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Old October 6th, 2013, 07:30 PM
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Any one know how the lower balcony staterooms are on the Royal Princess?
Do they extend further out, exposing you to anyone above? This seems to be the normal on all the Princess ships I have been on. I love the balcony but don't want to be on "display".
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Old October 6th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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No, all the side one's are equal and don't overlook any others. But ohhhh are they small.
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Old October 7th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Glad to hear that they are all even top to bottom, but how small is small? We just returned from the Carnival Dream and it had the smallest balcony I have ever been on.
About 40" deep and maybe 7' long. 2 chairs and a small table was about all it could hold and when I sat in the chair my knees almost touched the glass under the railing.
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I think you'll find Royals very similar.

Google USA Today Royal Princess Pictures and you should find them.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 06:12 PM
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Default Balcony size

A large portion of balconies are listed as 36sq ft. I am booked in the aft and have a 109sq ft balcony. Some balconies are in the 70ish sq ft. It just depends on where your cabin is located. Some of the largest are on deck 8 Emerald in the forward area. Hope this helps.
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Unfortunately the Royal wasn't built with me or mu wife in mind. We usually book a OV cabin & never an inside. Now I have no option but inside or overpriced balcony with a tiny balcony space. Considering other options it might be a long while before we sail on the Royal or Regal....(when it becomes the only choice)
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Old October 28th, 2013, 11:30 PM
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Off topic, but as far as slanting balconies, I do not mind the balcony being extended. It is much roomier. We discovered that after being on the Caribe deck on Grand Princess versus the AlohA DECK on Caribbean Princess 7 years ago. On the aloha deck it is fully covered but only half as wide.

If it bothers you, stay under the covered part and then no one sees you. I did, as I am sensitive to the sun. However, it was nice in the evening that we could have our feet put up on a footstool and stretched out. That is not possible on the Aloha deck on Grand class regular balconies.

BTW, sky suite balconies on Celebrity's Solstice class is the same way except for the top balcony. I guess you would not like them either and they are double in cost to a regular balcony.
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If you've even been on any Caribe deck balcony you've been spoiled. We never cared about being seen from above and the extra room came in handy. The regular size balconies were even OK but from what I've seen on the new Royal the minuscule balconies are much to small for me. I don't mind losing a little room space but having to squeeze in just to let someone else pass by is a little much no less having a third person try & join you on the balcony is next to impossible.
There are lots of pluses about the new ship but lots of things I hear about I don't like. Someday we'll experience the new design but in the mean time we'll be sticking with the older ships.
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Yes, and the size of the aloha balconies are the size of balconies on most lines-the Caribe are double that smaller size and that goes for Celebrity, NCL, RCI, HAL, and Carnival. I did have a larger one on Disney but even just a balcony on that line is pricey, for that matter the cheapest inside is pricey-you have to pay extra since there is no casino.

The only other large balcony I had that compared to the Caribe was a skysuite on Celebrity, but their regular less expensive balconies are small.
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Yes, and the size of the aloha balconies are the size of balconies on most lines-the Caribe are double that smaller size and that goes for Celebrity, NCL, RCI, HAL, and Carnival. I did have a larger one on Disney but even just a balcony on that line is pricey, for that matter the cheapest inside is pricey-you have to pay extra since there is no casino.

The only other large balcony I had that compared to the Caribe was a skysuite on Celebrity, but their regular less expensive balconies are small.
Celebrity has very large balconies on the sides of the Humps...they're are 1As. HUGE
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Just got back from the Royal. Yes the balcony is small but still able to use it. We just put the large patio table in the stateroom during the day and it gave us enough room to lay out on the reclining chairs. Just have to work with what you got!
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Just got back from the Royal. Yes the balcony is small but still able to use it. We just put the large patio table in the stateroom during the day and it gave us enough room to lay out on the reclining chairs. Just have to work with what you got!

I would hardly call that table "large" or at least what I've seen in some photo's.
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We had a minisuite and the table on the balcony was about 30" across. Bigger than we have had before. It allowed my wife and I to enjoy meals on the balcony, so I woundn't call it small.
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We had a minisuite and the table on the balcony was about 30" across. Bigger than we have had before. It allowed my wife and I to enjoy meals on the balcony, so I woundn't call it small.
Where was your mini suite? I have friends who were also in one and it was tiny, no way to eat out there. There are a few under the skybar and skywalk that are larger and a couple at the front but that's it.
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We had L218, just forward of the pizza bar. We had two chairs,two small bench type otoman's for our legs so we could lay almost flat and a table that was maybe 32"round.
Yes it was tight on the balcony with both of us streched out. We just put the table in the stateroom when we didn't need it. It fit perfectly between the glass door and couch, almost like it was designed to be put there.
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