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The spacious approximately 210 to 234-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 35 to 72-square-foot private balcony. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.

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Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin E632
Aug 2016
Our cabin was in a perfect location. I think it was on the 8th deck and about in the middle of the ship. The balconies were joining and the people next to us were people we were traveling with so they unlocked our balconies. Our cabin steward was Arturo and he was excellent.
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Cabin D609
Aug 2016
Alaska: A Dream Vacation! By: Gardengirls12020
We had a balcony cabin on the Island Princess. The cabin was spacious and very clean. We had a desk and a chair also. A refrigerator, tv an such too. We had a great view. The bathroom was great also. The shower was a tad small but I am a plus size girl and found it to be fine. It was a great ship and a wonderful cruise. We way overpacked but the room accommodated everything we brought. I have a cpap and I had no difficulty with setting up and using that also. The balcony was a nice plus looking at the glaciers and scenery. It was very roomy. It had two chairs and a small table plus room to walk around a bit.
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Cabin 229
Aug 2016
The cabin was comfortable and the balcony was beautiful! The bathroom was small and we had to turn off the water to lather up but it worked perfectly!
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Cabin PR701
Jul 2016
Cruise and Land Tour! AWESOME!! By: mikeferguson1952
Nice and roomy ... steward was attentive and pleasant.
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Cabin B236
Jul 2016
Excellent. Very quiet and nicely located in relation to Horizon Court (buffet), Princess Theater, and the pool/hot tub areas. Lots of storage space and nice layout. Enjoyed the balcony and amazing views of Alaska. Booked port side since this was a one-way cruise from Alaska to Vancouver, but starboard would have be satisfactory as well.
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Cabin E725
Jun 2016
E725 I would not choose this cabin, very noisy with the engine sounds and movement, balcony has a solid wall to the right, sliding door very difficult to open. The only plus would be that at the end of the hall you can go out on the back of the ship great for pictures and viewing glaciers!! not crowded at all.
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Cabin D232
Mar 2016
Wonderful Cruise By: Cruising Young Senior
A nice basic balcony on the Dolphin Deck.
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Cabin C306
Feb 2016
Cabin was a typical Princess balcony cabin. Efficiently laid out and no surprises. Space was fine for two people. Bathroom was small and shower did seem even smaller than usual. Balcony itself was nice size and perfect for the Panama canal day because we were on the right side of the ship so could see all the action without having to jostle for space on the open deck areas. Even with some rough weather days, motion was minimal. On the con side, cabin was directly opposite the elevators though so a bit noisy that way. Worst was that it was directly opposite a service closet so we were awakened early every day as the steward prepared his service cart with all the glasses clinking etc. Would ask for a room further away next time.
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Cabin C618
Jan 2016
Our room was roomy and comfortable. Accessibil8ity was great with a roll-in shower, fold down shower seat, sink that was easily accessible and pull-down bar for the closet hanger rod. There was plenty of room on both sides of the bead and the bed was not too high to transfer onto. The balcony ramp was fine even though the ramp on the outside would occasionally slip out of place. But the balcony was huge. There was not much privacy on the balcony as one of the upper rooms was able to see almost all of the balcony even though it was practically under the cabin above and partially opened. It was unfortunate that the balcony was set in so we could not see directly down and missed several things during our Panama Canal experience. This room would be great for a wheelchair user that just wanted to see nature, such as Alaska or the Caribbean. Our cabin steward was not the most efficient or the most friendly we have had. We had to ask multiple times for a simple TV schedule.
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Cabin B615
Nov 2015
Last Med cruise of the season By: silvertreveller
Standard cabin with Balcony - steward excellent. Find the Princess decor a little jaded and now that the shower gel/conditioner are provided in dispensers I kept catching my elbow on the dispenser, not the biggest shower cubicle.
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Cabin C-622
Oct 2015
Great balcony , bump out location so u can see out directly to the front and side. Cabin port side, no sway from ship, near elevator, great location.
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Cabin E708
Sep 2015
Great way to travel By: kc20202
Nice cabin, not a lot of room around the beds, but enough. The balcony was a good size, nice and big with a small table and two chairs that lay back. Beds and pillows were comfortable. Dressing room had plenty of room and hanging space and shelves. Bathroom was good. The shower was very small, but I expected that, you just have to adapt a little and figure out the best way of showering without flooding the floor! The cabin was a short walk to the aft deck which was a great spot when you were leaving a port.
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Cabin D235
Apr 2015
The cabin was the average cruise ship cabin. Our cabin steward(ess) was fine. She kept the cabin clean and made up promptly. See the overall review for more comments.
