I was on the Ocean Princess in May, 2001. We were on the Aloha Deck cabin A546, which was upgraded from a lower balcony category. The cabins are exactly the same size, no difference at all. The goods news is that the opening out on the balcony is quite a bit larger than the cabins on Caribe deck. This is not to say that the balcony is any larger, because it is not, it just feels larger. When you see the ship for the first time you will notice the smaller size openings right away. Bon Voyage!