Outside Standard Cabin 5170

Atlantic Deck 5 port aft. A 3 berth good sized cabin, clean [except for some rust streaks under the window], fresh with new carpets & pleasantly decorated. Plenty of cupboards and drawers for a long trip. Coffee/tea maker with Highland Shortbread biscuits, safe [PIN operated], European 2 round pin 220v outlets & 110v US flat pin where the flat screen TV is plugged in, but no earth for a 2 flat/1 round lead. One bed was along the bulkhead under the window which was nice. The window ledge was screened off with a Perspex panel. 3rd berth, a bunk above the 2nd bed.

Bathroom with shower [double length] was an adequate size with masses of storage space. 110v shaver socket. Shower gel/shampoo & hand soap by means of dispenser & also other toiletries in a small muslin bag with shoe cleaning kit, shower cap etc. Completely useless 650w US hairdryer; even if you have cropped hair it would never dry. Plenty of soft white towels. Poolside towels are yellow, provided by the cabin steward/ess & need to be returned.

Interactive TV for cabin shopping, ordering wine for the table, shore excursions, bill check etc Free View Classic Movies & a selection of pay-per-view films. Bow view & trip information. The latter was lacking with detail & did not give details of the ship's speed/sea state/wind force or direction. Merely showing your position in various zooms using Google Earth. I kept touching the screen expecting the info to pop-up as per the ships' locator on Fred. Olsen's website - sadly not. The TV was not fully functional at times losing the link; but work on installation of the system was still ongoing.

A card with magnetic strip [either cabin key card or any other] needs to be in the slot by the door for electricity. Remove it & the lights go out.. remember to leave something in there if charging camera batteries etc.

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