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Cabin Baja 236
Apr 2015
The cabins were on the smallish side but we appreciated the balcony. We initially had the beds set up as two singles but it was definitely more comfortable to place them together as a queen size unit as otherwise we kept bumping into the night stands that are jammed right up against the side of the beds. There were only two electrical outlets in the room, a ridiculously tiny number given the many gadgets that travelers usually have. Travelers should be warned that B236 is directly across from a sliding door that leads to a crew service corridor. It was thankfully not noisy at night but there was lots of banging during the day. Princess definitely needs to get its act together when it comes to inspecting the rooms before they turn them over to their guests. Our room was missing a metal ceiling panel so we had a view of plumbing, wiring and other service innards. Worse, our AC was not working properly and the room was stifling. We reported the problem to the service desk and we got a cheerful response that "it takes a while for the AC to kick in". We later requested that somebody check out the unit. Several hours later, we called the desk again and "Bernard" told us, "oh, I was hoping they got to that already..." We finally had a service tech who arrived at 9:30pm (he finished just before 11pm), but the entire episode underscored that follow-through is not the Service Desk's strong suit.
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Cabin b307
Dec 2014
The cabin was typical for Princess. Condition was good. Great location on the ship.
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Cabin D214
Sep 2014
Standard balcony room. Comfortable bed, two chairs, Viewsonic TV. The remote was awful, buttons didn't work, but I suspected that would be the case and so, brought my own universal remote. Cabin had a clean smell, was well maintained, and everything worked. We asked for an extra pillow, and the steward brought it happily. Nice little refrigerator, small desk with an electrical outlet, plus there's an electrical outlet in the bathroom. The hair drier is outside the bathroom mounted to the wall by the desk, which seemed a little strange. Balcony was great. Good place for watching glaciers. We saw whales from the balcony.
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Cabin E737
Sep 2013
E 737 might be a little breezy as next to outside door to aft. But great location with 270' panorama view.
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Cabin E726
Jun 2013
The location was near the aft elevators and it was the standard Princess cabin in decor and size. Plenty of storage space. Nice balcony with very uncomfortable furniture. Shower seemed smaller than on the Grand. Bathroom big enough for one but the desk had plenty of lighting to apply makeup and style your hair. Quiet and we only saw our neighbors when we were in Glacier Bay and everyone was out on the balcony.
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Cabin B319
Jun 2013
Wonderful vacation and cruise By: masterchiefret
Believe the bathroom space - in particular the shower - was noticeably smaller than what we recall on our 2 previous cruises with Princess and definitely a bit smaller than those on the Carnival cruises we've taken. Of note, all but one of our cruises have been on similar size ships - approx 88,000 tons, one was on a 110,000-113,000 ton ship (Princess). There was a hand holding bar placed in the center of one of the shower walls which "took away" from the available room you had in the shower to fully move around and feel comfortable.
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Cabin A-718
Feb 2013
Our room was great for 2 people. The balcony was ample and we were always checking sea conditions every morning. Large closet and more than enough storage for us. Now, the bathroom was clean and compact, but I am a big gal, and I could barely turn around in that shower without bumping into the handicap rail. The room was well located for noise. The only drawback was that being on deck 12 with no other balconies above us, there was never any shade on our balcony unless the sun was on the other side of the ship. I am sure this is fine when cruising Alaska, but during a canal cruise it got awfully hot out there.
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Cabin E724
Jan 2013
Bucket List Cruise By: Gojirart
Our cabin had the usual Princess balcony set up. The bed, bathroom and closet were on the right side of the room as you enter. Plenty of closet space. Room safe. Nice covered, private balcony with four deck chairs and a table. The room is very close to the open back deck of the ship. This was a great place to watch as we went through the locks. The only problem is that the room (and the four behind it) are right above the Universe Lounge. This wasn't generally a problem, but several nights, the music (especially the bass) carried easily to our room until about 11:00p.m. Zumba also started in the Universe Lounge at 9:00 a.m. most mornings, so if you aren't an early riser, this might be a consideration. The laundry room is around the corner on the starboard side so was very convenient. If you are used to the buffet being on the back of the ship, a reminder that it is in the front of this ship, so you do get some exercise.
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Cabin 232
Dec 2012
Panama Canal Cruise By: L & N Quilters
D232 - Great room and loved the balcony. Except in one port, we were always on the land side when we approached our destination. The door to our room was directly across from double service doors but that didn't seem to be an issue because they were closed most of the time and there was little to no noise. Our room was close to the hallway exit and made coming and going quick.
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Cabin E310
Nov 2012
Less than impressed By: DF3651
E310-close to elevators,library,Internet cafe. Midship. Elevator ride to 14 brings you right to pool and buffet.
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Cabin E701
Oct 2012
Our cabin was great, close to elevator. Could feel the hum of ship engine, tho not distracting. Could not hear the lounge below. The balcony was especially roomy (4 chairs + table), shaded, private, adjoined friend's balcony.
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Cabin E722
Sep 2012
Island Princess E722 , aft great location, covered balcony, easy access to back of ship.
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Cabin E629
Aug 2012
Great view, not too much vibration, very quiet, fully covered balcony, huge closet, tiny shower.
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Cabin b639
Apr 2012
Great room, loved it!
