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#1
Ormond Beach, FL
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On Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and NCL forums Cruise Critic members have been posting reviews of cabins on ships. It is time now for Princess cruisers to share cabin information with others.

One problem I have noticed on the other forums is the lack of a way to easily manipulate the data collected from the reviews. On the Royal Caribbean thread someone started an accessible spreadsheet that compiles the data from the reviews. I used that paradigm as a starting point for this project.

This thread provides a means for cruisers to provide reviews of cabins on Princess ships and a link to a means to easily sift through information contained in those reviews. I hope it is successful enough for the moderators to make it a “Sticky”.

The first step in the process is for Cruise Critic members to post reviews of cabins. In Posting #2 I will provide a template that can easily be used to prompt for the information to be provided. The topic of that posting will be PRINCESS CABIN REVIEW TEMPLATE (07/12/2015). It is conceivable that after some usage we may want to change the template so a new template will have a similar title with a revised date. A person wanting to use the latest template can check the spreadsheet to see what and where the latest version can be found.

The initial template will look like this:

Ship
Class
Deck
Cabin #
Category
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern
Connects With Cabin #
Accessible
Quiet
Balcony Size
View
Privacy Issues
Wind
Soot
Problems
Comments


Persons posting reviews are encouraged to add pictures to reviews.

Here is some guidance to explain how some of these template items should be interpreted. Some fields require secific answers and those answers are indicated in parenthesis

Ship, Class, Deck, Stateroom, and Category – Without the name of the ship and the stateroom the remaining information collected will be useless. If you aren't sure about the deck or category the person transcribing the data to the spreadsheet will look it up.

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern – (Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern) This information can be looked up by the transcriber if missing. The purpose is to determine where on the ship the cabin is located. A bow cabin faces the front and a stern cabin faces the rear of the ship.

Connects With Cabin # – Enter the cabin number this cabin connects with, if applicable. If it doesn't connect enter “na”.

Accessible – (Yes or No) Is this cabin a handicapped accessible cabin? You may make additional comments if you wish.

Quiet – (Yes or No) This is the first subjective response. If the cabin isn't quiet then the answer is “No” and tell why it isn't quiet. If the cabin is quiet all day but has noise from meal service one deck up from 2 AM to 6 AM it is not quiet. Please explain “No” answers.

Balcony Size – (None/Oversized/Undersized/Normal) If the cabin has no balcony please enter “None”. Balcony size is subjective and relative to different ships. If a balcony does not have room for 2 people to sit on it in chairs facing the ocean without being cramped for leg room, it should be considered “Normal”. Most of the balcony cabins on the newer ships would be considered “Undersized” by this standard but that is how they should be classified if they don't meet the definition mentioned above.

View – (Normal, None, Obstructed) If the cabin is not a balcony and doesn't otherwise have a view outside is should be classified as “None”.

Privacy Issues – If the cabin's balcony is not completely covered, if there are privacy issues with SeaWalk, or anything else that compromises privacy, please give a description.

Wind - (Yes or No) If there any unusual wind problem with the cabin the answer is “Yes” and please give an explanation.

Soot - (Yes or No) If there were problems with soot please answer “Yes” and explain if you wish.

Problems – Please describe any problems you had with the cabin and indicate if they were remedied. Keep in mind this is a review of the cabin so if you had a problem relating to your specific sailing it would be best to describe that in a review of your cruise.

Comments – Please feel free to make any comments you think other people interested in the cabin might find interesting.

The responses from the reviews will be copied to a spreadsheet located at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing. You will be able to filter the data to view it many different ways.
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03/07/2019.....Crown Princess.............10 Days Southern Caribbean Medley
#2
Ormond Beach, FL
4,510 Posts
Joined Aug 2004

Here is the template to use for a cabin review. Please review the definitions in Posting 1.

