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Old 05-06-2007, 01:29 PM
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Sure would appreciate some input on making up our mind on what floor, aft or foward room to pick when we book our cruise for September 2 2007. This will be our first Princess cruise. We have sailed three times on Royal Caribbean twice on Celebrity and twice on Carnival. This will be our first Western Caribbean cruise so anyone out there can give us advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jocruiser
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Sure would appreciate some input on making up our mind on what floor, aft or foward room to pick when we book our cruise for September 2 2007. This will be our first Princess cruise. We have sailed three times on Royal Caribbean twice on Celebrity and twice on Carnival. This will be our first Western Caribbean cruise so anyone out there can give us advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jocruiser
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Old 05-06-2007, 04:50 PM
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I am no expert, sailed once on princess June 2005 Western. My husband and i stayed on the Caribe deck C626 & Loved it - large balcony..We were thrilled with the room & enjoyed the larger size balcony every night & morning. Also seemed to be in a rather good location - we always took the stairs!!!
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:55 AM
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We've been on the Aloha, Caribe, and Baja decks. The Aloha was great because it was a short walk up to the buffet. The Caribe was great because it was a short walk to the casino. The Baja was nice as well. The rooms are great, we had a balcony on each deck. Even though they say the Aloha's balcony is larger, I couldn't tell the difference. Maybe it's just the blonde in me, but they didn't seem much different. I think it's up to you on what you prefer, we're usually around mid-ship, and we take the stairs everywhere so elevators aren't much of a concern for us. Hope this helps a little. Have a wonderful cruise!
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:41 PM
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Penny, good for you!

My wife and I never take the elevator either--not once in 15 days. And we did six laps a day to boot. Got to justify those great soups and desserts.

jocruiser, my first choice would always be a mini-suite on Dolphin deck because of the extra space.

But if that is not practical, a close second would be a balcony cabin on Caribe deck--Penny, they really have larger balconies than the other decks. I prefer all the way forward but I can't recommend that for everybody; midship is probably best.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:15 AM
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Hey jocruiser,
I am sailing the September 2nd as well. It's my first Princess cruise too. I have done 5 Royal and 1 Carnival. I am really looking forward to Princess though, everyone who I know that has travelled with them come home raving. Maybe we will bump into each ohter...
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Old 05-24-2007, 12:16 PM
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We just got off the Caribbean Princess 3 weeks ago (Eastern Caribbean cruise). We stayed on the Aloha deck forward port side. Was quiet and can't say we really felt any ocean "motion" up toward the front. What we liked about being higher was the fact that no one could look down on us while sitting on our bacony as the balcony's fan out as you go downward in decks (for lack of a better discription). We however, could see everything that was going on below us. I'm going to disagree with Penny3333 (respectfully of course), but we thought we had a smaller balcony on the Aloha compared to what we saw on the decks below us. Whether this is completely acurate or not, i wouldn't bet my life on, but it sure did seem that way. Either way....we definitely prefered being higher with no one looking in on us. Hope you enjoy the Princess line! We sure do!!
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Old 05-24-2007, 05:01 PM
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Hello kkontny; no, it was not your imagination--and "fanning out" is a good way to put it. The balconies get larger as you go lower; Carib's are larger than those above and Dolphin's are larger than Carib's--of course Dolphin deck is the mini-suites. I think our dear friend Penny is just a little confused on this.

I also like to be up high and forward; which is one reason I really like Coral and Island Princess--they have mini-suites up there while the other large ships only have them lower on Dolphin. The balconies are a tiny bit smaller, but there is still room for two recliners, two regular chairs and a large and small table. You might want to look into that for one of your next cruises.

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Old 05-25-2007, 11:53 AM
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ok. Good. f-mattox. As I'm new to this forum, I don't want to give any "misinformation." So thank you for clarifying that for me. We have contemplated the mini suite and from what I've read on here, they ARE the way to go. I'm afraid tho that once in one of those we'd never go back to "just" a balcony!
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Old 05-25-2007, 08:20 PM
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Just wanted to let all of you know I finally booked the Caribbean Princess for Sept 2 2007 wastern . We decided to gamble and go with a guarentee rate of bc. Sure hope we made a good gamble. We are looking forward to the cruise. Now all I have to do is find us a hotel in Fort Lauderdale. Does anyone have suggestions, last year we stayed at the Holiday Inn Express and was very happy there but we would like to be closer to the water taxi. We just love riding it around Fort Lauderdale. If you have never rode the water taxi you must ride it.
 
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