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Lake City, Fl
86 Posts
Joined Feb 2018
Ship: Caribbean Princess

Class: BC

Deck: 14

Stateroom # R338

Category: Balcony

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port (Forward)

Connects With Cabin #: N/A

Accessible: No

Quiet: Not really

Balcony Size: Standard

View: Left to Right, good. Downward, obstruction.

Privacy Issues: No.

Wind: Can be windy, at times.

Soot: No problem

Problems: This balcony rm, just under deck 15. Can hear voices (when on balcony or have sliding door open) and can hear people walking above this room on deck. Attendants clean in early morning, 04:30-05:30, can hear them sliding deck chairs/tables around. Gets quiet around/after 01:00 in morning, when most venues are closed. Also, this ship, for most balcony rooms, deck 10-14, each of these floors are (tiered) outward, deck 14 and downwards. Can see into other balconys below you. This outward tiering prevents a good downward look to the water-somewhat.

Comments: Nice stateroom, halfway between stairwells/elevators. If one likes the nightlife, this is the room for you. For those who prefer getting to sleep earlier, this room may be too noisy for them. Great view from balcony, depending on wind currents, can get windy.
Georgia, USA
136 Posts
Joined Aug 2013
Ship - Island Princess


Deck - 9 - Dolphin

Stateroom - #D624

Category - BD

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - Port

Connects With Cabin # N/A

Accessible - No

Quiet - Yes

Balcony Size - Regular

View - excellent view

Privacy Issues - none

Wind - none

Soot - none

Problems - none

Comments - This was a great cabin with a lot of storage, nice size balcony that has dividers that can be pulled back to join your neighbor...we traveled with friends next door. This was an Alaska cruise so we used it a lot! No problems at all with our cabin... it was great.
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*Radiance of the Seas....May 23, 2014....Alaska
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New England/Canada
*Island Princess....June 21, 2017....Alaska
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Atlanta, GA
250 Posts
Joined Jun 2011


Deck Baja

Stateroom # B304


Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

Connects With Cabin #

Accessible Y

Quiet Y

Balcony Size Normal


Privacy Issues None

Wind No issues

Soot No


Comments Lovely HC accessible cabin with a good-sized fold-down shower seat. Easy access to fore elevators.
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April 2004 - Golden Princess - Eastern Caribbean
Nov 2011 - Jewel of the Seas - Western Caribbean
Dec 2014 - Brilliance of the Seas - Western Caribbean
Feb 2016 - Emerald Princess - Eastern Caribbean
Feb 2017 - Star Princess - Hawaii!
Feb 2018 - Crown Princess - Eastern Caribbean
Feb 2019 - Regal Princess - Western Caribbean
Feb 2020 - Crown Princess - Southern Caribbean
Washington, DC
26 Posts
Joined Sep 2010

Class: Royal Class


Stateroom #: E729

Category: Full Suite

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: STARBOARD AFT

Connects With Cabin #: N/A

Accessible: No (there was a step in and out of the bathroom and the passageway where the closets are is very narrow)

Quiet: No, though only in 2 instances. (1) Although it is directly above the Vista Lounge, we never heard anything until the last night of our 5-day. We heard a lot of thumping bass until midnight. That is the ONLY time we heard anything from the Vista. (2) Sometimes you could hear an engine-type noise, but it seemed to happen very rarely (fewer than three times over 5 days and only for a short period—less than an hour). I really never heard anything else (we did have some loud neighbors above us but it was only noticeable when they were on their balcony).

Balcony Size: OVERSIZED (very). The balcony is ENORMOUS. There are two doors, one adjacent to the bedroom and one at the living room. There is a large table with chairs at the LR door, then a large expanse of space until you get to the 2 loungers (and small table between them) that are at the largest curve of the balcony as it wraps from aft to starboard. Lounge chairs can lay flat with a lot of room to the railing to walk by--no sideways chair problems here. The BR side has a small table and 2 chairs.

View: None. It’s totally unobstructed. You actually get a great view because of the wraparound.

Privacy Issues: None that I could see. Because of the cake-layer type setup of the ship (Emerald is the lowest balcony level at the back of the ship since underneath it is the Vista Lounge), technically the folks above us could have leaned over their balcony and seen us, but . . .

Wind: There were some issues with that. It was too windy to do our balcony dinner one night but that was just once. I was able to sit out there and there were a few nights we left the cushions out there (our steward would usually bring them in) and they had only moved about a bit.