The data will be transcribed to a spreadsheet located at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing,

One method of using using this template is to
  • click on “Quote” at the bottom right of this page
  • at the beginning of the text highlight and delete “[QUOTE....Thank you for your help.]”
  • at the end of the text highlight and delete “[/quote]”
  • move the cursor to each question and enter your reply
  • click “Preview Post” and check your work
  • click “Submit Reply” when you are satisfied with your responses.

Thank you for your help.


Ship

Class

Deck

Stateroom #

Category

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern

Connects With Cabin #

Accessible

Quiet

Balcony Size

View

Privacy Issues

Wind

Soot

Problems

Comments
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Future Cruises:

11/26/2017......Regal Princess.............7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/11/2018.....Crown Princess.............5 Days Caribbean Sampler
03/16/2018.....Crown Princess.............8 Days Southern Caribbean
08/18/2018.....Caribbean Princess.......7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/07/2019.....Crown Princess.............10 Days Southern Caribbean Medley
#3
utah
227 Posts
Joined Apr 2014
Ship RUBY PRINCESS

Class

Deck CARIBE

Stateroom # C 753

Category

[b] STARBOARD

[b]Connects With Cabin- NONE

Accessible NOT SUITED FOR WHEELCHAIRS

Quiet EXTREMELY QUITE

Balcony Size 9X9 FULLY COVERED

View SIDE & AFT

Privacy Issues VERY PRIVATE

Wind NONE

Soot NONE

Problems NONE

Comments[/quote] EXCELLENT CABIN WITH FANTASTIC VIEW OF SHIPS WAKE

please make corrections to this list to conform with your requested info and then delete this
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#4
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Joined Aug 2004
Ship Emerald Princess


Class Grand


Deck Baja


Stateroom # B242


Category BE


Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port


Connects With Cabin # n/a


Accessible No


Quiet Yes


Balcony Size Normal


View Normal


Privacy Issues None


Wind No


Soot No


Problems


Comments Nice completely covered balcony cabin.
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Future Cruises:

11/26/2017......Regal Princess.............7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/11/2018.....Crown Princess.............5 Days Caribbean Sampler
03/16/2018.....Crown Princess.............8 Days Southern Caribbean
08/18/2018.....Caribbean Princess.......7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/07/2019.....Crown Princess.............10 Days Southern Caribbean Medley
#5
California
496 Posts
Joined Aug 2013
[b]Ship Crown

Class

[b]Deck Caribe

[b]Stateroom C637

[b]Category balcony

[b]Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern. -Starboard

[b]Connects With Cabin unknown

[b]Accessible-No

[b]Quiet -Yes

[b]Balcony Size- don't know exactly, but balcony is partially covered

[b]View- excellent

[b]Privacy Issues- None

[b]Wind- Sometimes as is to be expected

[b]Soot- None

[b]Problems - none

[b]Comments- surprise upgrade. We loved it!
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#6
Santa Rosa, Ca
1,151 Posts
Joined Mar 2012
[b]Ship Ruby Princess

[b]Class Grand

[b]Deck Dolphin

[b]Stateroom # D208

[b]Category Mini Suite

[b]Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

[b]Connects With Cabin # N/A

[b]Accessible No

[b]Quiet Yes

[b]Balcony Size Oversize

[b]View Excellent Especially due to uncovered Balcony

[b]Privacy Issues Uncovered Balcony but not an issue

[b]Wind No Problem

[b]Soot None

[b]Problems None

[b]Comments First time with Mini Suite instead of Standard Balcony. Loved the extra room and everything about it.
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#7
Australia
331 Posts
Joined Jan 2015
Ship Diamond Princess

Class

Deck Baja

Stateroom # B731

Category Balcony BD Balcony

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Starboard Aft

Connects With Cabin # N/A

Accessible N/A

Quiet Yes

Balcony Size

View Unobstructed

Privacy Issues Private

Wind Not an issue

Soot Not an issue

Problems None

Comments Bed near bathroom
#8
AZ
7 Posts
Joined Jun 2015
[b]Ship Star Princess



Class



[b]Deck Aloha



[b]Stateroom #726



[b]Category balcony



[b]Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern. Port



Connects With Cabin #



[b]Accessible



[b]Quiet yes



[b]Balcony Size not sure, seemed small



[b]View great unobstructed view



[b]Privacy Issues no



[b]Wind just the usual



[b]Soot no



[b]Problems no



[b]Comments. Great view, covered balcony, some vibration
#9
Ormond Beach, FL
4,510 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Ship Coral Princess

Class Coral

Deck Caribe

Stateroom # C214

Category ME

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet Yes

Balcony Size Normal

View Normal

Privacy Issues None-fully covered balcony

Wind No

Soot No

Problems None

Comments Great location. Would definitely book again.







