First, I must thank the cruise critic website for such a good, and informative site concerning cruising, ports, tips, deals, and other travel information. I must also thank everyone who have contributed to the site, concerning cruises, reviews, boards, and all other travel advice that I have repeatedly read on the site. Further, a special thanks to the cruise critic people I have met in person on this cruise and the several people I have shared numerous emails. Before I book any cruise I consult extensively w/ CC. Thus, this cruise was selected b/c of cc's reviews, the itinerary, and my experiences w/ Princess. I feel indebted to the site and their numerous contributors. Here is a review as a small down payment to this debt.
This is my 6th cruise, 3rd w/ Princess, (The Diamond, and The Tahitian) I have sailed w/ Carnival, Cunard and another smaller line that I cannot remember from the 80's. We are an active couple in our 50's We stayed in cabin C323 on the Caribe deck w/ a nice size balcony, which all balconies on the Caribe deck has b/c of the ship's design. It was a quiet location and we felt very little, if any movement on the ship.
Yes, you can see into other people's balcony and people can see into yours, but what are you planning to do on your balcony that would warrant anyone's interest? I enjoyed a friendly wave to another couple that we meet on CC. I really do not think that people have traveled this far, and paid this amount of money to engage in voyeurism or exhibitionistic activities. After all, there are beaches in Cannes and Mykonos that were included on this sailing where this is allowed.
Great balcony space on the Caribe desk. Cabin C323 was a quiet location, w/ good closet and storage space. Yes, the shower was small and the bathroom was adequate. The decor and design of the cabin was nice.