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Two lower beds that convert to a queen-size bed and a sofa bed. The large balcony offers incredible views.

Large Balcony (B6)
Decks: Deck 8 | Deck 9 | Deck 11 | Deck 12
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9502
We were located all the way to the front on the Port side. For most of the trip we faced out toward the ocean. For the Friday afternoon ship tour of the Na Poli mountains, the view was amazing. It was so nice to sit on the balcony and enjoy the beautiful mountain and rainbow scenery. The balcony was also nice when I wanted to journal or read while she had the television on. At 233 sq ft., the space was arranged in such a way that my room mate and I had enough access to drawers, closet and other storage and shelving. Bringing magnets along was helpful for keeping important notes and papers posted on the metal walls. I easily stored two empty suitcases out of the way under the bed. My roommate kept her luggage open on the sofa. That worked out okay because every day included an excursion and so we didn't spend a lot of time in the room. The bathroom was spacious enough, although the shower felt pretty small. It still worked well enough with the flexible shower nozzle. There was a clothes line hung in the shower that helped with drying swimsuits and hand washables. Because the blow dryer was attached to the dressing table on my roommate's side of the room I hardly ever had access to the blow dryer. It would have been better to have the blow dryer either be portable or be located in the bathroom for easier access by both cabin mates. I took a power adapter along so that I could easily charge two electronics over night. I'm glad that I was able to keep my phone charged because I used it daily to send texts and post pictures on social media. I didn't use the phone on the ship because their Internet packages are prices. I did use it daily when on land. I almost always had access to free wireless Internet at all the ports, so I was able to communicate without using much cellular data. Henry, our cabin steward, was kind, friendly, and helpful. This was my first time cruising in a Large Balcony stateroom and I liked it a lot.
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8030
Smaller than usual, especially when couch was converted. But clean and livable. The large balcony was nice to watch sailaway.
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9028
Close enough to forward elevators but not so close to be busy. Quiet area, did not here engines or any other noise except when side thrusters used. King size bed takes quite a bit of room, but didn't need much room anyway as large veranda was used for sitting if not sleeping or out and about.
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9028
The cabin was a marvelous use of limited space. It was clean, neat, and well appointed with wood accents and lovely island art. Because it's on a ship, my wife and I had to do the "cabin dance" on occasion. This led to some much needed intimacy. The balcony is a must! the views from the balcony are incomparable and it enhanced a feeling of space and tranquility. Sailing into Hilo Bay in the early morning, I was sitting on the balcony watching a mother and calf humpback breach and play as the sun came up.
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8028

Our Disney cabins were exceptional as we "splurged" on a family vacation and a comparison would be unjustified. However, both my wife and I felt we should have opted for a basic suite rather than go with the oversized balcony. Cabin had a hand shower nozzel but shower was small and a larger person would have a rough time (don't drop a soap bar!). Cabin stewards on both cruise lines were exceptional; definitely a highlight on the Pride compared to other ship personnel. Thank heaven we had storage underneath the bed on the Pride; NO place else to put two suitcases in the room. Pride bed mattress was ok.


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8018

Our forward starboard cabin was small, as expected, but very efficiently designed for storage. We had no trouble putting all of our clothing and small items away. The only really tight space is that at the foot of the bed; passage for one person at a time. The sofa and table were functional. There were two separate reading lights; very important. The fridge-mini bar left a little bit of space for my water bottle and fruit. The large balcony made the room seem bigger; I sat on it every day. The bathroom was quite functional and roomy, given the size constraints. Linens and towels were quite satisfactory; there were two waffle-cotton robes in the closet and pool towels every day.


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8028

Waste of space for the large balcony, there is still only 2 chairs and a table, would have been nice to have a chaise lounge or 2, the balcony was completely covered and the cabin was far forward, unfortunately being so far forward the seas were quite rough 2 of the 7 days and we really felt the ship slamming down on the waves. The cabin was on the small side, closet was too small to hang both guests clothes, however there was a few drawers and shelves in the closet for more storage. The ships tv is poor, only 2 channels to watch other than reruns of the previous days activities.


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12504

Cabin OK, it has a connecting door to 12506. Refrigerator shelves to close to store small water bottles. Nice size balcony but only had low sun loungers, it was large enough for 2 chairs as well.


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11514

Room was a bit small compared to other cruise lines I've been on, but the balcony was huge! There were both lounge chairs and regular chairs and room to spare. Could see into the wing of the bridge from the balcony, which was neat.

Although the room was small, we did have plenty of space for all our stuff. We didn't really sit on the couch and instead piled stuff on it. Typical stateroom amenities--safe, hair dryer, glasses and ice bucket, robes.


