Substantially larger than a balcony stateroom, a mini-suite includes all the same amenities of a balcony stateroom, plus the added luxuries of a welcome glass of champagne, separate seating area, sofa bed, two flat screen televisions, marble top furniture, a closet and bathroom tub.
The setup of our cabin was ok. There were not enough power outlets next to the bed, my mother uses a cpap and there was no way other than to have the extension cord run through the pathway so there was always a risk someone might trip on their way to the bathroom. There was a tub, which was a nice touch. The balcony was very small, room for only two people. Although the room was located right under the buffet, there was no way to get to it other than to take the elevators up one floor. If you wanted to take the stairs, we would have to walk all the way to the other side to a set of staircases and walk back across the pool area to the buffet. At around 12am I would hear loud bangs from the buffet upstairs as they are cleaning up that woke me up. Read entire member review >>
Stayed in a jr suite/mini suite on deck 15. Not a good value compared to RCI & Celeb. Sq. ft. is larger than a balcony cabin BUT it is in the length of the cabin not width. Princess mini suites are only just as wide as a balcony cabin, same small veranda, same small closet with no doors, slightly larger bath with full tub. Thus you feel almost as cramped. Mini suites on RCI & Celebrity are much roomier (about 1 1/2x wider) with larger verandas, full walk in closets, larger marble bathroom & full size tub. Read entire member review >>
We were fortunate to upgrade to this cabin when there was a reduction in pricing.
This was a front-corner mini-suite on Lido deck, starboard side.
The cabin was to separate rooms, the main space with balcony door out to the side of the ship and a forward space for the bedroom with a huge window out onto the forward balcony.
Three storage closets for hanging clothing, a fourth with shelving and safe.
Main cabin space had a ten foot long counter/desk, small sofa and table. Only two US plug receptacles.
Bedroom space had the usual bed/s and twin nightstands.
Bedroom had a huge forward facing window – we kept this open night and day.
Two large wall mounted flat screen TV’s – one each for BR and LR.
Bath was standard mini-suite tub, etc.
Oddly, only one phone – on the desk in main cabin space, about 30 feet from the bed. Annoying for wake-up calls as it honestly forced you to get up and go answer.
Also, no (US standard) plugs in bedroom space – need to bring Euro adapters!!
Easily one of the top 10 balcony’s on this ship!!
Balcony door opened off main cabin to the starboard side of the ship, balcony here was only about 4-feet deep.
But the balcony extended forward and wrapped around the front of the cabin, was easily 20-feet wide by 12-feet deep in front – absolutely huge!!
Enough room to comfortably accommodate over a dozen folk milling around!
Two teak loungers w/side tables and a full teak table with four teak chairs – all had comfortable cushions.
We had fantastic forward and starboard views!
Was most enjoyable to order room service and sit on the balcony as the ship came into each port.
Underway it was windy when coming out the side door, but once in front you were only bothered by wind at the rail. Sitting or standing back towards cabin wall you were out of the wind completely. (Obviously this was different during more severe sea day weather). Read entire member review >>
Cabin M108 - Port side front corner was Fabulous. The balcony is huge as it covers the bridge bump out. YES - it can be a bit windy and NO - it was never a problem. There were two wood chaise recliners and 4 wood chairs with cushions and 1 round wood table. The balcony is so big you can move the chairs and chaise around to be in or hide from the sun and wind. The first day had the most wind as we headed south. It was less windy as the ship slowly sailed from island to island. We had beautiful flat seas and perfect weather for most of the cruise.
We prefer the front as we love the quietness of leaving port and being able to see where we are going. We saw many flying fish from the front. The balcony was never closed or locked off. The balcony door is a sliding glass door, which was easy to open and there was no concern of slamming doors or fingers, such as the swing bulkhead door on another ship. The balcony rail has solid sides so when you are lying down you can not see through. This never bothered us. If you sit in the chair, you can see over the rail, especially where it narrows at the aft of the balcony. If you want complete shade and no wind, then you may not like this balcony. However, if you love sea views, large open spaces, and the ability to move around a large balcony or are entertaining a large group, then this one is perfect.
There was no problem keeping the drapes closed at night. You can still walk outside at night. In fact, we prefer the darkness at the front because you can see the stars so well. When people leave their balcony lights on and the drapes open at night, it ruins the darkness. So keep the drapes closed at night and enjoy the stars and the moon. Most of us never get to see such a beautiful night sky as when we are at sea.
The room has an entry hall with a large mirror that leads into the salon. The salon has a loveseat, and chair and a desk and with chair. You walk through the salon into the bedroom. There is no curtain or door, but the bedroom stills feels private. The bed faces a large picture window and you can see the ocean while sitting in bed. The mini suite has nice marble counters, nice lighting and two TV’s. The bathroom is the standard mini suite bathroom with regular counter (not marble). There were tons of closet space and storage cabinets. We bring a lot, but did not fill it up. Many nice wood hangers. The ironed sheets were so nice. I’ll have to talk to the MAID about our sheets after this!
The room was beyond our expectations. We have cruised in full suites on Princess and other lines, but we felt like we had great value for the money spent in this mini-suite and balcony. The M105 mini-suite next door also has a large balcony. The room was a large square with a full size couch rather than the loveseat. Either room choice is a good value. Read entire member review >>
Cabin was quite nice though the balcony seemed small. We were on the same floor as the buffet so that was convenient except for having to go outside to get there. It was definitely cool. Seemed to be a lot of slamming of doors in the mornings. Not sure why. That was a pain. Steward was adequate. Didn't go out of his way for anything. Sometimes we had ice, sometimes not. He was always pleasant and kept room clean. Read entire member review >>
This is a forward corner Premium Minisuite on the lido deck. I LOVED this cabin, the wrap around balcony and the location on the ship. The cabin is set up like a suite in an L configuration, with a separate sleeping area, a separate sitting area and a nice entrance where the closets and bathroom is located. There is a very large desk/counter area as well. It had a lot of storage, but it didn't seem to be quite as efficient as I remember on other Princess ships. I think for a couple it would probably be more efficient as opposed to two friends traveling together.Side note on this cabin: the curtains needed to be closed at night so as not to interfere with the bridge.We sailed from New York to the Caribbean and returned to Ft. Lauderdale, 10 nights. The weather was mostly sunny, but was very windy most of the trip. We were able to use the balcony at all times, though there was one day when it was just a bit too windy for me out there. We noticed no vibrations or noise even with the sanctuary directly above us. Read entire member review >>
M105 is a forward mini-suite, on the roof of the ships bridge. The cabin experiences a little more motion than other areas of the ship, but the views from here are spectacular, and the balcony is much larger than mid-ship mini-suites. We were able to access the balcony at all times, and while underway, it's a very nautical experience. The room is adequate, with a tub-shower, couch and table, and a little more storage than a veranda cabin. Read entire member review >>
the cabins are well laid out, enough storage, the ability to close off the seating area from the sleeping area is a real plus, the ability to dim lighting has been lost and the new flat tvs and slow and cumbersome. Overall the cabin is very satisfactory. However, any cabin located midship on levels 15,14 and perhaps 12 have the problem of ablue lighting shining in the balcony all night, people being able to see in on the starboard side and the sky and sun blocked out on the port side. The walkway ruins these rooms,do not select these. Read entire member review >>
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