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Twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Balcony, refrigerator, TV, spacious closet, desk and bathroom with shower. Approximately 233 to 285 square feet, including balcony.

Balcony (BD)
Decks: Deck 10 | Deck 11 | Deck 12
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Cabin C635
We liked the location of this cabin as it faced the ports and it was fun watching as we approached the port. Interesting watching the passengers getting off the ship, even more entertaining watching the passengers board, tired & grumpy! The location of the cabin was convenient, few flights up to Horizon Court & an easy walk down to the activities, dining room & other venues. Cabin was adequately stocked, as always spotless clean (did my usual one did a finger wipe & under the bed check), balcony window & deck cleaned regularly. I've learned how to unpack and even to have space left in these compact spaces. I always bring extra hangers. Limited outlets for plug ins for hair stuff & charging electronic equipment & camera.
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Cabin 11726
The staterooms with balcony and the bathroom are a pinch smaller than other cruise lines we have traveled of the same price. No bed bugs were seen on our inspection. Mattresses are average to ok. Our balcony was smaller than the ones below us (I think) but still held 2-3 people easily. The doors can SLAM shut very loudly so folks in my hallway who were careless to close the door in a controlled fashion woke me up here and there. The walls are pinch think so you can hear neighbors sneeze or chit chat. And I always avoid a stateroom near the elevators/stairs because for some reason, kids like to congregate in these areas and talk all night. On my floor there were Uno Cards and Playing Cards scattered all over the place, and the kids had their personally belongings on the stairs to prevent usage of the stairs.
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Cabin A722
Very small shower, difficult containing water from escaping out. What is wrong with not putting a top sheet on the bed?
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Cabin C633
Perfect Escape Txldyngent
We loved having a balcony for coffee and light breakfast in the morning. Our cabin was a nice size and the larger balcony made it seem even bigger. Lots of closet and storage space made it easy to stay organized. A nice size cabinet also contained a safe to hold documents and valuables. The shower is small but not as tiny as others have said. A very large person might be uncomfortable and might choose a room with a full bath. It was adequate and had good water pressure and hot water. Shower gel and shampoo/conditioner are provided. I use my own shampoo and conditioner because I am picky. The air conditioning was adequate. The afternoon soon was intense but the drapes kept it from getting too hot. The bed was so comfortable, we have a tempurpedic at home and I slept very well on this bed. All the linens were top quality and spotlessly white. Towels were large and fluffy. The ice kept well in the mini fridge. It contained bottled water for a charge but we used our refillable filtered bottles which fit in the fridge. We also stored a bottle of wine. (We were given clean wine glasses everyday and carried our own wine to dinner) . I don't think I will be able to cruise without a balcony ever again. I'm so spoiled. ;)
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Cabin C730
Mostly Good holomuku
Seemed small for a balcony cabin and no mini-bar. Certainly enough storage and was kept as clean as possible by our Steward, Eddy.
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Cabin c752
We absolutely loved our cabin!! We were on the AFT side with a large balcony. Our room also had a large walk in closet, twin beds, dressers, desk, large TV. My mom and I spent a lot of time in our cabin sitting outside on our oceanfront deck. We enjoyed our breakfast on our deck with the gentle breezes and salt air it was truly unforgettable. Loved being on our deck when we arrived at port on our private tour of the islands. We never missed a sunset, every night was anew beautiful sunset and we could never get enough it was incredibly beautiful to witness the entire scene definitely the very best part of the cruise for us.
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Cabin C626
The cabin itself was OK. Hint: the balconies on the Caribe deck are always bigger than elsewhere on the ship. However, theer was black mold on the bathroom tile, holes in the sheets, lumpy pillows, and a cabin steward who was average, at best. No tissues in the bathroom (apparently a cost cutting measure). No towel creatures. I was constantly requesting ice.
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Cabin A702
This cabin is NOT big enough for 4 people (including kids). Princess assured me that it was but putting a roll-away bed in this cabin leaves no floor space. The balcony was blocked. Also, the bathroom was dirty and the carpet was stained. The cabin steward was very nice but that did make up for the disaster. We made a fuss until Princess moved us to a larger cabin. Do not book this cabin for a family of 3 or 4 people!
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Cabin A514
Cabin was compact and clean. My friends' bed was terrible and cabin attendant had to fix after 1st night. Totally sagged out but they thought they were swapping out mattresses the cruise before. Lots of closet space and hangers. Bathroom has crazy small shower with dreaded curtain. Balcony was great but humid weather meant inside mirrors would fog up as soon as we opened sliding glass door to balcony.
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Cabin B614
Adequate for 2 adults.Bed was comfortable. Plenty of clothes-space. Shower was small, but no issues at all with this. Balcony was a must.
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Cabin B620
As always nice and quiet and clean and tidy, never had a problem on a Princess Cruise.
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Cabin B626
Plenty of room for a solo traveler. Lots of hangers, great shelf and drawer space, fine little refrigerator, nice TV. It would be nice to find one station with classical music. It did occur for the first five or six nights with the camera on the bow, but then became silence on that channel. I did mention it to the service desk, but it never returned. Oh yes, please do something with that impossible shower curtain on the extremely tiny shower. My mind boggles to imagine anyone a bit overweight trying to wash up.
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Cabin C743
Room was very nice. Balcony was larger, half covered/half opened. Bathroom did not have an exhaust fan....... Shampoo/Conditioner leaves hair feeling like straw, bring your own. Shower gel is harsh on the skin, we brought a bar of soap with us. And we were only give one bar of soap for the sink and 1 tube of skin lotion for the whole week we were there. After not having the bed made and room freshened the first day we found out we had to place the "Please Freshen Room" tag in the lock for the Room Steward to touch the room. Never had to do this before
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Cabin B503