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Future Cruises:

11/26/2017......Regal Princess.............7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/11/2018.....Crown Princess.............5 Days Caribbean Sampler
03/16/2018.....Crown Princess.............8 Days Southern Caribbean
08/18/2018.....Caribbean Princess.......7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/07/2019.....Crown Princess.............10 Days Southern Caribbean Medley
#10
10,855 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Ship Crown/Emerald/Ruby

Class Crown (Super Grand)

Deck Riviera

Stateroom # R737

Category IE

Port/Starboard/Bow: Aft Port

Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet Yes, unless it's a cruise with a lot of kids. In that case, there might be four people (usually kids) in R733 and, in the evening, you can might hear them kicking the wall from the upper bunks.

Balcony Size n/a

View None

Privacy Issues None-inside cabin

Wind n/a

Soot n/a

Problems None

Comments Great location. Would definitely book again.
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#11
10,855 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Ship Crown/Emerald/Ruby

Class Crown (Super Grand)

Deck Riviera

Stateroom # R741

Category IE

Port/Starboard/Bow: Stern Port

Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet Yes, unless door to the Terrace Deck is not adjusted properly. If it bangs too loudly, this can be brought to the attention of the PSD and they can ask for it to be remedied.

Balcony Size n/a

View None

Privacy Issues None-inside cabin

Wind n/a

Soot n/a
Problems Usually none, other than potential noise from back door (see above)
Comments Great location. Would definitely book again.
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#12
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Joined Nov 2001
Ship Star Princess

Class Grand

Deck Aloha

Stateroom # A712

Category IE

Port/Starboard/Bow: Stern Starboard

Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet No. Especially in rough seas, the elevator shaft adjoining this cabin sounds like an echo chamber, with all noise being transferred to the forward wall of this cabin. In very rough seas, the elevator car can be heard banging against the walls of the elevator shaft.

Balcony Size n/a

View None

Privacy Issues None-inside cabin

Wind n/a

Soot n/a

Problems Extremely noisy, in a banging-clanging way. Recommend ear plugs for sleep if you are in this cabin.

Comments Great location, but would not book again.
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#13
10,855 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Ship Golden Princess

Class Grand

Deck Caribe

Stateroom # C203

Category IE

Port/Starboard/Bow: Bow Port
Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet NO! There is storage from the Princess Theater three decks below that runs upward along the fire wall which is adjacent to this cabin. Scenery is pulled up into this chamber and stored. Though it is well above the theater, every noise from it is magnified and heard in this cabin. Bass, laughter, applause...you're treated to them all.

Balcony Size n/a

View None

Privacy Issues None-inside cabin

Wind n/a

Soot n/a

Problems Very noisy

Comments Would not stay in again. If assigned as a GTY, would try to get moved.
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Joined Nov 2001
Ship Emerald

Class Crown (Super Grand)

Deck Riviera

Stateroom # R515


Category IC

Port/Starboard/Bow: Midship port

Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet Can be noisy from passengers walking down hallway and talking in loud tones. Heard no noise from pool or hot tub equipment for the Calypso Pool.

Balcony Size n/a

View None

Privacy Issues Inside cabin, but door opens directly into bedroom area. Couples might have to devise a signaling system so one of them is not caught unawares when the door is opened.