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Cabin A714
Feb 2012
Our stateroom was on the A deck port side and aft. As others have noted, the shower was exceptionally small (on the other hand, when the sea was rough, you didn't have to worry about falling over!). But our balcony was well-appreciated and much used. The steward service was excellent. We were completely satisfied with our experience in our state room. One small note -- perhaps because we were towards the stern and under the big top engines of the ship, there was an annoying and constant vibration in the bed. My brain in half sleep frequently translated the meaning of the vibrations as heart palpitations and I often woke up feeling jittery and anxious -- needless to say, I didn't sleep all that well. But given the beauty of the environment, it was something I was happy to overlook. The ship was full so the options for room changes were nil and I was not prepared to trade my balcony!
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Cabin A722
Jan 2012
A722 Port side, last cabin/balcony before it goes to the back of the ship. No privacy; Looking down on other balconies. Guests walking outside on deck 14 can look over railing right down onto this balcony. First time in a cabin this far back and although I'd been told the bow was the roughest part of the ship which I have been in before the stern is a close second for being rocky. If the seas are the slightest bit rough it is felt in this part of the ship too. In the shade heading south and full sun on balcony heading north. Small balcony just room for two chairs and tiny table but still had a few pleasant moments when out to sea on our sea days.
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Cabin B237
Jan 2012
Baja Deck, Cabin 237, starboard side. We wanted to be in a bump out section so we could see the entire length of the ship. Spacious. Nice balcony. We like the way Princess designs its cabins with the open closet creating a little hallway by the bathroom. We loved the location. 2 floors up to the Horizon Court for breakfast and the Lido deck pool. For the Panama Canal transit, we got up early in the morning and headed forward to "the secret deck" (on Baja) to watch the transit of the Gatun locks. One negative that drove us crazy. We noticed a constant "noise" like whooshing wind. Some times it would be quite loud. We could never figure out what it was. The water system? We could not quite pin point if the noise came from inside the cabin or outside in the hall but when we opened the cabin door, we did not hear anything. We thought maybe it was our forward location on a bump out that created this weird air flow but our friends were in a mid ship balcony on the other side in a recessed portion and heard the same noise. So, I guess it is the design fluke of this particular ship, as we have never heard noises on any of the other ships we've sailed. And, as mentioned above, our smoke detector outside the bathroom door was especially sensitive and did not like my husband opening the door to release excess steam right after he got out of the shower!
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Cabin E628
Oct 2011
Great room, big closet for hanging items, smaller closet with shelves, great balcony and quiet location - across from elevators.
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Cabin 705
Jul 2011
E705 great standard veranda, cat BE aft end of Emerald deck starboard. Largest veranda (9x9) available with extra tall headroom. Fully covered. Separated completely from E703 veranda by steel bulkhead, from E707 by standard divider. Crew service doorway across the hall but little to no noise. D721 mini-suite, fully covered veranda. Very close to stern, close to laundry. Long walk to mid-ship or forward but very quiet.
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Cabin B236
Apr 2011
This balcony cabin seemed smaller than other balcony cabins on larger Princess ships. While more forward than we normally book, this cabin was fine. It is Port side so we could see the Pilot boats and tenders, and plenty of closet space with lots of hangers, flat screen TV, 2 chairs and 1 table on the balcony, buffet straight up the stairs, Princess Theater straight down the stairs, quiet cabin, midway between elevators and bow of ship, and the ship's wake was a tad ahead of our balcony; perfect for flushing sea creatures up for viewing.
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Jun 2010
Our cabin was great! We had a nice balcony and the room was fairly large. The bathroom was small (of course) but there was a large closet area that held all of our stuff. I also liked that there was a fridge.
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Cabin E736
Apr 2010
We had E736. We picked this room because it was on the port side and it was fully covered. While there were some vibrations and movement (we both really enjoy this), we thoroughly enjoyed the cabin and would book it again. It was perfect for the sun and we spent the majority of our Panama Canal day on our balcony. The best part of this cabin is the balcony because it stretched slightly to the aft so you get a 270 degree view. There is the occasional person who pops around the corner though, so if you do not like the occasional voyeur, then this is not the room for you. ?
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Cabin 539
Oct 2009
Panama Princess By: jetstar1981
Good size with plenty of wardrobe space. The shower is really small but that's to be expected, just need to get used to showering with you arms down! The maid for this room was never really around however and we did do a lot of chasing. There is however a water tank somewhere outside of the room but because of the great sound proof you can't hear it. That couldn't be said for noise from downstairs (deck 4) but when you are on the lower deck this is to be expected and wasn't every night.
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Cabin 724
May 2009
The Incredible Locks By: Blue Strick
Cabin small., Shower small but OK if your not over weight.. Location super. Everything on the ship is forward ( dinner, shows etc). A small amount of vibration from the scews.
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Cabin E708
Apr 2009
Beautiful ship - Great service By: travellovers2
Great balcony. Nice closet. Tiny bathroom. Quiet hallways (back of ship)
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