Cabin was small but big enough for us. The balcony was nice and we got plenty of use out of it.


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Cabin A723

Ask for a bed topper if you don't have one already. Our bed was so comfortable. Plenty of room for us. We were aft which was perfect. Close to the rear pools and buffets. Not a ton of traffic in front of our door.
Balcony was fantastic!


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Cabin A747

Mattress was lumpy. Shower curtain was moldy, had to ask attendant to change it. Bathroom still smelled moldy after this when the door was closed.We kept the door open when not in the cabin. When this was done no odor. Not sure why as no mold was spotted anywhere else. The chairs on the balcony and small table needed to be replaced because they were worn and very stained. A ship can be old but there is no excuse for not keeping up the maintenance.

The balcony was slightly larger as it is angled and we could see all the way to the front. However if you like privacy, this is not the balconey for you as you see everyone looking out and when they turn to look to the back of the ship, they see you.


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Cabin A246
Relaxing Cruise ekb1969

Enough room for us...quiet.....close to elevator.
We liked that our balcony had a roof over us and nobody can look down on us. Two decks below we had a view of the balconies.


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Cabin B505

Fine but a little cramped for 3 adult friends to use. Family would have been ok.


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Cabin A638

Cabin A638 was bigger than I imagined. Lot of closet space, the bathroom was small but the shower water pressure and temp were great. Bed was comfortable, I slept well all week. The balcony while small was fantastic. I could spend hours watching the sea. If I could have changed one thing it would be a room closer to midship but that is nitpicking. I would book this cabin again. Steward was May, she was wonderful.


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Cabin C634
Cabin older, balcony nice. Mattress too hard. Cabin basically very clean.
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Cabin C607
Very nice. Large balcony. Tiny shower and bath.
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Cabin B304
Our Perfect Cruise katisdale
Baja 304 - This is an accessible cabin which was large enough to allow me to store my walker and scooter. There is no step up into the bathroom. The bath has a roll-in shower with a pull down seat. Although directly off the forward elevator lobby we did not hear a single voice. The cabin must be excellently insulated. There are ample grab bars in the bathroom and there is a roll under sink. The access to the balcony is ramped. There was insufficient room to go out on the balcony on the scooter as there would be no turn around. If you must stay in a wheelchair then I would recommend an accessible cabin on Caribe deck as those balconies are larger than the ones on Baja.
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Obnoxious large family group totally surrounding us...shouting over balconies at 7 AM everyday...changing our "privacy please" doorknob sign to "please makeup room" which allowed our room steward to enter while we were eating breakfast in pj's....these were adults not children! Standing in hallway everynight and blocking the way...at least 15 adults. Perhaps cruise lines should put solo couples in one area and let the large groups stay together.
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Cabin A239

A239 - Bed was very uncomfortable - like climbing into a canoe each night. Closet was great. Wonderful supply of coat hangers. Quiet location.


