The spacious approximately 210 to 234-square-foot Balcony stateroom is appointed with fine amenities and outstanding views from an approximately 35 to 72-square-foot private balcony. Some staterooms also have pullman beds to accommodate 3rd and 4th passengers.
Our stateroom was on the highest level for staterooms, and only 1 room from the end of our hallway. It was clean, our steward was amazing.
The rooms are a standard balcony - we loved sitting outside to take in the sights. I wasn't super impressed with the closet situation. Because we were traveling with family, there was traffic in and out of our room a lot. Not having doors on the closet wasn't ideal. Plenty of hangers, though only 1 or 2 with pant hooks so I was glad I'd brought a few clothespins. There are a few small shelves with doors where the life jackets are kept, so that was nice. Under bed storage great for suitcases. Bathroom was small - and has the dreaded shower curtain instead of a door. Our shower didn't have the best water pressure, but otherwise no complaints. Everything was clean and well maintained. Read entire member review >>
The cabin was quite comfortable on the starboard side toward the front of the ship. It is in the "bump out" of the ship so your view is unblocked. Excellent location with cabins above and below so there was virtually no noise from external sources. Read entire member review >>
This is an average balcony cabin with an average balcony. It was in good repair and well maintained. We had excellent views for viewing glaciers on our northbound Alaska trip. Read entire member review >>
As a whole our cabin was a clean and well maintained center for our three weeks on the ship. The balcony glass could however have used a wash now and then. This also goes for the floor mats who looked dusty in some corners. Our cabin sat high above the water (Deck 11) and close to the bow, which made our storm days between San Francisco and Victoria a little extra bumpy. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was decent size for a cruise, the bed was comfortable, although several of our nights were spent sleeping in our deck chairs because we couldn't tolerate the sewerage odor in our room. Read entire member review >>
Very happy with this balcony up sell we got for $99 per person from our inside cabin. Thank you, Princess. The only downside is the shower size. My recommendation is you should imagine/wish for the smallest shower you can and at the end of your trip, you can honestly say, Island Princess exceeded all expectations! We loved the location of this cabin, close to the Princess Theater and Horizon Buffet but located in the quiet, residential district of the cruise ship. Read entire member review >>
The cabin is well laid out, with enough storage for the two of us. The hairdryer is reportedly a bit on the weak side. There are not many outlets, but I brought a power strip (not surge suppressor) so this wasn't a problem. The shower is definitely small, but basically usable. The TV can be frustrating to try and switch channels, it's super slow and we never figured out how to directly go to a channel. As mentioned, this cabin was in a quiet location, and I think has better walls and door than other ships' cabins. We never got any towel animals, not sure if that's a thing anymore... Read entire member review >>
Cabin E737 was beyond excellent for this trip. The balcony offers a view to the side and rear of the ship. We spent a lot of time on our balcony watching the ocean. And the time at the exit of the Gatun Locks was unbelievable. The balcony offers total privacy with no one seeing in from above or the back of the ship. There was some vibration in the cabin, especially when cruising at night. But we didn't find it disturbing and in fact we think we slept better. Read entire member review >>
Perfect. Clear view, not too high or low. Quiet; easy access to stairs, laundry room, back Aft deck; motion in rough seas was not bad; ergonomic features; tiny shower. Great value. Great cabin! Read entire member review >>
Cabins are typical Princess, not up to the standards of RCCL or Celebrity. The cabin felt smaller than most of the ones we recently had on other ships. As I mentioned above, the balcony was an embarrassment. I do have photos to back this up, but not downloaded into the computer yet. Read entire member review >>
most of activities in front of ship, require a little walking to get there (treat walking as exercise)
other than showers area is smaller than other ships, everything are good Read entire member review >>
Cabin was great, I enjoyed the balcony and sitting outside enjoying the warm sun while cruising on the open waters. Cabin was a bit small, but it was great for us. Our next cruise will be a mini-suite. Read entire member review >>
