ABOVE: A Category B stateroom on the MS Maribelle. (The view was considerably better when the ship was
from: MS Maribelle
The MS Maribelle has two types of cabins:
Deluxe cabins, which have an area of 151 square feet.
These staterooms are on the Upper and Middle Decks. The Upper Deck or Category A cabins
have a slightly better view when the ship is in port, but the Middle Deck or
cabins are closer to the water (which can be fun while cruising) and aren't
subject to foosteps and other noise from the Sun Deck.
In Deluxe Cabins, the twin berths are located on opposite walls
and convert into sofas during the day. Windows are large, with sliding panels
that can be opened for fresh air and picture-taking.
Standard cabins, with an area of 120 square feet. Category
C cabins are on the Middle Deck and have fairly large sealed windows, while
cabins are on the Main Deck with half-height windows just above the waterline.
In standard cabins, one berth is a pullman bed, while the other converts to a
sofa during the day.
All cabins are air-conditioned.
equipped with modern vacuum toilets, one-piece sink/counter units, and narrow
triangular shower stalls. Closet and drawer space is modest but adequate. A
hairdryer is provided for the 240-volt European outlets, and you can store small
valuables in an electronic safe.
The MS Maribelle's cabins are attractively furnished
in a warm and inviting modern style. Their twin berths are ideal for friends and
other travelers who prefer to sleep without snuggling. Honeymooners and longtime
cuddlers will miss the option of a double bed, although there's much to be said
for being able to use the cabin as a daytime living room with sofas.
Audience and ambience