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An oceanview stateroom with balcony offers a scenic view and more space. This affordable cabin has two twin beds that make up into a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a refrigerator, television, large closet, desk, and bathroom with shower. Approximately 232 to 274 square feet, including balcony.

Balcony (BB)
Decks: Deck 11 | Deck 12
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Cabin B505
I can't remember if that is the correct cabin category. It was one of the better balcony cabins, since it was aft. My parents were forward & heard the smashing of waves on the hull of the ship, and they said it kept them up a couple of nights. My balcony cabin, Baja505 deck 11 starboard side closer to aft, was great. There was plenty of space and storage. The beds were very comfortable. There's an open closet area with a tall cabinet of shelves next to it, and I loved it. Bring wire hangers so you'll have tons of hanging space for clothing. The bathroom was OK. Small shower, but at least the curtain curved out. Bring an over the door plastic shoe holder, so you'll have plenty of toiletry storage space, since there's limited vanity/shelf space in the restroom. The balcony was nice and private. I could look down on balconies on decks 9 and 10, but mine was covered. My parents were in Dolphin201, a deck 9 starboard forward mini suite. They had an extra living room area with sleeper sofa, and their balcony extended out a little further, but it was 1 of those uncovered ones without privacy.
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Cabin A304
I rented a scooter for my husband which was delivered to our room. We had a handicap accessable room - A304 which was huge and was the biggest room we've ever experienced. It had a shower that could accomodate a wheel chair and the balcony had a little ramp that made it easy for him to go outside. The room easily held the scooter with room to spare. Also, it was right at the elevator! Our room steward, Christine, was delightful and always made sure we had a full bucket of ice. She also got a top sheet for me as the duvets get too hot during the night and the beds need a top sheet.
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Tired, worn furniture and faulty AC as described above. Thin walls let in a lot of noise from the corridor. Tiny, moldy bathroom.
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Cabin r704
Christmas Cruise djminsure
nice cabin great steward, loved the balcony as always
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Cabin B323
good cabin but wish they would hang the flat screen on wall at end of bed instead of corner wear you get a crick in your neck from watching it. Maybe they figure by doing that you need to get a massage>
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Cabin A333
The only positive thing about our cabin was our amazing attendant who was Not responsible for the unbearable conditions including poor air conditioning, cold water showers, no cold water in the sink so I washed my face and brushed my teeth with bottled water.
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clean slightly cramped. Hardly ever used the balcony so probably wasted money here. Beware you are forbidden electric kettles. Pain having to climb 5 decks to Bring back coffee from the cafeteria but good exercise . Memo: next time bring dvd player and some movies.
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Cabin B519
The cabin was fairly nice, and the steward unfailingly excellent. The shower was too small to bend over and pick up the soap without getting water all over, but it was manageable.
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Cabin C710

Nice balcony; ours was 10' x 10' with four chairs & table - very nice; this is larger on deck 7 than other decks so if this is important, check carefully. The interior room, however, may be smaller but was fine for the two of us. Just around the corner from the elevators to make it convenient while also quiet.


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Cabin C718

This cabin is on the back Port side of the ship. The Caribe deck is nice as the balcony is half covered and half open. Cabin was fine, typical balcony cabin and only a few cabins from the elevator making it nice to make a quick run up in the morning to Horizon Court to grab some quick things to bring back to the room, if of course you do not use room service. We found the cabin neat, clean and everything working.


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Cabin B514
WONDERFUL TIME! amy@texasbrowns.net

Being our first cruise, I don't have a point of comparison. The queen bed was quite comfortable which surprised me. Nice bathrobes provided were used daily. The room was not palatial, but nowhere as small as I worried it would be. Bathroom is small. No way around it. But, adequate for our needs. LOVED the balcony. Sheer bliss sitting out there reading or just 'wave watching'.


