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Mini-Suite with Balcony Cabins 45 Reviews
Twin or queen bed with separate sitting area with sofa bed and desk, 2 televisions, spacious closet, bath with tub and shower, balcony
    
Mini-Suite with Balcony (AB)
Mini-Suite with Balcony (AB)


Cabin
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Cabin Rating
416
Time to Re-think by albany ahl
B416, good location, small but nice balcony especially viewing Panama Canal.  Read entire member review.
614
D614. OK location, midway between Atrium & Lido. Closer to aft elevators than Atrium elevators. Typical minisuite with balcony. Bad mold problem on grout in tub/shower.  Read entire member review.
A714
Our stateroom was on the A deck port side and aft. As others have noted, the shower was exceptionally small (on the other hand, when the sea was rough, you didn't have to worry about falling over!). But our balcony was well-appreciated and much used. The steward service was excellent. We were completely satisfied with our experience in our state room. One small note -- perhaps because we were towards the stern and under the big top engines of the ship, there was an annoying and constant vibration in the bed. My brain in half sleep frequently translated the meaning of the vibrations as heart palpitations and I often woke up feeling jittery and anxious -- needless to say, I didn't sleep all that well. But given the beauty of the environment, it was something I was happy to overlook. The ship was full so the options for room changes were nil and I was not prepared to trade my balcony!  Read entire member review.
B214
July 2011 Island Princess Alaska cruise by double happiness quilting
We had a mini suite with balcony; B214. One big bed and a twin up (out of the ceiling) and a twin down. It was cramped when the bed was down, but all in all, was fine. Balcony was nice but we had smokers on either side and a CIGAR smoker below. P U Plenty of storage, quiet location, and close to the front so when they were looking for whales, out of our door, hang a left and outside you went.  Read entire member review.
C210
Fortunately our mini-suite balcony was covered by the mini-suite balcony above us, which is not true of most mini-suite balconies on the Island Princess. Besides privacy from above, our balcony was also shaded from the intense midday sun, important on this Panama Canal cruise itinerary. Our mini-suite was on port side which provided morning sun and afternoon shade as we cruised south to Panama and then the reverse as we cruised north. Closet space was more than adequate as was drawer space. Our sitting room was very spacious easily accommodating a triple sofa and easy chair as well as a table. The refrigerator in the middle console was very efficient in cooling its contents.  Read entire member review.
C212
We had a mini-suite on the Cari-be Deck, room 212. It was located towards the front of the ship. Loved the location! There was hardly ever anyone down our hallway and it was so quiet. There was tons of storage for a 10 day cruise in the room. It had a tub which I enjoyed!! It has 2 flat screen TVs in it. There were outlets at the desk and extra ones that were accessible behind the TVs. The balcony was a rally good size and we really enjoyed setting out there and seeing the views.  Read entire member review.
C705
Panana Cruise Exciting by FreezinginWI
great size. Vibration and noise though due to location at back of ship.  Read entire member review.
C706
Located aft, right next to the some suites. Opposite a service room, but apart from trolleys in the corridor, no extra noise. Close to public laundry. Close to aft viewing deck which very few people use.  Read entire member review.
C714
Great cabin space and balcony. Close to rear viewing area and laundry. Aft elevators convenient. Rather noisy due to high seas on several nights.  Read entire member review.
C721

We were in minisuit C721.  It was located on the starboard side, aft.  We loved this location!  It had a great balcony, and was 3 doors down from the public aft viewing area that not many people knew about.  When we were in Glacier Bay, and College Fjords, we were out on the aft balcony while turned to the port side for viewing, and when they turned the ship for starboard viewing, we were able to quickly return to our balcony. 
  The cabin itself we clean.  It had some staining on the carpet, and the grout in the tub/shower was in need of a good bleaching.  The bathroom vanity area was a nice size.  It was large enough for my husband to shave and for me to apply my make up at the same time.  BUT...it was not large enough for my daughter and myself to apply make up at the same time.  My daughter took over the desk area and turned it into her vanity area.  Which worked well.  The hair dryer provided was located next to the desk area.  In my opinion, it didn't get hot enough nor did it have enough power.  Though it may have just been the one in our cabin.  I felt that the hairdryers in the lodges were much better.
  I have seen many negative comments reguarding the mattresses.  yes, they are deffinately in need of being replaced.  There is a very obvious valley/dip to the center of them from constant use.  Though I did not find the need to have it replaced, nor even the need for an egg crate.  I slept well.  This is coming from a person that sleeps on a Temperpedic mattress at home so I know what a quality mattress feels like.
  The actual space in the room was tight with 4 people though it was doable.  It became clutttered very easily with 2 teenagers in it.  Since it wasn't like we spent large quantities of time in there it worked for us.  If we were confined to that space, it would have been a different story.
  Closet space was addequate.  Though we used every square inch of the space provided.  A little more would have been nice.  I know this probably isn't possible, but it would have been nice to have another private area for changing.  If you had one in the bathroom, then the only changing area available was the small open area in the closet.  A door or curtain would have been nice so the other people in the room wouldn't walk in on you.

