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7 Posts
Joined Nov 2017
Ship: Coral Princess
Class: BD
Deck: Caribe
Cabin #: C626
Category: BD
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Aft
Connects With Cabin #: no
Accessible: no
Quiet: yes
Balcony Size: Regular
View: FABULOUS VIEW, our balcony was curved and no divider blocking our view on the left side.
Privacy Issues: not sure...
Wind: Some wind
Soot: None
Problems: None
Comments: A nice room with a great view. I wish all the ships had this balcony.
San Diego, CA
10 Posts
Joined Apr 2017
Ship - RubyPrincess

Class - Grand

Deck - Baja deck 11

Stateroom # B309


Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - Starboard

Connects With Cabin # None

Accessible No

Quiet Yes – for the most part. On occasion, a neighbor would slam theirbalcony door or room door which can be pretty loud, but I didn’t really hearanyone else in their rooms or in the hallway. Also, we could barely hear the announcements that were being made in thehallway without opening the door so the speaker isn’t that close to the door.

Balcony Size Not sure of the dimensions but the balconywas more than enough for 2 chairs and a small round table, and perfect for 2 people… maybe even more!

View Nice view of the water, the starboard bridge wing, and of the people onthe balconies below us. Also, forwardenough to get a good view of the pilot boats and tugs as you pull into port.

Privacy Issues Mostly private if there are nobody on theirbalconies on the Caribe or Dolphin decks as they have larger balconies and dueto the tier structure of balconies, they are able to see you if they arestanding by the railings. Not really anissue though – we liked chatting with our neighbors around us.

Wind Not any more than expected.

Soot None

Problems None

Comments I really liked this room – it is forward mid-ship and pretty close (maybe5 rooms down) to the nearest elevator bank so far enough away to be quiet butclose to make getting to the elevator quick. This elevator bank is by Gatsby’s Casino and very convenient/close whengoing to the Princess Theater or meeting in the conference room for theUltimate Ship Tour. The room was veryclean and didn’t have any stale/mildew/strange odors.
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Northwet California
439 Posts
Joined Jul 2005
Ship: Coral Princess
Class: Coral
Deck: Carib, Deck 10
Cabin #: C204
Category: MY
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port / Bow
Connects With Cabin #: Does not interconnect.
Accessible: No
Quiet: Usually. Exceptions are occasional faint music from production shows and passengers letting the door to the front observation balcony slam while going through the Panama Canal.
Balcony Size: No balcony
View: Large window
Privacy Issues: None. There was very little corridor traffic except when going through the PC.
Wind: None
Soot: None
Problems: None
Comments: The three of us really appreciated the size of the cabin. It is a mini suite w/o balcony. The space which would be the balcony is added to the floor space of the room. We would book this category again should the opportunity present itself.
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Smooth seas & a following wind,
Grant & Jeanne
20 cruises completed, 6 different cruise lines, 186 days cruising, 3 future cruises on 2 different lines, 38 more days
Palm City Florida
362 Posts
Joined Jul 2000
Ship Crown Princess

Class Oceanview OC

Deck Plaza

Stateroom # P314

Category OC

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port Midship

Connects With Cabin #

Accessible NOT a Handicapped but could accommodate a scooter

Quiet Yes

Balcony Size N/A

View Window

Privacy Issues None

Wind N/A

Soot N/A

Problems None

Comments In a great location to access the Piazza and the forward and mid-ship elevators. Lives well especially for persons like my husband who have mobility issues
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Queensland, Australia
539 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Ship: Diamond


Deck: Emerald

Stateroom # 305

Category: Oceanview

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Mid-Aft

Connects With Cabin #


Quiet: partially, was across from stewards rooms where they accessed their equipment, so could be very noisy early morning 6:30am late evening - with chatter, door closing, carts moving etc. This cabin was also the one where luggage was moved past during embarkation / disembarkation.

Balcony Size

View: obstructed but not a real problem

Privacy Issues: no



Problems: NO water pressure in the shower, pathetic!!

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129 Posts
Joined Mar 2010
Ship Ruby Princess
Deck Dolphin Deck 9

Cabin # D736

Category vista suite

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port aft

Connects With Cabin # No


Quiet VERY QUIET. At the end of the hallway

Balcony Size Very large fully covered balcony off the back of the ship. comes with two lounge chairs and table with four chairs

View Gorgeous view off the back of the ship

Privacy Issues Fully private

Wind No wind issues. Could use the balcony while ship was sailing

Soot No problems

Problems No problems

Comments; This room is a perfect room for those who want to splurge on a suite. Good full bathroom small walk in closet and many cupboards and drawers. Comes with small granite bar area as well. Balcony is the best and really suited to warm weather travel.
5,509 Posts
Joined Jun 2007
Ship: Regal

Class: Royal

Deck: 9 Dolphin

Cabin #: D726

Category: S2 suite

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port, Stern

Connects With Cabin: No

Accessible: No

Quiet: Very - felt like we were the only ones on the ship

Balcony Size: Enormous!! Nearly as big as the cabin!

