Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "P - Z" > Princess Cruises
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Princess Cruises
Read thousands of Princess Cruise Reviews from real cruisers and compare the best Princess Cruise Deals

NEW! Find Your PRINCESS Roll Call

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old April 15th, 2009, 01:39 PM
floridacruisegirl's Avatar
floridacruisegirl floridacruisegirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 168
Default Cabin (forward/backward facing cabin furniture)

Hi every one!

I am booked on a Coral Princess cruise to Alaska. Does any one know if D717 (Dolphin deck AC mini suite) is forward facing or backward facing? I am hoping it is forward - please let me know.

Thank you so much!

Last edited by floridacruisegirl; April 15th, 2009 at 01:39 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #2  
Old April 15th, 2009, 01:46 PM
R&G R&G is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 115
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridacruisegirl View Post
Hi every one!

I am booked on a Coral Princess cruise to Alaska. Does any one know if D717 (Dolphin deck AC mini suite) is forward facing or backward facing? I am hoping it is forward - please let me know.

Thank you so much!
You want a forward facing balcony? Gonna get mighty breezy!! Aft is far superior.
__________________
Rick & Gerri
Emerald Seas 84
Jubilee 86
Norwegian Sky 89
Regent Rainbow 93
Norway 94
Monarch of the Seas 96
Radiance of the Seas 02
Constellation 03
Glory 06
Caribbean Princess 08

"Rum ain't Drinking...It's surviving!!"

Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old April 15th, 2009, 01:49 PM
prg2101's Avatar
prg2101 prg2101 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 1,308
Default

I didnt think Princess ships had forward facing Balconies......We had one on NCL (forward) and indeed it was very breezy....lol

John
__________________
NCL Crown 5/06----Bermuda
NCL Gem 12/07---Fl & Bahamas
RCCL Voyager of the Seas 8/08--Europe
Caribbean Princess 5/09---Eastern Caribbean
NCL Dawn 6/18/10---Back to Bermuda!!
Carnival Miracle 5/24/11---Caribbean
Reply With Quote

  #4  
Old April 15th, 2009, 01:56 PM
chrysalis's Avatar
chrysalis chrysalis is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 13,237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by prg2101 View Post
I didnt think Princess ships had forward facing Balconies......We had one on NCL (forward) and indeed it was very breezy....lol

John
The Royal, Tahitian and Pacifac all have forward facing cabins with balconies.
Reply With Quote

  #5  
Old April 15th, 2009, 01:58 PM
Poulsbo Cruisers Poulsbo Cruisers is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 630
Default

Although the original question is a little confusing, I think the OP is asking whether or not the sofa and bed in their mini suite is facing toward the bow or the stern of the ship. I have seen other posters in the past concerned with this same issue. For the most part every other cabin is arranged with opposite of the cabin next to it.
__________________
Prior Cruises
River Splendor – August 2013 (Budapest to Amsterdam/River Cruise)
Crown Princess – June 2012 (Mediterranean)
Crown Princess - June 2009 (Mediterranean/Europe)
Tahitian Princess - September 2007 (South Pacific)
Grand Princess - June 2006 (Mediterranean)
Sea Princess - April 2000 (Western Caribbean)
Grand Princess - May 1999 (Eastern Caribbean)
HAL Maasdam - October 1998 (Columbia River)
Celebrity Mercury - April 1998 (Western Caribbean)
RCCL Song of America - March 1997 (Mexican Riviera)
Carnival Sensation - March 1996 (Eastern Caribbean)
RCCL Monarch - May 1994 (Southern Caribbean)
NCL Seaward - April 1993 (Western Caribbean)
NCL Westward - April 1992 (Mexican Riviera)
NCL Norway - May 1990 (Eastern Caribbean)

Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #6  
Old April 15th, 2009, 01:59 PM
chrysalis's Avatar
chrysalis chrysalis is offline
10,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 13,237
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridacruisegirl View Post
Hi every one!

I am booked on a Coral Princess cruise to Alaska. Does any one know if D717 (Dolphin deck AC mini suite) is forward facing or backward facing? I am hoping it is forward - please let me know.

Thank you so much!
Your cabin is on the side of the ship, as you probably know from looking at the deck plans.

