Friday, May 02, 2008

A room with a view




















The Commodore the luxe class on board the Crown of Scandinavia does not come cheap. Still this has been the most comfortable trip past the Kattegat ever. It is not only the room, but all the extra service included that makes this a great way to travel. A room with a view as all cabins are equipped with their own balcony where you may enjoy the crossing in all privacy.

Location: BBBBB

Very few rooms have a better location than the commodore de luxe cabin. Located on the 10th floor of a large ship, you may experience the crossing from Oslo to Copenhagen. A magnificent view while traveling out the Oslo fjord and next morning when entering the strait of Øresund with the Swedish coast on your left and the island of Sjælland on your right. And when the weather is great, what could be better than this.

Service: BBBBB

This room has much extra to offer of service. In the adjoining commodore de luxe lounge you have a free bar with red and white wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water, and coffee and tea. At the morning you could get fresh rolls, cheese, cold cuts, jam, and cereals. During the day there were fresh vegetables, fruit, snacks with dips for you to enjoy.

The room was made up while being on land, and after a day in Copenhagen you could return to enjoy the Commodore de luxe class once again.

Hygiene: BBBBB

Immaculate. Well cleaned and maintained.

The room: BBBBB

The room was a comfortable hotel room, a small entrance area. A good sized main room with a large double bed good for two travelers, them friends or lovers.

There was a comfortable sofa and an arm chair, a small desk. The room had much storage. Two large closets and one open wardrobe, where you could store you suitcases and hang up all your clothes. A TV with remote control was hidden away in another closet.

The bathroom was rather small, still considerably more comfortable than other bathrooms experienced on these ferries. There was a large marble top with much room for your toiletries, and a comfortable sized shower with glass doors. This is a good as it gets, if you do not upgrade to a suite.

Breakfast: BBBBB

Breakfast for the commodore travelers were served at the Blue Riband restaurant, providing privacy as the breakfast for other travelers was served at the buffet restaurant 7 seas.

The breakfast was first class, as everything else. Scrambled eggs, tomato beans, sausages, crispy bacon and fried mushrooms. Cheese, cold cuts in abundance, and fruit and cereal if you want a healthier start on your day.
Other conveniences: BBBBB

A separate lounge with a flat screen TV, free wireless PC access and two PCs available for guests traveling without their own computer.

Very comfortable lounge away from all the commotion on board the ship.

All guests was given a discount coupon with 50 DKK off any purchase of a glass of red wine in the ships wine bar. Room service available.

Price: BBBB

NOK 36oo or €450 for the room is expensive, but you get much for your money, so I will not say that it is worth it.

Rating the Commodore de luxe experience: BBBBB- (4,85 points)

A great way to travel to Copenhagen. A recommended getaway for a romantic couple.

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Here is a short film clip showing the cabin.

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