Soot: I had heard that this could be a problem but I only saw the tiniest bit of soot on the larger table. I walked in socks and barefoot on the balcony and never noticed a soot problem.

Problems: It’s at the very back of the boat and the ship is large, so my 71 year old mother who has breathing problems had a rough time getting from other areas on the ship.

Comments: Wake view is amazing. Balcony isn't covered (just a small overhang that really doesn't count).

Suite perks are also amazing (and worth it).

They provide bath salts for the tub, which was very nice, and the shower was roomy. Only one toilet, in its own cubicle (with sink). Lot of room by the sinks in the shower/tub area to store things.

Our muster station was RIGHT below us (one level) so that was super easy.

The doors to the balcony slid open and if you didn't close them firmly, when the ship rocked, the door would slide back open.

The fridge is TINY (but nice to have).

My mother usually has motion sickness issues but you rarely feel like you're on a boat on this ship. She stopped taking the Dramamine the first day. The last night, as we were speeding back to Florida, you could feel a lot more motion than ever before where we were at the back, but it was still a lot less noticeable than the other ships I've sailed on! Very stable ship!

****The only other thing I’d like to bring up is that there is an outdoor smoking section directly under the room, but I never smelled any smoke. Still, if you have smoke sensitivity issues, you might not want to choose this room. I am not a smoker and don’t like smoke, but I never noticed a smell, even when we were in port and I was on my balcony. You do sometimes hear the smokers down there talking, but it’s not that noticeable.
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  • 1999 - Carnival Ecstasy (amazingly, I cannot remember where we went! From Miami to Nassau maybe...?)
  • 2002 - Carnival Imagination (from Miami to Key West, Cozumel)
  • 2003 - Norwegian Sun (from Seattle to Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Victoria BC)
  • 2006 - RC Majesty of the Seas (from Miami to Nassau) sailed March 3, 2006
  • 2007 - Carnival Liberty (from Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan, St. John, Antigua, Tortola) sailed March 3, 2007
  • 2010 - Carnival Pride (from Baltimore to Port Canaveral, Nassau, Freeport) sailed December 12, 2010
  • 2017 - Royal Princess (November 25; from Ft. Lauderdale to DR and was to be Grand Turk, but that got canceled)
1,771 Posts
Joined Sep 2005
Regal Princess
Royal Class
Marina Deck
Cabin# M107
Category: Mini suite M6 Club Class
Starboard side
Does not connect with other cabin
Balcony Size=super oversize

360 degree photo of M107 Balcony.

Full size photo @

View=Obstructed because is surrounded with steel rails not glass. When on the balcony you a 270 degree view of the front, starboard and rear.

Wind, Yes and strong if the ship is sailing into the wind. Port days and times when ship is sailing downwind are lovely.

No soot

We had no problems with this cabin.

Comments: I was worried that there would not be enough storage with out the normal closet you normally get. The storage was more than we needed. Loved how it was separated into two rooms like a real suite. The balcony door was located on the starboard facing side of the cabin and could be open even with strong winds without a problem.

If you can book M107, M108 L107 or L108 do it you will not be disappointed.

Vertical movement can happen being on the front of the ship if weather is bad, if this is an issue then don't book.
650 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Ship - Regal Princess

Class - Royal

Deck - 8

Stateroom #E630


Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - port

Connects With Cabin #

Accessible - no

Quiet - noises in the middle of the night- see below

Balcony Size - small

View - mostly good

Privacy Issues - no problem

Wind - none

Soot - none

Problems - from about 1 am to 3 am there is some sort of a metal noises, as something breaking/falling/rubbing. I called the desk and also filed a complaint, but they couldn't find anything. It happened on windy and non windy days. Once I thought I heard a chunk of something falling.

Comments - no repair, they can't find anything
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Crown Princess 2000; Dawn Princess 2002; Golden Princess 2003; Star Princess 2005; Viking Europe 2006; Star Princess 2007; Saphhire Princess 2008; Crown Princess 2009; Coral Princess 2011; Grand Princess 2011; Emerald Princess 2013 ; Emerald Princess 2014; Caribbean Princess 2015; Island Princess 2017: Regal Princess 2018 - Elite !!
16 Posts
Joined Apr 2017
Ship: Royal Princess

Class: Royal Class

Deck: Baja (11th)

Stateroom #: B508

Category: Deluxe Balcony

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port MidAft

Connects With Cabin #: N/A

Accessible: No

Quiet: Yes. Cabins below and under us, so no loud music or screeching chairs of any kind.

Balcony Size: Regular size for Princess. It is a small balcony, but we found it perfect for the two of us.

