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Balcony (BB): Emerald Princess Cabin Reviews

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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eastern Caribbean Kirk028153
Good closet room, small bath and tiny shower
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B749 Great balcony corner aft. Very quiet and private
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Beautiful view, little to no noise from the above Lido deck, very private on your balcony.
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Great Cabin, Huge Balcony, near elevators,
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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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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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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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FANTASTIC !!!!! blu711eyes
Beautiful cabin, lots of room to completely unpack! HUGE balcony!
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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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Great aft view, quiet location, normal layout of balcony cabin.
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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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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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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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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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Emerald Princess Baja 756 Fabulous balcony, OK room, TINY bathroom, but nice closet placement
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