Posted August 22nd, 2017, 11:48 PM
Ship: EMERALD PRINCESS
Deck: 15 - LIDO
Stateroom # L210
Category: Balcony (BF)
Connects With Cabin #: Next to L206 & L214
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.
Standard (See pictures)
Great views. Can see Port-Side bridge from balcony but still enough privacy to not feel like they were looking in at all.
Not an issue with the room and surprisingly not any more than expected on the balcony.
Not really see comments below.
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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.
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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