View: Great, especially since there is no tender right beneath this balcony, so you can see directly in the water.

Privacy Issues: None that we can think of.

Wind: Very windy, but isn’t the case with every balcony?

Soot: No

Problems: None. The cabin was clean and everything was working perfectly (shower, toilet, hairdryer, tv, etc.).

Comments: Would recommend this cabin to anyone
Central FLA
648 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Ship: Coral Princess

Class: ?

Deck: Caribe-10

Stateroom #: c317

Category: standard balcony

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Starboard mid forward

Connects With Cabin #: N/A

Accessible: No

Quiet: Yes. Cabins below and Above. Can slightly hear the thrusters when docking but that did not cause any disturbance

Balcony Size: half covered, super-sized 9ft x9ft; 2 chairs footrests and table large enough for dining; steward was able to get 2 more chairs for our friends still plenty of room; these caribe deck balconies are our favorite and are good value if you can book them with the right promotion

View: Good, forward views blocked slightly by the bump out section; view down directly from the rail is to dolphin mini suite balconies; good view of water when seated

Privacy Issues: the bump out cabins just forward of us can see into the other balconies; cabins above can see you if you’re at the rail. I knew this ahead of time, plus No one in our Area used the balcony as much as we did, so it was not a big deal.

Wind: The usual amount of wind, very comfortable out there the whole cruise

Soot: No

Problems: None. The cabin was clean and everything was working perfectly (shower, toilet, hairdryer, tv, etc.).New bed was very comfortable

Comments: Would recommend this cabin to anyone. Easy access to the central elevator down to atrium or forward elevator up to pool deck/buffet ( which is forward on the Coral). This was our second time on the Coral, last time was c722 mini, great cabin but long walk everywhere
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Coral Princess 2018 Partial Panama Canal
Coral Princess 2015 Voyage of the Glaciers NB
Crown Princess 2011 Western Carribbean
Crown Princess 2009 Eastern Carribbean
Norwegian Sun 2008 Western Carribbean
Golden Princess 2004 Eastern Carribbean
New Mexico
5,517 Posts
Joined Apr 2011
Ship: Star Princess

Class: Grand

Deck: Emerald, Deck 8
Stateroom: # E719

Category :ME

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Starboard, Stern (Aft)

Connects With Cabin #

Accessible: No

Quiet: No. Loud pump/motor noise 3-4 times per hour, 24 hrs a day. No noise from lounge underneath.

Balcony Size: Covered, has table and two of the blue reclining chairs

View: Sliding doors so full side view

Privacy Issues: None


Soot: None

Problems: Smoking station under cabin on Deck 7. Can limit balcony use on port days. Tolerable on sea days.

Comments[/quote]Hairdryer inconsistent in how it works
Adelaide SA
44 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Ship Diamond Princess

Class Grand

Deck 11 Baja

Cabin # B750

Category Grand Suite

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port/stern

Connects With Cabin # NA


Quiet NO Bedroom has noise from pool above when ship is moving and also

early morning Pool cleaning

Balcony Size Large but narrow outside lounge door, room for only 2 chairs

and overlooked, area outside Bedroom recessed and larger,
room for table with 4 chairs and 2 loungers

View Good wake view

Privacy Issues port side of Balcony overlooked from pool area

Wind None

Soot None

Problems Water splashing from side to side in Terrace Pool directly above bedroom made it impossible to sleep some nights and had to use to folded out bed in the lounge area where there was no noise.

Comments This suite was well appointed but getting tired few things not working which are special to this suite would not go in this suite on Grand class of this type again because of pool above bedroom
United States
45 Posts
Joined May 2015
Ship -- Crown Princess

Class -- Grand ??

Deck -- Dolphin

Stateroom # -- 101/105

Category -- Family Suite

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern -- Starboard Forward

Connects With Cabin # -- N/A

Accessible -- N/A

Quiet -- Yes

Balcony Size -- Good

View -- Excellent

Privacy Issues -- None

Wind -- In port - N/A, At Sea - Okay

Soot -- N/A

Problems -- None

Comments -- Very nice for a Family or large group. Essentially, two Mini-Suites combined. Sleeps up to 8. Room is spacious. Room steward was very attentive. Two bathrooms. Both couches in the family room are worn, slightly ragged. Very difficult to sit without sliding off. 3 TVs allowed for viewing for different tastes. Good value!
Would book again in a heartbeat!
21 Posts
Joined Mar 2018
Ship: Regal Princess


