This was our 24th Princess Cruise, our fourth Canada-New England Cruise. I have elite status with Princess and booked a BB balcony cabin last March. I drove from Cleveland to Plainfield New Jersey and stayed overnight at the Best Western just off exit 5 off I-287. In the morning we made to 45 minute trip from the motel to Red Hook and parked the car near the pier. We then checked two bags in at the curb at the pier with the red cap.
Embarkation: I showed them my elite card, and was was directed to the elite/suite desk right away. After a half hour in the elite/suite lounge we were on the ship first.
Cabins: The cabin R322 (cat. BB) was attractively decorated and good sized for the price. The balcony, while good size and offers good privacy. The bath room was nice and we enjoyed the bath and shower. Cabin service was efficient and unobtrusive. I got a free mini bar set up. Took advantage for the free laundry for elite members on one occasion. I also enjoyed the canapes on my wife's birthday. The 10% discount in the shops was used more than once.