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Ship: Caribbean Princess

Class: Grand

Deck: 14 Riviera

Cabin Number: R305

Category: BC

Location: Starboard, Mid-Forward

Connects With Cabin: N/A

Accessible: No

Quiet: Yes (except for neighbor one night). Cabins above and below.

Balcony Size: Normal, approx 86" wide x 52" deep

View: Normal

Privacy Issues: No issues. Although Bridge can 1/2 the balcony from the wing.

Wind: None

Soot: None

Problems: No shelf in mini-fridge. Bad sliding door handle design - hard to open from inside. The handle turns down to lock, and up to unlock. However, when in the up position, it is hard to pull door sideways since the handle wants to rotate down to the middle/sideways position. They need a fixed handle on the inside, like they have on the outside.


Comments: Had Barrel Chair on July, 2019 cruise. Closest elevator bank to the main theater, so it can be a wait to get back to the cabin when a main show lets out (theater on Deck 7, cabin on Deck 14. Did not feel like walking up 6 flights of stairs. Very convenient access to the Spa (2 flights up), and to the Lido Deck (pools, and buffet). However, the Buffet is aft, so it is a hike. Wall between the bed and closet is NOT metal, so magnetic hooks will not work on that wall. Looks like the panel between adjoining balconies can be opened. However, it looks like it has not been open in a while. Probably only regularly used on cabins that have connecting internal doors - if you open the internal door, you may also want the balcony panel open. The panel looks like it only opens 1/4 turn (half way), and not flush to the wall (post is in the middle of the balcony, and lock is against ship hull). Thus, an open door takes up a little space on the balcony. It is possible to lay both chairs almost flat, and take a nap on the two. Not comfortable enough to sleep for an extended period of time. Ship is wider on decks 10&11(??) so you can see those balconies when you look down.


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On 7/12/2015 at 7:36 PM, srice said:
  • Ship    Regal Princess


    Class   Royal


    Deck      Baja


    Stateroom # B510


    Category  MB


    Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern   Starboard


    Connects With Cabin #    No


    Accessible     No


    Quiet    Yes


    Balcony Size    Small


    View       Not obstructed


    Privacy Issues     None


    Wind      Little


    Soot      None


    Problems   None


    Comments  We had  this cabin for 26 days and it was great.












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Ship Crown Princess


Class  Grand


Deck Dolphin


Stateroom # D417


Category M1




Connects With Cabin #


Accessible  Right next to mid-ship elevators.  


Quiet Minor noise due to elevators dinging.  It was never disruptive, but was noticeable if you listen for it.  Thin walls also means that sound from neighboring cabins could occasionally be heard (things like coughing).  


Balcony Size Large.  I don't know if the size is standard on the Crown, but it was one of the bigger balconies I've ever had.


View  Unobstructed.  


Privacy Issues  The balcony is not at all private.  The balcony sticks out relative to the decks above, meaning when we were sitting on the balcony, we could be viewed by around 100 other cabins. 








Comments  A very large cabin with plenty of storage and space.  The room was fully functional without real issue, but was also a bit dated with lots of marks, carpet needing to be stretched, stained tiles/grout, etc (as of August '19).  Bed was amazingly comfortable.

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On 7/12/2015 at 7:30 PM, srice said:

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:





Cabin #



Connects With Cabin #



Balcony Size


Privacy Issues






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/d/1iJDFCtotsFNUvSNFzZ3LXomW95WX7R0svO7JhGRBvpo/edit?usp=sharing. You will be able to filter the data to view it many different ways.

This is a  terrific tool.  Thank you for doing this.  Neither of the cabins I have booked for next two cruises are listed (not on sister ships either), so I promise to do one for those cabins in December and June!

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On 7/12/2015 at 6:36 PM, srice said:


Ship Pacific




Deck  4


Stateroom # 4050


Category  OV


Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern   Port


Connects With Cabin #  na


Accessible   No


Quiet  No- it is generally quiet during the night & most of the day.  However, every morning between 6-6:30 they clean deck 

            5 above and scrape the deck chairs.  Also, when they use deck 5 to disembark in ports, you will hear some foot traffic 

            and noise when they are disassembling the gangway.  


Balcony Size   na


View   no obstructions


Privacy Issues  No


Wind    No


Soot    No


Problems  No


Comments  Very convenient location.  For our British Isle cruise, we didn't miss a balcony because it was too cool & windy 

                      to sit outside anyway.  Would book again for right itinerary to save money however, we took it as a move over.


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On 9/9/2015 at 3:40 PM, srice said:


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.

Sorry can't see your email....
We used to live in Ormond Beach too.

I had a question about Emerald Princess cabin B258....does the bunk go up into the ceiling or fold up on the wall?

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1 hour ago, suzyed said:

Sorry can't see your email....
We used to live in Ormond Beach too.

I had a question about Emerald Princess cabin B258....does the bunk go up into the ceiling or fold up on the wall?


It will be in the ceiling. Be aware, however, that this is a "connecting" room. Some report noise issues with those cabins. Others don't. Just something to be aware of when booking.

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Ship Coral




Deck Emerald


Stateroom #E603


Category. OW


Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern  MIDSHIP


Connects With Cabin # None


Accessible No


Quiet Yes


Balcony Size N/A


View Obstructed 


Privacy Issues None


Wind N/A


Soot N/A


Problems none great cabin


Comments barely obstructed - Cruise I was on tenders weren’t used so may be noise from that








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On 7/12/2015 at 4:30 PM, srice said:

Ship : Coral Princess


Class: Panamax


Deck: Baja


Cabin #: B731


Category: Ocean View


Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern: Aft-Facing


Connects With Cabin #: N/A


Accessible: No


Quiet: Yes (See below)


Balcony Size: None/HUGE (See below)


View: Unusual  (See Below)


Privacy Issues: Keep blackout curtains closed after dark


Wind: N/A


Soot: N/A


Problems: Rare Occasional Noise (See below)


Comments: Aft-facing Ocean View. The window looks out onto the Baja deck aft viewing deck. The deck extends the width of the ship. There are maybe 10 loungers on the viewing deck but they are rarely utilized. It's almost like having a gigantic balcony and is only maybe 8 - 10 steps away from the cabin door. Unlike the viewing deck directly below this one is very wide (fore to aft). I tried to see into the cabin from the deck and even pressed my face to the window. During the day I couldn't see into the cabin at all. At night, of course, it's a different story so we closed the blackout drapes at night. EXCEPTION was when there was a huge lightning storm and nobody was on the viewing deck. At that time we had an excellent view of the amazing lightning from the comfort of our cabin. The ONLY noise we ever heard in this cabin was the occasional time some thoughtless person let the door to the viewing deck slam behind them. Most never did that and those who did usually didn't do it again. The cabin is quite near to a laundry room which is very convenient. We had this cabin during a 17 day full transit of the Panama Canal and liked it enough that we booked it again for a 19 day partial transit. Both times we had this cabin we enjoyed watching dolphins play in the wake in the evening. If we sail Coral Princess in the future we will definitely try to get this cabin again.


Aft Viewing Deck. The window just next to the door is our cabin.



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