Our stateroom was on Plaza deck 5. We did not have to take stairs or elevators to get to “any time dining” in the Bordeaux dining room or to go to the atrium for activities or customer service. Also the location of our room was ... Read More
Our stateroom was on Plaza deck 5. We did not have to take stairs or elevators to get to “any time dining” in the Bordeaux dining room or to go to the atrium for activities or customer service. Also the location of our room was directly across from the self-laundromat which was essential on a longer cruise. Often, the gangway for ports was either one deck below or one deck above which we could easily access by stairs and not have to wait for elevators. There was a little noise as the gangway was set up but it did not disturb us greatly. Being towards the aft, we were also one deck and a few steps away from the Universe Theater where many events were scheduled. It was nice to exit the event and be in our room quickly.
We found our stateroom to be comfortable and spacious with ample storage. There were two nightstands with two drawers each. The desk also had three drawers and three curved shelves at the end. The closet space did not have doors and it ran the length of the wall behind the desk/bar area. We did not use all of the wooden hangers provided. There was a full length cabinet with about five shelves, one containing the safe. We used some of this space to store toiletries because the bathroom only had three small shelves. There was a small area for hanging clothes next to the cabinet and the floor space below made a nice cubby for a dirty laundry bag. Also there was a shelf above the closet area. A full length mirror was on the entry wall to the left of the door adjacent to the closet area. We moved a small round table in the room to the closet area so we wouldn’t run into it. We did not need the table.
The bathroom was a standard cruise ship bathroom but the shower was extremely small. Great care had to be taken with the shower curtain to avoid getting water on the floor. The quality of towels was subpar, very thin, and old. We were never given extra towels but we did not ask for any either.
We chose the queen bed arrangement, however, the combining of twin beds was obvious if one moved to the center of the bed. The bedding was of nice quality. Four very large pillows were quite comfortable. In general we slept well. Our cabin steward, Jiwa, was affable and efficient. He, as far as we could tell, did not have an assistant and did the job on his own effectively. We were celebrating an anniversary and he prepared our room with balloons, towel “swans” and a card while we were at breakfast. It was a lovely touch. Read Less
This is one of only 2 cabins on the Coral Princess that look out over the stern of the ship. Plus, there is an external gallery/walkway across the entire stern that we used as a "private" balcony. This was particularly true on ... Read More
This is one of only 2 cabins on the Coral Princess that look out over the stern of the ship. Plus, there is an external gallery/walkway across the entire stern that we used as a "private" balcony. This was particularly true on our Panama Canal transit. Otherwise, it was very rarely used, but we did have to be careful with the curtains for our window, in case.....We had sufficient storage space for all 15 nights plus 3 formal nights without crowding. Our bags fit under the beds so they weren't in the way at all. Main drawbacks might be the long walks down the hallways to get to any public areas and dining rooms and the occasional late night bass rhythm from the Universe Lounge downstairs. Read Less