Substantially larger than a balcony stateroom, a mini-suite includes all the same amenities of a balcony stateroom, plus the added luxuries of a welcome glass of champagne, separate seating area, sofa bed, two flat screen televisions, marble top furniture, a closet and bathroom tub.
This is a forward corner Premium Minisuite on the lido deck. I LOVED this cabin, the wrap around balcony and the location on the ship. The cabin is set up like a suite in an L configuration, with a separate sleeping area, a separate sitting area and a nice entrance where the closets and bathroom is located. There is a very large desk/counter area as well. It had a lot of storage, but it didn't seem to be quite as efficient as I remember on other Princess ships. I think for a couple it would probably be more efficient as opposed to two friends traveling together.
Side note on this cabin: the curtains needed to be closed at night so as not to interfere with the bridge.
We sailed from New York to the Caribbean and returned to Ft. Lauderdale, 10 nights. The weather was mostly sunny, but was very windy most of the trip. We were able to use the balcony at all times, though there was one day when it was just a bit too windy for me out there. We noticed no vibrations or noise even with the sanctuary directly above us.
M105 is a forward mini-suite, on the roof of the ships bridge. The cabin experiences a little more motion than other areas of the ship, but the views from here are spectacular, and the balcony is much larger than mid-ship mini-suites. We were able to access the balcony at all times, and while underway, it's a very nautical experience. The room is adequate, with a tub-shower, couch and table, and a little more storage than a veranda cabin.
the cabins are well laid out, enough storage, the ability to close off the seating area from the sleeping area is a real plus, the ability to dim lighting has been lost and the new flat tvs and slow and cumbersome. Overall the cabin is very satisfactory. However, any cabin located midship on levels 15,14 and perhaps 12 have the problem of ablue lighting shining in the balcony all night, people being able to see in on the starboard side and the sky and sun blocked out on the port side. The walkway ruins these rooms,do not select these.