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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 (BA)
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Balcony Cabin Reviews
Cabin B435
Nov 2016
Wonderful experience overall! The toilet jammed one morning and repair was there in 15 minutes after reporting it, and fixed it! Some awful bad smell down the hall kept me staying away from that direction toward other parts of the ship. Balcony small but satisfying for view and morning tea. Neighbors could get loud at times but never obnoxious. Never smelled smoke. Noise was kept to a minimum and we really never heard anything so long as the balcony door was closed. Very quiet ship after 10 pm, probably because the demographic is seniors.
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Cabin B409
Jun 2016
Princess Stumbles By: Final Bucket List
Old and cleaned as well as it could be due to the age of the vessel. Eddie, cabin steward, was excellent
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Cabin D735
Jun 2016
Awesome Alaska!! By: Misto827
We had a fabulous cabin attendant & kept our cabin really neat, clean & toilet/shower was always cleaned. Shower was really small for a big person. Size of cabin was average but the wardrobe facing the toilet was big enough to store our 2 big luggage. There's plenty of hanging space for the clothes. Our cabin was on the Aft, so balcony was slightly bigger, so we had a really great view of all the glaciers. So it was not necessary for us to rush to the top of the ship when it was freezing.
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Feb 2016
Cabin was the one shining light. A balcony room and very comfortable
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Cabin A405
Jan 2016
Can't help the weather By: marilynb.
Usual balcony room. Plenty of closet and storage space. Comfortable.
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Cabin B514
Jan 2016
Cabin A618
Jan 2016
Balcony but under Horizon Court....trolleys with hard wheels going over our ceiling from 5am. Cooking smells wafting up and along the corridor. Bed comfortable and plenty of hanging space but shower very, very small. Cabin steward excellent....especially with so many sick people hampering cleaning.
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Cabin C218
Dec 2015
Rest up cruising By: Glassespro
Typical. Bathroom a bit small, but adequate. Room had a desk with a couple of chairs. Closet was roomy and had lots of hangers, and the balcony was much larger than most. Really a great balcony.
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Oct 2015
A little smaller than I am used to. The balcony was a little bigger and connected to the one next door so we could meet for happy hour before dinner. I never used the shower, but enjoyed the one in the spa. The bed was a little hard, but I liked it, my husband did not. We had two pillows each, one hard and one soft...we had ice twice a day and always found our cabin clear and we were well cared for. There was the occasionally bang, we are not sure where it was coming from, but there is a staff stairwell around the corner.
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Cabin A719
Sep 2015
Excellent accommodation. Plenty of room for storing suitcases. Plenty of hanging space, cupboards and drawers. Much better than the average hotel room. No coffee making facilities in room. TV but reception not always the best. WiFi available at a cost. 1 comfortable chair in the room. 2 chairs and small table on balcony.
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Cabin A511
Sep 2015
Loved our Balcony cabin, was on Starboard side and had great views going north. Had a little rain on the day where we were cursing thru the Bay since we were on A Deck our balcony was covered so we could still use it.
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Cabin A419
Jul 2015
This is a great cabin. Mid-ship, close to the elevators, quiet. We rarely had to walk far to get to our cabin. An ideal location.
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Jul 2015
Family Cruise By: Tompep
We were on the Aloha deck, in two cabins - one inside and one balcony. We were midship, and did not have any unusual ship motion. The cabins were quiet, and we were not bothered by any noise from the Lido deck although I heard some slight deck chair noise in the AM. The location is convenient to the upper decks, but it was good exercise climbing up from the dining room, and lower decks. Elevators seemed plentiful but we preferred the stairs.
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Cabin A223
Jan 2015
WE ARE TOTALLY ADDICTED! By: HOMERS WIFE
Loved the balcony....a must...
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Cabin C-502
Oct 2014
Comfy Queen Bed, good sized room, plenty of amenities. Large balcony with semi-privacy (many balconies on Star Princess and her sister ships are viewable from the balcony above). Room included shampoo and conditioner dispenser in shower, excellent closet and storage space, hair dryer, refrigerator (though the shelves to hold items on the door was missing, limiting usable cold storage space). The TV worked adequately, and the daily previews of activities and inter-ship programming was very helpful. The fit and finish of the cabin was good, though a little unpolished. Loved the coziness, and access to the entire ship via the central elevators and stairs was outstanding. Perfect balance of cost and great amenities.
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Cabin A238
Sep 2013
First Cruise By: Normsie
Very nice cabin. close to the elevators/stairs. Comfortable bed. Gorgeous views from the balcony. Definitely worth the extra cost. Lots of closet space with plenty of drawers and shelves. Bathroom small but well arranged. Shower also small, but adequate.
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Cabin A410
Jul 2013
Cabin A410 - loved being one floor down from the Lido deck - very convenient. Location of cabin was midship so it was easy to go to either end and we were about 3 cabins down from where the elevator waiting area was so it was very quiet. Minimal ship motion for people like me who are a little prone to seasickness. I noticed a big difference from our cabin to our families in B302, much more motion there.
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Cabin a251
Jul 2013
Amazing Alaska By: Sky&Health
Balcony Cabin A251. Forward on ship. Good size. Closet really big. Nice selection of wooden hangers. Bathroom standard. Good water pressure in shower and fancy shower head. No couch but ok chair and desk chair to use while looking out the window at passing scenery. Two reclining deck chairs on balcony.
