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Premium Balcony Cabins 10 Reviews
(230 sq. ft., balcony 85 sq. ft.) Private large balcony. Two twin beds (convertible to king-size bed). Sofa and coffee table. TV; telephone; 110 AC current; individual climate control; wall safe; 2 closets; full bathroom with shower; hair dryer; mini bar. Balcony: Patio chairs and table.
    
Premium Balcony (9B)
Premium Balcony (9B)


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6154
great balcony, very quiet location, close to elevators  Read entire member review.
6164
Large sized balcony, quiet location-no inside cabins across the hall. Generous sized bathroom with tub and two-sinks.  Read entire member review.
6215
A plastic orgy by QueenAleta
Great location. Just a minute away (by elevator) to buffet. This meant we could go up and grab a tray of food to bring back to our cabin. Cabin had a good view, but we were one deck above the lifeboats, which meant we were looking down on dirty lifeboats. But that didn't really bother us. Room had plenty of space.  Read entire member review.
7299

We had a Premium Balcony cabin 7299 (Cat 9B) which is what I would call a “mini-suite”. Bigger than a standard balcony cabin but not as big as a suite. We booked this cabin class as on our last Miracle cruise we personally found the standard balcony cabin to be a little tight for our tastes. Even though it is just the two of us and the comparatively little time spent in the cabin, we found the Premium Balcony cabin 7299 to be better than expected. Two closets (one by the door the other by the bathroom) provided more than ample storage with generous hanging space on the right and shelving space on the right in each. There is also a cabinet with three drawers beside the bathroom door which we never even used. The bathroom is the standard compact style of all cabins (except suites, that is). The only “goodies” we had were samples of Breathe-Right strips and sunburn relied ointment. (FYI, the sunburn relief can in handy because I threw all caution to the wind and put on no sunscreen during the trip. Ouch!) There is liquid shampoo and body wash dispensers in the shower; these do the job but recognize they are generic. If you have a strong preference, take the packing plunge and bring travel size versions of your own soap/shampoo. There is a generous console with full mirror backdrop for a dressing area, the safe cabinet and the mini-fridge. Note: leave the door of the cabinet holding the mini-fridge open if you can. I am not sure if it is an old wives tale, but I read somewhere this helps the fridge stay cooler due to the heat generated by the fridge. It was indeed very warm inside the fridge cabinet with the door closed so I just left it open. After removing the standard “mini bar” contents and stocking the soft beverages we brought with us, they seemed to stay nicely chilled. Not cold-cold but cold enough for our tastes without needing ice.

Speaking of cold-cold, this cabin was cold. I mean long-sleeve, light coat wearing cold. Now, I am one of those people that prefers it on the cool side and even for me, this room felt cold. The thermostat was dialed all the way to the warm side, but it never really seemed to change until day 5 when it because truly comfortable. We chose not to say anything for fear of any change being made resulting in it being too warm. This was our choice; others may do differently. However, for those who appreciate a cool room (or for those afraid of all those cabin-too-hot reviews), have no fear of this cabin.

The bed was firm and, to me, comfortable. I suspect others may find it too hard as it did have an extra-firm feel with not much of a top plush. Suggestion? Lay down the extra comforter stored in a drawer under the couch (if you bed is not set up as two twins) and you’ll get a bit more of a “pillow top” effect.
The Premium balcony was much better than our last Extended balcony. There was more than ample room for one fixed-back chair, one reclining-back chair, one full reclining lounger and a small end table. We did spend a fair amount of time (from minutes to hours) enjoying the balcony during the week and for those who like private space, this balcony provides it. Others find it a negative (I don’t) but if you look straight down from the balcony railing, the lifeboats are there. Otherwise, the balcony view is pretty darn amazing.

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8111
We were on Deck 8 one down from the spa and gym! DH loved that fact! Our cabin was forward of the ship and we were on the same floor as the Bridge we thought that was cool! Even being so close to the bridge it was very quiet. You don't hear anything from the other rooms. Which is really nice when you are in your rooms you want to feel like you are the only people on the floor. Our cabin sleeps 4 we had a king bed for myself and DH. The Couch was converted into a bed for one of TB and a berth came out of the ceiling for the other. The vanity/ desk area was nice DH thought that the hair dryer came unattached from the desk (it dose not). LOL Each bed has its own reading light. The bathroom is a bit small but very efficient! There are product samples in the bathroom when you get in your room. In the shower there is body wash and shampoo dispenser, but I brought my own! as For closet space it is adequate, but if the room has four females in it it would not be enough! here is a small refrigerator in the room stocked and you can consume the contents for a fee. Or if you want you can have it locked or emptied. We used the safe in the room to keep our passports, cell phones,car keys and extra cash in. There is No fee for the safe. I absolutely loved the balcony! All four of us were on it at once yes it only has two chairs but we were usually looking at the scenery when we were out there. DH and TB were on the balcony and saw a pod of dolphins swimming by! This is the 2ND time we have had a room like this one. and will most likely getting the same type of room next year.  Read entire member review.
8111
We were on Deck 8 one down from the spa and gym! DH loved that fact! Our cabin was forward of the ship and we were on the same floor as the Bridge we thought that was cool! Even being so close to the bridge it was very quiet. You don't hear anything from the other rooms. Which is really nice when you are in your rooms you want to feel like you are the only people on the floor. Our cabin sleeps 4 we had a king bed for myself and DH. The Couch was converted into a bed for one of TB and a berth came out of the ceiling for the other. The vanity/ desk area was nice DH thought that the hair dryer came unattached from the desk (it dose not). LOL Each bed has its own reading light. The bathroom is a bit small but very efficient! There are product samples in the bathroom when you get in your room. In the shower there is body wash and shampoo dispenser, but I brought my own! as For closet space it is adequate, but if the room has four females in it it would not be enough! here is a small refrigerator in the room stocked and you can consume the contents for a fee. Or if you want you can have it locked or emptied. We used the safe in the room to keep our passports, cell phones,car keys and extra cash in. There is No fee for the safe. I absolutely loved the balcony! All four of us were on it at once yes it only has two chairs but we were usually looking at the scenery when we were out there. DH and TB were on the balcony and saw a pod of dolphins swimming by! This is the 2ND time we have had a room like this one. and will most likely getting the same type of room next year.  Read entire member review.
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