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On Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and NCL forums Cruise Critic members have been posting reviews of cabins on ships. It is time now for Princess cruisers to share cabin information with others.

 

One problem I have noticed on the other forums is the lack of a way to easily manipulate the data collected from the reviews. On the Royal Caribbean thread someone started an accessible spreadsheet that compiles the data from the reviews. I used that paradigm as a starting point for this project.

 

This thread provides a means for cruisers to provide reviews of cabins on Princess ships and a link to a means to easily sift through information contained in those reviews. I hope it is successful enough for the moderators to make it a “Sticky”.

 

The first step in the process is for Cruise Critic members to post reviews of cabins. In Posting #2 I will provide a template that can easily be used to prompt for the information to be provided. The topic of that posting will be PRINCESS CABIN REVIEW TEMPLATE (07/12/2015). It is conceivable that after some usage we may want to change the template so a new template will have a similar title with a revised date. A person wanting to use the latest template can check the spreadsheet to see what and where the latest version can be found.

 

The initial template will look like this:

 

Ship

Class

Deck

Cabin #

Category

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern

Connects With Cabin #

Accessible

Quiet

Balcony Size

View

Privacy Issues

Wind

Soot

Problems

Comments

 

Persons posting reviews are encouraged to add pictures to reviews.

 

Here is some guidance to explain how some of these template items should be interpreted. Some fields require secific answers and those answers are indicated in parenthesis

 

Ship, Class, Deck, Stateroom, and Category – Without the name of the ship and the stateroom the remaining information collected will be useless. If you aren't sure about the deck or category the person transcribing the data to the spreadsheet will look it up.

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern – (Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern) This information can be looked up by the transcriber if missing. The purpose is to determine where on the ship the cabin is located. A bow cabin faces the front and a stern cabin faces the rear of the ship.

 

Connects With Cabin # – Enter the cabin number this cabin connects with, if applicable. If it doesn't connect enter “na”.

 

Accessible – (Yes or No) Is this cabin a handicapped accessible cabin? You may make additional comments if you wish.

 

Quiet – (Yes or No) This is the first subjective response. If the cabin isn't quiet then the answer is “No” and tell why it isn't quiet. If the cabin is quiet all day but has noise from meal service one deck up from 2 AM to 6 AM it is not quiet. Please explain “No” answers.

 

Balcony Size – (None/Oversized/Undersized/Normal) If the cabin has no balcony please enter “None”. Balcony size is subjective and relative to different ships. If a balcony does not have room for 2 people to sit on it in chairs facing the ocean without being cramped for leg room, it should be considered “Normal”. Most of the balcony cabins on the newer ships would be considered “Undersized” by this standard but that is how they should be classified if they don't meet the definition mentioned above.

 

View – (Normal, None, Obstructed) If the cabin is not a balcony and doesn't otherwise have a view outside is should be classified as “None”.

 

Privacy Issues – If the cabin's balcony is not completely covered, if there are privacy issues with SeaWalk, or anything else that compromises privacy, please give a description.

 

Wind - (Yes or No) If there any unusual wind problem with the cabin the answer is “Yes” and please give an explanation.

 

Soot - (Yes or No) If there were problems with soot please answer “Yes” and explain if you wish.

 

Problems – Please describe any problems you had with the cabin and indicate if they were remedied. Keep in mind this is a review of the cabin so if you had a problem relating to your specific sailing it would be best to describe that in a review of your cruise.

 

Comments – Please feel free to make any comments you think other people interested in the cabin might find interesting.

 

The responses from the reviews will be copied to a spreadsheet located at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iJDFCtotsFNUvSNFzZ3LXomW95WX7R0svO7JhGRBvpo/edit?usp=sharing. You will be able to filter the data to view it many different ways.

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Here is the template to use for a cabin review. Please review the definitions in Posting 1.

 

The data will be transcribed to a spreadsheet located at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iJDFCtotsFNUvSNFzZ3LXomW95WX7R0svO7JhGRBvpo/edit?usp=sharing,

 

One method of using using this template is to

 

  • click on “Quote” at the bottom right of this page
  • at the beginning of the text highlight and delete “

  • at the end of the text highlight and delete “”
  • move the cursor to each question and enter your reply
  • click “Preview Post” and check your work
  • click “Submit Reply” when you are satisfied with your responses.

 

Thank you for your help.