Room was ok. Size was better than I expected. Quality of room was equivalent to a Holiday Inn. Balcony was fabulous. We liked being at the back of the ship but we also like to walk. Electrical outlets on either side of the bed would have been helpful. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was in a perfect location. I think it was on the 8th deck and about in the middle of the ship. The balconies were joining and the people next to us were people we were traveling with so they unlocked our balconies. Our cabin steward was Arturo and he was excellent. Read entire member review >>
We had a balcony cabin on the Island Princess. The cabin was spacious and very clean. We had a desk and a chair also. A refrigerator, tv an such too. We had a great view. The bathroom was great also. The shower was a tad small but I am a plus size girl and found it to be fine. It was a great ship and a wonderful cruise. We way overpacked but the room accommodated everything we brought. I have a cpap and I had no difficulty with setting up and using that also. The balcony was a nice plus looking at the glaciers and scenery. It was very roomy. It had two chairs and a small table plus room to walk around a bit. Read entire member review >>
Excellent. Very quiet and nicely located in relation to Horizon Court (buffet), Princess Theater, and the pool/hot tub areas. Lots of storage space and nice layout. Enjoyed the balcony and amazing views of Alaska. Booked port side since this was a one-way cruise from Alaska to Vancouver, but starboard would have be satisfactory as well. Read entire member review >>
E725 I would not choose this cabin, very noisy with the engine sounds and movement, balcony has a solid wall to the right, sliding door very difficult to open. The only plus would be that at the end of the hall you can go out on the back of the ship great for pictures and viewing glaciers!! not crowded at all. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was a typical Princess balcony cabin. Efficiently laid out and no surprises. Space was fine for two people. Bathroom was small and shower did seem even smaller than usual. Balcony itself was nice size and perfect for the Panama canal day because we were on the right side of the ship so could see all the action without having to jostle for space on the open deck areas. Even with some rough weather days, motion was minimal. On the con side, cabin was directly opposite the elevators though so a bit noisy that way. Worst was that it was directly opposite a service closet so we were awakened early every day as the steward prepared his service cart with all the glasses clinking etc. Would ask for a room further away next time. Read entire member review >>
Our room was roomy and comfortable. Accessibil8ity was great with a roll-in shower, fold down shower seat, sink that was easily accessible and pull-down bar for the closet hanger rod. There was plenty of room on both sides of the bead and the bed was not too high to transfer onto. The balcony ramp was fine even though the ramp on the outside would occasionally slip out of place. But the balcony was huge. There was not much privacy on the balcony as one of the upper rooms was able to see almost all of the balcony even though it was practically under the cabin above and partially opened. It was unfortunate that the balcony was set in so we could not see directly down and missed several things during our Panama Canal experience. This room would be great for a wheelchair user that just wanted to see nature, such as Alaska or the Caribbean. Our cabin steward was not the most efficient or the most friendly we have had. We had to ask multiple times for a simple TV schedule. Read entire member review >>
Standard cabin with Balcony - steward excellent. Find the Princess decor a little jaded and now that the shower gel/conditioner are provided in dispensers I kept catching my elbow on the dispenser, not the biggest shower cubicle. Read entire member review >>
Nice cabin, not a lot of room around the beds, but enough. The balcony was a good size, nice and big with a small table and two chairs that lay back. Beds and pillows were comfortable. Dressing room had plenty of room and hanging space and shelves. Bathroom was good. The shower was very small, but I expected that, you just have to adapt a little and figure out the best way of showering without flooding the floor! The cabin was a short walk to the aft deck which was a great spot when you were leaving a port. Read entire member review >>
The cabins were on the smallish side but we appreciated the balcony. We initially had the beds set up as two singles but it was definitely more comfortable to place them together as a queen size unit as otherwise we kept bumping into the night stands that are jammed right up against the side of the beds. There were only two electrical outlets in the room, a ridiculously tiny number given the many gadgets that travelers usually have. Travelers should be warned that B236 is directly across from a sliding door that leads to a crew service corridor. It was thankfully not noisy at night but there was lots of banging during the day.
