We put a hold on E401 this past Friday (Grand Princess) and from the diagrams it shows no lifeboats outside. There are several cabins like this and also some further back on the ship. Your pictures are showing a lot of machinery and paraphenalia outside. I'm wondering if it is the same on the Grand as on the Golden. Our travel agent did call Princess directly and they told her "they didn't know." Has anyone actually booked that cabin? I don't want to put a deposit on it until I actually know what gives. Thanks a lot. The pictures are a huge help.We've booked E404 on the Grand for Jan. According to the photos posted here, there are walkways to get to the canisters holding the inflatable rafts. The canisters are below the sight line out the window. So it's not as bad as having one of the larger orange boats outside your window.
40+ ocean cruises completed on Princess, Celebrity, HAL
Sep. 2016 - Caribbean Princess 17-nt WB TA, Southampton-NYC
Jan. 2017 - Caribbean Princess 14-nt FLL to Caribbean (western and southern)
Apr. 2017 - HAL Zuiderdam 16-nt EB TA, FLL-Copenhagen
Oct.. 2017 - Royal Princess 15-nt WB TA, Barcelona-FLL