 

 

Ship

 

Class

 

Deck

 

Stateroom #

 

Category

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern

 

Connects With Cabin #

 

Accessible

 

Quiet

 

Balcony Size

 

View

 

Privacy Issues

 

Wind

 

Soot

 

Problems

 

Comments

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Ship RUBY PRINCESS

 

Class

 

Deck CARIBE

 

Stateroom # C 753

 

Category

 

STARBOARD

 

Connects With Cabin- NONE

 

Accessible NOT SUITED FOR WHEELCHAIRS

 

Quiet EXTREMELY QUITE

 

Balcony Size 9X9 FULLY COVERED

 

View SIDE & AFT

 

Privacy Issues VERY PRIVATE

 

Wind NONE

 

Soot NONE

 

Problems NONE

 

Comments

EXCELLENT CABIN WITH FANTASTIC VIEW OF SHIPS WAKE

 

please make corrections to this list to conform with your requested info and then delete this

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Ship Emerald Princess

 

 

Class Grand

 

 

Deck Baja

 

 

Stateroom # B242

 

 

Category BE

 

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

 

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

 

Accessible No

 

 

Quiet Yes

 

 

Balcony Size Normal

 

 

View Normal

 

 

Privacy Issues None

 

 

Wind No

 

 

Soot No

 

 

Problems

 

 

Comments Nice completely covered balcony cabin.

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Ship Crown

 

Class

 

Deck Caribe

 

Stateroom C637

 

Category balcony

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern. -Starboard

 

Connects With Cabin unknown

 

Accessible-No

 

Quiet -Yes

 

Balcony Size- don't know exactly, but balcony is partially covered

 

View- excellent

 

Privacy Issues- None

 

Wind- Sometimes as is to be expected

 

Soot- None

 

Problems - none

 

Comments- surprise upgrade. We loved it!

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Ship Ruby Princess

 

Class Grand

 

Deck Dolphin

 

Stateroom # D208

 

Category Mini Suite

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

 

Connects With Cabin # N/A

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Yes

 

Balcony Size Oversize

 

View Excellent Especially due to uncovered Balcony

 

Privacy Issues Uncovered Balcony but not an issue

 

Wind No Problem

 

Soot None

 

Problems None

 

Comments First time with Mini Suite instead of Standard Balcony. Loved the extra room and everything about it. :cool:

Edited by Matcodixon

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Ship Diamond Princess

 

Class

 

Deck Baja

 

Stateroom # B731

 

Category Balcony BD Balcony

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Starboard Aft

 

Connects With Cabin # N/A

 

Accessible N/A

 

Quiet Yes

 

Balcony Size

 

View Unobstructed

 

Privacy Issues Private

 

Wind Not an issue

 

Soot Not an issue

 

Problems None

 

Comments Bed near bathroom

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Ship Star Princess

 

 

 

Class

 

 

 

Deck Aloha

 

 

 

Stateroom #726

 

 

 

Category balcony

 

 

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern. Port

 

 

 

Connects With Cabin #

 

 

 

Accessible

 

 

 

Quiet yes

 

 

 

Balcony Size not sure, seemed small

 

 

 

View great unobstructed view

 

 

 

Privacy Issues no

 

 

 

Wind just the usual

 

 

 

Soot no

 

 

 

Problems no

 

 

 

Comments. Great view, covered balcony, some vibration

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Ship Coral Princess

 

Class Coral

 

Deck Caribe

 

Stateroom # C214

 

Category ME

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Yes

 

Balcony Size Normal

 

View Normal

 

Privacy Issues None-fully covered balcony

 

Wind No

 

Soot No

 

Problems None

 

Comments Great location. Would definitely book again.

 

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Ship Crown/Emerald/Ruby

 

Class Crown (Super Grand)

 

Deck Riviera

 

Stateroom # R737

 

Category IE

 

Port/Starboard/Bow: Aft Port

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Yes, unless it's a cruise with a lot of kids. In that case, there might be four people (usually kids) in R733 and, in the evening, you can might hear them kicking the wall from the upper bunks.

 

Balcony Size n/a

 

View None

 

Privacy Issues None-inside cabin

 

Wind n/a

 

Soot n/a

 

Problems None

 

Comments Great location. Would definitely book again.

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Ship Crown/Emerald/Ruby

 

Class Crown (Super Grand)

 

Deck Riviera

 

Stateroom # R741

 

Category IE

 

Port/Starboard/Bow: Stern Port

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Yes, unless door to the Terrace Deck is not adjusted properly. If it bangs too loudly, this can be brought to the attention of the PSD and they can ask for it to be remedied.