View: Aft (wake) and port side

Privacy Issues: Although the aft section is only about 3/4 covered, no one can see you unless you're standing right at the rail. Half of the balcony is completely covered.

Wind: Only on the port side area.

Soot: Very, very little. We would occasionally find a few soot pieces on the deck floor, but not a problem at all.

Problems: The living room was pretty small considering the size of the balcony, but this was the nicest Princess suite we've ever had. We only had one stuffed chair, which was in the living room, but pictures I've seen had another one in the bedroom - we didn't have that.

Comments: Loved that there was a "hallway" area (with the closets) between the living room and bedroom. There was a curtain that can be pulled across the entry to the bedroom too. Wish this were the arrangement for all Princess suites. The bathroom was very nice with one sink in the larger half with a large countertop area. All done in marble and granite. Separate bathtub and large shower. Another sink in the smaller part with the toilet. 2 desks and 2 sliding glass doors - one each in the living room and one each in the bedroom. If you want to entertain, the balcony is ideal. It has a large table, 4 chairs, 2 loungers and 2 small tables next to the loungers and many people can fit out there. It was great for sailaways.
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Texas, United States
81 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Ship: Regal Princess
Class: Royal
Deck: Emerald
Cabin #: E207
Category: DF
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Starboard
Connects With Cabin #: no
Accessible: no
Quiet: no, the bass/low frequencies from the theater resonate through the walls. We ultimately had to move because DW wasn't sleeping well.
Balcony Size: Normal for this class, meaning it's small
View: Very good, unobstructed view.
Privacy Issues: None observed
Wind: Breezy when under way, but nothing horrible.
Soot: None
Problems: As mentioned above, this cabin is above the theater and the sound, especially the bass, comes through and resonates in the walls. We ultimately asked to be moved because DW had not been sleeping well and was miserable.
Comments: Avoid if you're sensitive to noise.
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Washington DC
222 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Ship: Crown Princess
Deck: Lido (15)
Cabin: L102
Category: Ocean view obstructed
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Bow
Connects With Cabin #: no
Accessible: no
Quiet: yes but see comments below
Balcony Size: n/a
View: sky and flag post (in front of the ship)
Privacy Issues: none
Wind: n/a
Soot: n/a
Problems: see comments below
Comments: L102 is the smallest of the oceanview obstructed cabins all the way in front of the ship on the Lido Deck. Very comfortable. No noise from neighboring cabins nor from hallway as there is very little foot traffic near the cabin. However, the treadmills at the Gym are right above the cabin. Treadmills can only be used between 8am and 8pm -- this rule is enforced. As we spent little time in the cabin between 8am and 8pm, the stomping did not bother us, but I needed to point this out. Taking a shower before dinner felt like being inside a giant beating heart because of the runners on the treadmills right above. Location is very convenient and we would book it again.
Stanhope, Iowa,
233 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Ship Regal Princess
Deck 16 Lido
Cabin # 235
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Starboard - bow
Connects With Cabin #
Accessible yes handicapped
Quiet no The area above this cabin is used by crew to store deck chairs and cushions. Be aware that early morning and late at night you will have a lot of noise. Also if a storm is coming and they put things away.

Balcony Size small
View average
Privacy Issues Cabin next has an angular balcony so you can look at each other.
Wind none
Soot none
Comments has overhang
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Hamilton, Ontario (Canada)
1,308 Posts
Joined Jan 2009
Ship - Crown
Class - Grand
Deck - Emerald/8
Cabin # - E732
Category - Ocho Rios suite
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - aft
Connects With Cabin # - n/a
Accessible - no
Quiet - most of the's over Club Fusion so we did sometimes hear the activities going on
Balcony Size - large but there is an obstruction from a support beam (really not an issue)
View - unobstructed aft views
Privacy Issues - none
Wind - very little
Soot - none
Problems - lots of vibration when docking. We joked that we didn't need to set an alarm or wake up call because everything would start shaking once the ship started to dock. Also could hear the goings on in Club Fusion (directly below) from time to time.
Comments - no shelves by the bathroom sink! First time we've seen this in a suite. Rather annoying to have to keep all my makeup, moisturizers, etc in my travel case rather than be able to unpack once and get on with the trip. Would not book this suite again because of that plus the vibration and Club Fusion noise.
Ormond Beach, FL
4,643 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Ship Regal Princess
Class Royal
Deck Riviera
Cabin # R230
Category MB
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port
Connects With Cabin # n/a
Accessible No
Quiet The cabin was mostly quiet but we could hear the television from an adjoining room.
Balcony Size undersized
View Normal
Privacy Issues None
Wind No
Soot No
Problems None
Comments Except for the very small balcony which is the standard in this class of ship, it was a nice cabin. It felt smaller than a mini-suite on other classes of ships. There was no island for additional storage and the televisions.
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15 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
Ship: Sea Princess
Class: Sun?
Deck: Carabe, Deck 9
Cabin #: C532
Category: IA
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Internal, Mid ship
Connects With Cabin #: no
Accessible: no
Quiet: yes
Balcony Size: none
View: none
Privacy Issues: None
Wind: no
Soot: No
Problems: no.
Comments: Long corridor walk as expected mid ship, small as expected, very quiet, cool and dark - good for sleeping. One US, One UK and one Australian power point.
SF Bay Area, California
49 Posts
Joined Nov 2017
Ship Crown Princess


