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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 (BC)
Decks: Deck 14 | Deck 15
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Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin R707
Jul 2016
Fantastic location with great access to the Horizon Court and Terrace pool. Didn't experience any noise from the buffet directly above us. Highly recommend this location.
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Cabin C531
Jul 2016
Our cabin was spotlessly clean, and refreshed twice a day. We used one pull down bed from the ceiling, and were provided with a travel cot for our youngest daughter. The beds were incredibly comfortable - certainly as comfortable as the nicest hotels I have stayed in. There was plenty of room to store our luggage and pushchair, but I would say the room was probably slightly smaller overall than cabins I have stayed in before with Royal Carribean. Probably the best thing about the room was the large balcony - plenty of room for the 4 of us to be out on there to watch sail away.
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Cabin L239
Mar 2016
Emerald Princess Review By: Swits1234
Our Cabin is what you would expect. The bed was very comfortable. The room temperature (AC) worked very well. No complaints. The bathroom was also what one would expect on a cruise. Of course it is small. But everything was clean and in working order. I saw some complaints about the hair dryer. It did what it was intended for, it dried my hair. I would like to see, however, the hair dryer moved into the bathroom if possible.
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Cabin C239
Feb 2016
Our Last Cruise By: Scan1man
We enjoyed the balcony on our stateroom. The Stateroom was roomy enough. Everything worked fine.
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Nov 2015
Very Disappointed By: Sasnak88
Air conditioner not working right.
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Cabin C515
Sep 2015
Trip of a Lifetime! By: Walshy1000
Plenty of space - large balcony. Slept like a baby every night - very comfortable beds.
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Cabin R504
Jan 2015
Cabin R601
Oct 2014
Our balcony cabin was adequate, comfortable & everywhere was immaculate. I love having a fridge, the bed was extremely comfortable. Storage is excellent.
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Cabin L304
Jun 2013
Wonderful cruise! By: tgohal
Small but adequate. Very small shower. Large walk-in closet and storage area. Close to elevators--some elevator noise.
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Cabin L243
Jan 2013
L243: Starboard side on Pool Deck. Quiet with very little traffic yet close to elevators for easy access to lower decks. Good access to Pool area and Lido Buffet all on Lido Deck. Large closet and ample storage space but showers are smaller than average with a curtain instead of a door.
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Dec 2012
Cabin was a decent size, closet area a really good size, good shelves and drawers available. Balcony was very large with room for four chairs and table. Walls on either size or roof over half of it provided a really good private area. Our cabin was in a quiet location and we couldn't hear our neighbours. It was relatively easy and simple to get to any area of the ship and the elevators were always a short distance away.
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Cabin C504
Dec 2012
PRINCESS AT ITS WORST By: sheekar
Cabin C504 was in a good location with a somewhat large balcony. Nice size closet and the room has a pull down bed to accommodate a third person but the room is too small for three people. Tiny, tiny bathroom. Good luck if the soap falls in the shower, you have to actually get out of the shower to pick it up. The room we had on the Costa Pacifica was much larger and it had a balcony.
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Cabin R743
Dec 2012
This was a balcony that had an adjacent room which had an angled balcony next to it. I knew this but there was a mix up due to Vacations to Go screwing me out of the room I originally chose (R739) so we occasionally met a nice elderly gentleman at the bar and chatted. It wasn't too bad, but hearing his wife nagging him all week was kind of sad. But the cool thing about this location is we could walk a few steps down the hall and be out at the terrace pool and walk up a few flights to get to everything at the stern, without using the elevators. Loved the location! Not noisy at all... quiet location. We did get a $200 credit from VTG for the screw up, and I say, it was worth it!
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Cabin C723
Sep 2012
Baltic Cruise By: Anniesails
great closet, large balcony, quiet room
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Cabin R734
Sep 2012
Convenient to the Terrace pool for adults, and the Horizon Court & Caribe cafe; located just below Caribe Cafe but no noise. Some vibration from motors could be felt while in bed. Long walk to front of ship for the theater & disembarking at the ports. Great balcony, lots of space for clothes, luggage.
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Cabin C315
Aug 2012
Great balcony (as are all on Caribe deck) that is much larger than balconies on other decks. Very close to laundromat, which we found convenient on wash day. We didn't notice any noise from the laundromat's proximity.
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Cabin A640
Jul 2012
Baltics Cruise on Emerald Princess 7/17-28/12 By: Ellen in State College PA
A 640 - balcony. Closet great, extra chair for sitting took too much space, desk not needed would prefer a dresser. Hairdryer is worthless! Bring your own. Ship being updated in dry dock, decor is out of date but fine. Shower is tiny!
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Cabin R742
Apr 2012
Another good cruise! By: chatty_cathy
R742: Right below the Cafe Caribe, so noisy. Towards back of ship, so lots of motion. The balcony right next to this one is at an angle, so you were seeing these people on their balcony all the time....took away from the privacy of it.
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Cabin A432
Mar 2012
Small for more than 2 guests. More hangers needed, requested mattress pads ahead of time were not on when arrived, or were the robes, had to ask for them.Hard to cold water out of the tap most of the time. Frige way too small, especially for 10 day cruises or longer.Loved the fact no more smoking on balcony's
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Cabin 631
Feb 2012
Princess Cruises By: Cyprus2
Cabin 631 deck 10 Balcony Cabin. Excellent Balcony! We had two loungers a table and two chairs on this balcony.
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Cabin A714
Dec 2011
Balcony cabin on Aloha Deck (12) Bright, clean and airy. Good sound insulation and plenty of storage space for your clothes and suitcases
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Cabin C205
Nov 2011
This jewel did NOT sparkle. By: DisneyDude93
Not a bad location even though far forward.
