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#61
New Mexico
165 Posts
Joined Sep 2012
Ship Royal

Class DD

Deck Baja

Stateroom # B737

Category Deluxe Premium Aft Balcony

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Stern toward starboard side

Connects With Cabin # no direct connection

Accessible No

Quiet Very Quiet, of course the balcony has the sound of the wake

Balcony Size Large compared to the general balcony cabins, a small covered area by the balcony door

View Aft wake, no obstructions

Privacy Issues
When out to the rail, others can view your balcony, not a problem

Wind None/Not an issue

Soot No problems on our Dec. 2014 Caribbean itinerary, but occasional light amounts on sea mornings. Our fabulous cabin steward always took care of everything daily.

Problems The carpet by the balcony door had dark stains- probably from soot.

Comments Beautiful, quiet location with a larger than average partially covered balcony. Interestingly when you need to take the aft stairs or elevator, you then must cross the length of the ship at the Promenade deck to access the rest of the ship. It might be quite a walk for some who have difficulties.
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#62
Palm Harbor, FL
13,443 Posts
Joined May 2000
Ship: Star Princess
Class: Grand
Deck: Plaza
Cabin #: P323
Category: IE
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Starboard
Connects With Cabin #: N/A
Accessible: N/A
Quiet: No, very noisy at all times of the day. Noise from late night entertainment in the Piazza, people congregating in the Art Gallery, noise from above (area between the Passenger Services Desk and Casino Cashier).
Balcony Size: N/A
View: None- inside cabin
Privacy Issues: None
Wind: N/A
Soot: N/A
Problems: None other than noise issues
Comments: Even with ear plugs it was very difficult to sleep soundly in this cabin. Avoid if possible!
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#63
St. Augustine, FL
8,249 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Ok, not usually so dense, but am I missing something?

I am trying to find info on a particular ship...ex. Island Princess....is there a way to access just the cabins on the Island?
#64
Ormond Beach, FL
4,629 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by suzyed
Ok, not usually so dense, but am I missing something?

I am trying to find info on a particular ship...ex. Island Princess....is there a way to access just the cabins on the Island?
This is an excellent question.

The answer is on the "Managing Data" tab in the spreadsheet.

Actually the data on "Managing Data" tab needed some revision so I hopefully have made the necessary changes.

If you want to contact me directly my e-mail address is at the bottom of that page and I will be glad to try to help.
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#65
Texas Hill Country
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Joined Jun 2004
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ShipRuby

Class

DeckAloha

Stateroom #A623

CategoryBalcony

Port/Starboard/Bow/SternStarboard

Connects With Cabin #NA

AccessibleNo

QuietYes

Balcony SizeStandard balcony

ViewStarboard

Privacy IssuesNone

Windnot a factor

SootNo

ProblemsNone

Comments[/quote]Wonderful cabin. Quiet and easy accessibility. Laundry room 2 doors down and across hall, never noisy. Some minor rust on upper balcony fixtures such as light but noticeable only if you go looking. Well behaved shower curtain that never caused a problem. Would definitely book again.
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#66
Sydney, Australia
8,744 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Ship Dawn Princess
Class Inside
Deck Deck 10 - Baja
Cabin # B407
Category IA
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Midships Starboard
Connects With Cabin # N/A
Accessible No
Quiet No - see comments
Balcony Size N/A
View None
Privacy Issues None
Wind N/A
Soot N/A
Problems Light seepage around door - see below.
Comments

The cabin was in a great location and we were very happy with it. It was close to elevators and the laundrette.

There was a steward storage area next to it. We did notice some noise from the steward's cart being brought out of the storage area, usually around 7:30-8am and again in the early evenings, but it didn't bother us. In fact the morning cart movement proved to be a very good alarm clock - got us up in time for breakfast in the MDR, although I did sleep through it a couple of times. We did have to put up with a vacuum cleaner parked outside our door most days but, again, this wasn't an issue.

