panels that bend outward at the top
* Cabins with balconies facing the aft will have a large metal structure as part of the shape of the aft of the ship surrounding their cabin. The balconies look down on a metal floor. Aft facing cabins on the side will have better views through the structure. Cabins closer to the middle will feel more enclosed
* In the middle of the ship is a hump. This is where the deck is wider. Cabins on the outer part of the hump are a premium location because you have better views along the side of the ship
* Cabins close to the hump will have their side view from the balcony partially obstructed when looking in the direction of the hump
* Balconies that face aft of ship tend to be warmer than other balconies during cold weather crusing.
* Save money and book a forward or aft cabin in the same category you are looking for. They are the same size and offer the same features as more expensive midship cabins.
* The cabins on this deck are above and below decks with only cabins on them. This means that they tend to have less noise issues from public areas on the ship.

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Four pullman beds symbol Four pullman beds
Handicapped facilities symbol Handicapped facilities
Obstructed view symbol Obstructed view
Sleeps up to 3 symbol Sleeps up to 3
Sleeps up to 4 symbol Sleeps up to 4
Sofa and pullman bed symbol Sofa and pullman bed
Two pullman beds symbol Two pullman beds
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