Deck Emerald - 8

Stateroom # E101

Category Oceanview

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Starboard/Bow

Connects With Cabin # None

Accessible No

Quiet Yes, except some brief minor anchor noise when the anchor is going up or down.

Balcony Size None

View Window, looking out through the upper promenade. Can see horizon with no obstruction, but can't look up or down very much.

Privacy Issues The upper promenade passes right outside the window, and you will often see passengers walking by. The window is a one-way mirror, and it is practically impossible for people outside to see from the promenade into the cabin (we tried). After dark, the upper promenade is closed to passengers, so the issue goes away. Of course, curtains can be drawn if desired.

Wind None

Soot None

Problems None

Comments This cabin has the standard two-twin beds that can be pushed together to make a queen bed, and it also has two upper beds that swing down from the walls, so it can sleep four. We were traveling with children, and used all four beds. An issue is that, in order to use the ladders for the upper beds, the lower beds must be separated into two twins, each against the wall, rather than made up as one queen.

Looking at the deck plan before our trip, I was concerned about noise from the nearby theater below us, but try as I might, I could not hear any theater noise at all during our entire cruise. I think the theater was far enough aft of our cabin that it wasn't audible.
189 Posts
Joined Feb 2013
Ship ~ Regal Princess
Class ~ Royal
Deck ~ Lido (16)
Cabin ~ #103
Category ~ DZ (obstructed view balcony)
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern - Bow
Connects With Cabin #N/A
Quiet ~ extremely quiet
Balcony Size ~ very large balcony
View ~ only while standing at rail, obstruction is steel
front wall not plexiglass
Privacy Issues ~ none
Wind ~yes, can be a bit windy because it is at front on
the bow. However, we really never had an
issue with it even while at sea. The balcony
was always accessible... this question often
comes up
Soot ~ none
Problems ~ none
Comments ~ morning views at ports are fantastic.
Would book again.
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Melbourne ( Land of OZ )
344 Posts
Joined Feb 2016
Ship Golden

Class Grand

Deck 10

Stateroom # c750

Category s5 vista suite

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Stern wake view

Connects With Cabin # None

Accessible none

Quiet yes

Balcony Size small but big enough for table two chairs and a two lounges with a support beam about 18 inches wide

View Great

Privacy Issues None

Wind little as well shielded

Soot none

Problems none

Comments compared to suite next door C748 penthouse suite this stateroom has the same view, a balcony wider no support beam table has 4 chairs. inside about the same area, but walk in robe is bigger, and bathroom has shelves on walls next to vanity, but is was about 20% dearer
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Why didn't we go cruising before ???
206 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Ship Royal Princess
Class Royal
Deck Dolphin
Cabin # E411
Category DV
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Starboard
Connects With Cabin # n/a
Accessible No
Quiet The cabin was quiet. Occasionally we could hear an adjoining sliding door slam shut. This cabin is located over the deck midships that is on 7 and we wondered if we'd hear noise from that, but we did not even though there were plenty of people out there every day.
Balcony Size Because it is curved, the balcony was larger than normal.
View Normal
Privacy Issues None
Wind No
Soot No
Problems None
Comments This was listed as a DV, obstructed view. Shhh.... don't tell anyone, but it's not obstructed at all. And the balcony is larger than normal for these cabins.
Newberg, Oregon
87 Posts
Joined Jun 2010
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Ship Ruby


Deck Caribe

Stateroom # C201

Category BE

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Starboard Bow

Connects With Cabin # No

Accessible No

Quiet Very one wall is thicker except when anchor is raised or lowered

Balcony Size larger than other decks partially covered

View good

Privacy Issues balcony above can view half of the balcony

Wind normal

Soot none

Problems none