A queen bed configuration really doesn't work in these cabins unless one person is prepared to climb over one corner of the bed everytime and you are happy with no bedside tables. In twin configuration the chest of drawers becomes a bedside table between the beds and you have much more space.

The bathroom was also configured differently to the one in the balcony cabin we had on Sun - handbasin in the middle, shower and toilet to either side in the inside cabin whereas the balcony cabin had the toilet in the middle with shower and handbasin to either side. The inside configuration made the bathroom seem more roomier. It may actually have been slightly larger in fact.

The cabin had plenty of storage space and the Australian power point was easy to access, with room to put the travel power board and anything on charge at the time, without things falling on the floor. This space, centered between the entrance and the bathroom, also held the glasses tray, the fridge was underneath, above there was a cupboard containing the safe, and the TV was right at the top.

The only downside for me was that there was a lot of light seepage around the door so the cabin wasn't as dark as I'd have liked. On our RCI cruise the inside cabin was so dark I could sleep without using a sleep mask.
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Sep 2017 - Royal Princess - Mediterranean
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Nov 2016 - Carnival Legend - South Pacific
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Apr 2016 - Golden Princess - Sydney to Hong Kong
Dec 2015 - Celebrity Solstice - Auckland to Sydney
Aug 2015 - Dawn Princess - Top End Fremantle to Sydney
Mar 2015 - Rhapsody of the Seas - South Pacific
Dec 2014 - Sun Princess - South Pacific
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#67
California
1,316 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
Ship – Royal Princess

Stateroom – L107 (ME?)

Deck – Lido

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern – Bow. Bow Starboard Corner Premium Minisuite.

Connects With Cabin # – “na”

Accessible – No.

Quiet – Yes. The Sanctuary is above, but we did not hear any noise from that. Disclaimer: I wear earplugs to sleep, but my friend does not.

Balcony Size – Oversized. Huge, huge wrap around balcony. The balcony access is on the side of the ship, then the balcony wraps around to the front. There was a full sized table with four chairs, two chaise loungers and two side tables next to the loungers. All furniture was wood with cloth cushions.

View – Partially obstructed, balcony railing is metal, but there are no other view obstructions.

Privacy Issues – The side part of the balcony was completely covered; there was a small overhang, but the majority of the forward-facing balcony was not covered. The sanctuary is directly above and when standing at the railing the people at the railing in the sanctuary would be able to see you.

Wind - Yes. Extremely windy. We were able to use the balcony while underway and when seated or in the loungers, the wind was not felt. Extreme wind when opening the balcony door.

Soot - No.

Problems – No specific problems.

Comments – This is an exceptionally large cabin with great storage. The beds were configurable into twins. It is configured into an L-shape with the sleeping area separated from the living area. There is a curtain that can be drawn for privacy and light control in the sleeping area. In the sleeping area there is a forward-facing window.

The railing in this cabin was metal, so view would be obstructed while seated and/or lounging.
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Past Cruises:

2004 7-day Caribbean, Grand Princess
2005 15-day Western Europe Transatlantic, Golden Princess
2006 10- day Panama Canal, Coral Princess
2007 7-day Mexican Riviera, Golden Princess
2009 15-day Hawaii, Golden Princess
2009 7-day Alaska, Star Princess
2010 10- day Alaska, Sea Princess
2010 3-Day Coastal, Golden Princess
2011 28-Day Hawaii Tahiti R/T LA, Sapphire Princess
2013 3-Day Coastal, Golden Princess
2013 7-Day California Coastal, Grand Princess
2013 3-Day Coastal, Golden Princess
2014 4-Day Coastal, Sapphire Princess
2014 10-Day Caribbean, Royal Princess
#68
10 Posts
Joined Sep 2014
Ship – Crown Princess





Stateroom – a730





Deck – Aloha





Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern – Port





Connects With Cabin # – “na”





Accessible – No.





