There should be a small mini-bar type of refrigerator in the cabin. It will be stocked with items and someone will check it each day to replenish and record what you used.
What I don't actually like about this arrangement is that there isn't much in there that I want, and I'd prefer to order or purchase (or bring along) things that I want, but there isn't much room in there after they stock it. I'd prefer more soft drinks instead of all the liquor and mixers. But to each his own.
Long story short, yes, there is a small refrigerator.
We made sure there was a fridge because of my husband's insulin. They said we could just take the stuff out of the fridge and store it in a drawer or whatever, if we didn't want to use it. So that's what we did. That way, we could bring a few things back from the Lido for later on in the evening. Just before we left the room for good at the end of the cruise, we replaced all the stuff. I had only used one can of Coke during the whole week.
If you do empty the fridge, make sure you tell your cabin steward and also inform him where you have stashed the goods. That way when the wine steward checks the fridge each day, he will know that you have removed the contents and not consumed them. (smile)
Lots of good suggestions! I know whenever I have a question now, I just email Holland and within a couple of days, I have an email back. I asked about floating items for use in the pool and they said that would be fine, as long as I understand they get stored in our cabin.
We had a frig/mini bar on the zuiderdam Balconey cabin and put our wine in it but my husband overheard someone say it was just a cooler and did not get cool enough for milk or yogurt. We did put a carton of milk in there from room service and it did not really feel cold enough so I tossed it the next day.
You're right, they don't seem like "real" refrigerators, and they're so enclosed that they heat up around them a bit. We always get a bucket of ice each day to put in the fridge and that helps to keep things cooler. The room steward will do that for you. Just ask if they don't do it automatically.