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Cabin 534

Great cabin! The balcony was covered. Princess balcony rooms are smaller than balcony rooms on other cruiselines, but the space is put to good use. We had plenty of room for our clothes and luggage. We even had a nice space for our miniature Christmas tree! The room was super quiet. We heard nothing from outside the room--no noise from the ship, no noise from other passengers; no noise from stewards' carts. The beds were so comfortable.


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Cabin A329

Smaller than carnival equivelent cabin but more up to date and less wear and tear.


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+'s & -'s Cruiser & Foodie
We always book a cabin with a balcony. Can't imagine staying in a room without even a window.
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Cabin R626
Eastern Caribbean Kirk028153
Good closet room, small bath and tiny shower
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Cabin B749
B749 Great balcony corner aft. Very quiet and private
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Cabin C753
C753 a corner aft cabin. Our favorite location. Better view, absolute privacy and out of the wind. Some may consider the wake noisy but we think of it as a waterfall. No wake noise when balcony door is closed. Because entrance door is down short corridor there is absolute no traffic.
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Great area, close to an elevator that went either directly up to the buffets or down to an easy walk to the Piazza and everything important on Deck 7.
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Cabin C752
One of the best cabins on the ship. A corner aft cabin, huge balcony, 4 chairs and a private hallway to get to the cabin. Our little slice of paradise.
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Cabin R605
WE would pick this cabin again. We like being on an upper deck. This was a good location for getting the the pool and the Horizon Court.
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Cabin D735
D-735 Good cabin, small for 3 of us but had a large balcony on the aft end of the ship. Long walk from anything on the ship though.
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Cabin B752
C 752 Nice quiet location at the aft end of the ship. There was more than enough storage space between the closets and drawers. There is a beam obstruction on the balcony, but it is off to the side and only juts out about 8 inches or so. Beautiful view from the balcony, nice and private. The bathroom was small, but sufficient with plenty of hot water in the shower.
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Cabin C231
Cabin C231 on Caribe deck is an outside balcony cabin. It has a double size balcony compared to decks below, partly covered and partly open to the sun. The cabin is normal ship size, with large storage and wardrobe space. No noise problems resulting from the location. Cabin was clean and sound, minor problems were quickly resolved by our Cabin Steward. This cabin is well forward, and though we prefer mid ship locations, we had no complaints about location. We did not notice any disadvantage to being on the 10th floor forward. The ride was smooth and comfortable.
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Cabin C752
Cabin C752 is a corner cabin on the aft. Beautiful and large wrap around balcony. Standard inside just like all other balcony cabins. But truly an oasis in the middle of a very large ship.
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Cabin C723
Had C723 on the Caribe deck which has a larger balcony, definitely would advise if you are going to get a balcony cabin, get it on this deck. The chairs were definitely great as they were the recliner type, which were definitely nice when you are sitting there in the mornings as you are arriving in ports or grabbing a glass of wine or cocktail as the ship is leaving port. The cabin was the normal cabin for a cruise, the beds could always be more comfortable, but room was clean and always made up per usual. We did hit some rough waters on the first few days on our way to St. Thomas because of the storm that was in the Atlantic. Could definitely feel the ship move at night, mainly the first few nights of sleep were interesting, then the seas calmed down. One thing about having an aft cabin is that you felt the thrusters in the morning and at night when we were docking. In the future, I might check into getting a cabin more towards the midship to see if it would make a difference. Was on the Ruby last year and did not feel the boat move, but was in the Mediterrean which did have calmer seas. Outside of that, really didn't have any complaints. The entertainment was alright, the Beatle Maniacs were great cover band that were spot on and both shows were great. The comedians were good and some of the street performers were good. The production shows weren't the greatest. Two out of the four shows were good, the Motor City and Boots one were ones I could have passed on, maybe they were just off on the shows that I caught. Also make sure you show up about half an hour early or you won't find a seat for the early show.
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Cabin A218
Lots of sea bsorge
We were booked in a lower obstructive view cabin midship, but were upgraded to the 12 deck (Aloha) in A218 which was only 4 cabins from the front. Strong weather proved that this was not a good upgrade. The cabin had a nice, but small balcony. The room itself was small with not even a small couch. The shelf space was very good and even offered privacy for the ladies to change. Most disappointing was a very small round shower that your backside had a tendency to stick out. Smallest cabin that we have experienced in some time.
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Cabin B748
Our cabin was on the back corner of the 11th, Baja ,floor. It had a huge balcony, and a comfortable queen bed.The bathroom was standard cruise although not as small as some. Princess ships have a hallway off the bathroom which is perfect for clothing storage.
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Cabin c227
Emerald Princess Northstar003
Fantastic balcony...except door kept opening with the sway of the ship.only negative thing is the sheets were not changed,
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Cabin R631