Deck: 14

Stateroom # R516

Category IB (Guarantee)

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - Port Stern

Connects With Cabin # No

Accessible No

Quiet Yes

Balcony Size None

View None

Privacy Issues Center Door into Bedroom area

Wind N/A

Soot N/A


Comments - Nice Cabin, Large closet area outside bathroom
Northwestern NJ
2,780 Posts
Joined Jul 2006
Ship: Ruby Princess
Deck: Emerald (8)
Cabin # 630
Category Obstructed OV
Connects With Cabin #
Accessible: No
Quiet: Not really (see below)
Balcony Size: N/A
View: Decent; no real obstruction out
Privacy Issues: None
Wind: N/A
Soot: N/A
Problems: When tenders are raised or lowered, there is a significant amount of noise. Also lots of noise at odd times from outside somewhere. There was also a constant sound, like a foghorn, that was regular throughout the entire trip.
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Auckland NZ
1,595 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Ship: Sun Princess
Deck: Caribe (9)
Cabin # 314
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: mid forward
Connects With Cabin # No
Accessible: YES
Quiet: Yes
Balcony Size: N/A
View: N/A
Privacy Issues: None
Wind: N/A
Soot: N/A
Problems: None. Great cabin Steward
Perfect size. Plenty of storage. Nine drawers plus one three drawer bedside . Wevhad as a Queen, but would be better as a twin.
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Future Cruises

Majestic Princess - Auckland to Sydney (12 nights Club Class Mini Suite Accessible Cabin B433)
Christmas 2018 - Move over cruise from Dec 2016
Majestic Princess - Sydney to NZ Return (13 nights Accessible Balcony Stateroom D303) New Year (B2B)
Past Cruises

Sun Princess - Auckland to Sydney (4 nights Inside Accessible Cabin C314) $100 more than flying so a no brainer!
April 2018 Sun Princess - South Pacific (12 nights Oceanview Accessible Stateroom D311) Leaving the house so we can have renovations done June 2017
Golden Princess - Australia / New Zealand BUT Auckland to Auckland (13 nights Balcony Accessible Stateroom C301) Christmas / New Year 2016 Cancelled by an excellent move over offer
Golden Princess - Australia / New Zealand (13 nights Interior Accessible Stateroom E716) Christmas / New Year 2015 (again!)
Celebrity Solstice - 3 Feb 2013 - had to cancel but an honorary Roll Call member until embarkation.
Celebrity Century - Australia/New Zealand (13 nights in an OceanView Accessible Stateroom 5061) Christmas/New Year 2011 - another wonderful cruise with a great bunch of CCer's

Diamond Princess - Australia/New Zealand (12 nights with a Balcony Accessible stateroom C302) Christmas/New Year 2010 (Fantastic thanks to the wonderful CCer's On board)
Southern Cross - CTC Cruises - Pacific Islands (8 days) Christmas 1996
Fairstar - Sitmar - Hong Kong, China, Korea, Japan back to Sydney (29 days) June 1989
Fairstar - Sitmar - Singapore to Sydney via Japan (28 days) June 1988
Bellingham, WA
48 Posts
Joined May 2014
Ship: Royal Princess
Date: May 1-13, 2018
Class: Suite
Deck: Riviera (14)
Cabin # R730
Category: Aft Penthouse Suite
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port/Stern
Connects With Cabin # No
Accessible: No
Quiet: Yes
Balcony Size: Along with Sister cabin largest on ship
View: From the Stern, full view, very nice
Privacy Issues: There is some issue with people looking down from deck 15,16,17 - but only at the edge of the deck
Wind: Can get windy but was not an issue at all during our cruise
Soot: Yes, no matter what has been said, we had soot almost every day when it was not raining. The cabin steward had to wash down the deck, but it still left black streaks on deck and walls. It was not a lot, but had to leave the deck during the day because the ash was falling on the deck.
Problems: If you picked this cabin because you wanted to spend time on the large deck, I would say you will be disappointed. Aside from soot, the room is spacious, well appointed, plenty of room. I will not pick this cabin again.
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10/03/2019 - Hawaii (Celebrity Eclipse)
05/01/2018 - British Isles (Royal Princess)
11/03/2014 - Australia-New Zealand (Celebrity Solstice)
05/29/2011 - Alaska Inside Passage (Sapphire Princess)
07/22/2008 - Classical Mediterranean (Celebrity Summit)
west palm beach fl
2,047 Posts
Joined Mar 2001