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Cabin 10734
Jun 2013
We were on the aft of the ship and would have preferred to be forward. Aft has most of the motion.
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May 2013
Cabin L205
May 2013
Lovely Cruise to Alaska By: Dezertbear
Standard Princess balcony. Very convenient to Lido activities and the spa/adult pool. Be sure to book a Lido cabin forward of the lifts/stairs or there will be a ton of foot traffic outside your door.
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Cabin A404
Jan 2013
South America - Amazing By: Ima Cruiser
Needs a overhaul. Lamps on bed table had surface worn off. Cabin moaned and groan when seas were rough. One drawer must have had a run in with some crazy glue as there was residue on the bottom of it. Wonderful cabin steward.
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Cabin C333
Nov 2012
Great Balcony. Good use of drawer space. Location was front midship with short walk to elevators
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Cabin c333
Sep 2012
Great spot in mid ship - quiet, close to laundry facilities. Huge balcony.
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Cabin C304
Jun 2012
C304 was an accessible cabin, very large, large balcony, huge shower area, next to the elevator but we heard little or no noise. Good closet space and bathroom organization.
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Cabin B431
Jun 2012
So disappointed! By: eliza72
well laid-out, good dressing and clothes space, good balcony, location by central elevator was convenient and not too noisy.
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Cabin L206
May 2012
5 day Alaska sampler By: jeannes1
L206, Lido deck balcony second from the very front end of the hallway. Same deck as the pook areas and Horizon court so very easy access. Minimal traffic in the hall. Lots of stomping overhead and I don't know why. No cabins overhead. Secluded with the whole ocean outside your balcony. Yes, we did the buff thang! Ample space with the beds converted to queen. Good water pressure. Lots of hot water. Potable water until the last day when it had a decidedly chlorine aftertaste. Drawback - being at the end of the steward's list of things to do can get. He actually told us he didn't replace out pool towels because he ran out before he got to our room. What? We'd love this room again!
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Cabin C333
Apr 2012
C333 - Excellent location, quiet, great balcony. Needs more than one comfortable chair in cabin.
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Cabin L234
May 2011
Big closet, lots of storage space, light and airy, lots of mirrors made it feel even bigger, standard bathroom, good location, great view
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Cabin C523
Dec 2010
C523 - great location about 10 cabins down from the center hallway. Noise was never even the beginning of an issue. The balcony was great, as I said, I think the Caribe deck balconies were bigger than either 9 or 11. The bathroom was very small but efficient. The closet was sufficient. I wish they had a smidge more drawer space. The mattress was HORRENDOUS. The safe worked as it should. I don't worry about stuff getting stolen, but I do worry about losing stuff, so the safe is a good place to store small stuff like jewelry.
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Cabin C609
Apr 2010
The 8.8 cruise from hell! By: luvinretirement
C609 has a great big balcony - lots of room for 6 people to relax. The room is the standard size but the balcony more than makes up for it.
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Cabin C256
Feb 2010
Nothing to add as the cabin (category BA) was a typical balcony cabin BUT those on the Caribe deck have the largest balcony area on the ship (excl. suites). As such it has four chairs, two foot stools and a round table, making entertaining easier than doing so on the typical shallow balcony.
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Cabin C-518
Feb 2010
We really liked our balcony. The cabin itself was average. But I did notice Princess deck layout schematic is goofed up, so is my Berlitz guide to cruising with respect to the "Star". But then, my guide is 2007. Fortunately for us, the mistakes worked in our favor, we were on the Caribe deck in a balcony cabin. Except, our balcony was twice the size of those on any other deck as far as regular cabin or mini suite cabins go. The balconies on the Caribe were twice as large as those on the Dolphin deck, and the Dolphin deck has all the mini suites. The mini suites were just like ours except they cut the balcony in half and extended the room onto the cut our portion. Most full suites were all on our deck, and all they simply involved was two regular cabins with balcony's, like ours, with the wall removed. Berlitz says you can see down onto the Caribe full suite balconies from above. Not true, half the area of those balconies have a roof.
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Cabin L205
Feb 2010
L205 was the second cabin on Lido deck for passengers. We could see the bridge very clearly from our room. It was very close to the sanctuary/gym. It was very quite through out our cruise and our balcony was just the right size with a great view
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Cabin C301
Jan 2010
We were in an accessible cabin since my mother uses a wheelchair. The wide door and extra space really made a difference from the usual cabin we book. The extra wide and deep balcony was fantastic. Very quiet even though we open onto the elevator area.
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Cabin A714
Sep 2009
Alaska in September By: yetiae
Cabin was great. No complaints.
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Cabin L227
Jun 2009
Very quiet. Easy access to the Horizon Court. Bed and bath are on the right as you walk in.
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Feb 2009
Round the Horn and More By: Bluenose 47
We were in an BA category balcony cabin on Caribe deck, mid ship. Immense balcony compared to other decks (as in all Grand Class Princess ships). Everything was in fine shape in cabin except the flat panel TV (it must be fairly new) which had very poor reception on some channels. We had to request a egg crate mattress after the first night. After that, we slept like babies. Very good room steward.
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