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Picking the Best Cabins on the Royal Princess

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

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Royal Princess Best & Worst Staterooms: Summary
Best Cabins on board the Royal Princess are accommodations on Decks 9, 10, 11, 12, and 14.
Cabins to be wary of on board the Royal Princess are those on Decks 8, 15, and 16.

Deck-by-Deck Breakdown of the Best and Worst Cabins on board the Royal Princess

 

Deck 8 -- Emerald Deck

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

Some of the cabins on Deck 8 of the Royal Princess are located above Promenade Deck public areas which could generate noise. However, there are some sections of Deck 8 which will be relatively quiet. With some careful planning, it is possible to find a nice exterior stateroom on the Emerald Deck of the Royal Princess. Because the lifeboats are located port side and starboard, the views from the balconies of several of these outside staterooms will be obstructed.

  • E102- E110 port side and E101- E109 starboard have steel balcony railings that will obstruct ocean views. These balconies, however, are larger than standard.
  • E130 and E125 have larger than standard balconies that jut out.
  • E128 and E202 port side and E123 and E201 starboard are next to balconies that jut out. Privacy on these balconies could be an issue.
  • E208- E230 port side and E207- E231 starboard are above the upper level of the Princess Theater. Noise during performances and rehearsals could be an issue in these balcony staterooms.
  • E302- E306 port side and E301- E305 are above public bathrooms. There could be some noise issues when these bathrooms are busy.
  • Balcony staterooms E308- E424 port side and E307- E439 starboard are above shops on Promenade Deck. These cabins are in relatively quiet areas.
  • If you are seeking an inside cabin, we recommend looking for one on a higher deck. Most of the interior cabins on Emerald Deck of the Royal Princess do not have cabins above them, which buffer noise, and all of these cabins are above public venues on Promenade Deck.
  • E428- E438 port side are above a bar area. Noise late a night could be an issue.
  • E512- E524 port side and E501- E525 are respectively above Princess Live and Princess Live Cafe. These venues could produce noise that might be disruptive to light sleepers.
  • Starboard, E611- E627 are above the Wheelhouse Bar. Noise from this venue could be an issue as a result.
  • Port side, E702- E706 and starboard staterooms E701- E705 are above doors on Promenade Deck that are noisy when they open and shut.
  • E708 and E707 are across from the self serve laundry facility on Emerald Deck of the Royal Princess. Noise and heat when the laundry is busy could be concerns in these cabins.
  • E708- E732 and E707- E733 are above the Vista Lounge. Noise late into the evening could be problematic in these cabins.
  • Some of the worst cabins on board the Royal 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 more quiet.

Deck 9 -- Dolphin Deck

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

On the Royal Princess, Dolphin Deck is one of the best decks for a balcony stateroom or suite because the cabins above and beneath buffer noises from public venues. For this reason, we recommend Dolphin Deck for light sleepers. 

  • While most of the balcony staterooms and suites on Deck 9 of the Royal Princess are well situated for comfortable cruising, the best located cabins on this deck are as follows: we suggest D124- D136, D312, D316, and D416- D432 (port side), and D123-D135, D311, D317, D417- D433, and D525- D533 (starboard).
  • Forward, D122 and D121 are Premium Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and more!
  • Port side staterooms D620- D624 and starboard cabins D621- D625 are across from the self service laundry. Noise and heat could be issues when this facility is busy.
  • Aft on Dolphin Deck of the Royal Princess, D726 and D727 are Owner's Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and beautiful aft views of the ocean!
  • D728 and D729 are next to the Owner's Suites. Both will have superb aft ocean views.

Deck 10 -- Caribe Deck

***CruiseAdvice.org Favorite Deck ***
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Caribe Deck on the Royal Princess is another great place for a stateroom or suite. Cabins over and below the accommodations on Caribe Deck buffer noise from public venues, so it's easier to find peace and quiet in Deck 10 staterooms and suites.

  • Forward, C102 and C101 are Premium Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and other very nice perks.
  • In our opinion, the best situated staterooms on Caribe Deck of the Royal Princess are: (port side) C104- C128, C206- C242, C318- C332, C408- C428, and C718- C724, and starboard staterooms C103- C129, C205- C243, C319- C333, C407- C429, C525- C533, and C719- C735.
  • C620- C624 and C621- C625 are across from the self service laundry. Noise and heat could be problematic when this facility is busy.
  • Balcony staterooms C740 and C741 are next to the Owner's Suites Suites on Deck 10 of the Royal Princess, and thus in a great area for staff service. The aft balcony views from this staterooms are lovely.
  • Aft on Caribe Deck of the Royal Princess, C738 and C739 are Owner's Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and beautiful aft views of the ocean!

Deck 11 -- Baja Deck

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

The accommodations on Baja Deck on the Royal Princess have that sweet advantage of cabin decks above and beneath that buffer noise from public venues. This is also a very good location for interior staterooms!

  • Forward on Deck 11 of the Royal Princess, B102 and B101 are Premium Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and other amenities that make for a heavenly cruise vacation!
  • In our estimation, the best situated balcony staterooms and suites on Baja Deck of the Royal Princess are (port side) B108- B120, B206- B242, B318- B332, B408- B428, B518- B524, and B718- B728, and starboard accommodations B107- B121, B205- B243, B319- B333, B407- B429, B519- B525, and B719- B729. 
  • There are several interior staterooms from which to choose on Deck 11 of the Royal Princess, and we recommend all of them!
  • B620- B624 and B621- B625 are across from the self service laundry. Noise and heat could be concerns when this facility is busy.
  • Balcony staterooms B736 and B737 are next to the Owner's Suites Suites on Baja Deck of the Royal Princess, and thus in a great area for staff service. The aft balcony views from this staterooms are also lovely.
  • Aft on Baja Deck of the Royal Princess, B736 and B737 are Owner's Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and beautiful aft views of the ocean!

