There is a surprise awaiting passengers who book a very specific room on certain Royal Caribbean cruise ships. Not many people know about it and many are pleasantly surprised when they find themselves in this stateroom onboard the Liberty of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, or Freedom of the Seas. The cabin is affectionately known as the “cow butt” room and if you get the pleasure of staying in it, you also get a few special perks.
What Makes This Room Special?
The cabin called the “Ben & Jerry’s Sweet” by Royal Caribbean, is an inside cabin with a window that looks onto the Royal Promenade. The view from the window happens to be the derrieres of two life-size cow figurines that are on the porch of the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Shop on board the ship. So to compensate for the “view” from this room, Royal Caribbean decided to have a little fun with the cabin. Not only is it called the Ben & Jerry’s Sweet, it is also decorated in cow motif. This includes cow bedding and pillows, and even cow pictures on the wall!
What are the Perks of the “Cow Butt” Room?
While the décor is all good fun, unless you really like cows, this probably isn’t enough to make you want to book this room. However, there are also some real “sweet” perks including free ice cream! Yes, Royal Caribbean gives you seven vouchers per person to enjoy free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream throughout the cruise.
The other really “sweet” perk is access to the Concierge Club on Deck 10. Aside from guests staying in the Ben & Jerry’s room, (which is cabin 6305 by the way) the only guests allowed in this Concierge Club are those who have paid for a true suite on the ship. Perks of this club include a private daily continental breakfast, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks before and after dinner, and even reservations for the onboard shows.
So for a fun and one-of-a-kind adventure, the next time you book a cruise on Royal Caribbean, consider asking for the Ben & Jerry’s Sweet. It doesn’t cost any more than other rooms of the same type and the perks that come along with it really are “sweet”!
Photo credit: ‘Independence of the Seas in Cozumel‘ by Tyler McCall