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Deciding which cabin to select for a cruise can be difficult. For our recent cruise on Royal Caribbean’s newest and largest ship to date, we were sailing as guests of the cruise line so were assigned a Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin, cabin 10260.
Reviewing the deck plans, this portside balcony cabin is considered a 2D category balcony stateroom. It is a pretty typical balcony cabin.
For cruisers comparing the different stateroom options on this ship, we have put together our Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin Review.
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Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin Review
We have sailed on the four previous Oasis Class ships, with the most recent being the Amplified Oasis of the Seas for Thanksgiving 2021. So, we were interested to see how the Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony cabin compared.
Our cabin was conveniently located nearby the aft bank of elevators. Being on Deck 10, it was also pretty equidistant from most of the public areas, with the Royal Promenade located on Deck 5 and the pool deck on Deck 15.
Further, we never had much of an issue securing an elevator during our cruise except on the morning of disembarkation.
According to Royal Caribbean’s website, this Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony cabins measures in at 182 square feet with a 50 square foot balcony. The room size was exactly the same as our cabin on Oasis of the Seas; though, the layout was somewhat different as it more closely resembled a Quantum Class stateroom.
Layout of a Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin
At first glance, we noticed the design aesthetic of the cabin more closely resembled Quantum Class ships. Yet, it still had the familiar Royal Caribbean layout and color palette.
Immediately entering our stateroom, the bathroom was to the left. Beyond the bathroom was the bed flanked with his and her closets. Unlike Odyssey of the Seas though, there were no overbed storage compartments, which we did miss.
One closet was a full length clothes bar with hangers while the other was half clothes bar and half shelving. This closet also housed the safe.
The Royal king bed was on the left (aft) wall. There was a small night stand on each side of the bed. Both sides of the bed had a power outlet and USB outlet for easy charging access. Across from the bed was the larger than usual television as well as newly added pegs for hanging items.
Continuing past the bed and closet setup was the sitting area and desk. The seating area on the left included a somewhat larger sofa but no coffee table.
The desk, positioned on the right, had a small shelf as well as three U.S. power outlets, 2 European power outlets, and 2 USB outlets. Adjacent to the desk was a dresser that included 5 drawers for more storage and the mini-fridge.
Finally, there was the balcony. At 50 sq. ft., the size of the balcony is what we have come to expect from mega-ships. There was enough room for 2 adjustable chairs, 2 small ottomans, and a small round table.
Inside the Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin
The bathroom in the Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin is similar to other newer ships in the fleet. It has a somewhat more contemporary and upscale feel with neutral tones and pops of blue color, and possibly even a bit more space.
There is a cylinder-shaped shower with a glass door and a strategically designed sink and toilet area. The shower features a coveted shaving bar as well as a small shelf to store bath toiletries. Unfortunately though, Royal Caribbean only provides one dispenser of a nondescript hair/body wash unlike more premium lines that include shampoo, conditioner, and body wash.
The vanity area contains a few small shelves to the left and some counter space. Overall, there was adequate storage for the week. It also helps that we always bring an over-the-door shoe organizer to store toiletries and other small items.
One small issue was that both the shower and bathroom doors seemed to slam shut.
Main Cabin Area
The closet configuration provided plenty of storage for the two of us on a 7-day cruise. With the combination of hangers and shelves, we had more than enough room to stow away all of our clothing.
The bed in this Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin provided adequate comfort during our trip. We had no issues falling asleep after our long days and nights on the ship. We also appreciated the USB outlets near the bed for charging our phones overnight.
The sitting area was adequate in size. The loveseat provided plenty of space for two adults, but hubby did miss not having a coffee table to use as his “desk” while working on the sofa.
While the desk area had a mirror, adequate counter space, and multiple outlets, it served mostly as my spot to get ready each day. There were 2 European outlets, 3 U.S. outlets, and 2 USB outlets.
The adjacent dresser drawers were also convenient to store our devices, cords, and other gear. It helped to avoid some clutter on the counter tops. One of these drawers also housed the hair dryer.
Lastly, the balcony contained two adjustable chairs, 2 small ottomans, and a small table. There was certainly enough space for the two of us to enjoy the ocean views and sail in and out of ports. It was also a great spot to get some work done in the afternoons.
Overall, it was the average sized balcony that we have come to expect from a contemporary cruise line.
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Recap of Our Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin Review
Similar to our experiences on other Royal Caribbean cruise ships, the Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin was the perfect mix of size and value. The bed was comfortable, and the space was adequate.
Our stateroom had easy access to the stairs and elevators, with the public areas only a few decks below or above us.
The main cabin and balcony square footage were on par with most balcony staterooms on contemporary cruise lines. The décor was simplistic yet inviting. The bathroom was also a bit more upscale than some of the older ships in the Royal Caribbean fleet. Further, we always like having the his and her closets.
We also appreciated the number of outlets in the stateroom. These certainly come in handy for the modern day traveler with multiple devices.
Overall, this Wonder of the Seas Ocean View Balcony Cabin was an ideal accommodation for our 7-day Caribbean cruise on the line’s brand new ship.
Have you sailed in an Ocean View Balcony Cabin on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship? What is your preferred cabin category when you cruise? Drop us an anchor below with your review of this stateroom category.