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Cabin C205
Nov 2011
Tiny bathroom/shower. I'm 6'4" and could fit but I had to slouch and duck my head... this was a balcony room. The panels on the room were loose... the beds were HORRIBLE... very hard, even with two "egg crates" ... having non HD TV was painful too. Not a good value overall.
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Cabin A534
Oct 2011
Great balcony, quiet location, close to stairs, central location, excellent view at ports of call.
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Cabin b205
Aug 2011
Our cabin on Emerald Princess was B205. We loved having a balcony that you could sit out on and see what was happening. Having the option of an open door for sleeping some nights was enjoyable too. It was one of the cabins close to the front of the ship which meant there was a lot of walking to and fro. This we did not mind because it also was a quiet spot on the ship. The bed was comfortable with 2 pillows and a foam mattress under the bed if needed. I brought extra wire hangers which I did use but they provided a good number of wooden ones as well. The wake up call system on the phone is reliable but it is nice to have a clock. A battery operated candle for the bathroom at night works well.
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Aug 2011
Our cabin was great. Good location, quiet, near the laundry, elevator and stairs. We spent very little time in our cabin so did not mind that it was quite small. We did enjoy our great balcony especially the views when arriving or departing from port.
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Cabin C255
Jul 2011
Caribe 255 - loved the added balcony area on caribe deck..... closet too small, bed very comfortable. Nice new flat screen tv's....overall a great room
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Cabin R-210
Apr 2011
Great Anniversary Cruise By: TravelerRon
Cabin R-210. Size adequate. Shower is tight, but workable. Nice balcony...had overhang so people above can't see onto your balcony. Balconies on levels below were quite open and, therefore, not very private. The bed was a good size and my wife and I did not feel at all cramped--and we are full-size adults. Nice new flat screen TV in cabin, mounted on wall so as not to take up valuable counter area. Nice clothes hanging area as well as a doored-cabinet with shelves and a room safe. Also, our luggage fit under the bed which aided our overall storage needs. Only negative is that this cabin is very far forward and there were some bumpy seas. A cabin more mid-ships or aft may handle the waves better.
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Cabin A635
Apr 2011
Our cabin, Aloha (deck 12) 635, was directly across from a crew service door. If there was luggage or a meal to be delivered to any Aloha midships or aft cabin, it came through that service door. Nevertheless, we were only aware of that when luggage was being transported. Since we embarked early (noon-ish) and spent that afternoon exploring the ship, we really only noticed activity through the service door on the night before disembarkation, when they were trying to get most of the luggage down to the holds. So, don't be afraid of any cabin in close proximity to a service area. There is ALWAYS a vibration aft of midships...on any ship. The engines are between midship and the stern; even up as high as we were you're likely to feel that vibration, especially when the ship is moving fast. However, if you don't lean on hard surfaces (the headboard, e.g.) you probably won't notice it. We have sailed further aft on other ships, where you couldn't escape the vibration. On EP, I only really noticed it once. Pitch was almost non-existent; roll was occasional and depended upon sea conditions and our speed. Our cabin steward, Nonato, was perfection. While very small, our cabin was adequate and the storage space was excellent. The beds on Princess suck, to be honest. Request an egg crate topper as soon as you board, and don't expect too much even then. I liked that the bathroom had real tile on the floor, and that everything worked. Yes, the shower is MINISCULE! Do NOT drop the soap! LOL But it works, and we'd much prefer the tiny shower and smaller balcony of this standard balcony stateroom to the suites and mini-suites below us, which afford passengers no provacy whatsoever when they're outside. I like that the cabin doors are recessed from the corridors; I think that contributes to the quiet we experienced. I also like that the balcony door is a slider, which let us keep it open at night.
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Mar 2011
The mattresses are firm, which is great but they need a softer padding on the top. The egg crate foam is not sufficient. As a female with a curvier shape my hips and shoulders were sore and stiff in the morning because there was no give, in the present mattresses.
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Cabin A302
Sep 2010
Emerald Princess Encore By: vnfinelli
Great wheelchair accessible cabin with balcony, near the forward elevators.
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Aug 2010
Great closet, tiny balcony, noisy hallways, great steward!
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Cabin A314
Aug 2010
Princess balcony cabins are small, but wonderfully fitted, with everything you need. I would recommend paying the extra for a balcony, as it gives you more space. It also allows you to easily watch docking in your night attire and admire the views, especially if you are taking photographs.
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Cabin R205
Aug 2010
Quiet, loved the balcony, good location, no problems with ship movement, liked being up high.
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Cabin R205
Nov 2009
Lazy Bones By: BosoxI
Adequate bathroom (though a large person would have trouble with the shower) and closet. Balcony was fine for 2 but it lacked privacy as it was near the flying bridge. Not a problem if you keep your clothes on! Quiet .
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Cabin C522
Nov 2009
Sun,Sun,Sun!!! By: Andy Fitch
Caribe deck has 30& larger balconies but they are overlooked from above and you overllook deck 9 below. This cabin is mid-ships and has a lauderette with irons and spray bottles provided a few steps aft.
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Cabin B222
Oct 2009
If you are a smoker, you will love this cabin. If not, bring a gas mask because it is unbearable!!!
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Cabin A530
May 2009
Aloha 530- mid ship. Quiet location, yet close to stairs. Two decks down from pool and buffet. A hike from the lower dining decks and entertainment, but great location. Flat screen TV's are great.
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Cabin R709
Feb 2009
Love cruising! By: mmsoko
Convenient location, smaller than last BC we occupied, small balcony, quiet location.
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