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Balcony Stateroom Cabins 49 Reviews
Oceanview staterooms with balconies provide more space than other staterooms, with up to 285 square feet. Features two twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed, and a bathroom with shower.
Balcony Stateroom (BA)
Balcony Stateroom (BA)

Cabin Rating
Very nice, Deck 12, #642. OK amount of room, good open closet, small shower with no shelves (one for soap that kept losing the soap when the ship swayed). OK bathroom. Nice and close to the stairs.  Read entire member review.
Cabin A210. Nice size and plenty of hanging space for clothes. May want to bring extra hangers as there is more space to hang items than to store.  Read entire member review.
Great time had by all by Inthewoods
too much paper is thrown in garbage. there should be more recylcing.  Read entire member review.
Wonderful by gardengrower
We had a balcony cabin on deck 12 Aloha towards the back of the ship. It was spacious. Plenty of hanging clothes space and shelves. Shower area a little small. Good job as we are not large people. A fridge, but no kettle to make our beloved cups of tea. Pillows fantastically soft and the bed comfortable. I had the best nights sleep. Spotlessly clean.  Read entire member review.
Great wheelchair accessible cabin, with excellent support in the shower. The shelves for toiletry were a bit smaller than sufficiently needed. A good size balcony.  Read entire member review.

Great room. Cabins above and below. Nice and Quiet. Shaded. Down side was you cannot see straight down to the pier. At sailaway the lowest balconies get the best view of the gangway and the pilot boat coming along side.

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Nice cabin, but a bit worn. Everything was a bit worn, and some things didn't work properly... Shower spewed dirty brown water, but was fixed in under four hours. TV control was missing back and in need of batteries, carpet was showing signs of wear. (Same as other ships systems, like failing laundromat token system, dying TV on deck, rusting deck seams and stanchions, etc, etc.) She just needs some time in port.

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Ruby, we love ya! by jean95404
Caribe 219 Forward of the ship. Large balcony, partially covered. Room size adequate (I mean we're not living in it, just sleeping, changing and showering). Little noise. Laundry room convenient to room. Elevator bays close to cabin. Would be happy to have the room again.  Read entire member review.
Great balcony, small shower, large space for closet, quiet location, convenient near elevators midship  Read entire member review.
We had 3 side-by-side cabins on Caribe deck (deck 10). These Cabins were all category BA with extended balconies. Cabins were located mid-ship port side, numbers 504,506 & 510. We had the same category on our last ship and loved the extended balcony, which is why we booked them again. We also like mid-ship because you don't feel the ship moving as much. The cabins are a couple feet smaller than standard balcony cabins because of the bigger balcony. You really can't notice the difference though. On the balcony there are 4 chairs, 2 of which can be reclined and a small table. On the first day our room steward, Noel, opened the doors between our balconies. There are hooks to keep the doors open. Some other ships I've been on haven't had hooks and the doors would flop around unless you put a chair or something in front of it. Like every cabin I've ever stayed in the shower is nice & tiny. I do like that the curtain curves around the shower instead of straight across. Gives you a couple extra inches to move around. The TV in the room is a 26 inch (I think) flat screen. There is a small refrigerator in the room, which comes stocked with a 1.5 litre bottle of water and a few cans of pop (soda for Americans). These will cost you money if you consume them, even if you do buy the pop/soda package.  Read entire member review.
Ruby Princess C628, category BA, balcony: This cabin is shown as "mid ship" - I think it's more aft than mid though. The aft elevators are only about 10 doors away. If you want to the midship elevators, it's a bit of a walk. The laundromat is forward (near the #300 cabins). The cabin is on the small side, but nice. The balcony is to die for! Approx 6' wide and 9' deep - maybe 4' of the balcony covered and the other 5' uncovered. Four large chairs, a table, and still plenty of room. When you look down, you are looking directly onto the balcony of the room below. When you're standing by the rail, those above are looking right down at you. The balcony is half covered, half uncovered - the best of both worlds. It does provide some privacy. Always remember to completely close the balcony door before you open the stateroom door - quite a bit of suction! Draperies are thick and plush. For those mornings you want to sleep in, you can make the room completely dark, any time of the day by pulling those drapes. The cabin has a mini-fridge but don't expect arctic temps - it barely keeps drinks/water cool. You'll need ice delivered several times a day to keep drinks cold. Don't store your ice bucket on the cabinet that holds the frig. The cabinet top gets warm and melts all the ice. There is a side table that will hold the ice bucket and it doesn't melt quite as fast. Two end tables with plenty of storage. The beds are comfortable - not too hard, not too soft. There is a 2-shelf cabinet in the vanity as well. The closet area is more than sufficient to hang up all your clothes (there are plenty of wooden hangers), store the luggage, shoes, etc. There is a cabinet by the closet that contains the safe, and 4 or 5 large bins for storage. There is a long shelf underneath the sink that holds everything. I took several 8x8" cardboard boxes to store toiletries. The hair dryer is your normal, everyday hairdryer (located at the desk - away from the bathroom). I do admit the room was quite warm, even with the A/C turned down to the coolest temp. But it wasn't unbearable, but a cooler temp would have been nice. We spent more time on the balcony than inside the cabin. C628 is directly across from the luggage elevator. When I realized this, I was concerned, but it wasn't an issue at all. Maybe 2 hours of banging luggage around and then it was over. The bedding is very comfortable - soft, high quality sheets. There were 2 outlets - we used a power strip, and then plugged a 9' extension cord to power strip. We had "power" at each end table for charging phones, cameras, curling iron, etc. This was more than sufficient. We didn't experience the 'sticky shower curtain' but I can see where that might be a problem for some. The showers are small and water does seep out onto the floor, even when you're trying to be very careful. Shaving your legs is a adventure. Pack Nair! There's plenty of storage in the bathroom too. There's a long low shelf underneath the sink and 3-4 shelves beside the sink. The countertop is fairly spacious, but I stored our toiletries in small cardboard boxes underneath the sink. I could take my "box" to the vanity to get ready. The boxes kept everything in one place, easy to find, and neat and orderly. There is a clothes line in the shower and 2 large hooks on the inside door to hang wet towels, robes, etc.  Read entire member review.
Decent overall. Poor quality towels surprised us.  Read entire member review.
We were near the Aft stairway/elevators and it was fine. Actually, that location turned out to be favorable because the dining, Skywalkers Bar, and access to photo center was Aft making it quite convenient. The cabin was spacious, the closet had more than enough room for us. The bed was dreamy comfortable and so were the pillows of down. There was a generous vanity located near the balcony doors with good lighting and large mirror. There was a refrigerator and bar area opposite the vanity with a comfortable chair. The balcony had part shade and part sun. It was great!  Read entire member review.
I had a rear facing balcony cabin, D 734, which was nice, if small, but the balcony mega size more than made up for the lack of space in the room. There was a suite on one side of the room, and nobody on the inner side of the room making this quite private and nice, especially the balcony! We had tea served there, and entertained there because it is hardly ever windy and the weather was quite agreeable.  Read entire member review.
Cabin L201 Good location, secret door to rarely used deck below the bridge, also close to unmarked door entry to the spa (across from cabin L210) so you can go directly into the Thermal Suite, balcony small and no glass panel so NO view on balcony.  Read entire member review.
Lido 205. Front of the ship and close to the pools, and a quick elavator ride and short walk to the caino, shops and dining. It was below the wedding chapel so quiet, but the seas were choppy for the first half so there was a lot of banging, creaking, shuddering, and motion. Not sure if that was felt every where on the ship.  Read entire member review.
We were in Lido 242, a BA category balcony room. It was a great room, very quiet. It is just under the massage therapy rooms in the Spa, so no overhead noise whatsoever. Nice! And although it was not far from two pools, the Horizon Court and Cafe Caribe, we were never disturbed by any associated noise.  Read entire member review.
Our room had a great balcony. It was covered so we were able to sit and read without the sun glaring off the white pages and blinding us. Our room was very comfortable, however it could have been a little larger and have two decent chairs for two adults to sit and chat. I was surprised how quiet our room was. It could be that the passengers on our deck were quiet and realized people may be relaxing in their room. There was no noise from any of the bars, and entertainment areas of the dhip.  Read entire member review.

