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Victory I Cabins

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Victory I's cabins, located on Decks 1 through 4, are all outside with windows. What frequent cruisers will notice first is their compact size. Though on the small side at 146 to 185 square feet (except two 335-square-foot suites), each is attractively furnished in pale colors and comes with individual climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, phone, safe, umbrella, binoculars, robes and slippers. An alarm clock has a USB charger. Beds are a dream, covered with 600-thread count linens, duvet and pillows. The mattresses are exceptionally thick, making climbing into bed a challenge; this is being addressed by either lowered bed frames or use of a step stool. Luckily, luggage still fits under the lowered beds, most being convertible from twin to queen. However, several cabins have either fixed twins or a fixed queen, so it pays to check. There are just two connecting cabins on Deck 2. Nightly turn-down service brings a chocolate on your pillow.

Bathrooms have a single sink with a long shelf underneath for your toiletries. You're supplied with a hair dryer stored in the wardrobe, shower caps and L'Occitane amenities of bar soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. The small, round raised shower has a curtain and step-over lip to keep water out of the main bathroom area. Bending over or keeping your balance while the ship is moving can be a challenge.

A carafe of filtered water is provided and refilled daily. The carafe and glasses sit on the desk/table, making it difficult to use the small piece of furniture for other purposes. There is plenty of room for stowing your belongings with an armoire, rather than a closet, plus two wood cabinets with shelves and drawers.

An elevator running between Decks 1 through 4 connects all cabins. A stairway leads to Deck 5 for the sun terrace and bridge. There are no accessible cabins.

Although cabins are divided into seven price levels, five of these differ by location on Decks 1 through 3, rather than by amenities. Oddly, a higher price does not mean a larger cabin. The midrange B cabins on Deck 3, for example, are the smallest at 146 square feet.

Oceanview: Cabins on the three lower decks open to an interior corridor. They range from 146 to 185 square feet. Furnishings include a queen bed or twin beds, a narrow desk with a wooden chair, an armoire and two cabinets with drawers and shelves. The four largest ocean-view cabins are forward and aft on Deck 3 and have three (forward) or four (aft) windows, while other ocean-view cabins have two windows. In addition, the two larger aft cabins have a larger bathroom with a proper glass shower and a window view. Storage in these cabins, however, is limited to one wardrobe and no separate shelf space.

Oceanview with deck access: Located on Deck 4, these 161-square-foot cabins open directly onto the promenade deck which is partially covered. Two mesh chairs and a table outside each door are meant for the occupants of that particular cabin, and this seems to work even though anyone can walk past on their way to The Grill. Cabins have a mini-fridge, armoire, full-size desk and two chairs. There are two large windows, plus a smaller one in the door.

Suite: Two 325-square-foot suites, forward on Deck 3, each have a semiprivate, forward-facing terrace (the crew, but not passengers, have access to stairs running past the terraces). There are two doors, one to the deck and one to the interior corridor. Windows are on the two exterior walls. Suites have a sitting area with a dining table and chairs, sofa bed for a third occupant and mini-bar stocked with complimentary sodas. Other perks include complimentary laundry, fresh fruit daily and evening canapes. The larger bathroom has a glass-enclosed shower.

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