As noted above, this is a standard Princess balcony room. The biggest advantage is location on deck 12. Only one flight of stairs up to the buffet and a very short walk to the atrium elevators for other trips. Read entire member review >>
Cabin maintenance is poor. We had an inop AC, burned out lights, balcony door would not properly latch, rubber residue in toilet, and problems with noises and hardware missing off balcony curtain and slider. It took three attempts to management to correct all the discs, the final of which happened on day 10 of the four day tour. Read entire member review >>
We loved this ship location: Baja deck, port side, mid-aft. Quiet, yet close to elevators and steps. Laundry facility nearby. I like that the balcony is private - no one above can look down at you from above. Lots of space for hanging garments. Desk has several outlets for charging cameras, phones, etc. Nice bar area. Only negative comment is that the shower is TINY! Read entire member review >>
The cabin was nice; just right for two people and at a reasonable cost. The balcony was quite large, almost 10 feet by 10 feet. The location was very good, between everywhere we needed to go by the steps. Read entire member review >>
This was a bow cabin (under the captain's bridge) so the balcony is unusable except in port. As the result, I requested a cabin change but no response despite empty cabins on this trip. Read entire member review >>
The room was adequate with all of the mod cons but a little tight as expected. The brochure photos always make the room look bigger somehow. This cabin is in the sweet spot for those sensitive to the rocking of the ship which is worse forward and marginally better aft of this area. It is also in between the lift exits so you do not get much passing traffic at night when you are trying to sleep. Read entire member review >>
I don't know if our cabin was a BB or BC or whatever, it was on the Baja deck, and it had a balcony. It was spacious, clean, had a very large and welcome wardrobe. It was nice to have an armchair as well, to relax on, or to share when we had a visit from our travelling companions. We loved the balcony for sun and the views of the sea and the islands of Japan. The bed was a bit hard and we asked our steward to supply us with extra padding for the mattress, which he did and made for a better night's sleep. Very well done, The Diamond Princess. We thoroughly enjoyed our cabin. Read entire member review >>
We liked our cabin. We didn't expect a huge space, but it was perfectly adequate. I liked that the closet was off to the side opposite the bath and not in the main walkway. The balcony was very large. We would have liked to be one deck lower, as we overlokked the balcony and not straight over the side. But over all we liked our cabin and our steward was probably the friendliest person on the ship. Read entire member review >>
Good points: Close to mid ships, so easy to access the lifts. Laundry is close and convenient. Cabin is functional with adequate storage.
Bad points: the cabin is below a pool deck and at night it was very annoying when the chairs were scraped on the deck.
The cabin is bland. The shower is tiny.
Standing on the balcony we overlooked the balconies below. Read entire member review >>
Our room was a deluxe balcony on the Carib. deck just by the mid ship. It was old and needed to be refurbished, The mattress was so bad, we requested a sponge be place on top of it so we could get a bit more comfortable. The bedding was old and warn out, the pillows were awfull, hard and smelled bad, we had them switched and they were not any better.
The one nice thing was the size of the balcony. Read entire member review >>
Our room C702 was supposed to be able to accommodate a roll-away bed - it does if you push the other 2 beds together and push the roll-away against the others (3 mattresses making 1 solid bed). And it wouldn't allow for any maneuvering around the room. Luckily there was also an overhead bunk, so we used that instead of the roll-away. The ladder for the bunk does end up splitting the beds (good for us, but may be odd for a couple).
It was surprisingly quiet for being near an elevator.
I was worried about being cold in the room, but the room was very nice - we even kept the heat turned to as low as possible. Read entire member review >>
A200 : a spacious, very quiet cabin with a furnished balcony which is not overlooked by other cabins. As it is situated about 3 cabins along from the front of the ship, there is quite a walk to get to the other end to take the lift to the International dining room or Skywalkers' Bar - but this is not necessarily a bad thing! Bathroom is well laid out, and includes hair dryer, eucalyptus shampoo, conditioner, lotion, soap and shower gel, and waffle cotton bathrobes (on request). Mirrors everywhere give the illusion of space. A spacious wardrobe (open plan) area. Room under the bed for storing luggage. Flat screen TV and bar fridge. Comfortable bed and choice of pillows. Tip: choose a cabin well away from the lifts and laundry areas, if you want peace & quiet. Read entire member review >>
We found A525 to be a convenient location: just down the hall from the laundromat, a quick walk up one flight of stairs to Horizon Court, and a quick walk downstairs to the facilities on deck 7, or down to deck 6 for the International restaurant (we normally don't use elevators unless we are going at least four floors up).