Princess definitely needs to get its act together when it comes to inspecting the rooms before they turn them over to their guests. Our room was missing a metal ceiling panel so we had a view of plumbing, wiring and other service innards. Worse, our AC was not working properly and the room was stifling. We reported the problem to the service desk and we got a cheerful response that "it takes a while for the AC to kick in". We later requested that somebody check out the unit. Several hours later, we called the desk again and "Bernard" told us, "oh, I was hoping they got to that already..." We finally had a service tech who arrived at 9:30pm (he finished just before 11pm), but the entire episode underscored that follow-through is not the Service Desk's strong suit. Read entire member review >>
Standard balcony room. Comfortable bed, two chairs, Viewsonic TV. The remote was awful, buttons didn't work, but I suspected that would be the case and so, brought my own universal remote. Cabin had a clean smell, was well maintained, and everything worked. We asked for an extra pillow, and the steward brought it happily. Nice little refrigerator, small desk with an electrical outlet, plus there's an electrical outlet in the bathroom. The hair drier is outside the bathroom mounted to the wall by the desk, which seemed a little strange. Balcony was great. Good place for watching glaciers. We saw whales from the balcony. Read entire member review >>
The location was near the aft elevators and it was the standard Princess cabin in decor and size. Plenty of storage space. Nice balcony with very uncomfortable furniture. Shower seemed smaller than on the Grand. Bathroom big enough for one but the desk had plenty of lighting to apply makeup and style your hair. Quiet and we only saw our neighbors when we were in Glacier Bay and everyone was out on the balcony. Read entire member review >>
Believe the bathroom space - in particular the shower - was noticeably smaller than what we recall on our 2 previous cruises with Princess and definitely a bit smaller than those on the Carnival cruises we've taken. Of note, all but one of our cruises have been on similar size ships - approx 88,000 tons, one was on a 110,000-113,000 ton ship (Princess). There was a hand holding bar placed in the center of one of the shower walls which "took away" from the available room you had in the shower to fully move around and feel comfortable. Read entire member review >>
Our room was great for 2 people. The balcony was ample and we were always checking sea conditions every morning. Large closet and more than enough storage for us. Now, the bathroom was clean and compact, but I am a big gal, and I could barely turn around in that shower without bumping into the handicap rail. The room was well located for noise. The only drawback was that being on deck 12 with no other balconies above us, there was never any shade on our balcony unless the sun was on the other side of the ship. I am sure this is fine when cruising Alaska, but during a canal cruise it got awfully hot out there. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin had the usual Princess balcony set up. The bed, bathroom and closet were on the right side of the room as you enter. Plenty of closet space. Room safe. Nice covered, private balcony with four deck chairs and a table. The room is very close to the open back deck of the ship. This was a great place to watch as we went through the locks.
The only problem is that the room (and the four behind it) are right above the Universe Lounge. This wasn't generally a problem, but several nights, the music (especially the bass) carried easily to our room until about 11:00p.m. Zumba also started in the Universe Lounge at 9:00 a.m. most mornings, so if you aren't an early riser, this might be a consideration.
The laundry room is around the corner on the starboard side so was very convenient.
If you are used to the buffet being on the back of the ship, a reminder that it is in the front of this ship, so you do get some exercise. Read entire member review >>
D232 - Great room and loved the balcony. Except in one port, we were always on the land side when we approached our destination. The door to our room was directly across from double service doors but that didn't seem to be an issue because they were closed most of the time and there was little to no noise. Our room was close to the hallway exit and made coming and going quick. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was great, close to elevator. Could feel the hum of ship engine, tho not distracting. Could not hear the lounge below. The balcony was especially roomy (4 chairs + table), shaded, private, adjoined friend's balcony. Read entire member review >>
Our stateroom was on the A deck port side and aft. As others have noted, the shower was exceptionally small (on the other hand, when the sea was rough, you didn't have to worry about falling over!). But our balcony was well-appreciated and much used. The steward service was excellent. We were completely satisfied with our experience in our state room. One small note -- perhaps because we were towards the stern and under the big top engines of the ship, there was an annoying and constant vibration in the bed. My brain in half sleep frequently translated the meaning of the vibrations as heart palpitations and I often woke up feeling jittery and anxious -- needless to say, I didn't sleep all that well. But given the beauty of the environment, it was something I was happy to overlook. The ship was full so the options for room changes were nil and I was not prepared to trade my balcony! Read entire member review >>
Port side, last cabin/balcony before it goes to the back of the ship.