Quiet – Yes. Ship was sold out, never heard anything from hall or neighbors





Balcony - normal size, was covered





View – no obstructions





Privacy Issues – None



Wind - Yes but it was late August in Alaska. was still able to enjoy the view from the balcony





Soot - No.





Problems – No specific problems


comments - first time to have a cabin this far back on a ship. pleasantly surprised no issues. a few days we heard a low hum but was so low didn't really notice it
#69
Canberra, Australia
142 Posts
Joined Apr 2008
Ship
Diamond Princess

Class
Gem

Deck
Emerald

Stateroom #
E735

Category
B4

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern
Stern

Connects With Cabin #
N/A

Accessible
No

Quiet
Yes

Balcony Size
Oversized

View
Excellent view. There is a beam through the balcony but we didn't find it obstructive.

Privacy Issues
None.

Wind
Totally protected from the wind.

Soot
None

Problems
At the end of the hallway is a crew door and they didn't take a lot of care to close it quietly. Didn't really bother us a lot but it could be an issue if you're sensitive to that sort of thing.

Comments
Overall an excellent cabin - standard cabin layout but with the lovely large balcony (about 12 feet by 9 feet).
#70
So CAL
3,572 Posts
Joined Jul 2010
Ship: Crown Princess
Class: Grand class?
Deck: Plaza
Cabin: #326
Category: Interior
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Midship/Port
Connects With Cabin #none (but adjacent to door #330/same alcove?)
Accessible: No
Quiet: Relatively so...more below
Balcony Size: none
View: none
Privacy Issues: Okay
Wind: none
Soot: none
Problems: none
Comments:

I very much like the Plaza Deck staterooms behind the Art Gallery. This stateroom was very quiet. None of "those" noises described in previous threads. I was rather disappointed that there was a passageway from the International Cafe past our rooms. In other Grand Class ships, this is a dead end hall. The doors were closed between midnight and 6 AM ish. There was a little bit of noise from the Piazza Entertainment, but nothing horrible.

Best reasons to book these cabins (I had a small group traveling together in P318, P322, P326, and P338) is the proximity to the IC, Coffee/Bar, and Piazza. Easy to get around Decks 5, 6, and 7. We had early traditional dining in DaVinci deck 6. No one really got lost.

Central elevators still a problem. Most often used the forward elevators. A few extra steps, but much less aggregation.
#71
SoCal
7,221 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Ship
Crown Princess
Class
Grand
Deck
Caribe
Stateroom #
C523
Category
B2
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern
Starboard
Connects With Cabin #
N/A
Accessible
No
Quiet
Yes
Balcony Size
Oversized
View
Excellent view.
Privacy Issues
None.
Wind
Not a problem
Soot
None
Problems
Several little things need attention. The drawers stick more so than usual. There is an annoying little hum from the TV when it's off. I think it was a vibration issue. The bath sink stopper did not work. The beds were the older variety, not the pillow tops.
Comments
The usual uncomfortable balcony furniture, two chairs, footstools and the tall table.

This was a free upgrade from a cabin on Aloha.
#72
Central California
2,784 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Ship
Royal Princess

Class
Royal

Deck
Baja

Stateroom #
B435

Category
B3

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern
Starboard

Connects With Cabin #
N/A

Accessible
Yes

Quiet
Yes

Balcony Size
13' by 4' (oversized as far as length)

View
Excellent view.

Privacy Issues
None.

Wind
Totally protected from the wind.

Soot
None

Problems
Near water tight doors and elevators. Neither was an issue.

Comments

Exactly mid ship. No passenger stairs. 6 elevators, smaller than on some ships. Many elevators coming down full or going up at capacity, allow an extra 5-10 minutes, not as much wait on off times. We hardly felt motion at all.
Cabin about 3 feet wider than standard balcony, no threshold at main entry and bathroom, metal ramp out to balcony if needed.



