I’ve been told that several people want to know what my room looks like, so, I decided to make an online tour in case you were interested in where I have been living the past 4.5 months. But before we go in, let me give you some background information.
Firstly, we are the only 8 berth on the ship…the only room bigger than ours is the 10 berth, but then again, they also have 2 more people than us. The majority of the rooms are made for 4 or 6 people, and then there are the couple cabins. And if you are high up in your department, you may even get your own room! Plus there are the family cabins which are nice and spacious of course.
Secondly, I didn’t clean up the room before I took these pictures so please forgive the mess…hopefully you will be able to see around it : /
Thirdly, we just got our 8th roommate yesterday! Which means that we have a full cabin…that also adds to the clutter a little bit.
Ok, so, here we go:
Welcome to our room! All of our names are on the door:
When you first walk in, you’ll see a nice Africa painting hung with magnets on the wall to the left, and a tiny fold down desk by the wall perpendicular to it. The desk is basically a community table…so there’s always stuff on it.
Due to the fact that you hit something when you swung the door open, you will look behind the door to the right and find a random metal bar covered in white paint and our little kitchen area. The nice thing about the 8 berth is that we have a refrigerator unlike most people:
(Our plumbing tends to not work on occasion…so we have a nicely made note to fix all our problems)
This is my (and 3 other girl’s) bathroom:
After you walk into my bathroom and realize that it’s impossible to have a good morning yawn inside of it due to the closeness of the walls which will stop that lovely arm motion of the yawn, you will turn around & walk out to find the sink on your left:
This is the best picture I could get to show the size of our showers:
Enough with the bathrooms…we’re tired of the smell. So, we’ll walk out of bathroom number 2 and turn to our right. Then, before you run into the community table, you’ll look to your left and see our wonderful room! Each curtain closes off 2 beds…all of which are bunk beds. The left side contains two cubicles (more spacious tiny rooms within the room), and the right side contains two sets of bunk beds hidden by curtains:
And here is the first cubicle on the left (you get to move up to a cubicle if you stay here long enough):
Cubicles obviously give you a little extra moving space…plus 3 extra drawers to put stuff in! Three for you, and three for your cube mate:
When you walk back out of my cubicle, you’ll look to your left and see the last set of bunk beds (where I first started off), and my new roommate from Guatemala!:
Keep walking and look to your left and you’ll see our little hang out area. We are so happy to have this area because most people don’t have one. It has one nice chair, and two not so comfortable chairs. Along with some shelving, the phone, and the Internet connection (only one for the 8 of us):
That’s our phone…and Amy Lou talking on it: