Celebrity Infinity's family veranda stateroom

Most people are familiar with the main classes of cruise ship cabin: Inside, oceanview, balcony and suite. But there is a classification of stateroom that is less common, and that is the cabin that falls somewhere between the balcony room and the suite.

On the Celebrity line, this class of room is called a Family Veranda ... and they are fabulously roomy. Here's a look in at Room 7201 on the Celebrity Infinity:

Shown above is a photo of the bedroom, with a queen bed, desk and chair, and TV. The closet is left; a standard bathroom is right. The glass-paned door just beyond the bed slides all the way shut, offering privacy whenever required. There is some cupboard space under the TV, as well as a bar fridge. There is a safe in the closet.

This is the sitting room with two couches that convert into beds. Not visible in this photo is a chest of drawers with lots of space, plus a second TV. The couch on the left flips over, cushions and all, into a single bed that is already made up with sheets and a pillow. The couch on the right folds out into a double bed. So technically, you could fit three more in this room. However, if the couch on the right were folded out into a bed, it would take up all of the space between the two couches, and there would be no place to walk.

This is the gigantic aft deck, big enough for a table and four chairs PLUS two chaise loungers.

Another look at the veranda, which is a whopping 240 or so square feet. (If you're lucky enough to book one of the corner verandas, they're even bigger.) Combined with the 270 square feet in the stateroom itself, this is a lot of room.

A word of caution, though: Being aft, you'll definitely feel the motion of the ship. Otherwise, I loved staying in this room.

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