Our cabin was the standard midship mini-suite located on Dolphin deck. Midship mini-suites are now called Club Class. The cabin had been refurbished during dry dock including new mattresses, wall paper, carpet, and wall hangings. There is no difference between Club Class and other mini-suites as far as physical layout is concerned, other than their position forward or aft.
During the first part of the cruise the floor in the cabin made loud popping sounds when we were in rougher water. That dissipated later on. The toilet overflowed twice during the night while we were sleeping. It was not clogged but at some point it just kept filling until it overflowed. It was clean water and didn't make it into the cabin but was a surprise when you stepped into the bathroom onto a wet floor.
Later in the cruise it became uncertain whether there would be enough hot water for a shower. Several showers we took were taken with tepid water.
Our cabin steward was the best we've ever had and we've had some great ones. He was unbelievable. Extremely friendly, prompt, efficient, and personable.
As I mentioned, the entire crew was fantastic. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was laid out very well. Yes, the bathroom was small, but for two women, the lack of space there was made up for by the drawers/closet and cabinet space. We had a lot of stuff! It fit just fine!
Enjoyed coffee on the balcony in a.m. and drinks there in p.m.
My twin bed was very comfortable and I had no trouble sleeping.
Even can't complain about one outlet in the room. Could only plug one item in, even though it had two ports. Could have used two separate ones. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was clean and comfortable, but like the rest of the ship was starting to show its age. One of the mattresses on the bed really sagged in the middle. The balcony door didn't work properly and was very hard to open, the phone didn't work and had to be replaced, one of the overhead lights kept going out, there was mold along the bathroom sink, and the Kleenex box holder in the bathroom was broken. Read entire member review >>
Perfect size for two people, or for three people with an upper bunk bed option. Lots of storage, good-sized balcony, and bathroom is small but clean and very functional. Some signs of wear (faded carpet, rusty toilets, etc.) but that is expected on an older ship. TV offers lots of movie options and even Food Network and Discovery Channel. Turndown each night with chocolates on your pillow. Comfy beds. If you need anything, just ask your steward or stewardess, they are the best in the business. Read entire member review >>
We booked a BE balcony guarantee and were upgraded to a BA balcony in a great location. Cabin Pros: Nice sized standard balcony with nice flooring. Loved large closet and dressing area space, lots of privacy and space! Many hangers were provided which was a first for us. The complimentary Princess beach bag on the bed was a nice touch. Great shower head/water pressure. Cons: Cabin size smaller than we're used to and had no sofa. No top sheet on the beds? Really? Had to ask and steward seemed put out about it. Teeny weeny shower was smallest we've experienced. Had no problem with shower curtain "snuggling" with us though. One robe and one set of towels for two people? Odd. Had to ask steward. Corrected from then on. Read entire member review >>
We had booked a Caribe balcony, but I forget to put no upgrade on my booking. We were upgraded to Ahola deck. The balcony is small and you only get two chairs and a small table. We like having breakfast on the balcony and the small table doesn't work. We brought the small table from the cabin out to the balcony for breakfast. Read entire member review >>
Spacious enough. It's a cruise ship so unless you pay for a suite - and sometimes not even then - you will be in a very small space. The bathroom was bigger than I expected and the balcony was huge. We adored our balcony. We spent hours out there and on the last day we even saw a water spout with a rainbow formed around it. Read entire member review >>
C244 is mid-ship, port side. It met our needs. The only negative was the odor that (sometimes) hung about the bathroom. The balcony gave us an quiet, semi-private area to sip wine while watching the clouds go by. Although I'm sure it wasn't needed, we brought a two-pound bag of mini candies for the man who took care of the room. He and everyone else we met were very professional (and friendly) the entire trip. Read entire member review >>
C250 - roomy enough to relax in, with a desk and 2 chairs, small table, and enough drawers. Good size balcony with 2 chairs, separate foot rests, and a large table. Lighting was adequate (lamps on each side of bed, plus overhead lights and desk lights overhead). Typical tiny bathroom, but with nice soap and toiletries (and washcloths!), and adequate storage. The hair dryer is the ancient kind - loud and hot, but not much volume, and pulls your hair out. Bring your own, and bring a 4-outlet extension cord. There are only 2 outlets, both at the desk.