 

Balcony Size n/a

 

View None

 

Privacy Issues None-inside cabin

 

Wind n/a

 

Soot n/a

Problems Usually none, other than potential noise from back door (see above)

Comments Great location. Would definitely book again.

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Ship Star Princess

 

Class Grand

 

Deck Aloha

 

Stateroom # A712

 

Category IE

 

Port/Starboard/Bow: Stern Starboard

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet No. Especially in rough seas, the elevator shaft adjoining this cabin sounds like an echo chamber, with all noise being transferred to the forward wall of this cabin. In very rough seas, the elevator car can be heard banging against the walls of the elevator shaft.

 

Balcony Size n/a

 

View None

 

Privacy Issues None-inside cabin

 

Wind n/a

 

Soot n/a

 

Problems Extremely noisy, in a banging-clanging way. Recommend ear plugs for sleep if you are in this cabin.

 

Comments Great location, but would not book again.

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Ship Golden Princess

 

Class Grand

 

Deck Caribe

 

Stateroom # C203

 

Category IE

 

Port/Starboard/Bow: Bow Port

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet NO! There is storage from the Princess Theater three decks below that runs upward along the fire wall which is adjacent to this cabin. Scenery is pulled up into this chamber and stored. Though it is well above the theater, every noise from it is magnified and heard in this cabin. Bass, laughter, applause...you're treated to them all.

 

Balcony Size n/a

 

View None

 

Privacy Issues None-inside cabin

 

Wind n/a

 

Soot n/a

 

Problems Very noisy

 

Comments Would not stay in again. If assigned as a GTY, would try to get moved.

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Ship Emerald

 

Class Crown (Super Grand)

 

Deck Riviera

 

Stateroom # R515

 

 

Category IC

 

Port/Starboard/Bow: Midship port

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Can be noisy from passengers walking down hallway and talking in loud tones. Heard no noise from pool or hot tub equipment for the Calypso Pool.

 

Balcony Size n/a

 

View None

 

Privacy Issues Inside cabin, but door opens directly into bedroom area. Couples might have to devise a signaling system so one of them is not caught unawares when the door is opened.

 

Wind n/a

 

Soot n/a

 

Problems Totally situational dependent on behavior of fellow cruisers

 

Comments This cabin is larger and has a second counter area which is very convenient. The closets have doors. The location is also convenient, being midship. However, we would not stay in it again due to privacy issues.

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Ship Pacific/Ocean

 

Class Small Ships

 

Deck Three

 

Stateroom # 3025

 

Category OV

Port/Starboard/Bow: Midship Port

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet As a tomb

 

Balcony Size n/a

 

View This is an obstructed ocean view cabin. Instead of a large window, it features a porthole

 

Privacy Issues None

 

Wind n/a

 

Soot n/a

 

Problems None

 

Comments Cabin has a loveseat. Closets have doors. There is no passenger access from Deck 3 to the forward elevators/stairway; must go aft to the back elevators/stairway. When getting off in port, must go back, up a deck, forward and then down a deck. In very rough seas, the porthole hatch is battened down and the cabin basically becomes an inside cabin. Engine Control Room is in the middle part of the ship closer to the aft elevator but causes no issues at all. Crew office is just forward of the port side corridor; also no issues. Excellent location in the event of rough seas; most stable area on the ship.

 

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Ship Diamond/Sapphire

 

Class Modified Grand

 

Deck Aloha

 

Stateroom # 730

Category BE

 

Port/Starboard/Bow: Stern Starboard

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Yes

 

Balcony Size 5x9

 

View Excellent forward, limited to the aft of the ship

 

Privacy Issues None-except on balcony. The buffet overhang does create a bit of an echo when there is excessive noise on surrounding balconies

 

Wind n/a

 

Soot n/a

 

Problems None

 

Comments Great location, perfect combination of balcony cabin with easy access to Terrace Deck when the views are just too big to be seen from the balcony. Large overhang from buffet above provides a dry environment on the balcony even in a blowing rain.

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Every one of my ports/starboards above is wrong. I blame too much time at home between cruises. :eek:

That is a perfect excuse. ;)

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Ship Crown Princess

 

Class Grand

 

Deck Aloha

 

Cabin # A750

 

Category S2 Penthouse Suite

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Stern, port side

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet When the aft thrusters are activated, the vibration is very noticeable. Possible noise from aft pool, but we weren't in the cabin much during the day.