No privacy; Looking down on other balconies. Guests walking outside on deck 14 can look over railing right down onto this balcony. First time in a cabin this far back and although I'd been told the bow was the roughest part of the ship which I have been in before the stern is a close second for being rocky. If the seas are the slightest bit rough it is felt in this part of the ship too.
In the shade heading south and full sun on balcony heading north. Small balcony just room for two chairs and tiny table but still had a few pleasant moments when out to sea on our sea days. Read entire member review >>
Baja Deck, Cabin 237, starboard side. We wanted to be in a bump out section so we could see the entire length of the ship. Spacious. Nice balcony. We like the way Princess designs its cabins with the open closet creating a little hallway by the bathroom. We loved the location. 2 floors up to the Horizon Court for breakfast and the Lido deck pool. For the Panama Canal transit, we got up early in the morning and headed forward to "the secret deck" (on Baja) to watch the transit of the Gatun locks. One negative that drove us crazy. We noticed a constant "noise" like whooshing wind. Some times it would be quite loud. We could never figure out what it was. The water system? We could not quite pin point if the noise came from inside the cabin or outside in the hall but when we opened the cabin door, we did not hear anything. We thought maybe it was our forward location on a bump out that created this weird air flow but our friends were in a mid ship balcony on the other side in a recessed portion and heard the same noise. So, I guess it is the design fluke of this particular ship, as we have never heard noises on any of the other ships we've sailed. And, as mentioned above, our smoke detector outside the bathroom door was especially sensitive and did not like my husband opening the door to release excess steam right after he got out of the shower! Read entire member review >>
E705 great standard veranda, cat BE aft end of Emerald deck starboard. Largest veranda (9x9) available with extra tall headroom. Fully covered. Separated completely from E703 veranda by steel bulkhead, from E707 by standard divider. Crew service doorway across the hall but little to no noise.
D721 mini-suite, fully covered veranda. Very close to stern, close to laundry. Long walk to mid-ship or forward but very quiet. Read entire member review >>
This balcony cabin seemed smaller than other balcony cabins on larger Princess ships. While more forward than we normally book, this cabin was fine. It is Port side so we could see the Pilot boats and tenders, and plenty of closet space with lots of hangers, flat screen TV, 2 chairs and 1 table on the balcony, buffet straight up the stairs, Princess Theater straight down the stairs, quiet cabin, midway between elevators and bow of ship, and the ship's wake was a tad ahead of our balcony; perfect for flushing sea creatures up for viewing. Read entire member review >>
Our cabin was great! We had a nice balcony and the room was fairly large. The bathroom was small (of course) but there was a large closet area that held all of our stuff. I also liked that there was a fridge. Read entire member review >>
We had E736. We picked this room because it was on the port side and it was fully covered. While there were some vibrations and movement (we both really enjoy this), we thoroughly enjoyed the cabin and would book it again. It was perfect for the sun and we spent the majority of our Panama Canal day on our balcony. The best part of this cabin is the balcony because it stretched slightly to the aft so you get a 270 degree view. There is the occasional person who pops around the corner though, so if you do not like the occasional voyeur, then this is not the room for you. ? Read entire member review >>
Good size with plenty of wardrobe space. The shower is really small but that's to be expected, just need to get used to showering with you arms down! The maid for this room was never really around however and we did do a lot of chasing.
There is however a water tank somewhere outside of the room but because of the great sound proof you can't hear it. That couldn't be said for noise from downstairs (deck 4) but when you are on the lower deck this is to be expected and wasn't every night. Read entire member review >>
Cabin small., Shower small but OK if your not over weight.. Location super. Everything on the ship is forward ( dinner, shows etc). A small amount of vibration from the scews. Read entire member review >>
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