Are you wondering which way your bed faces?
Reply With Quote

  #7  
Old April 15th, 2009, 02:13 PM
floridacruisegirl's Avatar
floridacruisegirl floridacruisegirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 168
Default

Hello - I apologize for the confusion. Yes, my cabin is a starboard cabin...I meant to ask which way the furniture faces. I'm aware it will be opposite of adjacent cabins, but was wondering if anyone knows if my cabin, in particular, is one that has forward or backward facing furniture/bed. It is D717 on the dolphin deck (Coral Princess).

thank you!!!
Reply With Quote

  #8  
Old April 15th, 2009, 02:17 PM
goingcruisinn goingcruisinn is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 14
Default Probably best to call Princess on this one

I think that with this specificity you should call Princess Cruises at
800-princess. You may get some guesses from here but in this case
I would go to the "horses mouth".
Reply With Quote

  #9  
Old April 15th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Colo Cruiser's Avatar
Colo Cruiser Colo Cruiser is offline
40,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: COLORADO
Posts: 40,852
Default

D-719 on the Island had the head of the bed aft so I would think that 717 is opposite that with the head forward.
The ships are identical.
__________________
Princess Elite Member
53 Princess Cruises



USNS HARKNESS T-AGS 32
Reply With Quote

  #10  
Old April 15th, 2009, 04:04 PM
rjack22's Avatar
rjack22 rjack22 is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Holland, Ohio USA
Posts: 1,774
Default forward or backward?

I am curious, why do you hope you face forward?

That would mean since you have a cabin on the starboard side that when you walk into your cabin your bathroom and bed would be on your right.

I asked the same question awhile back, but I didn't have a preference, just wanted to know so I could picture it in my mind.
__________________
Robin
rjack22

Royal Princess, Eastern 2/27/15
Coral Princess, Panama Canal 2/5/10
Caribbean Princess, Eastern 2/4/07
Celebrity Summit, Ultimate Southern 4/1/05
Carnival Jubilee, Western 8/1/01

Reply With Quote

  #11  
Old April 15th, 2009, 05:12 PM
floridacruisegirl's Avatar
floridacruisegirl floridacruisegirl is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: South Florida
Posts: 168
Default

Thanks for your replies.

To clarify, when we walk into our cabin, we would like the bed and bathroom to be on our left. That way, when the ship is sailing, the bed moves forward in the same direction of the ship.

I am on hold with Princess now to clarify.
Reply With Quote

  #12  
Old April 15th, 2009, 05:18 PM
rjack22's Avatar
rjack22 rjack22 is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Holland, Ohio USA
Posts: 1,774
Default side?

I suspect the bed and bath are on the right from what the other poster said.

I don't know why it matters as far as motion goes. Now if the head of the bed was on the outside wall like it is in oceanview cabins, then it would ge a different kind of movement.
__________________
Robin
rjack22

Royal Princess, Eastern 2/27/15
Coral Princess, Panama Canal 2/5/10
Caribbean Princess, Eastern 2/4/07
Celebrity Summit, Ultimate Southern 4/1/05
Carnival Jubilee, Western 8/1/01

Reply With Quote

  #13  
Old April 15th, 2009, 05:56 PM
cookingchick's Avatar
cookingchick cookingchick is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Spanish Fort, AL
Posts: 967
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridacruisegirl View Post
Thanks for your replies.

To clarify, when we walk into our cabin, we would like the bed and bathroom to be on our left. That way, when the ship is sailing, the bed moves forward in the same direction of the ship.

I am on hold with Princess now to clarify.
The bed's going to be moving forward with the ship whether it's facing fore or aft. Personally, I have never been able to tell in which direction the ship was moving while I was on it (unless the wind was blowing in my face).
__________________
CookingChick

Past and Future Cruises:

Dawn Princess - 10 Day Southern Caribbean - May 2000
Carnival Holiday - 5 Day Mexico Run - March 2007
Emerald Princess - 12 Day Mediterranean Cruise - August 2007
Carnival Holiday - 5 Day Birthday Cruise - September 2007
Carnival Holiday - 4 Day Lost Weekend Cruise - August 2008
Emerald Princess - 10 Day Caribbean Vow Renewal Cruise - April 2009
Carnival Elation - 4 Day Christmas Cruise - December 2010
Carnival Freedom - 6 Day Post-Turkey Caribbean Cruise - November 2011
Crown Princess - 12 Day Greek Isles - May 2012
Carnival Legend - 7 Day Caribbean Surprise - November 2013
Regal Princess - 3 Day Ruby to Platinum Cruise - April 2015
Royal Princess - 10 Day Eastern Caribbean Voyager - October 2015
Reply With Quote