There is no clock in the room, but you can call for a wake-up, and it rang right on time. Bonus was the little refrigerator which easily held a 6-pack of soft drinks (which you can buy before boarding and bring on) plus 2-3 water bottles.
Bed is very hard but sags on the balcony side. Pillows are a joke - bring your own (buy the Eagle Creek large compression bag - a std pillow and case will fit and squish down to nothing. Really)
The laundry is close enough (takes $2 per load for wash, $2 to dry), and not noisy. The cabin was not noisy at all, really, but ours was an adult cruise.
If you are in the far north, traveling west and hope to see the northern lights, they will be on the Starboard side. If traveling east, they'll be on Port (in the north - duh!). Read entire member review >>
A434 very convenient but a bit noisy since so close to elevator. Everything about room was fine. Elevators need to be set up so as to not be all on the same floor at the same time. Often had to wait a long time for this reason. Read entire member review >>
Huge balcony - looks to be 9x9 square. Fits tall round table, two chairs and foot stools. Half covered by the deck above, so there was almost always some shade to sit under. Adequate bathroom, tiny shower with extra friendly shower curtain (bring clips to weigh it down and prevent water from spilling onto the floor). The water from the faucet is never really cold. It is decent flavored for drinking, just put some in the refrigerator overnight to chill.
One outlet in bathroom for shaver, one by the desk and a hidden one behind the TV.
Across from the crew laundry, but it wasn't noisy at all until the morning of disembarkation when we heard people coming in and out of the door. Read entire member review >>
A522 Deck 12
Nice room, good balcony, quiet. Plenty of open hanging space. Carpet had many stains. TV mounted near ceiling. You have to crane your neck to watch; very uncomfortable. Read entire member review >>
Our room was a balcony room on Baja (11) deck mid-ship. It was perfectly situated to use the stairs instead of the elevator. Only 3 flights up to the Pools and buffet. An easy 4 flights down to the 7th floor stores and casino and way to get to our restaurant. We had plenty of storage. I asked for more hangers and got them. The hairdryer was old and not very powerful. We had one night where the whistling in the door kept me up. I don't know if it was not closed right or if it was because there were very strong winds that night. The bed was comfortable but the carpet was lumpy. Also more shelving in the bathroom would have been nice. The deck has 2 chairs and a table. It would be nice if they would come up with a retractable foot/leg rest so you could lounge on the deck. Read entire member review >>
D734 is an aft balcony cabin that is great! The balcony is huge and there is only a cabin on one side (the other side contains a crew emergency exit). This was a very quiet and peaceful cabin on our cruise, except for the lovely wake noise! Read entire member review >>
The bathroom was even smaller than we had last summer on the Ruby Princess. We only had about 10 wood hangers while the other two cabins for my family had tons of hangers. We asked for more and got some old wire hangers which were not appropriate for our sweaters and knit clothing. The bathroom floor was seldom vacuumed. The balcony was nice, but it was too cold to use it so it was a waste of money. After the hard beds on the Ruby, we immediately asked for egg crate mattress covers, and the beds were more bearable this year. Read entire member review >>
cabin #Lido deck 15, room 226. This cabin did not have a couch or extra room to put anything in. there was a bed, 2 small night stands with 2 drawers, a desk with 3 drawers, a chair and a small (very small) round glass side table that we kept having to move around the cabin because it blocked getting out to the balcony. there was a built-in refrigerator and television on top of the refrigerator. the closet was adequate and shelves in the closet with a safe that had room to put clothes. Regulation cruise bathroom. The balcony was small, with two chairs and a small table. On the whole this location would be great on a cruise for warm climates, but smaller than most other lines and ships we have been on, and usually there is a couch and additional table in the room that was not here. The noise level was void, very quiet hallway to be in, no people passing by on way to other areas, and right near the outside pools. Read entire member review >>
Large and roomy with sufficient storage space. The beds were comfortable and not too hard. The flat screen tv was not at the correct angle for remote usage. Balcony large and spacious though furniture mysteriously sparse. Quiet and serene despite proximity to main elevators. Adjoining door between cabins could be opened on balcony. Read entire member review >>
Cabin C406 was acceptable. The mattress was soft and sagging and the linens, including the towels were worn and faded. The balcony was paint stained. The cleanliness was only marginally acceptable. The cabin left us with the impression that it needed a good refreshment. Read entire member review >>
Cabin C202 was great. It had a bed and a desk with another unit that had the TV. The closet and bathroom were small but had enough room for the two of us although the shower was so small and with me being so short it was hard to shampoo my hair without putting my head outside the shower to shampoo it. The balcony was an extended balcony which at first we were worried about but in the end it was wonderful. My husband loved it because he could see the bridge. It was a very quiet area of the ship.
