Picking the Best Cabins on the Caribbean Princess

A deck-by-deck analysis of the Caribbean Princess's best and worst cabins.

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Caribbean Princess Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins onboard the Caribbean Princess: staterooms on Decks 10 and 12 - Aloha Deck and Caribe Deck.
Cabins to be wary of onboard the Caribbean Princess: staterooms on Deck 8 - Emerald Deck.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins onboard the Caribbean Princess

Deck 5 -- Plaza Deck

While some of the inside and outside cabins on Deck 5 of the Caribbean Princess are located beneath the forward stage area, the rest of the staterooms are under public venues that are not likely to be much of a noise concern.

  • Forward Plaza Deck of the Caribbean Princess, exterior staterooms P202- P246 port side and P201- P247 starboard are under the lower level of the theater. Noise generated from this area could occur during performances, and from staff prep work and tidying up before and after shows. Interior cabins in this area which will be most affected by the theater are P212- P244 and P215- P243.
  • Best locations for staterooms on Deck 5 of the Caribbean Princess are P248- P336 port side and P247- P337 starboard, and inside cabins P318- P331.

Deck 6 -- Fiesta Deck

Fiesta Deck of the Caribbean Princess has seven Window Suites port side. These are located in a relatively quiet area of this deck, but there could be noise from the casino located directly above.

  • The Window Suites on Deck 6 of the Caribbean Princess, F301- F315, typically have 341 sq. ft. of living quarters but have no balcony.
  • F315 is wheelchair accessible.
  • Of these, F301 is next to a public bathroom.

Deck 8 -- Emerald Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Warning ***
Several cabins on this deck with potential problems.

Along this entire deck, you should be aware that the Promenade Deck of the Caribbean Princess is right beneath your cabin. Noise could drift up from the theater, and lounges and bars which include the main lounge. Some of these venues feature live music and have dance floors, so there is a likelihood of after hours noise concerns. Also, Princess does offer good bargains for staterooms with obstructed views, and the windows in these exterior cabins do provide ambient light. However, if you are looking for a clear view of the ocean, you may want to confirm your preference when reserving a cabin on this deck!

  • On the Caribbean Princess Deck 8, there are several cabins above the upper level of the theater but none are located directly above the stage. These are exterior cabins E206- E302 port side and E205- E301 starboard. There could be noise generated from performances, and the before and after show when staff are either preparing for a show or cleaning up after one. Noise from the theater is not likely to be much of an after hours concern.
  • There are few interior staterooms located on Deck 8 of the Caribbean, and we suggest that you look for an inside cabin on another, higher deck to avoid noise issues.
  • Least recommended inside cabin is E712 because it is right next to an elevator and could have noise issues.
  • On Deck 8 of the Caribbean Princess, cabins E308- E734 port side and E301- E735 starboard are above the casino, and lounges and bars including the aft main lounge. All of these venues have the potential for generating noise into the wee hours! Again, if you are light sleeper, you may prefer to find a cabin elsewhere on the ship, bring earplugs, or invest in a wave machine (a sound device available at a specialty retailer like Brookstone -- produces pleasant sounds that can wipe out the unpleasant sounds).
  • E301- E304 are wheelchair accessible.
  • There are several cabins with potentially obstructed views (E120- E330 and E414- E702 port side and E121- E327 and E415- E701 starboard). Again, if a view of the ocean is important to you we suggest this is clarified when you reserve a stateroom on Deck 8 of the Caribbean Princess!
  • Several of the worst cabins onboard the Caribbean Princess are on the Emerald Deck. While we are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, there are staterooms on other decks which will be quieter.

Deck 9 -- Dolphin Deck

On the Caribbean Princess, Dolphin Deck staterooms have the advantage of cabin decks above and beneath, so there's a buffer zone from the noise generated from public areas. These accommodations are likely quieter than those on the lower decks! All of the exterior cabins on Dolphin Deck have balconies, but we do caution you that these balconies are not covered, and you can be seen from decks above.

