What Everyone Really Wants to Know

What are the cabins and bathrooms like on the JR? The cabins are nice and cozy. Each has a set of bunk beds with mattresses, sheets, pillows, comforters, lights for reading and curtains (to block out the cabin lights). They are really quite comfy. We also have a desk and chair, three drawers under the beds for clothes and suppies, and two lockers. Stowed above the lockers are PFDs (lifejackets), immersions suits (warm, neoprene suits in case we have to abandon ship) and a hard hat. The space is small, but has all of the necessities. Each cabin also has a sink, medicine cabinet and plenty of hooks to hang towels and jackets on. Most cabins share a toilet and shower with the cabin next door. The water pressure in the showers is amazingly strong and we don't have to worry about running out of hot water. The JR even provides soap and towels!

The toilets (aka "heads") are pretty good on the scale of marine toilets. They operate by vacuum, so to flush them, you just push a button and away everything goes. They operate similar to toilets on airplanes. However, they break fairly easily, so there are some rules: only toilet paper--the kind wrapped in the green-printed paper--can go in the toilet, only push the flush button once, and if you think you need to, give a "courtesy flush" halfway through your process.


Beyond that, the wonderful JR stewards make our beds and clean our cabins every morning. We get fresh towels and can also have laundry done daily, we just set it outside our door in the morning. Our clothes are delivered clean and folded in the afternoon. What more could we ask for?

Sink in a JR Cabin





All the comforts of home PLUS maid service. NICE! Enjoy!

looks like a comfortable

looks like a comfortable place to live! are all the the cabin walls white?

It is a comfortable place to

It is a comfortable place to live. And we're really only in our cabins to sleep. The walls are kind of a grayish white and they are magnetic. Pretty cool, huh?

Hi! Thats pretty amazing that

Thats pretty amazing that you beds are made for you and your laundry is also done for you! I guess with all the other excitement going on throughout the ship you wouldnt have time to do those small tasks. Does it ever make you claustraphobic being in such a small room packed with so much? Thanks for sharing about the accomodations of the ship!
Emily McNerney

Hi Emily, At first, I thought

Hi Emily,
At first, I thought I was going to be claustrophobic in the room, since there aren't any portholes, but once I moved in and got settled, I wasn't at all. It's really cozy and I have a great roommate (also named Emily) so it's been extra fun!

I'll show my students!! I

I'll show my students!! I didn't take pictures of the showers and toilet. I bumped my head on the hand rail when reaching to pick up droped soap the first time as we were in transit. Next time I held on!. I like the cushioning on the bunk ladder. I wish I had thought of that. It is hard on the feet so early in the morning without them! Thanks for sharing, -Jackie

Hi Jackie - I can't take

Hi Jackie - I can't take credit for the cushioning on the ladder. It was there when we moved in. The showers are pretty small, but it makes it easy to take a quick shower. We've had pretty calm seas most of the trip, so there hasn't been much rocking and rolling. We've been lucky!