Covered or Uncovered??

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#1
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We will be on the Grand in cabin D702 a minisuite, can anyone tell me if the balcony will be covered or uncovered. I have a feeling it will be uncovered but I am not sure.

Thanks everyone!
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#3
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All AE, AC, AB and AA mini suites on the Dolphin deck have uncovered balconies. If you want a covered balcony in a mini suite, you will need to book and AD mini on the Emerald deck. You may check with Princess or your TA and see if any of these are available if you want a covered balcony for your mini suite.
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Cher7 is asking about GRAND Princess which is different from Crown, Emerald, & Ruby.

We had an AA mini-suite (D506) on Grand a couple of years ago and it was covered in the back for two chairs & table ... and uncovered in the front with another two chairs. We don't use our balcony lots but rather liked the covered/uncovered it offered.

Our AA mini-suites on Crown & Emerald have always been totally uncovered.
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Originally posted by OCruisers

Cher7 is asking about GRAND Princess which is different from Crown, Emerald, & Ruby.

We had an AA mini-suite (D506) on Grand a couple of years ago and it was covered in the back for two chairs & table ... and uncovered in the front with another two chairs. We don't use our balcony lots but rather liked the covered/uncovered it offered.
What you describe as a mini balcony on the Grand, is more like a Caribe deck balcony...half covered / half uncovered.

I've sailed the Grand three times and remember the mini suite balconies along the side of the ship on Dolphin deck to be fully open with no covering at all.

The OP's cabin, D702, is on the port side and the balcony is not covered at all.

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Originally posted by OCruisers
Cher7 is asking about GRAND Princess which is different from Crown, Emerald, & Ruby.

We had an AA mini-suite (D506) on Grand a couple of years ago and it was covered in the back for two chairs & table ... and uncovered in the front with another two chairs. We don't use our balcony lots but rather liked the covered/uncovered it offered.

Our AA mini-suites on Crown & Emerald have always been totally uncovered.
Sounds like the Island or Coral
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
We have a AC on dolphin deck on the Princess. Does that mean it is covered, uncovered or half/half?
I meant to say it is a Mini suite.
#9
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Originally posted by MicCanberra
We have a AC on dolphin deck on the Princess. does that mean it is covered, uncovered or half/half?

Which ___________ Princess?
#10
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Originally posted by OCruisers
Cher7 is asking about GRAND Princess which is different from Crown, Emerald, & Ruby.

We had an AA mini-suite (D506) on Grand a couple of years ago and it was covered in the back for two chairs & table ... and uncovered in the front with another two chairs. We don't use our balcony lots but rather liked the covered/uncovered it offered.

Our AA mini-suites on Crown & Emerald have always been totally uncovered.
I've sailed on the Grand twice. The minis are the same as the other ships you describe. All of the Dolphin deck minis are uncovered. I believe you are thinking of the balcony cabins on the Caribe deck.
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#11
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Originally posted by Cher7
We will be on the Grand in cabin D702 a minisuite, can anyone tell me if the balcony will be covered or uncovered. I have a feeling it will be uncovered but I am not sure.

Thanks everyone!
Have you checked the availability of mini suites on the Emerald deck for your upcoming cruise? If there are cabins available in the AD category, you could downgrade to one of those cabins if you would like a covered balcony. These are great cabins.
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Regal Princess - July 2015 (Scandinavia and Russia)
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)