Other than the balcony, which is not all that much use on this route at this time of year, the cabin is pretty standard in terms of size and layout.
Having sailed on the Golden, the Grand and now the Diamond, I am amazed at how quiet the cabins are. Read entire member review >>
I was very pleased with our outside balcony location on Baja 529 during our 23 day cruise. We were ideally located relative to bow and stern and experienced minimal movement, even during rough weather with 20 foot seas one afternoon and evening. We never heard noise from other cabins above, below or on either side of us.
We think the cabin layout on BB cabins need improvement. The bathrooms lack horizontal space to place everyday toiletries where I wanted them. The showers need hand held shower heads in addition to the fixed head to facilitate removing soap from lower extremities.
More horizontal space on the desk and near the bed is needed.
Directional reading lights should be installed. Read entire member review >>
D740, aft cabin, the same as all other Princess ships, very large balcony with not sufficient furniture to take advantage of all the space. The views when leaving ports cannot be matched by any other cabin because it's aft. Read entire member review >>
C236 (Sydney to Auckland)Port Side
It's very spacious room with a decent size walk in wardrobe,big balcony, being half covered and half un-covered, so if you stay back people above you can't see you.
View from this balcony on Port side is amazing on this cruise, recommended.
Very quiet room. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was more than sufficient for our needs. Plenty of storage space. The bath room was small but adequate. Once we closed our door we heard nothing. The fridge and TV were all that was needed. We made good use of our balcony particularly when entering or leaving ports. Bed was to our liking. Read entire member review >>
Apart from the adjoining door which led to the smokers next door, (we plugged the gap with paper!) a great cabin. The balcony is smallish (decks 11 & 12 are standard sized, lower decks have larger decks) but adequate. Quiet apart from occasional kids running along the upper deck corridor and the guests who slam their doors - but that applies to almost any cabin. Nice walk in closet with plenty of hanging space, but even for slim passengers, the shower was small, not helped by the disability grab rail. Plugs required are all USA. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was small, but we got around OK. Closet worked fine and our balcony was perfect, we had great views of sunsets and as we entered and left the port we could see fine. Our cabin was in a great location in the stern and was quiet. No complaints. Read entire member review >>
If you are going to pick a balcony cabin then I'd say that one on Baja deck as we had is best. Though the balcony is small you have complete privacy whereas those below can be seen from above and the ones on Aloha deck are shaded a little too much by the over hang above. No noise from the nearby laundry. Close to stairs and lifts. Read entire member review >>
Great closet space, nice in room safe FYI please remove belongings on your last night before midnight as the safe resets and you cannot get your items out and have to call security as this happened to us luckily they cam with in 20 minutes but it could take up to an hour to get them to respond. The showers were tight and water leaked out of the pan due to having a drape and if the ship rocks the water goes with it so beware. Great Balcony not fully private but that was ok and plenty of place to sit for four and enjoyed the views. Pretty quiet as we were mid ship Caribe desk is highly recommended if you want quiet. They do not recommend the Lido deck as that has a lot of activity unless you want to be where all the action is. Read entire member review >>
Our room C748, category BB aft facing on the port side. For those considering a balcony for Alaska, I strongly suggest an aft facing balcony if one is available when booking. You can see to both sides of the ship. The aft balconies on this ship were totally covered which provided coverage for the many times it rained during the cruise. This balcony was also bigger than most on the side of the ship. We had two sit up chairs, two reclining chairs and a table, along with plenty of room. The shower in this room was bigger than we had on the Emerald, which was the smallest shower I had ever encountered on a cruise ship. Perhaps the showers in balcony rooms are bigger than those of inside rooms. The water pressure in our shower was extremely weak; it helped a bit to turn the shower head to the pulse massage rather than the normal setting. I love the large open closets on most Princess ships. Also love the shampoo, conditioner and lotion provided by Princess. Read entire member review >>
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