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Two lower beds, which make up into a queen-size bed. Sitting area with desk. Balcony. Television. Refrigerator. Spacious closet. Approximately 179 square feet including balcony.

Balcony (BA)
Decks: Deck 11
We were in an extended balcony cabin on Caribe. The cabin is the same size as other balcony staterooms but the deck is larger, and since we spend some time each day on the deck, we appreciated that. The ship was renovated in early 2014 but that did not include the cabins other than the suites, and although comfortable and roomy, they are beginning to show their age. The staterooms include a hot water pot and Japanese green tea (or you can bring your tea of choice from the buffet). We have also been in a mini-suite on the Diamond, which we prefer but not for the added cost.
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Clean and comfortable.

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A Very Smooth Sail fwhinnett

The room was on the lido deck and we found it to be relatively quiet from outside noise . This was a good location, near lifts and the horizon court. Would stay here again.

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Cabin was comfortable but neither it nor the balcony were very large. With staterooms both above and below it, it was very quiet. It is on the port side of the ship, which often (although not always) meant we could see entertainment from the balcony that was provided by the cities.

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Great Experience seattlebill

quiet location away from lifts and stairs. room was well thought out with efficient use of space. for Alaska cruise, balcony was sufficiently large. Baja balcony is more private than many other decks. I could see down onto balconies below.

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Cabin C 303 on Caribe deck; a wheelchair friendly room which came available at no extra cost; and was superb; plenty of space and a really great ,level floored bathroom. Close to elevators but did not hear much at all. Would always choose Caribe deck, as balconies twice the size of others; half private, half open, but Dolphin deck( mini suites ) had balconies with no privacy at all. ( But of course, bigger rooms )
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Cabin Aloha 619 (A619) is right below the buffet which was convenient to grap a snack or to bring our meals to our room when the buffet was crowded. The laundry room was nearby as well. They changed out our mattresses so that was a welcome site to see new beds being brought in. The TV is new flatscreen LCD type. The shower curtain is still the older vinyl curtain with magnets so water tended to spill out and the curtain will cling to your body. Balcony was clean the railings well kept.
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lumpy pillows; close to crew access so noise when loading/off-loading luggage; good balcony
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L201 is a great location. This cabin is at the end of the hallway, with a crew entrance for officers next to this cabin. Because of this location it is very quiet with minimal foot traffic outside the door. The bridge area extends out on both sides of the ship and somewhat obstructs the view from this balcony but it is fun to sit on the balcony and wave to the officers who are surveying the area with their binoculars or observing the tie-ups.

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Noisy-across from elevator and main walkway. Bathroom shower curtain was dirty. Toilet smell was disturbing.
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Last Wilderness! The Traveller
Midship cabin on Aloha deck suffered from floor vibration for two days . Princess were first class in addressing the problem. Top marks for service.
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Comparable to other balcony rooms on ships we have been on, great balcony, quiet, convenient to dining and pool
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cabin reasonable size, good balcony, quiet location, bed very comfortable, plenty of hanging space
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Great balcony, quiet location. Small shower. Toilet blocked twice, but fixed quickly.
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The cabin was comfortable. Of course space was a little restricted, but you get what you pay for. The bathroom was well appointed, with the usual aircraft-type suck toilet, wash basin, replenished toiletries, hanging line, shaving socket. The shower worked well, but some idiot of a designer had put a grab handle in the middle of the back wall. I fully understand the need for a handle, but a much better position, not where it regularly dug into my back, would have better. Between the bathroom and bedroom was a built-in wardrobe, with plenty of shelf and hanging space (with a good number of hangers). There was also a safe. It would have been better if the wardrobe and partition had been 3" shorter, as the way through felt restrictive. The large double bed was very comfortable - we'd asked for a twin arrangement, but we didn't bother to quibble, as in fact this worked well. There was a mini-bar (which we did not use) but unlike P&O, there was no kettle. We therefore had to stroll 200 yards to the buffet if we wanted free hot drinks. The small desk/dressing table was of useful size, and the TV was large enough and well positioned. There was usually something interesting to watch, including a good selection of films (though actually we watched very little. The balcony was OK for two (with two chairs and a small table) and was well protected from the weather. It was always interesting to look over dozens of cranes and thousands of containers as we made another landfall. The cabin steward was a gem, well understanding the right level of attention - we felt very welcome, without feeling at all hassled. All in all, despite a couple of niggles mentioned above) we were very happy with the cabin and the cabin service.
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We think the Caribe deck is the best. The cabins are really all identical, but the closet cabinet is a bit bigger. And the balcony is bigger - can hold 4 chairs. We travel with friends and we always open our balcony connecting door. It makes it very nice to have happy hour or check on one another. Was very quiet and right in the middle.
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C519. Nice central location. Quiet, smooth. Great cabin and balcony.

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Stateroom - Deck 10 - C302, a Handicapped Cabin (HC) with Balcony The stateroom was perfect. Great location - by forward lifts. Bathroom worked very well. All the handrails necessary and a good shower seat. Shelf space was adequate and I could get my chair under the sink. Room was well laid out with plenty of room for the powerchair and walker. Two double wardrobes, 3 draws and plenty of shelves. Balcony was fantastic - easy to access, with a good ramp.
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D740 is an aft cabin. It has a larger balcony than one on the port or starboard side and it is very private. Tiny bathroom but about normal. The closet space is a little larger that others I have had. The bed matress is terrible but it is in a quite location
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Our cabin was located Mid - Aft on Port side. We were located next to the passenger Laundry Room but we noticed no noise from there. It is a great location if you are prone to sea sickness, as it is a smooth section of the ship. It is a must to have a balcony in Alaska, since there is beautiful scenery all the time and you can enjoy the glaciers right from your cabin. The beds were firm but very comfortable and the bedding was nice. There are ample closet space and shelf space. The shower is very small and I kept hitting my elbow into the handle on the shower wall. My husband is a larger man, so it was a tight squeeze. I really appreciated that the safe used a combo code instead of your cabin key or credit card. There is definitely a shortage of outlets, so make sure you bring a power surge bar for all your electronics to plug in. The refrigerator is very handy, as i like an ice cold drink when I first wake up. I love the room service too, breakfast in bed. Princess Room Service will bring hot breakfast if you request it.
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Caribe C312 Category BA An excellent cabin, close to lifts and all amenities. Caribe has much larger balconies although the only downside could be that you are overlooked by those on Baja and Aloha! Plenty of storage, no complaints whatsoever!
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Diamond Princess/Aloha 508 - For an Alaskan trip, this deck is best. Large overhang ensures you and the furniture stay dry even through the biggest rain storm. You will hear chairs above scraping the floor, but not inside the cabin. We were under the covered pool. Maybe not as much noise below the Horizon Court, although remember it is open 24/7.
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