The room was standard fare with a surprising amount of storage available. Our room steward was friendly and interactive but I noticed unlike previous cruises, sometimes we had to stay out of the room longer to allow him time to refresh the room. This trip we purposely selected a room on the Lido deck, hoping the availability of food didn't increase the cruise weight gain. It didn't. We found it handy to be on the same deck to pick up something quick in either snack or drink form.

I detected a definite odor in the bathroom and a slow drain in the shower. Although these things were reported I could never tell that anything had been done about them.

The bed was comfortable and the room, although not huge, was plenty of room for the two of us. I would like to see a more comfortable seating option for the one chair in the room. I tend to spend evenings in the room reading and the barrel chair provided is not really comfortable for long term sitting.

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This is our 11th cruise with Princess, so we knew what to expect. Right across the hall from the lifts, and 75 feet from the forward pool. Very quiet, but cabins this high tend to roll more than ones down lower. Very clean, no odors, and everything worked. For some reason our cabin steward did not stock us with pool towels, but this close to the pool, not a problem. We will always opt for the lido ifpossible.

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Lido 305...close to the main pool...and the hanburger, cheeseburger....YUUMY...didn't notice noise ....loved it!!!  Read entire member review.
L308 on Lido deck was very nice. Great covered balcony. Showers were tiny. Elevator was close and being on lido means easy access to everything.  Read entire member review.
We were on the Caribe deck, starboard side, near the middle of the ship. Our room was a balcony room. It was small but adequate. The bathroom was quite small, but also adequate since neither of us are large people. The balcony was larger than those on decks 11 and 12. Our room was in a quiet location.  Read entire member review.
We had a Balcony Cabin and it was tiny. The shower is probably 2'x2' with the shower head placed at probably 5'9".  Read entire member review.
We had a mini suite. Smaller balcony than balcony staterooms. Nice sized shower, comfortable beds. Cigarette Smoke smell was overpowering.  Read entire member review.
Sadly Disappointing by Hugemaniac1
The Riviera deck sits fairly high on the ship so movement on rough seas was notceable.  Read entire member review.
Great closet with plenty of storage for both hanging and shelves. Nice balcony for 2 people. One deck below the buffets and halfway between the rear stairway and middle elevators for easy access to main dining rooms. Never notice noise from pool deck. Very quiet.  Read entire member review.
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