Class Royal

Deck Riviera

Stateroom # R728

Category DD

[b] Port


Quiet slight vibration buy just made it easier to sleep

Balcony Size usual two chairs and small table

View side

Privacy Issues VERY PRIVATE



Problems NONE

Comments Nice size room, roomy closet, very (too)hot water in shower, slight vibration but not unpleasant. good size television but sound a little tinny. great stewardess, Lily.
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Sandi and George
2018-Royal Princess-06/06/18-British Isles with Liverpool
2018-Carnival Glory-01/27/18-Western Caribbean
2017-Carnival Paradise-7/13/17-Cuba
2017-HAL Nieuw Amsterdam 1/18/17-southern wayfarer
2016-Carnival Breeze 3/12/16 -Southern Caribbean
2015-Grand Celebration 7/25/15 Bahamas, 2015-Carnival Conquest 2/07/15 eastern Carribean
2014-Carnival Sunshine 5/17/14 eastern Carribean, 2013-HAL Eurodam 4/19/13 Med
2012-Carnival Glory-western Carribean, 2011-Carnival Miracle- Southern Carribean
2010-Bahamas Celebration- a quick weekend, 2010-Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas transatlantic, 2009-Carnival Miracle -Mid Caribbean, 2008-Carnival Freedom mediterrean, Greece and Turkey
2007-Carnival Liberty-exotic western Caribbean, 2006-Sun princess-Caribbean, 2005-Holland America -Westerdam southern Caribbean, 2005-Liberty-Bahamas 2004-Royal Princess-British Isles and Western Europe
2003-Carnival Pride exotic western Caribbean, 2002-Carnival Legend exotic southern Caribbean, 2001-Carnival Triumph eastern
2000-Royal Caribbean splendor of the Seas Caribbean circle-1999 Carnival Destiny-Caribbean, 1998-Regal Princess Panama Canal
1997-Carnival Sensation eastern Caribbean , 1996-Carnival Imagination western with kids
1995-Carnival Imagination western, 1994-Dolphin, 1993-Royal Majesty-Caribbean, 1986-Princess-Bahamas, 1984-Ameriquest-Caribbean
Ontario, Canada
58 Posts
Joined Mar 2017
Ship Royal Princess


Deck Emerald

Stateroom # 415

Category BV


Connects With Cabin # N/A

Accessible No

Quiet Yes

Balcony Size Normal

View Classified as obstructed. Not obstructed when you look forward. See

Privacy Issues Can see seawalk when look up

Wind No

Soot No

Problems Washroom smells and the water irritates eyes. Not sure if this is a cabin specific sanitary issue.

Comments Good value for money. Mid ship and classified as obstructed but has good view.
North East England
115 Posts
Joined Aug 2008
Ship Sapphire


Deck Aloha Deck 12

Stateroom # 510

Category BB

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

Connects With Cabin #

Accessible No

Quiet see below

Balcony Size Normal

View unobstructed

Privacy Issues none

Wind no issues

Soot no issues

Problems Noise from the Lido deck very noticeable in this cabin. Scrapping of chairs etc sounded like low rumbling thunder at times. Didn't really cause me a problem as we didn't spend too much time in the cabin but could be a problem for a light sleeper.

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Sheila & David
2020 - Celebrity Millenium - China, Korea & Japan
2019 - Royal Princess - Pacific Coastal
2018 - Sapphire Princess - Baltic Cruise
2017 - Emerald Princess - Auckland - Sydney + Australian Land Tour
2016 - Sapphire Princess - Malaysia & Thailand Grand Adventure
2014 - Diamond Princess - Singapore - Yokohama
2008 - Diamond Princess - Alaska
2 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Ship Coral Princess


Deck Aloha

Stateroom #528

Category BC

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

Connects With Cabin #


Quiet yes

Balcony Size

View blocked on top by deck above

Privacy Issues




270 Posts
Joined May 2011
Ship Royal Princess
Cabin # M523
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port
Connects With Cabin # None
Quiet NO -- we were given a free upgrade to this room because of a glitch in our original booking. It was under part of a restaurant, but we were told they close at 10 p.m. and it would be fine. It's a mini-suite and much more space for three, but what they didn't tell us is that carts run across the floor all night. Finally by the third night we complained and they rerouted the cards and the rest of the cruise was quiet. We'd do this room again, but would mention rerouting the carts at the beginning of the cruise
Balcony Size Very nice for 3
View No obstructions
Privacy Issues None
Wind No problem
Soot None that we experienced
Problems See comments under "Quiet" above
Comments The room is a great size and layout and overall we had a great time.