  • Forward on Dolphin Deck of the Caribbean Princess, Family Balcony Suites D105 and D106 boast up to 335 sq. ft. of interior space and have 92 sq. ft. balconies. However, given their forward location on Deck 9 of the Caribbean , be prepared for a rather windy view (unless there's a tailwind). Family cabins are in short supply and are very popular given their attractive sleeping arrangements. They sell out very quickly, so, it is best to book early to get a family cabin.
  • There are over 25 interior cabins on this deck, and this is a great location for most of them. If you are interested in an inside cabin, we do suggest considering one on Deck 9 because these will be quieter than those you can find on lower decks of the Caribbean Princess. Least recommended are D712 and D711 because these inside cabins are right next to elevators and will likely have resulting noise issues.
  • There are several mini-suites with balconies from which to choose on Deck 9 of the Caribbean Princess (D110- D732 port side and D109- D733 starboard). These have 277 sq. ft. of interior space and 46 sq. ft. balconies. D732, according to guest reviews, has no bath tub, has two beds that can not be pushed together without obstrructing the sitting area, and has a side entrance that reduces cabin space.
  • Aft, Vista Suites D736 and D737 have on average 383 sq. ft. living space and over-sized balconies. They are the largest suites on Deck 9 of the Caribbean Princess, and have that beautiful (and less breezy) aft view of the ocean.
  • Outside cabins with balconies (D734 and D735) are right next to the Vista Suites on Deck 9, and will have that same highly sought after view of the ocean.

Deck 10 -- Caribe Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

The Caribe Deck of the Caribbean Princess is clearly one of the best decks for a stateroom or suite. Its location between two cabin decks provides a sound buffer from public areas, which is always desirable, and the balcony staterooms and suites here are covered, which gives you more privacy! Some of the best cabins are on Caribe Deck of the Caribbean Princess!

  • There are over 80 interior staterooms on Deck 10, and all of them have that benefit of decks below and above. Once again, if you are looking for an inside cabin, this deck will be quieter than some of the others to be found on the Caribbean Princess.
  • Of the inside cabins on Caribe Deck of the Caribbean Princess Deck 10, C106 and C312 are the most spacious.
  • Forward, exterior cabins with balconies, C301- C304, are wheelchair accessible.
  • Past guests in inside cabin 208 have indicated noise issues from the theater below.
  • Interior stateroom C312 is wheelchair accessible.
  • There are 12 luxurious Penthouse Suites on Deck 10 of the Caribbean Princess (C402- C424 port side and C401- C425 starboard). Each has over 536 sq. ft. of living space and an over-sized balcony.
  • Aft, Premium Suites C750, C748, C749, and C751 are spacious (473 sq. ft.), have large balconies, and afford great views of the ocean.
  • Also aft on Caribe Deck of the Caribbean Princess, two outside balcony staterooms, C752 and C753, located beside the Premium Suites have wonderful (and less breezy) ocean views.

Deck 11 -- Baja Deck

Staterooms on the Baja Deck on the Caribbean Princess also have the benefit of cabins above and beneath which provide a buffer from the noises public areas can generate. All of the exterior staterooms on Deck 11 are cabins with balconies!

  • On Deck 11 of the Caribbean Princess, outside exterior cabins B301- B304 are wheelchair accessible.
  • Inside cabins B711 and B712 are the two staterooms not recommended. These are by elevators and could have noise concerns. Also, there have been guest complaints about serious noise issues  in B536.
  • Of all the balcony staterooms on the Baja Deck of the Caribbean Princess, B748- B756 and B757- B749 command that highly prized (least breezy) great aft view!

Deck 12 -- Aloha Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
Highly rated by our cruise experts!

While the majority of the accommodations on Aloha Deck are outside balcony staterooms and inside cabins, aft on this deck of the Caribbean Princess is the most luxurious suite all. Given that this is where the high rentĀ district is located, this is also where the best cabin stewards are assigned. Once again, a stateroom or suite on this deck has that advantage of cabins below and above, making this a quieter location for a reservation on the Caribbean Princess. The best cabins onboard the Caribbean Princess are generally on the Aloha Deck.