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11512

Tiny cabin as usual, but GREAT balcony: two lounge chairs for a regular balcony,


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9028

Cabin 9028 on the Starboard side is adorable: comfy king bed with storage underneath for luggage, end tables, reading lights, a love seat/extra bed, coffee table, flat screen TV, a table (with a pull-out blow dryer) next to the beverage-stocked frig (NO freezer section for ice packs), coffee maker and mugs, ice bucket and glasses, a safe, and plenty of closet/drawer/shelf space. Mirrors are everywhere to give the illusion that it is roomy, and the cabin has its own AC/Heat Control. (Bring a power strip for electronics.) The bathroom is petite, but functional with shelves behind the right mirror, a long shelf under the sink, hand soap, and a holder with glasses. (NO electrical outlet.) Inside the shower stall is a pull-out clothesline, dispensers for shampoo and shower gel, and three shelves for personal items. The cabin's sliding-glass door leads to a large balcony with plenty of space for two chaise lounges, two chairs and a small table. Cabin 9028 has an advantage because it is at the end of a row of cabins with large balconies in the Aft section, with neighbors only on one side with a partition and a solid steel wall opposite.


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Great balcony with comfortable chairs and lounge chairs. We chose port side to get a great view when we sailed past the Na'Pali coast.


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11024
11024 ~ Large balcony ~ Absolutely loved the space of the balcony. The cabin certainly wasn't the largest but it worked for two people. I wouldn't recommend anymore than 2. Toilet area is tiny and I hate the shower curtain but perhaps that will change with the renovation. We actually showered in the gym a couple times because the showers there are so nice. We've cruised before and somewhat have a routine. It was located on the pool deck and we loved the convenience of that and the proximity of the Aloha Cafe. We booked it purposely to be on the pool deck. We didn't experience any noise or issues with our cabin. Good size balcony, good location !!
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11514
Our cabin 11514 was great. No noise, wonderful room steward. Great huge deck. If I had to do it again, I would choose a little more mid than forward just to save more walking.
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Bad service, average food. BERNADETTE RAMSDALE
cabin no 8518 small cabin. Not much space to move around with 2 people in. Balcony was huge but was covered so got very little sun.
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11026
Cabin 11026: I prefer the balcony on my large balcony category stateroom on POA to the one in the same category on the Oasis of The Seas. There the balcony was a big disappointment. It felt claustrophobic. This one on POA was really large, equipped with two loungers, 2 chairs and a table. The floors were wood not that bilious green AstroTurf. And there were railings so you could see the ocean properly as opposed to that Plexiglas stuff. I was also pleasantly surprised by the stateroom itself. I was expecting something very garish-looking, but it was actually very pretty and cheerful. I think they had redone the cabin recently because bedding, drapes et al looked very new.
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9528
Great view, large balcony, very comfortable!
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11526
PoA 9/17/11 MagnoliaBlossom
11526 Great balcony. Two chairs, two loungers, 1 small end table. Connects to suite next door. Bathroom to the right of the door. Adjoining room to the left. Service closet across the hall, some early morning noise.
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9012
Light in closet, just look in the back. Great balcony, doubled room size. Only tiny clock on phone, bring your own clock/alarm we like seeing what time it is. Irons/boards available upon request.
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11024
Cabin was too small but the balcony was large.
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8530
Trip of a Lifetime cookscorner
Awesome place to view the Kauai sail by! The room had all you need for Hawaii! It was a great location.
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9504
Get a balcony room. We saw so many whales from our balcony, we actually got bored watching them breach!
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11524
11524 and 11526, great location near elevators, huge balcony.
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8012
8012 forward port side. Huge balcony, room and balcony is slightly larger than other balcony rooms on rest of ship, Small bathroom, but functional, air conditioning worked well, more than enough outlets for charging stuff. Daughter said the TV worked just fine (kids!) Bed was comfortable, had two twin beds; my sis had three in her room with two twins and the couch that rolled out into a bed. Fantastic Views! Great maid service.
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8030
Our fore, starboard balcony cabin afforded a larger balcony with more room than we ever could have used. It was more enclosed within the ships hull which meant that anything spoken, or doors slammed three cabins away echoed and seem as if they were right next to our stateroom.
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8016
8004
Well appointed for a small room. Large balcony, plenty of storage, bring extra hangers.
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9518
Plenty of drawer space, nice size closet, spacious and great balcony above life boats, quiet hallway, nice desk, small safe, nice fridge, mini bar well stocked, suitcases fit under bed for extra room, two beds together form queen, small love seat, bathroom small but adequate for one at a time.
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8514
8514 was a balcony. Huge, nice balcony w/ very small room. Too near front of ship and got alot of ocean motion.
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9512
Great balcony,Great views, too far from elevator, at Kona you hear every link of the anchor going down and up, would have like a little bigger room.
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