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C726
C726 Suitable for 2 adults and 2 teenagers with extra beds (sofa bed and pullman over sofa). Nice balcony. Starboard side sailing North - seemed like captain and naturalist focused on Port side. Near the rear of the ship - during sailings we went out to the back of the ship where we could see out both sides. Bathroom - raised, shower size was comfortable  Read entire member review.
D311
Our mini suite was spacious and functional. The closet had ample space and there were multiple shelves and drawers around as well. The water pressure in the shower was amazing and there was a bathtub which we never used. I slept on the pull out sofa a few nights to be closer to the balcony slider to listen to the sea; it was functional but not really comfortable.  Read entire member review.
D334
49th State Reunion by arizonaperson
Cabin D334 was in an excellent location,close to the mid and forward elevators.  Read entire member review.
D406

Needs to be re-furbished; discolored and loose caulking. Location was fine, minimal noise. Could hear heavy footsteps in cabin above.

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D507
D-507 was our cabin. Great location for those of us who are prone to sea-sickness. It did get rocky the last few days, so being in the middle of the ship helped a lot.  Read entire member review.
D512
I am glad we elected to upgrade to the mini-suite, which was about the size of a standard Disney cabin with veranda. The decor is generic but easy on the eyes. Not much color and no real artwork or decorations/style. (I won't count the faded French poster for the Cote d'Or, on which d'Or had faded away, leaving just pink and blue.) The cabin had plenty of room for our belongings and us. There was a substantial shelved cabinet beside the doorless, bed-length closet. Suitcases stored easily under the bed. A sofa bed, small chair, and desk chair provided plenty of seating, with a rigid glass-topped coffee table and desk with drawers providing work/eat space. The desk, on one wall, was opposite a cabinet with two TVs (one facing the bed, the other towards the sofa), shelf space and a shorty fridge. The bathroom, separated from the bed area by the closet, included a tub/shower combination. The temperature and water pressure were the best we have ever experienced on a cruise. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, bath gel and lotion where provided. Bring anything else you need, including shower caps. A small built-in hair dryer was on the wall between the suite's sofa and desk. Our veranda had four comfortable chairs and a table. While not as large as some it was plenty big. The verandas on the 10th and 11th decks above us were stepped back (were those passengers in smaller cabins?). If you are uncomfortable with people looking down at you, you might want to get a cabin on deck 10 or 11. On the other hand, Island Princess has no inside cabins on Deck 9, so passageways are half as crowded.  Read entire member review.
D522
Another Great Princess Cruise by lovingretirement
Quiet location, nice balcony - no connecting door on the right side, no noise from the hallway  Read entire member review.
None
C210....up front close to the doors to the front deck. Front decks on the Island on 10 and 11 are little know and provide 180 degree views. Typical Princess mini-suite.  Read entire member review.
None
Our stateroom D332 which was a mini-suite had a sitting area and a bathroom with a tub. The balcony was also a little larger than a normal balcony and offered us a good place to relax and spend time looking out over the ocean. The romm was nice and worth the extra we spent for it.  Read entire member review.
None
Panama Canal by Sassyfraz
We book Dolphin deck mini-suites on Princess, they are excellent for 2 people; balcony, small but adequate for short cruises; very good views. Our steward was attentive and granted every request. A magnifying mirror should be an option for seniors.  Read entire member review.
None

We had a mini-suite on the dolphin deck. Our room was spacious but you shouldn't get too high expectations when you hear "suite". Except for a bath and a maybe somewhat bigger cabin there's not much "suite" to this room. I was surprised we had to ask for slippers, a bathrobe, a shower cap and even our welcome drink. I wonder if we would have gotten our welcome drink if we hadn't asked for it. As for the amenities it would be a nice gesture if they were provided in the room and you wouldn't need to ask for them. Compared with celebrity cruise's "concierge class" the mini-suite is really subpar. Our cabin steward was really helpful though.

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b231
Baja deck minisuite b231 . Highly recommend for two adults.  Read entire member review.
d603
Nice sized, uncomfortable pull out, balacony not private, and not covered.  Read entire member review.
These cabins were rated but not individually reviewed; read the full cruise review for opinions on cabins and more.
Cabin
Comments
Cabin Rating
B228
Amazing Alaska Cruise by dcardy2@cogeco.ca
B503
C 716
C206
Exotic Panama Canal by bluenose47
C217
Island Princess - Hawaii by Ginny Grivas
C223
Panama Canal 1/15- 1/26 by King Neptune
C231
C720
D 404
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D-708
D404
Island Princess - Hawaii by Charles Kelber
D404
D407
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D407
D409
D505
D505
D516
None
None
None
Poor Princess by richard2328
c230
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