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Old August 23rd, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Arrow Royal Princess balcony cabins - which cabin area is best?

I am pretty ignorant on these ships and am considering a cruise to Alaska next summer on this ship. I usually book minisuites but there are none on this ship. I can't afford the suites...

Are there any covered balconies? Are the aft balconies worth it? Are any balconies larger then another.

Any areas to stay away from?

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Old August 23rd, 2009, 01:38 PM
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Avoid forward facing balconies.

Cabins on Deck 7 are very convenient....and all balconies are covered, except for the ones on the stern (they are partically covered).

All port and starboard cabins have the same sized balconies.

When picking a cabin, make sure it is not a cabin with a door to an adjoining cabin...if it is, you will not get a sofa. You will get a chair instead.

We did Alaska last summer on her sistership, the Tahitian.

I consider BCs to be good value. Check the location of 7088, as an example.....it has a firewall beside it that makes it a quieter location.... but is only one cabin away from the more expensie cabin.

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Old August 23rd, 2009, 04:05 PM
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Thanks for everything! I checked all the aft cabins and they are taken for the 2 sailings I am considering. I will focus on Deck 7.

Did the cabins seem roomy? I really love this itinerary and am hoping that I don't feel the cabin is too small.

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Old August 23rd, 2009, 04:20 PM
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We had a balcony on the Tahitian and had deck 7. We thought it was great. It did seem pretty roomy and had a small couch near the door to the balcony. I hear the other balcony rooms on other type of ships don't have a couch, only a chair, so does that mean they are smaller? I'm not sure though, we have only had a balcony on the Tahitian. Looking forward to having one on the Ruby in November on Caribe!
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