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A private balcony is just one of many fabulous features. These categories also include twin beds which make up into a comfortable queen-size bed, a refrigerator and TV, a spacious closet and a bath with shower.

Balcony (BC)
Decks: Deck 12 | Deck 14
Our balcony cabin was gorgeous! Our steward, Cesar, was fabulous. The only thing was that being on the Aloha deck midship, there was a pool deck I think above us and every evening we could hear them dragging the chaise lounges around. We could also hear kids running on deck. We were on the Land side which I would recommend if possible for Alaska.
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Smaller than some we have had on other cruise lines. Bathroom was very small and in need of updating. Floor tile was worn & cracked. Vanity was worn. Vacuum toilet malfunctioned three times in two weeks - reset itself once and fixed by technician twice (quick response). Cabin is below Lido deck entertainment area - frequent night-time noise of equipment being dragged across deck above. Interior walls creak often during night and moderately rough water.
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Dirty stained carpets. Dirty drapes. Mold in shower, dirty looking and bad condition floor in bathroom. Balcony had corner molding cracked and some substance which looked like termite substance

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Room Was clean and cabin steward on the ball. Plenty of room to store bags under the bed.

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NOT SO GRAND mnoga@cruisecritic1
It was ok, but tired and colorless.
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B339 Standard balcony room. Smaller wardrobe hanging space than Ruby or Emerald. On our sailing, prone to knocking, banging and eventually loud clanging noises due to a dislodged pipe. Shower had more shoulder space than Ruby or Emerald as it is set in the corner. Nowhere near any launderettes or creaky stairwells. If they sort out the plumbing the the cabin location is fine. The balcony does not have any matting to raise you up from any rainwater. This can be slippy. This applies to all staterooms.
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Large balcony, double room configuration available, opposite crew area but still quiet. TV in corner above back of bed. Ample storage.
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Pretty Good Cap'n Bligh

B 422. Slightly less roomy that similar grade on RC. Despite proximity to lift- no noise.

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We liked this cabin. Quiet and close to exit by the aft pool. We never heard anything from the Lido deck. The beds could be more comfortably. We did sometimes get some vibration while at higher speeds. And the balcony is covered so we could sit on it while it was raining, though we never got any sun on it.
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C-222 No problems. On the port side so those travelling west enjoy the day sun. Those travelling north enjoy sunsets. Balconies on the top section are staggered in wedding cake fashion. Those in cabins above can look directly down onto your balconey.
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A739 and A743 - aft cabins. Great location, but rather noisy from the creaking movement of the ship.
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Great mate kangarooer
Great balcony, quiet room bathroom bigger than some other Princess ships. Did not like mini bar as drinks were missing and it was my responsibility. If you want drinks order them
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Other Princess ships seem to have smaller bathrooms and bigger closets. A742 was perfect location for us.
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Cabin B433 although sold as a BC category was terrible. It was designed for a room with children with bunk beds that drop from the ceiling. No night stands or night or night stand lamps. Closet area is about 4.5 feet long. There are 5 rooms adjacent to the elevators on both side of the ship that are the same. Princess sells them for full BC Category Price but they are far below the level of their normal BC Category Rooms.

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Distroyed suitcase snowbirdsatlast
Cabin was a good size (I had room to do my daily exercises)with a balcony however it was not very clean, shower had black mould, hair dryer was so dirty I didn't want to touch it I was glad I brought my exercise mat because I would not have laid on the floor to do my exercises without the mat. Desk had a sticky dirt all around the edges. Water dripped off the balcony above us so had to make sure it didn't land in our coffee.
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Cabin adequate for three to four persons. Ample storage space ideally situated for stairs and lifts and access to remainder of ship.
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