tigercat Read entire member review >>
We had a cabin on Riviera deck - so no one above us who could "spy" on us ... ;-))
The cabin is like all cabins on Princess ships: just the right size - everything there you need; a small closet, a small bathroom with shower
New flat screen TV ;-)) Read entire member review >>
This cabin was located on deck 11, mid ship right next to the elevators. I worried about this but from now on, I will get a room near the elevators. So convenient and the noise was never an issue. Read entire member review >>
Lido 307: Three cabins from the door to the pool....burgers and pizza...was pretty quite....didn't notice any noise. Balcony is great...no one can look down on you...pretty private!!!! Read entire member review >>
Great open closet design. Plenty of storage. Standard bathroom.
No sofa, standard balcony. Great location ~ mid-ship.
Overall, the ship was noisy. Always hearing banging, walking, and other noises ?? Read entire member review >>
Princess..Caribbean princess cabin 526 Caribe deck. Deck twice the size. Had a balcony area that was covered...and the same size area that wasnt. Probably a bad balcony for the first time because we would expect this now. Read entire member review >>
Caribbean Princess - Caribe Deck (Deck 10 - BA Category - Oceanview with Balcony) Stateroom C419 - Stateroom was larger than I expected. Bathroom was ample with good closet space directly outside the bathroom. The balcony was probably one of the largest on the ship and had four chairs and a table. I really enjoyed the stateroom. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was fine. Rivera deck - front of the ship - no problems. Would like the bathrooms a bit bigger though but that ain't gonna happen and the space near the wall on one side of the bed was a bit tight. Other than that - the temperature was just fine and our cabin steward, Rowena, was wonderful. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was on Deck 10 C 409. Great location for elevators. Good storage spacefor hanging and folding clothing. Ample cabin room to move about. Veranda isalso roomy. Nice part is the overhang from Deck 11 which gives privacy and shade Read entire member review >>
Location was perfect - smack dab in the center of everything. Cabin itself was a bit smaller than expected but closet space was huge (which is why the cabin was smaller than expected!). Shower was the worst. Tiny with a cloth shower curtain that attacked without warning. Balcony, however, was a slice of heaven! Read entire member review >>
We had Caribe deck 10 602. The extra balcony room was worth the extra cost and the room was very nice. It was also a very quiet location and we were never bothered by any type of noise at all Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony room ,it was very nice. The bed was uncomfortable, slept on better bed in a 3 star hotel. Shower was like Cruise director dan said," soap up the walls and spin". it is small, but water temp and pressure was excellent. Balcony was big, 2 chairs, 2 lounge chairs and a table. great view and quiet. Read entire member review >>
Balcony on Lido deck forward near the door to the deck above the bridge. This deck is great for sailaway and photo's. Quiet convenient to pools and buffet and pizza and grill Read entire member review >>
We had a great room. We were starboard aft and had a great balcony. The balcony was covered and provided some shade, though we were able to enjoy the sun, too. We enjoyed the balcony daily. Our room was more than adequate for the two of us. There was even enough room when our two daughters visited. The closet was spacious, the bathroom not. However, we had no trouble with the infamous curtain. The room was very cool- air conditioning was not a problem for us. The area was quiet, with the exception of the slamming doors and running and yelling children. The elevator was located around the corner allowing for quick access, though you could not hear it. The room was close to the pool deck, and not too far to walk down to deck 7. The view of the Statue of Liberty was amazing and the return trip to New York featured a phenomenal sunrise over the New York skyline! We were very happy with our accommodations. Read entire member review >>
We were in C436. Great location, middle of the ship, around the corner from the elevators. The balcony was larger than most for that category, partially exposed to above balconies, partially private. Port side. Plenty of floor space, closet space, drawers, etc. This is a great improvement over Deck 14, where you can enjoy waking at the crack of dawn to the sound of the Lounge Mongers reserving and dragging their lounge chairs around. Read entire member review >>
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