Showing width of AC balcony cabin with very large desk area, mini frig and extra storage. Besides desk chair and small table, (far right), there is a smallish upholstered club chair, double closet and room safe.



ADA compliant bathroom, no threshold doorway 34-36" wide, elevated toilet with grab bars to each side, roll-up sink, trade off of less cubbies, door hooks at two heights, climate controls and rocker panel light switches accessible from WC as well as standing.



No threshold shower with pull down bench, sturdy to 300+ lbs. Hand held or stationary shower head, usual shampoo and body wash. We used the shower curtain and even with floor drains outlining the 'shower' area, still needed a towel or two to sop up the excess; not judged a hardship.




Two cot-sized 'twins' (30" x 72") separated by large and useful night stands, each with 4 large drawers, really helped with storage. Plus storage nook, and table top large enough to accommodate his and her CPAP machines!
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Cruise History:
  • Oct. 2016, Med. Passage TA, Royal Princess
  • Sept. 2015 W.E./Transatlantic Royal Princess
  • Apr-May 2015 New Orleans -Boston TA NCL Dawn
  • Apr-May 2014 Panama Canal Repo NCL Jewel
  • Apr-May 2013 Hawaii NCLA Pride of America
  • May-June 2012 Alaska/Seattle RT NCL Jewel
  • October 2011 Bahamas 4D NCL Sky
  • May 2011 Western Caribbean NCL Spirit
  • May-June 2003 Inside Passage AK HAL Amsterdam
  • Sept. 1999 Catalina/Ensenada 4D Carnival Ecstasy

#73
Kelowna
75 Posts
Joined Sep 2014
Ship. Coral

Class.

Deck. Aloha

Stateroom #A209

Category. BF

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern. Starboard

Connects With Cabin N/a

Accessible. No

Quiet. Yes

Balcony Size. Normal. 2 chairs

View. Great

Privacy Issues. As there is only the bridge forward, the balcony is open

Wind. A bit at sea

Soot. No

Problems. None

Comments. Balcony has divider towards stern but as it is the most forward on this deck the only cabins forward are crew with no balconies so view is great
#74
UK
506 Posts
Joined Aug 2012
It was only after going back to the first page that I began to understand the point of this thread.

Think you need to keep posting the info on the spread sheet. It will be of use once you have more and more completed cabin reviews.

Need to be able to search easily for the type of cabin you want to compare.

ie I needed information on mini suites on Royal/Regal ships but it took me a long time to sort out the way to use the thread and open the spread sheet page on Princess.
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#75
St. Augustine, FL
8,249 Posts
Joined Sep 2006
Originally posted by seapals2
It was only after going back to the first page that I began to understand the point of this thread.

Think you need to keep posting the info on the spread sheet. It will be of use once you have more and more completed cabin reviews.

Need to be able to search easily for the type of cabin you want to compare.

ie I needed information on mini suites on Royal/Regal ships but it took me a long time to sort out the way to use the thread and open the spread sheet page on Princess.
I tried numerous times to navigate this....I gave up.
#76
Ormond Beach, FL
4,629 Posts
Joined Aug 2004
Originally posted by seapals2
It was only after going back to the first page that I began to understand the point of this thread.

Think you need to keep posting the info on the spread sheet. It will be of use once you have more and more completed cabin reviews.

Need to be able to search easily for the type of cabin you want to compare.

ie I needed information on mini suites on Royal/Regal ships but it took me a long time to sort out the way to use the thread and open the spread sheet page on Princess.
Originally posted by suzyed
I tried numerous times to navigate this....I gave up.

Here are the directions to be able to filter the data:

Managing Data

In addition to scrolling through the data in the sheet you can create temporary filter views to find what you are looking for.

Any temporary view you create does not change any of the data in the sheet and cannot be seen by others.

To manipulate the data use the following instructions. You first need to sort the data then you can use filters for further drill down to get the information you want. You can sort on any column but I suggest sorting on the "Stateroom" column (column D).