Wind n/a

Soot n/a

Problems Totally situational dependent on behavior of fellow cruisers

Comments This cabin is larger and has a second counter area which is very convenient. The closets have doors. The location is also convenient, being midship. However, we would not stay in it again due to privacy issues.
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#15
10,855 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Ship Pacific/Ocean

Class Small Ships

Deck Three

Stateroom # 3025

Category OV
Port/Starboard/Bow: Midship Port

Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet As a tomb

Balcony Size n/a

View This is an obstructed ocean view cabin. Instead of a large window, it features a porthole

Privacy Issues None

Wind n/a

Soot n/a

Problems None

Comments Cabin has a loveseat. Closets have doors. There is no passenger access from Deck 3 to the forward elevators/stairway; must go aft to the back elevators/stairway. When getting off in port, must go back, up a deck, forward and then down a deck. In very rough seas, the porthole hatch is battened down and the cabin basically becomes an inside cabin. Engine Control Room is in the middle part of the ship closer to the aft elevator but causes no issues at all. Crew office is just forward of the port side corridor; also no issues. Excellent location in the event of rough seas; most stable area on the ship.



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#16
10,855 Posts
Joined Nov 2001
Ship Diamond/Sapphire

Class Modified Grand

Deck Aloha

Stateroom # 730
Category BE

Port/Starboard/Bow: Stern Starboard

Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet Yes

Balcony Size 5x9

View Excellent forward, limited to the aft of the ship

Privacy Issues None-except on balcony. The buffet overhang does create a bit of an echo when there is excessive noise on surrounding balconies

Wind n/a

Soot n/a

Problems None

Comments Great location, perfect combination of balcony cabin with easy access to Terrace Deck when the views are just too big to be seen from the balcony. Large overhang from buffet above provides a dry environment on the balcony even in a blowing rain.
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#18
Ormond Beach, FL
4,510 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by PescadoAmarillo
Every one of my ports/starboards above is wrong. I blame too much time at home between cruises.
That is a perfect excuse.
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Future Cruises:

11/26/2017......Regal Princess.............7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/11/2018.....Crown Princess.............5 Days Caribbean Sampler
03/16/2018.....Crown Princess.............8 Days Southern Caribbean
08/18/2018.....Caribbean Princess.......7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/07/2019.....Crown Princess.............10 Days Southern Caribbean Medley
#19
Northern California, near "Surf City"
605 Posts
Joined Mar 2005
Ship Crown Princess

Class Grand

Deck Aloha

Cabin # A750

Category S2 Penthouse Suite

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Stern, port side

Connects With Cabin # n/a

Accessible No

Quiet When the aft thrusters are activated, the vibration is very noticeable. Possible noise from aft pool, but we weren't in the cabin much during the day.

Balcony Size Partially covered and HUGE - 188 sq. ft.! Had a table with 4 chairs and two lounge chairs with a smaller table, and still had enough room to throw a party.

View Excellent - looking out over the wake.

Privacy Issues None, unless there's a ship following you really close. Note that there are cameras mounted one deck above at the ship's centerline that cover the stern. From their position and angle, part of the balcony would be visible. Discretion is advised.

Wind not a problem

Soot not a problem

Problems Vibration from aft thrusters can rattle your fillings at times.

Comments L-shaped bathroom with sink and toilet on one side, tub and shower on the other. Doors on both sides with one at the juncture as well. Plenty of storage space, but the closet can be a little tough to reach. We'd book it again in a heartbeat!

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#20
Ormond Beach, FL
4,510 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
A big THANK YOU to all of the contributors of reviews.

Also a big THANK YOU to Cruise Critic for making this thread a sticky.

Keep the reviews coming and they will get added to the spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing) as quickly as possible.

I hope this will be a great resource for cruise planning.

Now on to Page 2!
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Future Cruises:

11/26/2017......Regal Princess.............7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/11/2018.....Crown Princess.............5 Days Caribbean Sampler
03/16/2018.....Crown Princess.............8 Days Southern Caribbean
08/18/2018.....Caribbean Princess.......7 Days Eastern Caribbean
03/07/2019.....Crown Princess.............10 Days Southern Caribbean Medley