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Cabin was fine, shower a little small, I am 6'3" I had to use liquid soap. Spray it on the walls of the shower and spin around.
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Cabin B428
Our cabin was exactly mid-ship, right next to the center elevators, which we never heard. The cabins are efficiently planned, but could use a bit more storage space, particularly above the beds. Beds were comfortable, but pillows were uneven in quality. They could replace the shower curtains with doors.
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Cabin 604

Baja 604 Mattress dipped on my husband's side. Asked the cabin steward for an egg crate mattress topper and he got it on right away. Quiet room. Close to laundromat. Bring quarters! Washer and dryer both two dollars. Can buy detergent and dryer sheets there. Bring your own dryer sheets. Can see the Statue of Liberty when you pull into NY Harbor at dawn.


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Cabin B414
A standard balcony cabin with no obstructions in view. Close to elevators and stairs. Not too noisy considering the high traffic area. Great location to get to any part of the ship.
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Cabin A723
Typical stateroom with ample closet space. Desk and chair. Narrow storage closet with safe. Fairly aft but never encountered ship vibrations and no one in our group got seasick.
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Cabin B338
B338 - Good location, but lousy cabin due to drain pipe noise on the balcony.
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Cabin A730
Too far back - inconvenient for getting around the ship. Quiet location.
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Cabin A606
Great balcony, but I wish they would have given us four chairs (they would have fit). We asked, they said no. Closet was amazingly large with lots of hangers. Bathroom, while small, was very functional and nice, with a great shower. Would have liked a few hooks to hang wet things, and refrigerator could have been colder. Room was very quiet, we heard no outside noises. Bed was more comfortable than I expected given other's comments
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Cabin A723
Standard balcony cabin with limited storage for cruises of 14 days or more; hallway conversations easily heard; rattle and vibration when aft thrusters are used.
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Cabin B419
Generous storage space. Quiet. Poor quality toilet paper and tissues.
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Cabin R314
Some noise from Pizza Palor and chairs on deck 15. Covered balcony.
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Cabin B535
Adequate room for one person. Loved the balcony. Nice location half way between two elevator banks. I would have liked the closet area to be on the other side of the wall, in other words, facing the bed - would have saved lots of steps. I have a dream that someday I will find a hotel room or cabin with lighting on the sides of the mirrors instead of from the ceiling. Takes so much longer to put on make-up in a shadow. The refrigerator is wonderful, but the outer cabinet door traps the heat in the cabinet and makes the refrigerator much less efficient. My brother and sister and their spouses found their identical rooms small for two people and all their stuff. My thermostat did not work on the first day so that my room was uncomfortably hot most of the time. Somehow my steward got the AC working so that the room was comfortable for the rest of the cruise - wonderful man.
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Comfortable, clean, well maintained, huge closet rack, a big plus since we bring hanging clothes
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Cabin B302
This was a handicapped room with plenty of room to get around either in a wheelchair or on crutches. The bathroom was perfect -- nothing to have to step over to get into the bathroom or into the shower. Very well designed! Balcony was large and easy to get onto via the ramp. Even though it was directly across from the elevators, it was still quiet. The main complaint was the lack of adequate air conditioning and air flow.
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Cabin b622
Very nice cabin, well laid out with plenty of closet and drawer space, refrigerator,good flat screen tv,wall safe and a decent 9x5' balcony. Comfortable bed and pillows.
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Anniversary Cruise shashi883
Great size closet. Tiny shower.
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Cabin A715
We loved our cabin, though it creaked a lot. Probably because we were so high up. it as very roomy, lots of closet space. the bathrooms are small, but what can you do about that? LOL. The balcony was great!
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Cabin B622
B622; good location aft convenient for dining.  Private balcony (those on Caribe deck are half exposed and those on Dolphin deck fully exposed to above with no overhang).
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Cabin B434
B432 and B434.  Great cabins midship.  Air conditioning works great.  Very roomy though balcony is slightly smaller than those below it.  On the plus side, the balcony is covered and nobody can look down on you.  Don't have the misfortune of being stuck next to a room full of kids like my friends did.
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Cabin A255
Good cabin, very little hall traffic, but could hear the elevator bell when things were quiet. Air conditioning was fine.
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Cabin 616
Huge closet, wonderful balcony, good location, awesome stateroom attendant
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Cabin B323
Anniversary Cruise Ficcadenti
Made in Italy!
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