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64 Posts
Joined Feb 2016



Stateroom # C 748

Category s2

[b] PORT

[b]Connects With Cabin- NONE

Accessible good but step in bathroom and shower

Quiet very quite, except for the sound of the wake ( a bit like a waterfall)

Balcony Size Large 18 x 9 two lounges and table with four chairs
View AFT

Privacy Issues none totally private

Wind none

Soot none

Problems none

Comments greatcabin, easy to find ( at the end of passage ) lifts close by to go down to 7Sabatinis breakfast and up to 17 Skywalkers cocktails. Very comfortable

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why didn't we go cruising before ???
Vancouver, BC
491 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
Ship - Grand

Class - Grand

Deck - Aloha

Stateroom # A749

Category - OE

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - Stern

Connects With Cabin # N/A

Accessible - No

Quiet - Yes

Balcony Size - N/A

View - OK. 2 small portholes. The view depends on how clean they are - mostly just provide natural light

Privacy Issues - VERY private

Wind - N/A

Soot - N/A

Problems - Light fixture in bathroom shook lose and fell - repaired quickly

Comments - Ship movement can really be felt this in this room, a lot of vibration when docking.
Vancouver, BC
491 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
Ship - Crown & Ruby

Class - Grand

Deck - Riviera

Stateroom # R745

Category - IE

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - Starboard/Stern

Connects With Cabin # N/A

Accessible - No

Quiet - Yes - Very occasional overhead chair movement during daylight hours (Terrace dining area - not pool chairs)

Balcony Size - N/A

View - N/A

Privacy Issues - None

Wind - N/A

Soot - N/A

Problems - None

Comments - Great location near Terrace
73 Posts
Joined May 2017
Ship: Island Princess

Class: Panamax

Deck: Dolphin

Cabin #: D727

Category: OY

Area: Stern/Starboard

View: Obstructed, not really

Connect: No

Privacy: Somewhat, there is a crew ladder outside window but never saw anybody out there

Problems: Slight vibration, slept good

Comments: Room added in 2015, new bed=comfy, nice bathroom, shower with foot shelf. Picture: room is left of the man on his balcony
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2017 Crown Princess, 14 day Quebec City to Ft Lauderdale
2017 Island Princess, 15 day Panama Ft Lauderdale to LA B2B with 6 day LA to Vancouver
2015 Emerald Princess, 7 day Western Ft Lauderdale RT
2014 Caribbean Princess, 5 day Eastern Ft Lauderdale RT
2014 Caribbean Princess, 7 day Western Houston RT
2013 Coral Princess, 10 day Panama Ft Lauderdale RT
2012 Oosterdam Holland, 7 day Alaska Seattle RT
2011 Crown Princess, 7 day Western Ft Lauderdale RT
2010 Sapphire Princess, 7 day Alaska Seattle RT
Palm Springs, CA
10 Posts
Joined Jul 2017

Class: Grand

Deck: 15 - LIDO

Stateroom # L210

Category: Balcony (BF)

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port

Connects With Cabin #: Next to L206 & L214


Quiet: Yes. Some minor noise when on balcony from people walking on decking of Deck 16, but never noticed in room, only when outside on balcony.

Balcony Size: Standard (See pictures)

View: Great views. Can see Port-Side bridge from balcony but still enough privacy to not feel like they were looking in at all.

Privacy Issues: None

Wind: Not an issue with the room and surprisingly not any more than expected on the balcony.

Soot: None

Problems: Not really see comments below.

Comments: See our information below!

Room Features& Amenities
·Bed – Very comfortable.
·Pillows – 4 (Down) pillows. Great and comfortable. 2 extra throw pillows.
·TV – appears to have an hdmi hook up butextremely difficult to access. RCA jacksare accessible for tall people.
·Closet – enough space to hang all our clothesand jackets. 17 hangers, but reallyneeded like 25.
·Safe – worked. Standard 4-code hotel safe. Not enough room to store laptop, but camera,phones, passports, etc. not an issue.
·Robes provided (upon request and arrived Monday(Day 2)

·Shower – small, but to be expected. Had shampoo & conditioner available inshower pump bottles.
·Towels: 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 2 wash cloths. Standard hotel quality.

·2 Chairs
·1 small round table

Needs Improvement (Room)
·No Clock; Phone had time and TV had time when turned on to certain channels.
·Wish it had a small love seat but space would not allow with desk and room layout.
·Larger TV would be nice, especially if they could mount it on the wall instead of the small TV in the corner above“mini-bar.”
·TV channels did not have a “ship tracker” map to see where our cruise ship was during its travels.

What You Can Do to Make It Better
  • ·Electric candles. We brought 6 of them. Placed 3 in corner by TV, 1 in bathroom, 1 bybed side table, 1 on “bar area” above mini-fridge. Nice subtle ambient light without the fire hazard.
  • ·Bluetooth speakers. We brought a nice portable Bluetooth speaker which was great for music on the balcony and in the room. Some nice relaxing music on the balcony is anice addition to the sound of the ocean. Connected it via my cellphone.
  • ·Magnets. Now I had heard a bit of this on the CruiseCritic forum before we left,but am definitely a fan now. We put our one magnet we bought in Seattle on the wall and later added all the others from our ports and tours. Would be nice to put “where we have been” magnets on the wall on future cruises too. Might also be nice to get family photos made into magnets (flat so they are flush with the wall) so that you can enjoy seeing those who you love that couldn’t come along. Might be good for kids too if traveling with Grandparents, etc. of their pets, mom & dad, etc.
  • ·Bring a thermometer. We were always wondering how cold/warm it was outside on our balcony. There were little ones on magnets in the gift shops, but we were never too sure how accurate they would be so we didn’t buy one. Wedidn’t like how they looked either.

