I shared a 182-square-foot balcony room with 2 other people on the Symphony of the Seas. Take a look inside.
I stayed in one of the Symphony of the Seas' ocean-view balcony rooms with my husband and daughter.
It provided ample storage space despite being just 182 square feet with a 50-square-foot balcony.
The cabin featured a Royal King bed, a sleeper couch, two closets, and a full bathroom.
I've been on more than 20 voyages and recently sailed on the Symphony of the Seas, a Royal Caribbean ship that accommodates more than 6,600 passengers, for the first time.
I boarded the 1,188-foot ship for a vacation with my extended family, a group that chose the Symphony of the Seas because of its many amenities for kids and teens.
All 10 of us were spread out across four rooms. Like always, I booked an ocean-view balcony room because I love to sit outside and watch the waves. To me, that's bliss.
The room wasn't huge, but it was big enough for my family to comfortably share, and it had everything we needed. Here's what it was like sharing the accommodation with my husband and daughter.
The room, which was 182 square feet with a 50-square-foot balcony, was on the ninth deck of the 18-level ship.
From the art to the carpet, the room's interior was decorated in shades of blue and gray.
As soon as I walked in, I saw a full-length mirror by the door.
The bathroom was also next to the entrance and had plenty of storage space.
The shower was small but usable, and it featured an adjustable showerhead.
Two twin-size mattresses combined to create a Royal King bed, which took up most of the floor space.
I asked our stateroom attendant to put a mattress topper under our sheets, and it made the bed even more comfortable.
A TV was mounted on the wall across from the bed, and it had a small, built-in shelf below it.
Each side of the bed had a small nightstand beside it.
There was also a closet with shelves and a small space to hang garments.
On the other side of the bed, we had another closet with space to hang clothes, jackets, and other items.
Closer to the balcony, our room had a sitting area.
We sat on the blue sofa during the day and the stateroom attendant transformed it into a bed for our daughter at night.
There was also a desk and a vanity with a mirror in the sitting area.
The dresser had five drawers, a mini fridge, and a cooler — all of which we used.
The rest of the drawers provided storage for our bathing suits, underwear, socks, and pajamas.
The 50-square-foot balcony had two chairs and a small table.
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