● Put the cursor in any cell in Column D.
● Click on the "Data" drop-down menu at the top of the page.
● Click on the option "Sort sheet by Column A, A -> Z". The sheet is now sorted in cabin number order.
● From this point you can drill down by any one or more of the columns.
●● For example, if you wanted to see all of the category S4 cabins on the Caribbean Princess and the Emerald Princess:
●●● Click on the down arrow in the "Ship" column heading in row 1.
●●● Click on "Clear" then select "Caribbean Princess".
●●● Drag the slider bar down to find and click on "Emerald Princess".
●●● Click "OK" at the bottom of the box.
●●● Click on the down arrow in the "Category" column heading in row 1.
●●● Click on "Clear" then select "S4". If "S4" is not shown in the list there are no reviews of that category for those ships. You may select multiple categories.
●●● You can further drill down the data by selecting other columns for filtering.
● When you are finished with this predefined filter view, click the white "X" in the black banner at the top of sheet.

If you have any questions you can e-mail [email protected] and we will try to help.
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Future Cruises:

08/18/2018.....Caribbean Princess.......7 Days Eastern Caribbean
12/08/2018.....Adventure of the Seas...8 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
03/07/2019.....Crown Princess.............10 Days Southern Caribbean Medley
#77
Orange county CA
8,200 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Ship. Crown

Class.

Deck. Rivera

Stateroom #R507

Category. IC

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern. Starboard

Connects With Cabin N/a

Accessible. No

Quiet. Yes

Balcony Size. N/a

View. N/A

Privacy Issues.No traffic. Very quiet

Wind. NA

Soot. NA

Problems. Bedside table drawers stuck.

Comments. Easy to fold my walker up and bring inside. We had separated twins. Loved the adjustable thermostat. Great mini fridge kept things cold.





I still cruise for Warm Chocolate Melting Cake (with 2 sugar free ice creams), lobster, and Creme brulee!
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I still cruise for Warm Chocolate Melting Cake (with 2 sugar-free vanilla ice-creams), lobster, and creme brulee






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#78
Adelaide SA
44 Posts
Joined Feb 2015
Ship Sea Princess

Class

Deck Baja

Stateroom # B755

Category S2

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Stern

Connects With Cabin #

Accessible

Quiet no

Balcony Size Large

View Good

Privacy Issues None

Wind protected

Soot sometimes

Problems lots of Vibration through out Suite

CommentsLots of Vibrations when ship traveling more than 12Knots
Suite very well appointed
#79
52 Posts
Joined Jun 2009
Ship: GoldenPrincess
Class:
Deck: Sun
Cabin # S704
Category: Premium Oceanview
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Port/Aft
Connects With Cabin # N/A
Accessible: No
Quiet: No. This area of the ship is as quiet as a tomb, EXCEPT on this cruise the morning Bible study group seemed to congregate outside the chapel down the hall. They were NOISY.
Balcony Size: N/A
View: Awesome. Floor to ceiling windows. Better than a balcony.
Privacy Issues: Yes. The door opens directly onto the elevator lobby.
Wind: N/A
Soot: N/A
Problems: None
Comments: Wonderful cabin. We have booked it again for a future cruise.
#80
Tennessee
465 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
Ship: Coral Princess
Class:
Deck: Plaza
Cabin #: P506
Category: IB
Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Starboard
Connects With Cabin #: N/A
Accessible: Yes
Quiet: Yes, for the most part. On 2 nights there were parties in the Atrium but all the noise quieted down by 11 and did not stop us from being able to sleep.
Balcony Size: N/A
View: None- inside cabin
Privacy Issues: None
Wind: N/A
Soot: N/A
Problems: There was a nasty smell in the bathroom all of the time in Port but we were told that was being fixed in the January 2015 dry dock.
Comments: We were comfortable enough we have booked the same cabin again for December 2016.
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