Decks 9 (Dolphin) & 10 (Caribe) as seen from our balcony. (Don't let the reflection confuse you.) Be aware that if you do a balcony on those decks everyone from above can see in your balcony. Also seagulls may do "their" thing when in port.

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"Adventure is out there!"

2004 - Norwegian Wind - Caribbean
2006 - Royal Caribbean - Ensenada & Catalina
2008 - Norwegian Star - Mexican Riviera
2012 - Carnival Inspiration - Ensenada & Catalina
2017 - Emerald Princess - Alaska (Inside Passage)
Palm Springs, CA
10 Posts
Joined Jul 2017
Sorry if you can't see the photographs, I guess the photos won't link individually from my Google Photos so here is the album link (Public Shared) since I can't edit my post above:
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"Adventure is out there!"

2004 - Norwegian Wind - Caribbean
2006 - Royal Caribbean - Ensenada & Catalina
2008 - Norwegian Star - Mexican Riviera
2012 - Carnival Inspiration - Ensenada & Catalina
2017 - Emerald Princess - Alaska (Inside Passage)
Great Rocky Mountains
37 Posts
Joined Mar 2017
Originally posted by AvalonLuv
Sorry if you can't see the photographs, I guess the photos won't link individually from my Google Photos so here is the album link (Public Shared) since I can't edit my post above:
Very nice! Thank you for sharing!
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Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
1,206 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Ship: Coral Princess
Class: Coral
Deck: Dolphin/9
Cabin: #704
Category: S6 (Vista Suite)
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port/Aft
Connects With Cabin: #none
Accessible: No
Quiet: Yes
Balcony Size: Over sized (room for 2 loungers, table, 2 chairs + room to move around)
View: Unobstructed
Privacy Issues: None
Wind: Not a problem
Soot: None
Problems: None
Comments: Great location just off the aft stairs. TONS of storage (drawers) and a good sized walk in closet.

482 Posts
Joined Mar 2013
Ship: Island Princess
Deck: Baja
Cabin: #416
Category: MI Mini Suite
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port Mid Ship
Connects With Cabin: #none
Accessible: No
Quiet: Not as quiet as some
Balcony Size: Very Small - barely enough room for two chairs and foot stools. Had to move the table into the cabin
View: Unobstructed
Privacy Issues: Glass rounded corner balcony. Not as private as most.
Wind: Windy
Soot: None
Problems: These corner cabins with a rounded window on the deck have a good view but it was difficult to sit on the balcony when the ship was moving because of the wind. The balcony was very small. It's covered but so exposed with only two walls that any rain or sun would be an issue. There is also about 8 feet on one wall that does not have another cabins abutting to it so you could hear people in the hallway. It wasn't really a problem because people were considerate but it was noisier than any other cabin we have had.
Comments: Location was great. Right around the corner from the mid-ship elevators and stairs. I really like Baja deck. I would not book this cabin again because of the balcony size and exposure.
Portland, OR
44 Posts
Joined Jun 2016
Ship - Regal

Class - Royal

Deck - Baja

Stateroom # B422

Category - M1

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - Port

Connects With Cabin # N/A

Accessible - No

Quiet - Yes

Balcony Size - Extended. Not huge, but big enough for us to do UBD or have morning coffee without feeling cramped. Clearly bigger than the standard Regal balcony.

View - Good.

Privacy Issues - Mostly private. We were several decks below the Skylight bar, so if we tried, we could look up to see the occasional passer-by. Though, this was no more invasive to our privacy than someone on a joining stateroom leaning on their railing and looking forward/backwards. We are extremely private people, and this didn't bother us in the least.

Wind - Very little

Soot - N/A

Problems - None worth mentioning.

Comments - Wonderful location, stateroom, and attendant. I would not hesitate to recommond, or book this stateroom again.
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Ontario, Canada
16 Posts
Joined Jul 2006



Stateroom # E729

Category ME


[b]Connects With Cabin- NONE



Balcony Size HUGE


Privacy Issues VERY PRIVATE




Houston, TX USA
14,470 Posts
Joined Mar 2000
Ship Regal Princess

Class Royal

Deck Dolphin

Stateroom # D410

Category DA

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

Connects With Cabin # N/A

Accessible No

Quiet Yes, very.

Balcony Size Oversized, angled at the forward point of the curved section.

View Overlooking the center of the curved area under the Seaview Bar. We could easily look aft, and could peek around the corner to look forward.

Privacy Issues None

Wind We thought the balcony was well sheltered.

Soot N/A

Problems We thought the designers overlooked create room for the love seat a lot of storage was eliminated. The vanity was very small and had only one drawer. It was fine for a week, but I would struggle with organization on a longer cruise. My relatives in regular balcony cabins had a much bigger vanity and more storage.

Comments We enjoyed the larger balcony. The location close to the midship elevators and stairs was fantastic. I would choose the cabin again for a cruise of a week or less. That said, I struggled enough with space that I just upgraded to a mimi-suite for our 12 night cruise next year. Yes, I'm spoiled!

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