 

Balcony Size Partially covered and HUGE - 188 sq. ft.! Had a table with 4 chairs and two lounge chairs with a smaller table, and still had enough room to throw a party.

 

View Excellent - looking out over the wake.

 

Privacy Issues None, unless there's a ship following you really close. Note that there are cameras mounted one deck above at the ship's centerline that cover the stern. From their position and angle, part of the balcony would be visible. Discretion is advised. ;)

 

Wind not a problem

 

Soot not a problem

 

Problems Vibration from aft thrusters can rattle your fillings at times.

 

Comments L-shaped bathroom with sink and toilet on one side, tub and shower on the other. Doors on both sides with one at the juncture as well. Plenty of storage space, but the closet can be a little tough to reach. We'd book it again in a heartbeat!

 

Grey

 

 

Grey

Edited by Greyhound3

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A big THANK YOU to all of the contributors of reviews.

 

Also a big THANK YOU to Cruise Critic for making this thread a sticky.

 

Keep the reviews coming and they will get added to the spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iJDFCtotsFNUvSNFzZ3LXomW95WX7R0svO7JhGRBvpo/edit?usp=sharing) as quickly as possible.

 

I hope this will be a great resource for cruise planning.

 

Now on to Page 2!

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Ship Island Princess

 

Class Coral

 

Deck Aloha

 

Cabin # A633

 

Category BE Balcony

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Midship starboard

 

Connects With Cabin # n/a

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Very. On our Alaska itinerary, I heard no noise from above on the Lido Deck. Large overhang does produce some echoes of loud sounds on other balconies.

 

Balcony Size 5x9

 

View Unobstructed both forward and aft. The overhang does prevent looking straight up to the sky, but even in Alaska we didn't find this an issue.

 

Privacy Issues None, other than the usual adjoining neighbors who could be a foot away on the next balcony. No one can look down onto this balcony (including probably the bridge).

 

Wind not a problem

 

Soot not a problem

 

Problems Children's area is just aft of this balcony but on a summer Alaska cruise with several kids we noticed no noise or problems associated with this.

 

Comments Nice to be just one deck below the Lido for quick access to more expansive views of either the Panama Canal or Alaska. Conveniently located near stairwell.

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Ship Coral Princess

 

Class Coral

 

Deck Caribe

 

Cabin # C204

 

Category MY Minisuite w/No Balcony

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port Bow

 

Connects With Cabin # N/A

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Yes. Slight noise in hallways from Princess Theatre but not heard in cabin.

 

Balcony Size N/A

 

View Unobstructed

 

Privacy Issues N/A

 

Wind N/A

 

Soot N/A

 

Problems None

 

Comments This window minisuite includes the square footage that would have been the balcony, so it's very spacious, with a little extra storage in an additional end table. Very convenient access to the open deck viewing area.

 

There is a housekeeping storage area in the nearby cross hallway. Although the cabin door of 204 is paired with C206 and thus appears on the deck plans to be opposite that, it is actually a little forward and there was no noise/disturbance in 204.

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Ship Pacific Princess

 

Class The Little Girls

 

Deck Four

 

Cabin # 4002

 

Category OF Oceanview

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port Bow

 

Connects With Cabin # N/A

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet Yes

 

Balcony Size N/A

 

View Unobstructed

 

Privacy Issues N/A

 

Wind N/A

 

Soot N/A

 

Problems None

 

Comments Door to crew area is one cabin away at the end of the passage, but no real noise factor, just some random crew traffic up and down hall.

 

Occasional tugboat or barge would choose this location to park itself meaning sometimes noise and/or light from their searchlights filtering in the window.

 

Wouldn't want to book anywhere else -- loved this location and this cabin!

Edited by rdsqrl

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Ship Emerald Princess

 

Class Grand

 

Deck 14

 

Stateroom # 402

 

Category Penthouse Suite

 

Port/Starboard/Bow/Stern Port

 

Connects With Cabin # na

 

Accessible No

 

Quiet No - Noise from upper deck; placing/dragging of sunbeds early hours of morning.

 

Balcony Size Normal

 

View Normal

 

Privacy Issues None

 

Wind No

 

Soot No

 

Problems None

 

Comments Nice cabin layout.

 

 

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