Notes: We very much enjoyed our cabin. We were the first full-length cruise after dry-dock, so the stateroom had a brand new flat-screen television and brand new safe that no longer requires a magnetic strip card to open/close.
Honestly, the only thing that I can say should be improved is the couch bed. We had three adult women in this room, so I ended up sleeping here. It's a very uncomfortable bed. Perhaps a child would not find it as uncomfortable, however. Our stateroom host did find some foam sheets to put down on the bed, which helped a little, but still wasn't great. The two twin beds were very comfortable, however. All functions of the room and decor of the room were fine. One evening there was some condensation from the air conditioning unit dripping down from the ceiling (this is located right by the closet). That didn�t last long, and they did follow-up the following day to make sure there were no more problems. They said that this can be a common issue if you leave your verandah or stateroom door open. This was not applicable to us, so I don�t know why it happened, but being it didn�t drip more than an hour or make a soggy carpet, we had no more worries.
Although this is not unique to this cabin, I have to say that the split bathroom made three women getting ready very easy. Between the two bathrooms and the mirror above the desk, we each had a place to get ready. This was great!
The stateroom�s location is very quiet and IMO easy to navigate from. If you can do stairs, using the "secret" staircase to/from Deck 9 (Topsiders and the drink station) is very convenient. The aft elevators didn't seem to be overly used, unlike midship. I also found that if we were heading to a forward location, depending on the time of day, we would take the aft elevators or walk the halls of Deck 7 until we got to Fwd and take the forward elevators from there. For example, if it's a high volume time of day when Shutters would be busy, it was easier to walk through the halls on Deck 7 to Fwd to avoid walking over and around people in the high traffic public areas. Having outside Secret Deck 7 so close was wonderful to see sunrises/sunsets. I even went out there in my jammies one morning! There was a small Yoga class going on one morning, but we didn�t mind one another. Secret Deck 7 is also great to get pictures and video as you pull away from a port.
I was skeptical of just how much viewing room you would have from the navigator porthole on the verandah, but two could look out and over the porthole very comfortably and all three of us could stand on the verandah and look out, although that was a little crowded. The circle porthole indeed had a larger viewing area than I anticipated, especially when you look at it in pictures in comparison to the Wonder�s oval porthole. Since we were on a Castaway Cay Double Dip, the ship pulled in one day and backed in the other day. I understand that typically the ship will back-in to CC's dock, so being this cabin is on the Port side, the view of CC will be that of the dock and Post Office, not the crescent of the island's family beach. The good news is that you DO NOT want to miss the view as you pull away from the CC. Take your camera and/or video camera out on the verandah. There's a very nice surprise that happens on every cruise!
I hope you will enjoy this stateroom as well!