  #14  
Old April 15th, 2009, 07:14 PM
Colo Cruiser's Avatar
Colo Cruiser Colo Cruiser is offline
40,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: COLORADO
Posts: 40,852
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridacruisegirl View Post
I am on hold with Princess now to clarify.
Good luck with that!
__________________
Princess Elite Member
53 Princess Cruises



USNS HARKNESS T-AGS 32
Reply With Quote

  #15  
Old April 16th, 2009, 01:43 PM
Retired 07 Retired 07 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: So. California
Posts: 422
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridacruisegirl View Post
Hi every one!

I am booked on a Coral Princess cruise to Alaska. Does any one know if D717 (Dolphin deck AC mini suite) is forward facing or backward facing? I am hoping it is forward - please let me know.

Thank you so much!
Two years ago, we were in D715 on the Island Princess(sister to the Coral), and when you walked into the room, the bath and bed were on the right. The head of the bed was aft, so when you are lying in bed, you are facing in the same direction that the ship is moving. So, I would assume that your mini, right next door, is the opposite.
__________________

Reply With Quote

  #16  
Old April 18th, 2009, 12:09 AM
smoosh21 smoosh21 is online now
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4,084
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by floridacruisegirl View Post
Hi every one!

I am booked on a Coral Princess cruise to Alaska. Does any one know if D717 (Dolphin deck AC mini suite) is forward facing or backward facing? I am hoping it is forward - please let me know.

Thank you so much!
I was in D416, Our cabin's couch face forward. I am guessing the cabin next to us would have faced aft. But the chair was facing aft, as it faced the couch
Are you woried about motion sickness while sitting in cabin?
__________________
8/26/02 - Carnival Sensation; 4/23/05- Oosterdam; 4/8/06 -Veendam; 1/1/07- Marco Polo to Antarctica; 5/25/07 - 9 night Explorer OTS; 2/16/08 7 night Summit; 3/09/09 - 14 night Coral Princess Full Panama Canal Transit; 11/29/09 - 7 night Liberty OTS; 11/28/10 - 7 Night Solstice; 05/01/11 - 14 Voyager OTS -TA; 9/25/11 - Serenade OTS; 1/21/12 Oasis; 5/27/12 Xpedition -Galapagos Is.; 9/28/12 Monarch OTS Bahamas; 11/25/12 Allure; 4/21/2013 Mariner - TA; 10/29/13 Royal Princess;5/20/14 Equinox Mediterranean
Upcoming:

Reply With Quote

  #17  
Old April 23rd, 2009, 04:41 PM
melbloch's Avatar
melbloch melbloch is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Israel
Posts: 568
Default crown princess C235

Quote:
Originally Posted by smoosh21 View Post
I was in D416, Our cabin's couch face forward. I am guessing the cabin next to us would have faced aft. But the chair was facing aft, as it faced the couch
Are you woried about motion sickness while sitting in cabin?
Same question, but for Crown Princess C235 - suffer from motion sickness!!!!
Melanie
Reply With Quote

  #18  
Old April 23rd, 2009, 04:51 PM
MSMcDuffy's Avatar
MSMcDuffy MSMcDuffy is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 687
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by melbloch View Post
Same question, but for Crown Princess C235 - suffer from motion sickness!!!!
Melanie
I also have motion sickness. Our couch (on HAL) was facing aft and when I sat on it sailing backwards it bothered me at first but I got used to it after a while. I think the bed situation was okay since I was lying down.

On our upcoming Princess cruise we'll have 1 or 2 chairs instead of a couch so at least I can turn them around.
Reply With Quote

  #19  
Old April 23rd, 2009, 06:33 PM
UtterCaro's Avatar
UtterCaro UtterCaro is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The mountains of NC
Posts: 857
Default

Without knowing the answer to the OP's question, I can at least sympathize. I discovered (on another cruise line) that I can't sleep with my feet facing out to sea instead of my head. It was weird -- not exactly motion sickness, but I just couldn't close my eyes because of the "wrong" orientation. I had to sleep upside down every night.

Caro
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:38 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.