Deck 12 -- Aloha Deck

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

Aloha Deck is another great location for a stateroom or suite on the Royal Princess. With cabins above and beneath the balconies and suites, and with cabins below and above several of the interior staterooms, it's fairly easy to find relatively quiet accommodations on Aloha Deck!

  • Forward on Deck 12 of the Royal Princess, A102 and A101 are Premium Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and other amenities that make for a cruise vacation that will feel like a real vacation!
  • In our opinion, the best situated staterooms and suites on Deck 12 of the Royal Princess are (port side) A108- A116, A206- A232, A318- A332, A408- A428, A518- A524, and A718- A728, and starboard accommodations A107- A117, A205- A233, A319- A333, A407- A429, A519- A525, A617, A623, and A719- A729.
  • For the best located interior staterooms on Aloha Deck of the Royal Princess, we suggest A210- A228, A209- A229, A322, A328, A323, A329, A412- A424, A411- A425, A522, A523, A716- A724, and A717- A725.
  • A620- A624 and A629- A633 are across from the self service laundry. Noise and heat could be concerns when this facility is busy.
  • Balcony staterooms A736 and A737 are next to the Owner's Suites Suites on Aloha Deck of the Royal Princess, and thus in a great area for staff service. The aft balcony views from this staterooms are also lovely.
  • Aft on Aloha Deck of the Royal Princess, A734 and A735 are Owner's Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and beautiful aft views of the ocean!

Deck 14 -- Riviera Deck

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

Riviera Deck is also great location for a stateroom or suite on the Royal Princess. With cabins above and beneath the balconies and suites, it tends to be quiet in the accommodations on Deck 14. 

  • In our estimation, the best situated staterooms on the Riviera Deck of the Royal Princess are (port side) R210- R230, R320- R334, R408- R428, R514- R520, and R718- R726, and starboard accommodations R209- R231, R321- R335, R407- R429, R515- R521, R529- R537, and R719- R727.
  • In addition to mini-suites, there are fourteen Penthouse Suites on Deck 14. These are R604- R616 port side and R603- R617 starboard. Each of these offers 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony. Other suite amenities are in keeping with those provided to Premium and Owner's Suites, such as two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, and complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services.
  • Penthouse Suites R612 and R611 are across from the self serve laundry. Noise and heat could be concerns in either of these suites when the laundry is busy.
  • Balcony staterooms R732 and R733 are next to the Owner's Suites Suites on the Riviera Deck of the Royal Princess, and thus in a great area for staff service. The aft balcony views from this staterooms are also lovely.
  • Aft on the Riviera Deck of the Royal Princess, R730 and R731 are Owner's Suites. Each provides 332 sq. ft. with a 72 sq. ft. balcony, two televisions, marble counter tops, a choice of three mattresses, a separate bath tub and shower, complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services, and beautiful aft views of the ocean!

Deck 15 -- Marina Deck

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

With the exception of the staterooms and suites in the forward section of Marina Deck on the Royal Princess, the rest of the accommodations are under busy public venues on Lido Deck that include the pool and Horizon Court. Noise from these venues could be issues early in the morning and into the evening.

  • Forward, M104, M102, M101, and M103 are Balcony Staterooms with obstructed views. It should be noted that use of these forward facing balconies may be limited to days in port. The obstruction is due to metal structures rather than clear railings.
  • M106 and M105 are mini suites with forward facing balconies. Each provides 243 sq. ft. with a 36 sq. ft. balcony. Please be advised that the balconies may not be used unless the ship is at port.
  • Looking for a huge balcony? M108 and M107 are mini suites that have balconies that go out on the top of the bridge. Each has a 144 sq. ft. balcony!
  • Balcony staterooms and suites that are in the most quiet part of the Royal Princess, in addition to M101- M106, are M110- M236 port side and M109- M241 starboard.
  • M238 and M302 and M243 and M301 are beside doors. When these doors are opening and shutting, noise could be problematic.
  • The rest of the staterooms and suites on Marina Deck of the Royal Princess (M304- M726 port side and M303- M727) are under the pool and buffet areas on Lido Deck. Noise concerns could occur in any of these cabins.
  • M620- M624 and M621- M625 are across from the self serve laundry. Noise and heat from this facility could be a concern in these staterooms.
  • Some of the worst cabins on board the Royal Princess are on Marina Deck. While we are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, there are staterooms on other decks which will be more quiet.

Deck 16 -- Lido Deck

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

All of the staterooms and suites on Lido Deck are beneath The Sanctuary and The Retreat on the Sun Deck on the Royal Princess. While this might be ideal for anyone who plans on spending a lot of time in these venues on Sun Deck, light sleepers may want to consider a cabin else where.

  • Forward, L104, L102, L101, and L103 are Balcony Staterooms with obstructed views. It should be noted that use of these forward facing balconies may be limited to days in port. The obstruction is due to metal structures rather than clear railings.
  • L106 and L105 are mini suites with forward facing balconies. Each provides 243 sq. ft. with a 36 sq. ft. balcony. Please be advised that the balconies may not be used unless the ship is at port.
  • Looking for a mini suite with a large balcony? L108 and L107 are mini suites have balconies that are twice as large as the standard for their M6 category.
  • L301 and L302 also have larger than standard balconies.
  • Some of the worst cabins on board the Royal Princess are on Lido Deck. While we are not suggesting the cabins on this deck should be completely avoided, there are staterooms on other decks which will be more quiet.

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