Staterooms come in six configurations: Insides (156 to 166 square feet), Outsides (162 to 212 square feet, some are obstructed), Balcony Cabins (217 to 232 square feet), Outside Mini-Suites (300 square feet, no balcony), Mini-Suites with Balconies (285 to 302 square feet) and Balcony Suites (470 square feet). Impressively, 83 percent of all outside cabins have private balconies. Twenty cabins are wheelchair-accessible.
Our nicely appointed mid-priced Oceanview Double with Balcony was roomier than some motel rooms we've stayed in, with amenities that included a sizeable mini-refrigerator, a safe, complimentary slippers and robes, a flat-screen TV, a daily delivery of ice and turn-down service. It also had a spacious closet. And while the shower-only bathroom is tight, it's efficiently designed.
The balcony was a real treat, and with four adjoining cabins, we were able to unlock the doors that separate the balconies to create one long balcony for oceanview visiting and room-hopping. There also isn't the cascading balcony effect you see on Princess Grand class (and beyond), and because we couldn't see the balconies below us, we were able to maintain a sense of privacy.
Passengers looking for some added space without a suite-like price point should consider a mini-suite. But remember: These are really just jumbo-sized balcony cabins. Save for the extra leg room and a bathtub, they don't come with any additional perks.
Suite passengers get a few extra amenities. Suites are outfitted with two television sets, and passengers can enjoy complimentary laundry and shoeshine, a selection of pillows, daily in-room canapes and high tea and free Internet access.
Decor -- in all categories -- is simple yet savvy, and features wonderful blues, greens and earth colors. Accents: Why coral, of course!
Though it was a mini suite and it came with a shower/tub combo, you really have to climb up to get into the tub. Anyone who is 6' or more would have to duck down. Cabin location was quiet and view from balcony was perfect.
B706 aft portside cabin -- quiet and smooth, near the laundry, good views while sailing south, nice small balcony with 2 chairs and small round table -- good for viewing, reading, writing, and relaxing.