  • Outside exterior cabins A301- A304 are wheelchair accessible.
  • Interior staterooms A312 is wheelchair accessible.
  • Port side and starboard, all exterior staterooms have balconies on Deck 12 of the Caribbean Princess.
  • Aft, the three luxury suites are the most spacious of accommodations on Deck 12 of the Caribbean Princess and have a beautiful view of the ocean. The Grand Suite, A750, boasts 924 interior sq. ft. and a 390 sq. ft. balcony, and the Owners Suite, A753 has 591 sq. ft. of interior space. Between them is the Premium suite, A751, which offers 473 sq. ft. of living space.
  • Outside balcony cabin A746 and inside stateroom A748 are next to the Grand Suite, and exterior cabin A749 and inside cabin A747 are right by the Owners and Premium Suites. These cabins will not have that great aft ocean view, but are in a great area for superb staff service on the Aloha Deck of the Caribbean Princess!

Deck 14 -- Riviera Deck

Except for staterooms located forward most on this deck, the majority of cabins on the Riviera Deck of the Caribbean Princess are under the Lido Deck pools, bar, and casual eateries. Because many travelers enjoy the fun on Lido Deck, during the day there's probably not much of a noise concern.

  • Outside cabins with balconies R301- R304 are wheelchair accessible on the Riviera Deck of the Caribbean Princess.
  • Inside cabins R403, R407, R507, R508, R514, and R515 are larger than average.
  • Interior stateroom R312 is wheelchair accessible.
  • Interior staterooms R711 and R712 are next to elevators and could have noise issues on Deck 14 of the Caribbean Princess.
  • The best cabins to reserve on this deck are all in the forward section. Exterior cabins R202- R304 port side and R201- R303 starboard, as well as interior cabins R204- R256 and R203- R257 are all located underneath the only section of Lido which has cabins. This will make these staterooms quieter than most of the other accommodations on Riviera Deck of the Caribbean. If you are looking for an interior stateroom on Deck 14, we suggest reserving one in this area.
  • Exterior cabins R306- R602 port side and R305- R601 starboard, as well as interior cabins R312- R344, R315- R407, R507, R508, R514, and R515 are under the Lido pool area where noise could be a concern at night. Staff clean this area after hours, so you could hear the scraping of deck chairs as these are moved around in that process.
  • Twelve Penthouse Suites (R402- R412 and R401- R417) are located midship on Deck 14 of the Caribbean Princess. Each boasts 536 sq. ft. of interior space!
  • Aft, cabins R604- R742 port side and R603- R743 starboard, and interior cabins R712- R744 and R711- R745 are underneath the Lido Food Court areas, and could have after hours cleaning noises on Deck 14 of the Caribbean Princess.
  • Aft, outside staterooms R748, R746, R747, and R749 are nearby the pool. While these cabins do not have balconies, they have decks around them and a great view of the ocean on Deck 14 of the Caribbean Princess!

Deck 15 -- Lido Deck

Lido Deck features cabins in the most forward area of this deck on the Caribbean Princess. While there are spa facilities above, we don't think this will present a noise concern, especially during those after hours times when travelers are seeking some sleep!

  • Forward, Premium Suites L106 and L107 are the most spacious accommodations on Deck 15 of the Caribbean. Each has a very spacious balcony, but we advise that views from either are probably going to be a bit windy unless there's a tailwind!
  • Between the Premium Suites, Ocean View Staterooms L104, L102, L101, and L103 have a great ocean vista. Of these, L104 is oddly shaped and larger than standard.
  • L248 and L252 are wheelchair accessible.
  • Balcony staterooms L311 and L312 are closest to the pool area. Finding a cabin farther forward on Deck 15 of the Caribbean Princess might prevent any issues with noise.

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