Up on deck 14 so the balcony was smaller than on some of the lower decks, but you get a great view.


We thought is was spacious compared to what we expected and the double bed was huge, although it was slightly more firm that we would have liked.


Storage space was very good and we had lots of hanging space and drawers.


Temperature control is easy and we were comfortable throughout the cruise.


The toilet and shower was compact but worked very well. I have experienced a lot worse in hotels, so we were pleasantly surprised.


The only downside was the passenger in the next cabin. He was a chain smoker and was always on the balcony puffing away. This caused us to use our own balcony less than we would have liked.


I would be happy to have this cabin again on any future cruise.


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Cabin R523
Beautiful view, little to no noise from the above Lido deck, very private on your balcony.
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Cabin C719
Great Cabin, Huge Balcony, near elevators,
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Cabin B219
B219 Plenty of storage. Lousy mattresses, nice bedding otherwise. Choice of pillows. Good location if you like to feel the motion of the ocean. Very clean and quiet.
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Cabin r518
Caribbean cruise wmfisher
We had a balcony but after so many cruises we find that it is great to go out and have breakfast or sip some wine and read a book. When you want to be by yourself once in awhile the balcony is perfect for that. cabin has enough room for two people and everything is conveniently located
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Cabin R304
Riviera 304 Deck 14, Handicap room. Excellent space, big shower area, big size deck and lots of space in cabin for moving around.
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Cabin C104
FANTASTIC !!!!! blu711eyes
Beautiful cabin, lots of room to completely unpack! HUGE balcony!
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Cabin C752
We had a Category BB, Aft Balcony Cabin on Deck 10. This was a quiet location, with a great view, with some privacy, long walk to the front of the ship. While the noise of the wake is relaxing, it can also make it difficult to carry on a conversation on the balcony due to the noise. Lack of a breeze on the aft balcony as compared to the port or starboard sides.
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Cabin C752
Great aft view, quiet location, normal layout of balcony cabin.
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Cabin R620
A bit of noise from above, but nothing too major. Loved the location, midship near the pools and buffets above. Very good balcony!
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Cabin c714
Nice size room. Plenty of hangars, Love the balcony on the Caribe deck, they are larger than the rest of the the balconies(even the mini-suites!). 20 in flat-screen tv. Refrigerator. Could get two bottles of wine and about 10, .5 liters of bottled water. When opening the safe, push on the right side of the door to open easier.
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Cabin C255

Rooms were small, but lots of closet space. Aft balcony and cabin (B754) smelled. Balcony on Caribe deck cabin (C255) was huge.


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Cabin B757
The BB cabins were well appointed by unusually narrow- we aren't large & could barely maneuver in the shower. This was one of the higher categories yet one of the smallest cabins we've ever had. Clearly, when they designed this ship, they shaved an extra foot or two off the width of the cabins to squeeze more in. We had a fantail (rear facing) location- they have outside doors between balconies, which is nice- but the balconies were very small. The beds were the hardest & most uncomfortable we've ever tried to sleep on.
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VERY noisy, the disadvantage of staying mid-ship is that there is much traffic outside your door.
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Cabin 756
Emerald Princess Baja 756 Fabulous balcony, OK room, TINY bathroom, but nice closet placement
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